Balance Light Bra

# 383 | Women's
Merino pointelle super light bra

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We’re committed to uncompromising craftsmanship and to your satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return your purchase within 60 days with proof of purchase to receive an exchange, repair, or refund. It's our 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.

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
Picked this bra to wear for hiking.
Lisa H on Nov 21, 2015
looks comfortable
Ann M on Nov 16, 2015
Picked this bra to wear for hiking.
Lisa H on Nov 21, 2015
bra with natural wool (wish it were all wool!)
Guest S on Nov 21, 2015
looks comfortable
Ann M on Nov 16, 2015
I already have 3 of these, they are soon comfortable, I love them!!! I wear them everyday with t-shirts etc, they don't have a ton of support for sports, but great for everything else. You can switch the straps to racerback for dresses etc...
Lizzie W on Oct 28, 2015
For hiking/skiing to keep the girls from freezing when wey
Guest S on Oct 21, 2015
I need a bra for backpacking that wicks and won't leave me sweaty and clammy. I also saw all the great reviews and knew that this would be a great fit.
Crystal F on Oct 17, 2015
Love this bra! Not as sturdy as the sports bra but works for dressier clothes.
Melissa H on Oct 2, 2015
Very comfortable and offers enough support.
Karon on Oct 1, 2015
Have two that I LOVE but one broke in the drier :( Replacing stat.
Guest S on Sep 29, 2015
Going to India and it's HOT - I love the wool foundation items I have because they breathe, don't stink no matter how often they're worn and how sweaty you get, and they dry overnight after a sink-wash ... etc!
Sandra S on Sep 25, 2015
comfy, comfy, comfy
Alberta H on Sep 22, 2015
Read from the reviews that it was super comfortable and good for sweating
Guest S on Sep 20, 2015
This is a very light bra, which is nice for every day wear.
Donna T on Sep 19, 2015
Style, comfort and lightweight.
Robin M on Sep 13, 2015
going on camera safari to Africa in the summer, wanted wicking, non stinky, breathable stuff to wear
lynne m on Sep 11, 2015
Comfort for moving all day at work in a variety of temps
Rachel D on Sep 1, 2015
comfortable and lightweight. Less coverage than the bralette but good for everyday wear.
Anne C on Aug 30, 2015
selected for wicking properties, lightweight, and reduced odor as compared to polyester and other non-natural fabrics that trap odors.
Donna H on Aug 30, 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
bra with natural wool (wish it were all wool!)
Guest S on Nov 21, 2015
I already have 3 of these, they are soon comfortable, I love them!!! I wear them everyday with t-shirts etc, they don't have a ton of support for sports, but great for everything else. You can switch the straps to racerback for dresses etc...
Lizzie W on Oct 28, 2015
Hi, do you have any bras that would fit a 32DD? It seems a simple S-L sizing is hard to match to that kind of need.
A shopper on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello unfortunately we don't have a bra that will fit your size. We have talked to the Designers and hope to make larger sizes in the future. Thank you
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.7 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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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
6 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
7 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
5 months ago
so comfortable
This bra is perfect. I am incredibly small chested and have a heck of a time finding something that sin't made for preteens. I forget I even have it on and it is oh so soft. I sized up and it is amazing. I cannot wait to order more.
October 4, 2015
2 months ago
Love these bra's
I love to wear my light bra's. Almost feels like I am not wearing one. Great to wear for may day back packing trips.
August 31, 2015
3 months ago
Light and comfortable
I wear this bra all day long. I find them incredibly comfortable. I am a 34B and find that they give just enough coverage. For exercise I wear the balance bralette.
October 30, 2015
4 months ago
I love this lightweight bra for exercising.It is comfortable and does not get sweaty or smelly
June 17, 2015
6 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
6 months ago
I tossed all other bras
I moved away from under wire push up bras a couple years ago. Studies show they actually cause more sagging then wearing nothing!!! These are so comfy I have even slept in them. It's this bra or nothing. ;)
November 7, 2015
1 month ago
confortable and supportive
A friend told me about these bras a few years ago - I can't believe it took me this long to find out for myself how great it is. Super comfortable and supportive. I'm a size 34B. I look forward to seeing how well it wicks and keeps me warm in the cold when I've been xc skiing this winter.
October 13, 2015
2 months ago