Handful Closer Bra

Disclaimer: I received the closer bra by Handful to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”


Hey ladies! Never struggle to get out of a sweaty sports bra again with the super soft and comfy new closer bra by handful! Being a 38DD I am always looking for a comfortable and supportive sports bra. I do not like the ones that you have to pull over your head to get off and on because it is a real pain, especially when you are sweaty. Most of mine hook in the back which I really like but, I seem to chafe from any of the brands I have bought so I find myself lathering on the body glide. I have always want to try a front zip bra but wasn’t sure how they would fit or if the zipper would rub. I was given the opportunity to try out the closer bra so I thought, why not?! The website had said to order based on your shirt size. I normally wear a size large shirt so I ordered the large bra. It came and I was a bit disappointed that I could not get it zipped. I had been so excited to try it out, but the girls were just too big! I guess I should have measured as there is a size chart as well:

“Use a measuring tape around your bust and ribcage and measure in inches to determine what size would fit you best. Handful can comfortably accommodate an A, B, or C cup. D+ cups can wear Handful Bras as an every day leisure, yoga and walking bra, but the higher the cup size, the more your cups might runneth over!”

BUST 32-33.5 34.5-36 36.5-38 39-41 42-44.5
RIBCAGE 27.5-28.5 29-31 32-34 35-37 38-40

I guess I missed that the first time I looked on the website. Thankfully, they quickly exchanged to get me an XL. I did have to hook the little hook in the front in order to zip it up without too much difficulty though, but once it was on, it was a perfect fit! It is buttery soft and to my delight I had no chaffing and hardly even knew I was wearing it. The straps are adjustable in the back and there are breathable mesh panels around the top.


The Closer Bra comes with removable “Lights Out” pads. I prefer a padded bra, but it is nice that you have that option because some people prefer not to have the padding. Also, for me personally I would prefer it to hook in the back but I am not opposed to the zip front now either. I was not sure how it would be as far as support but guess what? No issues! For me, it had plenty of support. This may be my new go to sports bra because of the comfort, support and no chaffing. There are three colors to choose from. The color I chose was spoon me. There is also booya black and keepin’ it teal.

The Closer Bra is a front zip bra designed to be easy on and off before and after workouts.  Power mesh creates flexible support and straps are adjustable.

I think I might just have to purchase the other two colors as well. You can save 10% by using code BIBRAVE when you order this or anything else on their website!

See what other BibRave Pros had to say about the closer bra:

Mai Becky Thanh Christine Jessica Lissa Meridith Angie

Stephanie  Kim  Stacia

Deanne  Brenda  Vanessa

Keep the girls happy!