Disclosure: I received a SKINS DNAmic Women’s Speed Crop from SKINS through my partnership with FitApproach.
I am always on the hunt for a good sports bra and when I had the opportunity to try the SKINS DNAmic Women’s Speed Crop, I was super excited.
What makes the SKINS DNAmic Speed Crop different?
From the website…with medium impact support and smooth elastic straps that won’t dig into your shoulders, the SKINS DNAmic Crop Top is built to take the discomfort and distraction out of your workout.
The fabrics are warp knitted to give superior performance and mixed with spandex to for a controlled compression. The fabrics also have a UV protection of 50+ and keep you dry through advance wicking properties.
Probably the biggest difference between the SKINS DNAmic Speed Crop and a normal sports bra is their muscle focus. Uniquely wrapping and supporting your key muscle groups to reduce movement and focus direction for less vibration in your muscles, less soft tissue damage and less soreness after exercise.
And the fact that in order to get the full benefits of the compression element you have to get the proper sizing use a BMI algorithm. Which means what exactly? Well basically you have to take your measurements to make sure you get the proper size.
They have both a size guide and a calculator on their site which makes it really easy to determine your size. I do recommend measuring yourself around the largest part of the chest because most women wear the wrong size sports bra and if I had ordered my bra size I would have had the wrong size and the Speed Crop would have been way too small.
So now that we’ve gotten through all the technical stuff, how does it feel on?
First off, I got the size medium and it was a perfect fit. I don’t feel like it’s too tight or too loose and when running I didn’t really feel like I had it on.
The elastic straps really don’t dig into the shoulders and I felt supported but not suffocated like I have in some compression sports bras.
The Speed Crop comes with removable cups for modesty.
How does it perform?
I ran in the Speed Crop a few times and I wore it while traveling. I didn’t have any issues, it kept me supported and felt great on.
My only complaint would be that the straps are super wide so it doesn’t fit well under my tanks and tees. If the straps could just be a little more narrow, I would say it’s perfect. I’m sure it would be fine if I was a sports bra only girl.
I personally like my Lululemon tops for their cooling properties, see I sweat a lot and for me, when my CRBs and Run Swiftlys get wet, they actually keep me cooler than skin alone. I have tested it out and this is what works for me. If you are a sports bra only girl, more power to you!
Now that I’m off my soap box, lol, let’s get back on track. As far as colors – the Speed Crop comes in currently comes in 6 colors: Black, Black/Limoncello (what I have), *Living Lines, *Midnight/Sage (both of which are on sale), Junkyard Geo, Lampone & Cerulean. The last 3 are new & very pretty shades of pink and blue.
So now that I’ve told you all about the SKINS DNAmic Speed Crop and how it worked for me who wants to win one for themselves?
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July 22, 2016 @ 2:19 am
Wonderful post. I usually go with the Victoria secret player sport bras. They’re supportive, comfortable, and come in fun colors & patterns!
July 22, 2016 @ 4:56 am
I like Lucy and Zensah, but an always an adidas girl
July 22, 2016 @ 7:35 am
So far, I’ve been loving my Moving Comfort bras. They’re comfortable, cute, and fit my HRM underneath without letting it slip.
July 22, 2016 @ 8:11 am
Is it just as beneficial to smaller busted women? Seems like it’s aimed at larger busts?
July 22, 2016 @ 8:23 am
Hi Shawna, I wouldn’t consider myself big busted – I got a medium (measured at 34 across the nipple line) and they only go up to XL, that doesn’t seem like it really caters to super large busts but there is a lot more coverage/fabric on the front than the Lululemon Flow Y bras I normally wear, although I think that’s more for the compression factor.
July 22, 2016 @ 8:14 am
anything moisture wicking
July 22, 2016 @ 8:24 am
July 22, 2016 @ 8:26 am
I also love Lulu sports bra and oddly, I have a favorite one I bought at like Kohl’s once too. It’s all about feeling not too sucked in but supported and comfortable.
July 22, 2016 @ 8:28 am
Agreed! I hate it when they are so tight you can’t breathe!
July 22, 2016 @ 8:29 am
I really like the Nike Indy bra for gym workouts not for running. I have yet to find one I love for running.
July 22, 2016 @ 8:36 am
I like the Nike sports bras, they are a thin but I get extra pads for that. I light the tight comfy fit. I dobt always have a budget for them, they are expensive, so get them when I can afford them. 🙂
July 22, 2016 @ 8:52 am
I’m digging my Moving Comfort bras and a Lucy bra I found on clearance. I was sad to find out they didn’t make them anymore!
July 22, 2016 @ 8:53 am
Thanks for the review and contest opportunity!
July 22, 2016 @ 9:45 am
I just wear a basic Nike sports bra … but would love to try something new!!
July 22, 2016 @ 9:57 am
Lately I’ve been loving Moving Comfort Juno sports bras. They help stop the “girls” from bouncing!
July 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Right now my favorite sports bras are under armour, but I am still on the lookout for a good one! The under armour holds everything in place and doesn’t cause any chaffing. 🙂
Helly on the Run
July 22, 2016 @ 10:04 am
Surprisingly, Target sports bras have worked the best for me. I’ve tried quite a few expensive ones and I keep going back to Target, lol!
July 22, 2016 @ 10:08 am
I normally don’t need much support, haha, but now that I’m pregnant (and especially when nursing last time) my go to sport bras aren’t cutting it! These are cute, I might have to check it out!
July 22, 2016 @ 2:49 pm
I have an athletics one that has been wonderful! 🙂
July 22, 2016 @ 9:18 pm
i have a nice sports bra that has 3 hooks and a overlay that clasps in the front and hold my ladies in!
July 22, 2016 @ 10:48 pm
Glad to find your blog!
I have a wide collection of some really old sports bras, but i refuse to toss them because I still like their design. Also, I have some newer ones that I like that are adjustable, but I really could probably get away with no bra. Except that would feel weird!
Very helpful review. 🙂
July 23, 2016 @ 7:32 am
I love all the colors!
July 23, 2016 @ 8:23 am
Pretty much all I wear now is lulu tata tamers. It’s the only sports bra that is supportive and causes my girls to stop bouncing. This sports bra looks like it could do the same and I would love to try it out.
July 23, 2016 @ 10:49 am
So many are too short I need adjustable straps.. Haven’t found any lately
July 23, 2016 @ 11:34 am
I like ones that still give my shape. I don’t like ones that make me totally flat.
July 23, 2016 @ 1:54 pm
I don’t really have a fave but I have tried a couple Nike ones that were great. This bra here looks amazing!
July 24, 2016 @ 10:57 am
I go back and forth between my Under Armour and Victoria’s Secret for my favorite sports bras.
July 24, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
My favorite sports bra is a hot pink bra by Nike because it gives me the support I need while I run and is comfortable.
July 24, 2016 @ 3:04 pm
I don’t have a favorite. Mine don’t fit well, so I need a new one!
July 24, 2016 @ 7:25 pm
I have an awesome sports bra that I got from Target of all places that I’m obsessed with! It has adorable cut outs and is cute to run in, but also holds everything in the right place!
July 25, 2016 @ 7:25 am
I don’t really have a favorite sports bra. Honestly I couldn’t even tell you the brands of the ones I wear now. This one look awesome though. I’d love to try it.
July 25, 2016 @ 8:16 am
I do not have a favorite sports bra. I do not think I even have one. I have a Hanes bra that may be a sports bra or similar to a sports bra.
July 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am
I have a Nike sports bra that is my favorite.
July 25, 2016 @ 10:17 am
I really like my AE (aerie) sports bra.