I personally consider this generation to be constantly conscious, I mean we know what body wash to use post-spin, and which moisturizer to dab after Bikram, so it was only a matter of time before we scoured the web for summer-friendly undies. No matter how sensitive a topic, though, it’s important to note that the hygiene aspect of sweating down there needs to be talked about more. This phenomenon of moisture-managing underwear has recently been brought to my attention after a non-planned trip to Adidas. Suffice to say, a quick browse through the sports bra section and I found myself holding a pack of sweat-wicking underwear, and looking around with a face that would only be described as, “does anyone else know these are here? Why didn’t anyone tell me these existed? Do my friends and family hate me? Do they even know?” Er, yeah, amazement.
Without going into the details of my epiphany, literally, I think that we could all benefit from knowing a bit more about this specialty fabric and why these are the only panties you need this summer.
- You’ll want to get a pair that is pretty much seamless, why? Because the less a seam is a seam, the less friction it will cause during activity, and the less you will chafe.
- Secondly, look for the phrase, “moisture wicking” on the pack, this means that the fabric is made up of fibers that will allow breathability and air circulation.
- One other piece of advice is to buy these particular undies in a size bigger, not too big, but slightly larger than your regular tight underwear. (Nothing good about sticker-like panties in 120 degrees.)
See below for a roundup of my top sweat-friendly underwear which will happily take you and your who-ha from yoga to work and everything in between.
Adidas Climacool Cheekster Underwear
If you’re a regular HIIT workout lover, then the Adidas Climacool Cheekster Underwear is a great option. Covering you similarly to briefs, these panties are made from the registered Ventilated Climacool® material which keeps you simultaneously cool and dry, while the double-layer mesh gusset allows your body to breath freely.
Balanced Tech Women’s Wicking Seamless Thong Panties
These Balanced Tech Women’s Wicking Seamless Thong Panties have been newly reinforced allowing higher endurance. Plus, the quick-dry fabric allows for the wash-‘n-go method, making them the panties of choice no matter the occasion.
Sweaty Betty No Show Briefs
High stretch, and quick drying, these Sweaty Betty No Show Briefs are practical and comfortable. Plus, the seamless style won’t chafe or rub along the bikini line.
Jockey® Sporties Mesh Thong
The magic word here is MESH. The Jockey® Sporties Mesh Thong is a 360-breathable thong which keeps you cool and dry no matter how high the temperature gets. The elastic waistband holds everything in place so there is none of that rolling-down-the-hips action we all know a little too well.
Asics ASX Performance Bikini
If you’re looking for a more covered feel, but don’t want your undies to feel heavy, the Asics ASX Performance Bikini is for you. Offering high coverage in a light fabric, you’ll be supported without feeling a thing.
Lululemon Namastay Put Thong II
Seamless and designed to feel like a second skin, the Lululemon Namastay Put Thong II is definitely coming with us on all our excursions. This thong is breathable and light-weight, not to mention available in 13 colors. Done!
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