Oakley Ellipse Racerback sports bra review

A stretchy, lycra sports bra that is lightweight and breathable, with a wide range of sizes suitable for both smaller and larger busted women

Oakley ellipse racerback sports bra
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good value sports bra that will keep you happily cool during summer rides for all sizes of women. Some riders may find the wide, elastic lower band irritating and restrictive, and would prefer a sports bra that completely hides your nipples. Not the bra I’d pick out the drawer for a sprint session but its support is perfectly suitable for longer in-the-saddle hard efforts—even for those that you’d usually get hot and sweaty doing.

Reasons to buy
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    Adequate support in low impact activities

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    Wide range of sizes

Reasons to avoid
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    Wide, obtrusive lower band

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    Nipple visibility

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    Support lacking for sprints

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    Colour not quite as advertised

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Balancing comfort, breathability, and support is incredibly difficult in a sports bra. The 'would like' list is very personal and priorities differ. The support offered by this sports bra from Oakley won’t tick every rider’s requirements, but if staying cool is high on the agenda then this option may be the best on the market for you.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg