Sometimes life can be over-whale-ming, so we brought back our ever popular Whale print in a brand new color-way to take your mind off it! Introducing the Marine Whales, designed by New Zealand's Greta Menzies.
Thunderpants organic cotton and spandex fabric is super stretchy, comfy and easy-fit. There’s no nasty, scratchy elastic that digs in! They are the ultimate comfy, easy-fit undie.
The undie styles are designed to sit in the natural curves of the body and are cut with plenty of fabric to cover your bum. Our undies are naturally larger than other undies because of this.
See the size guide below to help you choose the right size. If you happen to fall between the measurements, don’t panic, simply think about how you like to wear your clothes. If you prefer a looser feel, go larger and if you would rather feel snug in your clothes opt for the smaller size.
The sizes are standard US sizes.
A little bit of history…
Thunderpants USA is an off-shoot of the original Thunderpants brand out of New Zealand. TPUSA owner, Celeste, was introduced to the brand when her younger sister moved to New Zealand in 2005 and sent her a pair of Thunderpants. Knowing of Celeste's on-going search for a pair of comfortable underwear (I mean really!), obsession with sustainable clothing, and love for Calvin and Hobbs, when her sister found a pair of organic cotton full coverage underwear in a rocket ship print (Calvin fans will remember he had lucky rocket ship underwear) she snatched them up and sent them off. Celeste still has that pair: talk about quality. Thus began Celeste's obsession with Thunderpants, the cutest and most comfortable underwear in the world. When she opened Radish Underground in 2008, a little boutique in downtown Portland, Or, she had to sell them. She imported Thunderpants for years and helped grow the US market.
In 2016, to meet US demand and keep in line with our mutual commitment to local production Celeste licensed the NZ brand and launched Thunderpants USA made right here in Portland, Or.
Brooke joined the TPUSA team right after the launch in 2016 or should we say Brooke made TPUSA a team. Brooke does all the marketing and most cute note writing, while Celeste manages production and obsessively analyzes reports. A team of two Thunderpants lovers on a mission to eradicate wedgies and uncomfortable underpants. Here's to happy bums!
Quality over quantity - a philosophy
Thunderpants NZ and USA have the shared value sustainability: not just in how our organic cotton is grown and in our manufacturing practices, but in our own lives as well. We work hard but we also believe life shouldn’t be taken too seriously. As family run businesses, work has become an extension of home. We love what we do as much as the product we make.
The Thunderpants business models are based on similar principles of slow growth, family before business and lifestyle over work. And it’s worked pretty well for us so far, proving that it is possible to work in a sustainable way that supports your local economy.
More than just underpants, Thunderpants are a way of life and, yes, it may seem a bit daft and cliched - it is only clothing afterall - but for us, Thunderpants embodies and embraces the more important things in life like slowing down and enjoying the fruits of our labour.
We really hope you experience the same freedom and peace of mind when you wear Thunderpants.