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  1. Riverpirate

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    i spend most days in or around water. As a result I don't normally wear underwear. But as I get older I am now feeling the need to wear them when not on the water. I would still prefer a fast drying brief type underwear. Anybody got any recommendations?
     
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    To me, Duluth Trading and ExOfficio make some of the best underwear, but it all depends on how much you want to spend. I have a few pairs of the Starter brand synthetic boxer briefs that you can get at Walmart for <$5 and they work out very well. Just make sure they come down the thigh a little bit to prevent chaffing. Just my 2¢
     
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    duluth buck naked boxers
     
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    Either buy hiking pants/shorts with a "built in" mesh brief, or go with synthetic underwear. That should dry much quicker than cotton.
     
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    This. Duluth are a little less spendy than the ExOfficos, but both are great.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    UnderArmour is another brand that makes good hot weather sports underwear.
     
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    Another vote for Duluth Trading Co. underwear. I get the boxers.
     
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    Another for Duluth buck naked.
     
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    It has been mentioned above but again I gotta say Duluth Buck Naked underwear. Great for construction guys and great in the woods and water.
     
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    Love my under armors.
     
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    Another Duluth Buck Naked "Supporter"
    The wife just picked me up some of their ARMACHILLO's to try...they're pretty "cool"!! :cool:
     
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    I was just looking through the new Duluth catalog, and they now sell underwear with a special pouch for your jimmy. Strange but true.
     
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    One more happy Duluth "Buck Naked" customer. They're a lot less expensive than a lot of hiking oriented quick-dry underwear and incredibly comfortable. I prefer the boxer briefs for whatever that's worth :4:

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time....be well.

    snapper
     
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    I got some Duluth buck naked as well and they are the most comfortable underwear I have ever warn BUT also the stinkiest. I know the UA is also bad as none of my western US hunting buddies wear them anymore either. Seems that Merino Wool is the way to go if odor is an issue. Otherwise yeah, those Duluth Buck Naked are very comfortable.
     
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    All summer I wear the Duluth Bare naked underwear it helps prevent problems down there. They are not cheap though, I wait for a sale and use a free shipping code.
     
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    No tightey whiteys for me. The boys gotta breathe.:D
    Close as I get to underwear is my union suits. I wear them all winter long.
     
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    It was mentioned, but it would have gone right by me if I hadn't learned the difference. I went commando for ages, then decided to try some boxers. Boxers were a pain when they didn't lay flat when trying to get your pants on over them. Briefs were uncomfortable from cutting into your legs and crotch, but I was willing to try them again because of the boxers getting rumpled up getting pants on. I mistakenly bought boxer briefs, and was annoyed when I opened them. A hybrid of both other types. And....apparently having the best of both types. They were clingy/snug, which I didn't care for, but stretching them out a little after putting them on, I really liked them. I wouldn't use boxers or briefs if given a choice. The boxer briefs, yes, no problem. Snug enough and long enough not to get wadded up in spots, no chafing or cutting like briefs.
     
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    I'm on or around the water all the time also and get by just fine with my cotton plaid boxer shorts, if my long pants or shorts get wet I just take them off and wear the boxers till dry and they double as a bathing suit often anyway. Only problem with boxer shorts is you have to be careful when sitting down in front of females or they'll all start singing that 1974 hit song by the Hombres.
     
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    this^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ is what i was concerned about.
    thanks for posting this info bit.
    i bought some full synthetic t-shirts this year because they were supposed to be so comfortable
    in this hot muggy climate. but i swear they will stink after 30 minutes as if you'd worn it all day
    in 100 degree heat. at least i can wash and use a little bit of bleach with regular white cotton shirts
    and drawers and they don't stink right off the bat.
    i think i'll just pass again on the full synthetic drawers.
     
