I Reserve This Type of Sports Bra for My Hardest Workouts

21 Best Front-Zip Sports Bras for Your Hardest Workouts


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Picture this: You just got done with an extra tough, super sweaty workout. You got through your post-workout stretching routine and now you're ready to jump in the shower to cool off and get clean. But you find yourself struggling and exerting even more energy with getting your sports bra off. The frustration is real. Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

Well, what if I told you that there's a type of sports bra that can solve this issue? Behold, the front-zip sports bra. It's exactly as the name describes—a sports bra with a zipper in the front that makes putting it in and taking it off so easy. A lot of these types of bras are super supportive, great for those with larger busts, and sometimes have extra padding and features (like adjustable straps!). Trust me, once you try one, it will be a game-changer for you.

While I normally stick to regular sports bras for most of my workouts, I normally save the front-zip ones when I know I'm going to be extra tired and extra sweaty. Give them a try—check out the best front-zip sports bra below.

This low-impact support bra features UPF 50+ sun protection.

Designed for cardio, this bra is made with sleek and supportive nylon. It's also breathable and quick-drying.

The mesh back on this bra provides plenty of ventilation to keep you cool.

Wear this highly supportive bra out on your next run. It features lightweight and breathable built-in cups and a bonded underband so it stays put.

In addition to the zip-front detail, there's also a hook-and-eye closure in the back. So consider this bra the easiest to put on and take off.

This sports bra is made for high-impact workouts and features a cross-back design for easier movement. The back straps are also adjustable so you can personalize the fit.

With a longer silhouette, this crop provides plenty of coverage. It has removable cups, padded straps, and a breathable cutout in the back.

This mid-impact sports bra has removable padding and a hook-and-eye interior closure.

You're going to want to wear this one to your most intense workouts. It's compressive and minimizes bounce so you can move freely and comfortably. There's a hook-and-eye closure in the back, adjustable straps, and ventilation details.

Don't worry about sweat with this one—it's made of a moisture-wicking fabric that stays dry and comfortable.

This sports bra is made with smooth and stretchy fabric so no chafing or constricting here. It also features a mesh trim for breathability.

Under Armour's front-zip bra has fixed performance foam pads to support and provide coverage.

The leopard design here is just a lot of fun. There is a cutout at the back to keep you cool.

Adidas's high-impact sports bra features strategically-placed pads (that can be removed) to minimize bounce and allow for better movement.

Designed for medium- to high-impact workouts, this sports bra is made with lightweight performance fabric and features an internal zipper guard to prevent chafing. The straps are adjustable, too.

The back of this sports bra features a mesh racerback design for ventilation and mobility.

Puma's sports bra features the brand's "Drycell technology" which has moisture-wicking benefits to keep you dry and cool. 

The shoulder straps on this sports bra are stabilizing and adjustable. There's also a hook-and-eye closure at the back and a banded elastic hem for comfort.

This sports bra has a semi-auto lock zipper to keep it in place during your workout. A mesh feature on the back lets the air in.

You can't deny that this high-neck bra has plenty of coverage. It's made with Outdoor Voices's "SplashKnit" quick-drying fabric, which also has UPF 50+ protection.

Made for medium-impact workouts, this sports bra is both comfortable and stretchy. The pads are removable and the fabric even features anti-odor yarns that are sweat-wicking.