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I Took Over 144,000 Steps On Vacation, And These Bands Saved My Thighs

Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands | $15 - $19 | Amazon
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

What’s up, Thick Thigh Crew? Thankfully, it isn’t summer anymore, and our days of chafing are behind us. That is unless you live somewhere that’s hot year-round, or if you’re traveling somewhere warm. Then, chafing is a constant worry. In preparation for a trip to Orlando to visit Disney World and Universal, I knew I needed something to prevent chafing.

When I go to Disney, I try my best to open and close the park, which means I am there all day and walking for 12-14 hours a day. Even if I am not wearing a dress, chafing is bound to happen when I walk that much. I knew I’d want to wear jeans for ~fashion~ purposes, as this was a trip for my friend’s 30th birthday. But wearing jeans in 85-degree weather in Orlando? I would have been an idiot not to think my thighs would hate me by the end of my trip. Thankfully, this didn’t happen, because I got a pack of Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands.

25,491 steps in Disney. Maybe I should have got on the People Mover?
Photo: Ana Luisa Suarez

My friends seriously judged me when I pulled these out of my suitcase, but I was the only one who wasn’t complaining at the end of the day. As expected, we did a lot of walking when we were in Disney, about 25,000 steps for six days in a row. Three of those Disney days, I wore jeans and the thigh bands under my jeans.

The Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands are designed to be worn under dresses, skirts, and shorts. But I didn’t feel like wearing shorts, again for style, so I wore jeans. The bands have over 4,700 reviews on Amazon with a four-star average, and come in six sizes (21-22" to 31-32"). The bands are available in both lace and in a flat unisex design (yep, guys can wear them too), in red, white, chocolate, and black.

It felt like it was 100 degrees when we took this photo.
Photo: Ana Luisa Suarez

The bands were very simple to pull on, and didn’t roll down at all. When wearing the Bandelettes, I didn’t even feel them under my jeans at all. I honestly forgot they were there until I rolled down my jeans to pee and saw them again. One of my poor friends really needed these on the day we were in the Magic Kingdom, but alas, I only brought the one pair

Ana works as a commerce editor, but her dream job would be making her senior Yorkie, Tyrone, Insta famous.

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