Shock Absorber Performance

The mission of The Shock Absorber Sports Institute is to apply scientific and technological research findings into intelligent and intuitive sports bra and activewear design. Shock Absorber are committed to meeting the ever changing needs of women in sports.

Shock Absorber works hard for you. Every thread, stitch and contour has been engineered with your comfort in mind. But comfort isn't enough. That's why all Shock Absorber garments are also developed with the most hard-working fabrics. Keeping you cool when your body temperature rises and dry when you're working up a sweat.

  • Coolmax
  • X-Static
  • Supplex
  • Meryl Actisystem
  • Lycra

The perfect fit

When it comes to fit, our technical design team have a unique understanding of women's bodies. Since Shock Absorber was developed by lingerie experts Berlei, we know what support each bust size needs and have extensive knowledge of breast movement during different sports. We believe that the perfect fit is an art, not a science, and that's why we have applied the technical principles used in designing lingerie to ensure that Shock Absorber delivers the best fit and performance whatever the sport.


Coolmax has a unique fibre construction which keeps you cool and dry. It actually moves sweat away from the body to the outer surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly. This thermo-regulatory effect helps you stay drier and more comfortable. The fabric is also soft, lightweight and breathable.


X-Static is a high performance fibre system made with pure silver. Silver is naturally antimicrobial, enabling X-Static to safely inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria and fungi in the product. Silver also has the best possible thermodynamic properties, so you will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. X-Static is safe and natural and will last for the life of the product.


The secret of this high-tech, soft-touch fabric is a super-fine, multiple filament construction that makes it up to 36% softer than ordinary nylon yarns, and air jet texturing, which gives a fine cottony finish. Fabrics are also fully breathable, yet resist moisture and odour entrapment. Garments made from them are crease-resistant, shrink-resistant and hold their shape and colour. They are lightweight, fast-drying and generally easy to care for.

Meryl Actisystem

The Meryl Actisystem was designed to meet the demands of both athletic and leisure activities. Garments made with Meryl Actisystem maintain the natural balance of body comfort because the fabrics are ultra-breathable and fast drying, and possess excellent moisture management properties, which quickly wick moisture away from the body. Garments are also extremely lightweight and possess elasticity properties, which allow for great comfort and freedom of movement. Meryl Actisystem is also ideal for the most extreme sports because of its incredible strength and durability.


Its remarkable properties of stretch and recovery enhance all fabrics and garments in which it is used, adding comfort and freedom of movement, and improving fit, shape retention, drape and crease recovery. The elasticity that Lycra contributes to active sportswear allows it to cling aerodynamically close to the body without restricting movement.