WUKA ® Period Panties – Full Review

WUKA period panties have been featured on the BBC, MTV, Yahoo! Style, The Scotsman, and many other news and media outlets. The company was co-founded by a team that includes a product developer, and an environmental scientist, with a focus on eco-friendly period underwear that is also comfortable.

About WUKA: The Basics

WUKA’s founders searched everywhere for the right combination of fashion-forward design and eco-friendly materials with desirable characteristics. Once they found what they were looking for, WUKA was born!

Flexible and luxurious, the company’s period panties are super absorbent, with odor- and bacteria-fighting components. All styles feature inner and outer layers of Lenzing MicroModal® fabric, which is ecologically conscientious and just as soft as the nylon that goes into many other brands. It is made from beech tree fibers, and is manufactured using 100% carbon neutral standards.

Size Guide

WUKA: Light, Medium & Heavy Flows

WUKA Period Pants – Light Flow

The WUKA Light period panty is designed to manage a light flow. Its lightweight appearance belies the fact that it can hold at least one tampon’s worth of fluid (7ml of menstrual fluid). It can be worn for a good 8 hours when you are experiencing a light period, and is great for spotting and leaks.

Styles:

1. WUKA Ultimate™ Midi Brief – Light Flow

Sizes: XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Size: 1 Pack/3 Pack

Price: $29/$76

2. WUKA Swim Bikini Brief – Light Flow

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: Black/Blue

Price:  $26

3. WUKA Basics™ Thong – Light Flow

Size: 2XS-6XL

Colors: Black

Price: $15

4. WUKA Perform™ Seamless Midi Brief – Light Flow

Sizes: 2XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack

Price: $24/$64

**Special Note: These are perfect to wear for sporty situations.

WUKA Period Pants – Medium Flow

The WUKA Medium period panty manages a medium flow. It holds 2-3 tampons’ worth of fluid (less than 20ml of menstrual fluid). It can be worn up to 8 hours when you are experiencing a medium flow period. If you put them on at 7 in the morning, it’s a good idea to change them between 1-3 pm in the afternoon, depending on your flow.  

Styles:

1. WUKA Basics™ Hipster – Medium Flow

Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $15/$38/$59

2. WUKA Ultimate™ Bikini – Medium Flow

Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $22/$59/$88

3. Earth Day Period Pants

Sizes: 2XS-S & 2XL

Colors: Black

Price: $12

**Special Note: These are made from repurposed fabric, not the usual WUKA fabrics. You need to size up, as they don’t provide as much stretch as the other panties WUKA provides, and are small when compared to the others. They are also perfect for sleeping in, as the BCI cotton-lined gusset travels to the back waistband.

4. WUKA Ultimate™ High Waist – Medium Flow

Sizes: XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $30/$79/$116

5. WUKA Perform™ Seamless Midi Brief – Medium Flow

Sizes: XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $30/$79/$116

6. WUKA Ultimate™ Midi Brief – Medium Flow

Sizes: XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack

Price: $29/$76

7. WUKA Ultimate™ Boxer Shorts – Medium Flow

Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $30/$79/$117

WUKA Period Pants – Heavy Flow

WUKA heavy flow period panties are designed to hold up to 4 tampons’ worth of menstrual fluid. You can wear them between 4 to 6 hours and you can sleep with them all night. They hold at least 20ml of menstrual fluid. These are the 5 styles they come in:

Styles:

1. WUKA Ultimate™ Midi Brief – Heavy Flow

Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $30/$79/$116

2. WUKA Basics™ Hipster – Heavy Flow

 Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $22/$58/$88

3. WUKA Perform™ Seamless Midi Brief – Heavy Flow

Sizes: 2XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack

Price: $27/$73

4. WUKA Ultimate™ High Waist – Heavy Flow

Sizes: 2XS-3XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack

Price: $27/$73

5. WUKA Ultimate™ Bikini – Heavy Flow

Sizes: 2XS-4XL

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack/3 Pack/5 Pack

Price: $26/$70/$112

WUKA Tween (Ages 9-13)

WUKA Tween period panties are designed for active tweens between the ages of 9 and 13, who want an alternative to pads and tampons. These lean, lightweight period panties can absorb up to 4 tampons’ worth of menstrual fluid, keeping tweens comfortable and odor-free all day long, minus problems like slipping and the rustling noises of sanitary pads.  

