I have a fun story to tell you. So I am browsing press releases looking for something interesting to share with you and I come across Go Free pants, “a revolutionary new pant that gives even the most modest woman the freedom to go commando with the comfort of an exclusive built-in smooth cotton panel that replaces the cross seam in traditional pants.”

I adore the idea, and used to be a commando girl myself, so I e-mail the contact wanting to do a product review. Next thing I know the inventor, Tina Ketchie, is calling me and wants to tell me everything about it. In her fabulous North Carolina accent she tells me how through individual incidents she found out that most of her girlfriends don’t wear underwear. “You all are just sittin’ here with no underwear on?!”

She also goes into detail about hating panty lines, but hates the discomfort of thongs more. “Forget about it!”

So, she decides to try it – not wearing underwear. She loves it. A grown woman that has never gone without underwear is now an advocate for it. But she didn’t like the cross seam of pants against her bare woo-ha. Can’t blame her.


Then she caught a television segment discussing female health. As Ketchie recalls, “The female doctor said, ‘The less women wear down there, the better,’ so after getting validation from my girlfriends… and conducting research, I created a pant that liberates women from having to wear underwear…if and when they choose.”

Off I go playing with these pants. I tried on the 5-pocket jean, the business casual pant and the capri. They are very comfortable and I thoroughly enjoyed the vagina friendly cotton panel; however, the fabrics feel a bit cheap and the styles seem a little dated and designed for older women. The most modern of styles would be the 5-pocket jean with its slim fit through the hips and thigh and boot cut leg; but keep in mind, this is more of a thin stretchy pant then a standard denim jean.

When I brought this up to Ketchie she explained that this is the beginning of Go Free pants and the start-up funds have been focused on the actual invention versus cultivating stylish designs in superior fabrics.

The bigger plan is to have the Go Free panel in brands of pants already on the market. Meaning your favorite pair of jeans or pants may soon be available with a Go Free crotch. I am looking forward to that day. If you can’t wait that long, I recommend trying the 5-pocket jean/pant.

My product reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I never accept payment for product reviews although I am given the sample to keep. If I am sent something that is unimpressive or boring I don’t write about it.