Zoca Active Women's Bra Top  £24.99

7/10

A good value, basic, very comfortable sports crop top

Weight 92g   Contact  www.zocaactive.com

by Lara Dunn   September 7, 2011  

Zoca Active Women's Bra Top

A good sports crop top should give support, be comfortable no matter what activity you're doing and how hard you're doing it, and not intrude on the fit or efficacy of whatever top you're wearing over the top.

The Active Women's Bra Top from Zoca is a very reasonably priced technical crop top, offering the majority of the features you'd look for. It's a straightforward racer-back scoop neck design, is made from a pleasingly soft polyamide/elastane mix fabric, comes in a variety of colours and offers support for low impact activities.

It's incredibly comfortable to wear, with the soft pliable fabric wicking moisture effectively and quickly and no seams rubbing or causing pressure. The fit is slightly on the generous side for the sizing, and the levels of stretch mean that those on the cusp of two sizes might want to consider going down a size. On the other hand, the sizing will please larger busted women, although only for low impact activities. The levels of support offered by the top are not high, and I'd be hesitant about running in the top for any length of time, but for cycling it's spot on, keeping everything where it should be with maximum comfort.

Despite its moisture movement abilities, the fabric is slightly on the warm side and those who run hot may want to leave this one until autumn, winter or spring. Or the brave could wear it on its own in summer, as it's perfectly decent.

Verdict

A good value, basic, very comfortable sports crop top.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Zoca Active Women's Bra Top

Size tested: White, Medium

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Designed to be a versatile bra top for active pastimes, to be worn on its own or under other technical garments.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

AQUAMOVE fabric

91% Polyamide /9% Elastane lycra

Racer back design

Soft elasticated under bust band

Available in sizes XS-XL

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Great fabric and nicely made.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Performed really well. Comfortable and effective.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Fabric lasts well. Would have preferred washable at 40 but no appreciable odour build-up problems at 30 anyway, so far.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Not the lightest sports crop top, but a good balance between weight and support.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

Extremely comfortable, but a little on the warm side under other technical layers.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

About the right price for a sports crop top. Value enhanced by such soft tactile fabric.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Wicked moisture quickly, soft and pleasant to wear, no chafing seams.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Fabric.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing really.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Well made and comfortable, from luxurious feeling soft touch technical fabric.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 1.65m  Weight: 67kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,

2 user comments

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Couldn't you get Big Dave to model? Surprise

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posted by Rob Simmonds [253 posts]
8th September 2011 - 20:08

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you're very funny. anyway, i only wear zip-up ladies' gear

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7497 posts]
8th September 2011 - 20:20

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