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#53102 - 07/01/10 03:07 PM Pants
Lee J Offline
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this might be a wierd question but what kind of underwear does the males on here wear when doing these long distance walks? When I did a 20 mile walk last year I wore normal boxer style shorts and after about 10 miles I was a bit sore on my inside top of thigh.

What do you all wear? tight pants? baggy pants? no pants!!?!!

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#53104 - 07/01/10 04:38 PM Re: Pants [Re: Lee J]
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Never had any problems in this area! Perhaps you need to check the "angle of the dangle" is not being inhibited by your underwear!

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#53107 - 07/01/10 07:41 PM Re: Pants [Re: slowcoach]
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i used paper incontinent disposable underpants on my long distance walk and nice and warm as well
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#53109 - 07/01/10 09:11 PM Re: Pants [Re: tim smith]
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Aaaarrghh! Too much information!! laugh
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#53111 - 07/01/10 10:42 PM Re: Pants [Re: Geo]
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Rohan briefs - washed daily - wear a pair and wash a pair - quick drying - long lasting - comfortable

you've probably got a seam rubbing you sore - had a similar problem once walking round Kinder Scout - very uncomfortable by the end of the day - had to strip off and sit in a pool on the way down Grindsbrook
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#53115 - 08/01/10 07:15 AM Re: Pants [Re: Stottie]
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When I wake up, if I'm hanging to the left I wear boxers. To the right, y-fronts. The middle? When it's like that who wants to go walking!!!!

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#53116 - 08/01/10 07:50 AM Re: Pants [Re: Kate's Dad]
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You may not have got your answer Lee, but you have certainly caused a chuckle in this household. Sorry I know that this could be a serious problem for you guys, we ladies have concerns about which bra to wear!!! Don't even go there you lot.
HB

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#53117 - 08/01/10 10:02 AM Re: Pants [Re: HB]
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Oh God - now I am gonna be looking at any male walkers on the C2C in May and wonder what underwear they are wearing eek

Which Bra? - depends on how much hill decending there is!

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#53120 - 08/01/10 10:30 AM Re: Pants [Re: Calluna]
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Mmmm. I have seen many a well proportioned lady experiencing whiplash on a hill descent in the lake lands.

As to mens wear: if they are on tip toes they are wearing boxers.

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#53121 - 08/01/10 10:33 AM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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By the way...in the winter I have found it warmest to wear no under garments. It is best to let nature swing in the warm air currents...a bit like wearing a kilt.

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#53123 - 08/01/10 10:51 AM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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Ladies. Why not start a thread about which ...... no, on second thoughts it might prove too uplifting for us older ones.

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#53124 - 08/01/10 11:48 AM Re: Pants [Re: slowcoach]
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Helly Hansen boxers are good, but the best are black silky elasticated boxers from M&S, not specifically walking gear, just a lucky Christmas present!

Having said that, I often find that it's best to wear nothing under your trousers other than Sudocreme...

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#53127 - 08/01/10 01:17 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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Have always fancied walking in a kilt,
but i am not built for wearing a kilt, find them to heavy
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#53128 - 08/01/10 04:46 PM Re: Pants [Re: tim smith]
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I have to wear braces to hold my kilt up. Ladies seem to like men wearing kilts. There are always very curious.............

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#53129 - 08/01/10 05:21 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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There is a pub in one Yorkshire village (I believe it is The Blue Bell) that has a dummy dressed up as a Scotsman in the ladies toilet. It is wired up so that if the kilt is lifted up a bell rings in the bar. Locals have great fun when an unsuspecting female is overcome buy curiosity!!

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#53131 - 08/01/10 05:35 PM Re: Pants [Re: slowcoach]
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Paramo boxers and briefs for me, with the addition of a little slick of Vaseline strategically placed. Its not fun when youve got no lubrication, miles from anywhere and chaffed raw. Ooooh, the memories!
Dave.

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#53134 - 08/01/10 07:51 PM Re: Pants [Re: tim smith]
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Originally Posted By: tim smith
Have always fancied walking in a kilt,
but i am not built for wearing a kilt, find them to heavy


Hi Ern,
I'm guessing that by 'them' you're talking about the kilt and not what it conceals?!!!!! wink
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#53135 - 08/01/10 08:19 PM Re: Pants [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
There is a pub in one Yorkshire village (I believe it is The Blue Bell) that has a dummy dressed up as a Scotsman in the ladies toilet. It is wired up so that if the kilt is lifted up a bell rings in the bar. Locals have great fun when an unsuspecting female is overcome buy curiosity!!


Note to self.........don't peek under the kilt in the Blue Bell.

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#53136 - 08/01/10 08:22 PM Re: Pants [Re: tomread]
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Originally Posted By: tomread
but the best are black silky elasticated boxers from M&S


Mmmmmmm.

wink

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#53137 - 08/01/10 08:26 PM Re: Pants [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Ladies. Why not start a thread about which ...... no, on second thoughts


No need to, I am having way too much fun on this one!

