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Old 07-07-2020, 06:13 PM
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DH and I are going hiking tomorrow. Itís hot & humid here, which is a given in July

Hereís my issue . . . the bra. My regular ones get sweaty and rub. My sports bra was too tight. My other option is a bathing suit top, which has a built in real bra.

Do you think that would be a better choice than the regular one? About the same? The rest of the outfit is linen shorts, a cotton tank, and my wool hiking socks & waterproof hiking boots.


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Old 07-07-2020, 06:17 PM
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the swim suit top will be more comfortable I would wear that. Have fun!
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:33 PM
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Be as cool and comfortable as you can. I wear a regular bra when hiking.
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:59 PM
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Whatever is the most comfortable for the longest amount of time. I think if your regular one is comfortable and the straps stay up, I would go for that. The bathing suit just sounds like extra layers. But if that is the most comfortable and does not get sweaty or rub, go for it!

Have a great hike!
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:43 PM
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For me, the swimsuit top would probably be the most comfortable for that.
I 'm feeling sweaty and cranky just thinking about hiking right now I can barely handle sitting the shade in the backyard in this weather. Wishing you a shady, breezy hike tomorrow!


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Old 07-08-2020, 01:53 AM
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Any chance you'll get to take a dip ? That would seal the deal on the bathing suit top. It may be a cooler and more comfy way to go anyway. Enjoy!
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:54 AM
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I would go with whatever is comfortable, and I'd take an extra one with me to change into after the hike. I HATE having sweaty boobs, so many times I take an extra one. I also take a towel and a change of clothes (just in case). If I'm super sweaty, I'll take the bra off from under my shirt (so I'm still covered), dry my girls with the towel and let them "air out" a bit before I put the other bra on.

If we go for a swim or it was a super super sweaty day (like the hot humid ones you're talking about), I'll change into an entirely new set of clothes. I just don't like to sit in my sweaty funk. *shrug

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Old 07-08-2020, 04:20 AM
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I'd go with the swimsuit top. Don't forget the sunscreen and have fun!
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:06 AM
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I'd go with no bra if that's feasible. No one cares much on a trail and in a T-shirt you wouldn't notice too much either. Plus backpack front straps can keep them in place

Otherwise, I'd go with the bathing suit and pack the sports bra too. The idea of hiking in a swim suit top sounds pretty terrible, but I get the thin strap variety that goes around the neck and it sounds like yours is more supportive.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:56 PM
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If the bathing suit top is supportive enough go with that. I always hike in a sports bra.

Itís better to avoid cotton on a hike. It holds moisture so if you have a non cotton tank that would be better.

Have fun and bring lots of water.


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Old 07-08-2020, 03:15 PM
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I would go bra less, but as someone else said if it isn't possible go with the swim top. Have fun!
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:56 PM
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I settled on the swim top, and it was a good choice. Itís basically a bra with a pretty cover. (Iím a 38DDD.) Although it was 92į, the humidity wasnít bad. I wasnít even sweating all that much. I expected to be miserable. We got to see some beautiful scenery, and only about a half dozen people!
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