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The riders of one of our(Australian)adventure motor cycle magazines are keen on Dri-cool jocks.The blerb goes on to say they are made of'polyester elastane'similar to lyca. The magazine goes on to say'they are thin,light, and stay remarkable dry,with a 89%reduction in bum chafing.Have been trying to obtain a pair of these jocks for testing when the summer months set in.
While in this anatomical area, the same magazine goes on about the brillance of Preparation H a miracle healer and preventer of chafing.
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I've had good luck with the Patagonia Brand Capilene briefs.Two pairs will see you thru a long journey with hand washing and air drying in the wet laundry mesh bag.The material dries quickly ,wicks sweat,stays comfortable,and most importantly can pick this week's winning Lottery numbers.
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Tight boxers for me. Four used in strict rotation with the occasional wash inbetween. Seven weeks so far of my Baltic tour. One to go. Useful tip - keep your dirty underwear in your top box, so far that is the first place they chose to look at border crossings. So open the box and show them your underwear, they tend to stop looking at that point! A good way to raise a smile, even from the Russians!
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Under Armour is great. the micro fiber ones, and you can buy it by clicking on Amazon.com to the left.

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Don't forget the proper color in also important. I have found out black is the best color. They don't seem to need to be washed as often. You can key on smell as the indicator instead of discoloration
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Thanks for that… The image of a Texan doubling over to smell his own crotch is guaranteed to keep me up all night!
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forget about synthetics go for silk boxers or short johns. very light and wick away sweat, warm when its cool, no seams to cut in or rub, hand wash easily and dry very quickly. they are hard wearing and suitable for hot and cold weather. I got mine from Patra a uk based company can be found on the internet. I also have a few silk long sleeved t shirts from them and they are superb as base layer clothing when riding in almost all conditions. ps go for black and the short john pants sizes are large fitting so go down one size to what you normally order.
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Some facts : no matter what the outside temp, it gets hot and sweaty 'down there'. So you need to consider the ff:
1. You need underwear that wicks away moisture- cotton wets easily, retains moisture and sags. Wet underwear leads to chafing which leads to PAIN.
2. You need underwear that is snug as loose stuff is conducive to chafing.
3. You need underwear that ' breathes'.
What I use is a bike liner underwear made of Coolmax or similar synthetic wicking material ( Patagonia's capilene is good but it doesn't come in a snug version). I buy mine from REI- it comes in white or black, is mid thigh length, snug with minimal seams, no pads, weighs nothing and dries overnight.
For extreme conditions you can buy a greaseless ointment made in a roll on by Spenco - apply to crotch area, inner thighs and inner butt cheeks, wherever skin rubs together.
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I agree with adventure, silk boxers are the only way to go. When I had cotton, they rode between my buttcheeks and nuts--very uncomfortable. I used to wear briefs, but they're too restrictive on your testes.

Silk is really comfortable, believe it or not, as long as you don't get the half-polyester ones. It's like a wearable orgasm. ^_^ Also makes you feel sexier too. XD
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I don´t have the budget for silk.
Anyway I can say that happyness is a newly
washed underwear around mirror doing
clac-clac-clac as you drive.
Dries quite fast.

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smiling because the norton is still running dodger?

only joking!!

put two pairs on and you will not have a butt like a chimp. it works on the same principle as hikers wearing two pairs of socks, one pair sticks to you, the other pair sticks to your clothes, and THEY rub together, leaving your skin alone.
it works best if you use the thinnest material, especially on a sportsbike where the old plums can get a bit of a pinch (the voice of experience)
cycling pants or silk boxers work very well.

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"one pair sticks to you" --Too much information there Dave !
Good idea though , maybe the answer is silk long johns and a pair of keggies worn over the top like superman .
Taking a quick pee could be a problem
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BM Bax says it right. I vote for Patagonia Capiline. 2 pairs did me the Arctic circle to Tierra del Fuego and back to the USA. Easy to wash. You can wear them wet and body dry them. No chaffing. Cotton holds moisture and you get monkey butt. Go synthetic or die.
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Underwear should not have seams in the seating area. Should be close fitting to the skin. Made of wicking material to keep skin dry. Protect you from chafing. Should be easy wash and quick dry. Should not wear out. Maybe I shouldn't be the one to tell you butt there are Riding Shorts that do all that for the Long Distance Rider. Don't kick my butt for telling you about LDComfort Riding Shorts. I mean...You did ask!

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