Last year I featured the brand Modibodi in my Mother’s Day gift guide. At the time their products were a new concept to me, but since using them for a long while now, I decided a Modibodi review was on the cards. You may well have heard about these ingenious pants which make sanitary towels and tampons a thing of the past and help to reduce the scourge of disposable single use period products.
The Modibodi concept was initially imagined in 2011 by Australian entrepreneur Kristy who had not long had her second child. After being plagued by the usually unmentionable bladder leakage that many mums suffer from, Kristy decided to design something that would help her and millions of other women. Over the next few years she designed, developed and scientifically proved her patented Modifier Technology leak-proof undies. From this starting point the Modibodi collection grew. It now features tops, singlets, pants and swimwear. Like any item of clothing, the products are all reusable.
How It Works
The patented Modifier Technology which Kristy designed is built into the underwear. It is only 3mm fit yet despite this, you can buy different absorbencies depending on how heavy your period is. The top layer is moisture wicking and antibacterial, and immediately draws moisture away into the middle layer. This is the layer that absorbs any fluid and keeps it locked away. The bottom layer is for extra waterproof protection so you can feel confident nothing will escape. It’s really so clever! You can wear these pants during your period or just everyday, especially useful if you have any issues with incontinence as they work with pee as well.
To clean them, all you need to do is rinse them in cold water until the water runs clear. You can put them on a cold wash in the machine later on. Then just hang them up to dry and wear them again.
You might be shocked to learn (as I was) that it takes 500 years to breakdown one sanitary pad in landfills. Also, 2 billion tampons are flushed down the loo each year in the UK. Modibodi uses natural materials like bamboo and merino wool with new antibacterial fabrics to create their products. If you take care of them as directed by washing in cold water only, each garment can last up to two years. That’s a lot less disposable period products going into landfill in that time. The brand also supports various charities including those associated with ending period poverty, which is something almost unfathomable to many of us yet a very real issue for so many women.
The Modibodi Sensual Hi-Waist Bikini
This is the design I have been trialling. At first glance you would not know these are ‘period pants’ as they really do look like a very pretty pair of regular pants. They are super soft and comfortable, thanks to the bamboo. I love the high waist aspect, which I find much more comfortable to wear. The lace is also super pretty.
When you pick them up you can feel a little bit of extra weight to them. This is the inbuilt triple layered protection. But the pad area is as thin as Modibodi state and so they are comfortable to wear. Providing you get your level of protection right for your flow you can wear these alone during your period. It seems a little strange at first but they really do work at keeping you dry and fresh. You can supplement with period products if you wish, as you will know your own body more than anyone. However Modibodi do provide a detailed guide to choosing the right product for you as well.
There are lots of other designs in the range too. Incredibly you can also buy sportswear like shorts and leggings, as the Modibodi technology is not just about periods. The technology absorbs moisture so if you work out a lot then they are ideal for absorbing sweat. You can buy swimsuits and bikinis, as well as maternity pants and vest tops which absorb milk from leaking breasts. There is also a vegan range if you don’t wish to wear products containing wool. In addition to this there are products specifically for teenagers. There’s also a range for men (because let’s face it, incontinence isn’t just experienced by women).
I really love mine and love how comfy they are and that they really work. I don’t feel like I am wearing anything other than regular underwear. The downside is that they are not the cheapest underwear you can buy. If you are prepared to make the investment you will be glad you did.
Where To Buy Them
Modibodi products are available in different styles and absorbencies directly from Modibodi.
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