/ COMP: Win Pop & Go Knickers, Revolutionary Travel Underwear
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A solution looking for a problem perhaps?
A bit eye watering thinking about dragging used ones off.
Revolutionary removable underwear for people who can't do knots would be more accurate description. For persons gifted with opposable thumbs an alternative has been on the market for a very long time ;-)
> Revolutionary removable underwear for people who can't do knots would be more accurate description.
Agreed - but much more importantly for the experts on UKC what is the most appropriate knot for this critical application.
I suggest double fisherman's.
> Agreed - but much more importantly for the experts on UKC what is the most appropriate knot for this critical application.
> I suggest double fisherman's.
> A bit eye watering thinking about dragging used ones off.
Shit smears across your hip, or wrenched bollocks?
But women don't have testicles!
What kind of travel* requires the ability to change knickers without removing trousers?
*other than the revolutionary sort
> But women don't have testicles!
They only come in black or white, being Revolutionary Travel Underwear, shouldn't they be red?
It's so funny to read how men just don't get it ;)
Women don't worry Pop&Go Knickers will be available at Joe Brown Climbing Store from February.
I'm not a man and I don't get it...
So clearly not tried the 5 day emergency rotation then: forward, backward, inside out forward, inside out backward, commando....
I want some.
Just be careful with the hook Mark.
Will you be producing a range of conical hats with quick release chin straps for men?
;-) Good luck with the business
Is it true that the male range is going to be called: Plop & Goo?
Sorry to disappoint :-(
> Sorry to disappoint :-(
We live in an equal society! If I want to wear easy pop off knickers, I will.
> Sorry to disappoint :-(
I don't want to wear them you fool!
I need to know more. But i don't know why :0)
I can see how they will be easy to get off but how do you easily get a pair back on ? You will have to shove your hands down your pants and feed the material through to the back end and then shove your hands down the back of your pants to pull it through. A bit like trying to feed a sling through an awkward thread.
I would prefer to be caught in the act of changing my thunderpants than be caught with a hand down the front and back of my pants crouching down and gurning.
Pop and go, if we don't get it please explain ?
A bit like trying to feed a sling through an awkward thread.
> A bit like trying to feed a sling through an awkward thread.
> Think Abalakov...
Ha ha ! I was wondering how long it would take someone to pick up on that. It wasn't done on purpose but when i re-read it i saw it and thought it was a contender for punnage.
I think this is actually practical for some women.
What's wrong with the old wrap a towel round yourself like your Mum used to do at the beach ?
Simple, clip the new pair to the old pair & as you remove one you are installing the other.
> Simple, clip the new pair to the old pair & as you remove one you are installing the other.
Oddly thats not how the sellers are saying to do it.
Bon effort for the peeps that have brought these to market. I wish them every success.
But surely there is an easier solution. Try a google image search for "tie sided thong" if you don't believe me, they even do them for men.*
*Actually while the first page is pretty work safe I wouldn't really recommend it :-)
Burberry have been making waterproof coats for a long time.
Why did North Face, Berghaus etc bother as a product existed already?
Semi-serious suggestion: have you thought about marketing them to bondage enthusiasts? I imagine nice knickers that can be taken off someone after they're all tied up could turn out to be quite popular.
I'd be more impressed with socks you can change without removing your boots.
Fair point. Towel option not withstanding.
But it does seem a bit like life imitating Zoolander:
They look like the level of fumbling required would be... somewhat awkward though, particularly in 'public'. I can see where you're coming from, but i was in the situation you described at the weekend and just got changed in the loo - much easier.
> A solution looking for a problem perhaps?
Absolutely bang on; im female and I dont get the point in these... I feel like im missing something... Isnt this what panty liners are for?
(Sorry to destroy the magic, guys.)
I just had a thought, after writing my last post and going for a shower, that if you'd just had a shower ir been swimming then they might be handy, particularly with wet grotty feet from campsite showers, but that's the only time I would consider using them, and I wouldnt be putting them on after my trousers.
Just slightly easier/more pleasant than putting wet possibly muddy feet through the holes of normal undies.I've already put 2 or 3 posts on here saying tthat I dpn't see the point of these, and I still don't, it just occured to me that they could potentially have a slight benefit in that situation! I felt slightly bad for slating them so much too...
Thanks, I'm pretty good at tucking it all behind me as well...
Its the step 2 I find a bit disconcerting !
> Its the step 2 I find a bit disconcerting !
