Best Period Underwear in Australia 2024

25 March 2024  |  Admin

Here at Team Cheeky we've been all about 'Simple Reusables' since we launched our bestselling reusable wipes kit way back in 2008.

After 4 kids, my body had changed and internal period protection such as menstrual cup or tampons was no longer an option. So we launched our reusable period pads back in 2014 and period undies shortly afterwards and at that stage it was still viewed by many as gross and weird and even a bit feral!

We used to get some VERY funny reactions at expo's....

Thankfully with the focus in recent years on the environment, people are now way more aware of how the choices we make as consumers have a massive knock on effect on our environment.

This means that reusable period products are now way more mainstream than they were previously. That's great news for our planet!

If you're thinking of making the switch to period undies, it can be tricky to know where to start! Is there any difference between the brands?

We'll let you into a secret....

All Period Undies are basically the same, no matter what their marketing says

There aren't any 'magic powers' with period knickers (or unicorn dust), all pairs of period pants are made in the same way:

- a layer next to your skin which is moisture wicking and helps with odour control

- absorbent layer or layers which offer different levels of absorbency / tampons worth of blood

- waterproof, leak proof layers

In real terms, this means there's very little difference between different brands of period pants in terms of the actual product.

There's one notable exception.

That's how far the absorbent / waterproof layer extends. It makes a difference whether that's just in the gusset or it extends further to the front and rear waistband which is important if you have anything more than light flow. Having absorbency just in the gusset can lead to leaks if you have heavy periods or when sleeping.

At Cheeky, our period pants have absorbency to front and rear waistband as standard, to give our customers peace of mind no matter how heavy your menstrual cycle.

How do you choose between different brands of period proof underwear?

Well, some things to consider when choosing between different brands of period proof underwear:

  • pricing
  • customer service / reviews
  • absorbency area
  • sizing

Which are best period pants in Australia in 2024?

We know we offer high quality period pants with great value for money. So never one to shy away from being open about the competition, here's our list of the 10 best period pants in Australia in 2024:

Modibodi Sensual Hi Waist Bikini

Boody Period Bikini Undies

Love Luna Midi Brief

Best Period Underwear Australia

1. Modibodi Sensual Hi Waist Bikini

Style: High Waist and high cut leg which is flattering on most people, good day to day style

Material: Made from bamboo viscose and merino wool. Not vegan friendly.

Absorbency Level: These are light absorbency, with absorbency only in the gusset. There is a higher absorbency version available, again, absorbency is only in gusset area.

Sizing: Sizes ranging from XS to 6XL

Washing Instructions: Modibodi recommends washing their period pants in cold water and air-drying to maintain their absorbency and longevity.

Price: $28.50

Trial Period: Modibodi offers a 60 day risk free trial period for first-time customers

Customer Reviews: 'Great quality, comfort and style, with added reassurance'

Best Period Underwear in Australia - Boody Bikini Period Undies

2. Boody Period Bikini Undies

Style: Boody's period bikini style pants are a mid-rise fit

Material: These period pants are mainly made from bamboo viscose and modal, for softness, breathability, and environmental sustainability.

Absorbency Level: Suitable for light to moderate - we wouldn't recommend for sleeping as the absorbency is only in the gusset

Sizing: These period pants have fewer sizes available, from XS to 3XL

Washing Instructions: Boody recommends Hand or machine wash cold (up to 30 degrees) on a delicate cycle. Avoid bleach and fabric softener. Hang dry, no ironing needed.

Price: $22.95

Trial Period: Boody offer a 30 day comfort guarantee

Customer Reviews: "It's been so humid and these have been very breathable. I've tried other period knickers and these are really good quality. No leaks."

Love Luna Midi Brief

3. Love Luna Midi Brief

Style: Love Luna Midi Brief sits higher on the waist and lower on the legs for a snug fit

Material: Love Luna's midi briefs are made from microfibre for good stretch and fit

Absorbency Level: The midi briefs are suitable for light to moderate flow, however absorbency is only in the gusset, so not recommended for sleeping

Sizing: Available in a range of sizes, from 4/6 to 20/22 (equivalent to XXS to 4XL)

Washing Instructions: Love Luna recommends washing their period pants in cold water and air-drying to maintain their absorbency and shape.

Price: $15

Trial Period: No trial period

Customer Reviews: 'I have been purchasing the midi briefs for over two years now. I love the fabric, style and design, that I wear 365 days of the year because they are comfortable. I wear extra protection on heavy days, but great when flow is lighter.'

Best Period Undies Australiua: Cheeky Boybrief

4. Cheeky Boy Style Period Brief

Style: Cheeky Boy Style Period Briefs are mid-rise, like your boyfriends favourite briefs. A favourite with teens, available in black or leopardprint

Material: Cheeky's Boybriefs are made from organic cotton for a sustainable snug fit

Absorbency Level: Suitable for moderate flow and have absorbency to front and rear waistband so are great for sleeping and activities

Sizing: Cheeky boybrief period pants are available in a range of sizes, from 4/6 to 20/22 (equivalent to XXS to 5XL)

Washing Instructions: Rinse in cold water after use, then cold water wash and air dry inside out for speedy drying.

Price: From $24.15, (Multibuy, 3 pairs $60, 5 for $95)

Trial Period: 100% Happiness Guarantee, love our pants or your money back, no quibbles

Customer Reviews: "Super comfy and worry free. I get about 6 hrs of wear time with a heavy flow."

