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Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra

*Est. $30
March 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra

Sports bra for running (A/B cups)

  • Suitable for high-impact sports for A/B cups
  • Inner cups provide more support
  • Stylish racerback design
  • Prominent front seams can show through shirts
  • Could do a better job at wicking moisture

For women with A-C cups who need a sports bra for high-impact exercise, the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra is a good pick. A number of reviewers recommend it, and internal cups provide more support than you'd get from the typical compression model. Women also like the stylish racerback design, and say the fit of the bra prevents their breasts from looking too crammed together. Small-chested testers call this Champion bra supportive enough for vigorous exercise like running, but some users complain about the bra's thick seams, which are pretty prominent on the front and can show through workout shirts. Others say that even though the bra is made of moisture-wicking fabrics, it could do a better job of keeping them dry.

A number of publications provide brief evaluations of the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra, including Shape, Prevention and Fitness magazines.'s nearly 90 customer reviews, some of which are very detailed, are especially helpful because user feedback is far more likely to point out the downsides of a particular sports bra than most expert reviewers. A blogger at also writes a fairly thorough review, and there a handful of user comments at

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The Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from more than 90 user reviews at Reviewers call the bra incredibly supportive for A and B cup sizes, and say they appreciate the subtle shaping it provides. However, some complain that the thick seams on the front of the bra can show through thin workout shirts.

Review: Champion Women's Shape T-Back Sports Bra, Contributors to, As of August 2012

2. Prevention Magazine

Author Lisa Hoehn enlists 20 testers to evaluate a variety of sports bras. The Champion Shape T-Back earns a recommendations for A- to C-cup women doing medium-impact exercise. High points include its wicking properties and the light padding, which helps you maintain your modesty.

Review: 7 Best Sports Bras, Lisa Hoehn, November 2011


Kim Moshtaghi, a blogger at, has a good personal experience with the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra. She finds the material soft and comfortable, saying the moisture-wicking fabric helps her stay dry and praising the T-Back for its "awesome support."

Review: Best Workout Clothes: Sports Bras for Every Workout, Kim Moshtaghi, Feb. 3, 2009

4. Redbook

The editors of Redbook magazine recommend the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra for small- and medium-chested women. "Say goodbye to the uniboob," they write, and praise the T-back design for keeping straps from slipping.

Review: The Best Sports Bra for Your Bust, Editors of Redbook magazine, Not dated

5. Shape magazine

Shape magazine editors pick the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra as the best sports bra for women with A/B cups who engage in high-impact exercise. The magazine's testers love how the bra fits, and one says it offers good support for running.

Review: The Best Sports Bras, Editors of Shape magazine, Not dated

6. Fitness Magazine

Fitness magazine selects the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra as the best bet for women with B cups. While the analysis is brief, editors say the Champion bra is supportive without creating a "smushed chest."

Review: The Best Sports Bras for Your Size, Editors of Fitness magazine, Not dated

7. compiles only about 19 reviews of the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra, but it gets very high ratings: 4.7 out of 5 stars. Reviewers praise its comfort and breathability, but one large-chested woman says it compresses her breasts too much.

Review: Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra, Contributors to, Not dated

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