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Patagonia Women's Barely Bra

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July 21, 2021

Everyday Wear

I bought this bra at an REI sale, and returned to the Patagonia site to buy another. It's a great everyday wear bra under t-shirts. I am a 36DD at 5'7" and it squishes my boobs together enough that I need baby powder in my cleavage during the summer months, but it's not enough that it's obscene cleavage. Is a great bra ... Read Morefor yoga, stretching, and hiking. I do not use this bra to work out in as the straps stretch slightly over the course of a few months. It provides adequate support but not work out jumping up and down support. It also has lightweight, thin padding that prevents nipple peek. It is removable if you are trying to show them off.

July 18, 2021

Comfortable fit, good support

This bra fits and wears well. Its the fourth Ive bought in this style. I dont need much support and it seems to do a fine job. Was surprised that I needed an extra large at 150 lbs and 36B bra size, but thats OK as it fits as well as it does.

July 17, 2021

Please add adjustable straps!

Ive worn these bras for years, super comfy, but the straps seem to be getting longer with each new version. So, not really providing any support. Please, please add adjustable straps to the next model.

Response from Patagonia
July 19, 2021

Hey Jean, thank you for the review on our Barely Bra! We double checked the measurements from the last few years and it doesn't look like the strap length has changed. If you'd like to exchange for a size down, you could begin that process [here](

July 16, 2021

Too small

I'm typically XS-S top, NEVER medium; the small was way too tight even with the padding removed. The straps were too short for my short torso. I guess I'll try a medium?

July 15, 2021

Straps are too short

There is a lot that is nice about this bra, but the straps are too short so it constantly rides up. That didn't work for me, so I returned it. I would love to see some adjustable straps here.

Response from Patagonia
July 16, 2021

Hi Lori, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're really sorry to hear to hear about the disappointment with the straps. However, the feedback is truly appreciate as its how we improve products for future seasons!

July 8, 2021

Comfortable bea

One of the best bras for bumming around. Not for working out if your bra size is a B or bigger

July 8, 2021

Good description of the feeling when wearing.

I also bought this bra in black. It fit much better than the beige. I think there may be inconsistency in sizing.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2021

Hi there, thank you for this feedback and we are sorry to hear if you feel there are any inconsistencies in the sizing. Please feel free to [send]( anything that back that didn't fit well and we are happy to issue a refund.

July 6, 2021

The best everything bra

This is perfect for any no- or low-impact wear, from WFH to weight lifting. It's also great for travel. When sitting for long periods, like on road trips or on airplanes, I really dislike bra clasps and other hard wear in my clothing: This bra has no such irritants. It washes well, and air dries fast. I have a couple that have seen near-daily ... Read Morewear since the pandemic started and still look great.

July 5, 2021

Nice looking but not as well designed as previous year's design

I have four bras of this same design but from previous years. They all fit find. Were comfortable, did not ride up and did what I wanted them too -- fit well, look nice under clothes and be comfortable. This year I bought two of these bras. I had read reviews for this year's design that mentioned dissatisfaction with the new design, but though... Read Moret they might be over sensitive or something. This new design is very similar to the previous version of this bra in a-presence and basic design but there are differences that I did not expect from a Patagonia product. One good change in my view is that the bra is a bit scaled down overall. Initially I liked the fact that it fits to give a very natural look to the bust. Previous design gave more of a busty (if that is appropriate word) appearance. The new style is a bit more modest and I felt more comfortable with that feature. The bra felt like a natural extension of my body. But, this new design rids up a bit where the bras from previous year did not do so at all. This is very annoying for active use, yoga, kayaking, even biking or plain walking. The fabric though nice looking is itchy at times, especially this summer in the heat. My hope is that Patagonia will keep this bra in their line but look closely at the features of previous bras that made the chest band so comfortable and securely stayed in place, and reincorporate design elements, fabrics or manufacturing into next year's style. Otherwise I know that I will not be buying this bra again. Thanks.

Response from Patagonia
July 12, 2021

Hello Sara, we appreciate you taking the time to share the detailed comparisons between the current and past versions of the Women's Barely Bra. We value your satisfaction and you are always welcome to [return]( it under our Ironclad Guarantee.

July 2, 2021

Perfect bra

I have no need for structure bras as an older woman traditional bras gap. And sports bras give me uniboob. This bra looks good under a tshirt or a sundress. Very comfortable and breathable fabric. I live in Texas and thats extremely important.

July 1, 2021

Short Straps

Awesome color and amazing breathable fabric, it's pretty comfortable, I wear it around the house and forget that I have it on.

June 24, 2021

Super comfortable

This is my go-to bra. I wear it to exercise with or without a shirt, dress up, and even as a swim suit top. Super comfortable. Wish there were more colors and patterns.

June 24, 2021

Very small

I use other Patagonia bras on size Medium but this one was way too small.

Response from Patagonia
June 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback on the sizing. We are sorry to hear that this ended up fitting smaller than your other bras. Please feel free to [return or exchange]( this to us.

June 21, 2021

Perfectly comfortable

As a stroke survivor, I need abra I can get into and out of with one hand. This bra is just that, with enough support and coverage to wear on its own. It also washes beautifully. Bravo!

June 10, 2021

New favorite

I love several of the Patagonia bras, but I wanted one that bridged work/casual and more active wear. This one is perfect IF you get the right size. Based upon the reviews I read, I decided to order the Large, which was the right call. Typically I wear a M in Patagonia sports bras (36 B).

June 10, 2021

Love this bra!

This bra is so comfortable. I really want to purchase more of them. I bought it for an upcoming hiking trip but tried it out at home. Wow! Love it!

June 4, 2021

I live in this bra now

I wear it around the house, while backpacking. It's so comfy! I pretty much only wear a different bra if I'm running.

June 3, 2021

Best bra!

My first try at this style bra. I have a large rib cage and a small B bust. This XL fits perfect and I will order more!

May 29, 2021

Great but

This bra almost hit all the pluses. The straps don't slide off my sloped shoulders, my boobs don't slip out like in some bralet style bras, and it gives the right amount of support, BUT add me to the folks who'd like adjustable straps. The straps are just a bit too short for my longer torso.

May 19, 2021

Imagine: a comfortable bra for hiking!

I dont like wearing super support bras for hiking. Ive had success with every other Patagonia product, so I thought Id try the bras. Im elated. It fits comfortably and the straps cross in the back preventing them from slipping. Honestly, the bra stayed comfortable for hours. It never felt tight. It never felt sweaty. Highly recommended. Im going to... Read More buy more colors!

May 17, 2021

Appropriately Named Bra

I struggle to wear bras. Like, always have and always will. Being large around the rib cage but having a small cup size makes fit almost impossible and the tight bands drive me *nuts* beyond an hour or so. But sometimes I just feel like I need to wear a bra... Certain shirts, jogging, MTB, etc. My go to is usually to just wear a compression crop wi... Read Moreth no band, but this bra works for me when I don't want to be compressed down to completely flat. I honestly rarely care much about the stigmas of being braless or looking flat chested, but it's nice to have a flattering option for the times that I do care. Barely there is the only kind of "there" you're going to find me in when it comes to bras.

May 17, 2021


Absolute perfection. Straps dont slide down my shoulders, great support and extremely comfortable.

May 17, 2021

Good but I'd change one thing

This is a good sports bra. Breathable and supportive with out being too much. If I could change just one thing I would make the straps adjustable because they are a little short for me...

May 16, 2021

Perfect low-key bra

Love the green color. I removed the pads for a better, more comfortable fit. I wear it around the house, on walks, yoga, and hiking. It feels the gap for me between a running sports bra and a bralette. Plus it's cute enough to peak out under tanks, etc.

May 15, 2021

Not for the athletic build.

I'm 5'5", 125lbs and a 36A and the medium was too small. I've never worn a large in my life and I think I'd have to wear a large in this bra. I had a medium in another Patagonia bra and felt confident buying a medium in this style so I bought two. Fortunately I kept the tags on one so I was able to return it but I'm fi... Read Moreghting through wearing the second one. I love Patagonia. You can't expect everything to be a perfect fit and that's ok.

May 9, 2021

Please bring back the old design and fabric!!

Like others, I miss the old Barely Bra. The current one is a mere shadow of the older one. The new fabric is thinner and the new design is less supportive and just all around not as good. This one rides up on the underside of my breasts, which my (same size) old Barely Bras never do. I can't go up in size since I am in an XL already. I am ha... Read Morenging on to my vintage Barely Bras and hope they don't wear out much more. They are far superior to the new ones. And don't tell me I can send back the new ones because of your Ironclad Guarantee. Who cares? That's not the point. I just want you to bring back the old design and fabric, like all the other customers who miss the old version of this bra.

April 30, 2021

THE bra

This bra is fantastic. Its light, not so tight that constricts you, and the ruching in the center contradicts the sports bra 'uniboob'. I was worried about the ruching and the floral pattern, to me at first it looked like a grannie bra, but give it a go. Its comfy, pretty, the do anything bra. Love love love.

