[Wendy--I just *love* your subject heading! ;)]
>I bought a genuine jogbra about two years ago and liked it a lot. Last week
>I went back to the same store where I purchased it, only to discover the
>model I like so well is not to be found. My good old original is a
>firm spandex top with a soft bra built into it. Immobilizing,
>effective, comfortable and modest. The new ones are just lycra tops
>with lining and they just don't do the job.
First of all, I think Champion still makes various Jogbra models.
I own over *24* Actiontech Jogbras! (so I guess I can say a few words
about this). I've usually picked 'em up here and there when the new
patterns come out.
You did not mention how you were built (bust size, chest size), but
the Actiontech Jogbras are a pretty good way to go, if you liked the
original jogbra. The main disadvantage is that these do not have
individual cups. The Actiontechs are the only one of the jogbra line
that are made with nice patterned fabric (released seasonally).
> The Jogbra company seems
>to have been bought by Champion, and I can't say much for the new
>Champion/Jogbra products I've tried on.
What you found are the new lycra models of the Actiontech style. They
*definitely* do not provide as much support as the regular
cotton-based jogbras. The easiest way you can tell the difference
(besides the thinness of the fabric) is to check the back keyhole. The
cotton version has a small narrow opening. The lycra version has a
fatter, wider opening and the back "straps" extend more like the
letter "X". Their advantage is that much faster when you hand wash 'em.
> They are XXXXXpensive and not
>as good as the old stuff. Can anybody help me find something at least
>similar to the old dependable I've described--Puhleeeeze?
The Actiontechs retail for $27-$29, but you can get them on sale for
anywhere from $18 to $22. As some of the others mentioned, you can get
them from Road Runner Sports (but they usually don't carry the
seasonal patterened fabric ones).
My philosophy is that a good jogbra is as important as a good pair of
running shoes for um... "chesty" women. Hey men (I *KNOW* there are
some of you reading this!), it's not funny so quit snickering! While
large ***s might be good for ***feeding (I wouldn't know), they
are a real pain for running. Stability and control make a big
difference and actually affect my speed on the road (slow vs. very
slow). You want the correct support to avoid back, neck and shoulder
pain as well.
[If you fellows think that's funny, try running with a pair of running
shorts with the liner cut out and no jock strap next time! :)]
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