Whether you’re a long-distance runner or a HIIT class junkie, the one thing you’d always need is a supportive, comfortable and easy-to-wear sports bra. However, we aren’t just talking about any sports bra. You’ll specifically need high impact sports bras for extra support during high-intensity activities. From Under Armour and Funfit sports bras to sexy ones from Triumph, look and feel great without experiencing chafing or restricted movements during your next intensive workout sess!
Qualities of a good high impact sports bra
Straps: Go for straps that have a racerback design, as this will secure the bra closer to your body and provide even more support. Adjustable straps and back hook clasps for custom fit are always good news because it’s never a one-size-fits-all when it comes to bras.
Comfort: Chances are, your high-intensity workouts are going to make you sweat… a lot! Many high impact sports bras are made from a material that wicks sweat from your body, and also features mesh panels that make them more breathable and comfortable than regular sports bras.
High tech fabric: High impact sports bras can be considered to be some of the latest gizmos too. Some of the best sports bras in Singapore are manufactured with fabric that moulds with your every movement; some even come with thermoregulating fabric — to keep you warm when your body cools down, and to keep you cool when you’re overheating!
Best high impact sports bras so you can kill it at the next workout session
Best for running
1. Under Armour Women’s Infinity High Sports Bra
Under Armour sports bras are the forefront of innovative sportswear design and are easily one of the best sports bras to get in Singapore. The Under Armour Women’s Infinity High Sports Bra (available on Under Armour Official Store) is especially great for high impact activities like running. It’s smooth, HeatGear fabric delivers a next-to-skin feel without constricting movement while the sweat wicking band allows you to stay fresh on the trail even after a 10-click race.
2. New Balance NB Pace Bra 2.0
Yet another forerunner in the sports industry, New Balance is not only famed for their sports shoes, but their sportswear also promises durability, comfort and flexibility all in one. Their New Balance NB Pace Bra 2.0 (available on New Balance Official Store) combines style and performance with a T-Back design and medium back support. This sports bra is perfect for mid to high intensity sports such as running and hiking. We especially liked the mint colour of this bra as it provides a fresh respite from the usual black or navy sportswear in our wardrobe. Plus points!
Best for HIIT classes
3. Funfit Knockout Racerback Sports Bra in Black Aeneas Print
A sweaty class calls for sports bras with extra breathability and moisture-wicking properties. Slip into this cute Funfit Knockout Racerback Sports Bra in Black Aeneas Print (available on Funfit Outlet Official Store) for your next HIIT class in Singapore. Feel the breeze through the side mesh panels as you forge through those intense sets. This high impact sports bra is also designed with high compression support for your chest so you can bounce confidently throughout the sweaty class.
Best for adjustability
4. Funfit Luxtride Cross Back Bra in Indigo
Choose this Funfit Luxtride Cross Back Bra in Indigo (available on Funfit Outlet Official Store) for a customised fit. You’ll appreciate the back metal hook that can be adjusted however you want, plus it also boasts removable padding for more comfort. We love the classy yet functional finish of this high impact sports bra. Its cross-back design rhythmically expands and contracts with every movement to ensure a perfect fit throughout various workouts. Sizing goes through S to 3XL so bustier ladies can rock this supported bra in style.
Best fuss-free and functional
5. Funfit All Day Support Sports Bra
Not too fussy about fancy styles or features? Funfit pulls through again with Funfit All Day Support Sports Bra (available on Funfit Outlet Official Store). These come in some yummy assorted colours, are moisture-wicking and are soft on the skin. If you’re after something fuss-free yet functional, then this understated high impact sports bra will do the trick! Pair it with your favourite leggings and kill your next workout activity!
Best tech-y Sports Bra
6. GEAR UP Intent Women Compression Bra
Beachbody on Demand (BOD) is popular for streaming a variety of workout programs but did you know that the brand designs performance women’s sports attire too? The Nilit fabric technology in the GEAR UP Intent Women Compression Bra (available on Gear Up Beachbody Store) returns converted body heat to muscles so as to enhance performance, spur on key muscle groups and reduce fatigue. So, this high impact sports bra should carry you through those long, long runs. The strategically placed mesh paneling and seamless construction (read: no chafing) of this bra are also plus points in our book!
Best for versatility
7. FUNFIT Athleiswim Racer Crop Top In Mulberry
We couldn’t leave this cool, versatile sports bra out of the list! The FUNFIT Athleiswim Racer Crop Top In Mulberry (available on Funfit Outlet Official Store) can take you from the pool to the gym and save you on an extra swimwear purchase. This high impact sports bra is designed with a racer-back design along with a high neckline to allow for additional support while providing ample range of movement. It’s UPF sun protection of 30+ also blocks you against sun rays and protects your skin!
Best for shape
8. New Balance NB Hero Bra
If you aren’t a fan of bras that flatten your chest or of thick straps then you’ve got to try the New Balance NB Hero Bra (available on New Balance SG Official Store). The sculpted cups shape your boobs while still providing enough coverage. It also features adjustable thin straps encased with silicone elastic for non-slip support and in a sexy racerback design. This is definitely one of the best sports bras in Singapore for ladies who want to flaunt your gals comfortably while killing their workout!
9. Triumph Triaction Control Lite Wired Padded Bra
Slay it in the gym with a sexy padded and wired high impacts sports bra. Triumph is not just a lingerie brand but has moved into manufacturing some of the best sports bras in Singapore too. The Triumph Triaction Control Lite Wired Padded Bra (available on Triumph Singapore Official Store) boasts light padding, invisible wire channel construction and an innovative functional design to give bounce control. It also has adjustable 3D power strap to guarantee a perfect fit and mesh detailing for moisture control. We also love that this sports bra comes with a hook at the back for greater customisability.
Best high impact sports bra with zipper
10. Sloggi Move Flex Padded Bra in Vivid Blue
The Sloggi Move Flex Padded Bra in Vivid Blue (available on Sloggi Official Store) comes with bi-stretch lace inserts that not only adds to the design, but also provides the flexibility of movement. That’s not all. Sloggi’s mOve FLY bras are designed with a revolutionary thermoregulating fabric. This means that the sports bra responds to the surrounding temperature and balances the heat of the body accordingly. So if you’re in a freezing cold gym, this bra will help to retain your body heat and keep you warm! How cool is that?
11. DRSKIN Korea Women`s Seamless Mesh Compression Sports Bra
At just under $14, DRSKIN Korea Women`s Seamless Mesh Compression Sports Bra (available on DrSkin Korea Official Store) proves that you don’t need to spend a bomb for some of the best sports bras in Singapore. Made from a blend of polyester and spandex, this sports bra is super smooth to the touch, is lightweight and also dries quickly — which means you can wear it soon after every wash!
Sail through your workouts with the best high impact sports bras in Singapore
We hope you’ve a clearer idea of what to look out for in a high impact sports bra and how to pick the best sports bra for you. If you’re looking for pocket-friendly sports tops and leggings, then this list of affordable activewear brands will give you some serious style inspiration. Need some workout ideas for females? Check out these simple yet effective arm workouts for women to do at home and pair it with the best fitness apps to track your fitness journey!
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This article was updated on 03 November 2020. Additional research done by Jaslynn Yeo.
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