Sports Bras for Men:
The Anita Review

Basic Information

Bra Name:  The Anita Active Front Close Sports Bra

Style: Front Clasp

Sizes Available: 32A - 44D

Size I ordered: 40D

Where I got it: for $62.00

If you're interested in how to find out your bra size check out my 'How to Measure' page I wrote specifically for men.


My Male Model measured 40 inches under his bust and 44 inches across his chest. He was calculated to be a 40D/XL.

A Guy's Perspective

Commentary from a Guy (40D) when he was trying this bra: "Getting it on wasn't too bad, just 9 clasps. (I think he was being sarcastic.) This type of bra would be easier to get on for people with limited range of motion. It's not as comfortable as the other bras I've tried. It comes up high in my armpit I can see it causing me irritation. After wearing this bra for just 7 minutes it's irritating my armpits and I haven't even done anything but stand here." 

Support: 6 out of 10: This bra did provide some support. In fact it was the most supportive of the front clasp/back clasp styles we tried.

Comfort: 5 out of 10: This bra came up quite high into the armpits and caused some irritation right out of the chute. Points were docked for that reason. Also it felt quite restrictive when moving his arms. He commented that it wouldn't be as comfortable to lift weights in.

Smoothness:  3 out of 10: It's obvious from the pictures that this bra wasn't very smooth under the shirt. The cups were too big and created puckering. It was very smooth in the back however.

Easiness to get on: 7 out of 10: This bra, like the Enell, is done up by front clasps. This makes it easier to get on and off than the pull on/off style bras.  

Check out the sports bras that we reviewed specifically with Men in Mind....