BEST BOXER BRIEFS FOR MEN
We warned you that we were going big and we’ve lived up to that with our first option, these Paul Smith boxer trunks. This is a three-pack of cotton boxer briefs from the cool fashion house that have two smart black pairs and one special pair with the ‘Artist Stripe’ print. Thanks to the spandex in the waistband, that cool waistband with the Paul Smith signature, these boxer briefs will keep you as snug as a bug in a rug. Available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes and machine-washable, it’s hard to argue with how cool these are. They’re comfortable, practical and effortlessly stylish.
- Material Spandex 6%, Cotton 94%
Next, we come to this rather dashing paid of ExOfficio so-called ‘Give-no-go’ boxer briefs. Not only are they extremely cool, they’ve been designed with a lot of care attention. For starters they’re made from high quality nylon that provides the right level of support and comfort, while the meshing in their design allows you to breathe. In addition to the mesh, they’ve been enhanced with antimicrobial treatment. This helps reduce odors and continues the aim of ensuring you’re fresh and cool down there. The waistband is made from high-quality spandex, so that it fits just right. They also benefit from being extremely easy to look after and come in various colors and sizes.
- Material Lycra Spandex 6%, Nylon 96%
You probably guessed that one of the biggest manufacturers of sportswear and sports casual wear would feature on our guide and here Under Armor are with their Tech boxer briefs. These ‘boxerjocks’ are a curious thing. Made from polyester, they’re exceptionally soft and comfortable and considering they’re just underwear, have so much to them to love. There’s the 4-way construction that means they’ll stretch in any direction with your body to help make movement easier. Then you’ve got the special mesh fly plate and gusset and the nylon used throughout. These pants have been geared towards letting your body breath! Did we mention they wick too?
- Material Polyester, Elastane
If you’re a bit of a sweater and looking for a way to combat the wetness, leaving your junk feeling and smelling great all day long, look no further than these sweat proof bad boys. Ejis are popular for their underwear and clothing that’s been dubbed by the brand as being Wearable Confidence. What makes them so special? The micro modal fabric that’s been used in their design is 50% more absorbent than cotton and with antimicrobial silver fibers woven into them, they’re the ultimate defense against bacteria and the resulting odors. Waterproofing and a comfort pouch for your important parts, these could be the best boxer briefs you’ve ever worn.
- Material Micro Modal Fabric with silver fibers
If you’ve not heard of the extremely cool SAXX Vibe boxer briefs, we’re going to assume that you’ve either been hiding or do need to have a good, long and hard look at your underwear game. These are extremely popular and it’s not hard to understand why. They’ve got patented-tech that reduces your genitals and thigh’s worst enemy – friction and feature moisture-wicking fabric and tech designed to fight odors. The result is a comfortable pair of boxer briefs that will keep you dry and fresh and smelling awesome all day, regardless of what you’re doing.
- Material Spandex 5%, Viscose 95%
Obviously with a name like that and a line called EveryMan boxer briefs, we felt it was only fair that we’d feature them here. With a 9-inch leg, Obviously have designed a pair of boxer briefs that are comfortable and ideal for you guys out there who work hard on ‘leg day’. If you’re muscular therefore and take part in a lot of physical activities like cycling, hiking and running, these work marvelously. With the AnatoMAX pouch that’s been created to provide anatomically-correct positioning for your bits, these boxer briefs made from micro modal fabric will ensure everything is supported but with enough freedom for a comfortable wear, no matter what you’re doing.
- Material Lycra Spandex 10%, Micro Modal 90%
From the brand that has that air of effortless cool, Tommy Hilfiger, comes their cotton jersey-style knitted boxer briefs. These have been designed with additional stretch to give the ultimate in comfort and movability. They also benefit from having a special contoured pouch for all your important bits to sit nicely in place without sticking or there being any chaffing. The soft elastic waistband rocks the eye-catching logo and helps to ensure that they stay in place all day, every day. Although they’re more than just an attractive piece of clothing, it’s hard to deny that they don’t look utterly and completely stunning. Wear them with pride, buddies!
- Material Elastane 5%, Cotton 95%
New Balance are known for their high-quality and intuitively designed sportswear, and trainers. These boxer briefs are a good addition to their family of clothes. with 6-inch legs, Tag-less labels and the special no-ride inseam, The standard 4-way stretch construction helps to ensure your protected and supported all the way, whatever you do. With articulated-mesh paneling, that hot area around your waist and down below is not just comfortable, but dry and aerated. The moisture-moving wicking makes sure of it. While the antimicrobial properties of the boxer briefs keep you smelling as clean as a daisy.
