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Reviewed by Mark D., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size Purchased
Small
Size Normally Worn
Small
Height
5' 8"
Performance
  • Cross Training
  • Weightlifting
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Hiking
  • Everyday Wear
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

BP did it again

After having purchased the 1.0 and 2.0 versions of the American Defender I took advantage of a sale to get two pairs (multicam and multicam black) of the 3.0. I don’t know how Born Primitive did it but they made the perfect 2.0 version even better. It’s hard to believe but they’re more comfortable. The drawstring makes the fit instant and perfect. And I think the pockets are bigger. These are my favorite shorts by a mile.

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Hi Mark,

Thank you for being a loyal customer and for writing this awesome review! We are happy to hear that you love the American Defender Shorts so much :)

Reviewed by Andy V., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size Purchased
Large
Size Normally Worn
Large
Height
6' 2"
Performance
  • Everyday Wear
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

What I Expected

Light weight and comfortable. Using them most for swimming and they work great

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Reviewed by Jason K., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size Purchased
36
Size Normally Worn
36
Height
6' 3"
Performance
  • Weightlifting
  • Cross Training
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great shorts

Great fit and feel. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed by Brian J., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size Purchased
Medium
Size Normally Worn
Medium
Height
5' 8"
Performance
  • Weightlifting
  • Other
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Still Awesome

Have multiple pair of the 2.0-3.0 defender shorts. Ah-mazing. Hate wearing anything else in the gym. Received multiple compliments on the TBL and USA flag pairs. Highly recommend. I’m 5’8”/185 with a soccer background and currently pursuing weightlifting.

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Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and providing us with your feedback on the American Defender Shorts. :) We are thrilled to hear that they are performing well for you.

Thank you for being a supporter of Born Primitive. :)

Reviewed by Rebecca D., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size Purchased
40
Size Normally Worn
40
Performance
  • Cross Training
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love💜💜

Bought these for my hubby and he loves them! True to size!

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Sizing Chart
Men's Tops Men's Bottoms Women's Tops Sports Bras Women's Bottoms Unisex Kids

men's tops

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

SIZE CHEST
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"
XS 86-90
S 91-94
M 95-99
L 100-107
XL 108-114
XXL 115-122
3XL 123-130

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

men's bottoms

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

SIZE HIP THIGH
S (30) 32-36" 18-21"
M (32) 36-40" 20-25"
L (34) 40-43" 24-28"
XL (36) 43-46" 27-31"
2XL (38) 46-49" 30-34"
3XL (40) 50-53" 33-37"
S 81-91 46-53
M 91-102 51-64
L 102-109 61-71
XL 109-117 69-79
2XL 117-124 76-86
3XL 127-135 89-64

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Secondary to waist size, if you notice your thighs exceed the limit on our chart you may need to go up a size.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around the widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

women's tops

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

SIZE BUST
XS 28-31"
S 32-33"
M 34-36"
L 37-39"
XL 40-42"
XS 71-79
S 80-84
M 85-92
L 93-100
XL 101-107

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible while wearing a non-padded, non-compression bra.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of the torso.

sports bras

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

Size 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
A XS XS S M L L XL -
B XS XS S M L XL XL -
C XS S S M L XL XL 2XL
D S S M M L XL 2XL 2XL
DD S S M L XL XL 2XL -
E - M M L XL 2XL 2XL -
Size 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
A XS XS S M L L XL -
B XS XS S M L XL XL -
C XS S S M L XL XL 2XL
D S S M M L XL 2XL 2XL
DD S S M L XL XL 2XL -
E - M M L XL 2XL 2XL -

Measure Your Rib Cage:

Measure around your rib cage just under your bust. Round down to the closest inch. This is your rib cage measurement, which you’ll need to figure out your band and cup size.

