Men's Wick Long Boxer Brief
Ultralight 150 Aerowool
Men's Wick Long Boxer Brief Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
- Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
- Mesh vent panels to maximize ventilation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- 10" inseam
- Boxer brief fit for comfort and support
- Jacquard waistband
- Fully functional fly
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 150 Ultralight
- Weight: 4oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Ok, I thought the idea of wool underwear was ridiculous. The potential problems (itching on your nether regions, shrinking, etc.) are far too many, right?
NOPE. I was wrong. My go-to for boxer-briefs prior to this was Under Armour; I still wear and love those. So I compare that as my baseline. I bought these Wick long boxer-briefs alongside a Smartwool set. The biggest thing about these is that the fit is a little unique... I find that these have really nice tight legs that hold to my legs, which prevents chafing. These, however, have more roomy seats such that they feel more like boxers in the seat. So it's almost a hybrid of boxers and boxer-briefs. For info, the SW set fits more traditionally. I personally like having the benefit of no chafing and the roominess .
As for itching - there's just none. They pill ever-so-slightly after the wash and some wear. Enough that it might look very slightly off in an outer garment, but these are underwear and I don't care!
But the real question: how to they manage sweat? So I've worn these in 30 degree F weather in the woods without any complaint, as well as 97 degree weather in the desert. What impressed me most was that, after a 15-hour operation in 92 degree ambient, running up hills and stairs then back in the vehicle for a long, hot, poorly-ventilated ride - I felt no swamp-a**. I felt strangely fresh and didn't feel like I needed to strip them off. That astonished me. I sure can't say that about my UA or any cotton underwear. So I'll continue to wear them, and bought a few more pairs.
I've been wearing these almost everyday since I received them, and they're extremely comfortable. The fit is perfect (Large with a 36" waist). I had a problem one day where the tag was scratching the heck out of my lower back, and figured that they must have started to wear differently after being washed a number of times, and now, for whatever reason, I was beginning to feel the tag. So, I was going to leave a 4 star review, but quickly realized, that as I was getting dressed in the dark, I put the friggin things on inside out, which is why I was feeling the tag on my lower back...jackass! These are a great addition to my kit and perfect for everyday use. Will be buying more of these soon and will probably replace the boxers that I wear everyday. Thanks for keeping my boys comfy.
I am a silent advocate for companies I love. But I’m telling you guys, thank you so much! Those Aerowool long boxers are amazing. They never bunch, rarely stink, and only stretch after multiple days of work.
That sounds funny I’m sure, but I’m a Wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and many shifts carry on with the same baselayers. For me, it’s First Lite chonies and Darn Tough socks! You guys killed it on sizing, too. Nowadays, ‘men’ wear these skinny jeans because of their child-size legs. My legs fit perfectly and they never bunch up, not even if there is a fire.
Sick product, awesome company, I would definitely recommend any of your gear to any avid outdoorsman, just don’t sell out an become trendy. Stand by your motto and let the product speak for itself. Thanks!
I had friends that told me that these would not smell after wearing them hard. I decided to put them to the test while spending 20 days in the field during a military training exercise that I was a part of during the month of June in the desert in central Washington. I had two pair to wear through the entire time being in the field, I wore one pair until until our only shower at day ten then wore the other pair the next ten days. There was no relief from the heat and I was literally sweating my balls off (pun intended). I wouldn't say that these underwear remained smelling fresh, but they amazingly did not stink.
I was worried about how the mesh would hold up after reading reviews. On this account I was also thoroughly impressed that they did indeed hold up against the abuse I put them through.