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Kalenji Essential, Running Bra, Women's

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Breathable running crop top with no shell and seamless design. Support designed for repeated impacts associated with running.

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Kalenji Essential, Running Bra, Women's | Designed for running. Suitable for all high-impact sports: horseback riding etc.

Breathable running crop top with no shell and seamless design. Support designed for repeated impacts associated with running.

Chest support

Superior support for high-impact sports Reduces bounce by 40%* minimum

Moisture wicking

Fabric wicks away perspiration, ventilated area between the breasts

Irritation reduction

Seamless 1-piece design

Easy to open/close

Slips easily and quickly over the head thanks to its elasticated fabric

Freedom of movement

Racer back that frees up the shoulder blades for maximum freedom of movement.

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very comfortable, medium support

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Basic running bra

Happy with the fit. Have since washed it and still fits well. Actually very good support for being quite basic in design. Price is definitely a plus!

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Sports Bra - great price

Bought for my daughter and she loves it. It was a reasonably priced item unlike other stores.

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Little small

Good but little small

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So comfortable!

This was so comfortable, I went back and bought a few more!

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Too restrictive

Much too tight. Size is way too small. Needed to return.

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Keeps me dry

A little tight, but keeps me dry, better than some $50 bras from other brands.

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There’s NO support at all!!! It’s for high impact sport?!? If you go for a very, very slow walk. I do not recommend and if it was possible I would return it but wore it once.

Crop top

Great crop top /bra top. My daughter has them in all the colours.

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Lacking support

Not sure that this provides any support at all as a run bra, probably more suited to a yoga class. Tried on product and returned as not fit for purpose

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decent price

worth the money

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decent price

comfortable and worth the money

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Comfortable and very affordable sports bras

Plus it comes in many different colour

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Booby traps!!

Michael’s wife likes her bras!!!

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Runs small but v comfy

I’m a 34GG and would usually wear a size M/14 top, but an XL in this fits well. Not supportive enough to run in, in my opinion, but extremely comfortable for daily use, yoga, hiking, cycling. I’m going to order a few more.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 14% Spandex
  • 33% Polyamide
  • 53% Polyester cationic
  • 14% Spandex
  • 33% Polyamide
  • 53% Polyester cationic

How is the maximum level of support of the basic running bra (level 5 on a scale from 1 to 5) guaranteed?

All our products are passed by our bust support test (measurement of the decrease in breast bounce when running) conducted in our laboratories. They are evaluated and given a rating from 1 (low support) to 5 (high support). Like all the KALENJI models, this sports crop top was given a level 5 rating and are suitable for all high-impact sports. *This crop top reduces bounce by 40% compared with a conventional bra when practicing high-impact sports.

What type of cup does the basic running bra have?

The running bra has 2 flexible single-thickness cups (no shell). We also offer sports crop tops and bras with breathable molded cups.

How was this basic bra designed?

This sports crop top has been designed for optimal comfort and breast protection: Like all the KALENJI models: * we don't use wires to avoid injury and compression of glands * we minimize seams around the nipple to avoid chafing * we choose fabrics that wick away perspiration to optimize comfort, but also avoid chafing.

A crop top or a bra?

The Basic running bra has sizes ranging from XS to XL, and is recommended for sizes up to a C-cup. The racer back, which is specific to the sports crop tops, spreads the support evenly across the back. For cup sizes from a D-cup upward, the RUNNING EASY ZIP BRA models or ADJUSTABLE RUNNING BRA WITH SHELL are more suitable.

Is this crop top suitable for younger girls?

Sizes 2XS and XS are suitable for emerging busts. This model is therefore particularly suitable for teenagers.

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Product testing

SUPPORT: the support was tested and approved by testers in the DECATHLON laboratory. Each size was tested separately. PERSPIRATION WICKING: the perspiration wicking test was conducted on each material in the laboratory to check that the fabric absorbs and transfers moisture from the inside of the fabric outward and eliminates it. WASHING: The washing and drying tests guarantee good stability (dimensional stability and colorfastness)

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