Sports Bra Review: Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra

Sports Bra expert Amy gives her take on the Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra. Check out what Amy has to say about this offering from Shock Absorber.

Amy’s Review

“Hi, I’m Amy from Sports Bras Direct looking at the Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Bra.

This is a really high-impact support bra and is very popular amongst all cup sizes. As you can see, it’s got the look of the crop so it can be worn by itself or underneath a shirt.

It’s a non-wired bra, it has a nice, firm support under band. The straps are regular straps –they are a bit of a wider fitting– and nice and comfortable bit of padding in there.

Now, if we look at the back of the bra, some of the main features. So, the straps are fully adjustable and there’s two hook and eye fastenings for the racer back design. Which really allows you to get the right fit for your back shape.

The back is also of a breathable mesh design and it’s very open. So, it helps both with movement during exercise and to help you keep nice and cool.

The front of the bra is also made from a high, breathable material –moisture wicking. Again, to help keep you nice and cool.

Undoing the fastening at the back and having a look at the inside of the bra. You can see here where the cups come into play.

So, from the front it has that more cropped look. But on the inside, you can see that each breast is individually supported with the breast shaping there.

So, if you’re after a high-impact bra that can be used for a range of sports. Offers a really good range of motion when you’re wearing it. Racer back design, fairly easy to put on and off, just with those hook and eye clasps. Then the Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports is a really good option.”


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Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are not wearing a bra, or if you are wearing one, be careful not to sit the tape over any part of your bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.


Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

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  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

Brand Specific Size Guides

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