Which Men’s Underwear Is Best for Sport

Following the end of the Summer 2012 London Games we have become a nation full of renewed enthusiasm for sport and have started to dust off the gym back, air the trainers and splash out on some new trendy gear. As more people join gyms and sports clubs they may be interested to learn the importance of choosing the right underwear for sport.Men often over look the most important things in their sports locker such as their choice of sports underwear and this is probably because they are an item of clothing which doesn’t allow them to flash a sporty designer logo. Yet they are probably the most important piece of your sports attire you will purchase because a testicular trauma is probably going to be far more painful than anything else you might sustain from incorrect sports wear.High impact sports account for the most reports of testicular trauma and it is hardly surprising when you think about how much bouncing and jerking around they have to sustain during a game of rugby for instance or even running. Women appreciate the importance of supporting bouncy parts during sport and have been wearing sports bras for a long time. Yet, how many men still wear their regular undies to the gym, loose fitting boxers and baggy briefs that have very little support or sports benefits whatsoever.So what exactly are the important features we need to look for when considering what underwear we pull on for the gym? Here are some top tips of key features you should look for.Support is probably going to be the most important feature to look for when choosing suitable underwear for sport. Traditionally men’s underwear consists of a pouch at the front formed by two vertical seams either side of the pouch to provide shape. However, this type of construction offers little support or control. More supportive underwear often features a shaped pouch that incorporates a semi circular seam that passes under your ‘giggleberries’ to cup and support. These are by far the most supportive and having ensured you have chosen the correct size will be probably the comfiest design you will be able to find for sport.Fabric are an imported aspect and there are many types of natural and synthetic fabrics to choose from, which have developed a long way technically. Often the best type of fabric for sport is a cotton rich or a cotton modal fabric as these offer a soft, natural and breathable experience. This is important when it comes to allowing air to circulate and reach the skin as will as wicking moisture away from the body to minimize the potential for fungal rashes to occur or irritation. However, there are equally some very good synthetic microfibers available and ones that even offer anti bacterial properties to reduce the unwanted effects of body odor to develop.Finally, you will want to consider the overall construction and quality as you will be putting them through some enduring paces whilst at the gym. Many of the comfiest fabrics and underwear can be on the thin side or even incorporate perforated mesh material to make them cooler and more breathable, which is fantastic. However, all I would say is do not compromise on quality as this is one item of clothing that needs to standup to doing its job. Take a close look at the stitch and look for a quality finish. Double stitch seams and soft quality internal wash labels are a good indicator that the manufacturer has not cut corners, hence you should be able to expect the rest of the garment to be of good quality.

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