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    Girlfriend Collective

    Girlfriend Collective Paloma Racerback Bra

    Pros: Supportive, made with recycled materials, sweat-wicking

    Cons: May run small, according to some reviewers

    The Paloma is an essential, no-frills, always-has-your-back kind of bra. Like all Girlfriend Collective products, it’s made mostly from recycled water bottles. “I love this sports bra so much, I have it in three colors,” one SELF editor says. “When it comes to sports bras, the more compressive, the better for me, and Girlfriend Collective makes some of the most supportive undergarments I’ve tried.”

    She’s also a big fan of GC’s buy back program—when your bra has reached the end of its time in your drawer (meaning it’s ripped, stretched out, or has that perma-smell), you can mail it back for the brand to recycle and receive $10 in shopping credit. With nearly 14,800 rave reviews, this top is sure to become a staple in your workout wardrobe.

    Sizes: XXS to 6XL | Materials: RPET (recycled water bottles), spandex | Colors: 11

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    Spanx Longline Medium Impact Sports Bra

    Pros: Sweat-wicking, UPF 50+ sun protection

    Cons: May run small, according to some reviewers

    You probably know Spanx for its shapewear—but don’t sleep on its activewear! Tons of folks swear by the brand’s leggings, but this longline bra is just as practical and flattering. The V-cut neckline is flirty and fun, and it doesn’t dip down so far that it shows cleavage. Made from a sweat-wicking fabric blend, it dries quickly (and won’t show sweat splotches during long hikes or extra-tough spin classes).

    Sizes: XS to 2XL | Materials: Polyester, elastane | Colors: 6