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Jun. 1, 2011, 09:34 AM
Coolmax/wicking bras & undies?

Any suggestions for what types and where to buy? Links? I don't want the large sportsbra type though as more material makes you hotter. (I searched but just found bras with lots of material, even if Coolmax.) Also, I'm not endowed, so don't need all that.

I've got the Coolmax/wicking shirts, tropical rider enduracool breeches, neck coolers, hat inserts but I think I'm missing it on the underwears.


Waiting for the fall, again.

Jun. 1, 2011, 10:02 AM
Try your local department and discount stores like Kohls. I got some microfiber panties with cotton crotch that are the same stuff the pricer sports lines offer. Think they were Vanity Fair or similar, quite comfortable to ride in. Available in everything from thongs to bikinis to granny pants.

Far as bras if you don't need much support? Under Armour makes them and they are less then Cool Max "equestrian apparel". Nike, particularly their runners line, has some nice, light, not too bulky ones and they run sales on them at places like Dicks.

Thing with clothing is, most of it comes out of the same sweatshops and just gets a label and maybe a logo. It's exactly the same garment unless you go way up$cale.

Jun. 1, 2011, 10:16 AM
Well as for undies I wear cotton victoria secret hipsters no lines and fairly cool... For a sports bra I wear an underarmour heatgear bras here is a link to some options they are great! breathable yet supportive

Jun. 1, 2011, 11:14 AM
Thanks Find & PL !

Jun. 1, 2011, 08:56 PM
Maybe i'm a weirdo but i would love to ever find a sports bra that is not black or white or neon pink but is a nice nude that won't show under show shirts and lighter colored tops. I just feel like hey, not everyone is a teenager that is so excited to finally have boobs that they want to announce to the whole world that they are wearing/needing a bra.

Jun. 1, 2011, 09:33 PM
For the flatchested among us, Patagonia makes great undies. I especially like the "Barely" bra.

Jun. 1, 2011, 09:40 PM
Melanie - oooo, I just looked and I like that one. Must try.

I ride in a VS slightly padded cotton (cause that is all I have) and all that does is create & hold sweat. :mad:

Jun. 1, 2011, 10:25 PM

This is my favorite. Very comfortable and supportive (I HATE "sports type" sports bras....and I am NOT big in the chest area) I have not noticed an issue with it retaining sweat/heat. And it comes in nude for whoever was interested!

Jun. 2, 2011, 12:01 AM
Looks comfy KTM, but I was looking for something with much less material than that for riding. Hey, wait, it starts at "C", two letters higher than me !

Thanks, though. Maybe good for others, though.

Jun. 2, 2011, 12:12 AM
Melanie - oooo, I just looked and I like that one. Must try.

I am a "nearly A" and really, the only reason I need to wear a bra is so people can't see my nipples through my shirt (sorry for the graphic, but it's true) so I am a bit of an expert on the "bare minimum" types of bras. Unfortunately, they are getting harder and harder to find, as most bra manufacturers think that if you have small boobs you want something padded to all hell. No, I am perfectly happy with my tiny boobies, thanks very much. At the same time the pull-over-the-head sporty type bras smash what little I have into nothingness, and that's not so awesome either.

The Patagonia Barely bra (A/B) is pretty much the only one left out there that wicks, isn't see-through, isn't padded, and doesn't smash me totally flat. I wish it didn't pull over my head, but I can live with it. Calvin Klein used to make some nice, similar styles, but they seem to have stopped making them. Usually these types of bras are labeled as "bralettes" online. Here's another one I found online (but have never tried myself):


Jun. 2, 2011, 08:39 AM
I have been buying these in white and love them. I am very fussy about stuff digging in to me or feeling wet!
Great price too,


Jun. 2, 2011, 10:59 PM
under armour bras are GREAT

Jun. 3, 2011, 02:29 AM
These are awesome for riding and lower impact stuff, especially for A's or B's:

Very comfortable, not as stiff as a jog bra. I also second the Patagonia vote.
Why can't more companies make non-pullover bras is my question. So hard to pull off a sweaty sports bra - ugh!

Jun. 3, 2011, 10:00 AM
Under Armour.... for both. :)

Jun. 3, 2011, 02:45 PM
After several friends swearing by these bras, I bought 2. Now I need to buy more because they're the only ones I wear.


I've got the all sport bra and the 50 rep bra.

Love them and don't feel like I'm dying to rip them off half way through the day. And I'm a small B.


Jun. 3, 2011, 06:05 PM
Two words:

Under. Armour.

I'm a junior and, while fully grown with all the boobage I'm likely to get (especially given my un-endowed family lol) and I find them supportive, wicking, but NOT too flattening.

Champion ones are also great if you get the nicer ones, they are less supportive though IMO.