Having mostly girls (ages 14, 12, 7) my husband Garth (not his real name) and I are accustomed to being surrounded by all things pink and prettiful and - though, I never really got into the frilly, fru-fru stage, or fully recovered from the whole Polly Pocket...um...thing - I can tell you that I consider raising a son a refreshing respite from all the girlie-girl goings on, around here.
Until, the man child bought home his first copy of Captain Underpants, or the ritualistic way in which my 9-year-old son walks around the house, before every soccer practice and/or game, wearing nothing but his underwear and knocking on his jockstrap, chanting:
"I've got the brains, brawn and nuts of steel!"
There's one thing they DO have in common and I am of the opinion that digging into one's butt crack isn't very attractive, either!
So, when the Parent Bloggers Network launched their campaign for Hanes Comfort-Fit Underwear, I quickly hopped on the bandwagon and got a jump start on our back-to-school shopping!
Mini-me (she's 7) received the No Ride Up Panty (both, the brief and bikini in size 8) and I was very happy to have the chance to review these, as I nearly tore up the house looking for a decent pair for her last sleepover and even her grandparents have come to ask her:
"What's the matter, got a wedgie?"
Hanes Comfort-Fit promised no ride up fabric-covered leg bands that are guaranteed to stay in place - yet, the dainty scalloped edging kept her feeling very, very pretty - and darned if the girl didn't spend the entire weekend, picking nothing more than a big old crateful of fresh Jersey berries, “wedgie-free!”
Even the bikini (not my favorite type of underwear, especially for girls) was kept at a respectful just below the belly-button and...oh, how to put it delicately...the bikini underwear comfortably covered both of her butt-cheeks and remained tug-free.
The Boy (he's 9) received the No Ride Up Brief and No Gap Fly Boxers (size 10-12 ) and, not being a big fan of boxers, OR briefs (he wears a man child-type boxer brief) this is where the review was going to get interesting.
"These look like girls underwear!"
Actually, after retrieving a pair of his father's briefs from the "clean" laundry pile, I was able to convince him that they were, you know, totally cool.
"Oh, I get it, these have the peek-hole in front."
The Boy liked that the briefs "felt softer," are tagless (which can get really itchy...oh...AND annoying!) and proved a lot more comfortable to wear under his jeans and shorts, which...oh, how to put it delicately...reduced the strangulation factor, but he did prefer the cut of the boxers, especially at night. These were a looser fit than The Boy was used to, but the material is a very soft cotton, had plenty of wiggle room and the boxers are great to wear as pajamas, or for just, you know, hanging around the house.
They both got to try out Hanes Shaped to Fit ankle and crew socks.
Both kids wore the socks with their sneakers and found them to fit "just right." I appreciated their reinforced toes and heels (holy socks, Batman!) and colored bottoms, which (when you've got more than 1 kid) makes it easier to keep track of who it belongs to, or not to have to worry about how in the heck I was going to get them back to looking that white, ever again, too much.
FINAL VERDICT: Perhaps most parents will agree, back-to-school shopping is a nightmare - especially, if you're like me and have 4 kids who just insist on growing - but, underwear is a piece of clothing that just doesn't hand-down, very well. Hanes Comfort-Fit Underwear means what it says and - offering products for both men and women, too - is a brand that my entire family has grown to trust.
Girl, or boy.
I mean, it's good enough for Michael Jordan...yes?
Sorry - I really wish there was something more to give you - but, we're keeping ALL of them!
FIND IT HERE: www.hanes.com/kids
[This review was made possible by the Parent Bloggers Network]
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