- Material Spandex 13%, Polyester 87%
It only seemed fair, given they’re considered to be responsible for the invention of boxer briefs, that we’d feature at least one pair of Calvin Klein’s. They may look like just an ordinary pair of underwear, but trust us, there’s more than meets the eye, when Calvin Klein is involved. Body Modal is a very apt name for these great boxer briefs as they feature a nylon and elastane mix that produces a body-defining fit. The fabric stretches, while providing support to your important areas and with a lack of seams at the back, they’re perfectly comfortable allover.
- Material Elastane 31%, Nylon 61$
The brand may only have been established back in 2002, but INNERSY has made a name for itself specializing in producing a wide array of exceptionally comfortable underwear and socks. Part of their appeal is that their designs show they really care about their customers. Let’s shove to the side the rainbow pack colors, that mean you’ve got a different vibrant, bright and confident color, every day. Let’s consider the more crucial elements of top-notch fabrics that have been fashioned expertly. There’s the 3D-design pouch for your junk that ensures you have enough room and there’s none of that chaffing nonsense. This also helps to reduce the amount of sweat and stickiness too. Great!
- Material Spandex 5%, Natural Combed Cotton 95%
There’s brands that are iconic and lines that are ageless and then there’s Polo Ralph Lauren clothing. The epitome of cool, these classic 100% cotton boxer briefs are just what you need when you want to feel like The Man Who Can. The cotton has been ring spun combed to produce a satisfyingly soft and comfortable wear, while the moisture-wicking design helps your unmentionables breath. Although the Polo Ralph Lauren branding does not compromise on comfort for great aesthetics, it’s hard to imagine these selling quite as well if they didn’t have the iconic logo in the waistband.
Even if you’ve not heard of FITEXTREME, you probably should have. It’s a popular and reputable brand of various performance-related thermal underwear and boxer briefs. With these ‘cool sporty performance’ boxer briefs, you get the benefit of dual-enhanced mesh, the 4-way stretch design that so many manufacturers incorporate into their boxers and underwear that won’t ride-up your leg. These allow the sweatiest parts of your body to breath and when combined with the sweat-wicking capabilities, you have a pair of boxer briefs that’ll be dry from the start of the day to the end,
- Material Polyurethane, Polyester
We’ve featured quite a few massive and popular brands so far in this guide. However, it’s worth noting that there’s quite a few companies out there making high standard boxer briefs, like Separatec. The company opted for bamboo rayon for their briefs to give them a softer and more comfortable feel. The Separatec name is very well chosen as the way these boxer briefs have been designed – they have cutting-edge separate pouches. The frontal pouch keeps everything fresh, while the lower pouch provides your member and other bits with a good volume of clear airflow and support. While the breathable window panel on the pouch works as a fly and reduces stickiness.
- Material Spandex 5%, Bamboo Rayon 95%
As seen on Shark Tank, these are extremely well-designed and built for a comforting and pleasurable wear from the start of the day to the end. They will move with you and the cotton will provide you with breathability, while the spandex offers the perfect fit, covering your mid-thigh to waist, with a good amount of stretch too. These are so-called ‘no-ride’, which is possible thanks to the brushed waistband that wont shift, regardless of how much you do throughout the day. Form-fitting with a reinforced pouch, these boxer briefs will make you feel good. So, even if no-one sees them, they’ll still see the confidence exuding from you from wearing them.
- Material Spandex 5%, Cotton 95%
Calling all Marvel Comics, films and superheroes fans! Want to combine the expertise of sportswear from Spyder with that touch of Marvel magic? Check out these slick and cool boxer briefs. We’ve noticed at Men’s Gear that some merchandise and sponsored pieces from Marvel can be, well, let’s say, a little gaudy and LOUD. If you’re a fan or know a fan who would prefer a more subtle display of their loyalty – these are perfect. They look like a high-performance sports pair. It’s only when you look closer that you see the Marvel logo. Utilizing cooling poly-fibers, these are very comfortable, and the breathable design and material helps make them extremely breathable.
