A super-lightweight, supportive sports bra for all high-impact sports in a good range of sizes apart from the very largest cup sizes.
Comfy & lightweight
Optional racerback clip
Easy to get on and off, and adjust
Seamless shoulder straps
Racer back clip a little small to connect while wearing
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Pure Lime Compression Bra: first impressions
The high impact Pure Lime Compression Bra is a best seller in so many bra stores for good reason. It’s available in a very wide range of sizes from 28-42, A-G (we tested a 34D) and thanks to the optional racerback clip, it’s super lightweight and very supportive for any bouncy activity you can think of from trampolining to skipping, to trail running and horse-riding.
This optional racerback clip is also super light – it’s the smallest we have seen on any running sports bra – which does make it a little trickier to find and connect while wearing, but you soon get the hang of this without having to get your partner/kid/stranger to come and help you.
The super-wide shoulder straps without seams make this wonderfully comfy to wear with a running backpack (or any kind of backpack) over the top, and the wide, three-hook chest strap is also very comfy for all-day wear. The CoolMax material it’s made from makes this bra excellent for summer use, wicking sweat away nicely to keep you as cool as a cucumber.
The only downside to this coolness is sticky out nips, which we shouldn’t care about seeing as they’re a natural body part after all, but sometimes society doesn’t change as quickly as you’d like.
• RRP: $70 (US) / £50 (UK)
• Size range: 28-44, A-GG
• Weight (34DD): 73g / 2.6oz
• Colors: Black / White / Blue / Black & Pink
• Fastening: Rear three-hook chest strap plus optional racerback clip
• Compatibility: Lightweight sports bra for any high-impact activity
Pure Lime Compression Bra: on the trails
I found this bra awesome to run in, especially with the weather improving this spring, and it will definitely be my go-to sports running bra this summer. I thought the molded cups had a lovely, smooth feel to them, and the chest strap was very comfortable.
When in racerback mode this bra was fantastically supportive for running, jumping, leaping and anything that involved propelling myself skywards using my own two feet. Having said that, this bra doesn’t feel like a corset in any way – particularly if you unclip that racerback clip, we found this bra is also good to go all day long.
All the seams are flatlocked, there are no scratchy points or chafe-zones, and the fact that we could wear a running pack over the top with no seams digging in was a big plus point.
For super large boobs you might want to look at another bra as these “only” go up to a G rather than a J like some of the others, but they do go very wide around the chest all the way up to a 44 in the larger cup sizes so that’s great news for wider chests.
The co-founder and former editor of Trail Running magazine, Claire now runs the YouTube channel Wild Ginger Running, creating films packed with trail- and ultra-running content. An award-winning journalist, writing for outdoor and adventure sports magazines and websites, her first book The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running 5k to 50k is out in January 2021. Claire also speaks and presents at events and races.