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    Default Underwear or go commando?

    Just wondering what you're preferred method is for hiking? Normally I wouldnt consider not wearing underwear it but it does seem like useless weight for an AT thru-hike. Any views on this? Thanks

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    When I was a young Marine trompping through the jungle of Northern Okinawa, a bunch of decided to go commando. That is until some one got an inguinal hernia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inguinal_hernia Dude was in pain!

    Doc said it was from lack of support. Never went without again.

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    Synthetic boxer briefs, your thighs will thank you!
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    Oh noo, its not worthless. If you like chaffing and rash and burn and itch, go commando. Them sweaty inner thighs are a bad place for rubbing. Maybe if you were wearing a kilt while hiking, but then I'd be all weird about a Britney Spears incident. I personally wear REI wicking boxer briefs. Briefs constrict around the legs, boxers provide no support. Boxer briefs provide the support, and don't constrain the legs. And the wicking material is great for a vital area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzz View Post
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    Yes. The views become more frightful when wearing a kilt.
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    Boxer briefs for me. I'm fat. I wouldn't be able to hike long distances without them.

    I would still wear them if I was skinny because they're extra insurance that a tick doesn't get to my sensitive bits.

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    I usually hike in water shorts. They have the mesh lining for support which also lets you air out a little.

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    The only way I hike is commando in Brooks running shorts.
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    A good old fashion jock strap is a good choice if you don't have any friction issues. It's lightweight, supportive, and dries quickly.

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    Men prefer women to go commando and for other men not to
    The trail was here before we arrived, and it will still be here when we are gone...enjoy it now, and preserve it for others that come after us

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIhikers View Post
    I usually hike in water shorts. They have the mesh lining for support which also lets you air out a little.
    This is what I do.

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    Try it. If it works for you, go for it. YOU will be the only one to know.

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    I mostly wear running shorts with the built in crotch. No way I would wear swimming shorts with that mesh middle.
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    you can hike commando, but can you hike 5 days without bathing commando?
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    either way. My son went commando until he lost the thigh fat (which contributes to chafing), then went to the Ex officio boxers or similar wicking boxers. same with hubby







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    under armour compression boxers for hiking. Commando for the office.
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    One pair Ex Officio boxer briefs, one pair black Ex officio ordinary boxers as back up which also makes a good pair of swim trunks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiKen2011 View Post
    Synthetic boxer briefs, your thighs will thank you!
    While I usually find this true I was shocked (and pained) to experience some of the worst chaffing ever on my last hike. Not sure what happened.
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    I used the hiking shorts with the mesh liner...Worked fine for me. Especialy when you want to take a cooling dip in a stream or pond. Just jump right in. They would dry in a few minuted. I would try to rinse them out every night to get the salt out.
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    Haha duh! Totally forgot about irritation. I have been so focused on keeping my pack weight low. I'll have to take a step back and breathe when im packing my things now, or else I might forget something just because it has wieght, like food!

    Thanks for all the responses. I hear alot about Ex Officio, are they pretty much just a brand name synthetic boxer short?

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