Figure out your band size:

Take your rib cage measurement from step 1 and read across the chart below to find your band size

Rib Cage Measurement Band Size
25" - 27" 30
27" - 29" 32
29" - 31" 34
31" - 33" 36
33" - 35" 38
35" - 37" 40
37" - 39" 42

Figure out your cup size - This is a 2-step process:

First, measure around the fullest part of your bust. Keep the tape straight across your back. Round up to the nearest whole number. This is your bust measurement.

Now, subtract your rib cage measurement (step 1) from your bust measurement (step 3). The difference in inches is your suggested cup size. If you’re between sizes, round up.

Bust Size Minus
 Rib Cage Size
Your Cup Size
3" AA
4" A
5" B
6" C
7" D
8" DD
9" E

Calculate Your Size:

First, measure around the fullest part of your bust. Keep the tape straight across your back. Round up to the nearest whole number. This is your bust measurement.

Now, measure your rib cage. Subtract your bust measurement from your rib measurement. The difference in centimeters is your suggested cup size. If you’re between sizes, round up.

2.5 CM= A | 5 CM= B | 7.5 CM= C | 10 CM= D | 12.5 CM= DD | 15 CM= E

Fit Guidelines:

Every bra serves a different purpose for different activities and we recommend referencing each specific bra product description to determine the best bra for your body and sport. Our bras should generally fit snug. Wearing the bras too loose will not likely provide adequate support.

***Please note, a majority of our sports bras are medium support and medium coverage. If you are looking for the highest impact support that we offer; check out the X-Factor, Intensity or Moxie Sports Bra!

women's bottoms

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

SIZE HIP THIGH WAIST
00-0 | XS 34-36" 19-21" 24-27"
2-4 | S 36-38" 21-23" 27-30"
4-6 | M 38-40" 23-26" 30-33"
8-10 | L 40-43" 26-28" 33-36"
10-12 | XL 43-46" 28-30" 36-39"
14-16 | 2XL 47-50" 31-33" 40-43"
00-0 | XS 86-91 48-53 61-69
2-4 | S 91-97 53-58 69-76
4-6 | M 97-102 58-66 76-84
8-10 | L 102-109 66-71 84-91
10-12 | XL 109-117 71-76 91-99
14-16 | 2XL 117-127 76-84 100-109

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Right on the edge between two sizes? You can utilize your thigh and hip measurements as secondary guidelines to help you find the perfect size.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

Unisex

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

SIZE CHEST
XXXS 30-31"
XXS 32-33"
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"
XXXS 76-80
XXS 81-85
XS 86-90
S 91-95
M 96-100
L 101-105
XL 106-110
XXL 111-117
3XL 118-124

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

Kid's Size Chart

measurements in inches

measurements in centimeters

Size Age Height Weight Chest Waist
XS (4/5) 3-5 39-44” 33-42 lbs 22-23” 22-23”
S (6/7) 5-7 45-49” 43-57 lbs 24-25.5” 23-23.5”
M (8) 7-8 50-52” 50-67 lbs 26.5” 24.5”
L (10/12) 9-12 53-58” 68-87 lbs 27.5-28.5” 25.5-26.5”
XL (12/14) 12-14 59-64” 88-100 lbs 30.5-32” 28”-29.5”
XS (4/5) 3-5 99-112 15-19 kg 56-58 56-58
S (6/7) 5-7 114-124 19.5-26 kg 61-65 58-60
M (8) 7-8 127-132 23-30 kg 67 62
L (10/12) 9-12 135-148 31-39.5 kg 70-72 65-67
XL (12/14) 12-14 150-163 40-45 kg 77-81 70-75

Youth Sports Bras

Size Height Chest Waist
XS (12) 53-57” 26-27.5” 25.5-26.5”
S (14) 58-61” 27.5-29” 26.5-28”
M (16) 61-64” 29-31” 28-29.5”
XS (12) 135-145 66-70 65-67
S (14) 147-155 70-74 67-70
M (16) 155-163 74-79 70-75

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of the torso.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

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