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Re: Undies

Postby BSquared » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:27 pm

Yup: three cheers for Body Glide!! Especially out here in the humid east, it can be a life-saver!

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Re: Undies

Postby Clubb » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:38 pm

I've learned a few things over the years I've spent hikin around.

Some of the most important things:

1. buy good socks. i like bridgedale merino wool. switch out socks often, and dry your feet out.
2. buy good underwear. cotton does not breath, leading to swamp crotch and chaffing. i like Body Sensors synthetic boxer briefs. i get em at Sierra Trading post. holds the junk in place and keeps you dry. no problem riding up.

the only problem i've found with synthethics (polypropalene, etc.) is they get stinky. my buddy has been starting to wear merino wool undies and base layers. he says you get the breathability, warmth, and they dont get stinky. i am going to try em out.
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Re: Undies

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:56 pm

I'll say nothing more on the subject aside from... dudes have different needs than the girls do.

I'll stick with cotton.
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Re: Undies

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:26 pm

I have to admit its not a topic I've thought much about because I've never had much of an issue with em. My feet are another issue and I've had issues with my outer shorts and those half belts that are attached, but not my undies. Started with cotton boxers cause thats what I wore back then and swithced to boxer briefs later as thats what I wear now. I dont do well with the mesh net shorts. I lived in So Cal as a youth and was a frequent body surfer. The lined shorts would practically cripple me with chaffing in a short time so I started buying swim shorts without netting or I cut the netting out. They may be fine for packing, but my previous experiences make me leary of them. I will say Mav that being that most of the posters on this site are male and several of us are over 50, option C seems just plain wrong :eek:, but each to his own I guess ;) . Just saying!!!!!
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Re: Undies

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:01 pm

My female friends wear thongs. I tried when I was younger, but I just don't like the feeling of something going up my butt. :moon:

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Re: Undies

Postby markskor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:15 pm

Have to chuckle here...
Being a bit on the stout side, I find that wicking boxers help prevent chafing...
My problem occurs when my thighs rub - long synthetic boxers do help considerably, especially when doing multiple mile days.

Also a big shout out for Glide...always carry it and works wonders.

All that being said, my answer is depends...(little underwear humor there), but...
Wicking boxers when hiking, and "commando" when just fishing.
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Re: Undies

Postby sirlight » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:47 pm

This was actually a rather difficult quest. My legs chafe too much when only wearing briefs. Most of the Boxer briefs I have tried tend to ride up while hiking. At the moment, I have settled on under armour boxer jocks with the 9” inseam. They are long enough and fit tight without being too restrictive. They don’t ride up. They have a nice “pocket” up front for the jewels that provides just enough room. They also dry fast so I can wear them swimming when I don’t want to embarrass the gals I am hiking with. Only downside is they are not very durable for the $20 price.
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