Gear Review

5 5

Great Minimalist Undergarb

Before complaining about the design of this bra, read the specs: it is designed for smaller gals. Also, though the bra may seem tiny upon first inspection, note the huge amount of stretchy stuff in the fabric! This means secure support and excellent shape retention. I have a comparable model from Patagonia (the tiny bra, I think it's called) and now that it is several years old, the fabric has stretched out and no longer offers the support it used to. This Isis bra, on the other hand, is going strong. Strong enough to give me a bit of cleavage to show off when I wear a cami or scoopneck. :) Bottom line: If you're a petite woman looking for a constant companion for long- or short-distance trekking, adventure travel or everyday outings, this is a must have! And yes, it does make a satisfactory swimsuit top in a pinch.