About Runderwear™

The Runderwear™ Story

The Runderwear™ story began as a solution to a problem that is the bane of many runner’s lives - chafing.

Runderwear™’s founders, Jamie and Richard met at Loughborough University when they were put in the same corridor in Halls of Residence and instantly became friends. Both shared an incredible enthusiasm for sport and Richard was a track and cross-country runner whilst Jamie played most sports, particularly football.

After university Jamie started to run more and decided to do the New York Marathon. Whilst there, he realised that whilst he had great technical outer clothing, he was wearing his usual underwear which was chafing. Jamie searched the New York Marathon expo for some performance underwear, but all he could find was a pair of large Women’s Hot Pants! Not ideal!

On Jamie’s return to the UK, he and Richard started to look for good running underwear; they tried a few brands, but nothing was right, so they decided to make their own and Runderwear™ was born!

Fast forward to winning ‘Best Underwear & Socks Brand’ at the 2018 Running Awards and the Runderwear™ range has grown to include different styles of performance underwear, running bras, socks, baselayers and triathlon suits. 

As the Runderwear™ product range expands, Runderwear™’s dedicated ethos remains focused on creating chafe-free comfort for runners.

Jamie and Richard at Loughborough University

Richard and Jamie collecting the ‘Best Underwear & Socks Brand’ at the 2018 Running Awards

 

Our Awards 

Our awards mean a lot to us and we’ve gathered a fair few over the years. Our pride and joy is ‘Best Underwear & Socks Brand’ at the 2018 Running Awards, as this award was voted for by our customers.

At Runderwear™, we are completely single-minded in our determination to make your running experience more comfortable, so awards voted for by runners themselves mean everything to us.

Runderwear™ has also been recognised by Runner’s World, Women’s & Men’s Running, Outdoor Enthusiast and 220 Triathlon, to name just a few.

 

 

Our Team 

The Runderwear™ Team is made up of a small group of runners. Richard and Jamie (Runderwear™’s founders) are keen runners and the Runderwear™ philosophy is built on creating innovative performance underwear, by runners for fellow runners.

With an array of different backgrounds, the Runderwear™ team are at varying levels and stages of their running journeys. These include, an ultra-runner who thinks nothing of running a 100 miler at the weekend, a marathon runner who is on his sixth marathon of the year, a relative newbie who is gradually getting hooked thanks to the amazing Parkrun community and a couple of local club runners who love to do the local league races.

As you’d expect, there is a lot of running chat in the office and a healthy level of competition between team members with various showdowns at local races and parkruns!

We have a regular Friday ‘Runch’ date, where we do a group run together in our lunch break, so if you are ever in the Poole area, come and join us! 

We are constantly testing Runderwear™ products to ensure they perform to their best so that we can all benefit from chafe-free, comfortable running.

 

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Good service, product is fit for purpose

Service is great, and the boxer shorts are good for running and so the job they are designed for. Little disappointed that they are not ethically sourced, they have a cheapish feel to them which was a surprise.

Thank you for your feedback Duncan. Runderwear's range of seamless underwear has sustainability benefits over cut and sew garments by reducing wastage of fabric at manufacturing stage. We are testing new fabrics that have been made using sustainable fibers and aim to bring these into our range in the near future. All our factories are quality control checked to the highest standard and our small team regularly visit them and are satisfied that working conditions are ok. We are somewhat surprised you find the pants have a cheapish feel to them. But maybe you mean that the material is not thick and when you stretch it and look up-close it has an almost gauze-like appearance; this is the nature of the product and gives it the moisture wicking properties. We hope you will like using them and will realize how comfy they are.

Great!

Super comfy and stay in place. U.K. size 10 and ordered small.

At last... chaff free running.

Had just about given up with the belief there were running shorts out there that don’t chaff. Purchased the long shorts, and have to say they are wonderful. They are stable, breathable, comfortable and total chaff free.
I would like to highlight I was under the impression that these were “proper” shorts, however they could possibly be described as a base layer shorts. Some form of lightweight run shorts are recommended to wear over them to cover your modesty. Wearing my lightweight run shorts over the top of them didn’t detract from the long shorts benefits.
I typically run up to 21km.

Pants

Comfortable, well made, get some !