Monday, August 13, 2012

I Really Am a handful ... Are You? Review and Giveaway

For almost all of my life I was not a big fan of bras of any kind... and goodness knows I have tried a zillion different ones.

Sports bras generally don't have adjustable straps and they all seem to be too short and ride up too high on my rather prominent rib cage.  The sleeker I get, the worse this problem gets. I am constantly yanking at them and pulling them down.  For the past several years I wore fitness/yoga tops with built in bras to avoid that situation and/or just put up with the discomfort and annoyance.

Bras that are meant to be worn under clothing have been an even bigger pain for me.  To tell you the truth, I have gone most of my adult life without one!

Many months ago I started seeing reviews and giveaways on lots of fitness blogs about a sports bra called handful.  Everyone that tried and reviewed them RAVED about them... and I wanted in.  I entered many many giveaways until finally, in January this year, I won one.

I couldn't believe that this pretty little garment was really a sports bra.





But, eager to give it a try, I wore it pretty much non-stop for the next several days and really put it through its paces.  I did lots of stretching in it to see if it would move out of place, or ride up, or chafe... and it did none of those things.  The fabric is so soft and so stretchy, and it absorbs perspiration and never irritates my skin.  I fell in love with this bra... handful... and have been telling everyone about it since then at every opportunity I get.

I wore a handful when I ran my first half marathon in May... and I basically forgot I was even wearing it.

The handful bra comes with removable padding for those of you who don't want or need it... and it comes with it's own litle mesh laundry bag.  Such a great idea.






Since receiving my first handful, I have collected a few more... and love them all.  This is the only bra I ever wear now, and it is not only my sports bra, but it is my everyday bra as well.   I have finally found a bra that I am completely comfortable wearing, for hours and hours on end, under every condition I have come up against.

I do launder them in the machine in the mesh bag occasionally, but mostly I handwash them and hang them up to dry overnight. 



I am so excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to win a handful bra for yourself! 

Handful is going to introduce a new line at the end of August so is currently offering this lovely current model at an incredible low price on their web site. They are closing them out at the unbelievable low price of only $18 each...  But I would like to give one to one of you!

The colors and sizes that are still available are:

Pink L
Nude XS, M, L
Cocoa XS, L

So if one of those would work for you then please leave me a comment and tell me which one you would choose if you win.  Leave your contact email address as well.

For a second entry, tweet this "I want to win a @handfulbra from @eatrunsail - http://eatrunsail.blogspot.ca/2012/08/i-really-am-handful-are-you-review-and.html" and leave a second comment saying that you did.

The giveaway will close on Friday, August 17th at midnight PDT and I will select and a winner on Saturday. I will contact the winner by email and also announce it on this blog post.

Good luck! 

And if you don't win one, get on over to the handful site and order one or two for yourself before they are all gone!

Why, yes, handful IS sponsoring this giveaway... but they didn't ask me to LOVE them!  I do that on my own.

82 comments:

  1. I'd pick the nude in L. I've "collected" a few of these already myself too!

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  2. I would love one!!! Anything in a large, but Cocoa would be first choice!

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  3. I think I would choose the nude or black in medium
    amandamdaley at yahoo.com

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  4. I tweeted your contest
    amandamdaley at yahoo.com

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  5. I'd love the pink or cocoa in a Large.
    gabrielle_sida@hotmail.com

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  6. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/Gabamonkey/status/235200142402281473

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  7. I would love to try these! In an XS :)

    kristen@followingfit.com

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  8. I also won one in a contest. I am excited for its arrival! Great review!

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  9. I also won one in a contest. Your post is making me excited for its arrival. Great review!

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  10. I would love to try one in any color in a large :)

    jnclark1112 at gmail dot com

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  11. Black or Pink in Medium should work! Would be pumped to check it out!! Looks so pretty!

