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Grab Life by the Handful: Handful Bra Review

Disclaimer: I received a Handful Bra to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

Two of the most important accessories as a female runner: a sports bra and running shoes.  All other items are optional.


A few weeks ago, I received a Handful’s Closer sports bra to try out.  As a well-endowed woman, I am constantly trying to find the right sports bra that isn’t going to chafe, is comfy, and provides me with the support I need.  You other well-endowed women totally know what I’m talking about!

After taking the Closer bra out for shorter runs and longer runs like a half marathon, here’s what I’ve concluded:

Pros Cons
stylish mesh details lacks support while running
back adjustable straps
front opening
removable pads

As you can see from the chart above, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. The lack of support I feel while running could be because I am wearing the wrong size bra, am currently nursing my four-month-old baby, and/or because I have a large chest. When I first started running eight years ago, I would wear two sports bras while running.  When I placed a sports bra over my Closer sports bra, I felt more support while running.


If I were doing a workout that did not involve running, I’d totally wear the Closer bra by Handful.  I, in fact, even nursed baby while wearing the Closer bra.  With the easy on/off front zipper, this was very easy to do!  (Baby’s shirt says, “Strong like Mom!”)


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See what other BibRavePros are saying about the Handful Closer bra:

Becky C.      Christine N.      Thanh T.     Jessica     Meridith     Angie      Lissa       Mai

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