dhb Women’s Letho Sports Bra

 

The dhb Women's Letho Sports Bra is a beautifully made, high performance, crop top style sports bra, offering great support and all round comfort for low impact activities.

 

dhb Women's Letho Sports Bra

 

What we want from a sports bra is quite straight forward; it needs to give the right level of support without hindering our movement, or restricting breathing and, of course, it should be made from a fabric that wicks away sweat to keep us cool and dry while we work out.  (If you want more details you can check out pro-cyclist Emma Silversides’ buying tips here)

 

That sounds simple enough to us but years of testing sports bras suggests that it is in fact something of an art form, so we were really pleased to discover that dhb have scored a bullseye with their Letho Sport Bra.

 

Consistent with everything we have tested from the dhb brand, the Letho Sport Bra punches well above its weight in terms of value for money.  For the amazing price of £14.00 you get a really well made and nicely supportive bra, that is substantial enough across the front not to leave you feeling like you are walking around in your underwear when it is worn alone.

 

We have been testing the dhb Women’s Letho Sports Bra for a few weeks now, using it on the bike, in the gym and during yoga classes as well and it has performed exceptionally well.  In particular, we liked the racer style back which allows for complete freedom of movement whatever you get up to and the mesh panel between the shoulder blades gives excellent ventilation too.  

 

The fabric chosen by dhb for this bra feels great next to the skin and thoughtfully they have doubled it up across the front to give a bit more support and coverage where you need it most, but with 12% elastane there is no feeling of restriction.  It is finished with a wide elasticated band that sits just below the breasts, keeping the bra perfectly in place without it feeling tight and usefully we found that our heart rate monitor strap sat comfortably under this, making no attempt to escape.

 

As we have come to expect from dhb, there is some nice attention to detail.  The seams are all flatlocked to avoid chafing and the shoulder straps are wide enough to ensure there is no cutting in, whilst the arm holes and neck are nicely finished with dhb branded binding for added comfort and to ensure the overall finish looks really good.  They even offer us three colours.  If, like us, you are bored with sports bras in either black or white, then you will love the option of raspberry or deep lavender, alongside the regulation black offering as well.

 

It is billed as suitable for A to C cups and perfect for low impact sports.  Certainly this style of sports bra is a big hit with the smaller chested, who often feel overlooked when it comes to finding the right level of support for their athletic endeavours.

 

So it is easy to wear and thanks to a new partnership between Wiggle and Doddle, even easier to buy.  Wiggle purchases can now be collected and returned, free of charge, via Doddle’s network of 35 stores at locations that include major railway stations across the UK (you can check locations here).  Doddle even offer changing room facilities to allow for customers to try and if necessary immediately return unwanted items, which means you can order a couple of sizes and return what you don’t want quickly, easily and without any postage costs.

 

Overall we loved the fit and feel of the dhb Women’s Letho Sports Bra, it offers good support and ventilation, without any restriction to our movement or breathing and at an incredible price.  A great choice of sports bra for any activity, but particularly comfortable for cycling.

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colour: deep lavender, phantom black, raspberry

RRP: £14.00

Website: wiggle.co.uk dhb womens letho sports bra

 

Performance: 8 /10

Value for money: 9 /10

 

Reviewed by Jan Birkmyre


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