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#1
Ok ladies, I need your input (especially veterans)...
I haven't purchased any underwear for the trip yet and would love some advice about the best types (brands and fabrics). I have seen some of the pricey tech underwear and am wondering if it's worth it to purchase these ones. What's your opinion???
Thanks!
 

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Artemis

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2006, Camino Portuguese 2009
#3
I took Barely There briefs. They are constructed of seamless microfiber and don't have tags. They were very lightweight, comfortable and they dry really fast. I found some at TJMAXX so they were even on sale. I took a couple of microfiber sports bras too.
 
#4
Definitely take microfiber underwear because of its moisture-wicking, comfortable and quick drying capability. A must in springtime as your wash must dry quickly and when it rains, things might not dry overnight. You might expedite the drying time if you roll them in your towel and hang to dry.

- Briefs: I took 3 Barely There, which I got at Costco but haven't found them there in months. Next time I will take ExOfficio Bikini Briefs are more comfortable though kind of expensive at $16. You can see them at this link: http://www.rei.com/category/10062717.

- Sports bras: 2 Moving Comfort Daylite. Lightweight, moisture-wicking, breathable , very comfortable and quick drying. View at: http://www.rei.com/category/40003550.
 
#5
For panties I took what I owned, did not buy any special types and they worked fine. They were thin, quick drying.
For bras this time I bought tank tops with built in bras. They serve as bra and keep me warm under something else, or when it is warm I can just wear it alone. Last time I took one regular bra and 1 bralette which I liked alot.
Did not and do not need to buy any special kinds.
I spent my money on outer wear.
Lillian
 

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ksam

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese May "08" Camino Frances May/June "11" del Norte Sept/Oct "14"/Camino Invierno May 2016/ Camino Ingles Oct 2017
#6
Ok. Since we're on the topic!! What about sports bras..I ran into an issue w/one of my favs...it and my back pack hit my collar bone at the same spot...and wound up with a really impressive bone bruise right on the front of the collar bone....hurt all week! Any other recommendations regarding types or brands or number of!!??!!?

I too have the Barelythere briefs...for reg. use they are soo comfy! so am planning on 3 pairs...Got'em at Kohls..on sale so they were like 3 pairs for $18.

Karin
 
Camino(s) past & future
I tried in 09, it went horribly. Gonna try again. Aug/Sept this year
#8
ExOffico all the way!!! Wicking and lightweight....$18 a pair at REI... but I just got two pair from Travel Smith for 13.50 a pair. I LOVE them and want to wear them every day... I have 5 pair now and really have no desire to even go back to my cotton panties....and anyone who sweats in the nether regions will LOVE these. Just like my american express ( just a saying, I don't even have one) card... I'll NEVER leave home without them!!
 

Anniesantiago

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked the Camino Frances nearly every year and 19 various Camino routes 2006 through 2018
#9
I just took my normal undies.. I think they were "barely there" brand.
They were fine, and dry each morning after washing.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#10
Cotton tends to hold the moisture and can be a problem for some of us, I find it uncomfortable if I have been sweating. I take lightweight ultra silver briefs (made by Rohan UK) and nylon bras. My briefs dry overnight so 3 pairs would do, but I prefer to take 4 pairs. I can change after a shower in the afternoon and still have a clean pair for next morning if there has not been a chance to do washing. The briefs technical details can be seen on the Rohan site which might help you then look for something similar.
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#12
Ex Officio briefs wear like iron. My first set, purchased in 2009 and worn both for travel and at home, is still going strong. Of course, I've added to them via the various sales at REI and TravelSmith over the years.
 

SafariGirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Vía de la Plata, Primitivo, Norte, Lebaniego & Vadiniense,
Aragonés
#13
Patagonia Hipsters get my vote. Not done the Camino yet but have invested in 3 pairs & do all my training walks in them. They're super-comfortable and wash/dry really easily/quickly. Prícey but worth it to me.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2015
#14
Ok ladies, I need your input (especially veterans)...
I haven't purchased any underwear for the trip yet and would love some advice about the best types (brands and fabrics). I have seen some of the pricey tech underwear and am wondering if it's worth it to purchase these ones. What's your opinion???
Thanks!
Exofficio gets my vote. I'm a hiker and wouldn't wear anything else: they dry in a flash, are comfortable and durable. Take two pair. I also taking an exofficio tank with shelf bra to wear in the evenings/nightime
 

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