The Front Closure Sports Bra: Enell LITE
~ A review by dcuporbigger.com
You probably guessed what my first choice was going to be. That’s right, it’s the Enell. I have reviewed that bra extensively in the past, so today I’m going to focus on its little sister, the Enell Lite Sports Bra.
It’s constructed very much in the same way as the Enell, except with slightly less of that straightjackety feel. While I wouldn’t wear this bra for a marathon, it could certainly see me through my Les Mills Grit classes, spinning, and my high-impact circuits.
I love that the bra features the same criss-cross design along the back to reinforce the shape of the bra.
For those of you looking for a well-supported front-closure sports bra with no underwire, look no further. The wide band on the bottom of the bra hugs your upper torso well, without feeling like it’s digging into your skin. It’s also snug enough that it keeps the bra from riding up during vigorous exercise, meaning you don’t have to worry about adjusting it all the time.
Probably my favorite feature of this bra is the fact that it’s still got that high level of coverage that Enell is known for. This neckline doesn’t go up as high the original Enell, which is great because it doesn’t show through shirts. It provides enough coverage so that when you do lots of burpees like I did (unwillingly) today, you don’t get anything popping out of the top.
All of this comes packaged in their NATUREXX material. This one isn’t really too much of a differentiating factor—all sports bras worth their salt have got some sort of proprietary, moisture-wicking material, and this bra is no exception.
I think the biggest thing to remember with this bra is that it is a different animal than its high-impact cousin. Visually it looks really similar, but it is not meant to offer the same level of support. If you want a solid bra that will see you through light-medium workouts, this is the one to go with. If you really want that zero (or nearly zero) bounce support, you need to go with the original.