April 24, 2021

Its a bra I can live with

I hate bras. I havent worn one since the 80s but gravity is always there. So I finally had to give in. This is the only bra that I can wear all day. I still dont like them, but I can live with this one

April 23, 2021

Best bra

Most comfortable bra - I have 3. I don't run in it or do vigorous activity but for an around-the-house bra or for yoga / climbing / other lower-impact activities is it PERFECT. 10/10 would recommend!

April 23, 2021

Super Comfortable

This bra is the best solution for smaller-breasted women. I can not find well-fitting bras in traditional selections. This fits well, is comfortable, and is modest, unlike some 'stretchy' types. It stretches out a bit after wearing for several days, but washes well and returns to original fit. It does show a bit in certain clothing, but I... Read More have simply embraced the attitude of the younger generations, that peaking out underwear is acceptable.

April 10, 2021

Secretly Amazing Nursing Bra

Now that I'm nursing a little one, I've experienced an amazing process of closet rediscovery and this bra is The Jackpot. For as many nursing bras as there are in the market, this sports bra hits all the marks. Lightweight, comfortable, secure but not binding, and enough coverage to accomodate absorbent nursing pads. My boobs have balloon... Read Moreed to a C-D cup and the medium fits great. For my pre-baby B-cup boobs, the medium was a little big but still fit well enough for exercise and normal activity. I have it in the almond/beige and the turmeric color and can't wait to get a third in black or something fun!

April 2, 2021

Very comfortable, especially the straps

My yoga teacher recommended this bra after I complained to her about mine. Just put it on and yes, it's very comfy. I'm sized b-cup and I like that it has the soft cups, they fit me well and give me some shape and modesty. Just bought several more (at REI since they are sold out here) and hope these will come back, not be phased out like ... Read Moreseveral other of my favorite Patagonia products.

March 28, 2021

Favorite bra, but need new padding inserts

I bought two Barely bras in May 2019 for a backpacking thru hike that summer. I love them so much I wear them all the time, for exercise and everyday. However, a few months ago, the padding in both of my bras started coming apart and it's gotten worse, so that now the padding is almost impossible to make lie flat inside the bra. Is there a way... Read More to get replacement pads for the bras? The bras themselves are still in decent shape, so I don't want to have to buy a whole new bra just because I need new padding. By the way, I know I can buy bra pads online but I want the Patagonia ones designed for this bra specifically so I know it will fit perfectly with the bra. I don't like to wear the bra with no padding, I need the coverage.

March 27, 2021

Comfortable with support

Love this bra for casual wear and for work under dressier shirts. I normally wear a 32B and the XS was a great fit. There is just enough support and shaping so I do not look flat. I love the fit because it does not dig into my shoulders like some other bras I own. There is probably not enough support for running, but this is great for around the ho... Read Moreuse and at work!

March 26, 2021

Fabric too itchy

Love the concept of this bra for everyday wear, and it fits true to size, but unfortunately I find the fabric to be slightly too abrasive to be comfortable for more than 2 hours.

Response from Patagonia
March 29, 2021

Hi there, thanks for the feedback on that and we are sorry to hear that this isn't comfortable for long-wear. If you decide you'd like to [send]( that back because you aren't loving it, please feel free to do so.

March 25, 2021

Comfortable and flattering

This is pretty much the perfect little bra. Its a kind of hybrid everyday/sports bra; truly supportive but not smooshing or overly-compacting. I wear it every single day, and Im surprised that it holds up so well , especially considering its light weight and non-muscular construction. I wear it with or without its padded inserts. To love: no under... Read Morewires & no beefy elastic but good support and a natural (non-flattening) fit. I hope youll bring the light lavender color back! I miss it! It was a great shade for under sheer whites - complimentary without trying to be invisible. The only downside is that its too expensive. Seriously.

March 24, 2021


Love these bras. I own three. Keeps me in place without chafing when being active.

March 20, 2021

New Design is Tiny and Cheap

I have several of these in the older style. I ordered a replacement when I lost a color I liked on vacation. The new style is tiny compared to the old- sizing is way off. I'm a 5'8, 140 lbs and a 34C, and needed a Large, which barely fits and still smashes everything a little too flat. The originals I own are all Mediums. The new one also... Read More feels thinner and cheaper. Patagonia does this all the time. Disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
March 23, 2021

Thank you for leaving us a review on our Barely Bra. We're sorry to hear that you feel like the quality has declined on these, we've taken note of your criticisms and have passed the word on to the appropriate teams. If you'd like to size up and start an exchange, or if you'd like to begin a return, please click [here](

March 16, 2021

needs a little more material

I like this bra, but it needs just a bit more band material at the bra line for a better fit.

Response from Patagonia
March 18, 2021

Thanks for your feedback Donna! Please let us know if you'd like to return or exchange it. We'll be happy to [help](!

March 12, 2021

far inferior to the old Barely Bra

Patagonia, please bring back the old Barely bra from 2016! (The ones where the front straps are one piece rather than split where they attach to the cups.) I still have several of these and the chest band area is so stretched out that the fabric actually flares out in places, yet they somehow magically stay put and still provide some support. I&#x2... Read More7;ve never found another bra that has this design, and it is supremely comfortable. The only reason I'm hanging onto such sad looking bras is that I literally can't tolerate any other bra now. And unfortunately the new Barely design is nowhere near as comfortable. The straps are way too short (and I'm not particularly tall or large busted - 5'4" and average B cup - so I feel like this shouldn't be an issue for me) and cause the bra to ride up. And the support under the breasts isn't nearly as good either. I don't mean that I want a bra with a lot of lift or shape (just the opposite, actually), but I feel like every bra on the market relies on tightness of the chest band to keep the bra in place, including this new take on the Barely bra. Whereas something about the design of the old one kept it where it should be without any tightness or compression. This might not be an issue for women who are used to underwires and extremely compressive sports bras, but as someone who hasn't worn any other bra except for the old Barely bras for half a decade, the new ones are a big step in the wrong direction.

Response from Patagonia
March 17, 2021

Thanks for the thorough feedback. We're happy to pass it along to our design team.

March 5, 2021

Wear it on the daily.. but

Hello fellow shoppers, I am someone who appreciates a review on a product. I am in love with these sports bra for everyday wear. Personally, I wouldnt be able to go on a run or do any sort of high intense activity with this bad boy on. However, it is really comfortable for everyday use (cleaning the house or running errands). I have repurchased th... Read Moreis sports bra because I love it but I have run into a few problems with the build of it. The stretchy plastic material that lines the area where you insert or remove the padding is an issue. Since I take out the padding when I wash the sports bra, the stretchy plastic part has broken. This seems like a simple fix on the manufacturing side that would make the product last for much longer. Other than that, it is a great/soft product that keeps your girls in place without causing too much tension on your ribs.

Response from Patagonia
March 16, 2021

Your feedback on the fit, comfort, fabric and performance is appreciated! Note that you can absolutely leave the pads in the bra when washing, though you may need to rearrange them a bit afterward. We do [recommend]( mild detergent, and a washing bag to protect the garment from unnecessary abrasion in the machine, as well as hanging to air dry.

February 11, 2021

So great, ordered in multiple colorways

This bra is THE ONE. You know what I meanTHE ONE you'll go dig out of the clean clothes in the dryer even if you don't have time to fold the rest of the laundry. It's incredibly comfy and the fit is flattering. Removable cups give you the option for a little more modesty in you're into that sort of thing. I wear this for yoga in... Read More the morning, and under Zoom tops while I'm at work. It's just a great little bra.

January 30, 2021

All-around best

I am exclusively wearing these bras at this point. Great for WFH but honestly they work under most tops when I have to go into the office as well. Supportive yet ultra comfy and invisible under clothes. Im 58, 145lbs and 34b and the medium works perfectly.

January 28, 2021

Most comfortable

I need racerback bras because I wear racerback tops. This is by far the most comfortable and well made bra I've worn. Plus, the pad inserts are very easy to put in and take out.

January 22, 2021

Rides up in back

Hello, mostly the bra is comfortable, easy to put on and take off, not too tight. However the back middle rides up, so I keep feeling like I need to pull it down. Could be my boobs are too big so they pull down. I want to try the xl but none in stock. Or do you have one with a larger cup? Im thinking this one will create a sweat pocket under the br... Read Moreeasts when the temp is over 100- which is five months of the year here. Any other suggestions?

Response from Patagonia
February 26, 2021

Thanks for the feedback on the fit. You may like our [Women's Switchback Sports Bra]( better.

January 20, 2021

Wonderful bra

I decided to stop wearing bras with underwires! They prevent proper circulation to breasts and lymph nodes. This bra was the perfect solution. Its comfortable, looks great and gives enough support.

January 17, 2021

Favorite hiking bra

Light and supportive (for B minus cup) Might be a little snug, but very comfortable -- stays in place. Handles moisture well for me. I ordered a second.

December 31, 2020

Very comfortable

I very much like my purchase. I'm glad I ordered a M because I think a S would have been a bit to small. It's very comfortable for everyday use. I just wish they where a bit more affordable. Also, I love the colors!

December 29, 2020

All day every day

For 15 years I didn't wear a bra. Because they were so uncomfortable, obviously. However, I wear this one every day. All-day. I love it.

