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Johnny D

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Been looking at some sport undies

 

I know about FOTL already.

 

Underarmor ?

Copper ?

 

Don't like to shop all day, don't like to look online very long on this topic.

Just want to get some and be on my way.

 

What you got?

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I don't wear synthetic underwear beneath my driving suit as it can melt when exposed to the heat from a fire.  That's why the Army forbid soldiers from wearing Under Armour in Iraq & Afghanistan.  I wear a cotton underwear instead.

 

For other sports, such as running or cycling, I think synthetics are pretty good.



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I was thinking if your multilayer suit melts, your underwear is the last thing to worry about but maybe not.

 

How about this ?  (just for workout) 

 

Look away if this is too much for you.

http://www.sportsaut...92#you-may-like

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Some for Paul...

 

http://www.sportsaut...rentPage=family

 

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Wear cotton or nomex, absolutely no synthetics. Synthetics will melt before your suit gives up and will become one with your skin.  I wear a multi layer suit and cotton.  


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I have been wearing 100% cotton under my suit, but I'm seriously looking to get some nomex undies. Nomex wicks a bit better than cotton, which tends to hold moisture. All that moisture/sweat can cause stem burns in a fire. 


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If you go Nomex undies, I have to say going quality does actually matter.

 

I have a set of "cheapies" I got from a local guy, and some momo shirts I bought from the same guy when he wanted to move some strange sizes.

 

I reach for the momo's every time, unless it's cold.

 

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I had the same stuff Vick has. Then I bought some carbon X stuff , It was a big difference in comfort.


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Not everyone likes carbon x.  I find it itchy.  Others have said the same.  For actual underwear as opposed to long johns, there are a variety of companies that make fire resistant varieties.  It's referred to as FR fabric.  Wickers makes some as do many others.

 

There is a misnomer that synthetics are always bad.  Nomex does not grow on a bush.  :) Some kinds of synthetics are actually really good.  In the aerospace industry, fabrics are always either fire resistant synthetics, leather, or wool.  Animal products are protein based and don't burn very well.  Cotton on the other hand is cellulose based and burns much better (see also: wood).  There are a variety of treatments that can be used on materials as well but if you want to keep your under knickers from melting to or charring your dangly bits, for $20-40 you can wear fabrics meant for that line of duty.


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