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by kirsty
Monday 16th December 2013
Tags  RunBreeze   |   Runderwear

Product review: Run247 columnist Kirsty Reade puts the RunBreeze Runderwear to the test

RunBreeze Runderwear

When Jamie from RunBreeze told me about their Runderwear product I had two thoughts: firstly, that this is the best name for a product ever, and secondly, why do you need special pants for running? I was undoubtedly right on the first point but oh so wrong on the second point. Once you’ve tried Runderwear there’s no going back.

RunBreeze is one of those companies who absolutely walk the walk. Jamie and Richard, who founded the company, are runners and are passionate about creating the best products using the best quality fabric for comfort and performance. If you’ve ever done a long run wearing socks that ruffle and give you blisters or seen those men with bleeding nipples at the end of races then you’ll know exactly what I mean.

To test out my Runderwear I put them through two very scientific tests. Test number one: go for two hour run in the Yorkshire Dales, get really sweaty and then sit on my friend’s sofa. We all know that feeling when you’ve been for a run and you have to sit in a friend’s car, or  on their sofa, you slowly get colder and colder and then get up, leaving a damp patch behind (we’re just talking sweatiness here ok, or it would be a completely different sort of review). Well guess what? No damp patch and no horrible cold feeling. Sorry Dee and Phil for doing this test on your sofa but the pants passed test one with flying colours! Runderwear successfully wick away sweat, leaving you free to sit down wherever you want.

Test number two: do a super hilly half marathon in my new pants. I chose the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series Dorset race and it was 16 miles (and over 3 hours) of big climbs on an unseasonably warm December day. The sort of day, in fact, where you’d get really sweaty, then because you were wearing normal pants you’d probably get really cold when you finished. Not me! Runderwear are so breathable that I was remarkably non-sweaty and didn’t get cold at all. 

So, two highly scientific tests passed! Runderwear is the most comfortable and breathable underwear you could run in and tellingly, when I tweeted to say that I was testing some out, I had immediate replies from total strangers to say that Runderwear was a brilliant product. It’s a perfect Christmas present for the runner in your life too, men’s and women’s versions are available. Everybody would be pleased to get a pair or two on Christmas morning. Or why not enter our great Run247 competition?

FacebookFor your chance to win RunBreeze Runderwear go to the Run247 Facebook page now. (Competition closes December 22, 2013)


Check out the RunBreeze website for further information on Runderwear, available for men and women: www.runbreeze.com


About The Author

Kirsty Reade

I’d describe myself as borderline obsessed with running, racing, reading about running, and watching others run so hopefully I’m fairly typical of Run247’s visitors. I tend to do longer races, particularly off-road marathons and ultras, but am pretty much a fan of any distance. I'm passionate about helping runners of all levels to improve through running communities I'm involved in, such as Underground Ultra and Free Range Runners. 


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by Robert
11:35, Monday 16th December 2013
Hi Kirsty

Enjoyed your article on this product. I have a question about whether they help with chafing? It would be worth investing if they stop the rubbing that happens when running, or is lube still the belts and braces approach
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