TOP 15 Best Sports Bras for CrossFit – Recommendations and Reviews for 2020

Ladies listen up!

I know it’s a struggle to find the best bra for CrossFit.

As a CrossFit athlete myself, I know how hard it can be to find a bra that performs well and looks cute.

You need a bra that can hold everything down under impact while looking really cute at the same time.

Some of you ladies want a bra that can be worn as is with no top or tank, because let’s be honest, you get hot and sweaty and going shirtless is so much more comfortable.

This hand-picked, carefully-curated lineup has something for every lady, bras you can wear without a shirt, bras for large breasts, small busts, wide backs, muscular backs, plus size, etc.

Let’s get to it!

TOP 15 Best Bras for CrossFit 2020

Born Primitive Rhapsody Sports Bra 2.0

Review: Top-Rated CrossFit brand Born Primitive heard their customers and made a few adjustments to this updated Rhapsody 2.0.

It now has an extended front for a wee bit more coverage on the bottom, and a slight V neck in front. It still has the same cute strappy design in back with the same medium level support as the previous model.

Pros

  • A little more tummy coverage than the previous model.
  • Cut large enough for ladies with large traps.
  • Ideal for A to DD cup size – keeps everything in place.

Cons

  • Runs a tad small or tight.

Takeaway

Top quality CrossFit bra you can wear without a top – cute on its own with plenty of room for muscles and support for the ladies.

Reebok Wireless Racerback Sports Bra

Review: This cute and affordable Reebok CrossFit sports bra works supports ladies between an A and D cup by offering medium support.

It is not only attractive, but offers a little extra coverage so you feel secure, even if your workout calls for jumps or other dynamic moves.

This bra is padded, but padding is removable, and best of all – it’s affordable.

Pros

  • Wide, comfortable band keeps bra in place.
  • Good coverage, wider on the sides compared to other CrossFit bras.
  • Available in several stylish colors.

Cons

  • Runs large.
  • Not enough support for larger busted gals.

Takeaway

A cute, comfortable CrossFit bra with good coverage from one of the best-rated brands, Reebok.

Brooks Uplift Crossback Bra

Review: The Uplift Crossback bra is designed specifically for women in the C to D cup range. It offers ample support, bounce control and coverage so you will always feel secure.

The Crossback racerback style conceals the bra under a tank, but some ladies also like wearing this bra without a top because it has decent coverage and could pass for a crop tank top.

Pros

  • Dry layer and mesh panels allow your skin to breathe.
  • Ideal for cup sizes C to D.
  • Cute enough to wear on its own.
  • Easy off back clasp.

Cons

  • Tends to create a uniboob look.

Takeaway

These Uplift bras are supportive, comfortable and easy to get off post WOD.

This Brooks Uplift bra works great for CrossFit, but it also makes a fine running bra. If you are involved in both sports, you might appreciate a list of the best running bras I put together here.

Virus ECO31 Stay Cool Elite CrossFit Bra

Review: My favorite aspect of this bra tank is the Cool Jade fabric which keeps you cool and dry as your workout heats up. The mesh panels allow you to stay dry and the overall design is very cute.

The higher neckline provides coverage and comfort while lifting. This top can be worn on its own and looks completely at home in any gym or box.

Pros

  • Mesh panels help you stay dry.
  • Cool jade fabric is cooling.
  • Cute design – looks like a workout tank and supports like a bra.

Cons

  • Not great for ladies with large breasts.

Takeaway

This tank fits right in at the gym or box, is cooling and keeps you dry and provides style and functionality you need.

Vull Sport Basics Breath Sports Bra

Review: The best feature of this CrossFit bra is the high neckline which protects your collar bones and chest from the bar as you lift heavy.

That high neckline also insures nothing ever falls out, even if your WOD happens to take you upside down – I’m looking at you handstand pushups!

Pros

  • High neckline conceals and protects.
  • Really cute crosshatch back keeps you cool.
  • Stylish and conservative enough to wear without a top.
  • AA to D cup.

Cons

  • Pricy.

Takeaway

The best bra for CrossFit on barbell days when the WOD calls for heavy lifting, high neckline protects and covers.

Anita Women's Extreme Control Sports Bra

Review: This popular and highly recommended sports bra is a favorite of female CrossFit athletes. It’s no surprise to me, I think the bra is great!

I love the back close, it’s easy to get on and off like a normal bra. It keeps the girls tucked away safe, without creating a uniboob look and the fabric is very cooling and breathable.

It also washes well and is long-lasting.

Pros

  • Mesh panel and sport tech fabric keep you cool and dry.
  • Wide comfortable straps won’t dig in.
  • Individual cups provide secure fit with a flattering look – no boob smash here.

