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Modibodi vs Thinx Review

About Modibodi

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

Periods…they’re important, but they can be super frustrating. It’s not always the fault of our monthly cycles. Sometimes, it’s about the care products we use to deal with them.

Period panties are an ingenious invention—a woman’s dream come true—combining the comfort of underwear and the protection of a pad but eliminating the waste, bulk, and discomfort. Just pure magic.

Turns out, there’s more than one brand on the market that offers period underwear. Today, I’m going to be looking at two major players in the game: Modibodi and Thinx.

Modibodi is an Australian brand founded in 2011 by Kristy Chong. Focusing on making periods easier for women across the globe, the brand uses patented Modifier Technology to create a leak-proof, comfortable design—oh, and its products also happen to be made primarily from sustainable materials.

With a range of styles and absorbencies, Modibodi’s period underwear is on a mission to advocate for women’s health issues, something that its competitor, NYC-based Thinx, is doing too.

About Thinx

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

Thinx was officially launched in 2011 by Miki Agrawal, Radha Agrawal, and Antonia Dunbar.

Its period underwear collection includes fun prints and is designed to make women feel good about a time of month generally associated with pain and discomfort.

So what’s in store for you in this Modibodi vs Thinx review? Ahead, you’ll discover a few comparisons between the brand’s top-selling products, customer feedback, details of brand policies, and more. Before I get things started though, take a minute to look through a few important points to keep in mind while you browse.

What To Consider

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

Product range

Thinx offers its period panties in light to super absorbencies, while Modibodi makes super light to Maxi 24 hrs.

Thinx offers a wide range of styles and fabric options from thongs to sleep shorts, but so does its competitor. In terms of colors, depending on the style you’ll find a good variety with each, but it looks like Thinx takes it in terms of cute prints.

Target audience

Modibodi seems to carry a larger selection in terms of who its underwear is for—with styles for teens, babies, men, and postpartum women, as well as for regular periods. Thinx styles are just for teen girls and women.

Materials and sustainability

Period underwear cuts down on the waste of pads, but in terms of construction, no two brands are exactly the same.

Thinx is said to last up to 2 years, using polyester and polyamide as the bulk of its materials. Though this isn’t an eco-friendly choice outright, the simple act of cutting down on pads and tampons is.

Modibodi underwear is made from a sustainable mix of fabrics like bamboo and Merino wool. I found that on average, they last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on how much you use them and how you care for them.

Style and fit

The mission of these two brands is to make you feel more comfortable. That’s why you’ll find a range of sizes for each, but you may find that one offers more sizes than the other. For example, Modibodi carries some styles in sizes as small as 3XS, while Thinx carries up to 4X in certain pairs.

Both brands offer a variety of types of period underwear. While Modibodi categorizes by style (curvy, seam-free, sensual), Thinx does so by cut (hiphugger, boyshort, hiwaist).

Care

Both brands’ care instructions are pretty similar and state that their products are machine washable, but I did see one difference. While Thinx says to just go ahead and throw your underwear in with the rest of your laundry, Modibodi says to wash them first with cold water, then put them in the wash.

Accessibility

If you don’t want to shop right on the brands’ websites, you can find Thinx products at Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters, and Modibodi on Amazon. Thinx is a bit more expensive than Modibodi across the board, but prices vary with style and absorbency. Neither of them offers a subscription plan.

Ready to get started? I’m rearing to go and get this Modibodi vs Thinx review on the road. Up ahead, I’ll take a look at a selection of each brand’s most popular, comparable products to see what they’re made of.

Modibodi Classic Bikini vs Thinx Super Hiphugger Review:

Modibodi Classic Bikini
Modibodi Classic Bikini

Tired of pads, leaks, and ruined underwear? Thankfully, period underwear exists and it’s here to save you from all of the mess.

I’ll kick this section of my Modibodi vs Thinx review off with a head-to-head challenge of the brands’ best-selling styles, starting with the Modibodi Classic Bikini.

You’ll get three or four tampons worth of protection from this sleek style. The Classic Bikini comes in black or clay colors, both equally as complimentary as the other. Offered in inclusive sizes between 3XS-2XL, this pair is perfect for heavy days or to keep your sheets stain-free overnight. 

They’re made from a blend of bamboo viscose and spandex with a Merino wool, polyester, and polyamide gusset. Designed with a longer gusset in the back, this pair is perfect for afternoon naps on the couch. Grab them up for $27/pair.