- Material Spandex 10%, Polyester 90%
From one of the most highly regarded sportwear and equipment manufacturer’s in the world, comes a sexy pair of high-performance boxer briefs that are designed to provide you with ongoing support. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a 10k, shooting some b-ball or just heading to the gym for a high-octane workout, these will be you and your junk’s best friend. Their quick-drying, stretchy material gives a more relaxed, but still secure fit, while the no-gap fly is functional and provides additional breathability. It helps that they’ve been constructed so they won’t ride up your leg, ever.
- Material Spandex 8%, Polyester 92%
Good Brief indeed! These relaxing and supportive boxer briefs are made by Amazon, through the Good Brief branding. A classic look and simplistic design is what they are all about. They’ve taken a leaf out of many other manufacturer’s book and incorporated a contoured pouch for additional comfort where it matters most, a practical fly opening and an elasticated waistband that’ll ensure they’re not going anywhere at all. What more could you want from boxer briefs than that fresh, clean and protected feeling you’d get wearing these? Not sold? Consider the extremely low price then!
- Material Spandex 5%, Polyester 95%
Another classic sportwear brand, Champion have a sterling reputation for designing and creating comfortable, responsive and high-performance sportswear and these boxer briefs are no different. The fabric, in the body and meshing, is both wicking and stretchable, preventing two of the main issues many guys face. To combat chaffing, another problem, they’ve been finished with flattened-out seams and the mesh-covered pouch provides your body and groin area with a natural supply of fresh air that helps to keep the contents of the boxer briefs nice and cool. We all know that’s how you dress like a Champion.
- Material Body – Spandex 8%, Polyester 92% Mesh – Spandex 15%, Polyester 85%
Well guys, aren’t you impressed that we’ve gone through 18 boxer briefs before talking about Nike. These Nike use some neat features to keep your groin and tackle cool and dry, such as the Dri-FIT tech. The flatlock seams used help decrease the amount of irritation that comes as a result of chafing. Hands up who loves when their boxers or underwear either rides up your leg or slips down your waist? No-one? Well, with these Nike, those annoyances are a thing of the past too, thanks to the mid-thigh length and wide hem. There’s also a rather ingenious gusset that supports you without distracting you.
- Material Spandex 8%, Polyester 92%
How would you like to protect your junk with something that is just about as soft as luxury cashmere? Look no further than WoolX and these Daily’s. Merino wool may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about boxer briefs. You’re probably thinking sweaters and hats. But, that’s the beauty of this underwear. Merino wool provides all the necessary breathability, wicking, odor-resistance and just feels marvelously soft. Additionally, because there are no interior tags and flatlock non-chafe seams used, they will sit against your skin perfectly. To boot, they even feature a fully-functional fly and have a smooth-embossed waistband with the cool WoolX logo.
- Material Australian Lightweight Merino Wool 100%
Do you want boxer briefs with real SAXX-appeal? Ha, we’re not even going to apologize for that rubbish pun. What we’re also not going to apologize about is featuring another pair of boxer briefs from SAXX. There’s a lot to love here. The fully-patented BallPark pouch that provides support without the friction. The 9-panel construction with Three-D fitting for shaping round the hamstrings, quads, thighs and glutes and the flat-out seams that help avoid chafing. Not only that, but there’s the 1 3/8-inch jacquard wicking waistband designed to not roll down. Really, they may just look like a pair of boxer briefs, but they are so much more.
- Material Spandex 5%, Modal 38%, Cotton 57%
Related Garments may not be a brand you’ve heard of before, we’d be hard pushed to say we had either. However, what you should take not of is the fact that these are ridiculously inexpensive, compared to others. But do they hold up in the comfort and functionality department? They have a non-rise design and benefit from the combination of spandex for the stretch, cotton for the softness and modal for the support. All in all, for a lower priced pair, these boxer briefs are worth a look, if you’re not worried about having a huge brand.
- Materials Spandex 5%, Cotton 45%, Modal 50%
Another great pair of boxer briefs, that are not by one of the bigger brands in our guide, are these from Lucky Brand. Similarly, to others above and below, they are designed to not ride up your legs and cause irritating chafing or bunching. The elasticated waistband stops them also from riding down. Basically, they stay put. The fact that there’s 100% cotton used to make these means that you are guaranteed comfort all day long. Whether you’re in a conference, meeting a client or heading to the gym. They’ll even help you out if you’re using that under desk treadmill you’ve invested in.
