Freya Active Dynamic Sports Bra review - my new favourite go-to for high intensity exercise

An encapsulation style sports bra which suits those seeking plenty of support during high intensity activity

Freya Active Dynamic Sports Bra front and back
(Image credit: Freya)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Supportive, quick drying, no getting tangled in the straps at the end of a session. If you wear a cup size C or above, there's everything to love about this option from Freya.

Reasons to buy
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    J-hook offers extra support

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    Wide straps mean no pressure

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    Dries quickly

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    Plenty of colors to choose from

Reasons to avoid
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    Nothing, honestly

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A quality sports bra is an absolute must for me when it comes to any form of training. Whilst I know some women get on well with simple compression style sports bras, for me, only a more structured style with defined cups - either a combination or encapsulation sports bra (see our best sports bras page for detail on styles) - will suit. 

As a result, refreshing my sports bra wardrobe has become a rather expensive and time consuming project over the course of my progression through pregnancy, postpartum, and into toddler motherhood, with a 15-month old who still shows absolutely no signs of fully weaning. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.