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Old 03-02-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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$25 underpants?

Just bought Merino wool socks at my Army surplus store. Iíve been upgrading camp clothing this spring after learning that cotton isnít good for camp wear. IĎm surprised to pay $7 for socks ($12 at Sears.) But Merino wool socks feel great. If they hold up well and wash/dry quickly, Iíll be back for more. But my question is, what about this expensive travel underwear? My Army surplus store only has cotton underwear in those snazzy Army and Marine colors, but no nylon travel underwear like you see from Tilley or Ex Officio. My son travels all over the world to dive. He says the expensive travel underwear washes/dries quickly, packs well and feels good. But Iím having a hard time pulling the trigger on $25 underpants. Anyone found less expensive travel underwear outlets?
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
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Oh --- girls pay that much for fancy floss briefs... Can't vouch for the comfort-factor if worn by the male persuation.

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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We bought Ex Officio at Sierra Trading Post for a better price and they were great.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:57 AM   #5
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Been using ex-officio since 2004. Without a doubt the best I've ever owned. They last a very long time!
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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Try Under Armour. It is the best investment in undies you will ever make. I've got 15 pairs @ 19.00 each but damn its worth it. No more soupy arse!
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:33 AM   #7
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Ditto on the ExOfficio. They're comfortable and quick to dry. Quicker if I'd hang them outside but I don't want them stolen since I travel with only 3 pairs.

We've been into Smartwool socks for quite a few years. Just haven't figured out how to get past my kids' disdain for shorts & dark socks. Hey! They're not knee-his!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:43 AM   #8
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I used to travel for business and 5 years ago I purchased Icebreaker boxer briefs. I think they were closer to $40 bucks. Today they are still practically new and I've purchased several others in the years sense. Simply put, they are the most comfortable, longest lasting, greatest VALUE I've ever experienced. You can buy a bag of hanes that will last you maybe a year, these things keep going and going.

Quality is worth it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:08 PM   #9
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Ditto on the ExOfficio. They're comfortable and quick to dry. Quicker if I'd hang them outside but I don't want them stolen since I travel with only 3 pairs.

We've been into Smartwool socks for quite a few years. Just haven't figured out how to get past my kids' disdain for shorts & dark socks. Hey! They're not knee-his!!
Smartwool makes ankle height socks. Also many other brand bike socks are wool that length.

Great for low cut shoes and shorts.

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Underwear?

Nobody cooler than THE DUDE! Ain't wearin socks and you can bet he's goin commando!
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Must be them millionaire Airstreamers out there payin 20, 30, whoa now there, did sumbody say 40 bucks for a pair of mens drawers.
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Must be them millionaire Airstreamers out there payin 20, 30, whoa now there, did sumbody say 40 bucks for a pair of mens drawers.


It has been that way since the dawn of humanity. There should be no expense spared in protecting the family jewels. It a matter of survival of the species.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #13
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Been wearing the ExOfficio boxers for 5 years and won't get any others. I initially bought these as I was travelling and living in 3rd world countries. I wanted something easy to wash in a sink that would dry while I was sleeping or away at meetings (never get your droors laundered in Africa unless you enjoy them ironed & heavily starched).

One of the other posts mentioned durability. While I've added to my inventory over the years, the first pair are still in service with little wear to speak of. Value is high.

Search for sales online and you'll save a few shekels. Probably TMI, but I'm underwear proud. What else can I say.....
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Oh --- girls pay that much for fancy floss briefs... Can't vouch for the comfort-factor if worn by the male persuation.

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Laura,
Them expensive drawers prevent rearend separation (sorry, couldn't help myself).
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