When it comes to garments that are tight, like leggings or long underwear, comfort is especially important. No one wants to spend their day itchy all over. Merino wool has the advantage of being warm but very soft at the same time, unlike other types of wool that can be itchy. A good merino wool can be so soft that it actually feels like cotton. So if you are willing to pay the extra cost for underwear that is warm and soft, this fabric could be the way to go.
Womens merino wool underwear:
Womens merino wool underwear pictured:
Left: Minus33 Merino Wool Women’s Franconia Midweight Bottom, cream
Right: Minus33 Merino Wool Women’s Zealand Lightweight Hipster, wild orchid
Wool has the undeniable advantage of being a fabric that keeps us warm. But it can have a down side as well. As you may have noticed, it can get prickly and itchy against our skin. For some people this reaction is so bad that they simply will not wear wool garments of any type. But merino wool is very soft, which makes it perfect for things like underwear, which absolutely need to be comfortable, considering it covers some of our most sensitive parts.
Mens merino wool underwear:
Mens merino wool underwear pictured:
Left: Hocosa of Switzerland Long-Underwear Shirt in Organic Wool, Unisex, natural white
Middle: Minus33 Merino Wool Men’s Kancamagus Midweight Bottom, true red
Right: Minus33 Merino Wool Men’s Acadian Lightweight Boxer Brief, black
For many people, the only criterion for picking underwear is price. The lower the better. Perhaps the idea is that since they can’t be seen, one shouldn’t pay much for them. But the reason to buy a certain pair of briefs or panties should;d really be comfort. Many feel that cotton mixed with a bit of Spandex (usually 5% to 10%) is the perfect combination of fabrics, providing comfort and a bit of support, without ever feeling too tight.
Cotton spandex underwear:
Cotton spandex underwear pictured:
Left: Bali Women’s Stretch Brief Panty, soft taupe
Right: Jockey Men’s Underwear Fashion Stretch Low-Rise Trunk – 2 Pack
If you like the look and feel of a brief but find them a tad too tight, consider wearing a pair of pouch underwear. The same goes for boxers. If you like the additional freedom boxers provide, but you find that you don’t like the loose feeling, then pouch underwear may be just what you need to keep everything in place but with a little more room so to speak.
Mens pouch underwear:
Mens pouch underwear pictured:
Left: Calvin Klein Men’s Micro Modal Trunk, white
Right: 2(x)ist Men’s Sculpted Contour Pouch Brief, white
If you have a lot of outdoor activities planned for your family this winter, you might want to think about having a pair or two of girls and/or boys thermal underwear around for those long days of skiing and skating fun. Look for thermal underwear that is both form fitting and comfortable while providing more than a thin layer of warmth.
Boys thermal underwear:
Boys thermal underwear pictured: Hanes Boys Thermal X-Temp Underwear Set, in Heather Gray, natural & Black