bra-shock-absorb-purple.jpg

10 best sports bras for working up a sweat [part two]: Shock Absorber, Anita Active, No Jiggle #RunningWeek

Diane Shipley Health & Fitness, Style 1 Comment

In case you missed part one, we’re rounding up the top sports bras, whether you like to pound some serious pavement, or are more of a treadmill tourist. Read on, and make wobbling while you run a thing of the past…

bra-shock-absorb-purple.jpg

Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra

A fave of serious runners, this promises to reduce bounce by up to 78%, has adjustable, padded straps, a seamless inner layer to reduce chafing, and is made from moisture-wicking fabric. It also comes with a built-in reflective strip for visibility.

Available in black, white, or limited edition purple for £33 from Less Bounce.

bra-optifit-black

Optifit Active

This brand offers a unique way of thinking about bras, emphasising the importance of back support for good posture and binning underwires, padding, and inserts. In order to buy, you’ll need to invest £4 in a 3D tape to take your Optimeasurements (the price is then deducted from the cost of your first bra).

It’s £49.99 from Optifit Bra.

bra-anita-active-dynamix

Anita Active Dynamix Star

Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for its innovative X-back strap design (with straps that undo at the front), this bra is made from fast-drying Coolmax mesh and promises to contain 80% of movement while exercising. Word of mouth is so good that orders have already exceeded stock levels, and it doesn’t even launch until next month.

Find it for £52 from Figleaves from the end of September.

bra-moving-comfort

Moving Comfort Juno

Designed to defy gravity, this is seam-free with a padded fastening so it’s comfortable over long distances, has straps that can be adjusted while the bra is on for the perfect fit, and comes in black, white, and bright pink. Highly rated by the experts at Women’s Running UK.

Grab yours for £40 from Less Bounce.

bra-no-jiggle-millie

No Jiggle

It’s right there in the name. This new luxury activewear brand is the brainchild of Hannah Statman, a pilates instructor with a background in fashion design who wanted to create a bra that would be equally comfortable to wear during a workout and at work – and that would look good, too. The Millie bra, pictured, is made of high performance, breathable fabric and comes in aqua or black.

Pick it up for £65 from No Jiggle.

By Diane Shipley | August 27th, 2014