Call me strange, but I get really excited when I come across or learn about new undershirt products. Suffice it to say, I was near ecstatic when I happened onto the Funkybod Muscle Enhancing padded undershirt recently!
PSA: Please read the comments. Many people are ordering and not getting their orders.
Note: Lots of folks are wondering what I think of Funkybod. Check out the information at the bottom of this article!
I was excited mostly because I’ve had a handful of readers looking for a padded undershirt (that will make them look bigger), like this guy who wrote me back in November:
I saw an article a few months back about these patented undershirts and was curious to know if you had seen any updates on this.
I’m an already-skinny guy who’s had surgery in the recent past, and I’ve ended up losing quite a bit of weight.
Rather than get more looks on the street like I’ve broken out of a labor camp, I was looking shirts like this up.
I also received an email not too long ago who was trying to get in contact with Greg Cross, a guy who used to put together some home-made padded undershirts about 4 years ago.
The problem was there were no other folks making padded undershirts and Greg Cross was nowhere to be found. Funkybod to the rescue!
Funkybod Padded Undershirt Features
- Chest plates giving a pumped look
- Shoulder plates to give a broader look
- Bicep plates giving bigger biceps
- Tricep plates giving bigger triceps
- Lats plates to enhance the lats
- Feels realistic to the touch
- Looks and feels like a T-shirt, designed to be worn as an undergarment.
- Shortened sleeves so as not to be visible when worn under a shirt with cuffs
- Fabric: Viscose from Bamboo
£49.95 ($75.01 USD)— Price is now £29.99 ($48.48 USD) + P&P
- Shipping Cost for the padded undershirt to the US: Unknown
The $75 price tag is pretty steep, but it’s comparable in price to some higher-end compression/slimming undershirts.
Seems like a reasonable price to pay for a product like this, especially considering you probably will likely purchase one or two and just wear them on the occasions where you want to look a little beefier.
Maybe I’ll be able to get my hands on one of these puppies in the not-too-distant future and I can let everyone know what I think.
10/18/13 – Update on Funkybod Undershirts
Readers are writing in wondering what I think of Funkybod:
I need help with the following:
Is the Funkybod shirt worth the money?
Thanks for stopping by my site and for sending in your question!
I will say that being “worth the money” is highly subjective. However, the Funkybod padded undershirt does exactly what it says it does.
I mentioned some of that in this article about undershirts with pectoral pads.
I have a black one. While I personally need it to look bigger, I can say that the shirt is:
- Looks to be pretty decent quality
- Fairly lightweight
- Does provide the illusion of additional bulk/muscles when I wear it.
Note the stuff about the sleeve length in the above article which limits you to wearing longer sleeved shirts.
If you’re looking for a decent padded undershirt to make you look bigger, I think you’d be pretty happy with Funkybod.
A follow-up Question
Are the shirts cut small?
I’m concerned with the arms, I don’t want them to slide up while I’m wearing it.
Are they snug enough if I need a large undershirt?
So I just re-tried on my Funkybod padded undershirt to refresh my memory of the fit.
Here’s what I noticed:
My medium-sized Funkybod is form-fitting everywhere, including the arm.
I pulled the sleeve up my forearm until I felt it was close enough fitting that it would not slip around. At that point, my forearm measures 9.5″ around.
That’s a size medium, so a small would be tighter. Therefore, if your biceps are larger than around 9″ around, the Funkybod undershirt sleeve should fit ok and not move around
Fit / Feel
The shirt fits well, but has slight itchiness to it. Nothing that would keep me from buying it if I needed something like it and that itchiness may very well go away after a few washes
It’s a little on the short side, so it doesn’t have a lot of length to tuck in like a typical undershirt. Though, that could be by design too based on how people would wear it.
I hope that additional information helps!