Drawers. Briefs. Boxers. Tighty-whiteys. Whatever you call ‘em, they’re the first line of defense, the last refuge of virility, a man’s final stronghold of support.
Gentlemen. If you’ve relied on coarse cotton undies as your father and his father before him (not the same exact pair, we’re hoping), it’s time to introduce your manhood to modernity.
Technical fabrics are quick to dry and wick moisture. New designs (em)brace anatomy. Slip into one of these active skivvies (the best active boxers around) and dangerously dangle no more.
MyPakage Weekday Boxer Brief
What’re your dreams, man? Do you dream of stony summits shrouded in spindrifts? Or simply a Moscow Mule, copper cup dotted with condensation? Why not both? MyPakage’s bestselling Weekday Boxer Brief rapidly replaces your wardrobe of raggedy underthings. While MyPakage has more technical offerings, the Weekday is perfect for casual living and the occasional outdoor adventure. The proprietary “Keyhole Comfort Pouch” is essentially a cocoon for Johnson while spandex angels (allegedly) cuddle the lads.
Best For: Everyday, all day comfort.
SAXX Pro Elite Boxers
As the name suggests, this brand is all about Coltrane’s instrument of choice. Jokes aside, the Pro Elite Boxers do make beautiful music; a quiet, lilting song of stoic support. Most notable: the SAXX 9-panel design has two panels of synthetic fabric that straddle the groin, essentially buttressing your business with walls of silken spandex. The result is delightful support and a fit that’s appreciated on trail runs and bar stools alike.
Best For: Single-handedly changing the way you think about boxers.
Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
There’s no crazy architecture here. Give-N-Go follows a traditional brief blueprint, though the fabric is designed with travel in mind. Treated to be anti-microbial, this stretchy nylon and Lycra blend handles multiple days without becoming toxic. On the go, rinse them in the sink with confidence that they’ll dry quickly.
Best For: Traveling, backpacking.