ribuck wrote:Polypropylene is very light, and dries very quickly. I don't wear it for socks though, because polypro socks tend to get smelly.
Eremophila wrote:Haven't really sought out "quick dry" stuff so far - but the Bonds undies you get in Woolworths supermarkets are pretty fast-drying. The "hipster" synthetic model. They come on 1/2 price special fairly regularly which makes them around $8 each, and they are nice and light.
Also Antz Pantz or any of those stretchy synthetic ones with no additional gusset.
Kathmandu have the following but they are $19.98:
Women's bikini cut briefs, ideal for travel and adventure.
Features & Specs
Quick drying, lightweight underwear
Waffle knit for breathability and comfort
Ultra-fresh antimicrobial protection
Weight Size 10 40g
Eremophila wrote:I reckon this is them - hipster boyleg:
https://www.woolworths.com.au/Shop/Sear ... geNumber=2
Not the "hipster bikini" which are more cotton-ey and therefore take longer to dry.
Looks like they are now 2 for $18, should be half that when they come on sale.
beachcruiser wrote:I get these sports bras from Kmart - cheap and dry pretty quickly (I wear them all the time not just for bushwalking)
For walking and travel I like Patagonia undies, quick drying, compact and lightweight
Suz wrote:Don't get boyleg undies! Your butt will eat them. Get the bikini variety...sometimes good to buy in a size bigger than you are as cotton/elastane mix will shrink with washes. I wear bikini bonds ones and tbh they are not very heavy. You can save some weight carrying fewer pairs of undies by using panty liners...but if your undies get wet from rain it kinda doesn't work. Also synthetic undies is a totally gross idea as synthetic does not breath...you will probs give yourself an infection!
Moondog55 wrote:I think that most modern Polyester and Polypropylene garments are so quick drying that it comes down to fit. The best underwear is probably no underwear at all but there are limitations on where and when you can do that.
For quick drying times the lighter it is the faster it drys and that is simple mechanics at work.
The new Patagonia stuff is extremely light but so is a lot of other brand stuff.
Blokes are also affectedby skin conditions when we sweat excessively and I try and avoid cotton because it simply hangs on to moisture. Currently I'm wering cool stuff from Uniqlo but I think the womens versions sold out months ago as did the mens. All sizes and colours went in 24 hours.
I have to say tha way back in the 60s and 70s a lot of my lady friends and travel companions did not as a rule wear "smalls" those long flowing hippy dresses gave all the privacy a girl could wish for and were a lot cooler. I was often jealous because a bloke dressing like that in FNQ in the 60s would not have lived very long no matter how cool and comfortable it was it wasn't worth the risk
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