Champion The Everyday Sport Bra Review

This competent sports bra isn't fancy, but it will get you through your workout

Champion The Everyday Sports Bra
Champion The Everyday Sport Bra
Photo: Angela Lashbrook/Consumer Reports

Price: $15.92 to $48 
Where to buy: Champion, Amazon, Macy’s
Size range: XS to 2XL
Style: Encapsulation
Adjustable straps: Yes
Adjustable band: Yes
Straps style: Convertible
Other features: Padded

True to its name, this is a very “everyday”—in other words, basic-looking—sports bra. It’s an encapsulation style bra with adjustable straps and band, but if you’re a 30 band or below, beware: This bra, like the Outdoor Voices bra, may be a smidge loose. As a 30DD, I can wear the Medium comfortably, but on the tightest hook. If this bra stretches out over time, I’ll no longer be able to wear it while doing medium-impact workouts. 

Our other evaluators felt similarly so-so on this bra: They didn’t love it, but they didn’t hate it, either. “It’s okay! Kind of plain. It’s like the cheaper version of the Outdoor Voices bra,” wrote one evaluator, a 32A. “I felt like it was a lot of bra for me. While the adjustable shoulders and band is a revelation, I kind of felt like I was getting into a contraption.” The bra comes in a crossback configuration, so despite its simple looks, wiggling into it, adjusting the breasts within the cups, and then fastening it in the back is a bit of a process.

“This one did the job in terms of performing during a workout, but it gets zero points in the looks department. It is BAS-IC,” wrote another evaluator, a 36D. 

If you’re wearing it under clothes, this shouldn’t be a problem, and it looks good—almost like a push-up bra—beneath T-shirts. It offers good support for most activities. I wore it for yoga, HIIT, and a very short, gentle jog, and I found it supportive for all these workouts, with a few caveats: I wouldn’t wear it on a long or faster run, and I experienced a little bit of spillage when doing inverted yoga poses. It’s comfortable enough for all-day wear, though, and I’ve found myself comfortably supported when rushing down the stairs to get my many packages (hey, it’s the nature of the job).

Even though none of us loved this bra, there are a lot of things to appreciate about it, especially given the price. It’s convertible, so you can easily switch between a racerback and a tank style. It has three sets of double hooks in the band, so if you’re a 32 band and above, you’ll have some flexibility on how tight you want the band. The hooks are tri-colored, too, which is a cute touch on an otherwise bland-looking bra. 

Read about CR’s sports bra testing and see our individual sports bra reviews (below).

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Angela Lashbrook

Angela Lashbrook

I believe shopping should be fun, safe, and sustainable, and I shape my coverage at Consumer Reports around how consumers of all ages can have better shopping experiences. I’ve worked in media for seven years, and my diverse time in the industry has taught me that quality service journalism is a critical resource. When I’m not working, I’m usually reading, cooking (or, more likely, eating), and hanging out with my dog, a Libra named Gordo.