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Somewhere I feel like there’s a rhyme or joke I can make about underwear, but I’ll refrain.
I was given the opportunity to test a pair of Runderwear over the last few weeks. And as someone who is on #TeamUndies (most of the time) when running, this was a good chance to try something outside of your standard Reebok and Nike compression.
The big pitch from the brand is that it’s chafe free. And for those of us who have had chafe lines where the seams on some tights after a race; this was a welcome promise.
I do have to say, I didn’t get as many runs in these bad boys as I would’ve liked. That was due in large part to taking some time off after the Illinois Marathon. I would like to say, though, that I did wear them for a day at our work conference (and after falling into a lake) and they were super comfy.
But let’s talk on the run. Like I mentioned, comfort is no problem. And there’s no chafe issue (aka: I should’ve worn them on my long run). The front of the boxer-brief has what I would call “sticky elastic” so they don’t ride up or slip down. That’s great, but it isn’t on the back side, so I felt it was an odd feeling to have more stability, if you will, on my quads but not back of leg.
I noticed that at the start of my run, but never again (probably because that specific day I was dying).
All in all, super comfy and (so far) super durable. Would purchase again. And would I run in these without shorts? Yes. That comfy.