High Cut | MARA Basewear Top
Did you know that more than 75% of people are wearing the wrong size bra?
Yea, we didn't trust that lady at the mall either. This isn't a traditional sports bra so it can affect your standard measurements. To ensure you get the perfect fit take matters into your own hands and measure yourself with our Basewear Size Guide →.📐The Basewear Size Guide: Measure Your Perfect Fit
Bra Size → Basewear Size Chart
|Bra Size||Basewear Size||Numerical Size|
|28 – 30||XS||2|
|32||XS Compression Fit → SM Relaxed Fit||2 Compression Fit → 4 Relaxed Fit|
|32 – 34||SM||4|
|34||SM Compression Fit → MD Relaxed Fit||
4 Compression Fit → 6 Relaxed Fit
|34 – 36||MD||6|
|36||MD Compression Fit → LG Relaxed Fit||
6 Compression Fit → 8 Relaxed Fit
|36 – 38||LG||8|
|38 – 40||1X||10|
|40 – 42||2X||12|
*More inclusive sizes are on the way!
|Cup Size||Recommended Basewear Cut|
|A – B||
The Low Cut is not recommended for inversions or high impact activities. If you are at all worried about the dreaded “nip slip” we recommend going with a High Cut, regardless of your measurements.
|C||Low Cut Flattering Fit → High Cut or Crop Top Supportive Fit|
|A – DD||High Cut or Crop Top|
Our long awaited High Coverage style is here, AND it's recycled!
After countless prototypes and fit tests, MARA has arrived. Created using recycled fabric, the High Cut MARA Basewear Top provides more coverage than our original top so you stay covered and extra secure. Yep, it's still swim-friendly and ultra comfy. Go hiking, climbing, swimming, or just lounge around. The best part? It's made from regenerated nylon waste!
- High Neck Cut (Cup Sizes A–DD) More coverage and reinforcement at the underarm and neckline than the original TOURA.
- Recycled Fabric Made using ECONYL® regenerated Nylon that turns waste into super soft functional fabric.
- Seamless Contouring same ultra flattering and super comfy design style as the original Basewear top.
- Designed by Women for anyone who is tired of uncomfortable bras that don't fit right.
- Redefined Fit based on hundreds of fit tests and feedback from various body types.
- Sewn Ethically in California less fuel to ship, and more ethical treatment of laborers!
- ✨Gives You Sparkle Emojis Basewear is designed to bring out the best part: YOU!
More than just a sports bra, it's Basewear.
Basewear will replace all your bras, sports bras, and swimsuits all for the price of one item. You won't be able to leave home without it.
"I love how secure this fit feels. It excels in sports that need extra support. Like the classic basewear, it does double duty as a swimsuit and works well without worrying about anything slipping out. I find that I can use this top when whatever activity I'm doing is a little more high-impact."
Just like the original Basewear top, but with a bit more coverage!
Add a new style to your arsenal of super functional tops. Just as comfy and versatile as the original, but with a bit more coverage. Basewear will replace all your bras, sports bras, and swimsuits all for the price of one item.
- Reinforced neck and underarms This style has additional structure at the underarms and neck to support larger cup sizes.
- Naked Feel keeps you comfy 24/7 from the office to the mountains
- Fully Reversible so it’s like you're getting two tops for the price of one!
- Lay-Flat Straps go unnoticed under heavy backpacks.
- Hydrophobic + Anti-Microbial so you can wear it for days on end.
- Diamond Cut-Out Back designed to catch your eye for those IG pics!
- Seamless Contouring for unrestricted muscle movement.
- Swim Friendly so you can jump in that alpine lake!
- Ultra Soft Recycled Fabric in 78% Recycled ECONYL® PA 22% EA is supportive and reduces waste.
What's your basewear size?
This isn't your average sports bra! Use the chart below to figure out the perfect basewear size.
Go with the Low Cut if you...
• Wear cup size A-C
• Have more muscle than breast tissue
• Prefer minimal coverage
• Have a muscular body type
• Want to feel like nothing is on
Go with the High Cut if you...
• Wear cup size A-DD
• Have more breast tissue than muscle
• Prefer modest coverage
• Do yoga inversions or go running
• Want to keep things in place
Go with the Crop Top if you...
• Wear cup size A–DDD+
• Prefer total coverage
• Do rigorous water and impact-related activities
• Want a stand-alone top!
A couple days and a night backcountry camping in cold and windy weather with sometimes 5 layers on top, was very nice to not have to strip down to change or take off bras to be comfortable for whatevers next. Wearing for ultiple days and nights not going to be any problem for sure.
Before I say anything else, the first thing everyone should know is that TK customer service is absolutely AMAZING. From helping me to get my basewear in time for my field season in Central America, to helping me with obtaining the correct size MARA and TOURA, TK went above and beyond and I couldn't be more grateful.
Second - after spending 6 months wearing both MARA and TOURA (and really putting them through hell and back), I can say with confidence that both pieces really hold up to anything you can throw at them. No washing for 2 weeks (besides a dip in a creek or river)? No problem. Very little stink at all, and only after a week without any wringing out of sweat/dirt/etc. in the tropics did it start to smell. Dragging your chest along limestone walls as you try not to fall off a ledge? Holds up better than my OR climbing pants (as in, no evidence of abrasion AT ALL). They are perfect in every way. I will not buy any other "sports-bra" ever again after this.
Both MARA and TOURA are super comfortable. I am small-chested with a broader back, and went with high-cut for both items because I use them for high-impact sports (mostly running). I feel supported by both, but the TOURA is more comfortable to me than the MARA. It may be a random quirk in production, but what makes the TOURA more comfortable to me than the MARA is that the elastic below the breast on the MARA is a bit tighter and leaves an indentation on the skin after a few hours. It also doesn't have as much of a compression feel as the TOURA, which is strange because the MARA was tagged as being more compressive. After my months of wearing both, the TOURA is my consistent go-to bra for all activities, with the MARA as my backup. Both are SO WELL MADE and comfortable. And I know everyone says it - but it is SO NICE to FINALLY have a sportsbra that fits my athletic body correctly. Thank you TK team for everything!
I kept hearing about these bras, and honestly wasn’t too interested in the designs. But when they came out with a high cut bra, I decided to give it a try - and now I can honestly say this is my most worn bra! It’s so incredibly comfortable, and the fact that it’s swimproof also makes it versatile. It’s also incredibly lightweight, which is perfect for those hot crag days. I am a former gymnast so I have broad shoulders & typically wear a size 34D - I ordered a 6, the high end of my size, & ended up exchanging it for a 4 which is the perfect fit. Great product, great company!
Super comfortable and no chafing! Beautiful design!
I don't like most bras in general as I find them all constricting and annoying. It took a few tries to find the right style and size with Tera Kaia, but this one was a winner. I'm 5'3" 115 lbs, with a muscular upper body and pretty small girls. I don't really need much support - I just need something for decency. But I could care less about "headlights" and am not sure when our society became so squeamish about nipples. The size 4 fits me well in this style. The bottom band is a little smaller and less structured than other sports bras, such that I don't feel like I have a boa constrictor around my rib cage. I like the classic racerback design as I'm not interested in complicated strap designs. And I appreciate that it does not come with those insert pads as I always throw them away - the last thing that I want is sweaty padding against my chest. I've worn this running and mountain biking and didn't really notice that I had it on. I'll see how it does in very hot weather. But so far, good.