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#358 | Women's

Balance Support Bra

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The Ibex Promise
We took our 17.5 micron wool and tailored it with body-mapping contours to be the most full-featured, supportive sports bra around. With adjustable straps, engineered stitching, and minimal seams, this bra fit is best for A, B, and C cups in medium to low impact activities.

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Tech Specs:

Seamless light-moderate Support
Best for A, B & C cups in low - medium impact activities
Double layer for support
Hook & eye closure for personalized fit
Adjustable straps with convertible racerback
Ultra-fine softness
Body mapping for comfort & support
Machine washable
Seamless stretch wool
17.5 micron
85% New Zealand Merino wool, 10% Nylon, 5% Spandex
Garment Weight (oz): 2.24

Fabric:

Seventeen.5 Balance

Each piece of Balance is knit on state-of-the-art Italian knitting machines that were made exclusively to knit seamless garments. Knit stitches can be changed within a garment to create body mapping which is a way to add additional comfort to each piece. We use 17.5 micron wool blended with just enough lycra for support and a next-to-the-skin body fit. Our sport tops have been tested and rated for support and size. Using wool in this medium has been the ultimate challenge. The resulting benefits of broad temperature regulation, natural odor-resistance, support, and overall comfort have proven beyond our original expectations.

Fiber Source: New ZealandWhere 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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Julie F on May 19, 2015
wanted to try a base layer by ibex
GSQ Rider on May 4, 2015
try anything once?
Julie F on May 19, 2015
No under wire, thin straps, comfortable!
Mary O on May 14, 2015
wanted to try a base layer by ibex
GSQ Rider on May 4, 2015
No under wire, thin straps, comfortable!
Mary O on May 14, 2015
3.9 / 5.0
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Pretty Sweet!
This was my first ibex bra, and when it arrived in the mail with the Balance Runner spandex-critters, I thought "No way am I getting those around me!" I am a size small in most every brand and most every article of clothing, and have consistently been a small in ibex, so I did not think twice when I ordered a small. Turns out, wool can be very deceiving! I wear this bra all the time and my Bala
June 26, 2013
The Most Comfortable Bra
I was so happy to find an Ibex bra with the hooks in back, as I find the band of the pull-over styles are too tight and/or ride up. This is by far the most comfortable bra I've found in a long time, I put it on and don't think about it again. It's comfy, soft, and breathable, and nice looking too. I wear mine for work, weekend, running/workout, yoga, and I'm sure it will rock for hiking and bac
January 6, 2011
Great cycling bra!
I bought this bra on the recommendation of another cyclist who found this wool bra superior to synthetic for winter rides. I have now tried it both in cold weather and warm spring weather. It performed great in both conditions. I put it through a century ride with sunny skies and temps in the low 70s yesterday and did not even notice I was wearing it.
April 12, 2014
Great bra!
This bra keeps things in place when I'm running or working out. It's comfortable and soft.
July 8, 2013
Soft and Comfortable
The balance bra is good for low/medium impact sport (if you have a small bust) The straps are convertible. I find crossing the straps creates more support. I am a 32/34b and the small fit great. The wool is so soft, comfortable and breathable. Doesn't irritate my skin like synthetics do. Look forward to purchasing more in the future.
October 2, 2011
Super comfy
I wear this bra running and cycling. It is lightweight-- as close to feeling like wearing nothing as i've come with a bra. I'm very small-chested, so support isn't really an issue. The fact that this bra is soft, cool in the summer, and never seems to smell is why i love it.
August 15, 2013
A great moderate/low-impact sports bra
You won't throw your back out putting this bra on or taking it off. It's soft and comfy--not the least bit itchy--and gives good support. It has good adjustments. I wish it came in more colors, but the ones available are not bad. I use if for cycling and skiing; not sure it would be supportive enough for running.
November 2, 2011
More comfortable than most
A bra that's both reasonably supportive AND reasonably comfortable is a rare thing, indeed. I like that this one has the hook and eye closure--makes it much easier to get out of, and you can do that trick where you take it off by pulling out of your sleeve. (Important when camping in chilly weather--I hate having to get half naked in a freezing tent just to extract myself from my bra before bed!
September 24, 2010
yipee the straps sit on outer shoulders
When worn without crossing the straps:
- I really appreciate that the straps sit comfortably on the outer shoulders rather than pressing down on the trapezius
- also an advantage with garments that expose the upper back (keep in mind that the straps themselves are thick - so not good match for spaghetti straps)

I find this bra:
- very comfortable
- good support for general use (I do not use this
April 17, 2012
A great wool bra.
This is a great light/medium support bra. I usually purchase 34C regular bras, and I bought a medium here which fits perfectly. After wearing this bra it stretches out a little, but snaps right back after washing. The straps worn straight, or cris-cross work well either way. After many months, the straps became a little disfigured, but I can replace them if I source out new straps somewhere. I hav
March 5, 2014