GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear | Pressure Sores, Ulcers, Bed Sores
4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


  • Get lasting protection from shear and friction that can cause painful bed sores, pressure ulcers, and redness caused by prolonged sitting in wheelchairs, surgery recovery, or being bed-bound.
  • Silk-like, breathable fabric prevents moisture and heat buildup against the skin. Patented technology reduces friction and shear and protects skin.
  • Note: We updated the sizing in 6/2017! Please refer to the size chart to confirm your size. If you need help with sizing please call 866-795-0057.
  • New Men’s version features catheter access, wider waistband, and longer legs that won’t ride up. Designed to accommodate muscle atrophy.
  • Made in the USA, made to last, and easy to care for. Just toss them in the wash with your other laundry.


Finally, a Solution that Works

Do you or a loved one suffer from pressure ulcers on your buttocks, tailbone, coccyx, or sacrum? Then you know they’re painful, debilitating, and difficult to heal. Left untreated, pressure ulcers (commonly called “pressure sores” or “bed sores”) can lead to months of bed rest and even hospitalization.

Pressure sores are caused in part by friction and shear, which can be difficult to address for wheelchair users and seniors with limited mobility. Fortunately, there’s finally a solution that works.

GlideWear Pressure Sore Protection Underwear use a patented dual-layer fabric technology to protect skin and reduce the friction and shear that cause bedsores. GlideWear Underwear are durable, machine washable, and effective.

“I immediately felt a difference in how my skin felt after getting into my wheelchair in the morning… I have noticed a significant reduction in red marks on my skin and heat rash bumps were all but gone. I have since ordered six additional pairs.” — Jason in Minnesota

GlideWear Underwear are Ideal for:

  • Wheelchair users who experience redness, pain, or bed sores on the buttocks or tailbone
  • Seniors with limited mobility who spend much of the day in bed, sitting, or using a wheelchair
  • People recovering from surgery who are temporarily bed-bound

A Lasting Skin Protection

When you buy GlideWear Underwear, you’re not just buying a pair of underwear. You’re buying a medical tool that prevents friction shear, which can cause painful, debilitating pressure ulcers. Remember, if you get one pressure ulcer (bed sore), you’re at a higher risk for getting another one in the future. Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term skin protection solution – buy GlideWear Underwear today.

Product Instructions

GlideWear Shear Protection Underwear are primarily indicated for daily wheelchair users who are at risk of developing or are experiencing bedsores (pressure injuries on the buttocks) as well as individuals on bed-rest due to hospitalization or doctor recommendation. Wear GlideWear Underwear daily to prevent and protect against decubitus ulceration (skin breakdown) on the buttocks. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the use of this product.

Size Chart

Please Note: If you’re between sizes, we recommend ordering the larger size. If you don’t have access to a flexible cloth measuring tape, contact us by email to request one at no charge:

Tech Specs

Package contains ONE pair of Undershorts.

Unisex specifications: 50% Nylon, 28% Rayon, 12% Cotton, 10% Spandex

Men’s specifications: 65% Nylon, 25% Polyester, 10% Spandex

All GlideWear products are latex-free and don’t contain any known skin irritants

Additional information

Weight 0.6875 lbs
Dimensions N/A



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5 reviews for GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear | Pressure Sores, Ulcers, Skin Breakdown

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love this product. The underwear fits great and provides skin shear protection not only on my rear end (IT’s), but they also wrap up and around the trocanter (hip) bone area too for hip protection. No sitting on seams either! They also have nice long “boxer brief” legs so that they stay smooth and wrinkle free. I hate it when shorts bunch up so your sitting on wrinkled fabric. These stay smooth and bunch free. Great job!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love the Glide Free underwear & tape as they both work very well for me. Been using for 6-months and won’t go back to regular underwear & transfer board without the Glide Free tape. They make the tape in a roll now that nstead of 5 individual strips which works better when applying to transfer board. Great products. Keep up the great work & customer service.

  3. 1 out of 5

    Terrible to be honest, the soft material on the back side constantly slides right off while sitting in my wheelchair. I use a rohoe cushion and couldn’t keep these underwear up. Seems the waist band is to short, design needs taller waist band too.

    • (verified owner)

      Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry you are experiencing these issues with the waistband. Not sure if you ordered the GlideWear Unisex or the new Men’s GlideWear version that launched in April? But the new Men’s GlideWear Underwear have many updated features including a wider waistband, which helps to prevent the underwear from sliding down and a higher back panel, which provides greater coverage than traditional underwear. Feel free to reach out to us with further questions or concerns.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. After having a problem with several sores using the Glidewear has really reduced the shearing issues that were continually giving me skin breakdown. A little bit of a pain to put on each day but it seems to be working very well and keeping me out of the hospital! A nice snug fit means that wrinkled up pants can’t dig in to my thigh and butt. I’ve gone commando for over 20 years and as I get older apparently my skin really needs this protection and it’s working very well so far.

    • (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Noel. We’re truly delighted to hear the GlideWear Shear Protection Underwear are working well for you. Best wishes from your friends at Tamarack Habilitation Technologies!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love the underwear and tape for my sliding board. I only use glidware now. It’s been a God sent to me. The extra protection is very comforting for me due to all the skin breakdown problems I’ve had in the past.

    • (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Rob. We’re delighted to hear that the GlideWear Underwear and GlideFree Transfer Board Tape have been working well for you!

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