17 high impact sports bras that are great for gym days

For many of us, the two month-long circuit breaker meant staying home nearly 24/7, with limited space for mobility. However, it also gave a large number of us the opportunity to turn our admittedly out-of-shape physiques around, and doing crazy things we never imagined we’d do in this lifetime… like attending a fitness class online.

Now that we’ve finally got a feel-good taste of what it’s like to be able to climb two flights of stairs without breaking out into sweat (or something along those lines), we’re looking to take our fitness goals to the next level. And there’s no better way to do that than to equip ourselves with the best workout attire! From Nike sports bra to Under Armour sports bra and a few pretty underrated brands, here’s a list of 17 high-impact, shock-absorbing sports bras for gym, jogs, and everything in between.

1. Adidas Ultimate Bra

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The Ultimate Bra, which comes in both black and white, is designed to provide you with the utmost support for workouts of any intensity. Whether you’re sweating it out to some gruelling cardio or heading out for a light run, you can rest assured that this high impact sports bra has got you covered.

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It also comes with a cooling mesh overlay and adjustable cross-back straps so your boobs will never go unbalanced. Not to mention, this bra is doing its part to save the earth as well, with its fabric made of 79% recycled polyester.

Get more bang for your buck with this all-purpose bra from Adidas for SGD90.

2. HYLETE Era Sports Bra (offers best support!)

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One look at HYLETE’s Era Sports Bra and you can tell they mean business. This bra goes the extra mile with an adjustable under bust band, promising to hold everything in place, and is designed with a front zipper and support clasp behind to enhance wearability. It also has removable padding, mesh overlay for breathability and adjustable shoulder straps.

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Find this bra in three colours: black, grey and dark blue on HYLETE for SGD68.

3. Lorna Jane High Intensity Medium Support Sports Bra

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This classic slim-fitting black bra is great if you’re a minimalist looking for a high-functioning sports bra. Once more, this sweat-absorbing bra has an adjustable cross-back and is made of 85% nylon and 15% spandex. It also comes with removable padding.

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It is designed for high intensity activities but giving only medium support, so we will not recommend this if you have a larger cup size.

Available on Zalora for SGD69.90.

4. Viviesta Sport High Impact Crochet Run Sports Bra


This high-impact sports bra offers maximum support and coverage while making sure that you feel absolutely comfortable.

Its skinny “PI-shaped” back ensures that you can achieve unrestricted movement while it’s made of a four-way stretch breathable fabric that wicks sweat to keep you cool and dry regardless of the weather condition.

We also absolutely love its unique crochet details that give this sports bra its edgy look.

This sports bra is available in three colours and retails for SGD34 (this is its discounted price at the time of writing) at Zalora.

5. Guess Active- Pop Mystic Active Bra (looks good worn on its own)

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We’re loving the fierce attitude on this high-impact Guess bra! This sports bra prides itself by its ability to provide you with extreme support, and comes with a logo printed cross-back in hot pink, so you can casually flaunt where you got your outfit from.

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As this bra is non-padded, we recommend it to girls with breast sizes XS – S! Make your purchase now on Zalora for SGD46.90.

6. HYLETE Altium Sports Bra

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Another contender in the running would be the Altium Sports Bra. This snug, elastic cross-back bra has removable pads and provides lifting duty so you’re always looking your best while you sweat!

This bra comes in two colours: black and bright blue. Get it on HYLETE‘s website for SGD48. 

7. Adidas Stronger For It Strappy Bra (recommended for bigger cup sizes)

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The Stronger For It Strappy Bra has a built-in frontal zipper for easier on-and-off functionality and provides lifting and shaping support. It’s also recommended for larger cup sizes!

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As its name suggests, its multiple-strap design enables greater ventilation so you’re better able to drive the heat from your body when you workout.

Get it on Adidas for SGD70.

8. Nike Shape Bra

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This Nike Shape Bra is hugging and provides you with the support you need for your high-intensity exercise. It implements dri-FIT technology to keep the sweat from staying on your skin and, contains a frontal zipper with sewn-in cups. It’s mesh straps also help you stay cool and energised.

Get this design from Nike for SGD89.

9. Nike Alpha UltraBreathe

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This pastel pink Nike Alpha UltraBreathe bra is extremely weightless and boasts high coverage so you feel secure and light on your feet. It’s sweat-wicking technology and mesh material will leave you feeling comfortable and dry as well.

Available on Nike for SGD99.

10. Under Armour Crossback Heather Bra

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This fast drying, stretchy Under Armour Crossback Heather Bra contains double-layer Heat Gear material to ensure you stay feeling refreshed. It comes fitted with an elastic chestband for extra support, and removable padding too.

This design comes in both grey and red. Buy it on Zalora for SGD43.90.

11. Nike Swoosh Icon Clash (looks good worn on its own)

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This vibrant sweat-wicking Nike Swoosh Icon Clash bra celebrates femininity in sports with flowery graphics and comes with a convenient, removable one-piece pad. It’s also made of 75% recycled polyester, all in the name of going green!

Available on Nike for SGD55.

12. Pomelo Cross Back Mesh Sports Bra

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This elastic Cross Back Mesh Sports Bra consists of a cooling, fast drying 4-way stretch fabric to assist your flexibility, comfort and ventilation. It also has removable pads and is smooth on the skin to reduce friction and chafing.

Get it in black or green from Pomelo at SGD34.

13. Under Armour Training Infinity High Impact Bra

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This hugging black Under Armour Training Infinity High Impact Bra is designed with a subtle sheer overlay and created with an elastic underband to provide maximum support. Its cross back straps also come printed with the brand logo for some eye-catching detail.

Buy it from ASOS at SGD70.99.

14. Dorina Outrun High Impact Push-Up Sports Bra (for push-up effect)

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This one’s for the ladies who’d appreciate some extra lifting… This high-intensity cross back sports bra with adjustable straps and underband also doubles as a push-up bra so you can ensure you’re always looking sexy and while feeling secure.

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Get this from ASOS at SGD37.99.

15. Happy Fridays Women’s High Support Sports Bra


Made with breathable fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable, this is designed to hug your body snugly so it feels almost like a second skin.

This doesn’t just offer great support, it also has a beautiful neckline and strappy back that makes you want to head out for workout sesh just so that you can put it on.

Retails for SGD54.70 (discounted price at the time of writing) at Zalora.

16. Champion US Range Chevron Racerback Sports Bra


If you like a sports bra that offers great support while feeling comfortable, consider this one from Champion. This is designed with a scoop neckline and with removable padded cups for more versatility.

Available in two colours: black and grey, this is certainly a sports bra that looks good when worn on its own while being a perfect match with any fitness getup.

Retails for SGD49 at Zalora.

17. L’urv Open Highlands Midi Bra


This comes with a scoop neckline to prevent wardobe malfunction and its elasticised straps and underbust makes sure that you receive the best shock absorption support from this trusty sports bra.

It doesn’t hurt that the pretty graphics and intricate strappy back makes its design an absolute eye candy.

Retails for SGD69.90 at Zalora. (This is its discounted price at the time of writing.)