WINTER RUNNING MEAN WEARING LOTS OF LAYERS OF CLOTHING, with the clothing next to the body required to be more form-fitting than the outermost pieces. Underwear and support apparel are worn as innermost layers, beneath outer bulkier clothing. Bunching of and chafing from under/support wear can make for very uncomfortable runs, especially in the coldest of weather conditions.
This type of women’s apparel (sport bra) tends to receive a fair amount of attention from running-specialty magazines, stores, and writers; men’s support-wear, not so much. There are regular reviews and ratings of bras. An email announcement from my favorite running specialty store arrived yesterday for “Bra Weekend”. For trying on a specific brand women will obtain a gift item from the manufacturer, and a small gift item will be given by the store for a sport bra purchase. Lately a few eye-catching men’s underwear advertisements have popped up in the margins of online articles and they caused me to wonder which items were rated best by men RUNNERS. Kind of scary that I was targeted to receive them!?
For the sake of gender equality, and because oftentimes women buy products to pamper the men in their lives, Earned Runs thinks both gentlemen and ladies will find the article, “15 Best Men’s Athletic Underwear for Running Sports” by Marina Hunley for Faveable.com, informative.
The listing is provided in a very user-friendly format. Instead of presenting the products in a slideshow as is done for many product reviews, which seems to maximize readers’ exposure to ads but slow down the process of browsing, this piece allows simple scrolling to view all the featured items. In addition, there’s a right-sided table that summarizes the category winners that are described more extensively on the left side.
The original date of the article’s release is not given, but there’s an indication that it was updated ”4 months ago”. It seems one could look at the article next month and still think it’s only 4 months old. Not helpful.
The author is a woman and there’s no discernible input from men. The method used by Faveable.com to identify contenders and declare winners is not explained. The also-run entries for each category are not provided. Thus, this is not a perfect review but it’s the only comparison that came up with several Google searches.
What do you think of the “Best”? Men runners, here a chance to declare YOUR favorites. Did any of you know that TESLA makes apparel that Includes underwear?
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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