Ex Officio Boxer Brief

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The Ex Officio Boxer Brief is uncommonly smart, unbelievably comfortable underwear. They are made of Travel-friendly Give-N-Go Stretch — 94% Nylon/6% Spandex. These Boxer Briefs will air-dry within hours so you can wash as you go and pack fewer pairs. They are extremely breathable and moisture-wicking.
In addition, they feature an antimicrobial finish keeps you comfortable. Ex Officio also added a terry elastic back and functional fly to the Boxer Briefs for your convenience.
Ideal uses for the Ex Officio Boxer Briefs are backpacking, hiking/camping, resort travel, and urban travel.


  • Stretch diamond-weave mesh fabric
  • Travel-friendly Give-N-Go Stretch™ -- 94% Nylon / 6% Lycra® Spandex. 4 oz/sq yd
  • Made from a blend of nylon and spandex, the ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer briefs offer moisture-wicking and quick-drying performance to keep you comfortable


  • Form fit

Wash and Care:

  • Air dries within hours so you can wash as you go and pack fewer pairs


  • Soft, durable waistband


  • Extremely breathable, moisture wicking, antimicrobial finish keeps you comfortable.
  • Highly breathable

Size and Dimensions:

  • 3 inch inseam


  • Flat elastic binding and terry elastic back for comfort


  • 3.6 oz /sq yd Imported


  • 3.3 oz. (94 g.)
  • Antimicrobial treatment helps control odors
  • Backpacking, Hiking/Camping, Resort Travel, Urban Travel
  • Field tested and approved by the African Wildlife Foundation
  • Lightweight and extremely packable
  • Odor resistant
  • Aegis treatment delivers all-day odor-free freshness
  • Treated with Aegis Microbe Shield™ to control odor-causing bacteria
  • Tag-less label to prevent rubbing

The Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief by Ex Officio. Your trip just got more comfortable. These Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs have built-in features to keep you dry and fresh, even if your flight flies over more than one sunset. Ex Officio clothing field-tested and approved by the African Wildlife Foundation.

SPECIFICATIONS of the ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief.

The Ex Officio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief is the one pair you'll pack every time. These breathable boxers air dry in a few hours so you can wash as you go and carry fewer pairs. Made from Give-N-Go Stretch, these three inch inseam briefs move with you and wick perspiration, which makes them as ideal for traveling or backpacking. Ex Officio treated these boxer briefs with an anti-microbial finish, so if you can't do laundry for a day or three, your boxers won't offend.

17 countries. 6 weeks. And one pair of underwear. Okay, maybe two. Comfort that air dries. High-performance and low-maintenance, the ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go® Boxer Brief is the perfect solution to over-packed suitcases and tricky climates, and great for everyday use. Designed to fit comfortably without bunching or binding and deliver breathable, moisture wicking performance even on the most demanding travel days. Unbelievably quick drying, ExOfficio Give-N-Go® underwear is ready for odor-free, active adventuring.


The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief for Men packs in high-performance with low-maintenance to create the perfect solution to over-packed suitcases and tricky climates. With built-in features to keep you dry and fresh these are the ultimate travel briefs.

Ex Officio's Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs feature a slim fit with a modern cut that hugs the body. The stretch diamond-weave mesh fabric dries quickly and wicks away moisture, and for bonus points the Aegis® Microbe Shield™ treatment eliminates odor-causing bacteria.

Your trip just got more comfortable. These boxer briefs are guarded with features to keep you dry and fresh, even if your flight flies over more than one sunset. ExOfficio clothing field-tested and approved by the African Wildlife Foundation.

• Extremely breathable, moisture-wicking, odor resistant finish keeps you comfortable.
• 3 in. inseam

Underwear born to travel, the Give-N-Go® Boxer Brief just needs a quick sink wash and it's ready for another day of adventure.
is snug, but not tight, for next-to-the-skin support.
is highly breathable and dries quickly.
Aegis® Microbe Shield™ treatment eliminates odor-causing bacteria.
Novelty elastic waist provides a comfortable fit.
Functional fly.
94% nylon, 6% spandex.
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.


