Period pants are increasingly popular and offer a more sustainable and, therefore, climate friendly alternative to using other sanitary products. On test are WUKA Perform Seamless period pants that are aimed at women when exercising.
By the way, WUKA stands for “Wake Up Kick Ass”.
Whether you can wear only period pants, or period pants and use another form of sanitary products, such as tampons, will depend on how heavy the flow is during your period. Many women find that when exercising the flow is stemmed a bit and so they can “get away with” wearing the pants only.
It could be that the period pants offer extra protection and reassurance when women use a menstrual cap (also more environmentally friendly than tampons and sanitary towels).
Period pants are also great for women suffering incontinence. This can happen at any time in your life, but especially at peri and menopause stage.
WUKA sell a range of period pants. On test are the WUKA Perform Seamless period pants.
- Heavy Flow – Holds at least 20ml period flow or light leaks / 4 tampons’ worth. Also available in Medium Flow and Light Flow
- Eco-friendly recycled nylon, a lightweight seamless fabric with a super absorbent hi-tech moisture barrier making it period proof and VPL-free
- Smooth, silky and soft to the touch.
- Midi brief style with full coverage at the back without feeling bulky
- Wash cold to protect the underwear
- 1% sales are donated to our charity partner Surfer’s Against Sewage
- Price: £23.99 for one pair; £62.00 for a pack of three.
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Review: WUKA Perform Seamless period pants
These are straightforward and easy-to-wear pants that do what they say they will. They are not the most glamorous looking and I would call them no frills, but sports pants are usually like this anyway.
They are “big” pants, too. There are other versions in the range that do not come up as high on the hips and waist. Personally, I don’t mind big pants when doing sport because they give more support, but I know other people prefer a smaller pair of knickers!
The seamless design is comfortable. They offer good support for exercise and they keep period flow inside your pants with no leakage.
It is common for people to find they do not have a huge flow when exercising but even if you do have a heavy period or menstrual flow, the padded area keeps flow in the pants and not outside.
If you have worries about flow, you could partner these with a menstrual cup, such as a Mooncup.
At first, you might find the pant gusset area feels a bit bulky but it would be similar with a thin sanitary towel. With the pants, there are no worries about a towel moving about while running and therefor there is reduced risk of chafing. They are a great solution for cyclists, too.
If you are worried about irregular periods, the pants are a great solution, too. You can pop them on when you think you might be about to get your period and be safe in the knowledge the pants will catch any flow should it come unexpectedly.
These pants could easily be worn when not doing sport as well.
It’s great that they can be washed in cold water, which gives another environmental saving.
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