The Best Underwear For Wicking Away Moisture (Down There)

As much as we look forward to sunnier skies and longer days, summer brings along with it other things we could do without — namely, sweaty skin and swampy conditions down there. Now, factor in workouts and we've got a dire situation between our legs if the proper underwear isn't being worn.

If moisture-wicking is the name, then soft and breathable fabrics are the game: think natural fibers like cotton, sustainable textiles like bamboo that allow for maximum airiness, or techy-performance materials like nylon that absorb and repel moisture. To help, we went ahead and rounded up 14 of these moisture-wicking styles. Click on to cart up the top options for keeping your intimate areas cool, comfy, and swamp-free on the hottest summer days.


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Boody Body EcoWear Women's Midi Brief - Bamboo Viscose

These mid-rise briefs have an extra-thick waistband to keep you feeling comfy, and the soft, sustainable bamboo-viscose fiber is ideal for keeping you cool during humid temps.
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Pact Classic Fit Bikini

A classic bikini style is like the Goldilocks fairy tale of women's underwear: It's not too revealing, and not too covered-up — and bonus points for organic cotton.
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Balanced Tech Women's 6-Pack Quick Dry Breathable Seamless Thong

You can never have too many new undies, right? This six-pack of seamless thong underwear comes in several different colorways and is made with anti-odor and anti-sweat technology.
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Everlane The Hipster

Want to go commando, but also, don't? Everlane's Supima cotton-blend undies feel like you're wearing nothing at all and won't make your crotch feel like Swamptown, U.S.A.
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Hanky Panky Breathe Eve Natural Rise Thong

Hanky Panky's new Breathe collection is made from a seamless, dry-touch microfiber knit that is invisible under clothing. (This mid-rise thong is so comfortable, you'll feel like you're going commando.)
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Fruit Of The Loom Women's Underwear Moisture Wicking Coolblend Panties

This four-pack of cooling undies has over 2,000 overwhelmingly glowing reviews and is an affordable life upgrade at just $11.
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Aerie Seamless Thong Underwear

According to reviewers, this Aerie thong is a game-changer for athletes who crave sweat-wicking performance with minimal coverage.
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Lululemon Namastay Put Hipster 3 Pack

Leave it to Lululemon to come up with the most workout-friendly undies in the game. These 100% cotton hipsters are designed to stay put (hence the name) no matter if you're in downward dog or crow pose.
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Wirarpa Women's Bamboo Underwear Modal Microfiber Briefs

Boy shorts are another beloved comfy style, and ideal for living your best, pants-free quarantine life at home.
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Uniqlo Women Airism Ultra Seamless Bikini

Uniqlo's Airism range has mastered the science of super-lightweight, durable fabrics, and their underwear offerings are no exception. Our pick? This seamless bikini that is virtually invisible under leggings and bike shorts.
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ExOfficio Women's Give-N-Go Full Cut Brief

If you prefer a full-coverage style, this textured weave and antimicrobial brief will keep you feeling held-in and dry even if you work up a sweat.
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Warm Sun Women's Bamboo Viscose Fiber Multi Pack Plus Size

These top-rated Amazon briefs are made from sustainably-sourced bamboo and are available in sizes S-3XL. (Just make sure to use a size chart to find your numeric underwear size.)
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Knickey High-Rise Brief

Organic, chemical-free cotton allows for max breathability and absorbs moisture to prevent bacteria growth.
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