Sunday, September 23, 2007
Quick-dry Travel Underwear
If you had told me in my backpacker days that I’d spend over $20 on one pair of underwear I’d have told you to put away whatever was in that pipe you were smoking. After a friend raved on and on about this quick-dry underwear from ExOfficio though, I broke down and bought two pairs of boxer briefs during a 20 percent off sale at REI.
I’m on assignment in Europe right now and have to say that they deliver as promised and are far more comfortable than I had thought they would be. Obviously they’re synthetic to be able to dry in a couple of hours after washing, but they feel soft and not scratchy. Mine took about four hours to dry, but I forgot to follow the directions. They say “Lay them flat on a dry towel, roll them up like a burrito, and stomp on them.” Then the boxers should air dry in 2-4 hours. The point is, you wash them when you go to bed and they’re ready to go in the morning.
I’m not sure I want to go through that every night, so I packed some normal undies as well (half synthetic bikini briefs that squeeze up small). But it’s nice to know that these will always dry fast.
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