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Keep The Girls Happy: Running Sports Bras

June 6th, 2012

Tough Decision? We're Here to Help

Your sports bra is pretty much your most important piece of run gear. And like Joanna at right here, you may be overwhelmed by your options. But don’t fear – we’re here to, er, ‘support’ your effort to find the perfect run bra.

We recently tested seven different models to figure out which bras work best for women of different cup sizes. Choose the size that’s right for you and read on!

If you need help figuring out what size bra will fit you best, check out our Sports Bra Fit video on the Learning Center.

A or B Cup Bras

Women who are smaller up top can get away with a ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to sports bras. A classic compression sports bra often provides enough support, and can be a super comfy option, as many classic compression bras are seamless or nearly seamless. If you’re a smaller busted woman looking for more support, then try a bra with encapsulation and compression.

Bras Tested:

Best Support Overall: Moving Comfort Vixen

Alice says: “This bra offered superior support, with a great feminine silhouette. The back mesh is very breathable and stood up to hotter temps.”

Best for Longer Runs: Moving Comfort Phoebe

Alice says: “The snug compression of this bra gave me plenty of support for high impact activities, and was comfortable enough to wear for a long day on the trail.”

Stand-Out Feature: The North Face Stow-N-Go

Alice says: “The pockets on this bra are awesome! Because of the padding, even and iPhone fits comfortably in the large one. This was the least supportive of the bras I tested, but it still offered adequate support for running.”

B or C Cup Bras

For women who wear a B or C cup, encapsulation helps to provide enough support to keep the girls happy as you head out to hit the roads or trails. For even more support, try a bra that also has adjustability. If you can adjust the straps or the back closure of a bra, it will let you create a more custom fit for your body and your needs.

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