Has anyone ever had the thought, "Gosh, I'm moving around so much, that I'm super-glad my boobs are squished together in one big sweaty mass." ?
Seriously - why do they still make sports bras that don't have separation?
For my most recent canoeing trip I picked up a pair of new sports bras at Walmart for about $12 a piece that did a wonderful job. Separation, support, lightweight, wicking fabric, and good colors/design you wouldn't be embarrassed of should you be caught in a less-than-private changing situation. One had underwire, one didn't. For canoeing, I'd rate them about equal, but for backpacking, I tend to make sure there's no wires involved. Rubbing can get brutal.
For anyone with a C cup or larger, I don't understand how you can stand having the girls pressed together. Even for high impact sports like basketball and ultimate frisbee, I find it just leads to excess sweat, and sometimes even breakouts. For my friends who are B cups and smaller it seems like a good supportive shirt with a shelf does the trick - especially with lower impact activities like paddling, backpacking, and biking.
So why do companies like Patagonia, EMS, The North Face, and Arc'teryx still make these uniboob monstrosities? Can anyone explain this to me?
Do you agree/disagree?
What do you think is most important feature when buying a bra for adventuring?
I'm just looking for some discussion because this isn't the kind of thing I usually get to discuss with people. Thanks!