/ Base Layers vs Underwear

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jockodiounto - on 07 Apr 2019

This might sound like an odd question, do people wear base layers as well as underwear? I struggle with chaffing from boxer short waist bands rubbing at the back so I have taken to tucking a very light merino t-shirt INTO boxers. Is this really wrong?

Just wondering……...

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richlan - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

Boxers ? Shudder, synthetic trunks is where it’s at.

Nothing working with tucking thermals into underwear, I do it if running, stops them riding up and leaving exposed skin which gets rubbed by a pack, also when skiing to stop drafts etc.

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Monk - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

If I'm doing anything serious, i wear undercrackers made from the same stuff as thermals. Normal ones just chafe, as you have discovered. 

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GridNorth - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

Under Armour with 6" long legs.  The best underwear I've ever worn.  I started wearing it for climbing but it's so comfy I now wear it as everyday underwear.

Al

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Dave the Rave on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

Pair of speedo budgie smugglers. Cheap and built for dips in the summer.

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Billhook - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

'baselayers' under walking trousers?.   Softies!  ordinary everyday underwear is all you need unless you're out in summer trews in the middle of winter.

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John Stainforth - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

I don't know what 'base layers' are, but if they are anything like "Long Johns" they're totally unnecessary in the UK and much colder climates. About as useless as pyjamas in bed.

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Doghouse - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to John Stainforth:

> I don't know what 'base layers' are, but if they are anything like "Long Johns" they're totally unnecessary in the UK and much colder climates. About as useless as pyjamas in bed.

What a load of sh* te!

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Dave the Rave on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to Doghouse:

Agree. All I wear is some speedos and a pair of poly cotton trousers all year. If it’s cold I add some 30yr old helly lifa longjohns. The warmth they create is amazing making wearing overtrousers unnecessary in all but foul weather.

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Dave the Rave on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to GridNorth:

> Under Armour with 6" long legs.  The best underwear I've ever worn.  I started wearing it for climbing but it's so comfy I now wear it as everyday underwear.

> Al

Betty Swollox? 

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Street - on 07 Apr 2019
In reply to GridNorth:

Likewise! UA are the only ones I buy now. They crop up on Sport Pursuit fairly often too at a decent price.

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GridNorth - on 08 Apr 2019
In reply to Dave the Rave:

> Betty Swollox? 

Not that I've noticed.

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bouldery bits - on 08 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

Helly Hansen X-Cool boxers. 

Never understood spending huge quantities of money on wicking this and that and then pairing it with cotton undies in a high friction (and delicate!) area. 

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Toerag - on 09 Apr 2019
In reply to bouldery bits:

I find artificial fibres next to my skin results in spots akin to heat rash. Cotton undies are my preferred option. Merino is also OK but not durable in the lighter weights.

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bouldery bits - on 09 Apr 2019
In reply to Toerag:

> I find artificial fibres next to my skin results in spots akin to heat rash. Cotton undies are my preferred option. Merino is also OK but not durable in the lighter weights.

Ah, I'm lucky with that.

I agree - merino is expensive and doesn't seem to last too well. Good luck finding the perfect under crackers!

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nathan79 - on 09 Apr 2019
In reply to Dave the Rave:

The 6" boxers are much more breathable than the longer compression shorts.

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jethro kiernan - on 10 Apr 2019
In reply to jockodiounto:

under armour or decathlon sports pants, both picked up in sales.

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