C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami Review

Updated February 28, 2014
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C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami
Bottom Line

If you have a smaller chest and want a bra that's comfortable for your body and your budget, the C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra might be for you, reviewers say. Stretchy, breathable and inconspicuous under shirts, the bra is easy to pull on and off. But some warn this isn't the best pick for anything other than low-impact workouts.

Comfort

Stretchy, seamless breathability. Reviewers say the C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami has comfort in spades. Made of 95 percent nylon and 5 percent Spandex, the bra easily molds to different shapes, they say. The breathable fabric is also billed as moisture-wicking and quick-drying, and users report no problems on those fronts. The seamless construction also reduces potential for chafing, though one reviewer says the bra still rubbed a bit under her arms. Another says the thin straps started to dig into her shoulders after a while, leaving marks.

ProsVery stretchy, comfortable, Keeps users dry, Adjustable straps can be crossed, Not bulkyConsNot enough support for some, Fabric is thin

Support

Best for smaller breasts and lower-impact activities. The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami has double-layer compression construction and adjustable straps that can be crisscrossed for better support. Though the bra is billed as medium-support, most reviewers agree that it's best for loungewear or low-impact activities such as yoga, hiking, weight training or light cardio. Sizing is general, ranging from extra-small to extra-extra-large. Despite the wide size range, most reviewers say it's most supportive for women with smaller breasts and that even C cups might be pushing it.

Style

Watch for headlights. With its scoop neckline, seamless fabric and thin straps, the C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami Bra is inconspicuous under clothing, reviewers say. The ability to crisscross the straps adds a little visual interest, too. There is no padding or special closures -- the bra is stretchy enough to be pulled on and off overhead. Users don't recommend wearing the bra on its own, warning that the fabric is too thin and might not completely hide headlights. The bra, sold exclusively at Target, currently comes in seven colors, including black, aqua and heathered pink.

Our Sources

1. Target.com

C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami Bra, Contributors to Target.com, As of March 2014

The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in more than a dozen reviews. Owners say it's comfortable and supportive, and they like the colors. But it's a bit too thin to wear by itself, and isn't the best pick for high-impact activities, some say.

2. DivineCaroline.com

Sports Bras with Style, Lauren Turner, Not Dated

Turner likes the C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra because it comes in fun colors and prints, spicing up drab workout attire. She says the bra is very breathable but best for lower-impact activities, such as yoga or Pilates.

3. FitBottomedGirls.com

Feeling Like a Champion, Jennipher Walters, Oct. 9, 2013

The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra is best "if you don't need max coverage" and for low-impact activities, Walters says. She praises the bra's comfort, colors, adjustable straps and budget-friendly style.

4. RealSimple.com

The Best Sports Bras, Allison Chesky, August 2013

The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra is named Best for Low Impact in this roundup. It earns praise for a stylish, seamless design, adjustable crisscross straps and breathable, stretchy fabric. Chesky says it offers "considerable support" despite its looks.

5. Fitness Magazine

Fitness 2013 Gear Guide: The Best Sports Bras, Jenna Autuori-Dedic and Lauren Cardarelli, Not Dated

The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra is one of Fitness editors' picks for offering "moderate motion control" for activities such as weightlifting and cardio machines. They recommend it for DD+ because of the adjustable crisscross straps.

6. DailyBurn.com

The Best Sports Bras for Every Activity, Amy Schlinger, Oct. 8, 2013

The C9 by Champion Women's Seamless Cami bra provides decent support for low-impact activities such as yoga -- even for more advanced poses -- because of its crisscross straps, Amy Schlinger says. The short blurb does not note any cons.