Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra Review

Updated February 28, 2014
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Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra
Bottom Line

A soft, comfy option for lower-impact activities, the Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra is a good pick for women who want a little more coverage while working out, users say. The sports bra's antimicrobial fabric doesn't absorb smells, while a generous cut and double-layer construction help keep chests under wraps. But this isn't a good pick for women with larger busts or high-impact workouts, and some reviewers say the vibrant colors may bleed.

Comfort

Stretchy and stink-free. The Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra is made from a blend of "unstinkable" nylon, polyester and Spandex. Users give high praise in this category, with one calling the bra "one of the more comfortable sports bras I've worn." The seamless design reduces potential for rubbing and chafing, and women say the "supremely wicking and quick-drying" fabric lives up to its billing. Though it lacks adjustable straps, it's stretchy enough to mold to different shapes and pull on overhead, reviewers say. One expert says some may feel there's a little too much weighty fabric for their liking, however.

ProsVery stretchy, comfortable, Fabric doesn't hold odors, dries quickly, Offers more coverage, Removable cupsConsNot enough support for some, Colors may bleed

Support

Not the best for bigger busts. Despite its name, the Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra is probably not the best for running, reviewers say. Most recommend it for lower-impact activities such as yoga, hiking or weight training. Athleta says the sports bra's "enhanced compression" provides high support for A and B cups and medium support for C cups. But an expert reviewer says the bra offers low-impact support at most for C cups. Molded cups provide a bit more natural shaping than many compression bras, but uniboob may still plague well-endowed wearers. The bra is offered in sizes extra-small through extra-large. It does not have an underwire.

Style

A little more coverage for the shirt-free crowd. Reviewers say the Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra is a good pick for someone who wants a little more coverage from their sports bra. A high scoop neckline and thick straps win praise for adding a bit of modesty for those who may want to go shirtless. The removable cups and double-layer construction also help keep nipples out of view. Despite the full coverage, users still say the bra is modern-looking and cute, partially thanks to its intricate pattern and vibrant colors, which include deep pink, bright purple and green. Just beware of the dye -- a few owners say the color ran in the wash and even onto their shirt while they were wearing the bra.

Our Sources

1. GearInstitute.com

Athleta Sprint Seamless Bra, Allison Pattillo, July 2012

This thorough review praises the Athleta Sprint Seamless sports bra's soft, seamless comfort. The tester likes the bra's removable cups and versatility. But the bra offers medium support at best for smaller-busted women, and the fabric is heavy and can ride up, she says.

2. Athleta

Sprint Seamless Bra, Contributors to Athleta.com, As of March 2014

Owners give the Athleta Sprint Seamless sports bra 4 out of 5 stars in more than 20 reviews. They like the comfort, soft fabric and vibrant colors. Some complain the dye bleeds, and others say the high neck and wide straps are more coverage than necessary.

3. Shape

The Best Sports Bras for Every Body Type, Danielle McNally, May 1, 2013

The Athleta Sprint Seamless sports bra gets the nod as Best for A-B Cups. A tester calls it "adorable" and praises its stretchy, comfy construction and quick-drying fabric. The short blurb does not note any cons.

4. Self

The Best Sports Bras for Every Size, Editors of Self, Not Dated

Picked as a good bra for B cups in this roundup, the Athleta Sprint Seamless sports bra is praised for its full, seamless coverage and balance of stretch and support. The removable pads help users "customize fullness," the review notes.

5. Glamour magazine

15 Editor-Tested and Approved Sports Bras for Every Activity, Nikki Ogunnaike, Not Dated

The Athleta Sprint Seamless is named a Best Medium-Impact sports bra in this roundup. A tester praises the high neckline and thick straps for providing comfort and coverage. She also loves the colors. The short blurb does not note any cons.