Modibodi Classic Bikini:

  • Made from sustainable materials
  • Inclusive sizing (3XS-2XL)
  • Less expensive than competitor
  • Fits like normal underwear
  • Holds up to four tampons worth of fluid
  • Machine washable
Thinx Super Hiphugger
Thinx Super Hiphugger

The Thinx competitor is its Super Hiphugger, a style that’s similar to a bikini, just with a little more coverage. With this style, you’re getting a choice of five colors, and I love the inclusion of a fun Moonflower pattern because—why shouldn’t period underwear make you feel good?

The Thinx Super Hiphugger comes in sizes 2XS-4XS and is made from a blend of polyamide, elastane, and polyester. They’re also OEKO-Tex certified for safety, and hold up to five tampons worth of fluid. One pair is $45.

Thinx Super Hiphugger

  • Five pretty colors
  • Inclusive sizing (2XS-4XL)
  • Holds up to 5 tampons worth of fluid
  • OEKO-Tex certified for material safety
  • Machine washable

Both styles hold a good amount of fluid, though Thinx holds slightly more. The main difference between these pairs comes from what they’re made of. Modibodi prioritizes sustainability, but Thinx is certified safe.

Modibodi Maternity Essentials Pack vs Thinx Postpartum Set Review:

Modibodi Maternity Essentials Pack
Modibodi Maternity Essentials Pack

A woman’s body is put through the wringer when she has a baby. Not only do period underwear serve a purpose for periods, but they also come in handy for the aftermath of when a tiny human exits through your hoo-ha.

Modibodi and Thinx have both designed products specifically for recovery from birth, and below, I’ll take a look at both to help you see what your options are. Let’s start with Modibodi.

The Modibodi Maternity Essentials Pack is totally customizable. You can add up to five items and choose sizes and colors to make a pack that fits your unique needs. With the option to add a waterproof travel bag to store your new items in, you’ll receive:

  • Breastfeeding Bra Leak Proof
  • Breastfeeding Cami Leak Proof
  • Maternity Brief Light-Moderate
  • Maternity Brief Maxi-24hrs

For the tops, pick between sizes 32C-40E-G, providing protection or 25ml per cup. For the bottom, choose S-2XL with 10ml of absorbency. Prices vary depending on what you add to your set (minimum of four items).

Modibodi Maternity Essentials Pack:

  • Lots of variety, both tops & bottoms
  • Travel-friendly bag
  • Made from sustainable materials
  • Machine washable
Thinx Postpartum Set
Thinx Postpartum Set

The Thinx Postpartum set comes with three pairs of underwear. Made from a blend of polyamide, elastane, cotton, and polyester, they vary in absorbance from moderate to super. With each set, you’ll get:

  • Hiphugger
  • Super Hi-Waist
  • Super Hiphugger

Available in sizes XS-4X, this set is $180 (down from $200).

Thinx Postpartum

  • Range of absorbencies
  • OEKO-Tex Certified
  • Machine washable
  • Color options

Both of these sets are pretty different, so it’s hard to compare them right out. Since the Modibodi set includes tops, it’s appealing for those who want to buy all they need in one place.

With that said, the Thinx set includes a range of underwear with different absorbencies and fits—something to be appreciated as everyday flows can be different. Either option is a great pick, it’s just about what your particular preferences are.

Modibodi Active Brief vs Thinx Sport Review:

Modibodi Active Brief
Modibodi Active Brief

Having a period can be really inconvenient when it comes to activity. A lot of women miss out on being active during menstruating days in fear of leaks and bulky pad liners showing through tight leggings.

Modibodi and Thinx both have designs available for your more active days, and below, I’ll compare the two to draw out their differences.

The Modibodi Active Brief is made completely out of Merino wool, a fabric that wicks away moisture and helps keep you cool. You know those sweat patches that show through light-colored leggings? Yeah, those are a thing of the past with these guys.

They hold 10ml of liquid (about two tampons worth), ideal for use on light or medium period days. Available in sizes XS-2X, the Active Briefs provide full coverage for your butt along with antimicrobial properties that negate odors.

What more could you ask for gym days? Offered in classic black, a pair is $26.

Modibodi Active Brief:

  • Made from sustainable fabric
  • Negates odors & wicks away sweat
  • Antimicrobial
Thinx Sport
Thinx Sport

As for the Thinx Sport, you’re getting protection up to three tampons worth from a pair of underwear made from polyamide, elastase, cotton, and elastane, a stretchy blend that moves with you. They come in sizes XXS-4X, five snazzy colors, and are OEKO-Tex certified for fabric safety. A pair is $42 CAD.

