i use bmw underwear it is terrific
Now you know the difference.
Comfort counts for every mile, not just the first 1000 miles in a day.
I like to keep it family friendly and don't want to give out TMI here, but a bit of manscaping might help too.
I do shorten (not shave!!) my leghair beause the armour starts ripping at it when I get sweaty......
Yeah the material is wonderful and they do all the stuff under armor and all the other synthetics do but IMO LD Comfort does it better.
The other thing that none of the LD comfort supporters have mentioned is the fact that they are designed specifically to be most comfortable sitting on the bike.
This means that unlike Under Armor or others there are no seams on any of your contact points.
For a three hour a day you may not notice the difference especially if you wear blue jeans under a roadcrafter and you're looking at synthetic drawers cuz you're sweating so bad.
I generally prefer the tights, they work great down to 40 degrees and up to 70 or so. When I use the shorts I wear socks that are almost to the knee so the actual exposed skin is pretty much my knees and a few inches of lower thigh. When I wear the tights I use shorty smart wool socks.
One thing to remember is that if you ever do go down the best thing that could happen is you just slide a bit and get up with no injury. While a good set of gear will save your hyde, without an appropriate base layer you may still end up with burns from the friction generated heat.
For the IBR I'll pack two pair of shorts and two pairs of tights, four pairs of socks (two hi, two short) a fleece vest and a Gerbing pants and jacket.
Before the ride I'll drop either a pair of shorts or tights and a pair of socks as space is a premium and I really want to shave every lb possible. I'll do the roll in the towel trick and like Bob mentioned hang them near the HVAC outlet. When camping I carry a H2W mesh laundry bag and carry the dirty bits there or use it to air dry them after a wash. Granted when off the clock ever few days I'll stay at a KOA or such with laundry.
The best stuff is usually a little more expensive. I'd say LD Comfort gear is absolutely positively worth the expense. They also make the coolest helmet liner ever.
Just because it wicks doesn't mean it's the best for the desired task.
As always YMMV
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nothing in my opinion beats BMW underwear
I just purchased the Lee Parks shorts and T shirt and I rode in 85 degrees and was dry as a bone...
Also I never leave home without some Anti-Monkey Butt Powder! That stuff is better than any baby powder for your butt.
After driving a truck for 26yrs I finally found something that prevented diaper rash on hot humid days! The stuff is great in your socks too...
From info in some of the earlier posts in this thread I decided to try out the LD Comfort shorts and the Wickers Biker Shorts. I also got each for my wife. Wickers doesn't make women's biker shorts so I got men's shorts in an appropriate size.
My wife didn't care for the Wickers shorts. She did like the LD Comfort shorts.
I really liked the Wickers shorts. The LD Comfort shorts are also good, but for the price the Wickers biker shorts are the clear winner. Once in a while Wickers will have a discount (around 20% as I recall) and the price becomes even more favorable.
Both my wife and I ended up buying multiple of the Wickers soft-silk t-shirts. They are really comfortable!
LD briefs are very comfortable. Under Armor makes quality briefs and shirts that pack well and really wick moisture away from the skin. Ride Safe
I love LD Comfort but I have one gripe with it.
On very hot humid days I would like to feel some air cooling my skin. Even standing on the pegs I still felt the discomfort of having something stuck all over me rather than a cool breeze coming through my mesh suit.
But then I suppose that the only cure for that would be to wear nothing under the mesh suit.
Bikeless for now...but not forever!
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LD Comfort, Sokz, and Under Armour T-shirts work for me. All can be washed in a sink, squeeze dried rolled up in a towel (step on the towel), and air dry by morning. Two of each were all I needed for a month long tirp. Actually one set would suffice.
Comfort counts for every mile.