WHAT IS RUNDERWEAR?
If you’re like me you’ve probably been running in normal pants up till now. You might even have gone commando and not worn any during your last race, in an effort to avoid the dreaded chafing. Often you don’t even notice until getting in the shower after a long run and feeling the sting!
But there is another option – it’s time to put Runderwear on your wish-list!
Runderwear produce what you would imagine from the name – comfortable running and sports underwear for men and women. Bra tops, briefs and boxers are all seamless and made from technical moisture wicking fabric. They are also designed ergonomically to work with the body to reduce friction, allow free movement and eliminate chafing.
I put my Runderwear set – crop top and briefs – to the test for the 4 hour speed-walk that was the Shine Night Walk Half Marathon last weekend. We were walking quite fast so I did get a bit sweaty but the garments were soft, comfortable and to be honest, I forgot I was wearing them – which is what you want really!
They’ve washed really well too and I’m looking forward to testing them out on a run next – the crop top is pretty supportive although the website does suggest that those over a B cup wear a specialist sports bra underneath. Mine is too tight to do that however (Medium), and will probably therefore be best for short runs or less high impact sports, which is a shame as it is specific running underwear.
Runderwear are launching a new beautiful cyan range in November though, so perhaps they will consider making a Low, Medium and High Impact bra top as well.
Have you tried seamfree underwear? Or do you just go without….