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Nike Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra

- published December 2016

94

2016

RATINGS

Comfort
8
Fit/Mobility
10
Support
9
Breathability
9
Style/Design
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
94

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THE GOOD

  • Superior fit and mobility for running
  • Seamless construction
  • Lightweight and breathable

THE BAD

  • Logo on the chest
  • More sporty than stylish

THE VERDICT

The Nike Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra has superior fit, compression, breathability and mobility for a running bra. Testers agree that a running bra does not get much better than the Pro Hyper Classic. The sports bra is offered in a variety of fun or neutral colors and is the most versatile and overall functional running bra of the test group. 

FULL REVIEW

Comfort
With flat seams and a flocked material texture the Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra fits well and feels smooth on the skin. The seamless construction features flywire overlays for extra support where needed, providing a superior fit for added comfort.

Fit/Mobility 
The Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra is designed to move with you and offered the best fit for running of any of the bras in the test group. The flat seems and racerback design combined with flywire detailing in the support system, moves well allowing for restriction- and chafe-free running. Removable pads are flattering for shape, but can be easily discarded for a more breathable fit.

Support 
The Pro Hyper Classic is enhanced with flywire overlays that provide support where you need it for running. The material fits snugly and is highly compressive and offers an elastic chest band to keep the bra in place and support in all the right places. 

Breathability
Testers found the lightweight construction of the Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra to be the most breathable and moisture wicking as long as the pads were removed. With a mesh back panel the bra offers extra ventilation for hot running and workouts.

Style/Design 
The flywire overlays that are intended for support and mobility give an added touch of sporty style to the Pro Hyper Classic Padded Sports Bra that is not found in other bras. The mesh back and multi color paneling rounds out the sporty style. Unfortunately, the Nike swoosh is placed in the top middle of the chest. 

How We Tested It

Fifteen bras were tested for a duration of three months over hundreds of miles on dirt trails, roads, and the track. Women with A to B cup sizes wore the running bras for easy paced runs, hard effort workouts, long runs, and at the gym. The tester’s five top scoring running bras are featured in the test group.

For more reviews beyond this 2016 test, check out our trail running shoe tests, road running shoe tests, running stroller reviews, and other related running gear tests

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$60.00
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Comfort
8
Fit/Mobility
10
Support
9
Breathability
9
Style/Design
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
94

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