Review: Runderwear Running Underwear
Last month, I wrote a blog on the 'Five Benefits of Cross-Training', and talked about how I have recently started building in some trail running into my training routine. With that change, has come the opportunity to test a whole new spectrum of kit; from shoes to shorts, and even underwear!
Cyclists soon learn that 'going commando' is by far your best option with bib shorts. The chafing from those seams doesn't bear thinking about. What about running though?
As a relative newbie, I wasn't sure, and experimented a bit both ways. Neither seemed completely 'right'. Then, the folks at Runderwear came up with a solution...
The briefs and boxers from the company provide a great option: seamless underwear. The security and warmth of underwear, but without the discomfort.
I have tested both the briefs and the boxers, and found them both incredibly comfortable. The seamless technology means there is no uncomfortable rubbing. The fabric is far more breathable and wicking than your normal cotton boxers. Finally, they stay put! There is no uncomfortable riding-up, thanks to the gel grippers on the legs of the boxer shorts, and the profile of briefs. It is underwear, optimised for the runners (female versions are also available).
The products have also proven to be great for short cycle rides, when I'm not kitted up in Lycra. Worn underneath jeans or trousers, they avoid the often uncomfortable chafe that can occur.
For comfort, in that delicate area, these are worth checking out!
Find out more at runderwear.co.uk (Link)
View the Runderwear range at Wiggle (Link)