This blogpost on bikepacking gear got me thinking about pants. (Not in that way.)
I ditched padded underwear a while ago. I find the Selle Anatomica Saddle comfortable enough that I just didn’t need them. So I carried 2 pair of these Icebreaker Merino boxer briefs on our Latin America tour and am still using the same two pair… over 10,000 kilometers later. I am amazed at their durability; they are holding up with out a misplaced thread and I really thought they wouldn’t last a month. Comfortable, thin, soft and dry very quickly.
Most of my riding is done in normal clothes and I'm thinking of ditching padded shorts for longer rides too - I've had 'issues' in the same shape as the pad in my shorts after longer wetter/sweatier rides...
Howies make similar claims as many make for merino pants for their Modal/cotton boxers and I can get three pairs for the same price as one pair of Icebreaker merino. Anyone got experience of these?