The 7 Best Sports Bras For Running

I'm really small with big boobs and it makes finding a sports bra that actually fits kind of tough for me — especially when it comes to high impact activities. And while finding the best sports bras for running is certainly a challenge, I've been able to get my hands on a few great ones over the years.

When I'm picking out a sports bra for running there are several things I look for. I want a bra that is double lined, maybe has a higher neckline, and possibly has adjustable straps. If I'm looking for something to make it more functional, I look for a bra that has a pocket for my phone so I don't have to hold it in my hand while I'm working out.

In the past I've actually resorted to wearing two bras at once to make sure my boobs aren't constantly bouncing around, but luckily there are a lot of sports bras that come in real bra sizes (with a band and bust size) now. That makes it easier for everyone, whether they have smaller or larger breasts, to find a sports bra that really fits them and offers them the support that they need to go on a comfortable run.

1Keep Your Phone In Your Bra While You Run

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The North Face Stow-N-Go III Bra (Sizes XS-XL), $32-$50, Amazon

If you like to work out while listening to music then you should get a sports bra with a pocket. This one has a pocket in the bust that is large enough to fit your phone or keys in it comfortably. One buyer described the bra as, "comfortable, supportive, and not too difficult to put on." She said, "The front pocket is large enough for my inhaler and phone."

2Get Extra Support With An Adjustable Sports Bra

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Danskin High Impact Adjustable Back Sport Bra (Sizes S-XL), $26, Amazon

Being able to adjust your bra can make a huge difference in the level of support it's offering. This high impact sports bra has a hook and eye closure as well as adjustable straps. That means that you can add or take away support simply by changing the way your straps fall. The bra is also lightly padded and features mesh inserts to keep you cool. It is available in black, white, and grey.

3Listen To Music With Ease With A Dual-Pocket Bra

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Running Bra With Cell Phone Zippered Pocket (Sizes M-XL), $60, Amazon

The great thing about this zippered sports bra is that it has not one, but two zippered pockets. You can store your phone in one side and your keys in the other and go completely hands free while you run. Users say that they love how convenient the pockets are and that they end up wearing this bra for more than running.

4A Zip Front Bra That Makes Getting Dressed Easier

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Glamorise Plus-Size High Impact Magiclift Zippered Sports Bra (Sizes 32D-46G), $35-$56, Amazon

Getting a sports bra on can be hard work. Sometimes because of the sizing it's hard to get them over your head. This bra has a zipper in the front so that all you have to do is put it on and zip it up. It's made of moisture-wicking fabric and has adjustable racerback straps to help give you more support. The cups are two-ply which helps with bounce control. One user said, "I love the fabric and construction of this brand. I am a heavy exerciser and these bras are great."

5A Plus Size Convertible Compression Bra

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High-Impact Compression No-Wire Sports Bra (Sizes 38DD-44H), $60, Lane Bryant

This plus size wireless sports bra is perfect for running long distances. What's special about this bra is that it can easily be converted to a racerback style with straps that super conveniently detach in the front — instead of the back, which can be difficult to reach when you're actually wearing the bra you're trying to adjust. It's available in Orchid (shown above) and black.

6A Stylish Bra With A Functional Zipper Back

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Trina Turk Recreation Geo Knit Sports Bra (Sizes XS-L), $68-$72, Amazon

When you're looking for a bra that will offer enough support for a high intensity workout it can be common for you to think that there aren't any stylish sports bras out there. But that's just not the case. This geo printed sports bra has a high mesh neck that gives you an extra level of coverage. The zipper back is cute and functional as it makes putting your bra on so much easier (because how many times have you gotten stuck trying to pull yours over your head).

7A Moisture-Wicking Bra That Prevents Uncomfortable Bouncing

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Glamourise No-Bounce Full-Support Sports Bra (Sizes 34C-50G), $23-$38, Amazon

This moisture-wicking bra offers you full support in the highest impact exercises. The mesh panel in the front helps to eliminate bounce, and therefore keep your breasts feeling better. One user said, "When I had it on, I did a jumping jack and they stayed in place for the most part. Better than any other sports bra I've ever come across when dealing with larger sizes."

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