Balance Bralette

# 387 | Women's
Merino seamless light duty sport top

  • Merino seamless light duty sport top


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No matter if you're heading out for a multi-day backpacking trip or a long day at the office, you want something sturdier than cotton next to your skin. The Balance Bralette is designed to hold up to all the demands of your busy life. This seamless bra is made of soft Merino wool with a bit of nylon and spandex for fit and stretch, so it won't lose its shape over time. Durable, practical, and (thank goodness) machine washable.

Tech Specs +

 Form Fit Runs small, please size upFit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 17.5 micron
Fabric Gram Weight:
Garment Weight:
 0.08 oz
Fiber Content:
 72% Wool, 22% Nylon, 6% Spandex
Fiber Source:
Fabric Source:
Garment Source:

Wool Type +


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

It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
Understanding the Micron
Understanding the Micron

Size & Fit Guide Expand +

How Do I Determine My Size?

We recommend a general body measurement guide to determine your size in Ibex clothing. This sizing chart is not garment specific, but in fact a body measurement chart. Here are some helpful hints when measuring:

Bust/Chest: relax arms at sides, keeping the tape parallel to the floor, measure the fullest part of your bust/chest
Waist: keeping the measuring tape comfortably loose, measure around your natural waistline
Hips: standing with heels together, keep the tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of hips
Sleeve Length: a 3-point measurement, standing with arms relaxed and slightly bent at sides, measure from the base of the neck to the shoulder and then from the shoulder to the wrist bone, add together measurements
Form-fit: garment designed to fit snug to the body throughout
Semi-fit: garment will be contoured to the body
Regular-fit: garment will not be slim, but also not oversized
Relaxed-fit: garment drapes loosely on body

Still need help determining your size? Call 800.773.9647 or email us at for specific garment measurements.

Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
I've purchased in the past, loved the bra, and am now needing to reorder. Thank you so much for having a great sale!
Sweetness on Jan 27, 2016
Super comfortable. I'm a 36B. 5"7, 144# and ordered a medium- which fits perfectly. These are great for sweaty workouts and for every day. I now have 4 in different colors and prefer them to regular bras when I can get away with it (underwire are nice for shaping, but that is about it!!).
Amy L on Jan 26, 2016
I've purchased in the past, loved the bra, and am now needing to reorder. Thank you so much for having a great sale!
Sweetness on Jan 27, 2016
Great product
Eva S on Jan 26, 2016
Super comfortable. I'm a 36B. 5"7, 144# and ordered a medium- which fits perfectly. These are great for sweaty workouts and for every day. I now have 4 in different colors and prefer them to regular bras when I can get away with it (underwire are nice for shaping, but that is about it!!).
Amy L on Jan 26, 2016
because you can change the steps from racer back to traditional bra-strapping.
Sam S on Jan 25, 2016
Favorite bra ever-and I have boobs!
Guest S on Jan 20, 2016
Super comfortable and stretchy. Love it!
Regina C on Jan 18, 2016
I purchased the balance light a few years ago and loved it. I wanted a little more support.
dog woman on Jan 18, 2016
Need new bras and I wear these. One for my daughter and one for me.
ski girl on Jan 16, 2016
Comfort and fit
Martha D on Jan 15, 2016
very comfortable
Tatiana E on Jan 14, 2016
Most comfortable bra ever! Keeps everything in place and breathes. I wore this on a trip to Europe with no access to laundry and it stayed odor-free and retained its shape.
Janet G on Jan 13, 2016
This is the most comfortable bra ever!
Annmarie M on Jan 10, 2016
I bought this for hot yoga. Works beautifully and is easy to get out of when it's all wet.
Linda R on Jan 9, 2016
I have the black one and love it. It is a little tight with the straps crossed in the back, so for every day wear, I like to have the straps not crossed. Very comfortable and doesn't smell!
Lee on Dec 30, 2015
previous purchase too small,too sheer
Merlyn O on Dec 26, 2015
Great bra for work. Very comfortable.
gia k on Dec 16, 2015
I have it in several colors. It is light and comfortable and has convertible straps. The tan color was always unavailable so when I saw it today, I bought it to wear under white shirts.
Sherry K on Dec 16, 2015
what our daughter always wears
Mary H on Dec 14, 2015
super comfortable easy to wash, moves with me
Christy T on Dec 13, 2015
The perfect in-between bra for being active and for daily wear.
Prudence D on Dec 13, 2015
To see if it matches up the details. This is a test for me
Cecilia C on Dec 7, 2015
Supportive and attractive
Lisa M on Dec 4, 2015
Wanted a lightweight wool bra; I wouldn't recommend this one. The Balance Sport Bra is much better
Paula D on Dec 3, 2015
My wife has wanted this for years.
Clinton E on Dec 2, 2015
I love this bra! This will be my fourth one. So comfy and great. I am smaller in the chest, A - Bish, and this works great for yoga and everyday wear. Highly recommend!
Lillian H on Dec 1, 2015
It looks like it may be good and I need a new bra.
Gloria C on Nov 30, 2015
i am very active and looking for a good bra
Susan F on Nov 28, 2015
Love wool bras. they don't smell. Many of the non-wool bras smell after a couple years even after a lot of washing....
Susie H on Nov 25, 2015
Currently own two of these and they are awesome for winter outdoor activities like skiing and hiking.
Guest S on Nov 23, 2015
These are my favorite bras. They just feel good. I wear a medium and I'm about a 35 b.
Victoria in She on Nov 20, 2015
super comfortable!
Margaret L on Nov 19, 2015
I have this bra already and NEED another one! I love it so much. I recommend it to everyone along with the brief undies! Thank you IBEX!
Rachael H on Nov 17, 2015
I love this bra! This one has more support and is double lined which is nice when it's cold! I have 2 already!
Lizzie W on Oct 28, 2015
Wanted to try it since i love my Ibex sport bra.
Susan C on Oct 26, 2015
I love this bra and am happy to find it in a neutral tone so I can wear it under my light-colored shirts.
RA on Oct 22, 2015
I hate bras and I want to try this but I wish it came larger.
Megan P on Oct 18, 2015
i love (and miss) the tank version.
jessica b on Oct 15, 2015
Had another one that I loved. Perfect for hiking or low impact sports.
Amy S on Sep 29, 2015
read the reviews that it was super comfortable and good for hot weather...headed to India soon.....will try it out!
Guest S on Sep 20, 2015
I can wear it every day, it doesn't get stinky, its a natural fiber that provides just enough support.
Sarah O on Sep 18, 2015
These bras are very comfy and don't stink! ;-) I had bilateral mastectomy surgery 9 years ago and basically just need a bit of coverage, so these work perfectly. I do wish the L was the same size it was a couple of years ago: I'm fairly thin but have a broad back and the 'new' L is a bit tighter than the 'old' L (which I did prefer).
Shirley H on Sep 16, 2015
Great reviews, looks comfy.
Guest S on Sep 16, 2015
I wear this bra every (I have 5 of them). It is the most comfortable, yet firm enough bra out there...
fabia d on Sep 15, 2015
Liked the style and color. Hoping to use on my next camping trip.
Robin M on Sep 13, 2015
Comfortable, dries quickly, like the adjustable straps
Valerie H on Sep 11, 2015
going on camera safari to Africa in the summer, wanted wicking, non stinky, breathable stuff to wear
lynne m on Sep 11, 2015
I have two Bralettes I use when hiking, biking or other sports activities. I love them. They're so comfortable and just the right temperature in all weather.
ECTraveler on Sep 10, 2015
Looking for no-nonsense, lightweight bra
Rebecca H on Sep 9, 2015
I have several and they are so easy to care for and last forever (almost).
The fit is close but comfortable. They don't stretch out and one survived an accidental dryer trip with minimal shrinkage.
Anne C on Aug 30, 2015
because this is the only bra I ever wear. The straps are perfect under a backpack & the wool is extremely comfortable in all weather conditions.
Nancy A on Aug 27, 2015
Great product
Eva S on Jan 26, 2016
because you can change the steps from racer back to traditional bra-strapping.
Sam S on Jan 25, 2016
are they padded?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Balance Bralette does not have padded or removable cups.
what type of closure does the bra have?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no closure. You slip the bra over your head. This is actually not a struggle as it might have been with other products. Also, THERE ARE NO SEAMS. This is a luxuriously comfortable bra. Feels like it is part of you. You also can change the straps to go straight over your shoulders instead of crossing if you like.
Is the main body of the bra wool or is the spandex and nylon all throughout the whole of the fabric? or is it just in the trim details?
lorena b on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello yes the main body of the bra is wool. It is 72 % wool 22% nylon & 6% spandex this is all combined together. Thanks
I am a 32D if have a very small rib cage and it is hard to find bras that fit me bc my breasts are larger, will this fit me?
lorena b on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this may not be the best for a D cup, it's pretty form fitting and recommended for A and B cups in low/medium impact activities. Thanks.
4.2 / 5.0
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Super comfy
This is my first merino bra after many other Ibex products. I love this bra, comfortable and supportive enough for every day. I am a 36C in normal bra sizes and the medium fits well.
September 26, 2015
4 months ago
The best bra ever
I bought this while I was working a forestry job. I was sweating all day, every day and needed unrestricted movement in my upper body. This bra was so comfortable, i barely noticed i was wearing one except that everything was staying in place... I have small breasts, so I can't speak for other body types. however, I have very large shoulders and rib cage. Usually it's difficult to find something that fits well and looks good. I went back the next week and bought brief shorts!
June 10, 2015
Comfortable bra
Best bra, great for every day wear, love that the straps can be changed to either straight or crossed. Really comfortable.
July 13, 2015
7 months ago
Worth the money
Was looking for something to wear at night while on call for EMS (wanted to be semi-dressed when jumping out of bed, we are volunteers). This Bralette is double layer, pull over your head style (no hooks to dig in), straps can be worn straight or cross over in back. I usually wear a 36A so cannot speak for anybody larger but it is very comfortable and does not make me sweaty like the sportsbras do. Also intend to wear this hiking.
June 12, 2015
8 months ago
I really like this bralette. Comfortable wool is breathable and stretchy enough to provide support. The only thing I'd change are the metal strap adjusters on the back.
June 18, 2015
9 months ago
Nice alternative bra, good quality
This bra is a bit too small and snug for me so I have to wash it by hand to keep from shrinking. The material is nice and this is a comfortable alternative to a structured bra. Very comfortable. Light much support and not good for any exercise but yoga.
November 14, 2015
3 months ago
Great for exercising.
I am a 34B and the bralette works great for workouts. I actually wear the straps straight instead of crossed. I find it more comfortable that way. I am 5"4", 124 pounds and I use a medium.
October 30, 2015
6 months ago
very comfortable
This bra is comfortable and provides just enough support without compressing your shape.
December 24, 2015
2 months ago
Great design
Comfortable and great design. Sizing is strange. It is extremely small. Must go up in size.
September 4, 2015
5 months ago
My go to
I wear these all the time. They're comfortable and versatile. They're also good quality: I've only just retired the 2 that I've had the longest, after 3+ years of very regular wear. My only complaint: the metal clasps that attach the straps unclasp during every wash (and sometimes in the middle of the day).
October 23, 2015