Cons

  • Bra runs a tad small – check the size chart carefully.
  • Looks too bra-like to wear without a shirt.

Takeaway

High impact support, excellent breathability, and extreme comfort.

Chestee Tiffany Sports Bra

Chestee Tiffany Sports Bra

Review: Designed for the women of CrossFit by the women of CrossFit, the Chestee has something special to offer the dedicated female athlete.

The bra is designed with a high neckline and resistant fabric that protect your chest and collar bone from the barbell as you lift heavy. It looks great and is designed to wear on its own, no top or tank necessary.

Pros

  • Collar bone and chest protection up front.
  • High impact support.
  • Adorable cross hatch design in back.

Cons

  • Pricy.
  • Not available in sizes larger than DDD.

Takeaway

The best CrossFit bra when your WOD calls for Cleans and other Olympic lifts.

Triumph Triaction Underwire Racerback Bra

Review: This Triumph Triaction underwire bra is a favorite for female CrossFit athletes with large breasts who need serious support.

If your WOD calls for double unders, box jumps, thrusters, wall balls or any other jarring or high impact movement, you will be glad you wore this supportive bra to keep the ladies in place and minimize bounce.

Pros

  • Underwire for supreme support.
  • Ideal for larger breasts.
  • Lightly padded to conceal nipples.

Cons

  • Can feel a bit warm on hot days.

Takeaway

A supportive underwire bra that is good for ladies with large breasts.

Berlei Women's Sf2 Medium Impact Contour

Review: This high impact underwire sports bra comes in a variety of sizes and has mesh panels built into the underside of the breast for excellent ventilation.

The straps can be worn straight, or as a racerback to conceal under your favorite CrossFit tank, and the cotton-lined cups feel super comfortable against your skin, even as your workout gets hot.

Pros

  • Mesh underbust panel provides cooling relief.
  • Cotton lined cups are comfortable while working out.
  • Underwire is not noticeable and provides excellent support.

Cons

  • Runs small, order a size up.

Takeaway

A comfortable underwire bra that holds everything in place.

Berlei makes a great sports bra that works well for CrossFit, and other sports. If you participate in multiple sports, you might be interested in this list of the best sports bras for all sports that I put together.

Freya Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra

Review: If you want a bra that is box-jump proof, this is the one. This bra is recommended by women CrossFitters of all sizes because it keeps your breasts in place, and keeps you comfortable when you jump, run and move.

Seriously, you can workout, worry-free with this thing on. The bra also separates the breasts well and prevents sweat from pooling between, leaving you feeling cooler and drier.

Pros

  • Uses encapsulation instead of compression to support each breast individually.
  • Padded straps won’t dig into your shoulders.
  • Clip can turn straps into racerback style to conceal straps under a tank top.
  • Great bra for wide backs – wide set cups.

Cons

  • The cups are wider set than other brands, which may or may not work for you, depending on your shape.

Takeaway

A comfortable sports bra for high impact movements that keeps you cool, refreshed and supported.

Victoria's Secret VSX Sports Bra

Review: This Victoria’s Secret sports bra is attractive enough to wear without a tank top or shirt because it has pretty good coverage and a racerback style that makes it look like a crop tank on its own.

It has two layers of support and uses encapsulation and compression together to lift, separate and support the breasts so they will not move. All this and they make you look great too!

Pros

  • Boosts and lifts the chest – very attractive.
  • Uses both encapsulation and compression to prevent bounce.
  • Ironclad – your boobs won’t move.

Cons

  • Hard to get fastened, even though it’s a zip front.

Takeaway

This attractive sports bra is fine worn on its own and really gets the job done in terms of minimizing movement, even for larger breasts.

Panache Women's Underwire Sports Bra

Review: Panache is another popular bra for CrossFit women. This underwire sports bra is full coverage, keeps movement to a minimum, excellent for large or heavy boobs, and can be clipped into a racerback style to hide those straps under a tank top.

Pros

  • Perfect for large or heavy boobs.
  • Mesh panel between the breasts is cooling.
  • Lifts and separates breast to prevent sweat from accumulating.

Cons

  • A bit matronly looking, best worn with a shirt or sports top.

Takeaway

The dream bra for CrossFit ladies with large, cumbersome breasts that want to eliminate movement.

90 Degree By Reflex High Impact Sports Bra

Review: This 90 Degree by Reflex high impact sports bra is great for all size breasts, looks cute with or without a top, is supportive enough to run and jump in, and the back design is so cute, you will get many compliments when you wear it.

Plus, it’s easy to get over your head to get off, unlike some other shelf style sports bras.

Pros

  • Cute ladder design in back – can be worn without a top or tank.
  • Good for small, medium and large-busted ladies.
  • Offers good support and impact control.

