Sunday, 3 August 2014

Review: Shock Absorber Active Zipped Plunge Bra

Shock Absorber Active Zipped Plunge*

I mentioned this bra recently in my Friday Favourites. It's been on my radar for a while and I was over the moon when they sent me this one to try out. I tried it on straight away (tags and all) to check the fit, which is perfect. With a Metafit class the next morning at 6.45, I wasted no time in putting it through it's paces.

The bra itself is nice and supportive, the fabric is thick enough that you feel as though your boobs are getting the support they need. I think the main feature which drew me to this model over any other is that the bra fastens with a zip at the front, rather than any clasps at the back. For my gym workout and Metafit or kettlebell classes, this is really useful to me as we do a lot of floor work and it's a lot more comfortable to do crunches and reverse crunches on the floor with this racer back being nice and smooth against your back.


The zip is kept away from the skin with a nice thick fabric panel behind, which makes it super comfortable at the front as well as the back. I wore this for about 90mins whilst I was in my class and then did a gym workout, and there was no sign of any rubbing or friction and nothing uncomfortable at all.

I'd certainly recommend the Active Zipped Plunge Bra. A sports bra is essential (I found this out to my peril on the one day when I'd managed to forget to pack one, and carried on regardless thinking "how much difference can it really make?!") and this is such a step up from my previous ones, which have generally all come from supermarkets sale sections for just a few pounds at a time.

The best deal I can find on this Shock Absorber one is on this site, where you can order one for £20. I definitely think it would be a valuable addition to your gym bag. Do you have any products in yours which you couldn't do without?


  1. I haven't exercised in a long long time, but when I do it's on my mini trampoline and a good sports bra is very important for that.

  2. That sounds (and looks) fabulous. Like you, I find doing back work with bra clasps uncomfortable, so I'd like a zippable bra but it doesn't seem to be made in my size :(
    I'm a 30 back and I figure that if you do a lot of exercise then it stands to reason you'll have a small back size - so if shock asorber are reading this please can you do this bra in a smaller back!
    If you could also increase the cup size that would be fabulous too...!!
    The zip is a really nice design.

    1. That's a good point - I've sent your comment on to the team!

  3. Been wanting to try one of these for a while - I swear by Shock Absorber but their crop top style running bras are mega-difficult to get on and off - especially in this clammy weather! Thanks for the heads up on the cheapy deal, just ordered one :) x

    1. Yay, will be pleased to know how you get on with it.

  4. I'd love another shock absorber, they are the best. I used to have a couple and they lasted really well too x

  5. Oh i need a new sports bra, great review. thanks.