13 Of The Internet's Top Rated Sports Bras

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.
When Lisa Lindhal invented the sports bra in 1977, she was mostly just looking for something more comfortable to wear when she went on runs (fun fact: she called the first sports bra she made the "jockbra" because it was made by sewing two jock straps together). Little did she know that she was fulfilling a need for women all over the world who wanted to be involved in the athletic community. Today, sports bras are a wardrobe essential for many women whether it's being worn for a high impact workout or a busy afternoon running errands.
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To save you some time finding the one that fits your needs and assets, we sifted through the internet to uncover the best of the best, with die-hard fan reviews to back up these selections. Before you hit "add to cart," read on to see why these 13 sports bras will make the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe.
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A Comfortable, Cotton Sports Bra

Fruit of the Loom has long been making comfortable undergarments and their foray into athletic wear is just as well-received by customers.

The hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 3,406 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "I now have bought probably 15 or so of these bras because of the colors I needed (and wanted). They are so comfortable, I throw them in the washer and hang them up to prevent shrinkage, and they still look and feel new. I have not had the heat rashes from previous summers, and I don't notice a difference between them and a real bra if it's cool and I can add an over shirt or top, or sweat shirt. I am 100% sold on these Fruit of the Loom bras because they are cotton and seem to be well made." - Kate Fredricks, Amazon Review
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The Essential Running Sports Bra

Known for their stellar running sneakers, Brooks wants to make every part of your workout comfortable and supportive. That's where their UpLift Crossback Sports Bra comes into play.

The hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 210 reviews on Brooks Running

What they're saying: "Love this bra for my long runs. Super supportive — I actually didn't even think about my bra. Didn't have to stop and adjust, just enjoy my run. Will definitely buy again." - Tenacious T, Brooks Running review
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The Plus-Size Sports Bra That Actually Works

Bounce control plus maximum comfort means that this Glamorise sports bra would be a favorite in any woman's athletic wardrobe.

The hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 234 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "I'm 5'4", 175lbs, and normally wear a 36 DDD (natural) in my regular Victoria's Secret bras. I ordered this in 36F and it fits perfectly. I still get a little bounce but only with higher impact activities. I started wearing these as my all day, everyday bras because they're more comfortable and supportive than what I was wearing. I've already purchased several more and I'd recommend them to others." - JHousetee, Amazon review
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The Bra Made From Recycled Water Bottles

Girlfriend customers love this eco-friendly bra for being comfortable and effective. It comes in nine colors to choose from.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 112 reviews on Girlfriend

What they're saying: "I am more than slightly obsessed with this bra — it is the most comfortable and supportive bra I have ever owned...I can wear it for high intensity workouts, for running or sweaty workouts, or I can just wear it everyday under everything (which is what I do). It is soft, supportive, the band is comfortable, the material is perfect, and you wont want to wear any other bra ever again. It is worth investing in at least one, I promise." - Brianna, Girlfriend review
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The Bra That Shapes And Supports At The Same Time

Finding a sports bra that supports without digging in is a tricky mission, but Just My Size seems to have solved it for us all.

The hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 720 reviews on Walmart

What they're saying: "I've worn underwire bras for most of my adult life and finally decided that I would like to choose comfort over pain. I was worried about support but decided to try this bra. It is wonderful! I almost forget I have it on and no more wires digging into me. I'm a 38D and I still have complete support. I bought more and I even love the shape it gives me." - Janna R., Walmart review
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The Bra That Stays Dry During Your Sweatiest Workouts

This Wacoal sports bra is made with moisture-wicking fabric meaning it can withstand your high intensity training sessions or runs.

The hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 1412 reviews on Nordstrom

What they're saying: "I'm a Wacoal loyalist of over 30 years and find this to be the best sports bra of any brand I have ever used. I have this in many colors and use it for everyday use often due to its comfort and natural-looking lift." - Ann Marie, Nordstrom review
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The Built-In Support System

Described by many reviewers as a bra that is great for larger breasts, this is the sports bra that you can be sure will keep everything in place as you work out.

The hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 4,154 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "I was apprehensive about buying a bra without being able to try it in first, but for the price, I decided to give it a shot. I have lost over 50 lbs since I started running and lifting weights. So I've been through my share of different sports bras trying to find a high-impact bra that was supportive AND comfortable. This is the most comfortable sports bra I've ever owned and the most supportive. I've even bought ones from athletic stores that cost 3 times what this one does, and they are no where near as good. I plan to order more!" - Kelsie, Amazon Review
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The Sports Bra People Who Hate Bras Should Try

This Hanes bra is comfortable and lightweight. It's good for low intensity workouts and busy everyday life activities.

The hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 794 reviews on Walmart

What they're saying: "I hate bras. Always have, even when I was younger and much thinner. And I have spent a small fortune looking for 'the one' that I could put on without dread. This is THE ONE. It's comfortable. It's a silky fabric, but sturdy enough to do the job. It has the typical three sets of hooks so you can adjust it as needed, and it's more comfortable than any sports bra out there. If you hate bras, try this one. You might be surprised."
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The No-Fuss, Classic Sports Bra

The racerback style and band of this Nike sports bra provide all of the support you need, with a simple and classic design.

The hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 88 reviews on Zappos

What they're saying: "The Best. Nothing fancy about it at all, except the pretty colors. I was running yesterday morning and literally remember thinking I can’t even tell I have on a bra. These are perfect! Size down 1 size. I don’t think you’ll regret this purchase." - Anonymous, Zappos review
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The Sports Bra Made For Larger Cup Sizes

With its front closure and secure design, this bra from Enell means that ladies with larger busts can have a great workout without extra movement.

The hype: 5 out of 5 stars on Her Room

What they're saying: "I LOVE this bra. If you're bigger busted, this is the only way to go for running. I've never had any issues with this bra at all. I love it." L from New York, Her Room review
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The Convertible Athletic Bra That Will Minimize Movement

This Natori Convertible bra was designed to be compressive so that everything stays in place when you work out, but still manages to be both comfortable and breathable.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 307 reviews on Nordstrom

What they're saying: "I wasn’t sure about this sports bra because the shape and style was different from any other that I have owned. I absolutely love this bra! It has great support for my large chest during cardio workouts. This is actually my second one and I have to admit that I wear it as my weekend bra even why I am not working out." - SueTiz, Nordstrom review
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The Sports Bra You'll Want To Wear Every Day Of The Week

A sports bra that is not too loose and not too tight is a rare thing to find but this Oalka one does the trick.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 100 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "I originally only bought one of these but loved it so much that I now have one for every day of the week! The material is thick, comfortable, and just the right balance of tight and loose. I very rarely find myself pulling at it to adjust it throughout the day. I work 10- and 12-hour shifts as a nurse and think this is the perfect bra!" - Madison, Amazon review
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The Sports Bra That Feels Like A Second Skin

The Knix Racerback Evolution bra contains no hardware, has removable cups and is constructed using four-way stretch fabrics so it will move with you during a workout.

The hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 612 reviews on Knix

What they're saying: "My small cup size makes it tough to find a comfortable sports bra with the wiring, oversized padding, gapping and constant re-adjusting during workouts. This bra solves all my problems, thank you!!!" - Erika K, Knix review
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