Elizabeth Stoopswrote a review of SmartWool PhD Support Bra - Women's on August 6, 2015
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I'm not sure why my experience was so different from the other poster. I found this bra to be absolutely the opposite of everything I've come to expect from Smartwool.
The fit was TERRIBLE. There isn't enough structure on the side of the bra to scoop and contain my boobs into the body of the bra and the cups. The bra seems to assume that the wearer has boobs that are very close together and point straight ahead -- my breasts sort of hang down and to the side. I think the band is supposed to be the main source of support, perhaps, because the cups themselves offered no compression -- they were more like pockets and they gaped badly at the underarm, though I found the cups to be too big. Overall, my boobs sagged and flopped.
I did NOT find the bra to be comfortable. The closure at the back is bulky and itchy. The wool on the inside is scratchy, unlike every other Smartwool product. I found the bra to be rather hot and sweaty after just trying it on.
The bra also did not look good. It was not smooth, and would have appeared very lumpy under clothing.