Best High Impact Sports Bras Rated in 2020
Exercising is a fabulous way to stay fit and clear your mind. But to exercise properly you must wear the correct sports gear, this includes a sports bra. When participating in high impact sport, wearing the right bra is even more important!
To make life easier for you, we have researched and reviewed the best high impact sports bras currently available and have put together reviews for your top ten picks. We have rated each on comfort, versatility, durability, breathability, and overall value.
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Made with moisture management technology
Lightweight and supportive
Patented concealing cups
Keyhole racerback with hook and eye closure
Comes in 13 different colors
Comes in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes
Our Top 10 Picks!
1. Champion Show Off
Made with moisture management technology
Lightweight and supportive
Patented concealing cups
Keyhole racerback with hook and eye closure
Comes in 13 different colors
Comes in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes
Some users felt it offered a halter-top-like fit that was not very comfy
This Champion Women’s Show Off sports bra is a lightweight, simplistic gym bra that is super comfy to wear for your daily workout.
The sports bra has been made with a patented cup that helps give the chest a firm but well-supported shape. The bra includes front adjustable straps so you can achieve the perfect fit. The sports bra will also keep your chest securely in place when you move around. The bra has a keyhole racerback, giving the bra a stylish sporty design. A hook and eye closure also provide easy on/off closure.
This sports bra from Champion comes in 13 different colors. Some of them include one block color while others feature a couple of different colors giving the piece a fusion of color that makes the gym bra stand out.
When it comes to size these bras are available in Small, Medium, Large, and X- Large. You must use the sizing chart to ensure you get the correct size sports bra for your chest.
These sports bras are made from a mixture of nylon, polyester, and spandex, which are all great materials for producing a stretchy but supportive sports bra. The piece is also machine washable.
This Champion Women’s Show Off bra will keep you lovely and cool when you work out. Featuring moisture management technology, this bra is efficient at moving moisture away from your skin and transporting it through the surface of the fabric. The technology also works by drying quickly so you do not feel sweaty.
If you are on a budget but require a sports bra that will do the job, this comfy, supportive, and affordable sports bra is a fantastic option.
2. Under Armour Eclipse
Tailored support for high-impact exercise
Adjustable criss-cross straps
SpeedForm mesh lining
Made from StudioLux fabric
Includes wicking fabric
Only available in 2 colors
Under Armour has created one of the comfiest sports bras in our collection. This Women’s Eclipse High Impact Front Zip bra is a wonderful buy.
Designed and tailored to deliver high impact support, this is a great sports bra if you do regular exercise and require a bra that will keep your chest firmly in place.
The sports bra has a clean, bandeau-inspired front with a set of soft breathable cups that provide extra support as well as coverage. It has a stylish full-zip front that makes the bra easy to put on and take off. The zip also locks your chest down firmly in place and shows off a lovely fashion detail. The sports bra features a unique open back that has adjustable criss-cross straps.
The benefit of this bra is that the StudioLux fabric delivers relentless support and offers a super-soft luxurious feel against the skin.
This sports bra is tailored for wearing while doing high-impact sport like running, aerobics, and field sports.
When it comes to style, this piece offers a unique open back that has criss-cross straps and full-length zip at the front center of the bra. Unfortunately, the item is only available in 2 colors Black/Metallic Silver and Ballet Pink/ Metallic Silver. However, what is great about this sports bra is that you can purchase it in your actual bra size which guarantees you get the correct fit for your body.
The sports bra by Under Armour is made from a mixture of cotton, polyester, and elastane. Delivering support that is tailored for high impact exercise, this piece of clothing can withstand a lot of wear and will still provide you with a great level of support.
This high impact sports bra from Under Armour has been created using a material that wicks sweat by drawing moisture away from the body. It also dries quickly making your sports bra more comfortable. The item features a mesh lining that makes it highly breathable.
Sold for a mid-price, you would be silly not to buy one of these Under Armour Women’s Eclipse High Impact Front Zip Sports Bra. Perfect for women who enjoy high impact exercise, this piece is incredibly supportive and feels luxurious to touch.
