Do you have a certain type of underwear you swear by? I used to always buy those cheapy-cheap 6-packs of Hanes and call it a day. (Oftentimes purchasing a new pack when I didn’t feel like schlepping to the laundromat. *doh!*) And lately I’m committed to the laser-cut underpants from Target. But then, on a whim, I decided to treat myself to a pair of Ex Officio and learn what all the fuss is about!
Since I’m sort of obsessed with minimalist packing (mainly as a concept but sometimes also in practice), the Ex Officio brand has been on my radar for a while. Their underwear is a nylon/spandex blend so it’s super comfortable and moisture-wicking. Plus, they’re made with a microbe shield. And for packing purposes, they’re easy to hand-wash and they air dry quickly so you only need to toss a couple pairs in your backpack for ultra-lite travel/trekking.
They’re a little more expensive than my $4 Target faves, but I think it’s totally worth having a few pairs of these magical underpants on hand. They’re my new go-to’s for working out and traveling!
Now I want to try MORE magical Ex Officio items like this lightweight hoodie with insect shield (for future Everglades trips perhaps?) and a sleeveless blouse.
What kind of underwear do you like? Do you have a recommendation for travel/adventure friendly clothing brands? Have you ever tried Ex Officio?
P.S. If it’s a comfy bra you’re after, I recommend THIS ONE.
Hey peeps! How have you been? Last week I took an adventure into the Everglades (tell ya more about it later this week!) and managed to get a trillion bug bites. And the last couple days I’ve been in full blown allergy mode so I’m basically itchy and sneezy. Wonderful, eh? Hope y’all are faring better as we slide into Summer, and here are a few links…
A family’s slave: “She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.”
We can end police violence in America. Join Campaign Zero.
The surprising pattern behind color names around the world.
I have this bra in beige but now I really want it in blush!
Related: In Search of the Comfiest Bra
Recently discovered Melissa Voigt and I’ve been binge reading her blog posts!
This 90-year-old lady seduced and killed Nazis as a teenager.
The cutest zebra mug.
In honor of Mother’s Day last weekend, 25 famous women on their mothers.
The people behind “The Handmaid’s Tale” know they’re giving you nightmares.
Design your own “thinking of you” greeting card.
This Appalachia Life opens up about his first Mother’s Day without his mom.
10 years on, Amy Winehouse’s best-known songs still hurt and heal in equal measure.
P.S. Here are a few links from me you may have missed — Irresistible Me Review and Books to read if you’re in search of a history lesson…