I keep wanting to love these underwear because they fit my traveling, active lifestyle. Btw, I loveeee the bras! These underwear wick and don’t stink, and they wash in a creek and dry fast. That’s not my disappointment at all. My issue is that I feel like I’m in a bathing suit all day, as the leg elastic is quite firm, and not the stretchiest. No matter what size I try, I feel constrained by the leg elastic. Maybe it’s just me, but I wish the elastic was of the stretchier type for all day comfort. I probably won’t reorder these, bummer. Otherwise, the quality and fabric is worth the investment. Like I said, the bras are great!
I ordered the XS in hopes it would fit because the Busty was out of stock. Unfortunately it was too small for my 30DDs but I gave it to my sister in law and it fit perfectly. She said she wore it working in the hot sun and it was great. Can't wait to try the Busty once it's in stock.
These don’t constrict and they don’t cut off lymphatic flow. They are comfortable and supportive without making it so my breasts can’t even breathe or move at all. This was exactly what I was looking for and waiting for. I wanted to find some bras that were right for me. I looked for quite a while and I found them. I’ll be ordering again soon.
I really like the Branwyn fabric. The bra has been great for preventing rashes and I wanted a pair of the bikinis to match. I like it very much, but feel the cut is somewhat smaller than Exofficio, for example.
I've been wearing a medium forever and (probably because I carry any extra pounds in the belly), I'm still wearing a medium even after losing 35 lbs. I was surprised these were a closer fit than I'd expected. I am keeping them but won't be wearing them under my Thanksgiving dinner outfit, or on any other days when I'm feeling bloated! I'm debating whether to order a size large as well.
Just took bra and undies on an 8 day backpacking trip- I will never go back to anything else! Comfortable on the trail, dried quickly and with a quick rinse and air dry never got stinky.
I’ve worn my Branwyn Essential Bralette while hiking 5 days in a row, and it retained its shape and supportiveness, and doesn’t smell!
I love this bra. Very comfortable. It’s exactly what I have been searching!
This is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. My only complaint: I wish there were a size between medium and large.
Best bras ever. I live abroad and have been waiting to be in the US to order these bras, and it’s been worth the wait. They are perfect - excellent fit, comfortable, and provide all of the benefits of merino. I have tried other merino bra brands but the fit was never great and I have been wearing my maternity bras for the past few years, waiting to be able to order ones from Branwyn!
I love this bra. I’m a 38 DD and I’ve finally found a bra I want to wear every day. While I would not wear this for running or any kind of “bouncy” cardio, it’s perfect for everyday activities and low impact exercise. It provides just enough support, and best of all the straps and band stay in place and are barely noticeable. I will be buying more!
This bra has become my new go-to for Farmer life!! It’s the only one I wear anymore…Haven’t washed it yet but so far, so good!
Only wish you had it in a few other colors!
Would love a teal, navy, burnt sienna, or eggplant color!
Only bra I’ve worn since I bought it!! So comfortable. Cool. I moved to Florida and my other bras are insufferable in the summer heat. I hope they expand the line to offer more styles. I’m a 38C and found the XL to be great. Could use a bit more shape/support in certain outfits - will try their other bra style soon.
I wear this always. To hike, climb, row, bike. To a broadway play last night. Seriously. These are amazing. The convertible straps make it so versatile and it’s so comfy. A must order.
This is what I’ve been searching for! I backpack and snowshoe, so I need a bra that does not hold sweat. Being large busted, this has been impossible to find. I tried the regular bralette in an XL, but the band was too big and cups too small-it rode up and my breasts pooped out the bottom. But I loved the design, especially the knit band! Elastic bands are so sweaty and uncomfortable. This busty version is awesome, everything I was looking for. I am a 36 or 38 DDD, depending on the brand, and the Large busty bralette fits perfectly. It is minimizing on me (squishes me down a bit) because I have soft breast tissue. But I think if I went up a size the band would be too big. It’s perfect for hiking and winter sports. I wear around the house every day. No sweat! No stink. Please keep making this! It is the only merino bra I’ve found, after 5 years of searching, that actually fits and has a functional and comfortable band.