3. Panache Underwired Sports Bra
Suitable for full-busted women
Wide padded straps
Smooth inner molded cups
Firm under band
Features ventilating mesh panels at the shoulders and bust
Available in a variety of colors and designs
Available in all bra sizes
Hand wash rather than machine wash
Only suitable for full-busted women
If you have a large bust and struggle finding sports bras that you support and fit you correctly without squashing your chest, this Panache Underwired sports bra is a great solution.
To achieve maximum comfort this sports bra features wide padded straps that work by dispersing pressure on the shoulder, making this piece extremely comfy to wear. It also has smooth inner molded cups that reduce friction and improve comfort. An underwire wrapped in silicone and sewn between fabric layers achieves a supportive comfortable fit. A firm under band anchors the bra to the body to avoid it moving when working out. Rather than compressing the breasts, this sports bra encapsulates each breast.
It lifts, supports, and shapes the breast from all sides, leaving you in pure comfort. The sports bra includes a racerback strap and includes a hook and eye closure, making it easy to put on and take off.
This sports bra has been designed especially for full-busted women because it provides maximum support, comfort, and is proven to reduce the level of bounce by 83%.
When it comes to color and design, this sports bra is available in 37 different colors and designs. Featuring a mixture of patterns and two-tone color options there is something for everyone. This sports bra comes in all bra sizes so you can choose the correct size for your shape and bust.
The sports bra from Panache has been designed to withstand the weight of a fuller bust. This has been achieved through underwire, a firm under the band, and wide straps. This bra is best washed by hand to avoid any damage.
The bra features ventilating mesh panels at the shoulders and bust that keep you cool when working out. The bra has also been made using lightweight microfiber fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool.
Suitable for women with a fuller bust, this sports bra is extremely affordable! Extremely comfy, you can work out knowing you are fully supported in this piece.
4. Brooks Rebound Racer I
DriLayer Power fabric
Suitable for women with B-DD sized cup
Suitable to wear for high impact sport
Supportive shoulder straps
Features a breathable mesh panel
6 different colors and designs available
Special washing directions
Brooks Women’s Rebound Racer sports bra will make you feel stylish, supported, and completely secure.
The bra from Brooks has been designed to offer the best support for women with B-DD sized cups. It also offers a great level of support and light shaping, so you feel and look good.
The piece features supportive shoulder straps that have a front hook and loop that is fully adjustable. Molded cups work by encapsulating and compressing the bust to protect the tissue from damage. A mesh panel in the bra also provides ventilation.
The sports bra has been designed to provide support for women with B- DD cups during high-impact exercise.
Available in 6 different colors and designs, Brooks has done a great job by producing and designing a fashionable piece that is super comfy. This piece is available in all sizes.
When it comes to cleaning, for best results this sports bra should be machine washed in cold water. If tumbled dried it must go on low heat, promptly removed and not ironed or dry clean.
Brooks sports bra has been made with DriLayer Power fabric that provides exceptional moisture management whereby it wicks moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric and dries quickly. The fabric is odor-resistant, and features mesh panels that promote ventilation.
This sports bra from Brooks is an affordable piece that will give you all the support you need when doing high impact sport as well as great comfort.
5. Under Armour Limitless Bra
Stylish high-impact bra
One-piece injected molded design
Supportive adjustable cross-back straps
Includes hook and eye closure
Made with HeatGear fabric
Features breathable mesh panel
A little tight around the bust
Only available in 5 sizes
This sports bra from Under Armour is one of the most stylish high impact bras in our collection.
This one-piece injected-molded design is a fantastic piece that syncs to your body’s natural shape and movement, giving a seamless fit. The supportive cross-back straps are adjustable and include a hook and eye closure. This HeatGear fabric delivers a superior next to the skin feel.
This sports bra has been tailored so it provides exceptional support when doing running, field sports, and aerobics. The bra comes in three colors, Dash Pink/Fresh Grey, Black/White, and Purple Dusk/Blue Ink. It has a stylish detail along with the criss-cross straps whereby it features wordmark detail, promoting the brand. The piece is available X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes so you must use the size chart to get the correct size for you.
