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Shock Absorber

Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber

BE53
Was: £30.00   Now: £21.00
This high impact wire-free sports top is very comfortable and because it's a crop top it can be worn as outerwear in the gym.

Standard - UK First Class Post: £3.95

We normally aim to despatch your order within 3 working days, so you can expect delivery within 5 working days – if you live overseas this may take a little longer. Some items that show as in stock on our website have slightly longer delivery times – around 4-7 days. This is usually because they are not available at our warehouse, but have to be recalled from one of our shops before we can send them to you – we’ll do this as quickly as we can.

Next Day - UK Only: £6.95

These orders must be placed by 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, to guarantee next working day delivery. Exceptions apply – click here for more details.

Europe: £5.95

Rest of the world: £7.95

If you live outside the EU, please be aware that local customs or import duties may be charged when your parcel reaches your country. We have no control over these charges, so unfortunately cannot predict what they will be.

For full delivery details please see our delivery & returns page.

FREE UK returns

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase we are happy to refund or exchange items. Please return them to us unworn, with all labels intact, within 28 days. You can do this free of charge in the UK by using the freepost label included in your order, printing a freepost label from our website or in one of our shops. Bravissimo will insure your parcel if you obtain a free proof of postage certificate from the Post Office (UK customers only). If you are looking to exchange any items no further postage and packaging charges will be incurred.

For full details of our returns policy or to download a freepost label click here.

Returns from overseas

When returning goods from overseas please mark your package as clearly as possible as "RETURNED GOODS" and return to: Bravissimo Pepperberry, Unit 7-8 Spa Park, Juno Drive, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3AJ, United Kingdom

For full details of how to return goods from overseas please click here.

  • Soft full cup
  • 2 hook fastening in D cups and needs to be pulled over your head
  • 4 hooks in DD-HH cups
  • Polyester polyamide elastane
  • Made from moisture-wicking, breathable, high performance fabrics
  • View product care guide

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2828D - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days28DD - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days28E - Unavailable28F - Unavailable28FF - Unavailable28G - Unavailable28GG - Unavailable28H - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days28HH - Unavailable
3030D - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days30DD - Unavailable30E - Unavailable30F - Unavailable30FF - Unavailable30G - Unavailable30GG - Unavailable30H - Unavailable30HH - Unavailable
3232D - Unavailable32DD - Unavailable32E - Unavailable32F - Unavailable32FF - Unavailable32G - Unavailable32GG - Unavailable32H - Unavailable32HH - Unavailable
3434D - Unavailable34DD - Unavailable34E - Unavailable34F - Unavailable34FF - Unavailable34G - Unavailable34GG - Unavailable34H - Unavailable34HH - Unavailable
3636D - Unavailable36DD - Unavailable36E - Unavailable36F - Unavailable36FF - Unavailable36G - Unavailable36GG - Unavailable36H - Unavailable36HH - Unavailable
3838D - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days38DD - Unavailable38E - Unavailable38F - Unavailable38FF - Unavailable38G - Unavailable38GG - Unavailable38H - Unavailable38HH - Unavailable
4040D - Order now, UK standard delivery 3-5 days40DD - Unavailable40E - Unavailable40F - Unavailable40FF - Unavailable40G - Unavailable40GG - Unavailable40H - Unavailable40HH - Unavailable

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Reviews

Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber

4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 5 Average rating for 76 reviews.

