Odlo Seamless Sports Bra

 

The Odlo Seamless Sports Bra is a high performance crop top style sports bra that offers medium support in a seamless design, using a fabric that incorporates silver ions to reduce odours.

 

Odlo Seamless Sports Bra

 

It has been a while since we have had kit from Odlo, so we have really enjoyed testing the Seamless Sports Bra and will be reporting on the SUW crew neck base layer shortly. 

 

The Odlo Seamless Sports Bra is billed as offering medium support, which makes it perfect for use on the bike or in gym, as well as activities like yoga, pilates, skiing and walking.  It is light weight but pull it on and you immediately feel the support, which was greater than we were used to or expecting from this style of sports bra.  It is a wonderfully comforting, secure level of support that feels just right, with no restriction to breathing and allowing for a full range of movement too.

 

The higher than expected support that you get from the Odlo Seamless Sports Bra is a function of the additional elastane content, which makes up 7% of the fabric and this is cleverly combined with the use of a ribbed knit at the sides. 

 

Our tester uses this style of sports bra every day and in every season for cycling, weight training, yoga, stretch sessions and walking.  And yes, when we say every day we do mean every day, Christmas included!  She has used numerous brands and styles but she told us she was really impressed by the Odlo version, reporting that the support and comfort offered was right up there with the very best she had ever worn.

 

The seamless construction of the Odlo Seamless Sports Bra (I guess the clue is in the title!) upgrades the comfort level significantly and means there is nothing to rub or chafe.  The arms are neatly finished with piping, while the bottom edge incorporates a broad band of elasticated fabric, with just the right amount of hold to keep the bra in place.

 

The fabric itself is great at wicking sweat away and if it does get wet, it dries quickly.  To compliment this Odlo have added what they call “functional zones” to help with ventilation and together this adds up to a great option for working out indoors or in hot conditions.

 

The design of the Odlo Seamless Sports Bra has a relatively low neck, although not low enough to expose too much flesh, and this is combined with a racer style back.  This allows for arms to move freely and certainly allows for any yoga pose we have ever seen.  The design also means the bra can be worn under kit without being visible, although perhaps just as important to our tester (who is most at home training and racing on a velodrome and spends a fair amount of time with her foundation layers on show), this crop top looks great and the fabric is substantial enough to give the wearer a feeling of being covered up even when it is worn alone.  Clearly Odlo have intended that this sports bra should be seen occasionally because the two tone fabric is too lovely to keep hidden away all the time.

 

Overall it is a stand out example of a crop top sports bra and perhaps we should not be surprised because the premium brand boasts 70 years of innovation since it was founded in Oslo in 1946.  Now based in Switzerland, the brand initially gained its reputation by kitting out the Norwegian Winter Olympic team in 1964.  Such was the quality and performance of this kit that by 1972 a staggering 22 national teams were wearing Odlo kit at the Winter Olympics of that year in Sapporo.

 

The guiding principle of the Odlo brand to design “from the inside out, because athletes can only really enjoy their sport and perform at their very best when they feel good - from the skin up” and today they offer high performance clothing for all sports and all conditions.  Incredibly if you search for “women’s sports underwear” on the Odlo site you will find 130 products to choose from to cover all activities in all temperatures.

 

Add to that their membership of the Fair Wear Foundation - an independent, non-profit organisation that works to improve conditions for workers in garment factories.  And if that weren’t enough Odlo is supporting Breast Cancer Haven, with a percentage of sales fromwww.boobydoo.co.uk going to the charity, so you can feel really good about anything you buy from them.

 

We found the Odlo Seamless Sports Bra lived up to its billing as a high performance crop top style sports bra, with excellent comfort and medium support in a seamless design.  We loved the odour reducing silver ions and celebrate their desire to do good through the Fair Wear Foundation.

 

Sizes: XS - L

Colours: Pool green/diving navy, grey melange, black/Oldo steel grey, Diving navy/dazzling blue, vintage violet/orchid petal

Material: 70% Polyester, 23% Polyamide, 7% Elastane

Price: RRP £25.00 (but currently on offer for £12.50 – BARGAIN!)

Website: www.odlo.com sports-bra-seamless-medium

Or via Boobydoo https://www.boobydoo.co.uk/brands/odlo

 

Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10 

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre


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