I am an ASICS running influencer in India (where I live) and as such get to try out and wear their products.
BUT – and this really is very important – ASICS has never once even so much as suggested I review their products.
I am under no pressure whatsoever to write any review nor blog about the company
But since I honestly do like their sports bra, why not?
I have worn and tried sports bras of many companies in the (almost) 6 years that I have been running and the ASICS Tanren bra really is top of the range.
What I particularly like about the Tanren is that it has a conventional hook & eye fastening system at the back, meaning you avoid some of the terrible contortions otherwise involved.
The fabric is, naturally, tight, so you do have to stretch your arms a bit through the arm holes, but nothing as panic inducing as one bra I have (I won’t mention names) – God knows how supple that company thinks the average woman is, contorting and twisting your way into their bra.
Another plus about this bra is the adjustable straps. Not all sports bras have ‘em.
Quick aside. You know what I like about the photo above? That the model ever-so-slightly bulges over the back of the bra.
As most of us do.
Makes me feel a whole lot less stressed.
I have 3 of these bras – one black & 2 yellow.
They’re not cheap, at Rs3599 a piece, but they are top quality.
Mine get worn, in rotation, nearly every day (though I admit to favouring the fab yellow ones more than the conventional black one 😛 ) and there is no sign of wear and tear at all.
Ah yes, before I go.
What does that D1 mean on the back of the bra?
ASICS has a system of letters and numbers indicating the functions of the apparel, and each garment will have one.
The DI on the Tanren bra means that it is made from a moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric that stays dry.
And it does. I can vouch for that.
I’ve run in these bras in extreme killer humidity in Delhi, in Mumbai (running the marathon) and in Bangkok, and they do wick away the moisture.
Personally tried, tested and recommended.