5 Types of Washable Incontinence Underwear for Men

Incontinence underwear is a discreet alternative to using incontinence pads.

Reasons to try Incontinence Underwear


It is Reusable, Saving you Money!

Men's incontinence underwear is washable, and is therefore both economically and environmentally friendly.


Maximum Discretion

Men's washable underwear is undetectable underneath clothing, and is much less bulky than some larger products. Washable pants are usually designed with cotton and present as a thin, discreet option of protection.


It has a Normal Underwear Feel

Many men prefer the feel of incontinence underwear, as it has more of a “normal underwear feel”. If you feel uncomfortable in traditional nappies or pull ups, washable underwear may be the best choice for you.


Extra Comfort

Washable pants are designed to worn for long periods of time, therefore will not cause any discomfort or irritation. Good quality pants will maintain their softness after multiple washes, so you don’t have to worry about it being rough or hard on the skin.


Cotton is a Natural Fiber

Cotton is a natural fiber, meaning it absorbs moisture, rather than repelling it. Whilst this can be annoying with ordinary clothes, for an incontinence product, this is a bonus.

Is Incontinence Underwear for Men Suitable for you?

Incontinence underwear is suitable for people with light incontinence. They are also ideal for people who prefer the convenience of a washable product to a disposable one. As washable pants are harder to put on than regular nappies and provide freedom of movement, they are also recommended for more active individuals.

Styles of Men's Incontinence Underwear

Y-Front Pants

Y-Front pants are absorbent pants which feature a traditional fly front opening. They feature a built in pad and provide a close fit.           

Our Recommendation:

Traditional Y Front | Super

  • Traditional fly front opening
  • Built in pad for security
  • 100% Cotton
  • Look and feel like normal underwear
  • Available in black and white
  • 280mls

Buy for £8.95 on Allanda

Incontinence Boxers

A traditional boxer short design is ideal for men who prefer a masculine boxer style. The pants provide maximum discretion and a built in pad.

Our Recommendation:

Men’s Washable Boxer Shorts Black

  • Modern Boxer short style.
  • Built in pad for security.
  • Look and feel like normal underwear.
  • 100% Cotton.
  • Machine washable.
  • High quality, full fitting brief.

Buy for £10.75 on Allanda  

Pouch Pants  

Pouch pants are not absorbent, however they are designed to keep pads in place during use. They are washable and can be worn the same way as other washable underwear. These pants are normally designed from cotton.

Our Recommendation:

Mens Pouch Pants Black

  • Stay dry layer lining next to skin to keep you dry
  • Waterproof layer protects from leakage
  • Look and feel like normal underwear
  • Medium
  • 100% Cotton
  • Black
  • Machine washable
  • High quality, full fitting brief

Buy for £7.95 on Allanda

Men’s Washable Mesh Pants

Mesh pants are ideal for keeping your pad in place. If you often find your pad moves around, using a fixation pant alongside it can make all the difference. These pants simply hold the pad close to the body to prevent pad movement. Simply wear fixation pants over the top of a pad, there is no need to wear your normal underwear over the top. When it comes to choosing fixation pants, the most important aspect is the size. Ensure you choose a close fit for the best results.


Our Recommendation:

iD Expert Fix Ultra

Buy on Incontinence Supermarket for £5.71

  • Undetectable under clothing
  • Double Elastic Lycra
  • Designed for keeping pads in place
  • Allows freedom of movement

Protective Pants

Protective pants are waterproof pants designed to provide extra protection against leakage when worn over disposable products.

Our Recommendation:

Men's Protective Pants White

Buy for £7.95 on Allanda

  • Concealed waterproof plastic liner
  • Elasticated waist and legs for maximum security
  • Give a snug comfortable seal against the skin
  • Designed to be worn over disposable pads/pants or washable incontinence pants for extra security
  • Ideal for night time usage
  • 100% Cotton outer and inner layer for comfort and discretion
  • Machine washable at 40 degrees C

Are you wondering which product type to buy? Read our Guide to the Different Light Incontinence Products

Originally posted 2019-09-12 15:30:49.

One Comment

  1. CARL JENNER Reply

    I am a man in my late 50’s and spent the last 17 years on my bum or in bed, I’ve used incontinence shorts for the last 10 years. I know have sores from the seams in the back of the short’s, is it possible to get seamless or seam free incontinence underwear.

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