The 6 best types of workout underwear

1. ASICS-
Editors' Favorite Choice for: Running

Running manufacturer ASICS created high-tech underwear that uses "customized seamless technology that offers compression and support without the chafing... more 
1. ASICS-
Editors' Favorite Choice for: Running

Running manufacturer ASICS created high-tech underwear that uses "customized seamless technology that offers compression and support without the chafing or discomfort of seams," according to their Web site. We thought these were good high-performance underwear products that could handle higher-intensity activities.

The Verdict: Our testers really liked the fit of the ASICS ASX Boy Brief ASX Bikini and ASICS. One tester said the bikini style fit perfectly, felt comfortable throughout her cardio workout, stayed mostly dry, and didn't show panty lines-which she loved. Another tester really liked the soft fabric and snug fit of the ASICS Boy Brief. They stayed put during her workouts, but they created a little bit of a bulge around the legs where the fabric ended when worn under very tight pants. She felt that the fabric got wet during sweaty sessions, but was relieved that it didn't produce wet marks on her pants. ($25; asicsamerica.com)

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 6:02 PM EST

You can have the fanciest yoga pants in class, or the greatest walking shoes ever…but any woman can tell you: if your underwear isn't comfortable, you aren't comfortable! This is especially true for working out; in fact, according to a Consumer Reports national survey of women 18 and over, 30% of the women complain that their underwear usually rides up. If your underwear underperforms, you know how annoying (and embarrassing) that experience can be.

We went the distance to help you choose the perfect pair, asking 13 testers to try out over 60 pairs of underwear-by running, walking, dancing, Spinning, doing yoga, strength-training, and more-to find the brands and styles that performed the best.