The Best Running Sports Bras
With unmatched support and high-impact construction, these eight bras will keep things in place so you won't have to break stride.
New Balance Tenderly Obsessive$41.99 1 of 8
New Balance delivers serious style points with the Tenderly Obsessive and backs it with maximum-support features. Though the straps on this bra are thin, they're surprisingly non-slip, and we love that you can adjust them to your preference, unlike thicker straps.
This bra's shapely fit may be its most notable feature. From the padded cups to the wrap-around outside shell, we felt especially covered. The cups themselves are also moisture wicking and the mesh on the side still keeps the padding breathable.
Under Armour Crossback$34.99 2 of 8
This Under Armour Crossback fits like a second skin. With a tight, compressive feel, plus a wide elastic band that keeps the bra from inching upwards, you'll feel secure and supported during your next workout.
The Crossback also comes with built-in cups for extra coverage, but if you're looking for an even tighter fit, they are removable. True to its name, the reverse also features a racerback detail.
For those looking for an extra dose of color, this bra is available in an impressive 15 shades, so you'll never get bored.
Oakley Warrior Bra$45 3 of 8
Oakley might not be the brand you think of when it comes to sports bras, but that doesn't mean they aren't killing the sports bra game. The Oakley Warrior bra uses their classic O-form four-way stretch fabric that's part spandex, part polyester. The O Hydrolix technology also wicks sweat away from the lower layer of the bra to the top layer to keep your body drier in both hot and cold climates.
The Warrior is a medium-impact bra, great for any smaller-chested ladies, and we really love the colorful adjustable straps that add a touch of style to your fitness.
Roka Elite Run All-Season$55 4 of 8
Roka's Elite Run All-Season Sports Bra stands out for its emphasis on strong support for aggressive training days. We ran everything from hill repeats to intervals to long training runs and stayed totally secure with zero bounce throughout. Designed for athletes by athletes, the Elite Sports Bra has a power mesh mid-layer for extra support, balanced by a soft dobby knit that feels like a second skin.
The sleek and stylish back straps made us feel comfortable enough to go shirtless on some seriously steamy runs. The bra is also more versatile than most, coming in five different sizes and two different cup sizes. Large chested women will love that the C/D cup model has a wider and stronger bottom band for added support, plus an extra layer of power mesh in the cups.
Nike Pro Classic Swoosh$30 5 of 8
If you're going to own one sports bra for the rest of your life, this is going to be the one. It doesn't matter the intensity of your run, the compression fit of the Nike Pro Classic bra will get the job done—without any frills.
The Pro Classic doesn't have padding (though there's an identical padded option) and it provides medium to high support depending on how tight you like your sports bras. The thicker straps won't dig in or irritate your skin and the flat seams will make you forget you're even wearing a bra. You can never go wrong with Dri-FIT fabric either—it's completely machine washable.
Saucony Athlete Avenger6 of 8
Whenever we need a high-impact running bra, we know we can depend on Saucony. The running brand typically forgoes unnecessary bells and whistles with their bras in favor of products that deliver dependable results.
Though the bra looks pretty plain and straightforward, don't be fooled—it delivers unbeatable support. We're especially big fans of the backside construction. With thick, dependable straps that form a wide racer back, you'll feel a noticeable lift in the front. Combine that with a sweat-wicking elastic band, and you're ready to set your next PR.
Sensoria Sports Bra + HRM$89 7 of 8
While the Sensoria bra lacks modernity and style, it excels in functionality—this "smart" sports bra actually monitors your heart rate without all the annoying straps. The Sensoria heart rate monitor clips onto the front of the bra and is Bluetooth compatible with most third-party fitness apps. It even has over eight months of battery life.
The bra itself provides medium support and is made of a light, breathable fabric.