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Thinx Review: I Tried Every Style of Thinx Period Panties

Thinx Review: I Tried Every Style of Thinx Period Panties

Sustainable Wellness

Last Updated on June 8, 2020

Thinx has a number of different styles of period panties so I wanted to write a full Thinx review because it can be difficult to know which style might work best for you and your flow.

I’ve been wearing Thinx for almost five years now and they’re one of my favorite zero waste swaps I’ve ever made!

Each pair of Thinx is perfect for a different day, a different flow, and a different fit which is great! Unless you don’t know which styles suit your needs. Thankfully, I’ve done all of the hard work fo you. I tried every single different type of Thinx period panties and ranked them in 5 different categories.

  1. OPTIONAL/Favorite?
  2. How much liquid does it hold
  3. What day of my period that I wear it on
  4. How well I think it works
  5. The fit/comfort

If video is more your speed, I review them on YouTube and have embedded the video below. Make sure that you subscribe to my channel! I have new videos come out on Wednesdays.

Before I dive into each pair, I want to briefly talk about my cycle so you can get a feel for how I’m judging and rating each of the pairs. My period lasts around 5-7 days but it can last for 10.

I’ve struggled with a hormone imbalance for years and talk about it more in this post 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You’re on Your Period.

I typically wear one pair of Thinx and then change every 24 hours as you do with your normal underwear.

Only on extremely heavy days do I maybe change once every 12 hours.

Upfront, I am Thinx Leader which means I have a discount code so you can get $10 off if you use this link.

If you use the code/link, I receive a small commission but have bought all of these pairs except for the super hiphugger which was gifted.

I actually use my discount code when I buy pairs for myself! I bought my first cycle set (7 pairs) years ago, and all of them have held up amazing.

Originally, I bought 3 cheeky, 2 sport, 2 thongs and that lasted me pretty much my whole period although sometimes I would need to wash my first pairs halfway through or would wear some cloth pads over my Thinx for my heaviest days. Now, I own wayyyy too many pairs now because I’m a super fan….

thinx review | super hiphugger:

  • is this style one of your favorites? I feel indifferent.
  • how much does it hold? Thinx super hiphugger holds 4 regular tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I only wear on Day
  • how well does it work? They work very well, and absorb a lot of liquid. I am never worried about leaking while wearing the supers. Most of Thinx’s underwear are meant to be worn as backup, but this pair is mean to be used alone without anything else.
  • how does the super hiphugger style of Thinx fit? These are quite a bit bulkier in the gusset than the other pairs but still very comfortable 

    / SHOP SUPER HIPHUGGERS /
super hiphugger thinx period pantiees

thinx review | hiphugger:

  • is this style one of your favorites? LOVE. THEM. One of my favorite pairs. 
  • how much does it hold? Thinx hiphugger’s hold 2 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear these on day 2-7
  • how well does it work? According to the website, these are meant to be used as backup to something like a menstrual cup or a tampon, but I wear them by themselves for years and have never had a problem.
  • how does the super hiphugger style of Thinx fit? Very slim, lots of colors and the best part about the colored undies is that they’re lined with black so you don’t have to worry about staining or at least seeing the stains on the inside. Occasionally they cut in a little at the thighs, but it’s not so bad that I’ve stopped wearing them.

    / SHOP HIPHUGGERS /
hiphugger thinx period panties

thinx review | sport:

  • is this style one of your favorites? I like this style, but I would go as far as calling it a favorite.
  • how much does it hold? Thinx sport holds 1.5 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear day 4-7
  • how well does it work? I think they work well, I’ve had my sports for almost for the longest and they’ve held up brilliantly over these last 4+ years.
  • how does the sport style of Thinx fit? They fit well, but they’re definitely a little cheeky. Not as cheeky as the cheeky’s, but cheeky none-the-less. I really like how slim they are and it’s nice to switch up for some without the lace on top.

    / SHOP SPORT /
sport thinx period panties

thinx review | hi-waist:

  • is this style one of your favorites? Absolutely one of my favorites! They’re the undies that I like to sit on the couch with, binge watch Netflix, and eat chocolate…. I really want to write a blog post about ethical and sustainable chocolate! (but really it’s just an excuse to eat chocolate…..)
  • how much does it hold? Thinx hi-waist holds 2 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear day 1-7
  • how well does it work? I think they work really well, and probably one of the sexiest pairs of undies I own. 
  • how does the hi-waist style of Thinx fit? They are VERY high-wasited. I wear a lot of high-waisted pants and these still poke out the top of my pants so I tend to wear them with dresses.

    / SHOP HI-WAIST /
hi-waste thinx period panties

thinx review | boyshort:

  • is this style one of your favorites? Yes! I really like this style to wear under dresses and to bed.
  • how much does it hold? Thinx boyshort holds 2 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear day 1-7
  • how well does it work? These work really well, and I feel extra snug since they’re longer in the legs and wrap all the way around my body. They really remind me of a few pairs of hot pants I had from dance class. All I need is a pair of paws and I’m ready for a modern solo.
  • how does the boyshort style of Thinx fit? I’m normally very hesitant about boy shorts because I tend to get a vedgie, but these are a bit longer so they don’t ride up. I honestly, wish that they had ONE extra inch of fabric on the legs so I could wear them with dresses to prevent chaffing where my thighs touch. Depending on how tall/short you are they might prevent chaffing, but I’m a little too tall I think. For reference, I’m 5’8″.