December 20, 2020

could be a great bra

Actually I do like this bra quite a bit, but do not want to wear a bra that displays boldly Patagonia name on the front. It is offensive. My previous Patagonia bra did not have the advertisement. So I returned this one.

November 27, 2020

So comfy!

Great bra. It's super comfortable. Some bras this style are just too tight around my torso, but this one fits very nicely. My only complaint is that the padding gets moved around really easily, but I suppose I could always just remove it. All in all a great product!

November 11, 2020

Good fit

Haven't worn it much or washed it yet but seems comfortable, practical, with a little style that I enjoy. Color is a little different than I'm envisioned but it's fine -- autumnal....

November 2, 2020

Great All Around Casual Bra

Very comfortable and soft. It's not a bra I could run it but it's perfect for running errands or yoga.

October 30, 2020

Great bras - terrible colors!

I have 2 generations of these bras - an older generation that came in darker colors (besides black), and the latest generation. I think the comfort of the newer generation is great - but because most of the colors are lighter, they look filthy after a season of use. I use these for daily wear, climbing, hiking, skiing, etc. The straps on my newer l... Read Moreighter colors are permanently dirty looking. My older (dark blue) bras still look great. Please Patagonia, add more dark colors! If you sweat, play in the dirt, etc your bras will show it.

October 30, 2020

Perfect fit

This bra is comfy and flattering. I have several colors now, and they all fit well and the removable padding is a plus. The bra is supportive and comfortable!

October 30, 2020

Patagonia Womens Barely Bra

This bra is functional durable and is extremely comfortable! Its a bit small on me but will stretch out a bit without loosing its shape or support.

October 29, 2020

tight chest band

Normally I wear a small/6 - (5'5 128), athletic, small chested. I ordered a Medium bc I dislike tight clothing. Hint to product designers: My breasts do not need to be strapped in tighter than a kayak on a roof rack. If it leaves an indentation line around my torso after trying it on, it's too tight and will annoy me all day. And again, I... Read More am a small person, ordering a medium size. My quest for a comfortable bra continues.

October 27, 2020

My Favorite Daily Bra

I have 5 of these bras and its the only type I wear for my causal wear. It doesnt feel too constricting and doesnt make my breasts looks unflattering either. I wouldnt recommend for high impact activities.

October 12, 2020

So comfortable; wanting more!

At first, this felt too snug. Now I want to wear it every single day and want more colors! I am not a huge fan of bras and always prefer wireless, but as much of my life has shifted outdoors this year I am wanting a comfortable, in-between bra that works for all of my activities: walking, hiking, yoga, teaching, out and about. I would say that runn... Read Moreing or vigorous exercise in this won't work - not sturdy enough. But as for all of the above activities - this is perfect for me. I want to wear this constantly, also, as so many typical sports bras make my sensitive neck and shoulder muscles more sore. I will always choose patagonia when possible to support it's sustainability and planet/people advocacy!

October 9, 2020

Nice material and fit

Holds the ladies in place whether I'm climbing, doing yoga or hiking. Breathable material and great fit - just the right amount of snug.

September 23, 2020

Comfy Sports Bra

Its really comfortable good design

September 21, 2020

comfortable fit

This bra fits perfect, I am a 34C or 32D and the medium fits well around my torso and cup size just right too. It is soft and dries quickly after a brisk walk or hot day hike. I like the always fresh feature!

September 20, 2020

Very comfortable and supportive

I like the style, fit and color However it could be a bit more roomier Id like purchase another however I dont know if a lg would be too large I washed the bra in cool water with like garments and it washed well

September 17, 2020

Soft & well made

Bra color is very pretty, straps are comfortable, easy to put on. Medium support

September 17, 2020

Great bra. Terrible tags!

Seems so strange that the tags for this product are made of the scratchiest, plastic-like material and, rather than being in the back, they're on the side where a girls skin is the most tender. A real pain to cut them out without destroying the seam. Please use real fabric for your tags and move them to the back! Thanks!

September 17, 2020

super bra

thought this might not fit me since I am not a small, BUT surprise love this bra.. wore it golfing and just around love it.. need more on sale

September 16, 2020

Super comfortable

The BEST BRA in my life. You dont feel that you wear it

September 15, 2020

High hopes, but straps too stretchy

I wanted to love this bra and I had high hopes the first week. But unfortunately, after Week 1, I find that the straps have stretched and there is no way to tighten them. The bra would fit better if I was about 3" taller, but alas, I am not. :)

Response from Patagonia
November 25, 2020

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review on our Women's Barely Bra, but we're so sorry to hear that it stretched out for you! This feedback is so crucial in our improving of product, we've passed this info along to the appropriate teams. You are welcome to return this back at any time. If you're looking for a replacement that will be able to withstand more frequent use, please check out our [Women's Cross Beta Sports Bra](

September 13, 2020

My new favorite bra

This is my new favorite bra! I love the racerback, the coverage, the support, the fit, everything!

September 13, 2020

Perfect everyday bra

Comfy and no smell When youre sweaty

September 12, 2020

Favorite Bra

Extremely comfortable for all day. If I want to wear for spin class, I would need next size down for more support. My favorite bra.

September 11, 2020

So comfortable!

I bought one of these bras and loved it so much I bought 4 more in different colors.

September 11, 2020

Not durable

It doesnt look well made and feels like after a few washes itll lose its shape/sticking.

Response from Patagonia
November 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback on our Women's Barely Bra, we're sorry to hear that the quality isn't what you expected. Please see below for care instructions, if the bra does begin to fall apart please remember you are always welcome to return! Machine Wash Warm Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Tumble Dry Low, Do Not Iron, Do Not Use Fabric Softeners

September 10, 2020

Only bra I ever want to wear forever

i am a 36G so finding comfy bras that are easy to put on and dont dig or chafe or have zippers or tons of compression is a whole thing. The xl is stretchy enough to hold my girls comfortably and basically acts like a super comfy breathable bralette. Love.

September 10, 2020

My favorite bra for pregnancy and nursing

This bra is pricy, but it holds up well and it is the most comfortable. The first one I bought is over 3 years old and still going strong. I just bought 2 more b/c I'll need them for my new pregnancy and afterwards.

September 10, 2020

Comfortable Lounge bra

I've been looking for a comfortable bra to wear around the house and this seems to work pretty well. I had to buy a size larger that usual - I'm a 34D and bought the XL. It's not very supportive, but it seems to be good enough for walking the dog and hanging out.

September 10, 2020

Perfect fit

Love this bra. Its extremely comfortable and perfect for any use.

September 10, 2020

Perfect fit!

I love my sports bra. The fit is perfect and very comfortable .

September 9, 2020

great fit and super comfy.

I could sleep in this bra if I did sleep in a bra :)

September 9, 2020

New favorite sports bra

With my new WFH life, I wanted a sports bra that I could wear comfortably during the day sitting at my desk and taking periodic neighborhood walks and this really fit the bill. Its super comfortable, supportive but not constricting, and not too hot. I dont think theres the support you might want for high impact workouts, but for walking and yoga, i... Read Morets exactly what I was looking for and Ill probably buy more in the future.

September 8, 2020


This is my second one and it fits perfectly like the first. Love that the straps don't fall off my shoulders.y

September 8, 2020

My favorite

So soft and feels great on!

September 8, 2020

Fabulous workout bra

Love the bra. I wear a 34 C regular bra and always order a size medium for my workout bra. Do not like a bra to be too tight. Great fit for how I like it.

September 7, 2020

Its okay

The small fit alright in the cups but the band gapped in the front so I returned for a medium. Cups fit great but Im worried over time the band will stretch out. Right now it fits fine but after a few wears it feels like it could be tighter.

September 7, 2020

Good fit

Im 54 160lbs wear a 36 D. This fit me well in a size large.

September 6, 2020


I use with heart rate monitor while cycling and it's comfortable

September 6, 2020


Great comfortable bra for everyday wear. Just the right amount of support.

September 6, 2020

Super comfortable

I really like this bra for work. Very comfortable and smooth for under a T shirt.

September 5, 2020

Very small

I loved the design of this bra better than just about anything else Ive worn. However it was way too small. I wear these kinds of bras a lot, all different brands, and I usually wear a size small. Will come our again? Id like to try it in a medium. Thank you!

September 5, 2020


Great fit, love the style and fabric. This is the 2nd barely bra Ive purchased because I liked the 1st one so much!

September 5, 2020

Not for exercising

This is a comfy bra good for casual wear. It doesnt offer much support. So I dont recommenced wearing it for exercise purposes.

September 4, 2020

Super Comfortable

I bought one bra and it was so comfortable that I bought two more. I wear them when hiking, cycling and doing low impact exercise classes. I am typically a medium but purchased the large because I'm a 34D. It fits great with good coverage.

September 4, 2020

Perfect for lounging

Perfect support for casual around the house, super light and comfy. For reference, Im 34 B/C and opted for the medium because thats my size with the switchback. Normally Im small sometimes xsmall in Patagonia, and in Patagonia swimsuits Im consistently small. But the medium here is just right. I wouldnt wear this for hike bike or run as it would no... Read Moret provide the support I prefer/need with the switchback. I also need a more polished look/underwire with lift for my professional work setting, but this is my new go-to for weekends and evenings. Superbly comfortable!