Best Period Undies Australia - Bonds Boyleg

5. Bonds Bloody Comfy Boyleg Brief

Style: Bonds are an inconic Aussie brand and their period pants are very popular. These boyleg briefs come in black or khaki

Material: Made from cotton / elastane / polyester / nylon / polyurethane

Absorbency Level: The boy briefs are suitable for moderate flow however the absorbency only goes as far as the front waistband, not the rear waistband so these may not be best for sleeping

Sizing: Bonds boyleg briefs are available from size 6 to 24

Washing Instructions: Check label instructions

Price: $26.99

Trial Period: No trial period

Customer Reviews: "Great comfy undies. I also wear them when I’m riding my horse for a little extra cushioning."

Best Period Undies Australia 6: Cheeky Period Shorts

6. Cheeky Bamboo Period Shorts

Style: Cheeky Period Shorts are high waisted and soft. Very popular for teens to wear under school uniform skirts

Material: Cheeky's shorts are made from supersoft bamboo which means they are breathable and super comfy too.

Absorbency Level: The period shorts have super absorbency, suitable for super heavy flow with have absorbency to front and rear waistband so are brilliant for sleeping or wearing for longer periods of time

Sizing: Cheeky boybrief period pants are available in a range of sizes, from 4/6 to 20/22 (equivalent to XXS to 5XL)

Washing And Drying Instructions: Rinse in cold water after use, then cold water wash and air dry inside out for fastest drying.

Price: $28.02 (Multibuy, 3 pairs $60, 5 for $95)

Trial Period: 100% Happiness Guarantee, love our pants or your money back, no quibbles

Customer Reviews: 'Absolutely amazing product, it has been a total game changer for me. My periods had been leaking at bedtime which I found upsetting and I was afraid to go anywhere to stay the night for the fear of leaking on bedding. This product is so comfy and has stopped leakage giving me the confidence to be able to have over nights stay while I am on my period. The product is great value for money, I was a bit dubious about buying from this company as they were so much cheaper than the competitors, but I would 100% recommend them and would certainly buy from them again."

Best Period Underwear Australia: Modibodi Seamless Full Brief

7. Modibodi SeamFree Full Brief

Style: High Waist and low cut full brief, seam free

Material: Recycled Nylon, Elastane, Merino Wool, Polyester, Polyamide. Not vegan friendly.

Absorbency Level: These are moderate to heavy absorbency, however absorbency only in the gusset.

Sizing: Sizes ranging from 10 to 24

Washing Instructions: Rinse first, gentle cold machine wash, hang to dry, reuse, and repeat.

Price: $36

Trial Period: Modibodi offers a 60 day risk free trial period for first-time customers

Product Review: "Its a good fabric. I ordered a XL. it was a little big. The only complaint on this is that this one doesn't cover all the way to the back. Which I need because I'm always sitting down at work."

Best Period Underwear Australia: Boody Period Full Brief

8. Boody Period Full Brief

Style: Boody's full brief pants are a high-rise fit and are aimed at overnight use

Material: These period briefs are made from cotton, bamboo viscose, modal, seaweed fiber, elastane, nylon

Absorbency Level: Boody recommend these for overnight use saying that they have full coverage, however the absorbency is  only in the gusset area

Sizing: These period pants have slightly less inclusive sizing, from XS to 3XL

Washing Instructions: Hand or machine wash cold (up to 30 degrees) on a delicate cycle. Avoid bleach and fabric softener. Hang dry, no ironing needed.

Price: $38.95

Trial Period: Boody offer a 30 day comfort guarantee

Customer Reviews: "These are so great and help me to feel comfortable. Will purchase again!"

Best Period Pants Australia 9: Bonds Bloody Comfy Period Bikini Heavy

9. Bonds Bloody Comfy Period Bikini - Heavy

Style: Low rise period bikini style with low cut legs

Material: Bonds Period Bikini briefs are made from Cotton / Elastane / Polyester / Nylon / Polyurethane

Absorbency Level: Absorbency on these cute bikini briefs goes from front to rear waistband so perfect for heavy flow and overnight use

Sizing: Bonds period bikini are available sizes 6 to 20

Washing Instructions: Check item label for care instructions

Price: $29.99

Trial Period: No trial period

Customer Reviews: 'I cannot remember the last time I bought tampons or pads. Period undies are all I need! They are amazing.'

Best Period Knickers Australia 10: Cheeky Fearless Bamboo Briefs

10. Cheeky Feeling Fearless Bamboo Briefs

Style: Cheeky Feeling Fearless Period Briefs are a high-waisted bamboo style with mesh sides for cool comfort

Material: Cheeky's Feeling Fearless Briefs are made from breathable bamboo and cotton / elastane

Absorbency Level: The fearless briefs are suitable for heavy flow and moderate incontinence and they have absorbency from front and rear waistband as with most Cheeky period undies

Sizing: Available in a wide range of sizes, from 4/6 to 28/30 (equivalent to XXS to 7XL)

Washing Instructions: Rinse in cold water after use, then cold water wash and air dry.

Price: $28.99, (Multibuy, 3 pairs $60, 5 for $95)

Trial Period: 100% Happiness Guarantee, love our pants or your money back, no quibbles

Customer Reviews: "I purchased these to help with incontinence issue I have. I love the level of confidence they give me. I no longer worry about any leakage. Wished I tried them sooner."

We hope that this round up of the best period underwear in Australia has been helpful.  If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us, the team all use the products themselves and LOVE to chat pee, poo and periods.

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About the Author: Helen Rankin founded Cheeky Wipes, the original reusable wipes kit back in 2008 after disposable wipes caused her eczema to flare up. 4 kids later, she went on to develop their range of 'Simple Reusables' to include period pants, reusable period kits and reusable sanitary pads. Both she and the rest of the leadership team are now navigating menopause, with all the joys it brings!

The Cheeky customer services team pride themselves on providing honest, friendly advice and just LOVE to chat pee, poo and periods all day long, helping people make the switch to reusables! The Company was recognised for their hard work in developing environmentally friendly products with the Queens Award in Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021.

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