There’s a lot going on in underwear technology today. You’ve probably noticed that the tighty-whities of yesteryear have been pushed aside to make way for a new crop of fancy pouched underpants promising to deliver supportive comfort that you’ve never felt before. With so many new options out there, it would be a shame to not try-out this supposed leap in men’s underwear design. But where to start? We dove into this sea of skivvies and emerged with a list of the best pouched underwear on the market. We can’t promise they’ll be a perfect fit for your family jewels, but we can guarantee they’ll keep em together.
Duluth Trading Co. – $20
Duluth Trading Company has been going pretty hard at the undergarment game for a while now, so it’s not really a surprise that they’ve come up with a characteristically cheeky and well-designed solution to the eternal problem of untamed testes. Their pouch-within-a-pouch design keeps your whole t-zone corralled, and does it with a flex in its step and a delightful air.
The fabric is a nylon/polyester/spandex knit that moves with you all day long, wicks away moisture, and has an anti-odor treatment so everyone can breathe easy when you’re working hard. Available in traditional or short boxer briefs and multiple colors, Duluth’s Bullpen Corralling Boxer Briefs can help you get a handle on your underwear overhaul.
UFM – $22-plus
UFM (Underwear for Men) features an innovation to the innovation of pouched underwear. Rather than just having a pouch to hold your package, UFM’s new Gen. 4 model combines their persistent moisture wicking fabric with a redesigned fly that contains a deeper and lowered pouch for extra space to hold you in place, along with cinch-able drawstrings to hoist your boys as high and tight as you like. Great for sports and work, the custom comfort from UFM is the perfect option for a guy who likes more than a little control.
Saxx – $32
Saxx is all-in on the pouched underwear game, and you’re about to be really happy about it. All of Saxx’s underwear features a hammock pouch that holds all goods in place and keeps an island breeze on your coconuts all day long. Their sleek underthings are designed with no exposed stitching inside the pouch (goodbye, chaffing!), and are constructed with nine panels of fabric for the ultimate in comfort and flexible movement. All of the raised thread seams face outward and away from the body, so no more uncomfortable stitches. Oh, and you can choose from boxers, briefs, trunks, tights, or long-leg underwear in an insane variety of colors and prints. We told you you’d be happy.
Sheath – $21-plus
Sheath’s new 3.o Zen Pouch design offers everything you ask for out of a pair of underwear. It boasts a functional modal-elastane fabric that is designed for everyday comfort, style, and support below the waist. One of the biggest critiques for silky, synthetic underwear is that they are not as breathable as their cotton counterparts. Sheath’s blend holds up fantastically when it comes to keeping your undercarriage feeling fresh and snug, though, and it also features a wide geometric-printed waistband for some added flare.
For an added layer of pouched underwear inception, the Sheath 4.0 offers a pouch within a pouch; one pouch is specifically designed to “sheath” your member and the outer pouch designed to hold your boys.
2Undr – $30
2Undr seems to have considered the undercarriage from every angle. The Joey pouch keeps your down under comfortably and securely separated from the rest of your body. A built-in fly makes for effortless pit stops. A moisture control layer wicks away unwanted dampness and all of the stitching is specially designed to avoid all of your sensitive zones. The Swingshift style, made with a 95 percent Modal and 5 percent spandex blend, is a luxuriously well-built solution for everyday wear, while the Gearshift line is made with a tougher polyester/spandex blend for extreme flexibility and comfort. Both lines, however, come in fun patterns, because why should your undies be uninspiring?
Comfyballs – $25-plus
Taking the cake for best and boldest name of the bunch, Comfyballs has one goal in mind: providing a hassle free environment down under. Whether you’re doing squats or routinely getting up from your desk throughout the day, Comfyballs’ pouched briefs come in over 25 different styles and five different fabrics for optimal comfort — anytime, anywhere.
Each pair sports the Norwegian-based company’s signature reduced heat transfer and ball-squeeze-avoidance technologies, while their performance design boasts an utterly comfortable synthetic fabric that provides insulation and breathability, at the same time.
Alphabox – $32
Alphabox’s quick drying, moisture-wicking mesh underwear features a unique 3D Pocket design that separates the assets from the legs in order to prevent unwanted skin-to-skin contact when running or being active, making this a perfect pair of performance underwear. The pocket also allows for easy access when it’s time to let your stream flow. They also boast a ton of fun patterns to choose from. If simple is your style, Alphabox also has a few super soft, everyday fit boxers.
Enough with those department store 10-packs of basic briefs. It’s time to get rid of awkward adjustments, uncomfortable fabrics, and underwhelming support. Pouched underwear is here to stay, and now is the time to treat yourself to some comfort, support, and sweet scrotal freedom.
Article updated by Bryan Holt on March 23, 2018.
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