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    tl1
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    U.S. troops to get silk underpants

    Or "ballistic boxers". Any cycling application for these?

    Next month, the Army is going to start sending the "ballistic boxers" to soldiers in Afghanistan, and the Marines intend for each of their troops there to have four pairs of the "protective undergarments," as they are formally known, before the end of the year.

    The heavy silk boxers, which look like shorts that professional cyclists wear, won't stop a bullet or shrapnel from an IED. But the silk can stop small projectiles like those kicked up by an explosion.

    "It is expected to prevent fine sands and particles that are thrown up by explosives, so that the tissue wounds are cleaner, less ragged and easier to treat," said Lt. Jamie Larson, a Marines Corps spokesperson. And since the silk is treated with antimicrobial agents, the boxers help protect injured troops from wound infections.

    While it may not sound like it affords much protection, silk is actually a very strong fiber, said Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, who heads the Army office that tests and develops new protective gear. He noted that silk was used by medieval knights "under the mail armor" to protect against wounds from swords and other weapons.
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/19/arm....html?iref=NS1

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    idk. pesonally ive never taken a digger hard enough to rip through a pair of baggies and lycra.

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    I weat Duluth Trading Boxer Briefs. They're lightweight and wicking. I wear em all the time but they're perfect for riding. Only drawback is they're pricey.
    I like turtles

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