Suitable to wear for high impact sport, this bra can withstand lots of wear and movement, making it an exceptionally durable piece.
This Under Armour bra features a mesh panel that provides added breathability. The bra also includes a smooth, sweat-wicking band that helps push the moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool and dry.
The sports bra is being sold for mid-price making it a great buy.
6. Degree By Reflex Ladderback Sports Bra
A stylish piece with ladder-back design
Includes advanced Interlink Fabric technology
Has a wide elastic band
Removable padded cups
4-way stretch fabric
8 different colors
Available in set sizes so would need to check the sizing chart
This bra from 90 Degree By Reflex is a fashion-forward bra that features a ladder-back design which is very trendy.
The design also helps by providing enough compress to hold your chest down when working out. The wide elastic band provides extra support and comfort. A scoop neck looks great and allows you to move freely in all directions with no restrictions. The supportive cups are high quality so will not sag over time. No underwire means that the bra will not dig or poke into your sides.
The sports bra has been designed for high impact exercise so you can run, stretch, and jump while feeling fully supported. The women’s sports bra offers a stylish but simplistic design that comes in 8 different colors including Pearled rose, Grey Mauve, and Lilac Mist.
The bra is also available in a range of sizes include X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large so ensure that you use a sizing chart to get the correct fit.
Made from a mixture of polyester and spandex, this bra comprises of advanced Interlink Fabric technology that offers a great level of support and comfort. The neck area of the bra offers a four-way stretch that provides free-flowing movement. The sports bra has removable padded cups, making it easy to wash the bra. This piece also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
This women’s sports bra offers a stylish ladder back design that not only looks great, but the open back provides ventilation. The bra features moisture-wicking fabric that will keep you cool and dry when exercising.
This is one of the more affordable sports bras in our collection. Suitable for all sized cups and high impact exercise, this is an extremely versatile sports bra that you will not want to miss out on.
7. New Balance Shockingly Unshocking Bra
Made with a soft brushed wicking stabilizer fabric
Features breathable mesh panels
Cups feature double-knit lining
Front adjustable straps with hook and eye closure
Easy on-off fit
Suitable for high-impact sport
All bra sizes available
Colour options are limited
Extremely simplistic design
This is one of our more modest sports bras that will do a wonderful job of keeping you fully supported and cool when doing your regular workout.
The bra cups feature a double-knit lining that ensures complete modesty. The high impact sports bra works by compressing and encapsulating the bust. It also provides shape, support, and complete modesty. The piece features front adjustable straps that have hook and loop closures.
When it comes to design and color this is one of our least versatile pieces. The bra only comes in 2 colors including white and black. The sports bra also offers an extremely simplistic feel. However, what is good is that the bra comes in all bra sizes so you can get the right fitted bra for you.
This piece from New Balance is made from a mixture of polyester, recycled polyester, and spandex. The fabric offers high-impact support so this bra can withstand a lot of movement and wear. This bra is machine washable.
This sports bra features a soft brushed wicking stabilizer fabric that offers plenty of support and shaping. It also has breathable mesh panels that keep you nice and cool when exercising. The benefit of moisture-wicking fabric is that is releases moisture away from the body and dries quickly leaving you dry and cool.
Highly affordable, this New Balance Women’s Shockingly Unshocking Bra offers support and breathability at a bargain price. If you are on a limited budget grab this sports bra straight away, you will not regret it.
8. QUEENIEKE Sports Bra
Suitable for high impact sport
Includes strappy crisscross sides
Includes breathable mesh lining
Features an elastic band
Hook and eye closure
Available in a variety of colors
100% guarantee plus 5* service
Comes in set sizes so must check the correct size in the size chart
Simple, affordable, and breathable. The latest high impact sports bra from QUEENIEKE is a buy not to miss out on!
Featuring a mixture of nylon and spandex, this bra has been perfectly designed to suit high impact workouts. Super comfy, this bra includes strappy crisscross sides which are handmade and give this piece a subtly sexy and chic vibe. The bra also includes an elastic band around the bottom of the bra that helps provide support and gives the perfect fit. The piece also has a hook and eye closure, making it extremely easy to put on and take off.