September 4, 2020

Perfect for sweaty summers

If you're prone to sweating like crazy in the summertime, then this is the perfect bralette for you. Case in point: I wore this on a humid day hike and was amazed when it didn't stink in the slightest at the end of the day. As a 32D, I chose the size medium and it fits great for everyday wear and light exercise. Just enough support.

September 3, 2020

Comfy Bra Replacement

Would replace all my bras with this for everyday wear. A bit $$$, but PG is a sustainable, ethical brand, so will pay more. This cant replace my sports bras for running, spin, jump rope, but grt for hiking, light activity. Im 511, 155, 36B/C, and Medium works. Pad insert could be a bit bigger to cover more cup...Will order more.

September 3, 2020


Super comfortable, no adjustments while wearing this bra. No bulging issues. I can wear it all day and night, everyday. Not tight control for motionless running, just easy and comfortable. This is my fourth one.

September 3, 2020

Super comfortable!

New favorite work from home bra! Wish Id bought 4

September 3, 2020

comfortable and sheer

As a yogi I like to be comfortable. This bra is the best I've found so far. I got a large so it gives me space to breathe around my ribs. I"m small but luckily the bra is stretchy enough so the large still fits my chest and provides maximum stretch all over so I don't have bra marks (pressure points) at the end of the day. Thank you ... Read MorePatagonia for another great item.

September 3, 2020

Nice fit

Liked the fit

September 2, 2020

I own several of these

Like most things I order from Patagonia, I have to size up for my 32DD bust. The size chart says M, and I have a couple in that size, but I prefer the L for comfort. They have lasted a long time-3yrs plus-and I hope the newest one does too.

September 2, 2020


This is the perfect bra! By 5pm, I usually have to take off the bra I am wearing because it is so uncomfy but not the Barely Bra, I can wear this bra for days! It is so comfortable and supportive. I highly recommend it!

September 2, 2020

Good for casual wear

The fabric on this bra is SO silky and soft... and thin. It's fabulous for a 'no-bra bra' day or for sleeping in, but not for much else. It has minimal support and does not prevent you from nipping out either. That said, it's super dreamy and cozy- just purchase it with your purpose in mind!

September 2, 2020

Well designed

Well designed, comfortable. Runs a little small. I am slender athletic build, usually wear 36b in a bra, this is a little tight in circumference but stretches.

September 1, 2020

Super comfortable

Great fit, comfortable, I have in several colors

September 1, 2020

Love my barely bra.

A great everyday bra! Best bra for hot and cold weather! Definitely the best bra for the extreme Texas summers. I wear all the time and love how you barely notice it's there at all. It's comfortable and supportive with no underwire necessary! Please make more colors!!

September 1, 2020

Comfortable everyday bra

These are super comfortable. I sized up to a Medium because I don't want to feel the band (I'm usually a 34B).

September 1, 2020

My Go To Bra!

Bought this bra as I am no longer nursing and needed something that actually fits. I thought it was going to be too tight when I first tried it on but once broken in is my preferred bra for everyday. I actually tried the beta cross bra also in a small and returned it to get a second of the barely bra because it's that amazing. I weigh 115 for ... Read Morereference. I would buy another so good!

August 31, 2020

Great for many activities

At first I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable this bra is. However by the end of the first day I had an irritating area on my skin under the front strap. Thinking it might go away, I kept wearing it for a few days with the same result. But I noticed that the outside of the strap was much smoother than the inside, so I wore the bra inside o... Read Moreut and no longer have a problem. While wearing the bra inside out is not as aesthetically pleasing, I may purchase another one. From a design perspective though I would think that the smoother side of the strap should be toward the skin, not the reverse. What I like best is that this bra can be worn for so many activities, just not running.

August 28, 2020

Extremely comfortable

Im not a huge fan of wearing bras but I bought this for work. Im a nurse and do a lot of running around and this bra is so breathable and comfortable. It truly does not feel like Im wearing a bra. I typically wear a size XL and am a D cup so for me the cups are a bit small but I have no problem with that. Its the best bra Ive owned.

August 27, 2020

So comfortable!

Spending a lot of time working from home & needed some support with comfort. The Barely Bra is PERFECT. Very comfortable, stops chafing, doesn't dig in, no mashing. Size L for 36D is a perfect fit. So comfortable that I have worn it to sleep in. Prettier on than I expected too.

August 1, 2020

Comfortable Fit

The latest iteration of this bra is fantastic! Great fit and super comfortable.

July 29, 2020

This is replacing my underwires!

I bought this bra intending to just wear it in the summer under racerback tanks, but it is SO COMFORTABLE I am wearing it even to work now and plan on buying another one. It looks decent under normal clothes and wicks sweat away! I'm a 34/36 C for reference and find it has enough support for hiking or a kettlebell workout, but not for running.... Read More I bought the Medium and it fits perfectly though I usually wear a small in other brands.

July 27, 2020


Really comfortable, dries fast. Only negative - padding inserts come out. Looking for replacements.

July 24, 2020

super comfortable, easy to take off.

I hate feeling like you're going to suffocate because the bra is too tight. I'm 5'6", 113 lbs., athletic build, float between 32C and 34B regular bra sizes. I got 2 of these in small and they are super comfortable and are perfect for barre. I also wear these under the fleur tank when I run (treadmill, 5 miles). Although these ar... Read Moree not as supportive as other bras, since I'm not that big up there, it doesn't cause pain. The most dreaded part of any workout for me is the struggle to get free from the bra. These are easy to take off even when soaking wet.

July 13, 2020

Great Bra

This bra is perfect for any activity, just right support, no binding, I love it

July 13, 2020

A tiny bit snug

I like this bra because it works fine with my small chest (maybe 32 A?), but it does run just a tiny bit small compared to the other two patagonia bras I recently bought. I haven't had major issues with the pads or any other part of the bra.

July 11, 2020

Great Bra

This bra is perfect for any activity, just right support, no binding, I love it

July 4, 2020

Best bra ever

This bra is so comfortable, I wish I could buy one in every color. When I wear it biking, it dries instantly, and also wear it under regular clothes... it feels like second skin.. love this bra!

July 1, 2020

I love in this bra!!

A perfect amount of comfort and support for day to day. I wouldn't wear it for intense exercise but it's great for yoga and hiking. I've been wearing it everyday (I bought in a few colors even) since it's racerback tanktop season. Working from my deck is so comfy!!

June 27, 2020

Cute bra but not built for Ds

Im 54, 140-ish and I typically wear a 34D. This bra is not built for that. It is wide enough around The rib cage but the sides/Front coverage is too narrow. I feel like my boobs will pop out above or the band will slip up too high and Ill always be readjusting. Not very supportive either (and I get away with wearing other low-impact bras like Boody... Read More just fine with no coverage issues). Super cute but I really didnt have high hopes as not many brands make a well fit low-impact bra for larger than a B/C.

Response from Patagonia
July 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to submit this helpful feedback. We're sorry to hear that the design didn't work out for you and we hope you can [send]( that back to us.

June 26, 2020

Casual day bra

Nice bra for casual day. Im a 40 D and this was just big enough. Hard to find a bralette that works for that size, was happy this did!

June 26, 2020

Very comfortable.

Like a second skin.

June 25, 2020

Love this bra

This is my new favorite bra, its so comfortable and its still very supportive. I have three and wear them every day for work and yoga. great for light activity.

June 24, 2020

Truly Bare

This bra bring comfort, support, and lightness to your activities. While you truly feel like you are barely wearing a bra, I feel the support I need. The bra is made with a comfortable material as well sewn with itch-less stitching. Even in warm weather, this bra wicks sweat which leaves one feeling light. As someone who does not like wearing bras,... Read More I would recommend this bra along with the barely line as they truly make you feel bare!

June 24, 2020

Bra, bruh!

Bought a whole bunch for my 12 year old daughter. She's a Nordic skier, climber, mountain biker...she said, "Dad, they're rad."

June 21, 2020

Great everyday / light activity bra

Wears very light and comfortable. This is NOT a sports bra so do not buy it for that purpose. This bra is just a great everyday bra and fits true to size.

June 21, 2020

One of my favorites

I own multiple ones and wear them for just about everything I do.

June 21, 2020

My favorite bra ever!!

I have one in every color. These bras are the best! So comfortable and supportive. Ive ditched the underwire bras for these. Please never discontinue these!!

June 17, 2020

Comfy bra

Fits nice in all the right areas, especially around the back. I do wish the straps were adjustable. I have smal shoulders and so I should have probably sized down. For reference I am a 36dd, got a medium and considering a small.

June 17, 2020

I only bought this to wear with the Fleetwith Romper

This bra does not provide much support and is not for exercise. I only bought it to wear under the Fleetwith Romper because the straps would be invisible and wearing no bra would be too conspicuous. It does a fine job of containment, but too expensive for what it is.

June 17, 2020

One of my favorites

I own multiple ones and wear them for just about everything I do.

June 17, 2020

My favorite bra ever!!

I have one in every color. These bras are the best! So comfortable and supportive. Ive ditched the underwire bras for these. Please never discontinue these!!

