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#383 | Women's

Balance Light Bra

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The Ibex Promise
With no complicated washing instructions, the Balance Light Bra is as low maintenance as you are. Pull this bra on for all your daily activities-the soft, seamless fabric won't chafe or pinch and since you can adjust the straps you'll get the perfect fit. Made of a forgiving blend of Merino and synthetic fibers, this bra can jump, kick, and stretch with you all day long.

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Tech Specs:

Merino pointelle super light bra

Body mapping for comfort and support
V-front w/under bust band
Pointelle floral design
Adjustable straps with convertible racerback
Tag-free label
Seamless gentle support - best for A & B cups for daily use
Garment Weight (oz): 0.08



If textile construction was based solely on survival of the fittest, IbexÕs Balance fabric would pummel evolution. Made of a combination of the three top performance fibers, this fabric hybrid combines the best of all worlds. Wool for breathability, durability, softness, and odor management. Lightweight spandex and nylon for strength, stretch, fit, and support. Seamless Merino Undergarments

Fiber Source: AustraliaWhere the fibers of this fabric are sourced.

Fabric Source: TurkeyWhere the fibers are knit or woven into this fabric.

Garment Source: TurkeyWhere the fabric is assembled into this garment.

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
looking for lightweight bra that can be worn for yoga or during hot summer days when only a little coverage is needed, but not a lot of support.
Michele C on Aug 29, 2015
im madly in love with these bras and literally dont wear anything else! would buy them for the rest of my life in any color you made them in!
Becky B on Aug 23, 2015
looking for lightweight bra that can be worn for yoga or during hot summer days when only a little coverage is needed, but not a lot of support.
Michele C on Aug 29, 2015
wildland firefighter and need non synthetic clothing, prefer wool over cotton
Emily M on Aug 26, 2015
im madly in love with these bras and literally dont wear anything else! would buy them for the rest of my life in any color you made them in!
Becky B on Aug 23, 2015
Its a perfect bra, made of natural fabrics, for a medium chested women. It has a flattering cut, functional support, and great for active or casual wear. I love it!
Montana Slim on Aug 17, 2015
Needed a new bra, so...
Kirsten L on Aug 15, 2015
We talked with some biker friends who recommended your products, so we are giving them a try and if we like them, we will order more!
Martha L on Aug 11, 2015
It's hard to find bras that are not synthetic. This looks comfortable, and can function as a regular bra.
Yuko U on Aug 8, 2015
love the idea of a wool bra that's cute
Allison H on Aug 7, 2015
Something new
page f on Aug 6, 2015
Tried one first and really liked the feel and comfort. Bought another. Good for day-to-day use.
Jama B on Aug 5, 2015
I already have one and I like the fabric and fitl
Joanna D on Jul 29, 2015
the sizing has subtly changed; i have a small, but want to try it in a medium. love the color, love these bras!
Debra M on Jul 29, 2015
for comfort in warm temputures
Kathy C on Jul 28, 2015
I love this bra!
Meredith J on Jul 26, 2015
I have this bra in black and wear it so often, I knew I had to get another one in another color before all sold out on sale. I love love love it.
True on Jul 24, 2015
New purchase for me.
Gawanya B on Jul 22, 2015
I need a merino bra for my bike commute that will also still look nice when I get to my destination (i.e. no "uniboob", and no racerback)
Anna S on Jul 17, 2015
lightweight and comfortable
Alice C on Jul 16, 2015
Sister-in-law recommendation
Karen L on Jul 15, 2015
Other women gave great reviews which encouraged me to try this out.
Sandra G on Jul 13, 2015
Need another, these are my go to bras.
Jess ski to wor on Jul 8, 2015
I'm always looking for a comfortable bra that won't show under clothes. This looked comfy, had great reviews, and is a fun color. I'm excited to see how it fits!
Kelsey M on Jul 7, 2015
Looks light, low profile and comfortable
Maura O on Jul 6, 2015
Need a light comfortable bra to hike in and also to go on EMS calls at night (think sleep in some of your clothes to be ready).
Heike A on May 31, 2015
Style. This is a new try for me.
Molly G on May 28, 2015
Like wool for warm, hot, and, cold weather. Have felt IBEX products before and generally try to order when everyone is out of my size! Do note that tends to run smaller and order Medium instead.
