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Disposable underwear

Anyone ever try these?

advice/comments appreciated

Posted by
9363 posts

I know that at least one couple on a past season of "The Amazing Race" wore them (and liked them). I don't think they would interest me. Regular underwear usually dries quickly enough for my purposes.

Posted by
769 posts

I agree with Kent - for travel - nothing beats ExOficio. Icebreaker (merino) works well too. 2-3 pair is all you need. Disposable is just ridiculous!

Posted by
2788 posts

First year with regular cotton underware (never again) and the last 4 years with ExOfficio (sp?).
A real value even at their higher price.

Posted by
87 posts

On a slightly different thread when we were in Lucca last year we went to the markets outside the walls. Whilst there we all bought some sort of synthetic undies - my husband got "jocks" and my son "boxers" -relatively small looking but they stretch. We've found them great. They probably are quite quick drying. They had all sorts of colours like pink, orange, lime green. We got girl ones too but they have a gusset made out of different fabric and wouldn't dry as quickly. We've all enjoyed wearing them and worn them to death.

Posted by
12172 posts

I like underarmor. They are synthetic so dry fast and keep their shape. Much better for travel than cotton. There are lots of different styles to suit your taste.

Posted by
2030 posts

How about a more "green" alternative? With all the disposable items we are filling our landfills with, do we have to add underwear to the list? Are these really necessary if you are staying in any place half civilized?
Just wondering.

Posted by
9106 posts

Disposable underwear is made with paper; thus it's biodegradable/recyclable. So you could make the argument that this type of undergarment is a more "greener" option.

Posted by
332 posts

A different take. Years ago I used a travel agent for my first trip to Germany. She was a seasoned traveller with a wealth of knowledge. She suggested that I take old underwear that I kept too long. Wear them and throw them. I would like to believe that I am not the only one with undergarments that have seen better days. I do this whenever possible. My daughter on the other hand finds it too embarassing to leave underwear in the trash can.

Posted by
9106 posts

I do the same thing except with socks. I believe it was someone on this board that posted this excellent tip. I have never had a problem drying underwear overnight (the regular Hanes kind); but socks are next to impossible.

Posted by
808 posts

Women can use feminine hygeine products/liners to extend the wearing of underwear if in a pinch. While nothing beats a fresh pair, they come in handy if you're travelling overnight when it's not convenient to change clothes.

Sometimes you can get two wearings out of a pair of thick socks by wearing pantyhose type socks underneath them. They make thin trouser socks for Men, also. I've been told that some Guys hate the kind with a seam at the toe. If you look around, you can get them with a fitted steam which are more comfortable.

The thin "panty hose type socks" or "trouser type socks" can be rinsed and hung to air dry. They dry fairly quickly and the drying time can be speeded up by blasting them with a blow dryer. Foot powder/anti-perspirant also helps if your feet are on the stinky side...

Nothing beats clean socks and underwear but these two suggestions will help to get you by in a pinch!

Posted by
1158 posts

What a waste of money! I would never buy disposable underwear. It is ridiculous.
All you need a few pairs of regular one.
There are many brands. All those made of microfiber or non cotton dry fast.
They come very cheap at dicount stores, like TJ max. I got some a few months ago for under $3, or even $2.

Posted by
2030 posts

I agree with Bea! Please let's not advocate disposable underwear, unless it's a desperate situation. And I hope, as stated by Michael above, we will not be recycling them either!

Posted by
1717 posts

On the general subject of clothing for travelers, the Ex-Officio brand, and other brands of quality clothing, including jackets, etc. are in some of the catalogs of Sierra Trading Post, at discounted prices. That company makes several catalogs, and makes revised editions of the catalogs frrequently. And it is on the internet. Note : the prices for all items in the Sierra Trading Post catalogs are discounted prices, but the discounted prices for some items are very high. I look for the low-priced items there. And they have a Shoes catalog. Some of their catalogs have travel accessories and travel bags, all at discounted prices. Sierra Trading Post is located in Wyoming, U.S.A.

Posted by
1158 posts

Ron,

Sierra TP has also a web site.
sierrtradingpost.com
Also you can find good brands on ebay at lower prices then in local stores.pay attention to the shipping charges, some sellers charge a lot, but if the final price is OK I personally don't care about the shipping cost.