This is a sponsored post with Modibodi but all views and opinions are my own.
Initially I was sceptical as I’ve always suffered from incredibly painful, heavy periods and I wasn’t 100% convinced that the pants wouldn’t leak. It’s just one of those female fears isn’t it?
I’m quite fortunate to have regular periods when I’m not on the pill, but this means I’m regularly buying and wasting a lot of single use plastic in sanitary products, which is something I wanted to change.
So, I turned to Modibodi and I’m glad to say I’m never looking back.
How do they work?
The Modibodi technology is only 3mm thick in the lining of the underwear so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or invasive. The Modifier technology can hold up to 20ml or up to 4 tampons worth of liquid. They’re ideal for men or women who experience bladder weakness as well as periods.
They’re also incredibly soft and comfortable as they’re made from a mixture of materials including bamboo. Anything with bamboo in it is ridiculously soft!
Are they true to size?
Modibodi underwear and swimwear ranges from a size 4 to size 26 and I would say they’re true to size. Don’t size up simply because the fit is crucial to comfort and absorbency, but go for the size you’d usually buy in underwear.
Why make the swap?
If you’re regularly bleeding then the likelihood is that your sanitary waste contributes a substantial amount of waste each year. Tampons, pads and their packaging generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and the average person will throw away between 125-150kg worth of tampons, pads and applications in their life.
To reduce this even by half would have a substantial impact on the environment, as well as your bank balance.
Is this a sustainable choice?
Due to the Modibodi technology, each pair of pants have a life of 6 months to two years depending on how well you care for the product. So it’s a reusable solution, rather than a long-term sustainable choice.
Obviously, the longevity of the product may also depend on how often you bleed. If it’s every 2-3 weeks, you’ll have more uses in 6 months than if it’s every 6-8 weeks.
What do they feel like?
The pants feel slightly different depending on their strength (the amount of liquid they can absorb). The overnight/heavy underwear feels relatively like normal pants, they just are more supported and thicker, quality material. Whilst the Maxi 24 hours have a more substantial lining to absorb up to 10 tampons worth of blood.
For me though, comfort is the biggest priority on my period, and Modibodi pants are so comfortable and soft. I was very impressed.
How do you clean them?
Now this won’t be for everyone, but initially you rinse the pants in cold water until the water runs clear. This does mean that you see some blood (for the first time I might add) and there is a faint smell, but nothing compared to when you wear a pad or tampon.
Then you pop them in the machine on a cold wash without fabric conditioner, as that can damage the Modibodi technology and let them air dry. It’s really straight forward process that quickly becomes part of your monthly routine.
Are they worth the price?
You have to view them as an investment. I’d recommend getting one or two strengths or styles to begin with to see how you go and whether you’re happy with the fit and absorbency. But they are definitely worth the price in my opinion.
The Sensual collection ranges from £19.50 (for the lighter strength) to £25 for the Maxi 24 hours strength. Different styles have different prices with the light thong being the cheapest option at £15.50 and the maximum being the heavy Vegan boyshorts at £28.
I’m wearing the Sensual Hi-Waist Bikini (£24) in all the photos and the benefits of comfort, cleanliness and reducing my plastic waste make it the perfect option for me. They also come in a range of colours, so you can jazz up your time of the month too!
There are also discount codes available for students and a Youth discount (age 16-26) through third party sites which also helps with affordability, if you needed another reason to buy the pants you’ve been dreaming of.
They’re comfortable, there’s no irritation or fear of leaking, it’s just the ideal solution to making each time of the month more bearable in my opinion.
Have you tried Modibodi underwear? What did you think?
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