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What Brand makes the lightest or most breathable underwear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amdovers, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. amdovers

    amdovers Well-Known Member

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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...
     


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    Loudly Senior member

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    This may be a controversial pick, but I'd say one of the thinner Icebreaker offerings.
     


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    spectre Senior member

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    Wintersilks full cut briefs.
     


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    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.
     


  6. Loudly

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    In my experience, merino wool tends to stay "fresher" longer than tech fabrics. Agree that it's best to stay away from cotton.


    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.
     


  7. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    im sure International Male offers some wonderful briefs and undershirts in mesh.
     


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    You might also give Key Largo a try. They do quite a bit of moisture wicking but I have not tried others to compare.
     


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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!
     


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    acridsheep Senior member

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    I wear motorcycle leathers all summer long, in Georgia. I would die without Under Armour.
     


  11. amdovers

    amdovers Well-Known Member

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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?
     


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    Sunspel makes famously light underwear.
     


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    I can highly recommend Falke sport summer underwear.
     


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    amdovers Well-Known Member

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    Sunspel makes famously light underwear.

    I can highly recommend Falke sport summer underwear.

    but are they the lightest and most breathable?
     


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