Sorry lads, but some of these posts just need replying to - it's nice to have a bit of fun on the forum smile

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#53138 - 08/01/10 08:30 PM Re: Pants [Re: Geo]
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Originally Posted By: Geo
Originally Posted By: tim smith
Have always fancied walking in a kilt,
but i am not built for wearing a kilt, find them to heavy


Hi Ern,
I'm guessing that by 'them' you're talking about the kilt and not what it conceals?!!!!! wink


yes you quessed right1
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#53142 - 09/01/10 09:21 AM Re: Pants [Re: Calluna]
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Originally Posted By: Calluna
Originally Posted By: slowcoach
There is a pub in one Yorkshire village (I believe it is The Blue Bell) that has a dummy dressed up as a Scotsman in the ladies toilet. It is wired up so that if the kilt is lifted up a bell rings in the bar. Locals have great fun when an unsuspecting female is overcome buy curiosity!!


Note to self.........don't peek under the kilt in the Blue Bell.


Brazen it out, Calluna
Tell 'em you were only looking so you could tell your friend!
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#53144 - 09/01/10 09:54 AM Re: Pants [Re: Stottie]
Calluna Offline
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Originally Posted By: Stottie
Originally Posted By: Calluna
Originally Posted By: slowcoach
There is a pub in one Yorkshire village (I believe it is The Blue Bell) that has a dummy dressed up as a Scotsman in the ladies toilet. It is wired up so that if the kilt is lifted up a bell rings in the bar. Locals have great fun when an unsuspecting female is overcome buy curiosity!!


Note to self.........don't peek under the kilt in the Blue Bell.


Brazen it out, Calluna
Tell 'em you were only looking so you could tell your friend!


I would, but I usually walk on my own!

I was showing my hubby this pants topic and it gave him a right good laugh - plus nods of understanding.
Myself.....I am going to opt for the Paramo ladies briefs, there is nothing worse than having trousers that wick and cotton knickers that don't.

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#53168 - 11/01/10 02:40 PM Re: Pants [Re: Calluna]
Lee J Offline
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well I'm glad my suffering is providing you with amusement - no seriously, Im pleased my chaffing has brought a smile.

Seam rubbing I think is the cause of my anguish. I will try a different pair of walking shorts. The ones that rub me are combat style and quite thick material.

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#53169 - 11/01/10 04:27 PM Re: Pants [Re: Lee J]
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Ther is another solution to seam rubbing...........loose weight!

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#53174 - 11/01/10 08:43 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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Seam rubbing.

Is this an activity that bypassed me in my misspent youth? And, if so, would it have been preferable to trainspotting?

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#53178 - 11/01/10 09:06 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
Lee J Offline
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not overweight, ex football player so I have muscular thighs, the seam only happened on the combat shorts - gonna try some other shorts this week end

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#53183 - 12/01/10 08:55 AM Re: Pants [Re: Lee J]
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I have always used a small amount of Vaseline on the inside of my upper thighs (rubbed in well.... sorry ladies) on every long walking day, and have found it very successful against any chafing.
Barney

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#53185 - 12/01/10 09:20 AM Re: Pants [Re: barney44]
Lee J Offline
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thanks Barney, I'll also try that.

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#53189 - 12/01/10 01:27 PM Re: Pants [Re: Lee J]
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I always take a small tin of vaseline with me on long walks now. I had a terrible chaffing experience when doing the Sandstone Trail a few years ago - due to excess sweating caused by wearing a base layer under my walking trousers. It bloody hurt I can tell you!

I learnt a lot on that trail whistle

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#53190 - 12/01/10 03:55 PM Re: Pants [Re: Calluna]
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In the jungle areas we only wore shorts to cover up the necessities. Continuously sweating in damp underpants caused things to rot and fall off when washed.

One guy used to walk with a pebble to keep his cheeks apart and relieve some of the pain of the sores.

Vaseline would have made the pebble fall out, but would definately have improved muscle tone.

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#53193 - 12/01/10 05:17 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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Originally Posted By: Oldun
Continuously sweating in damp underpants caused things to rot and fall off when washed.


The mind boggles!
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#53197 - 12/01/10 05:57 PM Re: Pants [Re: Harland]
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So, that's the strange objects that I litter picked last summer!

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#53199 - 12/01/10 06:17 PM Re: Pants [Re: Oldun]
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
Originally Posted By: Oldun
In the jungle areas we only wore shorts to cover up the necessities.


Not only in the jungle. Kenneth Oldham's parties of boys walking the Pennine Way in the 1950s wore shorts but no pants.

One layer of soggy cotton dries more quickly than two.

(Isn't it amazing what we know, when you add it all together!)
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