They do run a tad long. I am 6'1 205 & have a 34-36" waist and am an avid skier and mtn biker. The large is a bit too long. However; after wearing them, I fell in love and am not ashamed to admit it. All my other boxers will become rags. Think I'll try medium next time. The only question is longevity. I've had two pair for two months and no signs of wear yet. If you're into merino, you'll love these boys.
These are above all else, a solution for chafage on long hikes. And they perform that function flawlessly. Aside from that, they are comfy, stretchy, good-looking, and just the best pair of underwear I've ever owned. I own four of these, and would wear them every day if I could afford to buy a dozen more or so!
These are a perfect addition to a layering system. I never really believed that they would be too functional, but they do add a level of warmth and comfort to activity. They do size large, Im 200 pounds, 6'2" and the large is very big on me but they still work well.
People argue over boxers vs. briefs. These boxer briefs have enough support for the brief guys and enough freedom for the boxer guys. These aren't compression shorts, nor are they particularly well suited for high intensity activities (basketball,running), but are excellent for hiking, nordic skiing, and general wear. Very comfortable.
These are my favorite boxers ever. They are super stretchy and soft. The merino wool makes these boxers comfy in all temperatures. They are great for all outdoor activities. This is my go to hiking brief. They don't chafe after 15 miles of hiking. They run a bit big
I've worn many types of briefs/boxers over the years, but these are the most comfortable by far. Plus, you can't beat merino wool. You just can't (Sorry polyester, your time has come and gone).
Now if only Backcountry would get some more of the smaller than XL sizes in....
These are my favorite. Snug anatomic fit. Easy access to the fly. Quick dry & consequently great for washing when traveling. Odor resistant. Order one size smaller. The only problem is: BACKCOUNTRY doesn't have a good stock of these. What the heck! Hopefully BACKCOUNTRY isn't stopping this product
These briefs seem to have less itchyness than Smartwool. They are very effective in removing moisture and leaving me dry. They weigh about 150 grams in XL for my 39" waist. Size recommendation is accurate. My I/O Bio briefs weigh about 106 grams and are too light.
Bought these on sale and they've become my regular boxers for trail running. Super comfortable, hold everything in place to avoid rubbing/chaffing problems. I've worn them about ~15 times and they seem to be holding up great. I'm a 33" waist and the mediums fit me great.
Just got a chance to use these on a 4-day snowmobiling trip in Northern Maine, temp was -10F. Great first layer, light weight, took less space in the luggage. They are an automatic now on all my snowmobile trips! Love that Merino wool!
5'8" 185 lbs with running back quads. can wear boxers in either M/L but these in L are like XXL ... already sliding down after walking just three steps. these might come in handy if i ever get exposed to thermonuclear radiation and turn into the Hulk. if i ordered these in size S, i'd probably give 'em five stars.
A little tall in the waist otherwise a great first layer. Keeps everything at the right temperature and humidity level.