3 Top Reader-Tested Sports Bras
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3 Top Reader-Tested Sports Bras

When it comes to running, a comfy and supportive sports bra is as essential a piece of equipment as good sneakers. Our readers weigh in.

FITNESS readers throw their support behind these three sports bras:

For Running

Nike Revolutionary Support Bra ($70; nikewomen.com. Available in cup sizes 34B to 40D)

"This ultra-lightweight bra gave me all the support I could ever need during my run. It adjusts in three different places for a perfect fit, even between the breasts. And the best part -- no uniboob! After I'd run 13 miles, the fabric had wicked away most of my sweat so I felt dry without any chafing at all."

Tester: Laura Marino, Wantagh, New York
Buy or Bypass? Buy!

For Spinning

NuMetrex ($99 with transmitter and display watch, $45 without; numetrex.com. Available in sizes S to XL)

"As a cycling instructor, I was thrilled that this sports bra has a built-in heart-rate monitor. Instead of a clunky chest strap, there are tiny sensors embedded into the material. These receptors gave consistent readings, but only after I worked up a sweat and they were wet. Plus, it offered amazing support!"

Tester: Shirlene Brown, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Buy or Bypass? Buy!

For Tennis

CW-X Firm Support Bra ($52; cw-x.com. Available in sizes 32B/C to 38D)

"I'm large-breasted, so finding a truly comfortable sports bra is a challenge. But this one was great -- the seamless fabric felt so good I forgot I even had it on. It maintained its support after washing and the higher neckline prevented bounce during matches. My only complaint: It's a struggle to get on, but it's still worth it to me."

Tester: Siobhan Hullinger, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Buy or Bypass? Buy!

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2006.