The Give-N-Go® Boxer Brief from Ex Officio is the one pair you'll pack every time. They've been designed to fit comfortably without bunching or binding on even the most demanding travel days. Odor resistant and quick to dry without a dryer, you can bring fewer pairs, wash as you go and free up room in your luggage.

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Your trip just got more comfortable with ExOfficio's Give-N-Go boxer briefs. Quick-drying moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry and feeling fresh, even if your flight flies over more than one sunset.

Fiber Content: 94% nylon, 6% Lycra spandex.
Country of Origin: Imported

Oregon Mountain Community
The ExOfficio Give-N-Go® Boxer Brief provides unparalleled comfort and performance for travel and adventure. Incredibly light, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying, just a few pairs of these will last your entire vacation.


The stretchy ExOfficio Give-N-Go° Boxer briefs may possibly be the most comfortable underwear yet!


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The Give-N-Go boxer briefs from Ex Officio are odor free and moisture wicking to keep you enjoying the outdoors longer.
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Reduce bunching and constriction with Ex Officio's smooth flexing Give-N-Go Boxers.

Optimized to deliver comfortable performance to travelers and adventurers, this performance underwear will go anywhere in the world with you and return as good as new.  ExOfficio’s special Give-N-Go® fabric is lightweight, packable, wrinkle-resistant, moisture-wicking, fast-drying, stain-resistant and treated with bacteria- and odor-fighting Aegis Microbe Shield™. The fabric blend offers protection from UV rays. Carefully constructed to outlast traditional undergarments, these are also easy to wash on the road. Just wash by hand, wring out, lay flat on a towel, roll it up in the towel, apply pressure, then remove and hang dry. Depending on humidity, it will be dry and ready to wear in two to four hours. Get by for weeks in as little as two changes of underwear. Machine washable. Imported.
Sizes: S-2XL.
Colors: Charcoal, Black, White.


Men's Boxer Brief Uncommonly smart, unbelievably comfortable underwear.


17 countries. 6 weeks. One pair of award-winning underwear. (Ok, maybe two.) Join the thousands of people who have discovered the ExOfficio travel underwear revolution. Just toss your Give-N-Go’s in the laundry or wash them in a sink. Within hours you will have a fresh, dry pair of underwear. Breathable, lightweight, odor resistant and long-wearing, you will toss them into your carry-on for every trip. Soon they will replace every other pair in your underwear drawer

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Treated with Aegis® Microbe ShieldT to eliminate odor-causing bacteria
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Back Rise:12 1⁄2 in
Best Uses:Backpacking, Camping, Everyday, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, In-Transit, Lounging, Outdoor Work, Paddle Sports, Resort, Stay Dry, Urban Exploration
Dimensions:3" inseam
Fabric:Travel-friendly Give-N-Go Stretch -- 94% Nylon / 6% Lycra Spandex. 4 oz/sq yd Imported.
Fabric Weight:Lightweight
Fabrics/Materials:94% Nylon/6% Spandex
Front Rise:11 in
Give-N-Go Stretch:94% Nylon, 6% Lycra Spandex
Inseam:4 1⁄2 in
Leg Opening:16 in
Material:94% Nylon / 6% Lycra Spandex
Material Family:nylon blend
Moisture wicking:Yes
Outseam:13 1⁄2 in
Quick Drying:Yes
Style:Boxer Brief
Sun-protective fabric:No
Waist Measurement:24 in
Weight:3 oz / 85 g
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Ex Officio Boxer Brief Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

A nice pair of underwear worth the price

I bought my first pair of these about a year ago. I now own four pair, which should give you a good idea of how much I like them. And if that isn't enough, consider the fact that I'm writing a review -- about underwear.

I am about 5' 10" and usually weigh around 160. The mediums fit me well. Other reviewers have mentioned some extra room up front. If you are coming to these from compression underwear or regular briefs, then I can see how there may be a tendency to view the ExOfficio boxer briefs as roomier than those. These are not skin tight up front in my experience, so if that is what you want then I would look elsewhere.