Rita S on May 25, 2015
Chose this because the black one I ordered in January doesn't work under light colored work clothes--love it. Had ordered medium and decided to go with the large. I like the tips from other customers about sizing up and using 20 minutes in the dryer if you want a snugger fit. That's the good thing about wool--it's very forgiving.
anne m on May 25, 2015
Most comfortable bra ever, it does not dig into my shoulders like the Patagonia bra, dries quickly and fits well. Don't expect too much support if you are big chested. This works better for small chested women.
Nancy W on May 25, 2015
looking for a comfortable, non-binding, breathable bra
Barbara B on May 25, 2015
I've had two and love them. Very comfortable.
Jenny A on May 23, 2015
wanted to experiment with trying this sport bra
christa K on May 22, 2015
Have one and love it.
Pam the bike ri on May 22, 2015
best bra ever. period. (for my small bust)
k/ on May 20, 2015
I was looking for a bra without padding or cups
Holly H on May 9, 2015
I like the smaller profile (vs the bralette). I can wear these a few times w/o having to wash. It is very difficult to find nice wool bras that aren't huge. The color is great for light summer clothing..
writebon on May 5, 2015
Comfortable and nice color
Pam S on Apr 29, 2015
Very comfy around the house and sleeping bra, girly too!
Paola Y on Apr 29, 2015
looks nice
Trina P on Apr 26, 2015
It does what I want it to do without any extra padding or wires.
Caroline R on Apr 19, 2015
It's a great bra! Very light padding to prevent nipples showing would be a great addition.
Lauren M on Apr 10, 2015
wildland firefighter and need non synthetic clothing, prefer wool over cotton
Emily M on Aug 26, 2015
Its a perfect bra, made of natural fabrics, for a medium chested women. It has a flattering cut, functional support, and great for active or casual wear. I love it!
Montana Slim on Aug 17, 2015
When will the sand dollar color in medium be in stock?
Pam B on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the Balance Light Bra in sand dollar will be back in stock this Fall/Winter.
How about full size breast 36-d for support and separation if I know what I mean?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello I am sorry to say that we don't have a bra that will fit your size. Our Balance bra's run small and at this point the biggest size we make is a large. We have let the designers know that they should make them in XL. Thanks
Can you machine wash this bra?
ErinMarie on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I machine wash my woollen bras but I have a Miele washer with a woolen/hand wash cycle which can wash a rose without damaging it. If I didn't have a good quality machine that could be trusted to treat clothes with care, I would take the extra few minute to soak my bras in eucalan wool wash or similar (sonnet?). It takes no time at all. Also, I only ever hang my bras to dry - if one was accidentally popped in a dryer it wouldn't wreck it, but would likely shorten its life!
you say they run small, how small are you talking?
caitlin q on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Usually I'd order medium, but I have to have large. (I can get the medium on, but it's too tight to wear.) Large is still on the tighter side at first, but is perfectly comfortable over time. If you're size small I might still suggest trying large. If you're 'large' you can't wear these.
Is the green one different ? It seems more a v-neck, and the black and sand a more round neck ... is that right ? Thanks !
Amélie D on Aug 24, 2015
Yes, the sea glass seems to be more of a v-neck, but truthfully, I had to double check as it is not very noticeable. It is a wonderful bra and I recommend it highly.
if I am a size 34B what size do I need?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I also wear a size 34B. I tried bralette small and it was really too small for me. Then I tried medium in the Bralette and also in the Balance Light Bra. I kept the Bralette and bought some more. They are so comfortable and they fit well for me. The Balance Light Bra does not have the same cut. However I would say that size medium would be better if you wear a size 34B.
will you ever have the shell color again?
Rivka J on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello I am not sure if we will bring back the shell color. We don't have it in our Fall/Winter line we have sand dollar. Thanks.
