Quick-dry antibacterial briefs?

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    Aug 28, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    Hey all,

    I'm going to be going on a fairly long-ish trip to some underdeveloped countries for work. Just wondering if anyone knows of any comfortable quick-dry, anti-bacterial briefs that don't look like grampa-underwear? I may or may not have access to laundry facilities on a regular basis, so I'd like to be prepared to have ones I can hand-wash that will be dry by morning.

    Any other packing tips appreciated.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Here's a topic you don't see every day!

    Hm, you can find some pretty nice bamboo underoos online these days if you take a look around.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    "bamboo underoos"


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    Aug 28, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    Hey, some of them are pretty nice! You'll definitely want to keep an eye on them. Don't want to let nosy neighbors try to steal them while hanging them on the line to dry!
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm not sure bamboo ones are quick-dry though...
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Well, that depends on how well you wring them out after washing and where you're living. Are you going to a warm climate or somewhere that's heated? If so, you'll skivvies will dry quickly. Most of any material will dry in less than half a day!
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    I've grown fond of the Cin2 bamboo material. Durable. The Y-back thong enhances what you've got in front, and doesn't feel like I'm being attacked by a soggy blanket while I'm running.

    In desert areas, you can pull 'em out of the washer and put 'em on wet. They dry quickly enough. Elsewhere, probably want to attack them with a hair dryer first. icon_redface.gif



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    Aug 28, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Well, here in Halifax, things aren't always dry after even a full day of hanging (and that's after a spin cycle in the washer for wringing)

    Basically, I need something that can be packed after being washed the night before.

    I have friends who have travelled with Ex-officio boxers (even one who just packed 3 for a whole month), but their briefs don't look very comfortable.

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    I'd get the Underarmour briefs, but unfortunately, they don't sell them in Canada yet and you can't seem to order them to ship to Canada either.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    Well, you said you're going to some underdeveloped countries. Most of those tend to be hot places, so I don't think you'll have to worry about dry time icon_smile.gif

    I had no problem getting my drawers and other clothes to dry within a day while I lived in Russia. I placed my clothes on the radiators and that did the trick!
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    ^^^ hot and humid though. Yuck.

    On the other hand, what I know about the physics of evaporation, if you're sweating, they are going to be damp soon enough.

    But, synthetic material should dry faster if the ambient temperature and humidity lends itself (indoor A/C??)
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    Aug 28, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    One thing I noticed, some synthetic materials seem to magnify BO, even retain it after a normal wash cycle.

    Never figured that one out.
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    Aug 29, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    We get these issued. They are a similar fit to cycling shorts, but are much lighter and are very comfortable and effective. Not sure if or where you can buy them, but there must be similar products on your side of the pond. Just look for 'anti-microbial underwear'.

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    Aug 29, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    bryanc_74 saidI'd get the Underarmour briefs, but unfortunately, they don't sell them in Canada yet and you can't seem to order them to ship to Canada either.
    How about Nike or Starter? I own Nike, Underarmour, and Starter and they're all great...though the Starter brand isn't as comfortable.
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    Aug 29, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    I'm totally with you on these underwear could look "grampa-underwear"....

    Have you checked Patagonia stuff?
    http://www.patagonia.com/ca/shop/mens-body?k=1D-6v
    Brief doesn't look so good but boxer brief ones might be good...

    Also I heard icebreaker underwear is pretty good... But never tried them.
    http://www.icebreaker.com/site/index.html

    They are not cheap but might be worth trying icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the suggestions! There's a shop in town that actually sells Icebreaker too.

    Guess I have some shopping around to do.