The material is quite soft and comfortable. These things also dry very fast. I generally throw them in the shower and hand wash them there and then hang them over the rod to dry. They always dry overnight and I could wear them the next morning if I didn't want to put them back in the rotation. Outside in the summer I've had them dry in about 30 minutes, if not less. I also wear them under board shorts in the summer because they dry so quickly.

I've worn them hiking many times in the summer and winter. They wick moisture well. I also put them through a funk test last summer, much to my wife's horror, and after 3 days that included a hike and mow of the lawn they still didn't reek with a simple airing out overnight.

They have also held up quite well. They are still true to size. The oldest two pair have had some of the ExOfficio label on the front leg start to come off, but that's it. No pilling, fraying or fading.

In all, I've been very happy with these underwear and the only time I don't wear them is when I go to the gym because I simply prefer briefs for that.
Hiking JD at REI on 07/07/2012

They outlasted me!

My son and I are planning on Philmont next year and I wanted to get into shape. I'm running more and farther. I went for a 12 mile hike in Salt Lake City and was not prepared. Painful! Okay, so I go on line and found the Exofficio Grab-and-Go boxers on sale. I bought two pair and wanted to really give them a go, so I took them on trips were I would run upto six miles and walks of upto six miles in Florida summertime heat and humidity! Okay, I don't perspire, I sweat – buckets! I was so impressed with them that I bought two more pair at full price. Suffice to say that I am more than confident that these Exofficio Grab-and-Go briefs can stand up to anything I can throw at them. If you do not own a pair buy them even at full price! If you find them on sale, buy more! Give them your ultimate challenge and see if you are as impressed as I am. Wash them over and over again like I have and see if they hold up for you. Confident that I have the right equipment, I have used them on several Boy Scout hikes of various lengths. They are now an essential part of my scouting gear and running gear.

The fit was true to size. I have a 42" waist and bought the XL. They do not ride up at all! I've washed them multiple times and the color (Bought charcoal) has never faded. The fabric has not piled up and has not lost any of its moisture-wicking properties. They look like new still. Suffice to say that the quality is all there. Just to test them out I have washed them in a hotel sink and hung them out to dry overnight and found them ready to go. I've also worn them for scout events. I highly recommend them for running for us "big" guys and hiking.
Scouter Pilot at REI on 07/07/2011

Overall great pair of boxer briefs!

I have owned two pairs of these briefs for six months as of this writing. They have been used for day hiking, running (including a marathon and half-marathon), backpacking and float trips. These boxers offered everything I have been looking for in hiking underwear and I purchased them based on many of the reviews on this site. As promised, they do not retain odors and they dry very quickly. One of the pros I found is that in the morning, if my pants were damp from being outside, they do not feel gross to put on when wearing these. They fit very comfortably and do not ride up on the leg causing discomfort under heavy walking as cheap cotton boxers would.

My chief compliant is based on durability. I recently hiked 36 miles on the Buffalo River Trail and brought both pairs. After returning from the trip I noticed a considerable amount of fray on the boxers where the backpack's (Osprey Aether) waistband sat. This was the first time these had been exposed to a waistband pulled that tight as I had not worn them on a backpacking trip before. I have to say I am unimpressed with this as I bought these specifically to use when backpacking and expected to get several uses out of them. I am unsure how many backpacking trips they would last before the fray created tears. This happened to both pairs. However, this does not affect my opinion of them for the other uses listed above. I would prefer these above all others for marathons and day hiking with a pack that didn't have a wide waistband. If they fray within a year of use, I will probably replace them with another type, but if they last past that, I will replace them for the same brand and type.
Jonathan Herron at REI on 06/06/2010

Awesome Blossom X 100!