Back with the extremely cool ExOfficio brand and another great pair of Give-n-go boxer briefs. These are called sport mesh performance underwear with good reason – they’re designed to be the perfect companion for your delicates during all kinds of activities. Including, that’s right, those gym sessions. With the antimicrobial treatment that they’ve been given, they help to reduce those nasty odors, while the breathable mesh helps to provide your groin and waist with plenty of air, while the ergonomic fly panel supports your tackle. Flatlock seams have been utilized to prevent chafing and the waistband is smooth and unlikely to slip down.
We’re back again with Champion for our next pair of boxer briefs. The Elite X-Temp feature exclusive vapor technology to reduce moisture and stickiness build ups around where you’re likely to sweat if when active. As is the case with many others in our guide, these will not ride up thanks to the wide width and the longer section that sits over the mid-thigh area. Perfect for sitting in the office or out cycling, running, hiking or whatever the hell it is that you do in your free time. The branding on the waistband is an indicator that these have been made to a high standard, the standard you expect from Champion. Now live your life like a Champion wearing these!
- Material Spandex 5%, Polyester 37%, Cotton 58%
CLEVEDAUR are another brand we weren’t too familiar with until we compiled this guide, but we have to say based on these boxer briefs alone, we’re sold. Different to many others in our guide, these use a fabric known as Lenzing Micro Modal, which is derived from European beechwood trees and has a similar consistency and properties to that of cotton. Cozy and naturally lightweight. As you’d expect and hope, the waistband has been made soft and smooth and stitched, so it doesn’t chafe, while the shape and fit of the boxer briefs themselves have been modeled closely on the average guy’s physiological build. If that’s not enough, they stay cool and prevent stickiness all day!
- Material Spandex 8%, Lenzing Micro Modal 92%
From UnderGents, look at these great and very competitively priced boxer briefs. The brand’s claim is that you get all the comfort you need without any of the compression you don’t want. They’re not like cycle shorts or speedos, then. Because they use the CloudSoft micro modal material, you get the benefit of something that is allegedly even softer than polyester or cotton. While that remains to be seen and we’re skeptical, they are rather soft and luxurious feeling. That’s not to say they don’t provide adequate protection and support for your unmentionables, because they do. With the multi-panel Vitruvian design, they give you comfort and support whatever you do.
- Material CloudSoft Micro Modal
We read somewhere that Hanes promise that these FreshIQ Comfortsoft boxer briefs, from their Red Label line, are as soft and comfortable as your favorite tee. That’s a bold claim. While we’re not sure if they really hit the mark, it’s hard to argue with the level of comfort and support they provide. The waistband has been designed and stitched so that it doesn’t irritate or make you itch, while keeping your briefs where they should be. While the leg bands are comfort and firm, so they won’t allow any riding up to occur. All in all, this is a very nice pair of boxer briefs.
Jockey are an incredibly popular brand, but with their reputation also comes a much higher price tag, particularly compared to some of the budget items in this guide. However, for the price, you get a pair of boxer briefs that are made almost entirely from cotton, with a small percentage of spandex used to make the comfortable waistband. You’ll notice that there’s a horizontal design fly and they are full rise shorts that provide full coverage, protection and support for the whole area from your waist to your mid-thigh and everything in between!
- Material Lycra Spandex 3%, Cotton 97%
Cariloha are another brand of boxer briefs and underwear that have a good reputation. Though these are less expensive than the Jockey, they still provide a whole lot of protection and support for your tackle in a lightweight and breathable package. Are you trying to live a greener lifestyle or just looking to make more eco-friendly choices? Then these are perfect as they are made from viscose that’s derived naturally from Bamboo. From one side to the other, these will keep everything covered and blanketed in comfort, with moisture-wicking and anti-chafing capabilities as a nice bonus.
- Material Spandex 5%, Viscose derived from Bamboo 95%
Finally, we come to the last in our guide and we’re back with Jockey for their sport microfiber boxer briefs. These have a mid-rise, but still provide a full coverage of all the important areas. Polyester has been used to create a pair that has the odor-control tech you’d expect from a brand of Jockey’s caliber. No-one wants to work out with a soggy pair of boxer briefs on, and with these against your skin that’s not possible. The H-fly also makes for a more comfortable wearing experience and thanks to the spandex in the mix, these are extremely stretchy. So, although they won’t rise, bunch or ride down, they won’t prevent your range of motion either.
- Material Spandex 20%, Polyester 80%
What’s the Difference between Boxers and Boxer Briefs?
