Try the NEW Shock Absorber Sports Briefs for just £5 when you buy this item.
Place both items in the basket, and then use discount code "BIGPANTS"
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checkout. A £10 discount will be applied across your order.
NEW bluebird/rose colour from Shock Absorber now in stock.
The Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra (4490) has been our best selling sports bra for years! It is suitable for high impact sports in all sizes and comes in black and white all year round, but then every 6 months there is a new limited edition colour. For reduced price limited edition colours from previous seasons (and discontinued sizes in black and white) click here
. Plus all the reviews for this product are available by clicking here
The Shock Absorber 4490 Sport Bra has a racer style back that opens fully as it has 2 rear fastenings (you can do it up at the front and then turn it round). The sports bra is a combination of encapsulation and compression as it has a proper style sports bra inside, and then an extra layer of support over the top. This means the bra can be worn as a crop top on its own, or under another top. The shoulder and rear straps are both adjustable.
When the bra is fitting properly there should be no cleavage and it should be snug, but not so snug you can't breathe.
The Shock Absorber 4490 Sports Bra is currently available in sizes 32-38 B, C; 30-40 D, DD; 28-40 E-H in black, white, NEW bluebird/rose.
After losing weight, I needed a new sports bra. Settled on my old favourite, the 4490, in bluebird/rose colour option. Used the measuring guide provided on the website and some string to decide what my new size was and ordered. Although I was sceptical about using pieces of string, I have to say that the measuring guide is spot on. Sports bra fitted perfectly when it arrived. Delivery of the item was very quick. Bra is a good fit all round. I did find getting the top clip done up whilst wearing the bra difficult but have now decided to put the bra on with the top clip done up so alleviating this problem. However, it is nice to have the option to tighten this part of the sports bra in order to gain a snug fit which is an improvement over the older style 4490 which didn't have a clip here. Overall, very happy with my purchase.
I love it! I bought it for horse riding and it's just what I was looking for! Great fit, it looks great on and it's so comfortable!
I love the bright colour and find that this bra prevents more upward bounce than the 'run' bra. It is very comfortable and although a little awkward to do up the top fastening, it is definitely worth the effort. Will not hesitate to get another one when this needs replacing. Thanks shock absorber!
Excellent support and comfy
I do high impact aerobics, Zumba and Pole fitness and I've been pleasantly surprised at the support, a little movement but not uncomfortable. My normal size fitted well.
My only criticism is the higher hook and eye is quite awkward to do up when on
This is the best sports bra I've ever worn! Great support. I love it!
I switched from the Shock Absorber RUN bra and I don't think I will go back. I love the multi sport bra! I find the fit is more comfortable and the fabric a little thicker so it holds everything a little bit more secure. I never undo the top latch, just the bottom one and I find it is relatively easy to put on. Washes well. I use it for running and the gym - 36DD
Best bra I've ever bought !
Great support, but not keen on the closing mechanism. Chose Moving Comfort Urban X-over Sports Bra in the end because it's a x over without that extra clasp
Don't know why I listened to people for years that bigger chests need underwire bras. This is by far the best running bra I've ever tried. As a 30FF, there is zero bounce and it's comfy and easy to get on and off.
Great sports bra, I have them in all colours. Great for running and general gym work outs. I suffer from cysts in the breasts and the support during running and working out is fantastic. Thanks shock absorber, you are the best :)
I bought one of these bras in YHL this year and was so impressed with their ability to keep my chest still and secure that I ended up buying one for a friend as a Christmas present.
Even at a 36F, the bra still does the job. Especially when we thought only scaffolding would.
A brilliant buy.
I have bought this sports bra for years in all the various colours and could not recommend it more highly. It is perfect for any kind of activity - I use it for running, aerobics classes and weight lifting - and is very supportive (I am 30DD). They stay as new wash after wash, even if it is recommended to get a new one every 50 ish washes! Plus, the coloured versions are nice enough to be worn as a top on their own in the gym. I haven't found another bra to beat this (but the Shock Absorber GYM bra comes close).
I have several shock absorber bras and this one is just as comfortable. It also has enough support for those with DD sized boobs so you can participate in activities like running without bouncing. The only poor point with these bras is the extra hook at the top which can make it difficult if you are not dexterous to get in and out of the bras.
Excellent product. I have tried many sports bras. This one is really comfortable and does the job. I have bought previously and found this brand to be of good quality, and so has lasted ages.
I train 6 days out of 7 with a mixture of classes with some very, very high impact. This bra is the only one that keeps you supported no matter what you do. They wash really well and the colours stay put. I have almost every colour. The great thing about these is they don't appear mumsy even in bigger sizes and are lot easier to get on and off than some other brands. Would def recommend this to anyone!!!
It is my third, i am 32F and it is very comfortable and supportive bra, with very little bounce.
Excellent support and I never have to worry about boob ache anymore! It is wise to go up a size though as they do tend to shrink a little in the wash...
great support - even in sitting trot- and lovely to get some colour in larger sizes- even my grand daughter thinks its cool - thank you! JD
This bra is a winner. It is suitable to wear for a variety of sports (I wear it for running and cycling).It works well for those with larger busts as it is supportive and comfortable whilst still looking attractive. It comes in a variety of colours to suit any taste. This bra wears and washes well and , considering how much you can spend on underwear, is good value for money
does what it says, excellent support. love it.
I have bought two of these as they were on offer for £45. Love them keeps everything firmly in place and comfortable.
a very comfortable, fully supportive sport's bra. allows excellent freedom of movement with very little bounce!
Love it! Here in Brazil there is nothing like that marvellous bra.
I just love this sports bra, if you're brave you can wear it on it's own (I hide it under a tshirt) and not only is it comfortable but it's supportive to. I think this is my 6th one now so I must like them, and I wear it for running, there's no strap rub etc.... It is a little tricky to put on so I do the top clip up then put my arms in and do up the lower clip.
Just in case helpful...
I am a 32 C, and generally tall with a long back too. I have tried the 'Run' and the 4490 for running, and find the 4490 the better of the two for me. The 'RUN' feels heavy and pulling on my shoulders, whereas with the 4490, I am not aware of discomfort at all. Recently did two half marathons and very comfortable in all departments! :)
A useful comment from the ladies at 'Less Bounce' is that shock absorbers tend to be slightly TIGHTER after washing, so bear that in mind when judging the waistband, and don't fear it will get baggier.
Happy shockabsorber running if you go with this one!
This bra has been well worth the purchase. I have now worn it for high impact classes & mountain biking on tough terrains & it has provided wonderful comfort & support. It's SO good that I have been entirely unaware of any breast bounce during exercise & so comfortable that I've been unaware of it's presence on my body at all. That's a dream come true for a lady with a 32FF bust.
very good sports bra, im very pleased with it
I love this shock absorber bra, it holds everything where it should and doesn't let much bounce, which is perfect as have large breasts.
I wasn't to sure on the size I ordered and panicked it may be too small but the fit was perfect.
I would recommend this bra for many activities as you will get great support.
Thank you xx
Great support for the larger busted person
I am a size 38GG and do a high impact class. This bra gives me great support with little or no movement. True to size fitting.
I was looking forward to trying this bra, but unfortunately, the sizing was so far out I couldn't even do it up. I'll stick to Elomi, which is a perfect fit and utterly reliable.
Exactly what I was looking for!
Easily the best sports bra I have ever bought! It fits really well, it's very comfortable and the straps stay in place (usually a problem for me as I have sloping shoulders!) . Highly recommended.