Can't get any better than this. At first, like many others, I questioned myself, "Hmmm [$] pair of underwear, is it worth it?" I did my research and nothing but praise. Here's my experience. Hiking 9K FT. in 4-5 miles with a 50lb pack gets strenuous and these briefs performed a lot better than I expected. They only feek warm since they are very breathable and I feel my body heat wicking out, but they did NOT get wet from sweat. Normally using my regular boxers they would get soaked. These fit very well and the tag on the back does not bother me at all. It's the perfect feel and fit. These did not bunch up or ride up on my whole trip. Now for the next test... "odor resistant". After all that sweating through out the hike, I'm sure the brief gone through a lot of wicking work. So I just wanted to see how it would smell, but I couldn't smell anything foul like wet socks etc.. So what I did was the "ant's" test. Ant's would target my stinky socks. Along with my socks, I took my thermos which had hot chocolate in it from the trip and knowing ants having very sensitive taste glands I rinsed the thermos lightly. Now that I have something sweet ants go for, I used the 3 test subjects and set them down near the ant trail. Came back 6 hours later. I did not see one ant on the Exofficio Brief, majority of the ants attacked the thermos!!I hope those of you that are reading will find this review was helpful and don't be afraid to try on a pair of these boxer briefs.
The Green Way at REI on 10/10/2008

Not a bad pair of EXPENSIVE briefs

I like to look at reviews when buying an item. I find them very helpful and informative in my decision making...so here is my experience with these briefs, and I hope it helps you in your decision making.

Hiking is a big part of my life. I have a pair of lightweight shorts that like to ride up in the crotch during my hikes, which gets really annoying. Im planning on a thru-hike next year and needed to find something that will get rid of that "riding up" issue. I bought a pair of these and used them on a 12 mile day hike. My L.W. shorts did not ride up at all. I was very comfortable and didn't sweat the way I normally do in the crotch. They are very breathable and lightweight. I now found my pair of briefs to use on my thru-hike.

They are a quite expensive for a brief, but I got mine (in early summer this year) on sale, so I thought "why not". I wear them on all my hikes now.

**I did wear these in the river, which had a lot of rocks, while floating and swimming down stream. While doing this activity they got a couple small snags. I am puzzled by this because the briefs were under my L.W. shorts. I figured they would have held up stronger than this for being so expensive. This isn't a deal breaker, just a concern for the upcoming thru-hike everyday wear & tear.
Bonzaii at REI on 08/08/2013

These are the best boxer-briefs I've found. Once you wear these backpacking, you will never wear cotton again. Or pretty much any other kind either... I bought a pair to try out, wore it on a weekend trip, and immediately bought another, + a couple of knock-offs. Buy the real deal! The knock-offs suffer from a variety of problems. They don't fit right, the fabric is junk, or the stitching is poorly done. The real deal is really well cut. The fly and "pouch" are perfect. I am 6'1, 170 lbs, and a 34" waist, and the mediums fit perfect to a welcome tad snug (True to size). That is probably due in large part to the fabric blend and weave (perfect amount of elasticity) and great stretch. My only complaint is that they are subject to pill under a hip-belt. Not enough to wreck them yet, but it does happen. This is barely enough to knock them down 1 star. So far I have used them a week or two at a time on several (~5) backpack and canoe treks. The anti-microbial part is awesome. They really resist a funk. Moderately quick drying. Super easy to wash, and any funk you manage to build up does come right out. Really breathable. Buy a pair, you won't regret it. Best I've ever found.
Tip to make all your clothes last longer: NO fabric softener, make sure you zip all zippers, and cold wash.

David Dombrowski at Backcountry.com on 02/11/2014

Best of What's Around!

Best active undies I've found. The legs stay put for the most part, whether hiking, climbing, running or everyday at work. The reason I got online right now was to order another 3-4 pairs for my rotation.

The fit and material are my favorite things about them. Good fit, the legs are long enough to stay down, but not too long. The material has a soft feel to it, but not like the typical brushed wool or poly fabric. It is more like a shiny nylon or spandex and feels cooler than others.

My only improvement would be to the waistband. It could be a little softer. It's stiffer and more durable than the rest of the construction. If you could take the softness of REI's boxers and sew them on these, then they would be perfect.

