The Best Men’s Boxers for Staying Cool and Comfortable
Summer has its drawbacks. In addition to mosquitos and sunburns, there’s a less talked about an issue that all guys face: overheating and sweat “down there.” One easy way to reduce that heat, stink, and sweat is to upgrade your underwear wardrobe with some of the best men’s boxers.
Boxers vs. Boxer Briefs vs. Briefs
The difference between boxers, boxer briefs, and briefs can get confusing. To clarify, boxers are loose-fitting underwear that hit the mid-upper thigh. Boxer briefs are their hybrid, tighter-fitting brother, while briefs are tight and show most of the thigh.
The Benefits of Boxers
The baggier fit and lose weave of boxers make them the roomiest, most breathable type of men’s underwear and a good bet for all-day comfort. The best men’s boxers are also great for wearing solo while sleeping or lounging around the house (say, on an extra hot day). The only downside with boxers is that they’re not ideal for exercise. The extra fabric can bunch up and feel bulky under workout shorts, so we suggest different underwear (or, better yet, compression shorts) while exercising.
The Best Men’s Boxers
The best men’s boxers should embrace what boxers are known for comfort. That means plenty of room in the leg, a luxurious fabric, a tag that won’t scratch (or no tag at all), and a flexible waistband. Here are some of our favorite pairs of boxers for men to buy this season.