Are you looking for a new front closure sports bra? If so, this article is for you.
A few years ago, bought my first sports bra. At this time, I have used and abused the for too long and I feel it’s time to get something new. Last time, I went for sports bras that have no underwire. However, I accidentally bought a wireless Freya and it quickly became one of my favorites.
In this article, I’ll be looking at the best front closure sports bras on the market.
|Bra||Enell LITE Sports Bra||Wacoal Women’s Sport Zip Front Contour Bra||Glamorise Women’s Plus-Size High Impact Magiclift Zippered Sports Bra||SYROKAN Women’s High Impact Front Zip Non Padded Wireless Supportive Sports Bra|
|Cup||Not padded||Lined||Lined||Not Lined|
|Fit||True To Size||True To Size||Runs Small||True To Size|
If you are physically active, perhaps you go to the gym regularly and are looking for a sports bra, consider getting one with front closure. A snug-fitting sports bra with front closure is easier to fasten than the typical bras that have to be clasped at the back.
Generally, I prefer back-closing bras. However, sports bras are meant to be a little snuggly than normal bras. Therefore, for them, a front closure model would be a good option.
Below is an overview of the best front closure sports bras on the market.
Best Front Closure Sports Bras
Enell Lite Front Closure Sports Bra
The Enell Light Sports Bras is one of the best front closure sports bras on the market. The bra is well constructed just like the Enell but does not feel a lot straightjackety. While this is not a bra, I would recommend for wearing when going on a marathon, it would be perfect for high-impact circuits, spinning, and your Les Mills Grit classes.
The bra has the same crisscross design along the back that reinforces its shape. If you want a well-supported front-closure bra with no underwire, the Enell Lite is for you.
The bra has a wide band on the bottom that hugs your upper torso well. When wearing the bra, you will not feel like it’s digging into your skin. The band is also snug enough to keep the bra from riding up and down as you exercise. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about adjusting the bra all the time,
Another feature that I love about this bra is that it has a high level of coverage. Its neckline does not go as high as that of the original Enell, which means it won’t show through shirts. The bra offers enough coverage such that even if you do a lot of burpees, no part of your breasts will pop out of the top.
The Enell Life Front Closure Sports bra is packaged in NATUREXX material. This proprietary, moisture-wicking material has been specially designed to be comfortable when worn during engaging activities.
The Enel Lite looks like the Enell bra and offers a similar level of support. This is a solid bra that will see you through light to medium workouts. However, if you want nearly zero bounce support, I would suggest you go with the original Enell bra.
TIP: When you get this bra for the first time and are struggling to put it over your boobs, just lie down on your back when fastening it.
Wacoal Women’s Sport Zip Front Contour Bra
Wacoal also ranks as one of the best bra brands on the market. The brand is synonymous with expensive bras that are dependable and made of quality materials.
On the sports bra front, the Wacoal Women’s Sport Zip Front Contour bra is a solid racerback option for full figured women. The bra looks like the Panache Women’s Underwire Sports Bra is some ways.
The Wacoal sports bra is pretty snug. While sports bras are generally designed to fit tighter than normal, this bra has a pretty small cup and band. Therefore, if you are a Wacoal fan, I would suggest sizing up the cup. However, like is the case with any bra, the material will eventually relax after a few washes.
The Wacoal sports bra is not as supportive as the Enell bra. The bra is stylish but I would have preferred if it had more coverage behind so that it can keep the boobs in place and minimizing bounce.
One thing I’m concerned about this bra is its clasp. Wearing the bra will take you through some learning curve. Wacoal understands this and has even provided a video to teach you how to wear the bra.
To wear the front closure sports bra, you have to work with a top hook, lock a zip, and then cover it. Wearing the bra is actually easier when you get the hang of it. The best thing is once you have worn the bra, it fits perfectly.
If you are finding it difficult to wear the Wacoal front closure sports bra, you can lie on the bed to and pull it over you. After wearing the bra for a couple of days, your body will get used to it.
Coming to coverage, the Wacoal sports bra does not run as high as the Enell. You can use the bra for spinning, elliptical workouts, Body Pump classes and other exercises that do not involve high impact up and down movements.
