Ladies: this post is just for you. Gents, #TMIalert — I invite you to bow out now. Because we’re going to be talking about the reasons we women might need to carry around a pair spare of undies, and review how a new brand called Undigo is helping us do it more discreetly than ever.
When Undigo first asked if they could send me a pair of its “underwear in a tube,” I’ll be honest: I was expecting a glorified version of those horrible blue disposable numbers you get at a doctor’s office. And, frankly, if you’re really in a pinch, anything will do.
But Undigo’s underwear is so polar opposite! So much, in fact, that they’re actually in my top three for favourite pairs of underwear. Because we all have our favourites, right? I don’t like mine to ride too high on the waist, I like them seamless, VPL-free and they absolutely canNOT produce a muffin top.
I kid you not — Undigo hits it out of the park with all of my crazy criteria. It fits like a dream, and works under everything (including a LBD; I know because I tried it under a tight one).
Best of all, though, each pair comes sterilized in a portable tube not much bigger than a lipstick. And that means you can tuck it into even your smallest wristlet and rest assured that you’ve got backup.
But why do I need a spare pair of underwear?
OK, if you’re asking yourself this question, this post probably isn’t for you either. I’ve had enough oopsie moments over the years to know that Undigo could have come to the rescue.
From periods in my 20s that were erratic, to post-childbirth with a sometimes unco-operative bladder (think laughing, coughing and jumping), and now in perimenopause when I may or may not get a regular period (if I get one at all) — these unpredictabilities are real for many of us.
I already carry around “just in case” products, and now I’ve added Undigo to my purse.
Undigo gets bonus points for the cute fortune cookie-style fortune in the cap, and the little plastic bag inside, which can be used for your soiled underthings.
How does Undigo work?
Your Undigo underwear arrives in one of three tube colours (your choice!), and — hopefully — you never need to use it. But if you find yourself in need of spare panties, you’ll have them and panic won’t set in as you sit in a stall wondering about your next move.
They’re VERY tightly packed inside the capsule, but easy to slip out in seconds. Unroll and voilà — you’ve got a fresh pair of underwear.
I have tried several times to roll them back up and fit them back into the capsule. So far, I haven’t been successful (despite watching this how-to video). But, at $12.99 a pair — with free shipping through Amazon Prime, or $35+ orders — they’re not too expensive; plus, they’re so great that I’ve kept them in my underwear rotation after the fact. So buying a fresh spare isn’t exactly a financial hardship.
At the end of the day, if you ask me, $12.99 is a pretty small price to pay for peace of mind.
CONTEST + DISCOUNT OFFER!
I scored you a 50% off code to purchase a trial pair (or three!), which can be used for the cheeky style I have or the thong version, which I plan to buy myself and try next. Shop here and use “MommyG50” at the checkout.
Undigo is also generously giving away five pairs to five lucky winners*. All you need to do to enter is follow Undigo on Facebook, follow Mommy Gearest on Facebook, like the Facebook post about Undigo and leave a comment there (on Facebook) tagging a friend you know would like to hear about Undigo. You can earn bonus entries by tagging additional friends in new comments on Facebook.
*Contest closes April 14, 2019, at 11:59pm ET. Open to Canadians 18+. Prize has no cash value. Winners accept any and all liability related to claiming their prizes.
DISCLOSURE: Undigo compensated me for this post. However, all opinions and recommendations are my own.