GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear | Pressure Sores, Ulcers, Bed Sores
Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$54.99$59.99

  • Get lasting protection from the friction and shear that cause pressure sores and bed sores (“pressure ulcers”) caused by prolonged sitting in wheelchairs, surgery recovery, or extended bed stay.
  • Designed especially for wheelchair users, including people with spinal cord injury, and people in long-term care or home care who have limited mobility. Also ideal for teens and adults with epidermolysis bullosa.
  • Moisture-wicking front panel with catheter access flap and high back panel for greater coverage (men’s version only).
  • Silk-like fabric is very comfortable. Can be worn as a base layer, or on top of incontinence brief or compression garment.
  • Durable, high-quality craftsmanship — made in the USA of imported materials. Easy to care for and machine washable.
  • Easy to use, caregiver approved. Designed so that people with paraplegia can easily put them on and take them off without assistance. Caregivers and healthcare providers can easily get them on and off.
  • Try GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear risk free with our 30-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. New 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.
  • As seen in New Mobility Magazine.
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Description

Pressures sores can be painful and difficult to heal — and can negatively impact your quality of life. Left untreated, pressure sores (also called “pressure ulcers,” “bed sores,” “pressure points,” or “decubitus ulcers”) can lead to months of bed rest and even hospitalization.

GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear are designed for people who spend much of the day sitting or laying down, especially people with with reduced sensation (lack of feeling) below their waist. The GlideWear zone protects the buttocks, tailbone, coccyx, sacrum, and ischial tuberosities (“sit bones”) from the harmful friction and shear which cause pressure sores.

How GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear Work

GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear use a patented, dual-layer fabric technology to protect skin and reduce the friction and shear that cause pressure sores. Seams are very flat and strategically placed away from high-risk areas. The result is a comfortable, breathable pair of underwear that protects you from the friction and shear that redness, pressure sores, and skin breakdown.

“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

When you buy GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear, you’re not just buying a pair of underwear. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause debilitating pressure sores.

GlideWear Underwear are Ideal for:

  • Wheelchair users who experience redness, pain, or skin breakdown on the buttocks or tailbone — especially those with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or reduced sensation
  • Seniors with limited mobility who spend much of the day in bed, sitting, or using a wheelchair
  • People recovering from surgery who spend all or much of the day in bed
  • Teens and adults with epidermolysis bullosa who have blisters from friction/sitting

The Cost of a Pressure Sore

Pressure sores can be life threatening. (Christopher Reeve, best known as “Superman,” died of pressure sore-related complications.) Pressure sores, which often start out as red marks on bony parts of your tailbone area, can go from non-existent to debilitating in a matter of hours. They’re especially common in people with reduced sensation, including those with spinal cord injury, and seniors in long-term care, hospice, or home care.

Pressure sores significantly reduce wheelchair users’ and seniors’ mobility and quality of life. They can mean you’re at home, in bed, instead of going to work or spending time with your family. Even in a young, healthy person, a pressure sore can take months — or even years — to heal. During those months, someone with a pressure sore is often on mandatory bed rest for the majority of the day. Being proactive about pressure sores is essential.

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.

Noel B., GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear customer

30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee & 1 Year Warranty

When you buy GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear, you’re not just buying a pair of underwear. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause painful, debilitating pressure sores. If you get one pressure sore or bed sore, you’re at a higher risk for getting another one in the future. Try GlideWear Underwear, risk-free.

Put GlideWear to the test. Use your GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear for up to 30 days, risk free. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return your GlideWear Underwear for a full refund. We guarantee that GlideWear products will be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Read all guarantee and warranty information.

Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term skin protection solution – buy GlideWear Underwear today.

Pressure Sore Facts

  • Up to 79% of people with spinal cord injury who get one pressure sore will get another one. (Source)
  • A pressure sore can develop in as little as 2 hours. (Source)
  • A pressure sore can keep you out of your chair, on bed rest, and at home for months. (Source)
  • Young, healthy people get pressure sores, too.
  • Up to 30% of people with spinal cord injury have a pressure sore right now. (Source)
  • It costs $20,900 to $151,700 to treat one pressure ulcer. (Source)

Clinical Evidence

Note: Contains photos of wounds and pressure sores / bed sores. 

Questions? Give Us a Call

We have an expert team of clinical and customer service specialists to answer any question you have about size, fit, and whether the GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear are right for you. Call us at 763-795-0057 or email info@glidewear.com.

Product Instructions

GlideWear Skin Protection Undderwear are primarily indicated for daily wheelchair users who are at risk of developing or are experiencing pressure sores (“pressure ulcers”), as well as people in long-term care who spend much of the day sitting or in bed. Wear GlideWear Underwear daily to prevent and protect against the friction and shear that cause decubitus ulceration (skin breakdown) on the coccyx, trochanters, sacrum, and ischial tuberosities (ITs). 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: info@glidewear.com.

Tech Specs

Package contains ONE pair of GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear.

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 13 x 9 x 2 in
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Downloads

GlideWear Underwear Flyer

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Skin Protection Solutions Catalog

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Men’s Underwear Size Chart

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7 reviews for GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear | Pressure Sores, Bed Sores

  1. Rated 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. Rated 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. Rated 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. Rated 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. Rated 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!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just recently purchased the glide wear underwear. The ones that look like biker shorts, the clear difference between the two are there are two layers of skin protection in a glide were unaware. Biker shorts only have one layer and protection and is so limited. I have a class 4 pressure sore. At the time I was wearing regular underwear. I now switch to The glide wear underwear. I’ve not even had a red spot on my gluteus maximus since the surgery. The staff are always looking for the best way to help, they take their time with you, and try to get to the root of the problem,and get the best pair of apparel for your needs. I feel they should be the fruit of the loom underwear for somebody in a chair, the protection is unbelievable. I also have use the glideware tape. I’ve used the roll type opposed to the strips. All these little things are going to protect you butt. And remember it’s not if you’re going to get a sore it’s when you get a sore.The underwear is great preventive maintenance for your body. Once again thank you to all that work there. It’s been nothing but a pleasure. I have been a Paraplegic for over 30 years. Glide wear also helps with cushions. Customized to fit your gluteus maximus. They do it all, you should really check out these guys if you haven’t problems with skin breakdown, cushions that are best for your butt. And once again it won’t suffer in repeating The staff really cares.

    • (verified owner)

      Thank you for your feedback and review of our GlideWear Men’s Underwear and GlideFree tape! At Tamarack, yes we do care about preventative protection and helping all our customers get relief from shear. Happy to hear the GlideWear has relieved your pressure sores. Thank you for being a loyal customer and a believer in GlideWear!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m in a wheelchair due to quadriplegia and for 24 years I’ve had pressure sores due to shearing. I tried a pair after reading about them in Paraplegia News magazine, now I own a pair for every day of the week. This product solved all my shearing problems.

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