Although it’s been touched on here and there in the guide above, it’s a common misconception that the terms boxer shorts and boxer briefs are interchangeable and refer to one and the same thing. Boxers and boxer briefs are two distinct styles of underwear. It’s true, they do share some similarities – they’re longer and are cut on the legs and thighs, rather than where the briefs are cut to sit comfortably along the groins. They both also have elasticated waistbands.
However, a major difference is that one is cut like shorts, boxers, while the other has a tighter and more form-fitting cut, boxer briefs.
Let’s focus on the fit for a moment. The main reason why boxers are the go-to choice for many men is because of their loose fit. However, the advocates for boxer briefs prefer them because they have a tighter fit and provide more support for their important parts. While we’re about security, boxer briefs are, again, better than boxers in this department. Their tight fabrics hold everything in place, whereas your tackle, junk or whatever you want to call your penis, is left dangling when you wear boxers.
So clearly, there’s a lot of huge differences between the two. Although we’d hate to persuade you one way or the other, since reviewing 31 boxer briefs and looking at what makes them so good, we’re inclined to recommend them over boxers.
How to choose the most comfortable boxer briefs that don’t rise?
If you’re looking for boxer briefs that will stay put, there’s a lot of choice out there. The important thing you need to look at is not just the leg length, but the width of the material that sits around the thigh. Ideally, you want it to be tight enough that it will stay in place, but without cutting off circulation.
Many in our guide are highlighted for their no-rise properties. Although, it’s worth remembering that we’re all unique and the ones that work for some people, might not work as well for you.
What are the best boxer brands?
At Men’s Gear we don’t shrink back at tackling the kinda questions that keep you up at night. This is obviously a highly subjective question though, and everyone’s going to have their own opinion. As we’re not looking to get lynched or anything like that, we’d rather stick our necks out and discuss the brands that we think are top of the bunch. Note we said brands. We’re not singling out one today, guys!
It’ll come as no surprise that the most popular brands out there are the ones that we think make the best boxer briefs. Calvin Klein should always get a mention, because they invented this style of underwear in the first place. They’re expensive, but if you want the best, you got to be prepared to pay a bit more than the rest. Just keep the waistband out of sight, you’re not Marky Mark and you don’t want to be either!
Another great brand that’s highlighted in our guide is Jockey. They make boxer briefs that look exquisite to say the least and are even more so to wear. Designed with sports activities and active lifestyles in mind, they’re lines are especially good at protecting your body against irritation and stickiness.
Champion is a highly regarded sportswear and sports equipment brand, so it makes sense that you’d also want to consider them if you’re interested in heading to the gym after work and need that protection. Sexy SAXX make boxer briefs that we feel match the quality and styling of Calvin Klein’s, without being CKs, while the couple we looked at from ExOfficio are among our favorites.
How to wear boxer briefs properly
Boxer briefs are very easy to wear properly. Unlike briefs that have the problem of holding your junk in place and boxers that will often have a mind of their own, boxer briefs stay exactly where you put them. The waistband, as the name suggests, should sit around your waist, while the legs should be smoothed out to their full length, with your tackle in place in the pouch area. It really is that simple, and if you’ve made the right investment decision, you’ll have no problems for the rest of the day. Come rain or shine, walking, running, jogging, working or whatever you intend to do – they will keep you covered, warm without sweating and with the right amount of support for the danglies.
Ditch the Boxer Shorts, Invest in Boxer Briefs!
That’s us looked at all the best boxer briefs available right now. You’ll not find a more comprehensive and thorough look at the various options out there. As well as the big-hitter brands such as Nike, Under Armor, Polo Ralph Lauren and Jockey, we’ve also looked at many lesser-known brands too. The aim of this guide was to show you what’s out there and to reason with you with you should ditch any boxer shorts you have and start wearing boxer briefs.
Boxer shorts think they’re proper underwear. But, by definition and use, underwear is supposed to provide not just coverage, but support too. Something that you only get from briefs and boxer briefs. With so many to choose from though, there’s no right or wrong answer. That’s the beauty of the guide above. Deciding to wear boxer briefs is already a step in the right direction and you’re instantly a better man for it.
Obviously, there’s no denying that a solid reputation is significant, the brands like UnderGents et al, are just as worthy as your attention. It may take some time adjusting to your new status, but we want you all to stand up, especially the former non-believers, say it loud and proud with the team here at Men’s Gear ‘I’m a boxer briefs guy now!” Well done, high fives all round!