I got two Essential Bralettes: one in Light Nude, one in Luna Gray, size Large. I'm a 36B, 5'10", 155lbs. Color is accurate to the website. Very happy with the fit and there is still more room on the straps. Haven't used them as a racerback yet but that will be easy-peasy if I do. Super comfortable! Could sleep in them. Lovely light weight but sturdy. They felt cooler than a typical bra during this heat and humidity, better wicking. Washed in the machine they hang dry in a flash. I'll handwash when I travel and will make sure to roll them in a towel to really get the water out so they dry faster. Have already recommended them to others!
I get hot and sweaty really easily. This material got rid of the stink I get with other bras. Very comfortable for hot weather.
I'm a 44D and wish that it were supportive enough to wear for more than around the house or slow walking, but the support is adequate for those.
Just did a 14 hr flight to Australia - and I must admit these Branwyn briefs and bras will forever be my underwear of choice - after travelling over 20 hrs plus the overnighted - I arrived in Australia not feeling that horrible sweaty slimy feeling you get after being in planes that long !! I could not believe the difference - I must admit I grew up in Australia in wool clothing - and have always gravitated to woolen natural clothing due to its amazing properties - so finally I switched out the underwear as well and can’t be happier - will definitely be buying more -
I tried the original bra but it just wasn’t enough support or coverage for my 34D size. I ordered this version and it is so much better for me! Still not really supportive but very comfortable and great for wearing when I don’t want a structured bra. I have worn it for sleeping, it is that comfortable. I think it will be great for hiking and backpacking, too.
These bras are great! Sized well, comfortable, with adjustable/convertible straps. Wore one for 3 days straight in hot humid weather and no smell! I foresee me taking a two week trip w/ only 3 bras and not washing them at all, just continually rotating thru them! Thank you for creating such comfort!
After reviewing reviews for both the bralette and busty bra, I decided to go with the busty. Why? I am not a particularly busty but my gals are wide set with ample tissue that floweth over into the armpit areas. My band size is 30-32 (30 by measurement, 32 by preference of comfort), and cup size is DD. I also have a longer torso and prefer longline sports bras. Was first thinking of the bralette but some reviews indicated it was not full coverage and the straps were a bit dainty. Being fairly active, I was looking for full coverage and good band support. I bought a small and have been wearing on/off for about 2 weeks. The band is very supportive and thick. The straps are thick (love that) and adjustable. Merino wool is soft, can sometimes feel itchy but hey, it's merino. The cup may be a little big, some material bunches up at top of triangle but I do not mind. Having long torso I like a little extra room and pull the band down a little lower on my body. There's less strain on my shoulders this way (probably just a quirky preference I have). Either way, I plan on wearing day to day and for colder weather activities like skiing/hiking. Will say it has stretched/relaxed a bit after 2 weeks of wear. May possibly try size XS but for now I am happy with the small.
There really isn't a better travel bra, no matter how steamy the climate you're going to. I've broken up with all my bras made of plastic fabrics with pads that get sodden with sweat by the end of the day, smell, and make your core temperature climb and climb. Say goodbye to heat rash and say hello to supportive comfort. I have bralettes that are going strong after two years of heavy use, but go ahead and treat yourself, buy every color so you can feel pretty.
For years ive been on the search for a durable underwear option. I absolutely love the neutral tones they come in. And given that I am in Florida and work out everyday which means mucho sweating. Its really nice to not have sticky bundled up cotton underwear. Something that breathes and can hold up to my outdoor lifestyle. And the fact that I dont have to wash them all the time and when I do just hand wash is perfect. So grateful for my underwear investment. I hope they last me quite a few years!
I am right on the cusp between a C/D cup and usually find that bras with S/M/L sizing don't fit me correctly (too loose in the band and too tight in the cup). The essential busty bra fits WONDERFULLY and is delightful to wear. Definitely my new go-to bra!
Light weight but supportive. Love it! I just ordered 2 more
I ordered these undergarments for a trip to Costa Rica. Not only were they very comfortable, there was no awful odor associated even after wearing them in the heat and humidity. They washed and dried quickly and easily. The “busty bra” fits like a bralette and while it is comfortable, predictably does not provide a “lift and separate” effect. Nice for sleep or lounging. Not my preferred silhouette for daily wear.