What is Moisture Wicking Underwear? The Sweaty Underwear Solution Explained

What is Moisture Wicking Underwear? The Sweaty Underwear Solution Explained

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The Ultimate Guide to Sweat Wicking Underwear and the Best Moisture Wicking Underwear for Men

People tend to have a vague idea of what moisture wicking fabric is, but can't exactly define it, let alone how it works.

Does it really make a difference? Is it a gimmick? Is it unhealthy for men's reproductive bits?

The long and the short of it is yes, it definitely makes a difference, and no, your bawlz won't be in danger. As a matter of fact, moisture-wicking boxer briefs are pretty healthy for your disco stick and company.

In this guide, we'll answer the question of what is moisture wicking underwear, explain how it works, review top fabrics, list the top 6 best choices for men, and wrap up with some FAQs.

After reading this guide and slipping into a new pair of moisture wicking undies, you'll never have to peel a bat wing off your leg again.

What is Moisture Wicking Underwear?

Moisture wicking underwear are boxer briefs, briefs, or trunks made from a fabric that is designed to pull sweat and moisture off of the body and into the fabric where it is then pushed to the outside of the fabric so it can quickly evaporate.

How Moisture Wicking Underwear Works

This is where it gets interesting.

Moisture wicking fabric is designed to draw moisture away from skin without any help from an external force such as gravity. It also works when gravity is working against it.

This ability of being able to move liquids through narrow spaces regardless of the presence of external forces is called "capillary action".

Once the sweat is pulled away from the body and through to the other side of the underwear, the fabric is also designed to evaporate the sweat faster than normal fabrics.

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Benefits of Moisture Wicking Fabric

I'm sure you’re thinking "That sounds great and all, but... why?" Fair question.

There is one major benefit of wicking fabric that results in a number of other subsequent benefits; it keeps your skin down under dry.

Due to this, itching and rashes from damp skin can't happen, bacteria and fungus can't grow, discomfort from dampness is eliminated, and you can comfortably go about your day without any awkward adjustments or chafing.

Wearing these fabrics also improves athletic performance and reduces odor.

Types of Moisture Wicking Fabrics

There are a number of fabrics that wick away moisture such as polyester, spandex, bamboo, and others, but let's focus on the top three; cotton, micro modal, and nylon.

Cotton is a good choice if you need a pair of underwear that's versatile enough to be worn anywhere, anytime.

We recommend wearing micro modal if you have a sedentary career or plan on going to formal events due to the added benefit of being luxuriously soft.

If you prefer a lightweight fabric that dries the fastest, go with nylon.

Top 6 Best Moisture Wicking Underwear for Men

When it comes to moisture wicking underwear options, you can't go wrong with a pair of Drawlz boxer briefs, the most comfortable underwear out there.

Cottonz Carolina

One of our top selling Cottonz of all time, the powder blue shade of the Carolinaz and classic comfort of cotton has made it a Drawlz favorite since its release.

Cottonz Bred

Featuring the trademark black and red brand colors of Drawlz, the perfected blend of cotton and elastane provides a breathable, secure fit with a subtle sense of libido.

Originalz Navy

The super soft feel and regal appearance of the Originalz  Navy will leave you feeling confident when your pants are on and even more so when they come off.

Originalz Red

The deep, rich shade of red of these incredibly comfortable and breathable Drawlz was used to invoke a sense of power, passion, and excitement.

Expressionz 305'z

Our homage to the Magic City of Miami slaps harder than Will Smith's smash-hit about the same city.

DBC Signaturez Gold

From the lightweight and fast-drying line of Expressionz, our first Anniversary drop featuring a unique take on our logo has stayed in the top 5 list since its release on our first anniversary.


Is moisture wicking underwear healthy?

Yes, choosing to wear moisture-wicking underwear is healthy. It keeps your skin dry, which in turn will prevent chafing, bacteria and fungus growth, odor, itches, rashes, and discomfort.

Does moisture wicking keep you dry?

Yes, moisture wicking fabric keeps you dry. It absorbs sweat and pulls it to the outside of the fabric so it can evaporate quickly.

What is sweat wicking?

Sweat wicking is the same thing as moisture wicking fabric. It can absorb moisture from sweating and wick it away from your body so it can dry quickly and keep your nether regions dry.

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As you can see, wearing moisture wicking underwear helps with a number of common problems that men face on a daily basis. It uses simple yet effective technology to keep your skin dry which prevents the dreaded bat wing from plaguing your summer walks ever again.

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All the best,

Anthony | Founder, Drawlz

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