June 11, 2020

Great for lounging, not for sports!

I like this bra, but "sports bra" is a bit of a misnomer - I certainly wouldn't recommend it for any actual athletic activities. As other reviewers have said, it's much more of a bralette and does not provide much support or compression or anything. The straps are also not adjustable, and if you have a longer torso, I think the ... Read Morestraps would likely dig into your neck/shoulders. I was just looking for something light and comfortable to wear around the house and to walk the dog during quarantine so this has fit the bill, but I wouldn't dream of wearing it for running, boot camp, or even hiking. For reference, I'm 5'1", 120 lbs, 34A in normal bras, and purchased a size small.

May 26, 2020

Good bra for medium boobs

I don't like traditional bras, so I search for bralettes or sports bras. I'm usually a 34C, and the medium worked really well for a casual wear bra. Once it's on, I forget about it entirely, which is essential to me, but the best thing is that I don't have a uni-boob situation. It lifts a little more than other bras of this natu... Read Morere, and the fabric seems sturdier than other bras of a similar fabric with a similar design. It's not the best for busty runs- too much flopping, but it's perfect for yoga and hiking, and some light running.

May 25, 2020

Awesome. So comfortable

Ok, I knocked off a star just because I dont think Ill be running in this due to lack of support, and I do with the padding was sewn in, but for daily walks, yoga, cleaning the house, etc..this is a perfect bra with plenty of stretch and extremely comfortable.

May 25, 2020

This bra is so comfortable, it fits nicely without digging in. It is lightweight, and dries quickly when I get sweaty, or go for a cheeky swim in an alpine lake while hiking. I wear a 32 F and this is the right amount of support for hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and yoga, but not enough for running. I love this one, and I think I have had m... Read Morey first one for two years, with a lot of use, so its pretty durable. I loved it so much I bought another one.

May 24, 2020

This bra is so comfortable, it fits nicely without digging in. It is lightweight, and dries quickly when I get sweaty, or go for a cheeky swim in an alpine lake while hiking. I wear a 32 F and this is the right amount of support for hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and yoga, but not enough for running. I love this one, and I think I have had m... Read Morey first one for two years, with a lot of use, so its pretty durable. I loved it so much I bought another one.

May 19, 2020

Where have you been all my life!

I am a 36 DD and I had to take the pads out for it to runs small but it feels fabulous to the point where I do not even know I have it on. I just ordered every color!

May 16, 2020

Not for me

This bra was not comfortable for me. I'm a 32DD so I think it is just not made for my size. The fit is ok, but the straps are a little short and not adjustable, so they dig into my shoulders. The band was loose, but the cup size was fine. Very little support.

May 11, 2020

Comfortable if you don't raise your arms

I loved the bra when I first tried it on. It fit perfectly, but I find myself constantly tugging it down when I wear it doing everyday things. I wish it had adjustable straps. Then it would be perfect. So, not comfortable for me.

Response from Patagonia
May 29, 2020

Thanks for your comments on this and we are sorry to hear that the design didn't end up working out. We want to ensure you are always satisfied with your purchases with us, so please feel free to [return]( this and we are happy to help recommend something else.

May 7, 2020

Super comfortable

This is good bra for when you dont particularly want to wear a bra though I know people who wear it for everything. I wouldnt personally even try to run in this bra. I dont love the pads. I like to have them in but they arent super easy to put back in if you take them out and often come out on their own if you wash (on delicate in a lingerie bag) w... Read Moreith them in. Overall, though, I still really like this bra. Last I checked Im a 36C and I wear a large.

May 4, 2020

Comfy, low-support

Great bra for around the house and yoga (or other low-impact activities). I wear 34D and bought this in a large. Fits well and is super comfortable.

March 10, 2020

Stretches out fast, doesn't fit like the older design

Please bring back the 2017 design. I agree with all the other reviews explaining why, so I won't waste why breath. Please, Patagonia, listen to your customers, bring back the old design and material that didn't stretch out so much.

Response from Patagonia
April 10, 2020

Hi Christina! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear the new design and quality didn't hold up to your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always guaranteed so you are welcome to place a [return](

February 26, 2020

Comfortable, supportive, and noisy

This bra would have received a 5 if the straps did not make so much noise during movement. It sounds like the creaking of branches bending in the wind every time I breath, bend, move my torso, or walk. Hoping that after a few more washes the straps quiet down. If not then I may only be able to wear it around the house and gym. The fit is supportive... Read More and comfortable enough for all day wear, yoga, and light calisthenics.

February 22, 2020

Cheap redesign-no support

This barely bra USED is barely a good product now. I own several previous iterations of this bra and they were fantastic. I recently bought 4 pairs of this new version and they have cheapened the materials. I noticed immediately when I wore the new bra that it was less supportive than before. I compared it side by side to previous ones and sadly no... Read Moreticed that the shoulder/crossback support straps and the strap that goes around your rib cage have all been replaced with thinner and weaker elastic bands. Even the removable padding is thinner than before. I can only wear these bras to sleep because they are useless in providing any support for any normal activities. My biggest regret is thinking that the product would be the same as before and throwing out all the packaging immediately upon receipt without trying them on. Shame on you Patagonia for reducing the quality of this product. Now I am stuck with 4 of these useless bras!!!!!

Response from Patagonia
March 26, 2020

Hi there, we're so sorry to hear that the new design isn't working for you. Under our Ironclad Guarantee, we're more than happy to take back any gear that isn't performing to our standard. You're welcome to start your warranty return here,

February 21, 2020

This bra is all I wear

Nothing will ever live up to the barely bra's comfort, functionality, and indestructibility. I have 5. They hold up amazingly well--I regularly wear them multiple times without washing in between and they don't smell and they hold their shape. I'm a pretty solid B-cup and they have enough support for medium impact activities like ski... Read Moreing, hiking, commuting around town via bike, etc. I also regularly wear them to work under sweaters and button downs as they have enough support and shape. I forget I'm wearing it! What more can you ask for?

February 4, 2020

Shoulder Straps too Narrow

I don't care for the fit of this bra. I have broad shoulders, a B cup, and wear a size L in tops. I bought a size L in this bra. The band and cup size fit me well but the straps are placed too close to my midline and cut into my pectoral muscle/armpit area. It makes my armpit fat bulge out and is uncomfortable and unflattering. I still wear th... Read Moreis bra occasionally but its not my favorite. I have an older Barely Bra that I purchased in 2014 that is super comfortable and the fit works a lot better for me.

Response from Patagonia
February 4, 2020

Hi Amy! Thank you for your review, and we're sorry to hear that this bra didn't work out for you. If you'd like to initiate a return or exchange, you are welcome to do so [here]( In the meantime, we might recommend checking out the [W's Barely Everyday Bra]( This style provides the same coverage and support as the Barely Bra, without the narrow racerback straps.

January 6, 2020

New lightweight support

I like this bra but have not laundered it yet. The fit is right but there is no room for shrinkage. I’m 32 C and chose the medium. Hope this holds up. Breathable fabric is comfortable

December 24, 2019

Favorite bra

This bra is great. Very comfortable and good support. I don’t think I’d workout in this but have done yoga in it. I bought a large and I’m a 36D and it fits great.

December 17, 2019

The bra for people who hate bras

I didn't wear a bra except to exercise for years. This one is now what I wear every day. It is super comfy and just a bit more supportive than nothing. Wish there were more colors!

December 16, 2019

cute, confortable and functional

This is my third barely bra and I continue to love them. They're comfortable and stylish and provide enough support to be worn all day or for low impact activities. I've had my first two for probably three years or so and in addition to two years of regular use, they survived the stretch and pull of nursing over the last year and it is on... Read Morely now that they are finally tapped out. I will continue to buy this bra and hope Patagonia doesn't change a thing! I started as a 32B and I'm now probably still a C and it still fits well.

December 5, 2019

Love it - very comfortable

Works great for me. 32DD and ordered a medium (followed the sizing chart). Fits well, comfortable. Was looking for an alternative to underwire bras. Works well for everyday wear, including work clothes.

December 3, 2019

The best

I now have four of these bras. They are so comfortable and don’t make you feel compressed. I use them for yoga and skiing. They keep you dry even when you are soaked in sweat. Very important when skiing. I’m a chef and wear this for work also. Looks great under regular clothing. Love this product.

November 23, 2019


The bra fits extremely comfortable with no itchy spots.

November 22, 2019

Very Comfortable

I recommend this Bra, it fits nicely and is very comfortable. I bought it to use at the gym, but wear it everyday.

November 18, 2019

Super comfortable

I have been looking for a bra that has minimal padding, comfortable and cute. I am 7months pregnant and needed something that wouldn't dig into my ribs and accommodate ribs getting bigger among other things too. I am typically a Medium in most things but I went with the XL and its extremely comfortable, and I bet it would be perfect for breas... Read Moretfeeding too.

November 12, 2019

These keep getting worse.