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  12. I'd love the cocoa one!! I've been wanting a Hanful bra for soooo long!
    laurel_cedarblade@sbcglobal.net

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  13. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/235212923579027456

    laurel_cedarblade@sbcglobal.net

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  14. Omigosh- I love (LOVE) handful bras! I have one and I love it. since I've lost weight my 'girls' have damn near disappeared, so I love the little extra padding. ;) I'd take the Nude M. amwright94(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. The nude in M...checking out their website now! Thanks for the info

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM TOO!!!!!

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  17. I'm definitely a handFUl!!! :)

    I'd love the pink or cocoa!

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  18. I would love the cocoa in XS! I just bought my first handful bra a few weeks ago and I am IN LOVE! They are so comfortable and cute!

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  19. I would be interested in the cocoa xs! I have NOTHING brown in my running apparel, it would be a cute change of pace!

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  20. Any XS would be appreciated...someone's not a handful in that area. ;)

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  21. I've never tried these bras but I'd pick nude in M. Love the name of them, too cute!

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  22. Woohoo! I have been dying to try these! Oh, nude medium would be perfect!

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  23. I have always wanted to try a Handful bra!!! I would get the cocoa in XS :)

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  24. i am in love with these and would love another one! i just have 1 now but really need to get some more because its my go to when its clean:) i think i would get black next!

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  25. Tweeted:) https://twitter.com/JennsAdventures/status/235425090337112065

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  26. I would pink anything XS. I am not picky on color and glad I am not alone in not really owning a bra. Oh my!

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  27. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/RunInBoise/status/235450762061291520

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  28. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/RunInBoise/status/235450762061291520

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  29. I would love the Nude M! sounds awesome :)

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  30. I would love the Nude M! Sounds awesome

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  31. I would love to win this! Anything in L but Pink would be my first choice! (cupcakekelly21ATgmailDOTcom)

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  32. Yay! I love handful:) those don't work for me, but good luck to everyone!

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  33. super cute! i'd love pink but in a M!

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  34. Well, hmmm, I'm probably more of a small, but I'm afraid that medium would be too big, so maybe the XS in Cocoa! divaonadietblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I tweeted too!
    https://twitter.com/divaonadiet/status/235744506492895232

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  36. I would love the nude in medium! Erikamsu1@gmail.com

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  37. Tweeted it! [tweet https://twitter.com/mylo_cat/status/235764653198827521]

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  38. I would probably need a small. Since you don't have that I would go for either of the XS or the M! I have always wanted to try a handful!

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  39. I have a hard time with bras as well. It's almost like they need to be custom made.

    I would pick nude, I think medium.

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  40. OOOH Please pick me!! I'd pick an XS in whatever color. I'd tweet if I had a twitter. Right now, I'm wearing a tween training bra. Seriously. And I'm 28 years old. I need something new.

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  41. Oh, forgot this part - my email is susandebruin84@gmail.com

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  42. Cocoa XS is what I would like :)
    sounds like a great sports bra!

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  43. Don't enter me, because I have 10 of these lovely bras and they are all sold out of my size anyway in the close out colors. I am so super excited to get one of the new colors, adjustable, convertables and the tanks. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!

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  44. I have been wanting to try this bra for so long! The nude medium would fit me and my style perfectly :)

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  45. Would love anything in Medium. I've heard VERY good things about these sports bras!

    fitmomintraining gmail come

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  46. I would love an XS in nude! Cocoa would be my second choice! Been eyeing these bras for a long time now!

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  47. I'd pick the medium nude, I am in love with handful too, but only have one so far!

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  48. Nude Medium! Love it!!!! Want one!
    sherunswithendurance@gmail.com

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  49. I would love the pink (or the cocoa or nude) in large

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  50. Anything in L preferably nude

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  51. Anything in L would be great, preferably nude

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  52. I guess I'm a medium (a safe bet!). So that means the nude! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  53. And I tweeted as well! Wish me luck!

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  54. I think the nude medium would work for me. I've always wanted to try this bra!

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  55. Great review - we're handful twins! we have all the same colours :) I know this giveaway is over but I loved reading your review and couldn't agree more - they're all I wear.....I'm wearing one now ;) lol

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