I've got larger thighs than most guys my size and I tend to sweat more too. I've tried a number of other brands - REI, North Face, Patagonia, Smartwool - and the legs would always creep up and stay there. The older style REI boxer-briefs were pretty good in fit, but the new ones have legs too short that ride up. These ExOfficio shorts have been my favorite for over a year now. I prefer their boxer briefs and boxers over any other synthetic/wool ones I've tried.
Darkside North at REI on 04/04/2012


I play ice hockey and I skate in my underwear (beneath all that equipment). I was looking for something that had a good fit and didn't remind me how much I'm sweating. I had previously skated in cotton boxers or boxer briefs, but they tended to bunch and, obviously, soak up the sweat. These have been a blessing, especially for tournaments when I'm playing 4 games in just a couple days. They absorb a little smell, but I honestly think that it's less from the material and more from my hockey equipment. It's overall not a big deal, though.

I also travel quite a bit and in an effort to pack lighter, I started bringing my synthetic underwear along with me. I'll wash them out with some Dr. Bronner's soap, hang them to dry overnight, and they'll be all ready for me in the morning.

I am going to get more of these. They are comfortable, easy to care for (although after about 4 months of moderate-heavy use, I have noticed that the fabric is starting to pill a little bit), and awesome for activities where you don't want to be uncomfortable.
apluot at REI on 03/03/2012

The Real Deal

I've put my two pairs through a lot in the short time I've had them (one year). They've stayed true while hiking, swimming, lounging, etc.
The harshest test I put them through was four weeks in Samoa. With only two pairs, I would wear one and wash the other. Friends thought I was crazy (and disgusting) for only bringing two pairs of underwear, but little did they know. The heat and humidity of the Samoan rainforest couldn't slow down these underwear. Non-stop cool and comfort.
Those extreme conditions are far and few between though. What impresses me is how comfortable they are day in and day out.
It may seem strange at first to spend so much for a pair of underwear (it certainly was for me), but why wouldn't you spend more for something that protects and comforts your most important parts? Seriously, spending more for socks and underwear is always a good investment.
One additional and important note. As someone with 33'-34' waist, I thought a large would do. They did not. I returned them for a medium and have been thrilled ever since.
KiwiKlimb at REI on 08/08/2011

Simply the best...

I don't write reviews, but when I recommend these underwear to friends I feel like I'm giving them a gift. They're that good. My first experience with them was getting stuck on a sawtooth ridge above 14,000 feet when a thunderstorm moved in- fast. Without the option of hiking up and out, we had to go down, and we had glaciers on either side of us. We ended up glissading on our backsides all the way down, and spent the next 9 hours hiking around the mountain we just climbed up. My ExOfficio's dried faster than the shorts on top of them- and throughout the day, they were comfortable, never chafed, and didn't smell- whereas my hiking partner experienced all of the above. Needless to say, he bought a pair the next week. That single experience sums up every experience I've had with these underwear- near perfection. Whether it's Summer sports, Winter sports, working, or wearing them under a dreadful wedding rent-a-tux, these bad boys have stood up to the test of time and abuse. Buy several pair right now.
Lukas at REI on 03/03/2010

Negative Reviews:

Tried to Like them

I worked very hard to really like these because of how great the reviews are in general, but I couldn't find a use where they were comfortable to wear.

For pros, I have to say that the fabric feels amazing. You put these on and think they are wonderful.

Once you start moving, however, problems begin to arise. I bought these to wear on ultralight backpacking trips where I would be walking 20+ miles a day in rain or shine and needed some underwear that could handle the conditions. I tried these on seven different trips, and on the most recent, these briefs caused some painful chaffing, which was the last straw.

Besides backpacking, I tried using them during everyday use going to classes, going for runs, playing sports, but they were simply too uncomfortable to wear in any situation. The problem being that once I started moving, these guys quickly began to ride all the way up my legs. This would cause pinching and chaffing within a few miles of walking and I would be picking at them for entire hikes in an attempt to fix it. Moreover, at the end of a day hiking, after hanging them to dry, I could smell them from five feet away. I haven't had this problem before with any type of compression shorts besides these.

