Reviewers say the Enell Sport works exactly as advertised, keeping even the largest breasts on lockdown. Despite its intimidating looks -- one owner calls it a "cross between a corset and a harness" -- most find it comfortable and effective at wicking sweat. However, women used to adjustable straps and stretchy fabric may not like the structured feel. Reviewers also caution that the full-coverage bra is hard to hide under some shirts.
Not as stretchy as other bras. Made of 90 percent nylon and 10 percent Lycra, the Enell Sport doesn't have as much give as other sports bras, in order to provide more support. It also has thick, non-adjustable straps that earn mixed reviews -- while most say the straps don't dig in and help relieve pressure, some wish for customizable length. Reviewers say the fabric is durable and does a good job of wicking sweat. There are few reports of chafing or other discomfort, and a wide elastic band helps keep the bra from riding up.
Iron-clad support for larger busts. Support is where the Enell Sport shines. The bra encapsulates and separates each breast, but the compression fabric also limits movement. It does not have an underwire. Designed specifically for well-endowed women, it's a great option for D cups and beyond, experts agree. As one reviewer notes, it's "a LOT of bra," and likely too much bra for smaller-busted women. Reviewers say the Enell Sport is ideal for high-impact workouts such as running, aerobics and cross-training. Enell uses a non-standard sizing system that corresponds roughly to sizes 32C through 52DDD. Owners say it's important to follow measurement guidelines for a proper fit.
Look elsewhere for something stylish. The Enell Sport has a high neckline, front hook-and-eye closures and a solid, full-coverage back. While reviewers note that these features make the bra more supportive, they say they also give it a utilitarian, "straitjacket" look. Most agree this isn't a bra you would wear without a shirt, or with anything remotely low-cut. In addition, several users say the bra's seaming is too conspicuous and shows through thin shirts, while others are turned off by the fabric's shiny finish. The bra comes in solid white, black, pink and ecru.
The Enell Sport receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in nearly 500 reviews. Most women say it's comfortable and keeps even very large busts from bouncing. Some women report difficulties with sizing, while others complain it's hard to put on and unattractive.
Review: Enell High Impact Sports Bra, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
Luff, the About.com guide to running and jogging, says the Enell is a good pick for big-busted women who need "extra-firm hold" and praises the support provided by the weaving in the back, the moisture-wicking fabric and the easy-to-use front closure. The review does not note any cons.
Review: Best Sports Bras for Large-Chested Runners, Christine Luff, June 14, 2013
The Enell Sport earns praise for its secure closure and high-level support, but it isn't the most comfortable, a tester says. However, she says the support is worth giving up comfort during a high-impact workout.
Review: 12 Sports Bras Face Our Intense Test, Emily Abbate, Sept. 19, 2013
The Enell Sport is best for D cups and beyond, McNally says, and its front clasps "look like armor" but are still easier than pulling on a bra over the head. The Enell is praised for impressive support even while jumping rope, thanks to a high back and non-stretchy straps.
Review: The Best Sports Bras for Every Body Type, Danielle McNally, May 1, 2013
5. Runner's World
The Enell Sport is Runner's World's pick for DD cups and beyond. The Enell is praised for "industrial" construction, including its nonstretchy back. The level of support wows one tester. No cons are noted.
Review: Best Sports Bras for Runners, Dimity McDowell, Aug. 19, 2013
The Enell Sport is the pick for DD cups here, earning praise for allowing freedom of movement with unparalleled support. Editors like the high neck, wide straps and front hook-and-eye closure, but do not note any cons.
Review: The Best Sports Bras for Every Size, Editors of Self, Not Dated
The Enell Sport earns a Heavy Duty Honorable Mention in this roundup. Though it is not personally tested by the reviewer, she notes that its sizing is different and that it may show beneath most tops because of its high cut.
Review: Best Sports Bras for Petite Figures and Full Busts, Casey Mullins, March 3, 2013