7 Best Sports Bras

7 Best Sports Bras

After 12 hours of research evaluating 110 products, we picked Under Armour Women's Armour Eclipse Bra as our top choice.

Wanna hear something crazy?

Women’s Running reported thatone in three women don’t work out as hard as they could because they aren’t properly supported. Many even wear multiple sports bras at once or even a traditional bra with a sports bra on top for additional support.”

Ugh. Ladies, if this accurately summarizes the sad state of your current workout regimen, then it’s time we had a chat.

You need the freedom to move.

That’s why buying high-quality bras and underwear is incredibly important for your day-to-day goings-on. But when it comes to working out, you only want certain parts of your body to move.

In other words, you’ve got to keep those breasts in place.

According to the Daily Mail, ‘

ith each step a woman takes, her breasts move an average of 9 cm—not just up and down, but also sideways—in a figure eight motion. When she breaks into a run, they move up to 15 cm with each stride, if unconstrained by a bra.”

That’s insane!

If you want to go for a run, you have to somehow find a way to keep your ladies from moving up to six inches up and down and all around. For those of you who have spent time in a bad sports bra, then I bet that image is giving you serious PTSD right now.

We’ve spent a lot of time surveying the landscape of the supposed “best” sports bras and we’ve got to admit: there are a lot of really bad ones out there. Straps that break after a couple workouts. Bands that won’t lay flat. Absolutely no support. Nipples poking through.

When you’re working out, you want your focus to be on your own performance, not that of your bra.

Here’s the bottom line:

There were a lot of bras to sift through as we tried to locate the very best sports bras. But to be honest? Most of them didn’t live up to the sporty aspect of the bra. You need performance. You need support. You need breathability. And you need comfort.

Regardless of what sort of physical activity you’re into, you need the right kind of sports bra to hold you in place and to do so in a supportive and comfortable manner that’s perfect for your size. High impact sports bras all the way down to Low impact sports bras. Whatever you need, we’ve covered all the bases so you can stay focused on getting healthy and getting into shape.  

Oh, and if you're currently pregnant or nursing, don't forget to check out our guide on the best nursing bras. Our list of the best push up bras also has a couple options for sporty bras with lift, so we've been able to find quite a few hidden gems in the rough!