For other people, these may be a perfect fit, but I found out that just because most reviews are good does not mean they work for me.
Chris Kringle at REI on 10/10/2011

Disappointed - Ride Up Terribly

I was so hopeful for these boxer briefs to be all that others reviewed them to be. So hopeful in fact that I bought 4 pairs when they were on sale - a lot of money to put down on boxer briefs.

Putting them on initially I thought they were wonderful - they were super soft, lightweight, breathable, and comfortable.
Then I started moving around in them and in about 1/2 hour I was trying to deny the fact that they were riding up. I loved everything else about them so much that I so wanted them to be the perfect boxer briefs. So I tried on a second pair, thinking maybe it was just the one pair. The second pair rode up just as badly.

After a few hours of discomfort and pulling them down repeatedly, I moved beyond denial and acknowledged that all 4 pairs were going back to REI.

So close, yet so far away. I am not one to complain, but the riding up was absolutely terrible. I am a medium build in the legs, so I find it hard to believe that most of the other reviewers have not experienced them riding up. ExOfficio needs to make the legs fit tighter. They will ride up. I have tried lots of pairs and am going back to Under Armor.
jaroth at REI on 09/09/2010

Terrible Fit and Inconsistent Sizing

Based on all the great reviews, I bought three pairs of these, each in a different color but all in size small. What a disappointment! I'm 5'8, 155 pounds with a 30-31" waist, so I ordered size small. The thighs and waist band fit me, but in between was a tailoring disaster. The pouch was way too high to serve any practical purpose except perhaps to contain a beer belly. All three pairs also had areas of loose and bunched-up fabric in inappropriate places.

To make matters worse, the sizing varied wildly from pair to pair. The black pair fit (just) OK, the blue pair was too big, and the white pair was gigantic. The waist of the black came to just below my navel. The blue and white pairs rode well above my navel, Pee-Wee Herman style.

If you have a big gut, no package, and don't care about style or fit, buy these. Otherwise, look elsewhere. (JM makes some great boxer briefs.)
jkiu at REI on 09/09/2010

Tried hard to like these...

So these were recommended to me by a friend who used them on long backpacking trips since they are treated with the anti-bacterial formula and won't smell after not washing a few days.

I gave these a test run under regular clothes at the office for one day and when I first put them on I loved them, they are soft and breathable and feel great on your skin. Unfortunately I soon realized they have very little support in the crotch area, and found myself trying to make adjustments to fix this problem. In my mind, the point of a boxer brief (as opposed to a boxer) is to provide support to your package down there, and these have NONE! If you look at the photo this quite evident.

In the end I returned these and opted for the Smartwool boxer briefs instead; they are just as comfortable with the support I need but considerably more expensive. Oh well...
skyroach at REI on 06/06/2013

After a year? Terrible!

I bought 3 pairs of these a year ago because of all the great recommendations and for the first few months I loved them, but then the problems started.1. The 17 days without washing is a fantasy. I'm lucky to get 5 days, in the winter, with no sweating before they stink to high heaven ... oh yeah ...2. The smell resistance is also a joke.3. The waist band (it looks like it has been redesigned since I bought mine) soon started to permanantly roll and fold over, now all of my three pairs are folded. I've tried to iron, re-stretch, re-fold the waistband to no avail.4. If these were [$] underwear that would last 5 years it would be fine, but this kind of disappointment after only 1 year? Waaayyyy overpriced if they need to be replaced every year!The only good thing about them now is that they dry in a flash. I'll be purchasing something else soon.
duvel666 at REI on 04/04/2010

Not what they are hyped up to be.

