Ladies - can anybody recommend any sports type knickers ???

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17/06/2009 at 22:11
Well you name it, I seem to have had my fair share of embarassing conditions down below since I've started running.  External piles last year and now a nasty sweat type, friction burn rash.  My shorts are pretty lose and wick pretty well but I just wear ordinary knickers underneath.  As I tend to sweat loads down below, am thinking that the sweat isn't escaping properly leading to the rash.  Therefore anybody got any knicker recommendations.  Wear Shock Absorber for bras but knickers anybody ???
17/06/2009 at 22:23
Well, two options in my view.  No pants at all - especially good if your shorts have in built pant type things or I wear Freya active pants some times - good wick away ability
18/06/2009 at 06:36
 Most comfortable IMO lycra shorts and go commando.
18/06/2009 at 07:49
Commando all the way
18/06/2009 at 09:18
Same here - Lycra and commando.
18/06/2009 at 09:41
NIke sports underwear. Soaks up all the sweat
18/06/2009 at 09:48
another vote for lycra and commando.
18/06/2009 at 09:59

another vote for commando - no nasty vpl or chafing.

Edit, was very tempted to write chaffing just to wind Wikie up

Edited: 18/06/2009 at 10:00
18/06/2009 at 11:40

Yeah - commando for me too.  Tried to find suitable running underwear in the past but have now given up.

18/06/2009 at 11:48

LOL Shimmy!

Pedantic, moi?? 

18/06/2009 at 11:56
18/06/2009 at 12:05
Another vote for Nike sports underwear, very good wicking material, never had problems with them.  Got good sports pants from Aldi too, not wicking but very comfortable
18/06/2009 at 15:48

I don't know whether they're specifically designed to wick but I've never had issues with them being hot......... Marks and Spencer's NO VPL tactel shorts are lightweight, comfortable, have cotton gussets, don't fall down, don't show under lycra....

They come in packs of 5 for about £12 and in various colour mixes and are generally marvellous for wearing under anything:

18/06/2009 at 16:10

Can't see the point in wearing two layers, when you're trying to keep as cool as possible.

It's twice as much washing, too.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2009 at 16:14

Commando is miles better.

Never been chafed wearing imaginary pants.....

18/06/2009 at 16:19

Because unless they're specifically designed to be worn sans pants, shorts and tights often have seams in the crotch area, rather than a nice, soft, absorbent gusset?

I have shorts with a gusset which would be comfy without pants, but I'm not so sure about the tights and shorts that don't!

Because some thin tights show every lump and bump and I'd rather not be worrying about what can be seen through them?

Personal preference?

I'd say nutty1976 should probably experiment with different combinations (no pun intended).

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2009 at 16:20
I don't have a lumpy, bumpy, lady garden!
18/06/2009 at 16:24

Heh. I suggest we don't go there unless you want this to become a very hot thread!

To clarify, I meant different combinations of undies/shorts/no undies/shorts/ presumably not no shorts.

Combinations :

18/06/2009 at 16:34

My lycra shorts don't have seams in the 'wrong' places, and do have soft cotton gussets, so I guess designed for wearing on their own. 

The tights don't have the cotton gusset, but the seams are still not in the wrong place.  I wear them commando in the winter.   Who needs extra laundry to do?

I've never worried about my lady garden - should I start??

18/06/2009 at 16:38

commando here, had unfortunate rubbing incident in first marathon, hurt the next day in a hot bath.

A friend uses mens wicking motorbike boxer shorts, no seems in the wrong places.

(hands wilkie pruning sheers )

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