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    undies

    At the risk of a ribbing, what's the preferred undies type to avoid chafing?

    I'm only using cotton briefs and liberal dosing of 3B's, but even that's not guaranteed.

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    Icebreaker boxer briefs are pretty good. Merino helps a lot in anti chaffing. They're not cheap though.

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    holeproof vibes (Lycra).... I get them when the Warehouse has them on special .... They dont pich or chafe

    Or dont wear any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normie View Post
    Icebreaker boxer briefs are pretty good. Merino helps a lot in anti chaffing. They're not cheap though.
    merino definatly,I buy the macpac version when they have the sales.
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    Hygex antiseptic barrier cream, from RDI or if you are rich then get it from the chemist. I fill a pill container with it and keep in my day-bag.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    I've been down the chafing road many a time and tried every remedy. The first and most important point is to stay away from cotton undies!

    I started by buying some of this stuff from my local pharmacy: Lanacane ® it works pretty well, but really your undies are the problem.

    Next I bough a pair of compression shorts from rebel sports for about $40, think they are "new balance" brand and are actually runner's compression shorts. Long story short - they work absolutely brilliantly. I've had literally hundreds of chafing free kilometres running and hunting. I would go as far as saying that they are the best money I've spent on my hunting hobby so far and I've bought some nice toys.

    Good luck!
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    I'm a pretty green hunter, but a expert in the area of chafing

    I've gone down a few roads now, the big key is always to start off by avoiding cotton undies, nothing worse than cotton!

    I started out getting some lanacane anti chafing gel from my local pharmacy, but by the time you need it it's really too late.

    The best thing I've found is compression shorts, I have a pair of New Balance runners compression shorts (about $40 from rebel sports) and I've had literally hundreds of hours of chafing free running and hunting in them. Best money I've ever spent on my hunting hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normie View Post
    Icebreaker boxer briefs are pretty good. Merino helps a lot in anti chaffing. They're not cheap though.
    +1 and you can wear them for a week without minging

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    I see that Hunters element are bringing out a new range of underpants for hunting.

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    as unmanly as it is, i wear bike shorts aka lycra wth normal jocks underneath it breathes and stops chaffing no end.

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    i wear the running shorts with the inbuilt undies works well for me

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    as i hunt on iwi land its a loin cloth and a piupiu, dont have any worries with chafing

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    I have dabbled with the bike shorts, different brands of undies etc etc.

    Best thing I have found is just take a tub of vasalene.. I smear a bit on the outside of my rifle barrel to stop any pin rust. And use it to stop squeaky bits on boots or rifle slings

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    Definately don't wear boxes, loose fitting, or cotton types.

    You need a firm fitting lycra type that gives lots of support.
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    At the risk of a ribbing, what's the preferred undies type to avoid chafing?

    I'm only using cotton briefs and liberal dosing of 3B's, but even that's not guaranteed.
    ...or you could lose some "volume" from those chubby wee legs or yours
    (couldnt resist!)
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