I have worn this style for about 10 years, and every time I re-purchase, it gets worse. This one has flimsier straps and a narrower bottom band than my last ones. The fabric also isn't as supportive. I know I can return and get a refund, but it's disappointing to _want_ to buy the same product year after year and not be satisfied when I d... Read Moreo because the design and quality have declined. Oh well, vote with your wallet.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2019

Thanks for the details on the Barely Bra, Caetie! We're sorry you're not happy with the newest version but we really appreciate the valuable feedback. We'll be happy to [help]( you [return]( them under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( to a Patagonia-owned store or to our main service center for merchandise credit or a refund, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.

November 9, 2019


Like several other reviewers have said, the straps on this bra are too short and cut uncomfortably into my shoulders. I have had several of these bras in the past and ignored other reviewers who mentioned the straps, but alas, I had to take the bra off after wearing it for only an hour. Others have also commented that the coverage is a bit less tha... Read Moren previously, and it's true. I typically wear a 36C so bought a large thinking it would be enough coverage. Why would Patagonia make something skimpy when it's sole function is comfort, support and coverage? Sometimes I wonder if practicality has gone out the window in favor of fashion.

Response from Patagonia
November 27, 2019

Thanks for the feedback on these and we are sorry that you are disappointed in the design. We tried to achieve a minimalist design with these but we can understand why that may feel like it was at the cost of some support. Please feel free to [send]( this back to us.

November 8, 2019

Love this bra

Wearing size XL and it’s comfortable e shape and supportive. Straps are narrow but don’t cut. Tried one then bought a second color

November 5, 2019

Comfy and versatile

I have always loved the simple versatility and comfort of Patagonia bras for their low impact support. The Barely Bra delivers in both those categories and the light padding is an added bonus. When I come home from work I immediately change into this bra as it is super comfy. I wear it around the house, running errands, walking the dog, and even to... Read More work sometimes (because, padding!) I am a 36D and the large fits well yet is slightly snug.

November 4, 2019

very comfortable, well made.

Great product. Very comfortable and well made. This is the second one I bought. Only negative is regarding the padding inserts, which tend to get folded over or out of place fairly often.

November 4, 2019

Bra fits well and lasts

Great for casual wear all the time!

November 4, 2019

They fit me better than

They fit me better than other sport bras

November 1, 2019

Like it

Like it

October 29, 2019

Very comfortable

I am 5'9 and a 36B. The medium is a snug fit and lends good support for day to day use! I wouldn't use it for running or jumping. I think the racerback helps with support and shaping. Would definitely buy again.

October 28, 2019

Perfect bra for people who

Perfect bra for people who hate wearing bras. Great to wear during the workday and whatever fun stuff you’re doing after work.

October 25, 2019

love it

I love everything about this bra except I wish that the band sat a bit longer on my ribs. The band could be a bit wider. Other than that, I'm loving it! It ditched my underwire and this gives me plenty of support. I'm 5'4 weigh 115 and am 49 years old.

October 22, 2019

How to keep padding from moving around?

First off, let me say that I adore this bra and own three different colors. As an older woman used to wearing underwire minimizing bras (34DD), this is now what I'm calling my "old lady" bra. So comfortable for driving long distances, and hiking in places where I don't care about sag and bounce. And I really need the padding to ... Read Morehide my brights, which are always on... But I have a problem with the padding moving out of position every time I put on or take off the bra, and it's a pain to try adjusting it through the tiny access hole. Has anyone tried sewing the padding in place, or will that bunch up the fabric and ruin the smooth look?

October 5, 2019

The best!

I love these bras. I need almost no support so I take the pads out and they are perfect—-comfortable and the right weight. Only issue is that I hate tight bras, and though I’m 5’6”and weigh 115, I have to order a size large in order for them to feel like I can breathe. I wonder how a truly large size woman could be comfortable?

October 5, 2019

Comfy, stylish, and practical

My boyfriend bought me this sports bra for my birthday and I love it. It's lightweight but supportive, and has cute little cutouts on the shoulder. This is the perfect sports bra to go on a run in during the summer because it won't give you a weird tan. Five stars!

October 3, 2019

Love this bra

Suuuuuper comfortable, relaxed fit - not my bra for running or jumping but perfect for most other things. More flattering than a sports bra. Wish they held their elastic for longer but that might be because I wear it every day.

September 27, 2019

Cute, but a little uncomfortable

I like this Bra. It is supper cute, comfortable, and has a little padding so you don't have to worry about showing anything. my issue with it is the straps.... they are a little uncomfortable. That natural place for them to land is a little too high. This makes the strap ride up closer to your neck and I find myself sliding it down throughout ... Read Morethe day so that it isn't showing. Other than that... I love it!

September 27, 2019

Too light weight

I bought this bra because I really like the one I’ve had for years but needed a second. It’s coverage and support are just skimpy and I’m disappointed to pay so much for so little

Response from Patagonia
October 3, 2019

We're sorry to hear that the Barely Bra has been a disappointment! Please feel free to [return]( it to a Patagonia-owned store or send it in for a refund or merchandise credit.

September 15, 2019

My favorite bra

Although I’m fairly large-busted, I just cannot get comfortable in underwire bras. This bra fits without binding, and gives ample support for everyday activities. I’m on my feet and on the go a lot, and I like to wear active-wear tanks. These bras can be worn with a variety of styles, and I can coordinate colors with outfit. I don’t worry about it ... Read Moreshowing, as it can be considered part of the outfit, unlike conventional bras.

September 14, 2019

Comfortable for all day

I have a couple of these and love them for all day use, whether hiking or in the office.

September 13, 2019

I live in these bras,

I live in these bras, been happy with them for 3 years. Love the new colors

September 11, 2019

Great bra

I LOVE this bra. Very comfortable and easy to take on and off also. Great for smaller cup sizes. I like that it gives some definition rather than the typical log shape of most sports bras.

September 11, 2019

My fave everyday and active bra

Love this bra for every day and my activities.

August 28, 2019

Barely Bra

Love this bra. Took out padding and it fits great. Had to go size up. Would love to see this bra in fun designs too! Bought my first Patagonia bra 10 years ago and used it as "breastfeeding" bra. Still have it!

August 20, 2019

Comfortable, daily-wear, for smaller gals

I’m 5’8”, 130 lbs, 36" chest but A-cup with a broad back, athletic build. My small 60 year old droopy boobs are supported and lifted and shaped just enough in this softly stretchy bra. I have the Medium and find it extremely comfortable - worn it daily since bought it a week ago. I would not wear it doing prolonged, bouncy activities, as the g... Read Moreive/stretch is generous and not compressing. Like any cross-back bras, the straps do show in wider necked tees/tops; also, the front center shows a bit in low v-necks. (Personally, I think this one’s for small breasted gals; not sure C or D sizes would be comfortable in this bra.)

August 18, 2019

ok, but not great for those larger than small

This bra is comfortable, but not much in the way of support. The straps tend to slip over toward one's neck. I'd hoped for more comfort and more support.

Response from Patagonia
August 23, 2019

We are sorry that this didn't work out for you and appreciate the feedback on that. We are happy to help with a [return]( We've emailed you some instructions and please let us know if you need any additional help.

August 15, 2019

Barely Bra is great!

Love this bra, I wear it all the time, works in any situation

August 15, 2019

comfortable and great fit

I'm a 34B and the size small fit perfectly. It's comfortable, and flattering. I removed the removable pads, but it works well with and without them. I wear this as an everyday bra, and for low-impact activities like hiking, I don't love the holes at the base of the straps, but that's just my style preference - the fit is so comf... Read Moreortable, I would still buy this again.

August 15, 2019

Super comfy!

Holds its shape and hasn't stretched at all, unnoticeable feel when wearing it, perfect under summer dresses (and their A/C shirts) and no stink during travel. Essential piece for adventure travel, backpacking, any expedition and daily work wear. One of my favorite simple, yet tremendously functional designs ever from Patagonia! Please don&#x2... Read More7;t redesign - more colors!

August 11, 2019

First try

I love it very comfortable , but , I'd like a little more coverage

August 10, 2019

comfortable and flattering

I've always had difficulty finding the right fit, comfort and functionality. Patagonia is the first US brand that succeeded in a design that does all three,

August 10, 2019

Best bra ever

I bought this as a second one because the first one I got about a year ago I wear as much as possible, leaving all my other options in the drawer. So I got this as a second one. It is extremely comfortable and keeps its comfort long after the purchase date. I will buy and wear these as long as Patagonia keeps making them!!! (PS don’t stop making th... Read Moreem!)

August 10, 2019


Great for working out and lightweight to pack in a backpack. I have this one in many colors (hopefully more colors coming).

August 10, 2019

Best travel bra ever!

I took two bras on my current trip ( writing on a ferry to the Hebrides islands off Oban Scotland). Been gone 5 weeks. These bras wash and wear very well - all they’ve gotten is a rinse out in the sink. They resist odor, cover your nipples, and can’t feel them on. The straps look cute exposed. Coverage is good. So happy I purchased the😊

August 10, 2019

A Sports Bra for all occasions

I purchased this bra—2 colors flesh and lilac—intending it for summer under tee shirts and as a nice alternative to my regular Wacoal styles. I also have had difficulty with slipping straps. I will not switch back to my “fall” brand as this Patagonia sports bra gives me rhe comfort and support I want. Super comfortable,..super colors,... Read More too!!

