Sports Bra Buying Guide

Sports Bra Buying Guide – Buying a Sports Bra Made Simple With NORKS

Finding that perfect sports bra might be a bit of a puzzle, but when you find the one that fits you like a dream, it becomes a wardrobe essential and an athletic must-have. That's why the awesome team at NORKS have compiled this Sports Bra Buying Guide, designed to answer all your burning questions about choosing the perfect sports bra.

We know that everyone's as unique as their go-to exercise routine and expectations from a sports bra can vary. Our very own Boob Boss Katie has chalked up two whole decades of hands-on experience in the fitness industry, where she has gained valuable insights from countless woman, sharing their thoughts, wants and needs from a sports bra. This wealth of insight has helped us design and create three sports bras that stand out from the crowd – They're head, shoulders, and, well, 'boobs' above the rest, ready to keep you supported in style.


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What To Consider When Choosing A Sports Bra

When it comes to selecting the perfect sports bra, there are two crucial factors to consider: size and intended use or function. Your choice should align with your planned physical activities, whether it's running, HIIT or a preference for pilates and hiking. At NORKS, our range of sports bras have been designed and tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you get the support and comfort you desire.


Why Are Sports Bras Important?

Why do sports bras matter? It's a question that often goes unexplored, yet the significance of this essential athletic wear cannot be overstated. Sports bras offer a blend of comfort, support, and style that plays a crucial role in enhancing your workout experience. Beyond comfort, they provide injury prevention, minimise discomfort, increase confidence and even long-term breast health benefits. From the gym to the track, yoga mat to the boxing ring, sports bras are your steadfast companion. Let's delve deeper into why sports bras matter and discover how they're pivotal to your active lifestyle.

Comfort and Support: Sports bras provide the comfort and support you need during physical activities, reducing breast movement and minimising discomfort.

Fun Fact - Did you know your boobs can move up 14cm during exercise when unsupported!

Injury Prevention: Wearing a sports bra can help prevent breast ligament damage and reduce the risk of pain and injury during exercise.

Enhanced Performance: A good sports bra can enhance your performance by allowing you to focus on your activity without distractions.

Confidence: Feeling secure and supported boosts your confidence during workouts, whether you're at the gym, on a run or in a yoga class.

Long-Term Breast Health: Supporting your boobs properly can contribute to long-term breast health and overall well-being.

Versatility: Sports bras come in various styles and support levels, making them suitable for a wide range of activities and body types.

Style and Fashion: Many sports bras are designed with style in mind, offering a blend of fashion and function, giving you that perfect combo. They're your go-to comfy choice for those more relaxed days when all you want is to feel at ease.

So, to wrap it up, sports bras are a must-have for anyone who loves staying active. They bring the physical and mental perks that add up to a healthier, happier way of life. Who wouldn't be up for that?

What Size Sports Bra Do I Need?

Finding the perfect size is a breeze with NORKS. Our range of sports bras have been designed to accommodate different body types, offering a personalised fit. Proper sizing is crucial for comfort and support. Consider measuring your underbust and bust size then refer to our NORKS Sports Bra Size Guide to help find the perfect fit.


What Level Of Support Should I Look For In A Sports Bra?

The level of support depends on your activity. Low-impact for yoga, medium-impact for weightlifting, gym sessions/classes and high-impact for running. Choose accordingly.


Are There Sports Bras Designed For Women With Larger Bust Sizes?

Yes, There are many sports bras marketed for larger busts, These should have been specially designed to provide support and comfort and typically offer features such as wider straps, underwire support, full cups, and added reinforcement to minimize bounce during physical activities. It's important to look for sports bras that come in extended sizes and offer a snug yet comfortable fit to ensure a secure and enjoyable workout experience.

Here at NORKS Sports Bras, The Zip and The Wrap are perfect not only for bigger busts but also a great high impact sports bra.


NORKS Sports Bras – What We Have To Offer

The Bralette Sports Bra - Everyday Comfort and More

For ultimate daily comfort, the Bralette Sports Bra is your go-to choice. Perfect for walking, hiking, yoga, pilates or simply pairing with your casual attire. Not only is this sports bra functional, but it's also incredibly soft, feeling like a second skin. You'll even find it comfortable enough to double as a sleeping bra.

The Bralette Sports Bra Details

Key Features

  • Support Level: Suitable for light activities
  • Activity Level: Ideal for walking, yoga, pilates or everyday casual wear
  • Available Sizes: Ranging from XS to XXL
  • 4-way stretch fabric
  • Sweat wicking and breathable fabric

The Zip Sports Bra - Versatility at Its Best

Next up we have The Zip Sports Bra, including the sought-after front zip feature, making it your ideal companion for a wide range of workouts. Whether you're into circuit training, gym sessions, indoor cycling or boxing fitness, this sports bra eliminates the hassle of adjusting you bra during intense activities. It's equipped with comfortable grips that keep it securely in place. Plus, it's perfect for post-swim or water sports when your skin may be damp. And for those of you who are into cold water therapy, this is the one for you! The zip front makes it a breeze to put on and take off, while the high-sided, high-front design guarantees you'll enjoy maximum coverage and support.

The Zip Sports Bra Details

Key Features

  • Support Level: Suitable for medium to high intensity activities
  • Activity Level: Gym sessions/classes, circuit training, Boxing fitness, Indoor cycling, the list goes on.
  • Available Sizes: Ranging from XS to XXL.
  • Stay-put comfort grips
  • Convenient zip front
  • Maximum coverage and support design
  • Top loading internal pockets
  • Post-mastectomy friendly

The Wrap Sports Bra - Your Best High-Impact Companion

Last but no means least, The Wrap Sports Bra. If you’re looking for a high impact Sports Bra, you have come to the right place. Designed to enhance your shape, it exudes style and comfort. Whether you're hitting the gym or going for a run, this sports bra is the top choice for women who prioritise comfort, support, and style. The anti-roll elastic keeps it in place during vigorous activities, and the high-sided, high-front design offers excellent coverage and support. Featuring built-in top-loading internal pockets for added padding, breast pads or prosthetics.

The Wrap Sports Bra Details

Key Features

  • Support Level: High impact
  • Activity Level: Intense workouts
  • Available Sizes: Ranging from XS to XXL.
  • 4-way stretch fabric
  • Maximum coverage and support, high sided, high front design
  • Breathable & moisture-wicking fabric
  • Top loading internal pockets
  • Post-mastectomy friendly
  • Anti-roll elastic

Explore our unique collection, including The Bralette for everyday comfort, The Zip for next-level support, and The Wrap, designed to be your high-impact workout companion. All of our sports bras are hand-constructed in the northeast of England by an all female team, assuring durability and quality. NORKS Sports Bras, created by women, for women.