The 9 Best Sweat-Wicking Underwear For Women


When it comes to workout clothes, I’m typically more interested in function than fashion. I want high-performing, anti-chafing, moisture-wicking fabrics from head to toe, and that includes my underwear. Luckily, with the rise of athleisure, it's never been easier to find the best sweat-wicking underwear for women.

Unlike those awful mesh shorts and cotton T-shirts you remember from gym class, today's workout clothing is made with high-tech fabrics and designed for efficiency. So why not have that technology extend to your underwear?

Underwear with sweat-wicking fabric eliminates moisture quickly so you can stay dry even when you're working up a real sweat. This won't just make your workout more comfortable, it will also keep your underwear from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. And these high-performing panties don't just stop there. Many brands have taken their performance fabric further by combining the sweat-wicking fibers with odor-eliminating, antibacterial, and temperature-regulating technology — so you can rest assured the next time you're at the gym this underwear will work as hard as you do.

Available in every style (yes, even thongs), these performance panties will keep you comfortable, so that whether you’re into yoga, spinning, or running, you can workout harder, longer.

1. A Pack Of Temperature Regulating Panties

These Hanes X-Temp underwear have revolutionary temperature control that promises to adapt to your activity level. This means, not only do the underwear wick away sweat when your body heats up, but they also slow evaporation, so your body holds onto heat longer when you're cold. These high-tech panties are also super soft and tag free, so they'll keep you comfy all day.

2. A Pair Of Fast-Drying, Odor-Free Underwear

These diamond-knit mesh underwear were designed to be odor-resistant, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying which means not only are they great for the gym, but they're ideal for multi-day treks. Pack them on your next overnight hike for a pair of underwear you can easily rinse out and hang dry in no time.

3. A Pair Of Anti-Chafing Shorts

Full coverage underwear will save you from chafing. This pair is made with quick-drying microfiber and has mesh panels down the side for added temperature control. Plus, the wider waist and leg bands help them stay in place.

4. A Set Of Super Stretchy Thongs

For many women, a comfortable thong may seem like an oxymoron but that's not the case with this three-pack of sweat-wicking thong panties. They’re tagless and seamless so you won’t chafe, and they have four-way stretch so they move with your body.

5. A Pair Of Boyshorts That Won’t Ride Up

This underwear is laser-cut and seamless for optimal comfort and minimal ride up making them perfect for working out and wearing to work. Made from a nylon and spandex blend, the moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry.

6. A Pair Of Breathable Bamboo Underwear

The most comfortable clothes are the ones you don’t feel like you’re wearing — and that's the case with this bamboo underwear. They're super soft, breathable, antibacterial, thermo-regulating, and of course, moisture-wicking.

7. A Thong With Anti-Odor, Anti-Chafe Technology

"I got them for hiking in Zion in July and they were exactly what I needed to keep dry and [wick] away moisture," one reviewer says about this thong — but that isn't where the benefits end. This pair is also designed to fight odors and prevent chafing thanks to its laser-cut edges, four-way stretch, and microbe-fighting material. Best of all, it's extremely soft and actually stays put without giving you underwear lines.

8. A Pair Of Panties With Power To Do Good

Be apart of a great cause when you purchase these super comfortable panties. The Under Armour Power in Pink line is donating $10 million to John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to help with health, education, and innovation. The moisture-wicking panties — which come in 12 different colors — are seamless, smooth, lightweight, and feature four-way stretch for maximum comfort.

9. A Pair of Padded Underwear That Is Perfect For Cycling

This padded, moisture-wicking underwear is perfect if you cycle or spin. It has a built in pad that’s antibacterial and provides a comfortable cushion for between your butt and the bike seat. They’re thin enough to wear undetected under your shorts or pants, and have a yoga-inspired waistband for a more comfortable fit. Plus, the soft breathable fabric will keep you dry and comfortable on even long rides.

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