Best Sports Bras for Runners
This year's crop of sports bras offers more depth and range than ever before.
August 19, 2013
Filled with features and popping with bold colors, this year's crop of sports bras offers more depth and range than ever before. Adjustability is now the rule, not the exception (goodbye, plain old T-backs), and design elements like padding, mesh inserts, and hidden structure are ubiquitous. We recruited 55 women, with band sizes from 32 to 42 and cup sizes from A to FF, to test 41 new models on roads and trails. Here are the bras they liked best.
BEST RATED: Skirt Sports Jill Bra
Combines style and support with plenty of adjustability.
Padding prevents, uh, unwanted attention. "I am not usually a fan of bra padding," says a 36DD, "but this is the perfect amount."
Features four options for bottom band width, instead of the typical three.
"A little wrangling to get on and off," says another tester of the racerback, "but well worth it for the support."
Cushioned, front-adjustable straps prevent shoulder dig.
Mesh on the inner lining stabilizes and helps wick moisture.