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"Dont bother ... saves on washing and is far more comfortable"
Saves on washing what?
If your worried about washing a few pairs of knickers each week when added to your normal laundry load, your either going commando+ a little too often or your way too worried about the washing machine, seriously, max out at 7 pairs a week running daily if you can't wash more then once a week, thats like 1/8th of a washing machine load, nothing to worry about!
I wear stuff from Sports Direct, they have Puma briefs in which have a good stretch (eg don't suddenly sag and feel soaked halfway through a run) though are pricey for what they are I think its worth the extra. Gap also do great underware. I'd go with g-string/thong as oppose to full brief but mainly for the VPL! I used to find them uncomfortable to wear but actually its really easy to get used to them and now I put them on and don't really notice at all.
Worst types to wear? Full briefs, "seamless" stuff from M&S and infact any of the M&S undies, great for day to day use but just seem to soak up sweat otherwise, I end up binning them as a result! If your loaded enough get yourself a few pairs of the Nike range, I've had these in the past a long time ago, cost too much for what they are IMO but if I could afford it (and so justify it) I'd get myself new stuff from there but for now GAP and Sports Direct are fine.
As opposed to men's knickers?
I went Commando a year or two ago and would never go back to wearing knickers for running or cycling...............far more comfortable
and no VPL problems at all.............
I did think i would feel undressed or self consious but I was suprised that it was no problem at all
Another vote for commando - what's the point of wearing another layer, spending (usually loads of) money on "special" knickers and, yes, having more stuff to wash.
I wouldn't pay the prices for some of the branded sports knickers, but Lidl do some good ones sometimes for about £1.99 and I see that they will be back in store from 9.5.11
If I went commando in much of my running kit then I may as well steak. You'd see everything as they are very seethrough and don't have anything more than mesh at the crotch. Plus I'd hate to have to shave everyday. Most uncomfortable.
I wear sloggi or underarmour. I also have some undies that I bought in Belguin that don't appear to mention a brand but they are great - made for cycling all about and staying fresh for the rest of the day.
I got some really nice ones from decathlon really comfy, wicking and not too visible under lycra!