Since 2006, Handful activewear has been all about support—in two different ways. The first is by designinghigh-impact sports bras suitable for larger cup sizes. The second is the brand’s backing for a truly awesome cause—helping breast cancer fighters and survivors. And the Y-back is a perfect example of how it’s done. Not only does the bra offer support for D-cup runners, but the brand also offers breast cancer survivors a lifetime30% discounton all its apparel.
(Photo by Trevor Raab)
One of our favorite things about the Y-back is its simplicity. The bra has no clasps or adjustments, but still offers D-cup approved support with a super wide and sturdy bottom band and a little squeeze of compression. Cinching in the front, the bra keeps your breasts separated as you stride, and the sweat-wicking spandex-blend fabric offers just enough snugness to control bounce. Plus, the Y-back’s straps sit high and flat on the shoulders for a relaxed, comfy fit, with little chance of chafing.
Removable “Lights-Out” liners mean the Y-back has you covered, even on your shirtless runs, and offer a little extra padding than your average modesty inserts. (Handful also offers additional sets free of charge to any survivors wishing to use them as aneveryday prosthetic.) Spin the bra around and you’ll catch two more sweet details: the reflective logo for staying seen on late-night jaunts, and the stylish crotched pattern that covers the full-length of the straps. Right now, you can grab the Y-back in awesome prints like Off-the-Grid (shown), Get After it Green, and Can’t be Beet.
(Photo by Trevor Raab)
What Our Testers Thought
Our wear-testers pegged the Y-back’s support as its shining feature. One D-cup tester said that she felt completely secure with hardly any bounce for her entire run. Plus, she especially liked the bra’s Light’s Out padding. "I felt like a buxom badass with the bra on, and liked the style of the straps,” she said.
The only drawback was that the wide bottom band felt a little tight and constricting to some testers, who would have liked a little more stretch and breathability.
NOTE TO OUR READERS: We are adjusting the waistband a smidge, and we'll keep you posted on product updates.
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Use a measuring tape around your bust and ribcage and measure in inches to determine what size would fit you best. Handful can comfortably accommodate an A, B, or C cup. D+ cups can wear Handful Bras as an every day leisure, yoga and walking bra, but the higher the cup size, the more your cups might runneth over!
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