Balance Light Bra

# 383 | Women's
Merino pointelle super light bra

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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
looking for a light weight breathable bra for hiking and biking.
Janet W on Feb 2, 2016
I have this bra in another color and wanted a back-up. It is so comfy!
Susan E on Jan 31, 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
Needed new bras.
ski girl on Jan 16, 2016
very comfortable everyday item
Tatiana E on Jan 14, 2016
After years of trying to find a comfortable bra, I took a chance and ordered two of these.
Janet D on Jan 7, 2016
This is the bra I wear every day! It's super comfortable. I can't stand underwire bras. I like to feel supported but comfortable. I am a small B cup, and this bra provides plenty of support (unless I go for a run).
Betty on Dec 26, 2015
Wanted a comfortable soft bra that didn't have underwire or padding.
Shannon T on Dec 24, 2015
Trying this bra cause like other bras by Ibex
Patty D on Dec 18, 2015
Lightweight, good for svelte breasts
Alpha dog on Dec 15, 2015
Great fit and support for low impact activity, B-cup
Doesn't stretch out with wear.
Nearly a demi-cut, better for v-necks and tanks.
Only wishing for more colors!
Monique L on Dec 11, 2015
Lightweight. Comfort. Wicking ability.
Anthony H on Dec 8, 2015
Guest S on Dec 8, 2015
I wear this bra almost every day. It is extremely comfortable. I would love to see it made with double fabric like the bralette is.
Leslie R on Nov 30, 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
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 love the year-round moisture control this bra provides
Debbie B on Jan 31, 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.
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.
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.
4.6 / 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
9 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
5 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
9 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
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
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
3 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
8 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
6 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
6 months ago
I love this lightweight bra for exercising.It is comfortable and does not get sweaty or smelly
June 17, 2015
8 months ago