Thinx Sport

  • Holds up to three tampons worth of fluid
  • Five color options
  • Inclusive sizing

Thinx is the more expensive option and, in general, less information is provided about its underwear on the product page. I learned more when reading through the FAQ tech specs, understanding that they also negate odors and are breathable.

Does one stand out more than the other? While Thinx does a stellar job at holding more fluid and comes in more colors, Modibodi is made from sustainable materials and absorbs sweat better. Both have unique benefits.

Modibodi vs Thinx: Quality

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

When looking at quality, it’s important to find out what products are made from and where they’re made. In this section of my Modibodi vs Thinx review, I’ve done a little digging into both brands to see what goes into their manufacturing processes.

The first thing that stood out to me about Modibodi was what its underwear is made from.

Using mostly Merino wool and bamboo, the brand is choosing a sustainable material that makes a big difference. Biodegradable and renewable, it’s a much smarter option than an all polyester (petroleum-based) blend.

Modibodi underwear features something called Modifier Technology or Modifier Air Technology, a process that wicks away moisture from your skin for more comfortable wear.

Absorbent and water-proof, the middle layer is also antibacterial to help you feel the freshest possible—and you can thank Merino wool for that.

In terms of its production, Modibodi focuses on sustainability, choosing better materials, sourcing responsibly, and opting for better packaging. I didn’t find a mention of what the brand’s factory is like, but I do know it’s located in China.

As for Thinx, its website goes into depth explaining what its Sri Lankan factory is like. The brand chose a family-owned, award-winning manufacturing group called MAS.

The group is all about empowering women, and I learned that its female employees are offered long-term growth, leadership opportunities, and education.

Thinx underwear is all OEKO-Tex certified and made from a mix of polyamide, elastane, and cotton. Modibodi definitely excels in the areas of sustainability, but Thinx has it in terms of factory welfare.

Both underwear brands have high-quality garments, so it’s your decision as to which value aligns more with your personal morals.

Modibodi vs Thinx: Price & Value

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

When I’m talking value, I’m not just looking at price. I want to find out what I’m getting for the price.

If there’s one thing this Modibodi vs Thinx review has taught me so far, it’s that these two brands’ underwear is priced very differently—and I’ve learned that it’s for a handful of reasons.

Let’s take a look at the basic prices of each and see what you’re getting with a simple pair.

With a $27 pair of Modibodi underwear, you’ll benefit from underwear made from sustainable, renewable materials. You’re also getting a wide variety of styles and sizes, but I think the main point of value about this brand is its sustainability factor.

Both Modibodi and Thinx are going to provide great period protection. According to each, they’re superior at preventing leaks and absorbing fluids, and that’s certainly their biggest bit of value, but since they’re matched in this regard, I’m thinking outside of the—for lack of a better fitting word—box.

With Thinx, the largest chunk of value (for me) is where the brand’s $40 underwear is manufactured. Knowing that they’re made by women who are paid fairly and provided benefits is something that definitely makes the brand’s panties more appealing.

This may be why Thinx underwear is more expensive than Modibodi, along with the fact that all US orders are shipped for free. Other than that, I’m not too sure why there’s a price difference of about $13.

Modibodi vs Thinx: What Do Customers Think?

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

Hearing from those who have tried these products is one of the most important parts of my Modibodi vs Thinx review. For this section, I searched far and wide across the web to find out exactly what customers think.

Below, you’ll find a healthy list of ratings and common feedback that gives insight into the quality and performance of either brand and its period underwear.

Modibodi has some really great feedback. I found consistently high scores across websites and tons of happy customers. Take a look at a summary of ratings I rounded up on and outside of the brand’s website:

  • Modibodi.com, Classic Brief: 4.9/5 stars from 971 reviews
  • Product Review: 3.6/5 stars from 413 reviews
  • Facebook: 3.9/5 stars from 779 reviews
  • Trustpilot: 3.9/5 stars from 331 reviews

So what did customers love so much about the brand? For the most part, they enjoyed how they fit as well as their performance. Take a peek at some of the most common feedback I discovered:

  • Great fit & very comfortable
  • Provides secure protection for a range of flows
  • Not bulky, can be worn under dresses
  • Eliminates odors

All of these comments help us understand that Modibodi underwear is designed with periods in mind—like, actually.

Preventing everything those with periods worry about (odor, bulk, visible lines, leaks, etc.), it sounds like putting a pair of these on is truly a life-changing experience. Now, let’s take a look at Thinx:

  • Thinx.com, Super Cotton Brief: 4.9.5 stars from 36 reviews
  • Amazon, Sport: 4.5/5 stars from 754 reviews
  • Influenster: 4.6/5 stars from 106 reviews
  • Facebook: 3.9/5 stars from 1,966 reviews

The comments across websites included some pretty positive common threads. Here’s the short of it:

  • No odor
  • Very absorbent
  • Comfortable & soft
  • Brand has amazing customer service

Thinx definitely had a ton of reviews about its customer service of which buyers agree: it’s fantastic, and this extended out to its easy return and exchange policy. Customers just felt like they cared.