I thought 3 and 6!
Not many entries then!!?
•Long-haul flights - Id not site on a flight and stuff my hands down my trousers.
•Long bus and train journeys- see above
•Hiking, rambling and trekking- see above
•Camping- where youd probably want to change your muddy pants before getting in a tent anyway.
•Muddy Festivals- see above
•After sports- same trousers but clean knickers? Really?
•Dance classes- see above
•Gym- ever had deja vu?
•Heading straight from the office to a night out- where most people would change their outfit anyway.
•Sandy Beaches (and sandy feet!)- See point 1 and 2
"Designed for female travelers" - pop&go is a crap name, they should be called pikey-pants. I didn't realise that changing their pants in a caravan was so troublesome.
>>They look like the level of fumbling required would be... somewhat awkward though, particularly in 'public'.
Yes, quite! If I got caught in the middle of one of the club hut dormitories fumbling around with my hands down my trousers, the mickey-taking would never stop!
(As opposed to being spotted with my trousers off, which is fairly normal in that normal sleeping attire is t-shirt and keks.)
I'm going to enter this now though, as it would be interesting to win them and see if they were actually any use, given how sceptical we are (I wonder if they want a review! :-) )
The first Mrs C had something similar but with bits of silk ribbon insead of plastic clips. Dunno if they any 'use' but they were a lot of fun
Also panty liners aren't comfy and aren't hygienic (especially if you spend long hours outdoor, exercising...etc...).
The idea is more to change in a toilet cubicle, not in public. In moving transport, without Pop&Go Knickers, you would have to get fully undressed, dropping trousers on dirty floors and trying to balance, standing on your shoes to avoid stepping on the floor. Awkward. Especially if it's hot (India...) and maybe there is no lock on the cubicle...
These are common situations when travelling/backpacking....
"Wearing tight-fitting clothing, such as tights, or using panty-liners, may increase your risk of developing thrush. However, the evidence to support this is still uncertain."
+ if the underwear is sweaty (exercising...) then changing the panty liner won't turn the knickers fully dry, only part of it
If you're that sweaty from exercise then surely whatever you've worn over the knickers, and your top half, will also be sweaty.
They do seem like an intriguing concept but I think they'd be more usefully targeted at people who struggle to put on normal underwear, for instance people who've broken legs, have mobility issues that require use of a wheelchair, etc.
I personally wouldnt want to be toting around dirty knickers in my handbag (even if they do come in a nice little purse). The very idea of this is... grim.
In addition, cotton knickers are more likely to cause thrush if used for exercise cause they dont wick moisture and therefore chafe. Just saying...
Good luck with your sales though.
Whilst I don't see all of the suggested uses as practical I do think that they will have their uses for sure.
Makes me glad I'm a guy though :)
Precisely; why is she putting them in her chalk bag?
And stages 1, 2, 4 and 5 don't exactly seeem to be preserving her modesty. Anyone doing that in public could pull quite a crowd.
Heading straight from the office to a night out
I once walked into the bathroom in our office to find one of the guys sitting in the sink washing his balls before a night out with his new girlfriend. If a male version of these are out there I'll fill his draw to make sure I never see that again.
I am not convinced either, being female and travelling quite a bit. Surely you just get changed when in a suitable situation and otherwise wait till the next suitable situation to change again. Even on a 26hr bus ride i have never felt the need for this product. At £17.99 it is extremely expensive and i can imagine that the attachment is uncomfortable when seated.
If you want to send me some i will trial them and then maybe i will see the virtue of them. Otherwise i could buy 20 pairs of pants for the same amount of money.
Design some ladies winter trousers for climbing with a inconspicuous drop seat and then i really will be interested.
Good luck though i think you may need it.
Surely if you're in that much of a state that underwear must be changed immediately, then an undercarriage wash is also required? In which case you're not really solving the problem by simply changing your undies.
> If you want to send me some i will trial them and then maybe i will see the virtue of them. Otherwise i could buy 20 pairs of pants for the same amount of money.
So rather than enter the competition to win a pair and if you don't then nothing is lost you suggest they send you a pack of them instead?
Me too :-) I'm looking forward to trying them out and seeing if I find them as useful as the company think they are.
> Me too :-) I'm looking forward to trying them out and seeing if I find them as useful as the company think they are.
Yep I can see them being useful when I'm travelling more than when I'm out on the hill.
We shall see.
They would pop the idea apart I reckon...
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