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A sports bra is a must-have item on your packing list if you plan on outdoor or strenuous activities on your holiday agenda. Sports bras are great to wear on long travel days, most importantly, because you never know what bumps you’ll experience on your mode of transportation. See what our readers say is the best sports bra for travel!
Best Sports Bra for Travel
Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
Hey, ladies. I see many of you have added sports bras to your packing capsule. And many of you say you take sports bras because they’re cooler … and more comfy. Every sports bra I have tried squashes me or makes me look like I have a uni-boob. Please share your favorite sports bra. For reference, I am a 38DD. Would love to find a flattering sports bra, or is that like finding gold at the end of the rainbow?
If you plan on working out or have many demanding activities planned on your vacation, you will want to pack at least one sports bra. You may even want to pack a spare, depending on your level of activity. If you wear one and need to hand wash it, you’ll have a backup for the next day while you other bra is drying. Read on to see our readers’ favorite sports bras as well as how to choose the best one for you, how to wash a sports bra when traveling, and which color to pick.
Here’s what our readers say are their favorite sport bras for travel!
- Champion Double Dry Distance Underwire Sports Bra
- Panache Underwire Sports Bra
- Genie Bra Big Twin Pack Bra
- Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra
- Freya Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra
- Triumph Triaction Endurance Underwire Sports Bra
Champion Distance Underwire 2.0
The Champion bra provides great support in high-impact activities and helps keep you dry because of its moisture-wicking fabric.
One reader says she owns a couple of the Champion sport bras and says they are “lightweight, supportive for my 32D cup. The one with hooks in the back are designed for high support, and they hold up very well for running and boxing.”
Another reader who is a half marathoner races in the Champion sports bra and says that it offers “high-impact support, and I never get any chafing at all.”
Many of our readers like to designate one packing cube just for their bras and underwear!
Panache Underwire Sports Bra
This is a supportive sports bra recommended for travelers who like to workout and require underwire styles. A supportive sports bra like this also can be worn with other clothing as well.
One reader shares how happy she is with this bra. “It gives a flattering, mostly normal, separated shape as far as sports bras go!” Another adds, “I own a Panache wire-free sports bra, and it gives you a good shape, similar to a proper bra.”
I personally own this sports bra, and I love the Panache Underwire, with its phenomenal size range! Panache also has a wireless version, too.
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The Genie bra is perfect for low-intensity activities as it is very supportive for all bust types and has cups to give you shape. Its thick straps and overall style hold you in tight, which is perfect for travel days when you might be on bumpy rides or flights.
One reader says, “It was more comfy than other sports bras I have tried, and I felt that I looked less ‘uni-boob’ under clothes.” Another reader says, “They were very comfortable and dried quickly overnight.”
Shock Absorber Sports Bra
The Shock Absorber sports bra is designed to offer a support system that counteracts the breasts’ “figure eight” movement during exercise. The soft and seamless fabric reduces rubbing or chafing.
One reader says, “I’m an ex-semi-pro rugby player and swear by them,” while another adds, “As a 30E, I’ve found Shock Absorber bras comfortable. I don’t have a lot of choice of bras for that size.”
Freya Women’s Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra
If you struggle finding the best molded sports bra, look no further than Freya! One reader shares how great the Freya sports bra is. “I received it from a bra whisper in NYC. I wear it as a regular bra, too. I use the back hook to take weight off the band, and it’s really comfortable and keeps the girls up and separated.”
Several readers tried the Freya’s sport bra after struggling to find a comfortable underwire bra that they could stand. One reader says she finds it “so comfortable, and it looks great — not like some of those awful sports bras that squish everything together.”
Triumph Triaction Sports Bra
The Triumph Triaction Sports Bra is non-wired and has a full cup for greater support and comfort. One reader says that the sports bras from Triumph Triaction are “cute, and they offer a great range in sizes.”
Another reader says, “I use it for sports every day, and I am happy with this bra,” while another says, “I love these bras! Super comfortable and cool.” Sounds like winning reviews to us!
Choosing a Sports Bra
It all starts with picking (and packing) the best bras, whether it’s a regular bra or a sports bra.
It is so important that you get a professional fitting to determine the best bra for your unique shape and to make sure you are wearing the correct size.
For women of all chest sizes, especially those with larger busts, it is highly recommended that you invest in a great sports bra to strap yourself in tight during adventurous travel activities. The type of activity you are engaging in may determine the support level you will need.
For low-intensity activities, such as yoga or hiking, you need a sports bra that is supportive and style to hold you in tight. With high-intensity activities, you might prefer a bra with a back opening or mesh, to let your skin breathe, and straps that are adjustable. Sports bras with built-in cups also keep your girls in check during bouncier activities.
Washing a Sports Bra
Once you find the perfect sports bras, make sure you look after them! It’s best to hand wash them. Always air dry and never put your bras in the dryer. Hand washing your bras with gentle soap or baby detergent and cool water is the best way to prolong their use. If you plan to wash your sports bra when you travel, be sure it is made of material that will dry overnight so it’s ready to wear or pack the next day.
The Best Color for a Sports Bra
The color is up to you, but if you’re a light-packing traveler or like multi-use items, consider a neutral hue, such as a skin-tone hue, black, or white. This way, you can wear it as a regular bra, if needed.
Here’s a quick summary on the best sport bras for travel!
|BRAND / MODEL||FEATURES||RATING||PRICE|
|Champion Distance Underwire 2.0 Sports Bra||“High-impact support, and I never get any chafing at all.”||Check Price|
|Panache Underwire Sports Bra||“I own a Panache wire-free sports bra, and it gives you a good shape, similar to a proper bra.”||Check Price|
|Genie Bra Big Twin Pack Bra||“It was more comfy than other sports bras I have tried, and I felt that I looked less ‘uni-boob’ under clothes.”||Check Price|
|Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra||“As a 30E, I’ve found Shock Absorber bras comfortable. I don’t have a lot of choice of bras for that size.”||Check Price|
|Freya Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra||“So comfortable, and it looks great -- not like some of those awful sports bras that squish everything together.”||Check Price|
|Triumph Triaction Endurance Underwire Sports Bra||“I love these bras! Super comfortable and cool.”||Check Price|
What is your favorite sports bra? Share in the comments below!
For more tips on travel bras, please read:
- Best Cleavage Cover Up
- Best Travel Bras to Pack Light
- Can I Wear an Underwire Bra Through Airport Security?
- 9 Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Bra for Travel
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