It’s a well know fact among those of us who ride for long stretches that the primary focus of any motorcycle is to try and shove your balls up your own ass. This as most can attest is pretty uncomfortable. There’s also seam placement and moisture issues you need to deal with. As a poorly placed seam – say one that runs diagonally across your butt cheek will after six hours or so in the saddle becomes like the water torture only with a baseball bat.
Likewise, so riding underwear goes for the super snug approach. Lycra so tight, everything is held in check mashed up against your crotch. Needless to say, this becomes a sticky sweaty and irritated mess in no short order, especially on the hot days.
Two years ago I came across 2UNDR underwear. They have a pouch all of your tender bits slip into and they’re well ventilated. This way things are supported, they don’t stick to other things and when you’re up and down in the saddle on a trail, there’s no need for readjustment. Plus they were developed with the input of a Moto-X rider which went a long way to making my decision to buy an easy one.
I’ve since ridden thousands of miles with these underwear with no issues and I’ve switched over to them as my standard underwear of choice. They work well from the sweltering heat of Moab in the height of summer to the cold of riding in late November in Canada.
After my second set of purchases I received an email from the president of 2UNDR asking how I liked the product and what would I like to see in new product from the company. I asked him at the time about developing a set of long underwear with the pouch system. He informed me they were working on it but were concerned about the price point. I told him that seeing as I’d paid over $70 for a pair of motorcycle specific long underwear, price point probably wasn’t going to be an issue for guys like me.
Well it’s been two long years and no long underwear from 2UNDR but all is not lost. A couple of weeks ago I was buying some new underwear and the seller had some long underwear with a pouch under the MyPackage trademark. Most are in the $70 range but some were on sale for $35. I order a pair to test. I’m guessing they’re designed for the runners market as the legging is quite tight but the fabric is smooth and comfortable and to be honest I prefer tight as when I’m wearing my mesh gear, I just want an abrasion barrier between my skin and the mesh and armour. A slightly thicker material might be nice but that’s probably more a matter of exploring other options available in their line.
Seams were also not an issue.
So if you’re looking for something a bit more comfortable to wear under your outer gear, give either of these a try. You won’t be disappointed.