Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews
Wonderful, once you get over your trust issues and find the ones that suit you.
Adopting a slow fashion and sustainable approach to purchasing has been a key influence for me over the past few years. This definitely piqued my interest in period underwear. I first purchased a pair of Modibodi’s in early 2020 and have repurchased pairs since. Orders and types of Modibodi’s include:
- Classic bikini light-moderate (a few)
- Seamfree boyleg & bikini (both moderate-heavy)
- Classic bikini heavy-overnight (a few)
- Classic bikini maxi-24hrs
- Classic bikini moderate-heavy
- Classic boyleg light-moderate
- Biodegradable bikini moderate-heavy
Favorites: Classic bikini moderate-heavy, classic bikini boyleg and classic bikini light-moderate
Still Pleasantly Impressed but Not my All Time Fave: Classic bikini heavy-overnight
Dislikes/Not the Experience I Wanted: Maxi-24hrs, seamfree range.
Note: I am yet to open and try the biodegradable Modibodi.
It is strange, different and anxiety provoking trialing period underwear for the first time. You are definitely very sus about whether it works.
I’d say your overall experience with them depends on your period and preferences. I find them far more comfortable than other menstrual product options and wear them almost exclusively now. Many pairs have passed the sneeze test once or twice. Their Facebook group is interesting, informative and engaging. People are very open to asking questions and sharing their mixed experiences. Modibodi often post about period-related discussions and asking if people are interested in trials.
I find the mod-heavy bikini amazing. I regret not getting more of these earlier as I wanted to try other styles. Now I have quite a few pairs that I don’t wear (reasons below) and don’t want to purchase more right now as I have too many. Future purchases will be mainly mod-heavy.
The light-mod are really good as a back up when you’re expecting your period (especially overnight so you have a bit more time if you do get it) and on the lighter days or at the end of your cycle. That way you don’t have to wear a liner or something. Some prefer to wear this style as a backup when using other menstrual products too.
I really didn’t like the seam free pairs I had. I experienced leakage, I mainly didn’t find the material comfortable, it stretched a fair bit, and annoyingly gave me a wedgie. I purchased these as one of my first pairs and there are reports that they have changed the product a few times since. I probably won’t buy again as I simply didn’t like the material and prefer the classic.
I tried the Maxi-24hrs for nighttime when they first came out, but I found them too bulky in the butt for me, the sizing larger and experienced leakage. They provided me another pair to try, the sizing was better but I still leaked. I guess they just don’t work for me and I probably don’t need as much coverage at the back anyway. I sent these back when Modibodi tried a recycling program awhile ago.
The heavy-overnight are pretty good. I still really like them despite having issues with leaking. The idea of having the gusset going up the back and a bit higher in front is great, especially for sleeping on your back and stomach. I use these more on the night of moderate-heavy times. I often leak on the sides with these as the product design of the gusset doesn’t go to the edges of the underwear. However, they still absorb a fair bit and are comfy. The sizing was smaller than other styles so it has always meant squeezing into these (this may have changed since I purchased awhile ago).
I have had a few with faults, for example, the gusset was off center causing leakage on one side, small holes, etc. This has all been discussed numerous times with customer service and they have been really good. I’ve been given gift cards to repurchase some, which is partly why I have ended up with so many. The underwear has lasted longer than I thought, some have begun developing holes in the top layer but still work. I should probably refresh my stock since some are getting old, but some I've barely used so it's frustraing when there's some you don't like and are stuck with. All underwear will leak if you push it to the limit I guess lol, just some styles do leak more for you depending on whether you’re a front bleeder/back bleeding/side bleeder (which I think is partly the issue going by conversations with others).
Yes, I’ve had issues with some but I’m all aboard the period underwear train and love the ones that work for me.
Cleaning – process is actually alright, they clean better than expected. Adding a bit of white vinegar is recommended to assist. The thought of colour underwear terrified me but it cleans fine. It is always easier to rinse and clean straight away but that’s not always practical. People have a range of different ways of managing this. I generally rinse after use, hang to dry with a coat hanger (rather than leaving wet until the next load of washing), then wash properly in a bag in my normal washing load.
Brand – they seem to be having sales quite regularly in the past year or so (big sales at black Friday, VIP, come back sales and other key times). They have quite a range to choose from – although often have a restricted range with colours and other new products so don’t always have my size. I like that the range includes youth, gender diversity, some adaptive options and the occasional body hair in pictures. They also conduct surveys with customers and they generally take on a lot of feedback (updating and bringing out products). I think they’ve done a good job in contributing to normalising period underwear.
I think there is merit in getting a few different absorbency types (light-mod, mod-heavy, heavy-overnight, etc) at first to ease into period underwear and figure out what you prefer. However, I do wish I ended up purchasing some as a bundle as I bought quite a few over time and it would have been cheaper.
Geez, I could say more but I don’t think people are going to read this long review now.