What do you wear under your shorts? (Read 9325 times)

    Hi, I'm a newbee hear. Been lurking for a couple of weeks now and browsing many of the boards/threads. I was looking for this subject, but haven't seen it. I have a problem, I find that the lining in my running shorts chaffes the heck out of me. I've tried bodyglide, vaseline and other stuff, but not any help. I tried shorts with no llining and let's just say that they didn't give me the support that I need. For my long runs and most of my regular runs, I have gone to wearing cotton underwear and gym shorts and this is much better, but talk about sweating and being wet. There is definitely no wicking going on there. I currently run about 25+ miles a week. I'm sure that I'm not the only guy with this problem especially at this time of the year when the humidity has been brutal, even here in New England. Any suggestions? JD
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      Maybe try something like this? In all seriousness, the only thing I can think of is to try running shorts without a lining and instead wear some boxer briefs type underwear with tech fabric--Under Armour or that type of thing.

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      Dave

        You might be OK with compression shorts underneath. Something like this: You've already tried the stuff I would've recommended (body glide, ...). Cotton undershorts are probably your worst option. I can't imagine that was better than the liner in your shorts.
        I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

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          I never had chafing, but normal cotton boxer briefs would constantly ride up in the crotch and drive me crazy, plus they were hot. I buy compression shorts at walmart for 9.99 and wear those under my regular running shorts. That has done the trick for me. By the way, does anyone else think Under Armour is severely over-priced? I can't imagine their compression shorts/shirts are that much better than the stuff I get at Walmart or Target for probably 1/3 to 1/4 the price.


          Marquess of Utopia

            Adidas has some running shorts with build in compression shorts.


            Marathonmanleto

              How about trying some different running shorts. My recommendation is Brooks HVAC. Great summer running shorts--vented, silver infused, no cling, good support. A little pricey, but worth it. Wear those and lube up with a couple fingers full of good ol Vaseline and say good bye to chafing for good!
                You might be OK with compression shorts underneath. Something like this: You've already tried the stuff I would've recommended (body glide, ...). Cotton undershorts are probably your worst option. I can't imagine that was better than the liner in your shorts.
                Those and shorts with no lining over them is exactly what I use. Never had chaffing or support problems. Smile Also getting in shape enough to wear a compression top. No nipple bleeding or chaffing going on there anymore either.

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                  I'm assuming you're male? I'm female, and I don't wear anything under my shorts.


                  Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                    I go commando and just use the liner - I recommend getting new running shorts from a different brand/style.

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                      Panties under mine. Big grin But you do bring up a good point. I originally purchased a pair of special women's briefs from Sports Authority for something like $16 dollars. They were pretty good, however not much different than panties. A friend of mine suggested microfiber panties which are a lot cheaper. I found some Hanes style and have worn them ever since. They are comfortable and breathable and I found that they aren't soaked at the end of my runs. Probably doesn't solve your problem does it? Then again the guy in the skirt is pretty cute? Blush Karen
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                        DH wears Patagonia capilene wicking boxer briefs--fitted, boxer style undies. He likes them so much he wears them almost every day (thankfully, fresh ones, not the same pair!).


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                          By the way, does anyone else think Under Armour is severely over-priced? I can't imagine their compression shorts/shirts are that much better than the stuff I get at Walmart or Target for probably 1/3 to 1/4 the price.
                          Over Priced isn't the word, but then again if it makes you feel good. My bro was all about UA until he realized that it is the exact same thing (compression layer anyways) as the Walmart brand. That's what I wear with a pair of wiking shorts. No chaffing and everything is all good. I had to run commando last week and didn't like it.
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                            Target carries some Champion brand fitted boxers in some sort of tech fabric. They aren't too long, so they might work. I don't run in them, but wear them for other activities. They're <$10. you might also consider bike shorts. i run in them occassionally. you="" might="" also="" consider="" bike="" shorts.="" i="" run="" in="" them=""></$10. you might also consider bike shorts. i run in them occassionally.>
                              100% merino underwear... very good anti chaffing properties
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                                I go commando and just use the liner - I recommend getting new running shorts from a different brand/style.
                                Ditto. I'd be too hot in anything else...and luckily i've never had a problem with chafing.
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