Wow. These are not at all what they are hyped up to be. I purchased a pair and the Gordini Silkweight Boxer Briefs at the same time, and the Gordini's smoke the ExOfficio's at every level of comfort and performance. I will be returning these to REI for the following reasons: holds moisture, makes me sweat more in an area you don't want to sweat more, not breathable, the legs ride up, the crotch bunches up in the corners behind your boys, the elastic waist pulls my man hairs even after manscaping, and they over twice the price of the Gordini Silkweight Boxer Briefs which don't have any of the above problems. The only thing that The ExOfficio's have that the Gordini's don't is a front access flap. This was a huge disappointment after reading all of the reviews praising these underwear as the bees knees...more like the bees[*].
Flux88MPH at REI on 09/09/2010

I don't get the hype

Wow I don't understand all the positive reviews claiming that these would be excellent travel underwear. The material feels very nice on the skin, but the way these briefs are cut doesn't make any sense. There is very little room in the back, and way too much room in the front. If I want underwear with no support or prevention of chaffing, then I will just wear boxer shorts, which have better ventilation and are WAY cheaper. I would recommend under armour boxerjocks instead.
sonasi at REI on 10/10/2010

Breathable? I think not...

I bought these for all outdoor activities, hiking, biking, skiing ect & Casual wear. They are NOT breathable! Even during casual wear they caused heat & moisture build up-VERY uncomfortable. Wearing these feels like you have a sauna in your under shorts! If anything, they trap moisture. Also, after only one wash I noticed the fabric had begun pilling so badly that I could almost put my finger through the material! Don't ignore the bad reviews & waste your $ like I did...
Snowbeast at Campmor on 04/04/2013


After all the great reviews and after looking at the product on-line, I thought this would be a slam dunk. After getting them and trying them on I was very dissapointed. The crotch fit very low and offered no support at all. They were also alot looser fitting than they looked on the manequins.

I will be returning them and getting some of the REIs. They seem to fit much better.
Dad of 2 at REI on 03/03/2008

don't believe the hype

These are for sedentary old men who can't see their own feet anymore. The fabric does not breath very well. The rise is so long I have to hike them up over my belt, and wear them like Tweedledee. For the price, I will spend the money on Unico brand's synthetic underwear, which is more contoured for an athletic body. Disappointed.
NuffSaid63 at Campmor on 08/08/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Feel great, but make me sweat

I bought these boxer/briefs for two main reasons: 1) so I would not chafe while hiking/walking 2)for their wicking ability.

Now, it's possible that these briefs DO have good breathability and DO wick well. However, I sweat more in these underwear than I do in ANY cheapo JC Penney white cotton briefs. I don't understand it - I'm not a big sweater either, but I don't get the purpose of these "wicking" items if they actually make you sweat. I can be just sitting in an air-conditioned restaurant and I have to peel the underwear away from my skin. I only rated these 3 stars because of this - otherwise they are great in every other respect, and would have received 5 stars.

REI brand has the same problem with their wicking t-shirts - I sweat more in those and not in ordinary cotton T's.
bigdfaust at REI on 09/09/2009

comfortable but PRICEY

Very comfortable. Whether you are working or riding alot as I do, these are comfortable briefs.I am a big guy and have trouble finding boxer briefs with a deep enough rise. These fit well and are a comfy material. They do dry easily. Too Pricey
Do not machine dry, they will shrink
fatboy1s at Cabelas on 08/27/2013

one good; one not so much...

Got two pairs. gray ones worked fine. black ones got worn in the seat after just one use...so don't know what was going on there...possibly a product defect. Overall they are comfortable and light and very good for camping and backcountry use.
greenhiker at Campmor on 08/08/2011

One Complaint

I am average size - 5'9" and 165, and usually purchase large size. Love the look and feel, but the waistband tends to stretch and ripple and wear out quickly. Too bad; love 'em but won't buy them anymore.
mooreso at REI on 07/07/2009

Stretchy Underwear

They stretch out after wearing for an hour or so. You might want to size them a bit smaller due to this fact. I'm pretty neutral on these.
Knees at Campmor on 10/10/2010

Material picks easily

After one wearing, of each of the three pairs I bought showed pulls and picks in the material which don't appear to have been caused by me.
Louis the taveler at Campmor on 08/08/2013

would be better with material substitut

the materials and construction are all very good except for one crucial area, the waistband elastic fades in a few months.
Midd at Campmor on 11/11/2010

okay for hiking..........

this product shows wear immediately if worn under cycling shorts.
Wear the fox hat at Campmor on 11/11/2010