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post #1 of 18 Old Jun 10th, 2014, 10:04 am Thread Starter
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Best Undergarments

Am looking to purchase some good shorts, as I am enjoyng my "new to Me" 08LT.

That bike can go all day, but my Rear End cant, without some discomfort.
Have checked out the LD Comfort Website, and they look like just the ticket.
Any Thoughts?

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post #2 of 18 Old Jun 10th, 2014, 10:20 am
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I have several hundred thousand miles wearing LDComfort gear, including many 1,000-1,500 mile days. This stuff just works.

Quite simply, the material LDComfort uses is superior to anything else out there. I stay dry and comfortable from freezing temps to well over 100 degrees.

I have a couple pairs of Under Armor gear, as well as some off-brand stuff. They sit at home on the shelf, mostly due to the fact that they're always slipping down and the fact that they don't work well over a very wide temperature range. They're just not comfortable for the long haul, so they stay home. Cheaper doesn't matter if the product doesn't work.

My LDComfort stuff goes everywhere on the bike with me. Even for local trips as short as 2 hours or 100 miles, that's all I'll wear under my riding pants. And I have lived in them for weeks at a time while on the road, including a little ride that covered 22,000 miles in 30 days through 40 states.

For more "normal" touring rides, I carry two sets of LDComfort gear, and one pair of jeans and a nice shirt in case I feel like going out to dinner one night. Simply put, this stuff works.

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Hey, Thanks Meese,
Just what I needed to hear.
Its obvious that u have some miles under your belt to prove it.
I think ill put in an order, and get some for my passenger as well!
Thanks Again, Donn
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Yeah, I have some experience in this area . . .

Saddle comfort can be subjective, but there are several constants to look at here.

The first thing is to examine everything that sits between you and the seat itself. No jeans with seams, no bulky underwear, no cotton, no padded bike shorts, etc. Any of those things will increase sweating and rubbing and thus add to your overall discomfort.

Personally, I find Aerostitch Darien Light Pants to be waterproof, comfortable, and have no seams to sit on. Combined with the breathable, wicking LDComfort Undergarments I remain extremely comfortable over a very wide temperature range.

Another thing to look at is the seat itself. Factory seats tend to be soft, and poorly shaped with no real support. A well-shaped seat built for you by a talented saddle maker will support you properly such that you won't need to squirm around.

There are several good choices for quality custom-built aftermarket seats, but that's a whole different discussion altogether . . .

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As an alternative to LD Comfort, check out MotoSkiveez. I own both and their are pluses and minuses to both. Fairly active discussion about these in the gear section on ADVrider.

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A well applied daily dose of soap an wash cloth works better than magic under shorts. Back to back 1000 days with cotton shorts an OEM RT seat no problem.
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I bought a can of Monkey Butt before receiving my 2 pairs of LDC shorts. Haven't used the MB yet, as the LDC recommends against using the powder. Got the LDCs after my trip to Yellowstone, so haven't yet tried them on a longer trip, so I will defer to Meese on this, but plan on using them much this summer!
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I got a can of Monkey Butt powder as a door prize at a motorcycle event. It was funny, but it now sits ignored on a shelf. I won't ever use it, and I can't see forcing it on some other poor unsuspecting rider . . .

The problem with powders, creams, or anything like that is that you still sweat, but all that happens is that it gets absorbed by this stuff, then you end up sitting in a slimy paste of their chemicals and your own sweat. That's not what you need to stay dry and comfortable for days on end.

You need proper, breathable undergarments that wick moisture away from your skin, and that have no seams or wrinkles to add discomfort.

I hadn't heard of the Moto-Skiveez, but it seems like they're basically bike shorts with sewn-in padding in certain areas. Interesting, but I remain skeptical as to how well that might work. I'd be curious to try a pair, but it's hard to gamble with $60 when I have something that I know works very well.

Also, I prefer the full legs of the LDComfort riding tights, as I hate bare legs inside of my over pants. Maybe the shorts would work OK under street pants, but then you have another layer between you and the seat that might wrinkle and add discomfort.

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I do agree that keeping things clean goes a long way towards comfort.

I've never had much luck with cotton though, as it tends to bunch up, absorb sweat, and stay moist.

Some riders do fine on OEM seats, but I've found that even if the shape is decent the stock foam tends to break down over many miles, leaving you sitting uncomfortably close to the seat pan. For me, a properly-fitted custom seat is a worthwhile expense.

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I am going to Alaska next month and have ordered these. I will let you know if they are that great. I hope they are it is long way from Texas and I will be leaving when it is the hottest.
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If you guys have not discovered these, I love the Duluth Trading boxer briefs. They do not roll down like a lot of more expensive stuff, and can be used as daily underwear. Great stuff !. I do have LD Comfort gear too, and love it, but for daily riding and quick runs (sometime 400-500 miles) I stay with the Duluth shorts. Cool, lightweight and pack small

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As Meese said, you can't go wrong with LD Comfort. No seams, keeps moisture on the outside instead of against your skin. For a great 30 minute talk with the inventor/owner Mario, check out Episode 3 of my podcast, Long Riders Radio at www.longridersradio.com , he describes how to use them for comfortable riding in all weather types. They also last forever.

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OK, so ordered the LDComfort shorts for myself and my Passenger on Wednesday, got them in the mail on Saturday.
Wore them over the Weekend and rode to work this Morning, they are worth the Money.
Am very satisfied with the comfort.
Can already tell that when it gets warmer, they will work out great.
Will recommend them to my riding partners.
Thanks for the input, Everyone....Donn
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If you guys have not discovered these, I love the Duluth Trading boxer briefs. They do not roll down like a lot of more expensive stuff, and can be used as daily underwear. Great stuff !. I do have LD Comfort gear too, and love it, but for daily riding and quick runs (sometime 400-500 miles) I stay with the Duluth shorts. Cool, lightweight and pack small

Link:

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/m...ear/76015.aspx

Seating is handled by the Kontour seat cover upgrade:

http://kontourseat.com/

+1 on the Duluth Boxer Briefs…very comfortable.

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Meese is dead right about the LD Comfort. If you took a survey at the starting line of the Iron Butt Rally, I would guess at least 90% (if not more) would be wearing them. They also wash easily and will dry overnight if you roll them up tight in a towel and then hang in the room. The only people who don't like them are those who haven't worn them.

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As Meese said, you can't go wrong with LD Comfort. No seams, keeps moisture on the outside instead of against your skin. For a great 30 minute talk with the inventor/owner Mario, check out Episode 3 of my podcast, Long Riders Radio at Long Riders Radio , he describes how to use them for comfortable riding in all weather types. They also last forever.
Thanks for the info on the podcast really enjoy episode 3 as you suggested, very informative info from Mario and your other guest!
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