Balance Light Bra

# 383 | Women's
Seamless Merino pointelle super light bra

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Natural Performance

The lightest duty of the Ibex bra family, the Balance Light Bra is perfect for low impact daily wear (up to a B cup). Adjustable, convertible racerback straps guarantee you’ll get a personalized (and supportive) fit. Soft, breathable Merino blend fabric guarantees you’ll stay cool (and comfortable) all day long.

Tech Specs +

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


If textile construction was based solely on survival of the fittest, Ibex's 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.

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Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
I have one and LOVE it!
Guest S on Aug 21, 2016
Already have one and like it
Nicole G on Aug 16, 2016
I have one and LOVE it!
Guest S on Aug 21, 2016
Comfort of wool, and it's a bra for women who hate wearing bras.
Kelli G on Aug 21, 2016
Already have one and like it
Nicole G on Aug 16, 2016
It's comfortable, easty to put on and easy to take off, and remains dry even when I have hot flashes!
Rebecca T on Aug 13, 2016
This is the most comfortable, versatile bra I own. My favorite!
Karrie T on Aug 8, 2016
Excellent reviews. Expecting only the best performance from this
Davin B on Aug 4, 2016
Have the bralette and love it, but wanted to try this style.
Nancy K on Aug 3, 2016
Incredibly comfortable and natural bra. These are all I wear despite being small chested. It feels real.
Andrea M on Jul 31, 2016
looking for a moisture wicking bra
Guest S on Jul 24, 2016
Best Bra Ever!!! I am 5'6" 115 lbs. I wear a size Med. This runs small. I sometimes forget to take it off and sleep in it!
Melissa C on Jul 20, 2016
My go-to bra for every day wear. Only downside is that the fabric does relax quite a bit overtime. I line dry, and am contemplating tossing it in the dryer to see if it will regain a bit of its original snugness in the bust. I recommend that Ibex consider double layering the front, or leaving space for removable modesty pads. I'm a 34B and wear the large. Smaller sizes cut in too much under the arms.
Sarah on Jul 10, 2016
Even though I have a small bust, traditional bras are uncomfortable so I am trying this simple bra without frills and gadgets that interfere with comfort.
Dana D on Jul 7, 2016
i bought one already for a "test drive"and it is fabulous, so I am buying another one. I am taking them to Switzerland for a 14 day hike. Final destination, Zermatt!! Woot! I am a size B cup so it is perfect for support, not too heavy and dries well.
Debra A on Jul 7, 2016
comfortable, and stays cool in summer and doesn't smell bad
thomas h on Jul 4, 2016
To be really warm, I want my first layer not to be cotton. And this bra works well when I don't want to wear a full cami.
Claire S on Jul 4, 2016
I hate underwires
Karie B on Jun 24, 2016
Comfort, adjustable strap position.
Debra C on May 30, 2016
After wearing this for less than a year I don't particularly love it. It doesn't support the way it should after just a year of gentle use.
Kristin R on May 20, 2016
I love this bra, I have several. It's the only type of bra I don't mind wearing.
Kathryn J. on May 18, 2016
I liked the sea foam green color, the cross back straps and that there was no padding.
Delia V on May 12, 2016
Really comfy enough to be able to sleep in it, just enough support for normal activities.
Valerie H on Apr 27, 2016
Love these bras, although the bands are tight. I'm a 34A, and I wear a Medium! Why are they so teensy? Larger ladies beware!
Robyn A on Apr 18, 2016
I loved my first one. It got chewed on by mice on a camping trip. Very excited to replace it!
Green Mountain on Apr 8, 2016
Looking for a comfortable bra for hiking in that keeps me dry. I'll keep you posted!
Jeanne M on Apr 6, 2016
I live in wool, needed a new bra
Mary H on Apr 5, 2016
have another color and wanted black. Great bra for backpacking.
Stefania R on Apr 3, 2016
I'm very interested in the light weight, non-binding features.
Holly D on Mar 22, 2016
Comfort and breathability.
Marsali O on Mar 22, 2016
LOVE these bras, wear them every single day.
Danielle O on Mar 22, 2016
I love these bras, I have several and update them every year or so when I wear them out.
Cynthia S on Mar 12, 2016
It just looks amazingly comfortable!
Sarah N on Mar 8, 2016
I have two I bought years ago and have been my main bras ever since.
Roberta M on Mar 3, 2016
"I do hot yoga, and I snow shoe, and hike. I read reviews from other women that these were great for sweaty activities. I was looking for an alternative to synthetic clothing since it retains odors."
Amy D on Feb 26, 2016
I just ordered this so I can't tell you what I think of it. But after reading the reviews I thought this would be the perfect bra for me! I hope it fits perfect, then I can give it a terrific review!
W U on Feb 24, 2016
non toxic clothing
Guest S on Feb 21, 2016
I have used the Sport Bra, the Bralette, and the Balance Light bra (awesome for our HOT climate) in the past. I'm adding black to the fleet to wear under dark shirts.
jeanne u on Feb 21, 2016
Best bra ever!
Brian Y on Feb 14, 2016
Read the positive reviews.
Rosa I on Feb 13, 2016
I already own a few pairs of this bra and love them! They have worn out quite a bit and need replacing.
Sierra R on Feb 11, 2016
I am excited to try a wool blend light bra.
Elizabeth W on Feb 7, 2016
Sounds like this bra is a great choice for us small chested girls.
Lorraine G on Feb 6, 2016
looking for a light weight breathable bra for hiking and biking.
Janet W on Feb 2, 2016
I bought one last year in black when you didn't have free shipping so a bunch of us girls bought different kinds and had it shipped to me. We all love them. I never wore a bra in winter skiing, but now I do and love it as it doesn't get soaking wet. Like the color of blue so that's what I got - and paid full price which never happens! Glad for free shipping, for sure!
carol w on Jan 31, 2016
I have this bra in another color and wanted a back-up. It is so comfy!
Susan E on Jan 31, 2016
I love the year-round moisture control this bra provides
Debbie B on Jan 31, 2016
wanted wool, light weight, quick drying. Love Ibex products/1
Carolyn C on Jan 30, 2016
based on reviews and my needs giving it a try
