Review: SheFit Low-Impact Sports Bra

This SheFit Low-Impact Sports Bra review is part of our 2022 SELF Certified Activewear Awards, where the bra won Best Low-Impact Bra. You can see the rest of our award winners here.

SheFit bras are consistently favored by our testers. They’ve made our annual Best Sports Bras list before, and the brand is loved for its wide range of sizes and the unique and specialized fit of its bras. The brand cares that its customers are getting the best results with its bras too. Aware of how often people unknowingly wear the wrong bra size, SheFit offers free personalized video fittings (seriously, you can go here to schedule yours).

All SheFit bras are made with a zip-close front and its patented adjustable straps, which provide support from the front of the chest instead of the back. Its new Low-Impact Bra, which we review below, is a seamless style that holds up to SheFit’s promise of lift and support without feeling too restrictive during gentle movement.

How We Tested

Testers reviewing bras for a SELF Certified seal complete at least two workouts at the level of intensity the sports bra is indicated for — in this case, low-impact exercise. Testers wear the bra through standard ranges of motion — in this case, stretching, bending, and completely other low-impact activities. We also ask testers to wear the bra for an hour or two after their workout, measuring comfort and wetness over time.

Our testers wore the SheFit Low Impact Bra for a 20-minute indoor cycling class, a 20-minute yoga class, and three hour-long dance classes. You can see SELF’s full criteria and testing recommendations for buying the best sports bras here. Below are our reviewers’ thoughts on how the Low Impact Bra performed for each of our 2022 SELF Certified Activewear Awards expert-informed criteria.

Support

Though this bra is meant for low-impact activity, our testers said it provided enough support for higher-impact exercise too. “It could likely weather the storm in most workouts, to be honest,” one tester, who wears a size 40DDD, said. This style likely has more structure than the low-impact bras you’re used to, but if you’ve ever had to interrupt your own yoga flow to readjust a bra, or you generally feel more comfortable when your breasts are locked in place, this might be the best pick for you.

Fit

Both of our testers, who have worn SheFit bras before, noted that the Low Impact Bra ran on the smaller side in the bust. That could be because of its seamless fabric, which provides compression and stability without the rigidity of an underwire. However, the style comes with removable cups; once testers removed the cups, they felt like they had more room to stretch in the bra. The sizing was not a hindrance to their workouts. SheFit has a 30-day free-return policy, so if you do find the bra too tight, you can return it for a size up. (A virtual fitting may also help prevent this issue as well.)

Cut and Style

The neck is a fairly standard depth, and may show some cleavage in larger breasts. This didn’t bother our testers as they were wearing this bra for lower-impact activity. The straps are a racerback style. “They sat in a really nice spot and provided extra support around,” the same tester noted in reference to SheFit’s double-strap style, where a second racerback lays beneath the primary strap. The bra zips to close in the front. Underneath the zipper the bra clips together to make sure you’re really secure — our testers loved this too.

Strap Style

As mentioned, the straps are racerback. What makes them stand out is their adjustability, which is more difficult to find in a racerback-style sports bra. These straps are easily adjustable in the front using Velcro. “It was super convenient if I was feeling less secure during my workout and needed a little extra support,” one tester, who wears a 32DDD, said. “I would usually expect Velcro straps to feel rigid, but they’re very comfortable and just feel stable.” The straps on this bra are also wide in front (1-inch to 1.25-inch depending on the size of the bra), useful for support.

Ease to Put On and Take Off

The zip front makes this bra super easy to put on and take off without compromising on security. For some, a zipper may bring about fears of your bra slowly coming undone during a class. But here, the hook clasps beneath the zipper put those fears to bed immediately. The hooks also don’t make the bra any more complicated to put on and take off. The experience is still extremely smooth, and the security that the extra step provides is worth it. “I’m just happy not to have to peel a sweaty bra over my head,” one tester wrote.

Moisture Management

SheFit’s signature extra-wide band caused a bit of excess underboob sweat for one tester, though she said it was manageable and, overall, the bra wicked sweat just fine. Another tester said that the bra was comfortable to wear after a sweat session too.

factory

The compressive fabric is made out of a spandex and nylon blend on the liner and a nylon, polyester, and spandex band on the shell. Though there’s some structure to this bra, testers still said the bra was stretchy and soft to the touch.

The Bottom Line

“With the adjustable straps and the zipper it feels intense — in a good way,” one tester, who wears size 32DDD, wrote in her review. “I feel a little bit like a superhero.” This style likely has more bells and whistles than the low-impact bras you’re used to, but that doesn’t mean it comes at the cost of comfort. It’s a high-tech, low-impact bra, and if you’re on the hunt for something that will work well — and that you won’t have to worry about once it’s actually on — the SheFit Low Impact Bra is an excellent choice .

Available in SheFit sizes XSmall – 6 Luxe (band sizes 22–49 inches; bust sizes 29–55 inches).

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