OK, I know some people don't bother but, for those that do, what pants do you wear under gym wear?

(71 Posts)
NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 20:54:50

What do you wear under tight capri length leggings type gym wear.

I just can't go commando, doesn't seem (or feel) right but on the other hand VPL bothers me. I don't do thongs either.

Is there such a thing as cotton, non-VPL big pants that don't end up in the wrong place IYSWIM?

BIWI Sun 21-Apr-13 20:57:07

I can't go commando either! I wear black pants. Not especially big ones, but they dont give me too much of a VPL - not that I really bother about that too much!

EleanorFarjeon Sun 21-Apr-13 21:01:52

All of my running tights/capris have a proper gusset, it wouldn't occur to me to wear pants as well.

Abzs Sun 21-Apr-13 21:02:53

Wicking pants, not cotton.

I like Lowe Alpine dryflo.

dexter73 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:07:34

I just wear whatever pants I have on at the time. VPL doesn't bother me.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 21:07:38

Abzs - I just google to see what they are. Do you mean this sort of thing? They seem a bit...er, big! (even by my standards grin)

Meglet Sun 21-Apr-13 21:10:49

A thong, they don't get rucked up. <Unhelpful>

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 21:11:43

Noooooo! Not a thong!

The chafing! <wince>

I wear big light control M&S pants

ifancyashandy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:16:23

Cotton thong here too. No chaffing ever been experienced.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 21:20:20

ilovepowerhoop - are they high waisted and/or shorts in style?

I'm thinking that because I wear bog standard M&S bikini brief style pants then maybe I'm not doing myself any favours as you see the VPL on both the leg and top IYSWIM.

If they were high waisted and shorts length then I guess I'd avoid the VPL on bum cheeks and top of briefs??

BIWI Sun 21-Apr-13 21:25:58

I am not ever, ever, going to go commando underneath my gym shorts/leggings. Imagine if the seams split?!

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 21:28:14

shock - its just not worth the risk is it BIWI?!

BIWI Sun 21-Apr-13 21:32:53

Absolutely not. Especially as my trainer is a 24 yo young man!

I have some like this. I need the high waist as powerhooping makes pants fall down a bit and I hate when they end up under my overhang!!

daisydoodoo Sun 21-Apr-13 21:41:42

Seam free m&s pants. Cant go commando when running or exercising just feels yuck.

what about something like these?

daisydoodoo Sun 21-Apr-13 21:44:46

No vpl they are called if you search m&s they do a range of different ones.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 21:45:21

I think the problem with a lot of those big pants though is the fact they seem to be largely man-made fibres and scream 'sweaty' and 'thrush inducing' !

Chandon Sun 21-Apr-13 21:46:42

Sloggi do perfect non vpl cotton ones, they last for years, do not lose their shape and do not give you a wedgie.

Chandon Sun 21-Apr-13 21:48:50
CointreauVersial Sun 21-Apr-13 21:49:32

I have some plain black boyshorts that I wear under my running capris. They are comfy, and no VPL.

MirandaWest Sun 21-Apr-13 21:52:38

I wear whatever pair I get out of the drawer first <helpful>

Zoomania Sun 21-Apr-13 21:54:29

I have some great seam-free Sloggi ones. They have never seen a gym though! Great for no VPL.

PastaBeeandCheese Sun 21-Apr-13 21:56:01

Plain cotton M&S thong. Ugliest thing you've ever seen but perfect for under running trousers.

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