Joan B on Jan 26, 2016
Super comfortable. I'm a 36B. 5"7, 144# and ordered a medium- which fits well but is a little tigther than the Bralette (but I have a broad back). Kept it because I wanted a comfortable option for when I needed something for a lower neck line.
Amy L on Jan 26, 2016
wanted to try wool bras. These would have been good on an extended cold weather camping trip I just completed.
SCVT on Jan 22, 2016
I purchased one a few years ago and loved it. I can even wear it as a bathing suit top
dog woman on Jan 18, 2016
Comfort of wool, and it's a bra for women who hate wearing bras.
Kelli G on Aug 21, 2016
It's comfortable, easty to put on and easy to take off, and remains dry even when I have hot flashes!
Rebecca T on Aug 13, 2016
I would like to see this in a very pale palette (birch). Also could you please please please make these bras with internal cup pockets to allow for pads/inserts? I would switch over to these completely; the lack of padding limits their use as I can't wear them as an everyday item under a light top.
A shopper on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I also need removable pads (preferably ones that perform as well as the rest of the bra) because I'm almost always "nipply." If I wear anything without padding everyone instantly sees my nipples, which is not what I'm going for. However traditional synthetic pads get sweaty and gross. I'd love some pads made out of your wool! :-)
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
I am 100 pound 5 feet 34A or 32B. Normally XS is a bit too large for me. Do I really need a medium?
Irina G on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A Medium fits me perfectly, the small is really tight. I do have broader shoulders and am 5'3 and I weigh 107
The small is a bigger size down jump than usual in my opinion. Good luck it is a great bra! Have worn it for years now.
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.
Hi! I noticed that the Balance Light Bra only comes in Small and Large. Is the Medium out or do you not make it in Medium?
Liza F on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I'm a 36C usually and bought the Large. I don't know why or if they make a Medium but the adjustible straps make this bra perfect. There's plenty of support and coverage. Plus the straps don't stretch out making you sag without support in a few months. I have several. They are not hot in summer. I wear them year round. I like that they have no metal supports. They feel like your own skin.
On the main shopping page, it shows this as available in Sand Dollar, but when I click on the item, that color choice is not available to put in my cart. Is it just out of stock? I have one of these already in black and it is wonderful, I'd like a neutral colored one that won't show through some of my clothes.
Samantha S on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your comments and question! Unfortunately we are all sold out of the Sand Dollar in the balance light bra. It looks like the balance bralette still comes in sand dollar. The only way we will get more in stock for the light bra is if someone returns one, and it is in re-sellable condition! I recommend checking the website, and worse case checking back around the first week of March for when our Spring line launches!
When do you think you will have the black Balance Bra Light available in medium?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will be restocked in the spring but until then we won't have more mediums unless one gets returned and is in re-sellable condition.
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.
When will you get this in large?
Nancy F on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, we will have more stock in September when we change to the fall/winter season. This particular color (seaglass) will not be included, the new color is cornflower, a pretty pale blue.
If we happen to get a returned size large, it would potentially be restocked but otherwise, stay tuned for September!
Hi, I am interested in the balance bra. I wear a 34b. Should I I the large bra or medium?
Pamela on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello I would suggest the large as these are made small. 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.
4.4 / 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
great bra, but what is with the sizing?
Hi, I finally bought some ibex bras on special after coveting them for a few years, especially the bright coloured ones. One is warned to order a size up. Being xs, I thought small was a size up. I was horrified when I unwrapped the bras. How could they be so tiny? They do stretch, and I stretched the bra over the back of a kitchen chair for good measure. That said, the quality is top notch, beautifully made, comfortable all day. I HATE bras, never wear them, have no need, but felt I needed them for work to be more presentable. The balance light bra is excellent for small busted builds, best ever. It makes you feel all womanly for wearing a bra, gives a nice profile and is comfortable....once stretched over the chair!
May 24, 2015
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
1 year 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
11 months ago
Super comfortable
I have used the Bralettes for years and decided to try the Balance light bra. I LOVE IT. It is super comfortable and goes perfectly with lower cut tops and tanks. Ibex underwear is the best.
April 14, 2016
Age: 25-44
4 months 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
awesome bra
It feels great. My only issue is that it's so sheer. It would be nice if it had a little more weight and substance. But aside from that, it's an amazing bra..provides enough support for small to medium-breasted women (I'm a 34B), but wicks away moisture so you don't get damp or clammy on super-long hikes over 10 miles.
January 8, 2016
10 months ago
Great bra for travel but size up!
I agree with everyone before me who suggested to size up in this bra. It's super comfortable, dries fast, and pretty to boot! Folds up really small too -- perfect for long trips when all you want to take along is carry-on luggage.
March 10, 2016
6 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
1 year ago

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