Hands up if you’ve ever swerved your favourite exercise class or sacked off a run during that time of the month because you’re worried about leaking? You’re not alone. According to a 2021 report, one in four girls will drop out of sports during adolescence, citing ‘period leakage’ as a main reason. It’s a stat that has no doubt influenced the development of period pant brand Wuka’s latest design – period sports shorts.
As fans of Wuka’s OG pants – the most absorbent in the world, FYI – we’re wildly excited about the new shorts At first glance, they look exactly like your everyday sports shorts, but inside is a pair of period-proof knickers featuring a super-absorbent hi-tech moisture barrier. Absorbency-wise, they’re classed as medium, holding 15ml or period flow or light leaks, which translates to around 2-3 tampons worth.
If you’re worried that blood and sweat has the potential to be one smelly combo, don’t be – the inner pants are made from ultra-breathable TENCEL™ fabric, which is three times softer than cotton. As is standard for the sustainable brand, the outer shorts are made using eco-friendly recycled polyester from plastic bottles.
The Wuka Period Sports Shorts are available in sizes XS (6-8) to 3XL (18-20) and cost £39.99.