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Isis Henna Intimates

I knew I'd like the Isis Henna Sport Bra and Henna Hipster when I read the secret message on the inside of each garment: "You are a Goddess!" Yes, I am! And with the Henna intimates, I'm also ultra comfortable during my workouts.

Both the Henna Sport Bra and the Henna Hipster are made out of wicking, fast-drying nylon, with just a hint of spandex. That means they do a good job of breathing, and they stay put. And that means when I'm running and biking on the trails around Jackson Hole, WY, I can stay out as long as I want without worrying about my under garments bunching or feeling soggy. So, when I take my favorite route, an hour-long loop over a rolling singletrack with lots of switchbacks, I'm confident my gear will perform when I need it to. It's also just fun to wear henna patterned, fuschia intimates under my workouts clothes.

Thanks to the quick-drying fabric used in the Henna items, I didn't freeze when I got caught in a summer storm in the middle of a mountain bike ride, just half a mile from my car. I was in a relatively flat, open area and had to snuggle up to a lone conifer tree to protect myself from getting pelted by hail the size of marbles. As the temps plummeted, I was grateful that my Isis Henna intimates were warm and pretty much dry against my skin, even after I had just labored up a hilly section of trail.

The Isis Henna Sport Bra has medium to high support for higher impact activities like running and Crossfit workouts, without being constricting. It has double-layer lined construction for structure and a racerback design for ease of motion through my shoulders and arms. Although I didn't explore the option, there is a discreet pocket that accesses the area between the double layers of the front of the bra, so that padding can be added if desired. Thee bra I tested is an A/B cup size, but Isis also makes a C/D-cup version of this bra.

The Isis Henna Hipster is a full coverage panty that is comfortable, breathable, and most important, stays in place through challenging activities like hot yoga, climbing, and running. My Henna Hipster intimates have stayed in great shape through many washings thanks to the fabric's durability and quality construction.

Taking care of the Isis Henna intimates is a breeze. I just toss them in the washing machine and wash them in warm water. I usually dry them on low, and even though I (or my husband) haven forgotten the recommended settings, the garments have kept their shape without shrinking or pilling (and Isis promises that they will do so for years).

Sizes/Colors: The Isis Henna Sport Bra is available for women in Aster, Jet, Lollipop, White, and Ocean in sizes S-XL. I found the bra to fit true to size, with the perfect amount of snugness in the band and straps.

The Isis Henna Hipster is available for women in Aster, Jet, Lollipop, White, and Ocean in sizes S-XL. I am a size 4-6 in bottoms, and the size small was a perfect fit.

Bottom Line: The Isis Henna Sport Bra and Henna Hipster are a winning team, supportive, comfortable, and pretty, and a solid foundation for all my active pursuits. —L.S. (May ‘12)

BUY ONLINE : $39/bra, $20/briefs.

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