UFM Explains The Difference Between Bamboo and Polyester Underwear

UFM Explains The Difference Between Bamboo and Polyester Underwear

Underwear For Men Buyer Guide Series

When purchasing underwear for men, size isn’t the only thing that matters. The type of fabrics used to manufacture underwear for men has an effect on comfort, support, and the ability to wick moisture. Choosing the right kind of fabrics based on what activity you are doing is crucial to staying comfortable. This article is designed to outline the aspects of UFMs Polyester and Bamboo materials so that you can determine which one is right for you.

What’s the Difference Between Viscose Bamboo and Polyester Underwear?

Polyester underwear will have a tighter fit and the best moisture wicking abilities. They function more like a compression short. Whereas the Bamboo is a more flexible and relaxed fit. It is also the softer and cooler of the two materials. Lets take a more detailed look at each material. 

About Polyester Spandex

Underwear For Men’s Polyester Spandex blend is 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex. Polyester is a synthetic material that is loved for being machine washable, wrinkle-resistant, affordable, and durable. Since it is a man made substance it tends to be stronger and hold up better with intense use. Spandex is also used for its stretching abillities. This helps every item form fit based on the customer. 

Benefits of Polyester Spandex Underwear For Men

  • Polyester fabrics and fibers are extremely strong.
  • Polyester is very durable: resistant to most chemicals, stretching and shrinking, wrinkle resistant, mildew and abrasion resistant.
  • Polyester is hydrophobic (water repellent) and quick drying.
  • Spandex is lightweight, retains original shape, no static or pilling.
  • Longer life span than more natural items. 

Polyester Gen 4/5

Carmelo B says, “Best underwear. My boys have never felt so comfortable. I gave up running because of the discomfort. But now I'm running again and I feel great. I'm a fan for life. Thanks, UFM!”

Keith C says, “Awesome underwear. I walk an average of 8 miles a day at work and go up and down countless stairs. I'm 50 years old and needed some extra support. I had started wearing a jock strap. Not the most comfortable thing to wear for 12 hours. Began surfing the net looking for a solution and found UFM underwear. I feel like I get more support from this underwear than the jock strap. Breathable, comfortable, adjustable and AWESOME. I plan on buying two pairs every payday until I get a full set.”


About Viscose Bamboo-Spandex

Underwear For Men’s Viscose Bamboo Spandex blend is 95% Viscose and 5% Spandex. Viscose, more commonly known as Rayon in the US, is a man-made fiber created from cellulose chemically extracted from Bamboo, making it a mix of both man made and natural. Viscose Made from Bamboo is loved for being structurally similar to cotton, but unlike cotton, it has better moisture wicking properties. Bamboo offers a more relaxed fit overall which is why it has a lower Spandex content than Polyester. 

Benefits of Viscose Bamboo Spandex Underwear For Men

  • Viscose Bamboo fabrics and fibers are ultra soft for a cottony-like feel.Bamboo Underwear
  • Viscose Bamboo is very breathable, easy to care for, lightweight and fade resistant.
  • Viscose Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and quick drying.
  • Viscose Bamboo is lightweight, retains original shape, no static or pilling.

Sean H says, “Room, comfort, and air. Love these Bamboo 6" briefs, they breath and move with room to avoid the tight spots and the customer service from UFM is top notch and easy to get a hold of. I'm a repeat, repeat, and now repeat customer who has a whole side drawer of old-style underwear not being used and a nearly always empty UFM side of the drawer (my favorite pairs in the wash or dry). Thanks, UFM, for freeing the fellas.”

Daniel R says, “Amazing feeling and comfort. They feel like they are not even on and they support everything just right. Good for sweating a lot and overall exercise.”


Underwear For Men Fabric Buying Guide

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Customers often ask, "Which fabric is better?" The answer is, it depends, one isn't better or worse than the other. They both function in very different ways. Viscose Bamboo tends to be better for more casual wearing or lightweight activities. Think of it this way, a relaxed fit for a relaxed situation. Polyester tends to be better during more intense workouts or activities. The tighter fit and more durable nature lend it better to tougher situations. 

Underwear For Men highlights 4 specific product categories when purchasing mens underwear. 

Lets take a more detailed look at how the material can change based on what product category you are using it for...

Polyester Underwear

Sports - Polyester is 100% the preferred material when it comes to sports. It really has it all; the best sweat wicking, a tighter fit to avoid chaffing, and great durability. Functioning similar to a compression short, but having a more comfortable fit and a lighter design. 

Work - When it comes to work Polyester is better if your job involves a lot of walking or movement. Think a police officer, firefighter, lawn care worker, fitness instructor, nurse, and repairman. All of those jobs involve lots of walking and moving. Which makes Polyester the ideal choice. 

Viscose Bamboo Underwear

Sports - Bamboo underwear can still be used for more light weight sports. Golf is one of our biggest markets in the sports category and Bamboo is often preferred for that due to the more comfortable nature of the fabric. But golf is a more casual game so it doesn't wear on the material as much as something like basketball. The more relaxed fit of the Bamboo would cause too much rubbing for something like running, but is great for something like archery or fishing. 

Work - Bamboo is a great choice for any office goer. A soft, cool, relaxed fit that helps keep you comfortable all day. Some people even say it is like having nothing on at all! A more sedantary job is the perfect choice for the Bamboo fabric. Something like a banker, customer service agent, cashier, cab driver, or blogger. 

Wait, What About Medical & Everyday?

These aspects can be a bit more of a personal preference, meaning the line isn't so black and white like with the sports and work categories. 

When it comes to the Medical category the Polyester material tends to hold things in place better. If you need pressure on a certain area or things to be kept exactly in place it would work the best. But in some instances you may need more comfort and a looser fit if the area is highly sensitive. So the Bamboo would be better since it does not hug as close to the body, but still offers support. 

The Everyday category is the one that comes down to the most personal preference. It can depend on your body size, daily routine, what you find comfortable, how things fit you, the opinions are endless. But after discussing all the differences between Polyester and Viscose Bamboo I hope you will be able to determine which one sounds better to you. 

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About UFM - Underwear For Men

We have discussed the two kinds of fabrics used in UFM products. But what truly sets us apart is our patented drawstring adjustable support pouch. You situate yourself within the boundaries of the pouch and then as you pull the drawstring the pouch forms around you. Lifting you up and forward which helps to keep you out from between your legs. While also keeping you comfortably supported and isolated. 

Watch a short vide on the front page of our website for a better understanding.

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