The Best Sports Bras For 2021
Written By: SportsShoes
When 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size, it’s no wonder 50% of us avoid working out because we don't feel supported. Here’s the Sportsshoes.com top pick list for those sports that require a little extra structure.
Tight in some places, loose in others, itchy, sweaty and sometimes just not that flattering, it’s hard to find the perfect fit. Discomfort from an ill-fitted sports bra can literally stop you in your tracks when you are exercising.
We’ve come a long way from the first-ever sports bra, developed 40 years ago by sewing two jockstraps together. Doesn’t sound like a great fit… right? But as we’ve progressed through the years, it seems like we’ve only made sports bras less comfortable by adding cushioning and a tighter fit to force breasts into place.
We’ve taken our favourite brands and put the cups to the test, bringing you honest reviews of some of the best bras for a range of different activities.
1. Best Sports Bra For Yoga - Nike Indy
Designed specifically so you can focus on your workout, nothing else, the Nike Indy bra is our top pick for all things Yoga. This bra feels soft and gently supportive during low-impact workouts. The V-neckline and mesh panel on the back lets your skin breathe to help keep you cool when things heat up. The Indy is also super flattering, so if you’re looking for something to keep you in place whilst performing a headstand but also look good on the mat, say hello to the Indy!
2. Best Sports Bra For Running - Shock Absorber Ultimate Fly
Living by the mantra that a sports bra is a vital partner for your performance, our running top pick comes in the form of the Shock Absorber Ultimate Fly bra. Their award-winning sports bras provide moisture management, cross control technology, double back adjustments and insane support. The Ultimate Fly bra is no different… constructed with various layers to ensure maximum comfort and fit. The inner layer provides moisture wicking properties to ensure the sweat is wicked to the outer layer of the bra, keeping the wearer feeling cool and dry throughout a tough workout.
3. The Best Sport Bra For The Gym - Reebok PureMove
From squats to sprints and all the step ups in between, the Reebok PureMove bra is your new workout buddy. The technology in this bra is out of this world (literally)! because it uses STF (Shear Thickening Fluid). This chemical is liquid during low intensity activity, but changes to solid during high intensity exercise. Heard of this chemical? NASA uses STF to line the suits of astronauts to protect them from space travel. If it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for our breasts! This bra gives you the support you need, when you need it, no questions asked.
4. The Best Sports Bra For Hiking - Nike Swoosh Medium-support
I think we’d all agree there’s nothing worse than fabric that rubs on a long hike. Just like any hiking gear it’s going to really make or break our day. What do we look for in a hiking sports bra? The best sports bra will do two things: Keep you super dry and feeling fresh, plus fit so comfortably that you will forget you are wearing it. This is where the Nike Swoosh Medium-support sports bra comes in. Nike have implemented their signature Dri-FIT technology into the construction of this sports bra to provide you with optimum breathability and comfort, making it the perfect base layer. Available with or without padding and a colourful array of fits and styles, let the Swoosh provide the comfort you need!
5. The Best Sports Bra For Weightlifting - Under Armour Vanish Heather
Weightlifting isn’t what we’d call a “high-impact” sport, but you still need a bra that holds everything in place. You need to be able to take on those big weights, without worrying about movement or pain from the wrong size bra. Look no further than the Under Armour Vanish Heather Women's Bra. Fitted next to the skin without the squeeze, the Vanish Heather Bra provides the perfect amount of support. The fixed performance foam pads provide extra coverage and support whilst still delivering breathability.
So, there we have it. Tried and tested sports bras that keep us supported when we need it!
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