What under pants!?

Can you get wicking ones!

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23/07/2007 at 14:50
What under pants do all you runners in the know use! I'm finding my cotton "trunks" get beyond damp and there must be something better, what is it and where do you get it?
23/07/2007 at 15:03
There is something better.......


It's the only way to go ;-)

No chafing, no vpl, no wedgie.
23/07/2007 at 15:16
I agree. Commando.
23/07/2007 at 15:22
Another vote for commando!
23/07/2007 at 15:38
Commando in shorts with integrated knickers. This would reduce swingage (I would imagine [I'm NOT imagining] as I am a girl).
23/07/2007 at 15:51
Oh don't mention wicking pants in my house!!

My OH wears NZ merino wool pants which have fantastic wicking ability (apparently!). He is a runner and a canoeist and uses them for both sports (Only after washing obviously!) and thinks they are fab.

They are not the kind of pants that I'd be 'wicking' off him though as they are TOTAL passion killers ;-)
23/07/2007 at 15:52
Why has everything gone bold in here??
23/07/2007 at 15:58
So far the vote is commando. Being a bloke does that mean I need to body glide my swinging bits before I run?

I may risk commando this evening on a short training session this evening and I'll try to let you know how I get on.

23/07/2007 at 16:03
Lycra shorts stop any swinging.

I should imagine.

I don't know why it's all gone bold, though.
23/07/2007 at 16:07
Going commando with shorts that have 'man pants' inside should keep everything in place. As long as there's support you should be fine.
23/07/2007 at 17:28
If you don't fancy going commando you can get wicking undies from Helly Hansen or Lowe Alpine. Should be able to get them from any good outdoor sports store. Cotswolds, F&T etc.
23/07/2007 at 21:37
Commando!! Lycra does hold everything in place. Have ran a couple of half marathons without using any body glide and so far so good.
24/07/2007 at 07:44
I was going to post the results of my commando run today. It was rest day yesterday so it will be tomorrow!

On the lycra front - I have some biking short and they have a padded crotch. It doesn't seem like the right kind of thing for running. Am I right?

Also, back to the wicking stuff, where can you get a good deal on wicking under-crackers?

£12/pair of undies seems a lot to me. I picked up 5 wicking tops for less (last years line).
24/07/2007 at 08:57
you can get lycra running shorts without the padding of bike shorts - loads of brands sell them - go to a running shop and check

the only problem I find with commando is the seams on some lycras aren't in the best place so can rub on long runs so I use seamfree undrecrackers - George at Asda do some trunk style ones but as I bought about 5 pairs last time i don't know if they still do them but they do the trick and stop seams rubbning

the best lycras for commando have either a diamond or panel crotch - keeps the seams out of the way
24/07/2007 at 21:35
dont wear 'pants', just lines shorts so you stay in control and cool!
24/07/2007 at 21:36
dont wear 'pants', just lined shorts so you stay in control and cool!
24/07/2007 at 23:23
I just wear a thong. Can you blokees get good supportive thongs?!
25/07/2007 at 07:36
commando if you are wearing proper running shorts, the ones with a liner in them. If you need or want more swingage control then lycra shorts underneath help. I have done a couple of marathons with this arrangement and it is fine.
25/07/2007 at 07:49
Last night I ran using a pair of those short that have the "string vest" type inner and they seemed fine. This was only a 4 mile run (due to knee 'mare) and I didn't notice any likely problems.
25/07/2007 at 09:41
the big problem with standard type runners with the nutsack liner is that they don't stop thigh chafage for those of us with bigger thighs - lycra shorts are the best way to prevent this

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