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    You got me on that one, I had to look it up. I do recall the song (Let It All Hang Out). At first I thought you meant the ZZ Top album, Tres Hombres, but that was in 1972. At the time, that was a breakthrough album for me. I liked prog rock, Zappa, and fancy keyboard stuff. ZZ Top was dead straight, 'three chords and the truth', that album. I saw a great band in the 80's, that played the entire album live. Guitar, bass, drums; bare minimum.

    And back on topic, I grew up on tighty-whities, but when it's hot, I've found that Underarmor boxerjocks work well. I feel weird discussing underwear, I don't know that I ever have, except with my wife. Modern synthetics have come a long way.
     
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    I just go to Kohl's and check for synthetic underwear that's on sale. A number of brands are good. Just check the materials.
     
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    Ex Officio or Duluth. They are similar, I just get a discount on Ex Officio, so I have several pair. This is my standard underwear for backpacking and traveling. They dry extremely fast if hung up or even tossed in the sleeping bag overnight. Zero chaffing or issues; for hot, humid weather they are the top choice.

    ROCK6
     
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    +1 for union suits for sedentary cold weather activities like ice fishing. I like the duel layer(Duofold or LLBean). For hot weather it's gotta be quick dry... swamp ass sucks!
     
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    Sierra Trading Post bought out TJ Maxx/Ross/Marshalls or vise verse..

    In any regard, you can find fantastic scores. Especially for activewear.
     
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    Have used a version of running shorts for years, bought this brand last time and have been more than happy with the quality and durability. Works well when camping in mixed company and business / hotel travel too.

    http://a.co/0XHt3Zp
     
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    Any synthetic boxer types underwear that is not baggy is what works best for me in the desert heat. Cotton is a no go in these parts for me.
     
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    This summer I tried a pair of Ex Officio and they worked great. They dried quick and there was no chaffing. I heard about them on a backpack hunting forum. One of the things that was liked about them (and that I noticed when I wore mine) is they don't stink like other synthetics can. I just bought a second pair last night since they're on sale on Amazon. It's the give-n-go boxer brief. They go down far enough where they don't bunch up and dig in.
     
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    First of all I look at the fabric. I like 90% polyester 10% spandex. Very comfortable, moves with you (no binding), dries quickly. Next the brand; All major brands have been good and long lasting; Jockey, Adidas, RBX, Puma etc.
    Usually pick them up at a discount store like Marshalls or T J Max in 3 or 4 to a pack for around 10-12 dollars.
    In the winter I like longer leg boxers, In the hot weather short leg boxers.
     
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    I really like my Patagonia briefs.
     
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    Nothing Patigonia for me anymore....yea it is political so I won't say any more.
     
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    +1 on the Champions. I have a few pairs and they are very lightweight and comfortable.
     
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    Need to start a underwear company called "Bushcraft"
    And just like with anything labeled "tactical" you could charge more....maybe have each pair come with a fero rod in the waist band...
     
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    Smartwool underwear and Darn Tough socks (both are merino wool products). It's not cheap, but it's worth it for me, anyway. My job is labor-intensive inside and outside all year, plus I use them on my outdoor trips. Both brands are good for all four seasons.
     
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    I travel a lot and pack light! I wear 1 and pack 1 pair of Ex Officio Give-N-Go briefs. They wash up with soap and water and dry in 30 minutes. Very comfortable and Antimicrobial treatment reduces odor in fabric. Also, it has a breathable mesh fabric supplies airflow to keep you cool. Check for sales at places that carry them. I lucked out on a sale and bought them for $15 a piece.
     
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    I've been trying to order these Swedish underpants from Varusteleka.com to test them out, but they are always out of stock. Looks like they would be easy to wash and shouldn't hold odors.

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    j.f.g. I went ahead and bought a pair of full synthetic drawers.
    it was a mistake, as they are very uncomfortable for the long haul
    as far as not breathing like I feel they should. I get sweaty rings
    around my legs, and my "area" feels as if I'd poured a cup of
    warm water "down there".
    I guess I had expected the same sensation and wicking effect
    as with full polypro long underwear like I wear for cold weather.
     

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