The 6 Best Sports Bras for High-Impact Workouts of 2018
If running, HIIT, CrossFit, or kickboxing are your preferred ways to sweat, you know that a supportive sports bra is a non-negotiable part of your workout outfit. And if you’ve been looking for the perfect one, you’ve come to the right place. For our 2018 SELF Fitness Awards, our editors tested a number of high-impact bras looking for the best options that kept us supported (but not squished!) throughout even the sweatiest workout.
These high-impact options feature innovative fabrics, the latest technology, and of course, stylish silhouettes that we think work equally well with or without a shirt over them. And because know what works for one person may not work for another, we did something a little different this year: instead of awarding by cup size, we’ve provided detailed reviews on the fit of each winner and noted who the bra might be “good for.” We’ve created this list so there’s at least one option here for every bra-wearer, no matter your cup size.
We put all of the nominees through rigorous testing—wearing them to a variety of high-impact classes, on sweaty runs, while hustling around town—and then wrote detailed reviews. We debated, discussed, and ultimately came up with the list you see below. All of the winners are new, released between October 2017 and September 2018. We hope you find a bra that works for your needs. (Make sure you check out our top picks for low-impact and medium-impact sports bras too, plus all of the other 2018 SELF Fitness Award winners right here!).