During cold weather outdoor activities, wearing several well chosen layers of clothing is an important part of staying warm, so it is surprising that many of us women don't give a second thought to the type of sports bra we choose. As your innermost layer, your sports bra plays a crucial role in keeping you warm and comfortable while playing outdoors during the winter.
The best types of sports bras to choose from would be either a well designed performance fabric bra, such as those from Moving Comfort, or a merino wool sports bra, the latter giving you that extra warmth factor. Merino wool also offers you the benefit of broad temperature regulation, odor-resistance, natural support, and overall comfort.
The Balance Sports Bra from Ibex uses 17.5 micron merino wool blended with just enough lycra for extra support and a body hugging fit. A seamless construction with body-mapped contours renders this racer back style sports bra extremely comfortable to wear all day and even on into the night. As it is merino wool, you can wear the sports bra for days then simply throw it in your washing machine to clean.
The Balance Sports Bra is definitely best suited to low impact sports, perfect for cold weather activities such as dog walking, snowshoeing, possibly skiing, yoga, climbing, and lounging around in front of a warm fire. I personally found the sports bra not quite supportive enough for outdoor sports like running or even hiking but that may be up to size and personal preference.
The Ibex Balance Sports Bra
retails for $60 and comes in a wide variety of colors, available now.