July 22, 2019

most comfortable bra I've worn

This bra is simply the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. For my 34A/B bra size, I take a small. It is fine for me for jogging and other active exercises (though women with larger busts may not find enough support) and I love it for everyday wear.

July 7, 2019


I have been searching, without exaggeration, for nearly 10 years to find a bra that I was really happy with for everyday wear. I like the slight compression of a low-impact sports bra, but HATE the shape and . . . uhhhh, headlight visibility. I love the shape of a "real" bra, but HATE underwires with a passion. This bra is PERFECT! The pa... Read Moreds are low-profile enough that I didn't feel like I wanted to remove them, but provide adequate headlight coverage for even the thinnest t-shirts. It is comfortable, allows my natural shape to show without squishing me into a uni-boob, but offers support as well. This is my everyday bra for sure! My only beef is that, since it is a racerback, the straps sometimes are narrower than the neckline of whatever I'm wearing, and I don't love the visible bra strap look, but I can live with it! For reference, I am 5'3" and a 34C and I got the medium, which I love.

June 24, 2019

No consistency

These bras are fantastic.....depending on which color you get. I started with the rose water and pipe purple bras. I wore the rose water one and was amazed right off the bat. Supremely comfortable. Didn’t have to adjust it all day long. Super easy to put on. Loved loved loved the bra. Quickly got on REI and ordered three more colors since they were... Read More having a sale. So I ended up with the initial rosewater and purple and got the black, beryl green, and dolomite blue. Out of all 5 of these only 2 of them fit properly. The rosewater and the dolomite blue are fantastic. The other three do nothing but ride up on me all day long. I have to constantly be adjusting and pulling them down. When I compared them to the two that fit properly I noticed that the straps are slightly smaller on the three that I have issues with. Therefore they are constantly pulling the bra up unlike the two that fit properly. I do not understand how things can be so different depending on the color. You should be able to purchase one style and have it fit consistently no matter what the color. I am so frustrated with the amount of money I spent on these bras and having them end up like this. I will be sending two of them back to REI and one back to Patagonia directly. Please start making your products consistent so that when we do find something we love and that fits well we can be assured that if we want a second or third one that it will fit the same way. So so so annoying.

Response from Patagonia
June 25, 2019

We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with your purchase. Please do feel free to [return]( them back to us and don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions.

June 3, 2019

Soft...but that's it

I'm so disappointed in this style. I'm so amazed that they don't have adjustable straps. I'm not a typical size...normally an xs EXCEPT bras. I always wear a M. I think this might be perfect except for the above. It tends to ride up and I like my bras to stay in the middle of my back. Consequently, the straps dig into my neck. V... Read Moreery uncomfortable. My dream is to wear a bra that I NEVER think about once it's on. Had a bunch of Patagonia's tankini (tank with shelf bra) which I wore till the elastic finally gave out....almost 10 years? Wish those would come back. Other fav was the IBEX woolie bralette but sadly they went out of business. It's so frustrating trying to find a good bra/bralette. Kind of got off track but that's my story!

May 22, 2019

Love everything, but way too big...

I love the construction of this bra, the material, the pretty lilac shade I got. But there's just one problem. It's way too big. This is a frequent problem I have with bras in general (I'm a 28C), but I lived in Patagonia bras as a teenager cuz they were actually small enough for me. And I adore this one, but it just needs to be at ... Read Moreleast a size, maybe two smaller... I got an XS and as other reviewers have mentioned, the band rode up really badly in back (a sign the band is too big). Again, not Patagonia's fault, but since so many other reveiwers are having this problem, there's clearly a market or an XXS size, so make it for us, Patagonia and I'll buy a million.

May 15, 2019

Even better than before!

I own 4 of these now. Two of the version from a few years ago, and now 2 of these. They are fabulous, and I really like the new detailing on the front. When worn over tight shirts it doesn't show the pattern. The great thing about these is that they stretch the more you use them, and get more and more comfortable with age. Padding holds up gre... Read Moreat too.

May 8, 2019

Women's Barely Bra XL Lavender

I like the color (Lavender) but the sizing has changed since I last purchased this item several years ago. I had to go up a size from L to XL and still the new bra straps are a little bit short for me (resulting in barely adequate breast coverage, any shorter and the bra wouldn't work for me). The last one I had lasted several years but is now... Read More so completely stretched out that it became unusable.

April 19, 2019

My favorite bra

This comfy bra supports without chafing or digging. The Rosewater color disappears under white t-shirts. My only complaint was that there was not an easy way to remove/tear-away the care tag and I'm left with an itchy remnant that's bothersome. Please make an everyday bra like this one with regular straps and the deeper v.

April 18, 2019

Rides up terribly

I ordered 2 of these due to recommendations from reviews. The material and breathability is great. However, they have one unforgivable flaw. They constantly ride up causing me to be continually adjusting them while hiking and running. I had a few pictures from a recent hiking trip that should have been great. However, I didn't realize at the t... Read Moreime, the bra had ridden half way up and you can certainly tell in the pictures. I just can't wear these at all. Disappointed.

April 13, 2019

Please make these the way you used to

I originally bought the barely bra in fall 2017 and was instantly in love. As someone who is well endowed in the chestal region, I was so happy to find a comfortable every day bra that still offered support. I threw out all of my victoria's secret bras and told my friends about the magic I had found. In the spring of last year, I ordered anoth... Read Moreer barely bra only to find that Patagonia had redesigned it. They now use a new material that offers NO support whatsoever. I was so sad and disappointed by my purchase. Patagonia- please make these the way you used to. The old model had a diamond print and I believe was from fall 2017.

April 13, 2019

Make an everyday bra just like this one

This bra is the best. But please make an everyday bra just like this one except change the straps to everyday. I tried the everyday bra thinking it would be exactly that but believe me it’s not.

April 11, 2019

Not the same!

I have several others of this bra and love them, unfortunately for me I counted on my new bra being the same and tore off all the labels in anticipation of loving it. I hope this doesn't matter when I attempt to exchange. The cut is not the same with this newer version. All of my others are a small, but this small is TOO small. The cups are sm... Read Morealler and the band is thinner... it rolls up and cuts in. I will give a medium a shot, but I am doubtful. I do like the purple color but the fabric is so thin, it is transparent. You can see the beige inserts through the fabric. It does not look good. Disappointed.

April 7, 2019

New design: smaller cups but larger around

Wish I had read these reviews. I, too, owned and loved several 2017 Barely bras. As they were showing lots of wear, I purchased several more this year from REI. They are completely different. (1) The cups are lower cut and don't provide as much coverage. Even the pad inserts seem smaller. Weird for a sports bra. (2) These new style is a FULL I... Read MoreNCH larger around (or at least after an hour of wear - they stretch out significantly more than the old style). I can't wear them. Oh, I wish I could find more 2017 bras!!!

April 2, 2019

At last!

I have been looking for so long for a simple over-the-head bra with straight straps. I had loved the ones made by a women’s clothing company that went belly-up because their name was that of the Egyptian goddess of wisdom.... Thank you, Patagonia, for bringing me happiness!

March 25, 2019

New design has smaller, lower cut cups

So disappointing! I loved loved loved the previous version of this bra, had it in every color, wore it nearly every day... but like all things elastic, those bras stretched out eventually. I thought I would just restock this season, but the new version is a very different, much smaller/lower cut! I now have quadboob instead of the nice rounded and ... Read Moreseparated shape of the previous version! It looks like this was redesigned to provide more cleavage, ugh, just what I need (not at all). I tried on the new size M & size L over top the previous size M to compare: new M cups are cut lower than previous M cups; new L has cups sized similar to previous M, but of course the size L band and straps are larger, too large for my size M ribcage. What a bummer!

March 24, 2019

Old style 5*s. Not the new style unfortunately.

I loved these bras last year and this year ordered 2 more (from REI). Horrible! Not nearly as much support - the straps stretch out and the now narrow band under the bust rides up. So disappointed!

February 10, 2019

Very Disappointed with 2018 version

I LOVE the 2017 version of this bra! I can wear it all day for any activity from lounging to tumbling. I have 6 of the 2017 version and they are all consistent and have remained true to size since the day I bought them. I was sooo bummed when I got 3 new 2018 versions of this bra. They don't stay on my boobs and I'm an A/B cup! The bra ri... Read Moredes up during the day and is barely holding on to my boobs by the end of the day. It seems the bra was made to have less coverage but the design went too far. On the 2018 version the band is the same size as the 2017 version but stretches out during the day so it doesn't stay under my boobs. The straps also seem to be shorter, conflating the under boob issue. It would be silly to size up (I'm a small) for longer straps because the band would be too large. I love the 2017 version of this bra! "Barely" definitely describes the 2017 version because I can barely feel it and it's barely a thought because it works so well. Patagonia, please make the 2019 version of the Barely Bra more like the 2017 in the way it fits and performs.

January 5, 2019

most comfortable bra ever!!

I love this bra! I'm a "B" cup. It's comfortable and supportive enough for daily use, yoga, hiking, skiing-any low impact sport. I work as a nurse-12+ hours a day in the bra and it is still comfortable. I would not recommend it for running. I would love it if Patagonia would also make it with regular spaghetti straps-not racer b... Read Moreack. Thanks Patagonia!!

