When I travel, I like to do so in comfortable clothes, especially in hot countries. Most women will probably be with me on this but for me, there is nothing worse than wearing an uncomfortable bra while you are hot. So when the good people from The Travel Bra company approached me to test out their travel bra, I was a very willing guinea pig for the ultimate travel bra review.

SUPPORT

Through my work in international development, I am often required to visit a lot of very rural and less developed places. Transport to and from such remote areas often takes me on very bumpy roads or dirt tracks which can be very uncomfortable, sometimes even painful, for women not wearing a supportive bra. My recent trip to an indigenous community in rural Colombia was the perfect way to test out the travel bra, as I had to travel on a dirt track with hundreds of potholes for a number of hours. The bra really supported my chest and kept it bounce-free despite all of the potholes. Support: passed!

The dirt track I travelled on

SAFETY

An added bonus of the travel bra is the many hidden pockets. There is a pouch for passports, a pouch for credit cards, and a pouch for smaller belongings. No matter where you are travelling to in the world, there is often at least some small risk of petty crime. For that reason I like to keep my valuables on my body and not in a bag. I am not a big fan of money belts, as they get really sweaty after a while and I also think they are uncomfortable.

Photos by The Travel Bra

At first I was a bit worried that my bulky hardcover German passport wouldn’t fit in the pouch, but it is so stretchy that I could easily fit it in. I also put my back-up credit card in the bra and my engagement ring in the small pouch at the front. Quite a lot of things to fit in just a bra you may think, but it was actually quite comfortable. Of course the Passport dangles around a bit if you wear a loose top on top of it, but if your top is tight, this won’t happen. I needed to be quite active on my trip as well, taking photos, interviewing people, and chasing after adorable little children. I honestly didn’t expect to stay so comfortable all day. Safety and comfort: passed!

SPORTY ACTIVITIES:

The travel bra is like a sports bra, so I also tried it out for some sporty activities, including hiking and yoga. To test it to the limit I even wore it during a hot yoga class. For those of you who don’t know hot yoga, it is a 90 minute yoga session in 42 degree Celsius heat. As you can imagine this is a sweaty old business, but the bra absorbed the sweat really well and didn’t leave any sweat stains. Sporty activities: passed!

All in all, I am super happy with the travel bra and really recommend it to women who need comfort while travelling, as well as peace of mind in terms of safety.

Special reader discount:

And now the good news. All of our readers can get a special 20% discount when buying the bra at www.travelbra.com. Just use the code TAMMY20 at the checkout.

 

Disclaimer: The Travel Bra company provided me with a free sample in exchange for a review. As always, you get my honest opinion.

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About Tammyonthemove

Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

37 Thoughts on “The Travel Bra Review

  1. I kind of really love the idea of this bra! I don’t even have to travel to have a need, just going biking or walking with it would be great! I could put my ID and credit card in it, maybe a key and go!

  2. This bra sounds like the perfect travel companion. It seems it would be good at home as well. I would really love to give this a try. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I love how it has the pockets for securing valuables- that’s a great perk for those who are doing love overnight bus rides/train rides and want to ensure their valuables are safe.

  4. This bra sounds great. I really like the idea of the hidden pockets for valuables and passport. I agree that money belts can get very uncomfortable in hotter climates

  5. Comfort is important to me too, I tend to wear sports bras when I travel. This is a BRILLIANT idea! I love that it has pockets and I don’t think the passport dangling would bother.

    • Tammyonthemove on March 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm said:

      It didn’t bother me in the slightest actually. If you re interested in buying this all of my reader can get 20% off. Just use the code I mention in the post.

  6. I think having pockets in your bra is a super great idea, can keep passports and money or other valuables. I almost never carry a purse when traveling but use my bra instead!

    • Tammyonthemove on March 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm said:

      I think it is particularly handy on night busses. When you are sleeping you are more vulnerable to theft, but nobody would go under your T-Shirt to steal stuff.

  7. It is very convenient for an upcoming trip in warm countries. Next month I go to the island of Madagascar. Where can I order one?

  8. Sianna on March 13, 2017 at 11:34 am said:

    Such cool thing to have on a trip and I have never even though of it! Looks like a nice find and I think all the small pockets are my favourite.

    • Tammyonthemove on March 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm said:

      It is ingenius to have so many pockets included. I just hate money belts, so this is a great alternative.

  9. Sounds like a great improvement on the sports bra I use now. Love all the pocket varieties and that it stays comfortable. I love going hands free of purse and all.

    • Tammyonthemove on March 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm said:

      Yes indeed. I am often petrified of pickpockets stealing my handbag, but they would never get to the bra.

  10. This bra sounds pretty perfect! I love the pockets and it’s good to know it’s still comfortable after putting things in the pockets. This would really be perfect for small hikes when you don’t want to carry much. Great find!

  11. What a cool idea. I can’t imagine how it could be comfortable after putting all that stuff in it, but then again, I often put my keys, a credit card and chapstick in my regular sports bra. 🙂

  12. I’ve seen these around but haven’t been so sure about them. Thanks for testing it out for me! I love the idea of it serving as a money belt without having to wear one. Since I find them so uncomfortable.

    • Tammyonthemove on April 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm said:

      The bra is so much more comfortable Megan. I will never travel without it again and have ditched my money belt.

  13. Chrysoula on March 15, 2017 at 5:07 am said:

    I have never heard of the travel bra before but it looks very useful. I like the pockets it has for the passport and that it can be used in sports activities too. I will give it a try!

    • Tammyonthemove on April 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm said:

      It is super Handy. Putting Passports in a money belt is so uncomfortable when you sit down, but with the travel bra it basically just dangles of a pocket in the bra.

  14. The best feature of this bra is the hidden pocket!! But is it OK to put documents in it?- I sweat a lot 🙁

    • Tammyonthemove on April 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm said:

      Of course. I do too and the material of the pocket seemed to have absorbed all of the sweat nicely and protected the document. 🙂

  15. Not something I really I have a practical understanding, but seems to be really cool and those mini-pockets are definitely a great help. 🙂

  16. I am an owner of a travel agency and definitely, I will recommend this bra to my customers because I think the product is suitable for long trips. 🙂

  17. It looks useful for me even I have never tried before and support is the most thing that I care when I travel to anywhere far. Great post on describing this product in details!
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  18. Hmm, what a useful product for women! We do need supports when we do any activities and this one is a must for every girls and woman who want to protect themselves. Thanks for this helpful article!
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  19. Nice post! it is just awesome.I am regular reader of your blog. Thanks for your information it`s very helpful.

  20. I didn’t know there’s such thing as “travel bra but your review makes me think it’s a good idea for long travels.

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