Reviews for this colour

3 August 2012
Scarlet (Manchester, UK) see all reviews by 'Scarlet'
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5 1 out of 5 1 out of 5 1 out of 5 1/5
I'm sure this bra would be OK for someone under a D-Cup. However, I am a 34HH and this bra was ridiculously small. When I eventually got it on, my boobs spilled out over the top and sides and I looked like I was wearing a C cup. Won't be ordering this again and the only other sports bra Bravissimo have that would fit me has terrible reviews, so I'll have to look elsewhere!
Yes, I would recommend this product.
20 July 2012
Sayaka (London, UK) see all reviews by 'Sayaka'
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4/5
VERDICT: A bit of a pain to get on but perfect for some including myself, but make sure you get fitted. Back size runs a size smaller than normal. I'm usually a 28FF but had to go up a band size and a cup size to a 30FF to get a good fit. I couldn't physically get the 28 band on by myself, I was told that sports bras are meant to be more of a struggle, but the lovely lady on fitting kindly confirmed that I wasn't crazy, and that the 28 was too tight. She tried me in a 30F but wasn't happy about how much boob she could see on top. She was happier with the fit of the 30FF, and I'm glad I trusted her. After a few wears, the extra cup size that seemed a bit too much of a cover up at first, has definitely meant better support! I just wish they'd make fully adjustable straps, and give up with the double hook!! This makes it a pain to get on. Not for all boob shapes but it was good for me :)
Yes, I would recommend this product.
18 June 2012
C (Warwick, UK) see all reviews by 'C'
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5/5
I have NEVER found a sports bra that I felt so secure and 'bounce-free' in! I am a 32FF and this bra is true to size. I wear it for zumba and DVD workouts and it's really comfortable & supportive. I have the purple/aqua colour and it looks great as outer-wear too!
Yes, I would recommend this product.
15 June 2012
Amy (Canada) see all reviews by 'Amy'
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5/5
This is by far the BEST sports bra I have ever owned. I used to wear 3 at one time just to get the support, coverage and shock-absorption I needed. I am currently a 32GG - but went up 1 cup size to a 32H for this bra and the fit is perfection, and I can actually do decent jumping jacks without knocking myself out or have one of the girls pop out on their own. I would also like to thank the Bravissimo on-line Customer support team. I originally ordered completely the wrong size and the assistance received via e-mail in finding the right size and the return/exchange was extremely helpful and seamless. This is such a great company - I wish they would open here in Canada!!! I feel that I can openly speak for all large chested Canadian women - We need you!! :)
Yes, I would recommend this product.
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Reviews for other colours

9 September 2014
Ba (Australia) see all reviews by 'Ba'
30FF
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3/5 Drop in quality
I have bought the shock absorber for years and never found anything nearly as supportive for long distance running and high impact workouts. However, my latest purchase was thinner material and noticeably less supportive when training. Have you changed the product at all? It's such a shame because when I compared my new bra to my old ones it was noticeably different on the lining and the thickness/strength of the material. The bra is now also more expensive! Please let me know if the old make is still available.
True To Size: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Fit & Support: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 Product Quality: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 Value For Money: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 Style: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
30FF
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Yes, I would recommend this product.
17 August 2014
S (Sydney, Australia) see all reviews by 'S'
36F
Never
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5/5 a comfortable sports bra that comes up a little smaller in the cup
This is a little small but I am wearing it anyway and it is soo comfortable. I will buy another immediately but it will be one cup size larger.. I wish there were a shop in Sydney so I check if I should be a back size larger as well. Doing it up is hard but just possible.
True To Size: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Fit & Support: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 Product Quality: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 Value For Money: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Style: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
36F
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Yes, I would recommend this product.
14 August 2014
Elena (UK) see all reviews by 'Elena'
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5/5 Great support!
Best sports bra I have ever bought, I even have it in both sizes and wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Great support for someone with big boobs so I now have more confidence to run without worrying about any bounce etc. The clasps are an issue though and I do have to do up the top two and then pull it on over my head and then do up the second two, not too much of a problem but worth considering, especially as on my older bra the clasps have become out of shape as a consequence. However I am more than happy to overlook this!
True To Size: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 Fit & Support: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 Product Quality: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Value For Money: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 Style: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
40E
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Yes, I would recommend this product.
12 August 2014
JD (Kent, United Kingdom) see all reviews by 'JD'
38FF
Max Sports Bra
Overall Review: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2/5 3/5
Much as I love the firm support of the Max Sports Bra, which has given me so much freedom of movement in the gym, I simply cannot do up both the back straps from behind - and doubt anyone who could! To get it on I have to fasten the top strap before I climb into the half-fastened bra either over my head or by stepping into it (neither option is particularly comfortable) and then I arrange myself as best I can before doing up the bottom strap which thankfully is at the usual height of any bra. I would love to buy another Max Sports Bra because it's so great when I manage to get the darn thing on, but getting into it is almost a work-out before I even get to the gym, so I'm looking for something better which doesn't require me to be double-jointed - any suggestions welcome.
True To Size: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Fit & Support: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Product Quality: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 Value For Money: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 Style: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
38FF
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Yes, I would recommend this product.
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