The Wacoal sports bra shapes the boobs and keeps them in place much better than the Enell. The bra is somehow molded and its underwire ensures the breasts are well separated. Therefore, if you hate that uniboob look when working out, the Wacoal will be an easy pick for you.
Glamorise Women’s Plus-Size High Impact
Glamorise also has a front zip sports bra. The bra is a mid-market option that is affordable and worth considering.
The Plus Size High Impact MagicLift sports bra has a well-designed band that keeps it in place when you are moving around. The band is a little bit narrower than the Enell’s but offers adequate support.
The straps are also narrow at the back and help to lift and support the boobs. I would, however, have loved if the straps were a little bit more adjustable. Still, this is a minor issue and the straps are comfortable, even after wearing the bra for a long time.
The bra is made from a breathable material, and allows in more air than the Wacoal bra. While the Wacoal bra is beautiful, I found its moisture wicking capability a little wanting. The Glamorise easily outshines the Wacoal bra in terms of breathability.
The Glamorise front closure sports bra is fastened using a zip. However, the zips do not have protective flats. However, if you think that the bra would unzip when you are exercising, you are wrong. The zip table lays flat and is zipped all the way up to the top to ensure you won’t experience any mishaps when working out.
The Glamorise also comes pretty low on the neckline. Therefore, if you are full figured, you should be careful with the sizing. I also found the cups to run small. Therefore, I recommend you to size up in case you are not sure whether the bra will fit and feel there would be some mishaps between the bottom of your chin and the top of your breast. I would also suggest you size up the band too as the normal size band can be too constricting.
The Glamorise front closure sports bra has no underwire. Therefore, you may have a uniboob when wearing it. However, the uniboob is not as bad as that caused by the Wacoal.
Finally, you will have to wear the bra a couple of time and wash it before it relaxes. If you are finding it difficult to wear the bra, try doing so while lying down.
Syrokan Women’s High Impact Front Zip Non Padded Wireless Supportive Sports Bra
To finish our list of the best front closure sports bra is a model from Syrokan. We’ve looked at Syrokan bras before and it’s clear that they offer value for money. If you want a couple of front closure sports bras in your closet, you should check out what Syrokan has to offer. If you work out every day, you’ll either need to get dozens of affordable sports bras or just a couple of expensive ones, which you’ll have to wash frequently.
If you work out every day and want to buy multiple sports bras, you should get the Syrokan models. For example, you can get 2 high-impact, high bras and then a couple more than fit in the Glamorise’s and Syrokan pricing. With multiple bras in your closet, you will have a bra for every kind of exercises you wish to engage in, be it high-impact aerobics or the low-impact yoga moves.
Having multiple sports bras also means your bras will not age fast since you won’t be wearing the same one every day.
The Syrokan High Impact Sports Bra has a lower neckline than the other bras we’ve looked at above. This bra is not padded and therefore, no extra material or girth on the breasts.
The racerback looks great and the bra is stunning from behind. The racerback pulls and lifts the breasts decently.
While the bra is wireless, it shapes the boobs in a nice way. However, I experienced somewhat of a uniboob.
The straps of the Syrokan are not adjustable. Therefore, this would be my last pick from the bras in this group. However, it still ranks ahead of the traditional sports bras that are worn by pulling them over the head.
The bra offers medium support, which is all you need if you are only concentrating on light to medium impact exercises.
Honorable Mention: Syrokan Women’s High Impact Front Closure Racerback Full Support Sports Bra
If you want to look good while engaged in exercising, the get High Impact Front Closure Bra.
The only issue I have with this bra is that it is not available in big enough sizing. In fact, the largest size that the bra comes in is 38E. While a 38E is not that bad, this bra runs small. Therefore, if you are a 36D, you should get a 36E. On the other hand, if you are a 38E, I can assure you that this bra will be too small for you.
Coming to coverage, the High Impact Full Front Closure Bra has the lowest coverage from the other bras I’ve reviewed on this post. However, this is understandable since the bra is designed to cater for people with small sizes. The bra will keep the breasts in but show them off.