Both brands had the same kind of negative review…that leaks can happen. And this isn’t to say that their technology isn’t good. Certainly, users report that either brands’ panties absorb whatever flow they’ve got going on, but bodies are all different and experiences may vary.

Overall, feedback for quality and performance is matched for Thinx and Modibodi, it’s just some subtleties that make each brand stand out from one another. With Thinx, it’s customer service. With Modibodi it’s the invisible, non-bulky feel.

Modibodi vs Thinx: Promotions & Discounts

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

What’s really awesome about both of these companies is how their products cut down on waste. One use saves you up to five tampons per wear, so just imagine how much trash you’d avoid over a year.

With that said, even though you’re saving money in the long run, the prices of both Modibodi and Thinx underwear are more than what you’d spend on an average regular pair. And since the mission of each is to help women and girls out, they have a few ways to help you save.

Here are the deals I found while putting together this Modibodi vs Thinx review:

Modibodi:

  • Subscribe to the mailing list & get 10% off your first order
  • Free US shipping over $75
  • Refer a Friend: Give $15, get $15
  • Cyber Week sale, save up to 30%

Thinx:

  • Refer a Friend: Give $10, get $10
  • Free US shipping and returns
  • Cyber Week sale, save up to 30%

Both companies offer the same kinds of discounts, but each is slightly different. With Modibodi Refer a Friend promotion, you’ll get more, but Thinx ships for free across the board.

Though you may not be reading this Modibodi vs Thinx review during Cyber Week, the promotion is a good sign that the brands will offer other annual promotions.

Depending on your needs, one may appeal more to you, so it’s up to you to decide what really matters.

Modibodi vs Thinx: Shipping & Returns

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

Before you can even think about trying out your new period underwear, they kind of have to make it to you.

In this section of my Modibodi vs Thinx review, I’ll be putting the two brands’ shipping policies head-to-head to see if there are any major differences between them.

I’ll take a look at their returns policies too, just in case you need to make an exchange. Let’s get things started with Modibodi.

Modibodi Shipping:

  • Offers free domestic shipping on orders over $75
    • Shipping costs vary for orders under that amount
  • Delivers within the USA and internationally
    • Domestic shipping times are 2-3 business days
    • International delivery times are 3-5 business days

Returns:

  • Some items come with a 60-Day Risk-Free Trial
    • New customers may make a claim on one product
  • All other items have a 30-Day return policy
  • All returned items must be unworn and unwashed (tried on over your clothing)
  • Return shipping costs are your responsibility
  • All returned items are donated to charity

Thinx Shipping:

  • Offers free US Standard shipping (5-7 business days)
    • All other Standard orders cost $5
    • Priority shipping 3-5 business days $9
    • Next-Day Shipping 1-2 business days $25
  • Ships internationally—all costs TBD at checkout

Returns:

  • Customers have 30 days from date of delivery to make a return request
  • US returns are free of charge
  • International customers must pay a return fee

When it comes to trying something new, trial periods are key. I love that Modibodi offers a 60-day trial—enough time for you to go through two cycles (or at least one) to see if you like their underwear.

On the other hand, I appreciate that Thinx offers free US returns. Returning anything is a hassle and can often lead to customers skipping the process altogether and losing money. Free returns help.

In the end, both Thinx and Modibodi appear to have fast and affordable shipping options. Their return policies are straightforward and I’ve read that customer service is great for both when shoppers have requested an exchange or return.

Who Will You Shop With?

Modibodi vs Thinx Review

So you’ve made it through this Modibodi vs Thinx review. By this point, you’ve discovered what makes each of these similar brands so different from the other and you’re ready to make your decision. So who will it be?

If you’re an eco-warrior through and through, like the idea of a free trial, enjoy a variety of discounts, and are looking for something to negate sweat and odors, Modibodi is an easy choice.

On the other hand, Thinx underwear is made by a group that prioritizes women’s welfare and builds them up in their work environment. This brand also offers free US shipping and returns, a bundle of ways to save money, and is known for its amazing customer service and comfortable underwear.

Though both brands care about women, donate to women’s causes, work to eliminate period shame, and offer a reliable, trustworthy product, it’s the little things like policies, discounts, and how its items are made that may make you choose one over the other.


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