This is a replacement bra, for two previous and similar Champion sports bras that each lasted for over six years. So far, it is wonderful, but problems are probably on the horizon.
The zipper is not as sturdy. This zipper does not have a "pull" on the zipper like my prior bras. This zipper pull, like all other zippers, must be perfectly aligned with the base of the zipper before it will zip up. BUT, the pull is rather small, smaller than most zipper pulls, and much smaller than my old Champion bras; this is a significant difference, lowering ease of use for me. I tried it multiple times, to check out the feel of the zipper and how it aligned, before trying it on; making it easier to zip it when putting it on. But don't expect it to work as well as their prior designs.
This zipper alone will probably not last as long. Many reviewers have complained about the zippers breaking; I assume this will happen to me too. When that happens I can replace it myself (there are much better zippers in the sewing stores and should probably take 5 to 10 minutes to put in). I know we should not have to replace zippers in garments, least of all in relatively new garments, but a seamstress might be to help people who do not like to sew.
The band is different and I think better. It has two adjustment on the back of the band to make it smaller if needed. That could come in handy, as elastic ages, that is if it lasts that long.
The fabric is more nylon/poly like. It looks similar to the type my fitness/extreme workout friends adore. It is supposed to help "wick" to pull the moisture out of the fabric. I don't know, I'll see. I do know I adore cotton, and miss the feel of the cotton knit especially in this sensitive area.
The Champion Sport Zip women's bra delivers exceptional comfort during your workout. This sports bra with its zipped front and easy adjustable sides combines with the moisture-wicking Double Dry performance fabric that helps keep you cool and dry and moving throughout your training.