Knixwear advertises that by making the most comfortable wireless bras and seamless underwear available, they’re reinventing intimates for real life.
Specifically, the website tells us their garments utilize four-way stretch fabrics to mold to your shape, move with your body, and deliver comfort, in addition to moisture-wicking, anti-odor, and quick-dry performance so you can “conquer your day.”
Knixwear certainly seems to offer real intimates for real women, but does that necessarily mean that they’re right for you? What about their tanks, tees, loungewear, and accessories?
Buying underwear and bras is already frustrating enough. Here, we’ll help you make your purchasing process easier by providing the details you need to make an informed decision about Knixwear—starting with what they offer.
Knixwear’s Underwear Line
Dubbed “the world’s most comfortable underwear” by the company, each pair features seamless construction, a bonded technology that gets rid of bulky stitching, and the ability to avoid bunching, pinching, and rolling.
In fact, the company claims that their underwear is so seamless “that it has become a staple in the equestrian community — it’s invisible even under those super tight, white riding pants.”
Knixwear tells us that CEO Joanna experienced frequent stress caused by postpartum leaking, which is what inspired her to create the brand in the first place.
Made from top-of-the-line Italian textiles, their Leakproof line of underwear features a barely-there, built-in panty liner that promises to absorb 1-3 tsp of liquid (1-2 regular tampons worth), without a lot of bulk. They also feature a quick dry, moisture wicking gusset that’s said to dry two to three times faster than regular cotton, as well as carbon cotton to fight odor, across seven styles:
- Athletic – A mid-rise option that provides medium coverage for the hip and rear end. Compared to the Everyday line, all Knixwear Athletic styles feature stretch tech fabric that will relax a bit more.
- Athletic Leakproof Boyshort – Additional coverage in the hip and rear, and sit slightly higher than a Bikini.
- Athletic Leakproof Thong – Another mid-rise option, but one that delivers minimal coverage in the rear.
- Everyday Leakproof Bikini – The Everyday line hugs more than the Athletic line, and the Bikini style delivers medium coverage on the hip and rear.
- Everyday Leakproof Boyshort – Extra coverage through the hip and rear, and sit slightly higher than Bikini.
- Everyday Leakproof Highrise – Sits at your natural waist and offers medium coverage (similar to Bikini) in the rear.
- Everyday Performance Bikini – Mid-rise and medium hip and rear coverage.
Seamless, moisture-wicking performance underwear with stretch tech that’s designed to “maximize movement and comfort during your most intense workouts.” From a fit perspective, according to the Knixwear website, these will relax more than the Everyday line.
Each pair also comes with bonded construction for invisible panty lines, a quick dry gusset with carbon cotton for odor-fighting protection, and super-soft fabric. Styles include:
- Bikini – Mid-rise and medium coverage through the hip and rear.
- Boyshort - Extra coverage through the hip and rear. These sit a little higher than Bikini.
- Thong – Also mid-rise, but with minimal coverage.
- Cheeky – Light rear coverage and the lowest rise available.
Everyday Performance Underwear
Knixwear tells us that this line features “light-as-air fabric and give you that naked-but-better feel, while soft velvet flocking hug your curves.” The seamless, bonded construction means they’re invisible under clothes, and the line hugs more snugly than Athletic:
- Bikini – Medium coverage and a mid-rise silhouette.
- Boyshort – Extra coverage in the hip and rear with a slightly higher sit.
- High Rise – Medium coverage in the rear, and sit at the waist.
- Thong – Minimal coverage and a mid-rise silhouette.
Luxe Essentials Underwear
This Knixwear line boasts a super soft, moisture-wicking fabric, a comfortable velvety waistband, and mesh paneling down the side for comfortable sexiness. Sits at the natural waistline and provides medium rear end coverage.
Thigh Saver Essentials
Long leg underwear with the same seamless design, built-in gusset, moisture-wicking fabric, and thoughtful design to help avoid chafing as many other styles in the Knixwear lineup. Ideal for wearing under your favorite summer dress.
All of Knixwear’s bras are underwire-free, provide support from an A to an E cup, and are said to feature “comfortable performance fabrics that evolve with your day.”
V-Neck Evolution Bra (Standard & Luxe)
Seamless, molded construction, thicker straps for extra support (straight or cross-back), and a v-neck silhouette that can hide under any top. Unlined and unpadded, so it molds to your natural shape.
The Luxe V-Neck version adds velvety detailing on the straps.