Cons

  • The elastic band gets twisted in the wash.

Takeaway

Cute, supportive, shelf style sports bra with good impact control for all size breasts.

Are you looking for a good sports bra with the ultimate impact control? I created this list of best HIGH IMPACT sports bras with that feature in mind.

Born Primative Luna Sports Bra

Review: This super stylish CrossFit bra is as good looking as it is functional. It has a cooling mesh panel that sits between the breasts airing you out as your workout heats up.

The style is designed so that you can wear it without a top or tank and fit right in at the box, and the wide straps are comfortable and adjustable.

Pros

  • Cooling mesh between breasts.
  • Wide straps are adjustable.
  • Includes removable pads – helps prevent headlights.

Cons

  • Not ideal for larger breasts.

Takeaway

This cute, cooling Luna bra is the best bra for CrossFit because it holds everything in and looks great on its own.

Enell High Impact Sports Bra

Review: The Enell Sports Bra is called the “body armor” bra by female athletes with really large breasts. If you are an athlete who has large breasts that get in the way when you are trying to lift, jump, and move, you will appreciate the absolute full coverage, no-nonsense design of this bra.

Sure, it’s not a bra you can wear without a top, but it is the one to choose if you want to work out pain-free – with the confidence in knowing your boobs will not move, even if they are very large.

Pros

  • Great for really large breasts and plus size athletes.
  • Boob Armor – will not budge – prevents movement.
  • Long-lasting – high quality – great investment.

Cons

  • Not the cutest bra in the world, but it works well!

Takeaway

If you need stability, security and support and you have really big boobs you want to put on lock down, this is your ideal CrossFit bra.

Quick Buying Guide to the Best Bras for CrossFit

Here are a few things to consider before you decide on the best CrossFit bra for you.

woman training with CrossFit ball at gym

Should My CrossFit Bra have Padding?

Personally, I like a touch of padding because I find it covers headlights and I feel more confident and covered wearing a bra with a little padding.

Some ladies don’t like padding because it adds extra volume, and certainly, a heavily padded push-up type bra is not the best for the gym.

Heavy padding can get hot, and the point of a sports bra is hold the ladies in and keep them under control, not create visible cleavage which is the goal of heavy padding.

Of course, your preference is what really matters, but the padding is a factor to consider.

How do You Feel Wearing it? Test it Out!

Try the bra while running, for box jumps, wall balls, thrusters, double unders, weight lifting, and handstands.

Do you feel safe and secure doing these dynamic movements? If so, you may have a winner.

female athlete exercising in crossfit gym

What CrossFit Bra Style is Best for Me?

There are several style bras:

CrossFit Bra that can be Worn without a Top

There are CrossFit bras you can wear without a top. These are popular with many female athletes.

They look really cute and they keep you cool during your workout. But some ladies may be uncomfortable showing a lot of skin, and this type of bra shows a lot of skin.

Shelf Style Compression Sports Bra

There are shelf style bras that use compression to hold you together. These are the traditional style sports bras that you put on over your head.

They can be a pain to get off when you are hot, sweaty and sore after a workout and they tend to give you a flattened, mono boob look I am not a fan of.

Sports Bras that Fit like Normal Bras

There are sports bras that are more like regular bras with moisture-wicking, quick-drying, light sports-specific material that is ventilated and quick drying.

These bras may also have other sport-related features like wider straps and strategically placed mesh panels.

These bras are easier to get on and off, and usually quite supportive and comfortable. The downside is that this type almost always needs to be worn with a top or tank.

CrossFit Sports Bra Recommendations

woman doing a box jump exercise at the CrossFit gym

Can You Recommend a Good Bra for CrossFit for Ladies with a Wide Back?

Freya Women’s Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra has wide set cups and 4 rows of hook and eye closures which really anchor the bra, and a wide range of sizes so you can get a custom fit.

Remember, always measure your rib cage right under the breast to get the right width for your back.

Can You Recommend a Good Bra for CrossFit for Ladies with Really Large Breasts?

Enell High Impact Sports Bra is the bra for women who have large breasts and experience pain, excessive movement and exposure with other bras.

The Enell bra locks your breast down, keeps them secure and concealed and gives you the confidence to do any exercise without worrying about what your boobs might do.

Article Summary

I hope you find your best bra for CrossFit in this lineup.

While you are in the market for CrossFit gear, why not take a look at the best CrossFit shoes for women and the best women’s CrossFit shorts to round out your workout wardrobe.

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Katie

Katie

Katie is a busy wife and mother of four. She is a freelance writer and frequent contributor on Garage Gym Power. She guards her gym time jealously, and would rather miss a PTA meeting or get takeout for dinner than miss a workout.