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 am very active and looking for a good bra
Susan F on Nov 28, 2015
Currently own two of these and they are awesome for winter outdoor activities like skiing and hiking.
Guest S on Nov 23, 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
I hate traditional bras (and, being a 36A, I don't worry about them too much...). I like my Inex sports bras, but wanted something a little lighter to wear to work, etc.
Sheryl on Aug 27, 2015
The reviews remarked on how comfortable it is and its wicking properties.
Carrie R on Aug 21, 2015
This is my second one, loved the first one!
Heather D on Aug 16, 2015
because for me this is simply the best bra i've ever worn of the material, design, and fit. i'm small with size a cup.
Miyoko K on Aug 10, 2015
It is hard to find sports bras (for yoga, not high impact) that is made of natural fibers. I also like the versatility of cross back (I think this is both straight AND cross back... I hope).
Yuko U on Aug 8, 2015
Tried and true! Great fit, long lasting, no oder, versatile straps, fun colors.
page f on Aug 6, 2015
good price
Angela H on Aug 4, 2015
like your other product so wanted to try
Andrew W on Aug 4, 2015
I already own one of these, and I need another! It's the only sports bra I have that reliably doesn't chafe on long trail runs. I didn't expect wool to be the material that would hold up to a non-chafing test, but wow. It's also breathable and super comfortable. Not sure why I didn't buy a second one sooner.
Jenn F on Aug 2, 2015
I own two of these and wear them to the gym (low impact), cross country skiing, and paddling. I hardly notice I'm wearing a bra.
Cindy T on Aug 2, 2015
I love this bra - it's comfortable, yet flattering. It's the only bra I wear anymore.
Rachel B on Jul 27, 2015
Heard good things about it from a friend
Emily H on Jul 25, 2015
I have this bralette in black and I wear it constantly. It was time for a nude colored one while on sale.
True on Jul 24, 2015
I have several, and I love them! Comfortable and breathable.
Dressage girl on Jul 21, 2015
comfortable, not binding.
Heather C on Jul 19, 2015
Good lightweight support at gym for small-chested women. Doesn't stink after being soaked in sweat.
Alice C on Jul 16, 2015
Replacing older items.
Gracie on Jul 15, 2015
The bra wicks away moisture and is comfortable.
Dream Weavin3D on Jul 15, 2015
Sister-in-law recommendation
Karen L on Jul 15, 2015
Searching for a good daily bra, and the no-stink label got me to try it. I know own several!
Maggie M on Jun 30, 2015
I hate underwires, and I need regular straps. I wear this type of bra everyday, for most activities and outfits. Wool is perfect. I don't need to look like I'm in a sport type activity, I want to be comfortable no matter what outfit I'm wearing.
"Esther runs, ga" on Jun 29, 2015
Need a light comfortable bra to hike in and sleep in for EMS calls (think sleep in some of your clothes to be ready).
Heike A on May 31, 2015
Great fit
Cristina on May 29, 2015
I love the Balance Light bra so much and am hoping the fit is similar
Holly H on May 27, 2015
I have a yoga shirt that has no interior shelf and i am hopeful this will be the comfy way to enjoy that shirt and not expose my headlights
Stone Cottage s on May 24, 2015
This is the only bra I own. Love it because it's so comfy! If for some reason I need nip coverage, I put in swim suit inserts. Love love love Always wash in cold water and line dry... I've had my first 4 for over a year now. Still good as new. Order a size up!
Paul K on May 22, 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
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
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.
4.1 / 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
2 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
5 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
6 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
4 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
7 months ago
Great design
Comfortable and great design. Sizing is strange. It is extremely small. Must go up in size.
September 4, 2015
3 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
1 month ago
so good I bought 2 at full price!
I have two of these and they work great for whatever you want to use them for- layering, a light jog, putting around the house, going out to dinner, impromptu swimming, sleeping, or just looking and feeling awesome!

The adjustable straps are a fabulous feature.

Every girl should have one of these!
August 4, 2015
balance bralette
I love mine. It breathes. I tuck light pads in for a second layer of protection and wear it for day use, work outs, and even under my nighty for colder evenings. I'm a fan of these soft wools and grateful I gave in to this layer as well.
September 8, 2015
6 months ago