Running Knickers? Possibly TMI!

I've got a fair old selection of running gear now - sports bras, vests, others tops, capris and socks all in wonderful breathable technical fabrics that doa great job of wicking the inevitable sweat away. The only notable exception is the ol' under-crackers. If it's not too graphic I think I'd like something that does a better job at wicking than the micro-fibre jobs I'm currently using. Anyone use running knickers? Any recommendations??


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10 Replies

  • Never really thought about it to tell the truth. As long as they don't fall down they're ok by me! :)

  • Whatever pair I drag out the draw usually!

  • Shall I trump you for TMI? I tend to leave 'em off if it's hot, but wear opaque and close-fitting capris to avoid unwanted reveals!

  • Same as PandaRunner... whatever comes out of the drawer...! But if I really really decided to go for it I'd opt for the Icebreaker merino ones. -Merino wool is like silk, keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, with the unbeatable characteristic that it does not stink. And since we're on the you know if is there any of the technical fabric that does not stink like a Corsican cheese after just one run?

  • Its about keeping everything happy....EITHER: strong gusseted running tights ( no seam)... OR knickers with a strong gusset.... ( doesn't have to be boring, can be thong etc)....On a very long run, the last thing you want is an upset p**** :)

  • At the moment in the heat, no knickers needed as my shorts all have an inner knicker/lining bit. In cooler weather I use M&S microfibre bikini briefs inside my capri leggings; they stay put and don't go all soggy like cotton would do.

  • Hi there, I have tried a few and my favourites are from Underarmour - they have a UK online site. I prefer the shorts, under my running tights/capris, although they do do knickers too.

  • From a chap's perspective, I'd say light support is necessary too!! Personally, I always wear something under my built-in shorts as an 'extra'; but not letting things get too hot!! A delicate balancing act is called for chaps!!

    Take care, Testicular Cancer may be linked to hot, ahem, dangly-bits!!

  • I tend not to wear anything with my running tights but if I do then it's seamless shorts from Tesco or Peacocks about £5 for two pairs and as they are stretchy they don't seem to show any visible lines which is a bonus and so far no chafing even on a long run

  • Moving Comfort ones are v nice perhaps pricey but comfortable and no chafing.

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