Basic cotton panties that let moisture leak through are so yesterday. Fast forward to now, and even panties are technologically advanced, with moisture-wicking underwear stealing the scene. You might be thinking a pair of panties that can absorb liquid might be thick, less comfortable, and not very cute, but think again. The latest and greatest moisture-wicking underwear are cute, comfortable and offer incredible moisture protection. From periods to sweat to light bladder leaks, we’re breaking down the best moisture-wicking underwear.
What are Moisture Wicking Panties?
Moisture-wicking underwear comes in all different shapes, sizes and styles but what they all have in common is the ability to pull sweat and moisture off of the body and into the fabric, keeping you dry and comfortable. Often referred to as period underwear, moisture-wicking undies are capable of so much more and can be worn to absorb light bladder leaks, sweat, and discharge.
How Moisture-Wicking Undies Work
Not all moisture-wicking underwear are made the same. At Proof®, we rely on our patented Leak-Loc® technology to create underwear with multiple layers that lock in your leaks. From super-light to super-heavy, we offer a wide variety of absorbency levels based on your needs.
Our super-light panties offer three layers of protection:
- Layer #1: The Quick-Wick lining draws moisture away from the body to keep you feeling dry and comfortable.
- Layer #2: The Drop-Stop sits at the center of it all and pulls in moisture.
- Layer #3: The Seep-Shield Liner is thin but mighty, offering leak-resistant protection plus breathable comfort.
Our super-heavy undies have additional layers for even more absorbency—we’re talking the power to hold as much as 10 teaspoons of liquid, that’s the same as 5 regular tampons. The layers go as follows:
- Layer #1: Quick-Wick
- Layer #2: Drop-Stop - technical fibers are designed to provide 3 mega absorbent center layers that fight against odors.
- Layer #3: Seep-Shield Liner
- Layer #4: The No-Flo layer offers ultra-light leakproof technology attached to super soft waterproof fabric that offers double protection against leaks. Within this same layer is the Extended Protection which provides even more leakproof coverage, covering the front to back to lock in leaks from every direction. Lastly, we’ve employed our Leak-Loc® Edges to reinforce and lock in moisture to further prevent leakage.
We also offer light, moderate, and heavy moisture-wicking undies that incorporate different levels of the layers detailed above offering the right amount of absorbent power based on your needs.
6 of the Best Moisture-Wicking Underwear That’ll Help Keep You Dry
Stay dry, comfortable and stylish all day long in our highly absorbent and machine-washable Proof® underwear, available in a wide variety of styles. The following moisture-wicking underwear will look and feel like your favorite pair with an added bonus: they are Sweat Proof, Life Proof, and Period Proof.
From light spotting to heavy sweating, our buttery-soft Everyday Undie is your new go-to. The gusset features an invisible leak-resistant lining that is thin and breathable for whatever the day throws your way. Discharge, sweat, or light spotting are no match for our Everyday Undie. Get ready to fall in love with the comfort and protection (as well as the cute scalloped edges!).
Get the seamless look of a thong without stressing over leaks, all with one pair of incredible panties. Meet our Leakproof Thong. From light periods to sweat, you can take trust in our multi-layer Leak-Loc® system and odor fighting technology.
Looking for a little more booty-coverage? Our Leakproof Brief has the power to hold the same amount of fluids as three tampons! The extended lining provides greater leak protection, yet despite their absorbency, they are slim and lightweight for comfort day (or night) no matter what your plans include.
High Waisted Brief
Our Proof® High Waisted Brief smooths and gently compresses your body in all the right places while providing the moisture-wicking coverage you’re seeking. These undies are so absorbent they can be worn during your time of the month (absorbing up to 1 light tampon or panty liner), or to sweat it out at the gym anytime of the month. Plus, bonded edges provide a smoother appearance with less worry of lines.
Where sexy meets functional, say hello to our Lacey Cheeky moisture-wicking underwear. Built to protect against light bladder leaks, moderate periods, and sweat, these underwear are also equipped to fight odors. These cheeky low rise undies look and feel like your favorite pair of underwear but thanks to our patented Leak-Loc® technology they are so much more. Perfect for whatever your plans hold, day or night.
Our Leakproof Hipster Underwear wicks away moisture and can hold up to 5 regular tampons or 10 teaspoons of liquid, making them our most absorbent pair of undies from front to back. Despite all of that absorbency, they are cute and comfortable making them great both on and off your period. From heavy periods, to bladder leaks, or even sweaty cardio sessions, these undies have you covered.
Tips for Caring For Your Moisture-Wicking Underwear
If you want your moisture-wicking undies to last as long as possible, here are some care tips to follow.
- Wash on Gentle Cycle: You can wash your undies in the washing machine, just use a cold and delicate cycle with gentle detergents. For an optional upgrade, use a mesh bag to keep undies in the best possible condition. Need a little extra refresh? Try adding a few drops of tea tree oil or vinegar in the rinse cycle of your machine to naturally sanitize without damaging fabrics, or your skin! In addition, it can help to hand rinse them in cold water before throwing them in the wash.
- Avoid Heat & Harsh Chemicals: Avoid hot water and harsh chemicals like bleach as this can impact the Leak-Loc® technology found in Proof® panties.
- Skip the Dryer: Always lay flat or hang dry your panties instead of using the dryer. Avoid twisting or wringing them out, instead you can blot dry to help speed up the drying process.
Shop Proof® Period Underwear
Allow our specially crafted moisture-wicking undies to keep you dry thanks to Leak-Loc® edges and leak-resistant materials no matter if you are sweating it out at the gym, dealing with urinary leaks, or looking for modern day period protection no caps here. Our period underwear is here for it all!