This workout bra for women is the perfect piece to wear for high impact exercises like running, dance, aerobics, and workouts.
The bra is available in sizes ranging from X- Small through XX-Large so it is important to use the size chart to ensure you get the correct fit. The workout bra is available in several colors including Begonia Pink, Dark Blue, and Fuchsia Red.
This piece from Queenieke can withstand a lot of wear and provides plenty of free movement when exercising. The bra also comes with a 100% guarantee plus 5* service so if you are not happy with the product you can return it within 30 days and get your money back.
The bra features a sweat-wicking fabric that works by drawing the moisture away from the body and dries quickly preventing you from feeling wet and sweaty. The sports bra also features a breathable mesh that enables your skin to breathe freely when exercising.
This is the cheapest sports bra in our collection. Available for a low price, if you are on a tight budget, this workout bra from Queenieke is a fabulous buy. It also comes in varying colors so you have plenty to choose from when picking your favorite.
9. Reebok Puremove
Suitable to wear for high-impact activity
The fabric has Motion Sense Technology
Stylish, minimalistic design
Perforations are positioned on the front and back of bra for breathability
No adjustable straps
Available in set sizes so much check sizing chart
This Reebok Women’s Puremove bra is a lightweight and breathable bra that has been designed to wear for high-impact sport.
Made from nylon and spandex, this bra features a revolutionary fabric that has Motion Sense Technology. This means the sports bra will react to your movement providing you with support and control.
When it comes to the design, this sports bra offers a minimalistic look that provides a second-skin feel. Unfortunately, this bra does not include adjustable straps or a supportive band. It simply pulls on and off over your head in one movement.
The Reebok bra is a high-performance piece of sportswear that is great to wear for when running or training. Unfortunately, the bra is only available in one color which is a black shatter print. It is also available in sizes varying from X-Small to XX-Large so be sure to check your measurements against the size chart.
The sports bra is suitable to wear for high impact exercise because it provides the right level of support and can withstand lots of wear and movement. The piece is also machine washable.
This sports bra from Reebok has been made from 73% nylon and 27% spandex making it lightweight and super breathable. Further breathability is achieved through perforations positioned on the front and back of the bra that helps to keep you cool.
This is another of our more affordable sports bras. If you require something quick to get on and off, this sports bra is it.
10. Adidas AEROREADY
Suitable for high impact exercise
On/off front zip
Available in all sizes
3 colors only
The Women’s Ultimate AEROREADY bra from Adidas is one of the sportiest bras in our collection.
Designed and made by Adidas you can expect great things from this piece. Made specifically to be worn for high impact workouts, this bra will give you the confidence and comfort to do your workout regime. Not only does mesh lining in the bra keep you cool but it provides an increased level of coverage and support.
Featuring adjustable straps, you can achieve the perfect fit with this bra. Molded cups provide additional support as well as comfort and a front zip provides an easy on/off movement.
This Adidas Women’s Ultimate AEROREADY Fitness workout bra is a perfect piece to wear when doing high impact exercises like running, boxing, cross-training, gym workouts, and yoga. Unfortunately, the piece only comes in 3 colors including white, legacy purple, and Black. However, when it comes to size this sports bra is available in every bra size.
Designed specifically for high impact exercise you can rely on this workout bra to be exceptionally durable so it can withstand lots of movement. Created using a mixture of recycled polyester and elastane, this piece is hard-wearing and can withstand a lot of wear.
The sports bra from Adidas features a mesh lining that helps make the piece breathable and cool for you to wear so you stay refreshed when working out.
This is another of our more affordable workout bras in our collection. Offering a simple sporty piece, you cannot go wrong buying an Adidas sports bra.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Comfort is key when it comes to your workout gear.
Having the right-sized sports bra is important when exercising because you want to be comfy and feel fully supported. When it comes to high impact exercise, comfort it even more important.
