Poll: Are you going Commando on your Thru-Hike 2012.(NOT PUBLIC)

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    :banana Are you going Commando on your 2012 Thru-Hike?

    First Timer here .Thought about going Commondo on my hike.Took a test run 5.2 miles today .Put it this way ,im looking for alternatives.Any advice on this would be helpfull.

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    I get chaffing if I go commando. Instead, I'll be wearing compression boxer-briefs from Target (C9 brand). I've been using them for years for athletics and hiking in all forms of weather - hot, freezing, dry, rainy, snowy, windy... I have yet to get any sort of chaffing while wearing them.

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    No way Under armour underware all the way

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    Thruhiking in 2012? No.

    Commando? All the time (with a little help from Body Glide occasionally).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasparrow View Post
    First Timer here .Thought about going Commondo on my hike.Took a test run 5.2 miles today .Put it this way ,im looking for alternatives.Any advice on this would be helpfull.

    and yet another poll this will not be public so let us know!
    Thru hike, no commando, ouch!!!!!!!!
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    those compression shorts do the trick for me but can be on the expensive side. they are worth the money though since they tend to be durable and last a long time. beware of buying cheaper brands, they ussually have seams in wierd places or just seams that are rough and end up chaffing you anyway. this is not a one brand suits all situation, make sure you thoroughly test out what you plan to bring on ur thru beforhand or you may pay dearly for it, and I dont mean just out of your wallet

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    Not going comando.Last time I only won....5th place

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbx View Post
    those compression shorts do the trick for me but can be on the expensive side. they are worth the money though since they tend to be durable and last a long time. beware of buying cheaper brands, they ussually have seams in wierd places or just seams that are rough and end up chaffing you anyway. this is not a one brand suits all situation, make sure you thoroughly test out what you plan to bring on ur thru beforhand or you may pay dearly for it, and I dont mean just out of your wallet
    I got my pairs from Target, 2-pack for $14. Definitely worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWheeler View Post
    I got my pairs from Target, 2-pack for $14. Definitely worth it.
    I looked at the 2 pack for $14 but they're a cotton poly blend. I went ahead and ponied up and got the $10 singles. So far so good. Around town commando's fine but 20+ mile days!?! No way in hell.

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    No commando on my thru hike attempt this year.
    So far I've tried Under Armor, REI, C9 and Exoffolio (spelling?) synthetic boxers.
    I prefer the C9 surprisingly.

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    i ain't wore underwear in 30 years

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    underware makes me chafe.

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    Too much bouncing around of my package. I can't do that. I carry one pair of those breathable type you can get at REI. They work good with the chafing as long as you stay out of hard rains.
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    Ex Officio boxer briefs. One pair lasts the whole Trail. A perfectly good investment ($18 on Campmor right now) if you ask me.
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    I just got a pair of Ex Officios myself. Quite comfortable. Needless to say, I will not be going without...er, support.

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    Richard and the boys need something.

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    Another vote for Exoficios. I started with Under Armor last year, but I was getting chaffing anyways. Made the switch in Fontana, and had no problems after that.

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    used to wear underwear, then switched to compression shorts and it was too hot. i prefer free, and don't chafe at all.

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    Free is good!

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    Hell no. Go with either Duluth Trading Co.'s 'Buck Naked' underwear, or Exofficio's 'Give-N-Go' underwear. They're both the same, and you'll regret going commando after trying these.

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