Smartwool Men's NTS Micro 150 Boxer Brief
$39.62 - $54.95
- 100% Merino Wool
- Flatlock seam construction designed to eliminate chafing
- Elastic waistband with wool terry loop next to skin
- Fully functional fly
- Form Fit - Mid Rise - Jersey Knit
- Knit in Vietnam - Style: SW0NP701
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The ultimate foundation for layering, this boxer brief features a smooth embossed logo elastic waistband and internal flatlock seams for exceptional smoothness and comfort.
Machine Wash Warm Gentle Cycle. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Iron Low. Dry Clean.
Our lightest weight baselayer fabric for ultimate performance next-to-skin
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Top Customer Reviews
However, buy a pair and they are quite amazing. I recently decided to upgrade my undies drawer, and I bought 1 pair each of several high-end boxer briefs. These were the most expensive I tried, but I own a couple of other smartwool items (long sleeve baselayer tops) that are great, so I bit the bullet and gave these a shot. I wasn't disappointed.
What makes these great? Simply put, they have the moisture wicking and general "clean" feeling of synthetic fibers, yet are just as comfy and cool as cotton. The other high end competitors I tried at the same time were the patagonia capilene (I also own several capilene baselayer tops and like them too), which I didn't really like as a boxer brief - they just felt too "synthetic" and not comfortable like my old cheap cotton Champions. I also tried the very well reviewed ex-officios, and also highly reviewed Saxx Ultras. The Ex officios were good, but again felt somewhat "synthetic" and not as soft or comfortable as the smartwools. The Saxx, well, their claim to fame are these weird elastic wings, sort of like a built in jockstrap, that are supposed to support your sac and keep it in place ... I found this not necessary and kind of weird. I'll include links to all of these below. Bottom line though, the smartwools had the best combination of comfort plus moisture wicking and general "clean" even after wearing all day (whereas cotton gets kind of sweaty and gross). Also note I live in FL, am a profuse sweater, and I find these sufficiently cool ... as cool or cooler than any of the competitors I mentioned plus my old cotton champions. Wool sounds like they'd be hot but they really pulled off the "microweight" thing.
So why not 5 stars? Well, a few things:
1) Price. Yes, these are great but they are extremely pricey. I'm not really complaining, as I think they're the best of what I tried, but outfitting my drawer with enough of these to make it through my normal wash cycle is a bit daunting. Sometimes I'll see them on sale for the low-30s, but they usually only have like size XXL.
2) For some reason, smartwool is having a hard time stocking these. After my initial pair, NOBODY seems to have them in stock. I've been slowly buying 1-2 pair at a time in M or L when I see them (I seem to be kind of in between M and L with a 34" waste, either one fits me ok).
3) Smartwool has a really annoying tag on the back. If you cut it off the way it says, a stub will remain which is annoying in what is otherwise such a comfy pair of undies. Instead, I choose to rip the tag off entirely, but you have to be VERY careful in doing this and I put a small tear in one pair by doing this, which is super annoying given the high price.
Overall though, I think these are the best thing on the market if you're looking for a good combination of comfort + moisture wicking ability and that clean feeling at the end of a long ballsweaty day.
Links to alternatives mentioned here:
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer
Saxx Men's Ultra Boxer Brief
Can't find the patagonia, but it's the capilene lightweight boxer brief.
Consider using in conjuction with: Fresh Balls The Solution For Men - 3 oz if not good old trusty Gold Bond Medicated Powder - 1 oz.
Less than six months and probably less than 15 washes there is a big hole. Not along a seam but right where my special friends hang out. I would say not really a high friction point as compared to the seat.
Loved them during their short life but will not buy again. Maybe stick to socks smartwool.