I’m 40H and this is my favorite high impact sports bra

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Anyone with a big chest like mine knows this to be true: big boobs are no walk in the park. From chronic back pain to low-cut shirt shedding, being “blessed” at the top often feels like a curse. While I have come to love my curvaceous figure, finding clothes to love it is still a challenge. This is especially true for the gym, where I need my sportswear to perform athletic feats alongside me.

While comfortable during a leisurely hike, a built-in shelf bra just isn’t going to cut it for my H-cup breasts during a high-intensity, sweaty workout. Running, jumping, and lifting weights demand a certain level of serious security from my sports bra (my chest, while fabulous, is no match for gravity). My endless search for a high-impact sports bra and limited student budget led me to Amazon where I found the Syrokan Sports Bra ($28). With over 4,000 5-star reviews from fitness enthusiasts of all breast shapes and sizes, I decided I had to take the plunge (pun intended) and give it a try, too.

This bra is arguably the most supportive bra I’ve ever worn, including underwire. What sets the Syrokan bra apart from the rest is its customizable features. It comes equipped with adjustable velcro straps that hook just below the shoulders, allowing you to literally lift your breasts as you please, based on your preference. And even though you’re making fun of “velcro straps,” don’t. It’s still flattering and elegant enough to wear alone as a top, just with unrivaled support. For a more snug, motionless feel, adjust the straps to secure them higher on your shoulders; For low-impact workouts, secure the straps closer to your breasts.

There are no sizes XS to XL here; the Syrokan uses bra size measurements, ranging from 32B to 44H, which is hard to find on and off Amazon. It also comes with hook-and-eye closures, which add much-needed back support for HIIT workouts, plus a super-wide band, which keeps your underboob area and upper back fully covered as you move.

Photo: Amelia Mcbride

I also appreciate the thin layer of padding that is sewn into the bra, which adds extra coverage for the nipples without using messy removable pads. It’s surprisingly breathable for the amount of structure and support it provides, thanks in part to moisture-wicking mesh inserts on the sides. As for the material, this bra is made with a stretchy yet durable blend of polyester and spandex, an ideal sportswear blend that has kept my Syrokan bra strong for months.

One thing to note is that this bra is only available in BH cup sizes, unfortunately excluding some buyers. And while the sizing is pretty spot on, some reviewers report that the bra is too tight for their preferences. For me, the tension is an advantage, since I don’t want any extra movement of the breasts during my training.

Like I said, the Syrokan has over 4,000 reviews and is praised by many users as the sports bra of choice for large breasts. “It’s been the only bra I’ve found that really works, and I’ve had it for over 2 years,” one Amazon reviewer attests. “I bought three different sports bras on Prime Day and this is the only one I kept, now I’m going to buy more,” reads another. “I ordered the 34E and it’s cute and my favorite running bra. It’s super adjustable and the straps are wide enough so they don’t cut into my shoulders… You won’t regret buying this!”

As a happy customer, I echo your sentiments: I can finally say that I found a reliable sports bra that is as strong as I am. If you’ve been looking for a supportive sports bra for large breasts that *really* fits you well, check out the Syrokan here.

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