November 25, 2018

A must for long trips!!

I bought two of these bras in preparation for an 18 day hiking trip in Chile and Argentina, and was blown away with how much I loved these bras. These wound up being the only two bras that I packed; I could easily wear one for 3-4 days of hiking before it started to smell. Super comfy and easy to wash in a sink at various huts and would dry by the ... Read Morenext morning. I highly, highly recommend this if you are heading out on a multi-week trip and have minimal space in your pack!

November 5, 2018

Super amazing

This is the most comfortable bra ever made. A bonus is that I can work out in this thing 5 days a week and only wash it like twice a month... and it never smells bad. I just wish they were cheaper :/ but then I'd have a dozen and would never do laundry. Note--I haven't tried this season's yet.

October 27, 2018


Patagonia, please go back to the previous version of this bra. This current one is: smaller coverage, the padding is different/not as good, straps are not the same, and the material is itchier.

October 27, 2018


I have been struggling to find a perfect bra for over 30 years. Frankly, I barely need one, but I think things look better with even a minimal support bra. I originally bought XL and it feels really good, but I bought a second one in size L. That size feels good also! I think the XL will be days when I REALLY don't want to feel like I'm w... Read Moreearing a bra. I can tell it is stretchy enough for larger breasted women, but it fits me perfectly. I have worn the XL mostly without the foam cup liners and feel like the L with the pads will be for more dressy days. I'll wait and see which size I'll buy next. I think the x back is part of the reason it's so comfortable. Never does a strap slip off my shoulders. I have narrow shoulders, so that is an issue also. I will continue to buy this bra and look for sales to build up my collection. NEVER EVER STOP MAKING IT!!!!! Oh, and I was like, what's with this bra? It never smells like I need to wash it! I finally break down and do it because it just seems like a wash is in order. Then I read the details about the odor-resistant polygiene. Wow. Wow. Wow. I am a massage therapist and cannot have my clothes start to stink half way through the day. Well done. Well done. I'm not sure if it runs true to size, since I buy mostly XL bras for comfort and the L does fit well. My idea of comfort is a tank top! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I would even wear it to bed. ok, have I said enough praises? :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) Also, I posted a previous review that complained about the tag. Again, upon reading details on line, I learned that you can just rip it out? Still don't know if I dare, but good to know.

October 22, 2018

everyday favorite

I'm in the small-chest department, and I wear this bra almost every day--to work, to hang out and otherwise. It's not one of my active bras, but it could be. I love how it's just enough support for what I need with all the comfort of a sports bra. I have two!

October 17, 2018

Barely bra

Finally!! A bra that fits ME, not some obscure model. I bought one, went back for 2 more, and now I am ordering more colors. It fits everywhere... no pinching, no itches, it doesn't ride up... love it

September 4, 2018

Straps too thin and hard, if you're a larger cup size

I love everything about this bra, except for the straps. Am desperately looking for a light, quick-dry bra for a multi-day hike - no luck yet. This bra's straps are too thin and hard for someone with a larger cup size. I have a D cup and after a few minutes the straps already dug into my shoulders under the weight, weil everything else was com... Read Morefortable. Did not find the Switchback sports bra to be an alternative as that one was too much of a thick sports bra for what I was looking for, plus makes an ugly uni-boob. Please make one of these with wider and softer straps, and you'll have a winner!

August 21, 2018

Stretches out

I bought my first barely bra in May as a breastfeeding bra. For about 1.5 months I was wearing it 24/7 . I would do my laundry and wear it right out of the dryer. It was very very comfy. You should see my bra now, I’m gonna try to include pictures here. It got stretched out. I just bought another one and when you put the brand new one on top of the... Read More old bra, there is quite a difference. Another thing is piling of the material. It’s realy bad. But like I said I just received 2 more of these in different colors because I like how soft and comfy they are. I usually wear an S in Patagonia clothes, shirts and dresses but I had to get this bra in an M because S was too constricting around the torso ( I guess there’s no way to include photos anymore)

August 10, 2018

Best Bra Ever

I am a Physical Education teacher, Coach, and outdoor enthusiast. For years I was in search of a bra that fit my lifestyle. Lets face it, we all HATE it when the padding in our sports bra moves or folds, making your boobs look wonky or a nipple pokes through your shirt- it's impossible to slyly fix and that's the last thing I need in fron... Read Moret of a bunch of middle school students. I also don't need a sports bra with so much padding it looks like I have a push up on- sorry Victoria Secret. Zippers, clips, wires- all that junk is so uncomfortable when you are on the move and 1 too many times has a bra strap unclipped at work. When I found this Patagonia Barely Bra I was in heaven! The pads don't move, they are thin but give you just the right amount of coverage, its racer back style so all my shirts work with this bra, it washes so well and can be worn without ever feeling like, "ugh, I can't wait to go home and take this bra off". It's so perfect for travel (small/sink washes and drys quickly), backpacking and camping, and everyday anything. Patagonia PLEASE DON"T EVER STOP MAKING THIS BRA!!!! I don't know what I would do with out it. I own 4 (nude, black, teal and purple). I recommend investing today!

August 2, 2018

One big flaw

I love this bra. I don't have a lot of support needs. It's great for smaller breasts and I buy bigger than recommended so it doesn't cut into my skin. Still not to big for my boobs! But for the price, they should not sew a very uncomfortable tag into the garment that has to be carefully cut out or it will feel scratchy in that spot. ... Read MoreHonestly, What The Hell?

July 6, 2018

Great for smaller women

My new favorite! I struggle to find sports bras that are small enough yet still provide shape and support. This bra nails it! The padding is also just right and actually had never come out when I put this through the wash,which drives me crazy with other bras. I just ordered a second one and I hope they never stop making it.

June 24, 2018

Great for my job

Did not buy this bra for exercise: not enough support. As I'm barely 36A,I typically wear small sports bras but deliberately sized up to a medium and ditched the removable cups for a light,cool,breathable and forgettable feel at work. Would have given a 5 if it came in better color options. I need a 2nd pair in a different palatable color. I b... Read Moreought the green.

May 30, 2018

Overall good bra

This is my third one and I'm pretty happy with it but feel I had to size up only because the straps were too short. I'm an xs in everything else patagonia except this. The bra is really comfy though and I hardly notice it's on,but I notice the extra room around my torso because I sized up.

May 15, 2018

Perfect everyday bra

I am about to buy my 3rd of the barely bra,and I can't say enough good things about it. I'm fairly large chested,38C,and it's hard to find sports bras that are comfortable and supportive without being too tight or constricted. I wear this bra every day skiing,mountain biking,hiking,doing yoga,and working. I wouldn't wear this br... Read Morea running,but it's perfect for everything else and can be worn under casual or more dressy tops as well as with all your other activewear.

April 18, 2018

So comfortable

I'm a 36B and bought the Medium. After taking out the pads,it is sooooooo comfortable and I wear it so often that I bought a second one. I wish it were maybe a little more low cut for low cut shirts. But if you are looking for a comfortable bra that almost doesn't feel like wearing a bra at all,keeps its shape,and can handle your morning ... Read Morebike commute or yoga class,this is for you.

April 15, 2018

Perfect for everything

This bra was perfect for trekking in Patagonia -- lightweight,quick-drying,and somehow resisted those hiking odors. I've worn it snowboarding,to yoga and to work. It's insanely comfortable,flattering and has withheld its structure through washing.

April 6, 2018

not quite right

I know it is hard to get things just right in a bra. Support and comfort come from the combination of size and fabric characteristics. I am a 36C and ordered the large. This felt too loose/not enough support but at the same time was riding up in the back,so sizing down wasn't logical either. I think the bottom band and cups were too big but th... Read Moree straps too short. Unfortunately I have to choose "true to size" in the middle,which isn't what I am trying to describe.

March 2, 2018

Stretched out after two days

I loved the 2017 version so much I came back for another. This one in the same size stretched out after two days of wearing and band is now too loose. On inspection,construction is much flimsier than last year's version. So frustrated. Wish I'd bought more before Patagonia changed things up. What is your return policy for worn items pleas... Read Moree?

February 10, 2018

What happened (again) to the sizing?!

Patagonia what happened? You changed the sizing again?? This is my favorite bra. I wear it most days. Most comfortable thing ever,no uni-boob. Flattering. Etc. I bought my first about 3 yrs ago,size SMALL. I'm tall/thin 5'8' 120,32C. The following year I bought another. I'm the same size but had to size up to MEDIUM. But ok,sti... Read Morell fit well and I love it. Now? Just bought another in medium. It is way too tight. I can't breathe properly. What's going on? If I need a LARGE I just can't imagine who you are making these for. But I digress. This was the most amazing bra in the world. Please bring back the old fit and just stop changing it. Thank you!

February 8, 2018

True to its name...barely there

I own two of these that I bought to go to Africa. But now I wear them to workout,yoga or lounge araound the house. I love the racerback style,I hate straps that slide down on the shoulders,i was a 38C,so wore XL. I lost weight,so I have to buy 2 more... in L. I hope this is helpful.

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