These period panties are available in UK sizes 4 though 8, which correspond with classic tween sizes 9 through 13. There are two styles for tweens:

WUKA Ultimate™ Midi Brief – Tween (9-13 years)

Sizes: XXS-S

Colors: Black

Price: $30

WUKA First Period Pack – Hipster

Sizes: 2XS-L

Colors: Black

Pack Sizes: 1 Pack

Price: $30

**Special Note: This is for tweens and teens getting their first period. It comes with a choice of two books – either “Girls’ Guide to Growing Up Great” or “Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods.” It contains 1 pair of black Hipster period panties, and a special bag to carry spare panties. The size of these panties is similar to UK adult sizes:

 

 

Do These Period Panties Pass the Test?

WUKA period panties are made with technical fabrics that have been selected for their comfort, flexibility, absorbency, and eco-friendly characteristics. There are sizes to fit tweens, teens, and adult women between sizes 4 and 20 (UK), and different absorbency levels to help wearers deal with their menstrual flow.

They come in an attractive, versatile black color, and are fitted with an elastic waistband that provides a secure, slip-free fit. The outer layers are made with Lenzing® MicroModal fabric, which is made from beech tree fibers.

This eco-friendly fabric offers moisture wicking properties for a pleasant feel. The barrier layer is PUL. The absorbent layer grabs liquid and locks it into the fabric’s fibers, helping to prevent leaks. An inner layer, also of Lenzing® MicroModal fabric, feels soft and luxurious next to skin. WUKA period panties are breathable, so the discomfort and chafing that comes with excessive sweating is avoided.

 

Features

Made with sustainable, comfortable, technical fabrics 

These period panties are made with four layers of fabric. The inner and outer layers are made of moisture wicking Lenzing® MicroModal fabric, which offers a soft, luxurious feel. The thin, lightweight inner layers absorb liquid and lock it into the fabric’s structure for leak-free performance.

Simple style works well with a variety of fashion choices 

WUKA period pants come in styles that feel great on while keeping you dry and worry-free. The company’s period panties can be worn without any backup; simply decide which pair to wear depending on your flow, pull them on, and take on the day as usual.

Breathable design 

Prevents sweat build-up

Works for everyone 

Designed to fit tweens, teens, and women, in UK sizes between 4 and 20

Multi-pack 

Multi-pack “Cycle Sets” of the most popular styles provide great savings

Customer Feedback

Here are individual customer reviews for WUKA period panties:

About the Company

WUKA Period panties are designed in the United Kingdom and manufactured in China. The company assures that its workers are protected by oversight, and that they enjoy safe working conditions, fair wages, fair working hours, and appropriate social benefits. UK shipping is free. Worldwide shipping is available for an additional cost.

Ruby is the CEO and Co-Founder of WUKA Wear. She is a passionate environmental scientist who combines her scientific knowledge and passion for lean start-up methodology to solve the problems that surround disposable menstrual products.

The Bottom Line

WUKA period panties have been on the market since 2017, and all come in versatile jet black (except for the bikini swimwear option that comes in blue and black). What these underwear lack in color options, they make up for in performance and comfort. They are wonderfully absorbent, odor-resistant, and leak proof, all in an eco-friendly design that feels fantastic while wearing them.

Since these period panties can hold an average of 4 tampons’ worth of fluid, they’re ideal for wearing all day or night, completely replacing conventional tampons and sanitary pads.

Another thing to consider is the fact that if you’re among the many who want an easy option for the absorption of postpartum flow, or occasional incontinence leaks, then these period panties are definitely worth considering.

The company’s ethical stance is admirable, and its pricing is competitive.

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    I’ve been using WUKA period pants for a few months now, and absolutely love them and doing my part for the environment – Super comfortable , I actually forget that I am on my period

    + PROS: Absolutely comfortable , absorbs so much of flow
    - CONS: It comes bigger in size, I had to get one size smaller.
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    I’ve never used a cup tbh. Never fancied it. But these WUKA pants are amazing. You can wear one pair all day even on your heaviest. No leakage. I go climbing in mine. Don’t have to worry about changing them. Then just rinse them out and Chuck them in your normal wash. Thank you for bringing amazing product.

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    WUKA is a real game changer. I have looked carefully at your competitors and you have just knocked them out of the park. Great cut, sleek fabric, beautiful mesh detailing and incredible fit. You have not just created a product, you have created a Movement.

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