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What Brand makes the lightest or most breathable underwear?

post #1 of 16
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Hi, I´m looking for high quality, highly breathable men´s underwear for tropical climate or for a very active lifestyle. I don´t like sweating profusely in the summer so I really need this kind of underwear. Which would be the best fabric for this kind of extra transpirable & light underwear I´m looking for? What brands are the best for this in the market? What kind of underwear would be: kind of shape & cut? Maybe it helps you if you picture that this underwear would be worn for climbing a hill or for walking fast in a sunny day for 30-45 minutes...
post #2 of 16
This may be a controversial pick, but I'd say one of the thinner Icebreaker offerings.
post #3 of 16
Wintersilks full cut briefs.
post #4 of 16
God
post #5 of 16
Im in a similar situation - I sweat profusely (yuck) and am in warm, tropical central Florida.

You want underwear made out of "sports tech" material, not cotton.

Underarmor makes armorjocks that at about $20 a pop, aren't cheap. Also, they're sizing is by 2", so if you're an inbetweener like me, they are too lose.

Nike makes some dri-fit compression type underwear for sports that can work.

But the best cost/performance that I've found so far are at Target - they have an in-house C9 line that you can get for about $9 a pair. They come in different lengths: brief, short, long and they recently added perforations to them in the pouch area.

Note that the C9 line also has cotton based ones in 2 or 3 packs - those are not what I'm talking about. You want the mostly poly stretchy tech stuff. I went on their website to try and get a link but can't really tell online - in the store you can definitely tell the difference between the cotton and the tech stuff.
post #6 of 16
In my experience, merino wool tends to stay "fresher" longer than tech fabrics. Agree that it's best to stay away from cotton.


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Originally Posted by razl View Post
Im in a similar situation - I sweat profusely (yuck) and am in warm, tropical central Florida.

You want underwear made out of "sports tech" material, not cotton.

Underarmor makes armorjocks that at about $20 a pop, aren't cheap. Also, they're sizing is by 2", so if you're an inbetweener like me, they are too lose.

Nike makes some dri-fit compression type underwear for sports that can work.

But the best cost/performance that I've found so far are at Target - they have an in-house C9 line that you can get for about $9 a pair. They come in different lengths: brief, short, long and they recently added perforations to them in the pouch area.

Note that the C9 line also has cotton based ones in 2 or 3 packs - those are not what I'm talking about. You want the mostly poly stretchy tech stuff. I went on their website to try and get a link but can't really tell online - in the store you can definitely tell the difference between the cotton and the tech stuff.
post #7 of 16
im sure International Male offers some wonderful briefs and undershirts in mesh.
post #8 of 16
You might also give Key Largo a try. They do quite a bit of moisture wicking but I have not tried others to compare.
post #9 of 16
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im sure International Male offers some wonderful briefs and undershirts in mesh.

I actually snorted at my desk. Now will someone please bring back Chess King and Merry Go Round!
post #10 of 16
I wear motorcycle leathers all summer long, in Georgia. I would die without Under Armour.
post #11 of 16
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I actually snorted at my desk. Now will someone please bring back Chess King and Merry Go Round!

what do you mean you snorted?
post #12 of 16
Sunspel makes famously light underwear.
post #13 of 16
I can highly recommend Falke sport summer underwear.
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post #15 of 16
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Sunspel makes famously light underwear.

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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post
I can highly recommend Falke sport summer underwear.

but are they the lightest and most breathable?
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