Now is the time for finding great Black Friday sports bras for running deals. These deals may be easy on your pocketbook but these sports bras are strong on support. Having a properly fitting and supportive sports bra is crucial for getting your best workout in. Because who wants to keep working out when things are jiggling around or chaffing? Nobody, that’s who.
Don’t let the wrong bra stop you from exercising and taking care of your physical health. When shopping for a bra, consider the types of activities you want to do while wearing it. Are you doing sprints and high intensity interval training workouts? Look for a bra with maximum support for high impact workouts. Or maybe you need a bra for yoga and walking — look for a bra with less support and more flexibility so it moves with your body as you work through each pose. If you’re not sure what you need or what will feel right, now is the time to try a few different options with these great Black Friday sports bras for running deals.
And be sure to check out Live Science’s guide to the best Black Friday sports bra deals for deals on other types of sports bras, too.
Which Black Friday sports bra for running deal is best for you?
One of the most important things about a sports bra for running is that it fits you properly. If it’s not supportive not only will it cause discomfort it could hinder your running.
In-built support first is a good starting point. And although you can find Black Friday sports bras for running deals on a wide spectrum of prices, it’s better to spend a bit more to ensure quality and longevity.
If you’re after an eco-friendly product, then check out the materials the bra is made from – look out for breathable, sustainable fabrics like ECONYL (yarn made from recycled fishing nets), bamboo and elastane. The best sports bras for running deals will have you covered and supported so you can concentrate on having a good run. And make sure you check out our feature on how to exercise without hurting your knees, too.
Black Friday sports bras for running deals
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Run In Zip Front Sports bra deals
Unusually attractive for a high-impact sports bra, this bra delivers on style while offering all the support you need from a sports bra for running. It is made from a fun, tortoiseshell print and features a classic racerback. It’s not available in individual cup sizes which may be a problem if you’re not a standard size.
It’s a shame it doesn’t come in more colors, but it’s still a great-looking bra. Front-fasteners divide opinion – some people find them much easier to put on than a back-fastener or pullover bra, especially if they have shoulder problems, but other people find a front zip hard to do up.
Best of all – and unusually for a sports bra of any kind – it’s machine washable and can be tumble dried, so you can just toss it in the wash with the rest of your spandex!
Brooks Drive 3 pocket run bra deals
This cute-as-a-button, brightly-colored bra in a lovely range of colors enables you to bring all your essentials with you on your run. With a generous phone pocket big enough for a full-sized smartphone and two mesh pockets at the sides, you can fit in a credit card and your keys. The seams are bonded so they shouldn’t chafe.
This is a compression-style running bra, so it might feel a little strange if you’re used to a more traditional encapsulation bra, but it is designed to provide enough support for running – this may be why it’s not available in larger sizes. Some people find a pullover style hard to get on and off.
Hand-washing is encouraged but not essential (there are instructions for machine washing), but it’s so pretty you’ll want to make it last.
Kalenji comfort running bra deals
If you want a standard, no-frills sports bra that does what it says on the tin, this is the one for you. Suitable for running and high-impact sports, it’s designed to be comfortable and practical and looks pretty decent, too.
It’s said to run small and some reviewers complain that it isn’t true to size, so take care in choosing your size (if you’re buying for a low-impact sport, you’re advised to size up). It’s a shame that this bra doesn’t come in larger sizes as it provides the level of support and coverage that larger women look for in a sports bra. A range of colors would be a nice addition, too.
Adidas Ultimate Bra deals
There are plenty of sports bras that are described as sustainable but contain only a tiny fraction of recycled or sustainable materials. This one has an impressive 79% of recycled polyester so earns its sustainable credentials. It’s also suitable for high-impact activities, unlike many of the sustainable sports bras on the market.
It’s a nice-looking bra, featuring a cross-over back with adjustable straps and a front zip for easy fastening. It’s machine washable and made of breathable fabric. It would be good to see it in some colors other than just black, and the size range is a little odd – the largest sizes are 40B and 38DD. A better range of larger sizes would be welcome.
Glamorise full figure plus size no bounce camisole elite sports bra deals
Fuller figures are often poorly served by sports bra manufacturers with limited ranges of sizes and insufficient support – many women end up wearing two bras when they run. This plus-size bra could be the answer.
It comes in sizes from 34C up to 50H, although some users reported difficulty finding the correct size, so do measure carefully before you buy. It lacks significant padding in the cups, but the shoulders are padded which is a welcome feature for comfort.
It’s machine washable, reasonably priced and comes in a good range of colors and patterns – also a rarity in plus-size sports bras.
Find the right fit in a sports bra for running
The right fitting bra that provides the right amount of support for the activity you’re doing is not only important for keeping you motivated to participate in the workout, but the wrong fit or wrong amount of support can also affect your exercise performance and even breast health, experts told Live Science.
“Breasts can move up to 14 centimeters [5.5 inches] when we are exercising, and that movement impacts not just your breast health, but also your exercise performance,” said Emma Ross, a sports physiologist and the founder and CEO of The Well HQ, a U.K.-based women’s health and fitness company. “Breast movement has been shown to cost a runner a mile over a marathon, because of how much it affects stride length during running,” Ross told Live Science. And this can be particularly frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to run faster.
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If you’ve ever suffered through a workout with the wrong sized bra with too little support, or stopped working out because your bra wasn’t supportive enough, you’re not alone, Ross said. “Eighty percent of women are in an ill-fitting sports bra; 40% don’t wear the most suitable design of sports bra for their breast size, shape and sport, and for 37% of women with larger breasts, they are the reason they aren’t active,” she said.
If you’re ready to get started on your running journey and have found the perfect sports bra, check out our guide on how to start running.