8-In-1 Evolution Bra (Padded & Unpadded)
Features reversible colors and two sets of detachable straps, allowing this bra to deliver eight different wearing options.
Knixwear also offers this in a padded version that features ultra-thin, reversible, breathable cups for “an extra layer of modesty, without volume.”
A medium-impact sports bra that Knixwear says can be worn on its own, or under any other workout gear. Features a long-line cut and a form-fitting, reinforced underbust for extra lift and support, moisture-wicking performance fabric, and unique back detailing. The cups will provide some measure of compression.
Knixwear Tanks & Tees
This pullover style tank is designed to act as a sleek base layer. It comes with a built-in bra that’s bonded and wire-free, with thin, removable cups to add shape and coverage without bulk, along with a secure, comfortable fit.
Fits up to a DD cup and can be worn on its own, or invisible under whatever else you choose.
Don’t Sweat It T-Shirt
A garment that uses Knixwear’s Fresh Fix Technology in the underarm panels to help block sweat, absorb moisture, and eliminate odor. The fitted silhouette helps maintain comfort and allows you to wear the garment under clothing, while the four-way stretch design won’t make you feel restricted.
Knixwear’s Knixteen Line
According to the website, Knixwear’s teen line features the same leak-fighting and period protection as their standard underwear line, including a seamless design, super soft Lycra Sports fabric, carbon cotton for odor elimination, and ‘Oh-No’ Proof Technology that uses a thin built-in panty liner to absorb up to 1-3 tsp of moisture (1-2 tampons worth).
These also feature moisture lock sides to keep leaks in, are lightweight and fashionable, and are easy to clean, so the company emphasizes they’re ideal for anywhere.
The biggest difference is that Knixteen styles boast “a different size set and silhouettes to match a growing body.” Available in Boyshort and Bikini styles.
How Much Do Knixwear Products Cost & Where Can You Buy?
Individually, Knixwear’s intimates are priced at:
- Bras: $45 - $60
- Underwear & Shorts: $20 - $38
- Knixteen: $17
- Tanks & Tees: $48 - $65
- Loungewear & Accessories: $10 - $69
However, in many instances, you can save by bundling items or building complete sets. At $18/mo, the company’s Club Knixwear subscription program also delivers a new pair of underwear to your door once per month and allows you to skip a delivery or unsubscribe at any time.
Online US orders are charged a flat $8 S&H fee, while Canadian orders will be charged $10, plus tax.
In addition to directly through the manufacturer’s site, Knixwear’s intimates are sold through Amazon and TheGrommet.com, as well as dozens of in-store retailers throughout the US and Canada.
Money saving tip: If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, this could potentially help you save money on S&H charges.
Clothing (Bras, Loungewear, and Tanks) comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, although according to the company's FAQ, they'll need to be unworn, with the tags still attached.
Underwear, whether worn or unworn, are not eligible for refunds or exchanges for hygienic reasons. Accessories are not eligible for refunds.
Customer support can be reached at email@example.com.
What Can We Learn From Knixwear Online Customer Reviews?
On Amazon, Knixwear’s Moisture Wicking underwear had more than 30 combined reviews and an average rating of about four stars. Common compliments related to comfort and the soft, seamless fabric, while complaints frequently referenced less-than-stellar comfort or fit, and inaccurate sizing.
On TheGrommet.com, Knixwear’s Reversible 8-in-1 Bra had a total of 110 reviews and a 3.2-star average rating, with many of the same compliments and complaints.
Lingerie Detective provided an in-depth review regarding their experience with the Evolution Bra, and noted that they were pretty happy with it, overall. They liked that it centered their breasts, held them securely in place (even without an underwire) and lifted them away from their body, without causing any tissue folding. They also emphasized that the band and straps were super comfortable.
However, she pointed out that since the bra features two sewn loops at the strap, it’s technically not 100 percent seamless. Regardless, she recommended it as a great bra for everyday wear, including low-impact sports, sleeping in, and hanging around the house.
As a company, Toronto-based Knixwear launched their Evolution Bra via a 2015 Kickstarter campaign, where it on to raise more than $1.1 million—followed by an Indiegogo campaign that raised another $1.6 million.
The company was founded in 2012 by CEO Joanna Griffiths, who previously worked as Director of Business Development for Bre.ad (acquired by Yahoo!), Promotions Manager for CBC Television, and Media Relations Manager for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Knixwear held a B rating with the Better Business Bureau, as of 2/1/18, although their main page with reviews and complaint details wasn’t available during our research.
