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Brrasi Walmer
(peacelovingirl) - F
Skivvy's on Trail - Why only one pair?? on 11/23/2009 20:55:07 MST Print View

So I'm an avid skivvy changer. And the thought of having only one pair for a month, or even 3 months, bothers me a bit.

I have searched and searched on the internet for some info on this... do women wash their undies daily? Like... rinse them out or whatever? And if so, do they need to be one of those quick drying materials?

Thank you!

Roddie Larsen
(hotrod) - F
Skivvy's on trail on 11/23/2009 21:42:42 MST Print View

I have two pair of coolmax undies, one to wear and another to wear the second day while the first pair is drying. I rinse out the day's pair in the evening or morning, then hang it on my pack to dry as I hike, along with my rinsed socks. I use rustproof baby pins for this. I wouldn't want to wear the same pair for days, nor would I want to rinse them and put them on damp or wet in the morning---brr!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Skivvy's on Trail - Why only one pair?? on 11/23/2009 21:45:21 MST Print View

My wife had a couple of pairs of really light soft synthetic panties for our last 2 month trip in Europe. I think she gave them a bit of a wash whenever she could - they dried very fast overnight. Her shirt ... ah well, too bad. Washed maybe once. Skivvies? None.

Cheers

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Skivvy's on Trail - Why only one pair?? on 11/26/2009 12:40:56 MST Print View

Maybe I'm just gross, but I only have the one pair. I get so dirty anyway it's not like it makes much difference. If there is a reason to wash them, then I'll just wear them wet or go commando until they are dry. I carry a small squeeze bottle with water in it and wash myself off after toileting, so that helps.

Lori Pontious
(lori999) - M

Locale: Central Valley
Re: Skivvy's on Trail - Why only one pair?? on 11/26/2009 21:44:31 MST Print View

I take a second pair for anything longer than 72 hours. I leave some hot water to rinse the last worn pair. If they don't dry by the time we're packed I let them hang from the pack while I walk.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Skivvy's on Trail on 11/26/2009 22:00:32 MST Print View

It seems as though when I take only one, I end up with an "accident." If I take two, I never use the second.

Hart -
(backpackerchick) - MLife

Locale: Planet Earth
Patagonia panties on 11/26/2009 22:02:08 MST Print View

Patagonia panties are the best. Before y'all get your knickers in a wad though, in kind sponsor but no $$. Would be nice to get paid to wear underwear!

Tried the icebreaker merino panties. Wool is just so much cleaner. Not ready for primetime. Don't hold shape.

Yes, at least one extra pair here.

Edited by backpackerchick on 11/26/2009 22:11:41 MST.