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Old 10-22-09, 12:37 PM
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Any runners - male; which undergarment?

Sorry....I am a runner also and didn't know where to stick this post.

I am looking for some suggestions for undergarments to wear when running. Looking for any experience yall have had with fabrics other than cotton. Right now I am wearing standard ole tighty whiteys. They are ok but tend to get pretty wet with sweat on my long runs. Not much chafing but they become a little heavy and saturated. I don't like boxer briefs cause I have pretty big quads and they are tight and/or ride up. In the support area.....let's just say I need the "standard" level of support. Wouldn't prefer a Jock with the open escape hatch in the back. 1st marathon coming up in January.

Can anyone direct me to brands they like, materials, etc.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-22-09, 12:39 PM
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All my running shorts have the "undergarment" already attached. I particular like my Adidas shorts-->it's so soft and light, it almost feels like you aren't wearing anything.
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Old 10-22-09, 12:41 PM
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try running forums, no?
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Old 10-22-09, 12:47 PM
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I've always just used compression shorts under some athletic shorts when it came to longer runs. Though I choose that because I have issues with chafing on some of the longer runs.
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Cotton is not something you wear during sports activities. Get yourself some regular running shorts with the inserts sans the undies. Or you can get compression shorts if you need the support. But no cotton.
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Old 10-22-09, 12:50 PM
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Old 10-22-09, 12:55 PM
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I use Brooks Runderwear and sometimes the REI MTS underwear. Definitely stay away from cotton.

Good luck on your marathon! I just did Chicago and have a trail marathon coming up in December in Indiana. Should be chilly!
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I use the standard jock strap (athletic supporter) and I use UnderArmor skin tight t-shirts. The latter is design for warm weather, but it keeps me warm in cold weather, too.
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Mods? Hello?

Looks like anything goes. Now I can finally start that sodomy thread I've had my heart set on.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
try running forums, no?
I am on BF a bunch. To search other forums u have to register, start getting emails, try and figure out what the secretly spelled out word is, blah, blah, blah. I actually looked for a running forum, but figured it would be quicker if I just asked here.
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Looks like anything goes. Now I can finally start that sodomy thread I've had my heart set on.
This might be related to a seatpost question I had a while back.....
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compression shorts: Nike Dry Fit or Under Armor
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Originally Posted by KDTX View Post
Right now I am wearing standard ole tighty whiteys. They are ok but tend to get pretty wet with sweat on my long runs. Not much chafing but they become a little heavy and saturated.
Any more stomach-turning details you'd like to provide?
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Originally Posted by mayukawa View Post
All my running shorts have the "undergarment" already attached. I particular like my Adidas shorts-->it's so soft and light, it almost feels like you aren't wearing anything.
Yes, also known as a "hair net."
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You may have better luck posting this under the 'Triathlon' forum. I run with running shorts or tri shorts. I prefer the tri shorts (2XU and Descente) for the compression on my longer runs.
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before this gets moved...

I really like underarmour's sport underwear. I have 2 pairs of the short cut boxer briefs. Personally I hate running shorts with the built in "underwear" because I feel (and see) way too much "bounceage" going on - its pretty uncomfortable.

Plus on short rides when I don't want to bust out my cycling gear, I just wear those underwear w/shorts. *cycling related*

For shorts I wear soccer shorts. They're baggy, not too long, and comfortable.

https://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/e...k-/1208117-001

I say it relates to road cycling b/c running counts as cross training.
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Old 10-22-09, 02:45 PM
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i personally use rowing unis, basically the bibs without chamois
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Originally Posted by mayukawa View Post
All my running shorts have the "undergarment" already attached. I particular like my Adidas shorts-->it's so soft and light, it almost feels like you aren't wearing anything.
I use Nike's version of the same thing. No underwear needed.
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Old 10-22-09, 05:19 PM
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I use my tri suit...
https://www.all3sports.com/product_in...-tri-suit-2009
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Old 10-22-09, 07:29 PM
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Every pair of Brooks Running shorts have great 'undergarments' already attached.
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under armour

or just let them swing
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I like the under armor or reebok has about the same thing for half the price if you can find them. I like em so much its all i wear now
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I use TYR brand only because they're located in Huntington Beach, corporate headquarters. They have a semi annual parking lot sale.
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Originally Posted by evanp View Post
I use Nike's version of the same thing. No underwear needed.
same with me and Road Runner running shorts.

For a tri I wear Pearl Izumi tri shorts
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Old 10-27-09, 02:20 PM
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I use short synthetic tights which stop mid calf. I also roll down the waist band to a comfortable stop.

Anyone use jock-straps anymore? (no cup)
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