Gear Guide 2012: Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Bra and Moving Comfort Serena

Whether you're looking for all-day comfort or maximum support, we found two backpacking-friendly sports bras

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Icebreaker Sprite Bra (Courtesy Photo)

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Moving Comfort Serena (Courtesy Photo)

Multiday Comfort

Because it’s comfy from sunup to sundown, the Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Bra is ideal for backpacking. “I didn’t feel compelled to yank it off in camp like I do with so many sports bras,” says our tester, who wore this tank-style pullover for three days straight in Chile’s central Andes. The merino wool (with four percent Lycra) stayed fresh right to the post-hike shower and delivered good moisture management. Though not as quick to dry as some synthetics, the wool effectively disperses perspiration even on hot days. Downside: Its subtle support serves small-chested gals best. $50; 1.5 oz.; XS-2XL;

Full support

Need more structure? Large-figured testers preferred the Moving Comfort Serena, a seamless pullover that delivers it without wires or clasps. “Compression is effective but not constricting,” says our tester. “No movement, no chafing, no digging into my shoulders.” $38; 2.6 oz. (M/L);

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