    / SHOP BOYSHORT /

We’re officially, half-way through all of the pairs of Thinx! I hope that you’ve found this helpful so far because they really do have A LOT of different styles.

If you’re interested in ordering a pair, don’t forget you can use this link to GET $10 OFF your Thinx order!

boy short thinx period panties

thinx review | cheeky:

  • is this style one of your favorites? Nooooooo. These are my least favorite!
  • how much does it hold? Thinx cheeky holds 1 tampon worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear on day 4-7 when they’re the only pairs I have left to wear…
  • how well does it work? They work ok. I’m not a big fan of cheeky anything, but when Thinx first started (I’ve been a fan for SO long!) They only had four options. I’ve found the width of the gusset to be much skinnier than other options.
  • how does the cheeky style of Thinx fit? These are VERY cheeky… almost uncomfortably cheeky for me. I have a very round booty and cheeky things have never been my style, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be any different with these. However, if you like cheeky undies then you’d probably like these. 

    / SHOP CHEEKY /
cheeky thinx period panties

thinx review | thong:

  • is this style one of your favorites? YES. YES. YES.
  • how much does it hold? Thinx thongs holds 1/2 a tampon worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? Day 7 and pretty much any time that I’m wearing light-colored clothes that show panty lines. 
  • how well does it work? To be honest, I wouldn’t wear these on any day beyond just spotting especially if you’re a back bleeder!
  • how does the thong style of Thinx fit? I love these, I own 10 pairs and LOVE that they offer them in beige. I wear these as my favorite thongs. It’s so nice to know that if I randomly spot and I’m wearing white pants, that I’m completely covered. I think they’re so, so comfortable. 

    / SHOP THONGS /
thong thinx period panties

thinx review | air:

  • is this style one of your favorites? Yep!
  • how much does it hold? Thinx Air holds 1.5 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically weare these Day 4-7
  • how well does it work? They work really well, but honestly would only wear them towards the end of my period they’re so thin it makes me a bit nervous. 
  • how does the air style of Thinx fit? I love how breezy they are. They’re great for wicking moisture and are very, very light and a bit stretchier than other pairs. If you want a pair that offers fuller coverage and doesn’t have hard panty lines – this is the pair for you!

    / SHOP AIR /
air thinx period panties

thinx review | organic cotton briefs:

  • is this style one of your favorites? I like these, but wouldn’t go as far as favorite.
  • how much does it hold? Thinx organic cotton briefs holds 2 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear these Day 1-7
  • how well does it work? They work really well, I like the thicker gussets in the organic cotton styles.
  • how does the organic cotton style of Thinx fit? These are one of the most comfortable pairs of undies I own. They’re very breathable. They’re a bit thicker but also softer they’re very similar to the BTWN

    / SHOP ORGANIC COTTON BRIEFS /

btwn review | organic cotton brief:

  • is this style one of your favorites? LOVE THESE!
  • how much does it hold? Thinx organic cotton briefs holds 3 teaspoons – which is about the equivalent of 4 tampons worth of blood.
  • what day do you wear it on your period? I typically wear these Day 1-7
  • how well does it work? These are one of the most comfortable pairs of undies I own – period. They are a little thicker in the gusset, but they’re all organic cotton. But, the main reason I love them is that they’re quite a bit cheaper. You can get 3 pairs for under $50 with my discount code
  • how does the organic cotton style of Thinx fit? I wear M in the adult and wear 15/16 in the tween. They can be a little tight in the thighs depending on how bloated I am, but they’re still my favs.  

    / SHOP BTWN /

Thinx is always releasing more colors and patterns and I’m super excited about diversifying my collection beyond just black and beige. One of the reasons that I love the btwn collection, beyond their amazing price point is all the bright colors!

I will say, that I just learned that Speax which is their style of underwear designed for incontinence also works for periods. They’re quickly becoming one of my all time FAVORITES to wear.

They are so comfy, I love the fabrics, and I’m obsessed with the french cut!

Be sure to check out my blog post where I go over the best cleaning practices for your Thinx period panties so they last for a long time!

As a reminder, if you’re interested in trying Thinx you can GET $10 OFF your Thinx order!

I really hope you enjoyed my Thinx review, let me know if there are any of other zero waste or eco-friendly brands you’d like for me to review.

related blog posts:
10 ways to take care of yourself while on your period + a recipe for my favorite black bean brownies!
how to have a zero waste period
zero waste periods: menstrual cups
zero waste periods: cloth pads

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  1. This was so incredibly thorough and informative. I so appreciate your help on this and am going to order some for my two daughters with your discount — thank you again. What a great review you’ve done for all of us out here.