The Best New Sports Bras
From the April 2013 issue of Runner’s World
For runners of every shape and size
By Dimity McDowell
Ask any woman what her most important piece of running gear is and she’ll likely (and very quickly) say, “Sports bra!” But variations in straps, padding, closures and fabrics make it hard to choose the right one. So, we recruited testers – ranging in size from A to F cups – to put the newest bras through plenty of bounce-inducing kilometres. These 3 top performers will support you through any run.
|BEST FOR A/B CUP|
The removable pads in the LULULEMON ALL SPORT BRA (AUS & NZ A$65) fill out tanks and tees, and offer coverage to hide the headlights. Testers found that the Lycra/polyester blend provides a comfy hold to smaller chests. A heart-rate monitor–friendly version has built-in sensors (AUS & NZ A$75).
4-12; AUS & NZ lululemon.com.au
“Wicking is fantastic. After a warm, sweaty run, the bra was just damp.”
|BEST FOR C/D CUP|
A tight-but-not-constrictive fit makes the BROOKS VERSATILE BRA (AUS & NZ A$60) comfortable on any run. The simple T-back pulls over your head and is cup-less. A keyhole cutout in the mostly mesh back provides ventilation to keep things cool underneath.
S-L; AUS brooksrunning.com.au;
“I love how soft the material is against my skin and the fact that it didn’t stretch much.”
|BEST FOR DD+ CUP|
A minimal bra for the DD+ crowd, the MOVING COMFORT JUNO (A$90; NZ$110) features separate, seamless cups and an underbust and inner yoke that anchor the support system. Multiple testers said they enjoyed the Easter-egg hues. The bonus: crossover back.
8B-18DD; AUS & NZ movingcomfort.com.au
“Very minimal jiggling. Felt like it gave the girls a nice lift.”
For more bra reviews, purchase Runner's World April 2013. Available in Australia in newsstands, Coles and Woolworths. Available in New Zealand in dairies, bookstores and Countdown supermarkets.
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