When it comes to choosing the right sports bra, having enough support is likely your top priority. But how you get that support can really be a personal preference. Some runners love cups with underwire support, but others prefer wire-free. Or maybe you like a little more compression for a super secure feel, while your running buddy wants looser, adjustable bands and straps. The key is finding the right style that supports your cup size. Here’s a cheat sheet on the most popular support features out there so you know what to look for in your next high-impact bra, followed by full reviews of the best-performing models from our wear-testing.
Most supportive sports bra
Finding an everyday bra you love is hard enough, but shopping for a good sports bra is a whole other ball game. When shopping for sports bras, there are so many factors to consider. What level of bounce control do you need? Do you really need an underwire? Do you just get the same size as your regular bra? What about sports bras for large breasts, sagging breasts, or plus-size women?
The 4 Best Sports Bras for High Impact Activities
It’s enough to make your head spin. We’ll go through all of these questions and take the mystery out of buying a good sports bra, and give our recommendations for the best high-impact sports bras for any workout.Whether you prefer the support of an underwire or would rather be wire-free, there are all different styles of sports bra for high-impact activities. Here are our top picks for high-impact sports bras:
Custom Control Sports Bra
If you’ve ever felt the need to double up your sports bras for more support, you’re not alone. But we believe one good sports bra should do the trick, which is why we designed this patented sports bra technology that lets you customize support with a simple strap adjustment. This wire-free sports bra features an adjustable front panel layered over seamless molded cups, which puts compression in your control and combines the support of two bras into one. This sports bra is perfect from yoga to HIIT workouts and is fit for sizes up to 46I. Need we say more? Here’s why women love this innovative sports bra:
“Finally found the sports bra for me! Love the support and it’s cute, too!” – Stephanie G.
“Great fit. Love the adjustable front.” – Tracey H.
“Wow! This is the most comfortable and supportive sports bra ever! I love how adjustable it is so you can add more/less support depending on the activity.” – Renee J.
“Gives good support for large cup sizes, which is really hard to find.” – Peggy H.
“I’ve never had a bra fit so well since middle school. I am very happy. I feel more comfortable wearing shirts now.” – Taylre B.
High Impact Seamless Sports Bra
Here’s the thing: boobs are heavy. For women with larger chests, oftentimes only an underwire feels supportive enough to hold them up. But with this high-impact sports bra , all you’ll feel is the support, never the underwire, thanks to three layers of cushion that surround the wire.
Plus, double-layer molded cups provide double the encapsulation, which keeps your boobs securely separated to prevent uniboob during your favorite high-impact workouts. Don’t just take it from us — this underwire sports bra is a favorite for many women:
“Great support. Super comfortable for active wear.” – Susan D.
“Great sports bra. It’s comfortable and it doesn’t bind or pinch. Very little bounce when exercising.” – Sevilla J.
“It’s a terrific sports bra. Great support and really comfortable. I’ve worn it several times for long periods of time from gym to home/housework.” – Claire M.
“This bra is my favorite from Glamorise. It is supportive and so comfortable. I work out in it and wear it for long work days. It is also breathable.” – Julie S.
No-Bounce Camisole Elite Sports Bra
No underwire, no problem — the No-Bounce Camisole Elite Sports Bra will keep you securely supported through any HIIT workout. With non-stretch wire-free cups that provide bounce control and a camisole design with a breathable mesh panel, this sports bra is all about full coverage support.
Plus, this sports bra features high performing moisture-wicking fabric, which keeps you comfortably cool and dry, and padded straps that you can adjust as needed. This sports bra is a favorite for any workout, and here’s what women have said about it:
“I love this bra. It has great coverage. The material doesn’t bother my skin. The comfort level is beyond belief. Being a very large-chested woman, I am very comfortable at the gym in this bra.” – Stacy M.
“I was looking for a sports bra that was supportive enough for running. This bra met the challenge. No bounce!” – Jeannine B.
“Love this bra! It is comfortable and very supportive. I prefer to wear something like this everyday over a regular bra. The band in the back is nice and wide so it is smoothing under shirts.” – Camille B.
Custom Control WonderWire Sports Bra
If you’re looking for an underwire sports bra that will provide all the support you need (and then some!), look no further than the Custom Control WonderWire Sports Bra . This sports bra features our patented adjustable front panel with four levels of adjustment that lets you customize support for any workout. The underwire features an added cushioned channel to prevent wire poke, and adjustable straps and a back hook-and-eye closure let you adjust to your perfect fit. For women looking for the utmost high-impact support, this bra is a no brainer. Here’s what our customers have said:
“Very comfortable for a wire bra. I also like the adjustable outer covering. It is attractive and of very good quality. The fit is great and it is good looking, too. Runs true to size. 42G and the fit is great.” – Mary B.
“Good support, comfortable. I have struggled finding a comfortable supportive sports bra and this has become my favorite.” – Maria G.
“At 70 years old, I have tried hundreds of bras throughout my life and this bra is a game changer. It is so comfortable and so supportive. I can’t tell you how much I love this bra. It’s very adjustable and so very comfortable!” – Barbara H.
“The bra has an awesome fit. It offers great support and nice shape without feeling too tight around the chest. It reduces bouncing considerably and takes away a good amount of the heaviness of large breasts.” – Gratiela T.
There are many factors to consider when it comes to shopping for sports bras. Between knowing what size you wear, the support level you need, and what style you like, finding the right sports bra can be tricky, but purchasing an affordable sports bra that provides the comfort and support you need is essential. If you’re still not sure what sports bra is best for you, take our quick Bra Finder Quiz and we’ll give you a list of sports bra recommendations you’ll be sure to love.