Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
John Brierley Camino Frances Guide
This guide is one of the ones that has been around for over 15 years. Updated yearly. Please read the reviews.

Shorts/Undies

sandykayak

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Inglés (2017)
While looking at someone's packing list,
I (female) came across a link to men's undershorts with a zippered pocket for $30.

They work great as unisex undies. I got a 4-pack (4 colors and a printed design) from Amazon for $17!! I ordered the XXXL (I wear women's XXL for tops etc) and was surprised at how small they looked. They stretch a LOT. I gave a pair to a gal pal who wears size Small and they fit her fine.

And now I've ordered another pack to give to a couple of guys in the Med/Large size range. Still ordered XXXL. (Just checked the inner label and they say 4XL. Same size (when held together) as mine.

The fabric feels like nylon/Spandex.

The pocket is big enough to hold a passport. But don't thing sitting down would be comfortable. I have gone through airport security with a credit card and some bills with no problems. My titanium hip usually sets of the alarms and I get the wand passed over me. Plus I've been through the body scanner. Highly recommend.
(Oops looks as if the price went up to $23. Still a bargain.)


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51d6WeVyEYL._AA210_.jpg[/IMG]
DOLIROX
$22.99
 
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.

sandykayak

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Inglés (2017)
The legs are short. For that I bought some turquoise men's (again!) tight, long (above the knee) underwear.

Was going to wait until i located them before posting. Think I found green also. I got this idea from a guy who hikes in a kilt.

Paid $12-15 in TJMAXX/Marshall's/Ross.
 

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
As you hang your unmentionables out to dry on the albergue clothsline, do be ready for some...ah...well...that is...interesting comments.
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2015
While looking at someone's packing list,
I (female) came across a link to men's undershorts with a zippered pocket for $30.

They work great as unisex undies. I got a 4-pack (4 colors and a printed design) from Amazon for $17!! I ordered the XXXL (I wear women's XXL for tops etc) and was surprised at how small they looked. They stretch a LOT. I gave a pair to a gal pal who wears size Small and they fit her fine.

And now I've ordered another pack to give to a couple of guys in the Med/Large size range. Still ordered XXXL. (Just checked the inner label and they say 4XL. Same size (when held together) as mine.

The fabric feels like nylon/Spandex.

The pocket is big enough to hold a passport. But don't thing sitting down would be comfortable. I have gone through airport security with a credit card and some bills with no problems. My titanium hip usually sets of the alarms and I get the wand passed over me. Plus I've been through the body scanner. Highly recommend.
(Oops looks as if the price went up to $23. Still a bargain.)


DOLIROX Man`s Boy's Pocket Underwear Pickpocket Proof Panties Underpants for Traveling Set of 4 (XXX-Large, Assortment A)[/B]
DOLIROX
$22.99
This appears to be a commercial post. Did we not just see one earlier from you for a different product??
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Year of past OR future Camino
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
I think that one is actually an older one and has been resurrected by a recent comment. The mods have stated that they have been in contact with the OP and explained the forum rules regarding overly commercial posts ;-) So lets just give a dose of forgiveness and move on ;-) Buen Camino, SY
 

Kiwi-d

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances Sep/Oct 2014
I found that the women's knickers I wore ended up driving me insane with 'creep' and I eventually bought a couple of pairs of similar men's underpants in Spain, which were very comfortable. They didn't have the zipped pocket though, I would have loved that!
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
No more commercial than any other products we recommend to each other on the forum IMO.
Perhaps, but there is a world of difference between sharing information with someone who is seeking advice and what is happening here. This post is about a single product where that information is being pushed at us, and unfortunately it begins to look to me a lot like commercial promotion of that product.

I think it is part of the value of this forum that we share information about products that have worked for us on our pilgrimages, and it is clearly difficult to do that without talking about specific products, brands or even retailers. It clearly helps those who are seeking the advice of experienced pilgrims to prepare themselves, whether it is for their first or even some subsequent pilgrimage. Even where members share their enthusiasm for a particular product or brand, information about the broader range of available products is shared to balance the discussion.

And, of course, some members will have relevant experience to share from similar endeavours they have been engaged in even before they have done the camino.

This is not the circumstance here. Inasmuch as it is about touting a single product, it is my view is that retailers could and should use their own advertising budgets for that. If they want to pay Ivar to run their ads, that would be a reasonable thing to do - they don't need our assistance doing that for free.
 
Last edited:
Original artwork based on your pilgrimage or other travel photos.
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
Regarding the zippered pocket: after seeing this idea mentioned previously on this forum, I decided to make my own. There is no need for a zipper. Just cut a pocket from an old pair of knickers, using the elasticated waistband as the top of the pocket and sew it in place. It fits snugly against the "new" pair on top of the stomach. You must use full size knickers, not bikini type briefs!
 

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 100 ratings
Downloads
15,118
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,778
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,601
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top