Along with running shoes, a decent sports bra is an absolute priority for me before I head out for a workout, case in point when my yoga class was cancelled at the last minute and a circuit class was put on instead I thought, ‘what the hell I’m already here!’ What a mistake, I was so uncomfortable throughout and still felt achy the next day. Sports bras tend to come in categories of low to high impact and the RUSH Sports Bra from Under Armour sits in the middle of that category as a medium impact bra, this means it is best suited for sports like cycling, boxing and weightlifting. They don’t have a traditional back measurement and cup measurement, 34C for example, but a quick look on the size guide means that this would be medium (the sizes range from XS to XL). This bra is non-adjustable so it may be worth trying on a few sizes to ensure you get the right fit, I wear a 34C and the medium came up a little large on me and, as the bra has been designed with a fitted cut, you want to make sure you are benefiting from the athletic design that promotes total mobility but eliminates bulk.
The RUSH Sports Bra uses a mineral-infused fabric that absorbs the energy your body emits and reflects it back into your tissues and muscles, helping your muscles work harder. The interior mesh lining adds some breathability, whilst the soft, breathable and removable cups provide extra structure and coverage. The wide encased elastic band feels soft but secure against the skin, holds the bra in place and provides support, the longer hem also means that it can be worn as a crop top on its own, the high neckline provides plenty of coverage at the front and supports the upper chest muscles whilst the keyhole strappy back offers extra ventilation. The UA RUSH Sports Bra was comfortable and supportive throughout our testing, there were no noticeable benefits with the mineral-infused fabric reflecting energy to my muscles however it kept me feeling secure with plenty of breathability in the back and a full range of motion. RRP £42
4 out of 5
Comfortable for medium and low impact
Long hem means it can be worn as a crop top
Fitted cut feels secure
Line runs a little large