Sports Bras for Men:
Patagonia Review

Basic Information

Bra Name: Patagonia Seamless Compression Sports Bra

Style: Pull-on

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

Size I Ordered: XL

Where I got it: Herroom.com $39.95 (affiliate link)

Alternate: Lately I've noticed that the XLs are hard to find in stock at Herroom. You can order them directly from Patagonia.com. Here's the link.

Also, this is another very similar style from Herroom: The Patagonia Centered Bra for $34.95

A Guy's Perspective

Commentary from A Guy (size 40D) while he was trying it on: "This is easier to get on than the previous one I tried (Champion Great Divide). Seems like the cups are shaped more for a female than a male. The cups feel wrong, but it's supportive. It's pretty comfortable. I would probably wear this one."

Support Score: 8 out of 10. This bra was supportive.

Comfort: 8 out of 10. This was one of the most comfortable sports bras that the model tried on. 

Smoothness: 7 out of 10: There was a little bit of 'puckering' on near the middle of the cups and on the outside, but with all the other great things about this sports bra it was easy to overlook those. 

Easiness to put on Score: 6 out of 10: This bra was the easiest of the 'pull on' sports bras to put on. It still wasn't 'easy' so to say, but the model was able to get it on and off by himself. 

My Perspective

The fabric on this sports bra felt really good. It's soft and has a good stretch. I love the straps. They're wide and don't cut into the shoulders. I ordered the model a size XL, he was right on the border between L and XL. The XL fit well except in the cups which puckered a little bit. I wonder if the Large would have took care of the puckers.

I feel good recommending this sports bra to any guy who may be looking to try one. The only problem I've seen so far is that supply seems to be a little low. So try at Herroom, here's the link for it there. Try looking on Patagonia.com or you can try an alternate sports bra by Patagonia. This one looks very comparable.

What if you need a sports bra larger than a XL?

I've gotten a lot of great response from guys regarding my sports bra pages. However, the number 1 question I get is, "I need a BIGGER sports bra than size XL, are there any sports bras out there for for guys that are XXL-4X?"

Yes!

I've done a little research, and there are a few options to try.... (please excuse the female model, I haven't been able to take my own photographs)

The Champion Plus Size Vented Compression Sports Bra comes in 1X-4X. This is great for bigger guys. Some of the reviews stated that it runs a little small, so keep that in mind. If I had to guess, I would say that most my guys would be a 2X-4X.

It looks like it's normally $32 on Herroom, but they're running a sale from $19-$22. 

It's also available on Amazon.com if you're more comfortable going that route. 


Another one you should check out is the BestForm Cross Trainer Back Support Plus Size Sports Bra (or BCTBSPSSB for short -lol). It comes in sizes 42-48. You'll find your size by measuring your band size (around your ribcage underneath your bust) 

If you measure 42-48 in your band size, this is a great option to check out. The downside is it's only available in white, so if you're looking for black or grey you're out of luck for the time being. (I would still try the white though) 

It's available on herroom.com for $16


The Big Attitude 9555 Sports Bra - This isn't going to be a super supportive sports bra, but it will provide you with some support and protection against nipple chaffing. It comes in sizes XL-6X

The sizing chart on Amazon is garbage, but I went to Big Attitude's website and here's a chart showing what size to order...

Note: This is asking for your Bust Measurement, which is the measurement around your nipple line, (not your band size which goes around your ribcage)

I've read a few reviews that state it runs small, so that's something to keep in mind.

It's available on Amazon for $28-36

Check out the sports bras that we reviewed specifically with Men in Mind....