Friday, May 13, 2016

Runderwear Review

Do you usually wear tighty whities, boxers, or run commando?  Running in cotton can wreak major havoc on your parts for several reasons.  Cotton is not a moisture wicking material.  It holds the sweat in and doesn’t allow it to evaporate.  That moisture can cause chafing.  The cotton materials will also get heavier as it retains more sweat.  Another issue with cotton is that it does not allow you to properly regulate your body temperature.  It can lead to overheating in the summer and freezing in the winter. 

I ran across a company from the UK called Runderwear.  They make sports specific underwear that was designed to help you perform your best while staying comfortable.  There are several reasons why Runderwear clothes are superior to normal cotton underwear.

Runderwear uses technical fabrics to wick moisture away, keeping you dry and feeling good.  There are micro-perforations to help control air-flow, which will make you more comfortable in the long run, or on a long run…  They use flatlock edging to eliminate the risk of chafing and their products are made with a 360 degree seamless construction. 

The material that they use is 92% Polyamide and 8% Elastane.  It is a non-fading, color retaining fabric so it will look great for quite a while.  I tested the brief and boxer versions of the Runderwear.  They both felt extremely comfortable, didn’t move around, and didn’t cause any blisters.    

I have been using compression shorts from Champion, Under Armour, and Nike for years, and they never felt as good or provided the same level of support as the Runderwear products.  With some compression shorts, the waistband cuts into your hips or causes chaffing, but not with Runderwear.  I also really like that there is no tag to irritate the small of your back.  While I didn’t review the women’s Runderwear, I am sure it performs just as good as the men’s gear.  They also sell socks and headwear.  I was paying over $25 for my compression shorts that didn’t perform as well as the Runderwear. 

Extremely comfortable
Great wicking capabilities and is breathable
Seamless construction with flatlock seams
Prevents chafing
Decent price (Brief $16.99, Boxer $18.99 on Amazon)

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I was extremely pleased with the Runderwear briefs and boxers.  While you can buy them directly from Runderwear, it is cheaper to buy it from Amazon (since Runderwear is based in the UK).  You can get the briefs for $16.99 or the boxers for $18.99 on Amazon with free shipping if you are a Prime member.  I really like my Runderwear and will never go back to compression shorts again. Pick up a pair and tell me what you think.

Note:  I received this product in exchange for a review.  The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.  I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.

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