Are you considering using a double layer of fabric, like the Balance Bralette, for future versions? The nude color is great but unfortunately see-through (I tried a larger size as well, same problem). I was even assured by customer service before purchasing, that it was the same thickness as the Balance Bralette - not true. It's otherwise the most comfortable daily bra that I've worn.
Ris L on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the Balance Light Bra is going to be made the same way it has been made. It isn't going to have the double layer like the Bralette. The Balance light bra is best for daily use and the Balance Bralette is used for impact activities. Hope this helps you. Thanks
is this good for people w skin sensitivities? I have severe eczema.
lorena b on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I suppose it depends on how well you tolerate wool and nylon/spandex. It is lightweight and soft and should help to keep moisture at a minimum.
4.8 / 5.0
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great bra
I am a AA - yep - smaller than an A cup! And this is a lovely bra - it gives me a smooth line and is not hot and pinch like regular bras. I am 5'8" and 135lbs - I generally do smalls in Ibex tops but get a medium in the bras - I am a 36AA - so decent size around but small cup size!
June 1, 2015
3 months ago
The best!
I highly recommend this bra! It is comfortable, well-made and provides light support without compression. It has become a staple in my wardrobe. At first I wondered about the sand dollar color but now appreciate it for its flesh-toned shade. The sea glass is looking pretty good to me as well...definitely a future purchase! Order up, for sure; I usually wear a small but love the medium. Thanks, Ibex, well done!
May 27, 2015
4 months ago
Great Bra
So the Bralette is double layer fabric and this one is single layer, no clasp in back, pullover style and you can cross the straps or wear them straight. Bought this to wear at night under T-shirts for EMS calls and to hike in. Sportsbras are too hot and running out without a bra to ride on an ambulance is just not good! This bra is very comfortable, does not make me sweaty, I don't even know it's there at night. Definitely recommend it. I am usually at 36A so cannot speak for others needing more support. Followed size chart and it worked out fine.
June 12, 2015
3 months ago
I love this lightweight bra for exercising.It is comfortable and does not get sweaty or smelly
June 17, 2015
3 months ago
the perfect bra for A cup
Love this bra!!!!!!! Literally the first one I've ever bought that doesn't sit unused in a drawer & I don't feel tortured wearing it. Medium is just right for my size 34A. Get soaked with sweat ? no problem, dries & doesn't smell. Love it !!! Please make more in different colors
July 31, 2015
3 months ago
wool underwear is the best
I love my wool ibex underwear - it is wonderfully comfortable to wear, easy to put on, and a godsend to women dealing with hot flashes as the wool never feels clammy. I am gradually building up my collection of ibex wool underwear so that I can completely phase out cotton.
August 14, 2015
1 month ago
Perfect everyday, functional bra
This bra is so comfortable with the light fabric and without the underwire. It gives you enough support to feel confident that you won't get saggy triangle-boob, but not so much so that you feel smushed like in a sports bra. You could definitely wear this bra for low-impact exercise.

The v-neck cut in front is perfect and you can actually wear pretty low-cut tops. You can even unhook the straps in back to make it a cross-back bra for more support or have regular straps.

The fit is snug for support. I am a 32-C and got a Small. It is a great fit. I would recommend a size up from normal.

I recommend this bra to every woman who wants a comfortable and versatile everyday bra.
May 28, 2015
Great for small busts
This bra works great for me - I love how light and simple it is. Feels like you're not wearing a bra. That being said, I'm an A-cup and could probably get away with not wearing a bra most times - this is more of a security blanket than a support structure. Anyone with a larger cup size will probably want more structure/support. Along those same lines, this isn't really a sports bra - I wouldn't use it for high-intensity activity.

Many people have said to size up, but I found that a M fit me nicely (and that's what I typically wear in sports bras). I'm 34A.
June 13, 2015
3 months ago
love the design on this shoe and can't stop looking at it
love the design on this shoe and can't stop looking at it
June 22, 2015