I don’t think I had ever imagined I’d be writing a whole post solely about my underwear, but here we are, with mu Runderwear UK review.
Since I first posted my review back in 2015, Runderwear UK have grown to sell way more than just the running briefs and crop top bra that I tested out to write this review.
Runderwear Review | Day In The Life
At the time though, underwear specifically for running was a novelty. I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of running briefs* and crop top* to test out and figured I would save them for THE most testing, sweaty day I had in my diary. That day came quickly and this is how it went…
6:30am || wake up alarm
I get up, get showered and adorn myself in this seamless, moisture-wicking, chafe-free set of undergarments. These are their words, not mine, right! Big promises huh?!
Initial thoughts were that they were super comfy; well fitting (I am a huge fan of Bridget Jones’esque style pants)! And right now, I am concerned my derriere is larger than normal so was apprehensive about still fitting into the size small I requested.
I did notice how high waisted they were though but this did not put me off; in fact, it assured me that coverage would not be an issue.
“Our Women’s Running Briefs are perfect if you’re looking for underwear that sits higher on the waistline, offering exceptional comfort, support and coverage.”Runderwear uk
7:30am || Test One: The Central Line
It doesn’t get much sweatier than the London Underground. The Central is hotter when it is hot, and colder when it is cold. This particular day I would describe as warmer than expected hence the sweat inducing temperatures on the tube only made worse by us being packed liked sardines in tin cans.
Sweat was produced. Comfort was not compromised.
12:15pm || Test Two: Teaching Nike Training Club
Somehow, I always manage to work up a sweat when teaching. It does make me wonder how much my clients must sweat too. Cos they are doing the entire thing as hard as they allow me to push them!
I also choose my clothing well to ensure my dignity remains in tact (but no worries here with the high waist of the briefs!!).
Sweat was produced. Dignity remained intact.
5:30pm || Test Three: Treadmill Running Class
Now this one was the real test for the crop top. I’ve read many of the reviews where the women with ample bosom have retorted at the notion of wearing this for running and I get where they are coming from. I’m not excessively blessed in this department but this doesn’t make it any less important.
We won’t go into bounce but the fact of the matter is that you probably should wear a sports bra underneath this. It could in fact be a saving grace; something simple / discreet to cover up the somewhat unsightly sports bras that we have yet to part with.
On this occasion, I ran in the crop top alone. And I would do it again. Mainly for comfort and the fact that I wasn’t going to be running a marathon.
I have noticed though that on the Runderwear website, this crop top is now called the Balance Sports Bra, listed as Medium impact, and states that it “balances ultimate comfort and performance to carry you through any activity, from Pilates and Yoga to gym workouts.“
So I’m presuming that now they have created sports bras with more support, this crop top is marketed for lower impact activities, which makes sense.
Sweat was produced. Bounce discomfort not present.
Read More: Choosing A Good Sports Bra For Your Sport
7:00pm || Test Four: Launch Party
The final test of the day – going out having a few drinks in THE most packed bar. I was so busy saying hello to everyone and getting my bearings that I kept my jacket on for ages while I sweltered amongst all the people.
The bra nor the briefs were unsightly underneath my clothes so I felt comfortable and confident all evening chatting (and drinking) away.
Any #runderwearers in the house?! What is your undergarment of choice when pounding the pavements?!