ConsumerSearch recently updated their sports bra recommendations, with an emphasis on sports bras made by companies that also make running shoes. Their point was that just because a company is popular for making running shoes doesn’t mean they know anything about keeping the ladies in check, and that these companies typically placed quite low in the latest report on sports bras. Moving Comfort was one of the few brands they recommended, and they went on to look at the best sports bras for running – brands we know and love here at Big Girls Bras! Today we’re going to take a look at ConsumerSearch’s top picks for running bras.
Best Sports Bra for Running (A/B Cups)
The top pick for running among women with A or B cups is the Champion Shape T-Back Sports Bra 1050. Women in the survey love this bra for its bounce support. Women also love the combination compression and encapsulation style, so the breasts don’t look smooshed. The only complaints about this bra are that it could do better at keeping women dry during sweaty exercise, and the front seams sometimes show through workout shirts. If you’re looking for a really functional sports bra for running, though, this is a top pick!
Best Sports Bra for Running (C/D Cups)
Moving Comfort’s Fiona Soft Cup High Level Sports Bra 350003 came in as the top sports bra for running for women with C or D cups. Like the Champion bra above, this is a combination encapsulation and compression style bra, but it’s designed to offer more support for women with larger bust sizes. The hook and eye closure makes it easier to take on and off than the over-the-head style, and the moisture wicking properties are great to help keep you dry when you’re working out.
Best Underwire Sports Bra for C/D Cups
If you prefer an underwire, the ConsumerSearch pick for sports bra in the C and D cup range is the Moving Comfort Maia Underwire High Impact Spacer Sports Bra 350011. Hundreds of women in their survey love it because it’s sturdy, durable, breathes well and restrains the bust nicely during high-impact activities. It creates a flattering silhouette, and the straps don’t slide down, making it an absolutely hassle-free sports bra.
Best Sports Bra for Running (D+ Cups)
Women who have cup sizes larger than D rave about the Enell Sports Bra, and it’s by far the most popular sports bra for DD cups and larger on the ConsumerSearch survey. It’s extremely popular here at Big Girls Bras, too, with over 100 positive reviews and a 4.6 out of 5 star rating! The front closure makes this bra easy to put on and take off, and the Enell Sports Bra gets extremely high marks for preventing excessive movement and bounce. The high neckline and wide straps make it extremely comfortable, although some women would like to see a more breathable fabric or a more fashionable cut. For functionality, though, it can’t be beat!
It’s always great to see a consumer research company reach out to women about what they want in a bra. Do you have any top sports bra picks that aren’t covered here? What are they, and what do you love about them?