I have been using bra liners, especially in the summer and during workouts, for over a year now. I was first introduced to them by the owner of Pambras when she asked me to review her product. This has been one of my favorite products ever since.
If you are not familiar with bra liners, basically it is a strip of material that is inserted under the bra band at the breasts and the sides. It has a few functions: protecting your bra and your skin from excess moisture (uh, sweat), providing comfort against underwire or itchy lace.
The last few weeks I have been using the Pambras bra liners like crazy because it is very hot and humid here this time of year and I have had a lot of yard work that needed doing; namely, I am moving many wheel barrows of soil and mulch — so heavy stuff. Work your ass off stuff! At the end of the day Pambras has been a blessing against skin breakdown which can often happen when sensitive skin sits in wet material all day. Since I am using them so much I decided to order more.
While I was at Kathy’s Curvy Corner (still the best place to buy Pambras in terms of price and shipping) I noticed they also offer Wick’Em bra liners in bamboo. I love bamboo fabric so even though they were more expensive, $19 for one bra liner, as opposed to $16 for a package of 3 for Pambras I decided to bite the bullet and try it.
What a mistake! I am sure Wick’ems bamboo bra liners are probably great for every day comfort but for the real test of sweating during yard work it was a complete fail. I felt like I had a soaked piece of fabric sitting under my boobs. And I did. The fabric did not wick any moisture away from my skin like I feel the Pambras do. While the Pambras bra liner does feel damp when removed when in situ it felt nothing like the wetness of the Wick’em bamboo brand. The Wick’em bamboo material is definitely soft to touch but that is all I can say about them. One of the end pieces had even come out from under the bra by the end of the day. The Pambras are definitely not as plush and have a different configuration but I definitely felt dryer wearing them and I have never had a problem with the ends coming out.
Now that I know this I will keep the Wick’Em bamboo bra liner for every day relaxing after the shower and the Pambras will be used for outings and any general labor where lots of sweating will be involved.
* Get your Pambras bra liners from Kathy’s Curvy Corner
* My original review of Pambras