When thinking about size, you must choose a sports bra that is the correct size for your bust and around your body. If you have one but not the other, you will struggle to feel fully supported. Over time this could result in discomfort and possible injury. We suggest regularly measuring yourself and choosing the correct sized bra. Most sports bras that are purchased online come with a sizing chart so you can choose the correct sizes bra for you.
Other things that we paid close attention to when selecting our sports bras were adjustable straps, a supportive band, ventilating, and an easy to put/take off the bra.
Some of the best sports bras are the most versatile.
When compiling our list of reviews, we looked at bras that were suitable to wear for high impact exercise. This was a crucial criterion for us to consider. When selecting we also looked at the color choice and the available sizes.
We tried to select sports bras that came in a variety of colors and designs. We chose bras that were available in a variety of bra sizes and those that came in Small, Medium, and Large sizes.
If you want a sports bra to last more than a few months, it is important to pay close attention to how durable it is.
We chose sports bras that were made using durable fabrics, some of these offered a 4-way stretch material.
We chose bras that could withstand high impact exercise because this was an essential part of the selection criteria. Some of the bras came with specific instructions on how to be washed and others came with a 30-day warranty.
The breathability of a sports bra is a crucial part of the design of the piece.
Everyone wants a sports bra that allows your body to breathe when exercising. By having this you stay well ventilated and are comfortable. The last thing you want is for your sports bra to stay wet when you sweat or cause you any discomfort. Doing high impact exercise makes the breathability of the sports bras even more important.
When selecting our list of sports bras, we found that some of the bras were more breathable than others. We chose sports bras that offered a more breathable design. Some of these featured a stylish open back whereas some had perforations positioned on the front and back of the bra to help keep you cool.
The type of material used to create the bra played a big part in how breathable the bra was. Some of the items we chose had been made with a DriLayer Power fabric that provides exceptional moisture managed. Others were made with a soft brushed wicking stabilizer fabric.
Quite a few of the sports bras in our collection included moisture-wicking fabric. Some featured a coating that pushed the sweat away from the skin and dried the fabric quickly leaving you feeling dry and cool. Some of the fabrics used were odor resistant.
When it comes to value it is important to establish a budget at the outset.
By doing this you can check how much you can afford to spend and whether you have any extra money if you see something that you prefer more.
Price plays an important part in the value of something. The price and value of an item are also affected by how much it is worth to you and how much you are happy to pay for the item.
When compiling our list of the best high impact sports bras we wanted to offer a collection of sports bras that appealed to everyone’s budgets. Ranging from a low, medium, and high price we felt it was important to appeal to a wide audience and offer something for everyone.
Expert Interviews & Opinions
Getting a sports bra that fully supports your bust is extremely important particularly when doing high impact sport. A bra may support you around the body but if the bra is not the right cup size over time this can cause a lot of discomfort and sometimes long-term injury.
If you can, always try to buy a sports bra that features moisture-wicking technology, whereby it pushes sweat away from your body and dries your bra quickly preventing you from feeling sweaty.
When it comes to a sports bra, adjustable straps are key. Sometimes these are overlooked but they are extremely important to ensure you get the perfect fit.
Other Factors to Consider
We found customer reviews to be extremely useful when selecting our list of the best high impact sports bras. Sometimes overlooked, a customer review is a brilliant way of giving you first-hand information on an item that you may not discover until you buy it yourself. It is also a great way of finding out quick information if you up against it with time.
The one thing to always remember is that a customer review may not always be fact and can heavily be influenced by someone’s opinion and personal preference.
Therefore it is important to not use a customer review as your main decision but rather be aware of the information the person has provided and make up your mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: How often should I replace my sports bra?
Sports bras should be replaced ideally every 6 to 12 months. However, it does depend on how much you wear them and how often they are washed. If you notice they are not giving you enough support, it is time to replace your bra with a new one.
q: If I lose weight, do I need to buy a new sports bra?
Yes. If you lose weight, the shape of your bust will also change size or shape, so you must measure yourself and get a new sports bra that fits and supports you.
q: How should I wash my sports bras?
does not the best way to wash your sports bra is by washing it in the washing machine with cold water. You can also use a laundry detergent that is designed to remove sweat and oils. When washed place your bra outside to dry naturally.
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