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Pythor Sen
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Hiking Underwear

Post by Pythor Sen » Jul 14 2005 7:11 pm

Seriously. I've had a few chafing episodes, especially when I get a little sweaty. :roll: Does anyone have any recommendations for good drawers for warmer hikes? boxers? briefs? boxer-briefs? something else? My brother said he wears spandex biker shorts under his pants. Haven't tried that, but I may just give it a shot. Any other ideas?

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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by big_load » Jul 14 2005 7:36 pm

In response to Pythor Sen's reply:
You can find my solution by eliminating everything on your list
:wink: . There are many adherents to this style, but it isn't for everyone. The next most effective for me has been wicking boxers from REI. Bike shorts trap too much heat for me, but you might like them.

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Post by Trishness » Jul 14 2005 8:26 pm

From a woman's perspective and what I found works for me is a pair of Hanes bike shorts (I think they're 90% cotton, 10% spandex). They have them in both mens and womens sizes and are really comfy....no chafing and no riding up. Believe me, I've tried everything and found this works well for a reasonable price.
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Post by Abe » Jul 15 2005 3:33 pm

I am an ol' fashion guy. Standard Fruit of the Loom and baby powder.
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Post by Nighthiker » Jul 15 2005 6:31 pm

Been using Body Sensors (100 % polyester) for cycling and hiking. They are available at Target. Use to use Fruit of the loom and powder but woke up with a Coati-Mundi sniffing around while camping at Roosevelt Lake.
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Post by Sredfield » Jul 15 2005 8:05 pm

This thread is rapidly approaching TMI!
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Post by fairweather8588 » Jul 15 2005 10:54 pm

Under Armour Compression shorts. Use for both football and hiking, and I've gone days without washin 'em (both hiking and during football :o :o )
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Post by Sredfield » Jul 16 2005 7:26 am

fairweather8588 wrote:. . . . I've gone days without washin 'em (both hiking and during football :o :o )

OK, that's over the TMI line! :lol:
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re: TMI

Post by LostHutch » Jul 16 2005 6:12 pm

I like the compression shorts- light and breathable.
But try changing your shorts every day or two... or at least keep down wind from me.

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Post by joebartels » Jul 17 2005 9:14 am

Just out of curiousity...
when you shake the baby powder, doesn't... well, doesn't gravity
ahh nevermind, shawn's right

Seems fairweather is just (cough) scratching the surface
this ol' boy has him by a couple weeks
http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/ge ... 40622.html

Searching the net you might try
Mueller's Runner's Lube (man I gotta get that bumpersticker)

seriously though most topic solutions seem to agree on
runners/swimmers shorts with the built in mesh briefs
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Post by pencak » Mar 08 2010 7:22 pm

fairweather8588 wrote:Under Armour Compression shorts. Use for both football and hiking, and I've gone days without washin 'em (both hiking and during football :o :o )
I know you're probably part of a product testing team but the smell of that is so strong it passes through the internet...

Anyway, I had the same problem and am thinking of getting those UA compression shorts. Note to self, wash them more frequently. :sl:
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by Jim_H » Mar 08 2010 7:30 pm

Free and easy Lis', nothing like an unfurnished basement for optimal comfort.
Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.

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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by fairweather8588 » Mar 09 2010 1:27 am

5 years later and the same shorts are still in rotation. Don't know if i should be proud of that or not :-k
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 09 2010 3:27 am

Somehow, the phrase "compression shorts" does not instill attractive feelings on the part of the opposite sex...

In other words: EEEyew!
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 09 2010 6:22 am

REI wicking boxer-briefs and haven't had any chafing since using them.
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by dysfunction » Mar 09 2010 7:27 am

In response to azbackpackr:
Can I get them in 'any color that doesn't show my junk' please?

anyhoo.... running shorts, cept in the cold
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 09 2010 8:30 am

See, now all the nude hikers are laughing at you guys! ;)
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by dysfunction » Mar 09 2010 9:08 am

In response to azbackpackr:
as long as there's no pointing involved.. I'm ok with that :D
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Re: Hiking Underwear

Post by imike » Mar 09 2010 1:40 pm

baby powder and light weight, longer legged boxers... necessary when I used to be trained up (thighs 27" each)... nylon compression shorts for shorter, faster outings (under six hours)...
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Post by Thoreau » Mar 10 2010 7:56 am

fairweather8588 wrote:Under Armour Compression shorts. Use for both football and hiking, and I've gone days without washin 'em (both hiking and during football :o :o )
I'll 2nd this motion (save for the washing part, haha.) They're a little pricey but can be had for reasonable prices online, and definitely seem to solve the 'problem' for me.

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