How Does Knixwear Compare to Other Intimates Companies Like Thinx, True and Co, and Thirdlove?
Did we encounter any seamless intimates company that offered an identical lineup of bras, panties, and other garments and accessories to Knixwear? No. However, this doesn’t mean they’re your only option when it comes to individual designs.
For example, Thinx’s line consists solely of anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, absorbent, and leak-resistant ‘period panties,’ although they offer a greater variety of styles, including hiphugger, hi-waist, and sport, in addition to some styles with cotton fabric.
Price-wise, Thinx’s lineup falls between $24 and $30 per pair, putting them relatively on par with Knixwear’s offerings. However, Thinx also offers a 60-day refund policy.
True and Co offers bras and panties like Knixwear, although in a much greater variety of designs, styles, and materials (no leakproof options), including their True Body seamless collection. Prices range between $44 and $64 for bras, and $16-$32 for undies.
Differentiating themselves, though, True and Co also sells lingerie and men’s underwear.
Like Knixwear, Thirdlove sells their own line of bras (t-shirt, full coverage, racerback, plunge, strapless, etc.), underwear (thongs, bikinis, and cheekies), and loungewear. However, like True and Co, Thirdlove also offers a greater number of styles and materials.
Prices typically fall at the upper end of the spectrum compared to the above competitors, with bras typically between $68 and $76, and between $12 and $15 for each pair of underwear (or, three for $27 in many instances). Thirdlove’s unique Try Before You Buy program also allows you to return their intimates if they don’t meet your needs, even after being worn.
How can you choose which of these options will best meet your needs, before handing over your hard-earned money? Let’s carry this thought over to the final section as we wrap things up.
Our Final Thoughts About Knixwear
We didn’t try any of the Knixwear lineups ourselves, but based on what we learned during our research and from online reviews, they seem to feature a unique seamless design that’s comfortable for most consumers, a broad range of styles, competitive pricing, and a 30-day refund policy.
However, unlike close competitors True and Co and Thirdlove, Knixwear doesn’t allow returns on underwear that’s been worn or had the tags removed. In reality, this means that as soon as you try their underwear, you own it.
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3 out 4 people found this review helpful
Bigger than a C-cup? Waste of money.
I'm a 36F/G in regular bras, and was sick and tired of underwire bras. I longed for something that would give me a respite from them. I realize I will never get the same support and lift an underwire does with a non-wire. But was hoping for at least a comfy lounge-wear style bra for wearing around the home. I followed Knix "find your size" and ordered the correct size (7) in black. The model I picked was their basic, with straps that can reconfigure to X or regular over the shoulder.
I've worn it for about a year, and I'm finally fed up trying to get this thing to work. My boobs fall out EVERY SINGLE TIME! If you are a well-endowed gal, do NOT drink the Kool-Aid from Knix stating their bras will keep your girls in place. They won't. Unless you stand utterly, totally, 100% immobile after putting it on. However, it you step, move, bend, stretch, walk, reach or basically, you know, live and breathe, your boobs will fall out. If you walk, within 20 steps, you will get the dreaded "quad boob" with spillage everywhere. If you bend over to do anything (pick up stuff, reach for stuff), within minutes, the elastane fabric will roll underneath your boobs entirely, disappearing under your breasts (where the moss grows), now giving a horribly uncomfortable mass of fabric under your tits, while your breasts spring free up top. Requiring you to lift your shirt, tug, pull, and smoosh everything back into place every 10 minutes.
Well endowed sisters, do NOT waste your $65-85 per bra on Knix. If you are more than a D-cup, this brand is not for you. I've gone back to a Champion racer-back style in a cotton-elastane blend I got for $24.
I'm not saying Knix products are crap. If you're an AAA-C cup, I bet they are just fine. But I am saying their products are crap for large breasted gals.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
Love the bras except for...sweating.
I love the bras. They are sooooo comfortable. BUT, there is one problem that nobody seems to talk about, and that is between the breast perspiration. I am not a big "sweat'er," however, these bras are not made for summer wear.
You don't have to be exercising to experience this problem; the weather just has to be warm. It is very uncomfortable and can cause a rash and be VERY itchy. I even tried deodorant; yes, on, under, and between my breasts. It helped a bit but not enough.
I contacted the company and they did not seem surprised nor did they have a "fix." Unfortunately, this is a deal-breaker for me.
But I am amazed that none of the reviews I read on their site talked about this issue.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend