For a brief span, mainly when I worked in a beige box and would monitor such things, a person posted about a deal on Mass Drop for ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxers.
Now, I usually would not care too much about underwear. But my plans to quit my job and start another chapter in my life’s story came about the same time as this deal occurred. Since I’d be hiking, backpacking, camping, and traveling for a year, I know I’d need some new briefs. Easily cleaned, quick drying, and lasting. My comfy cotton boxers did not seem practical for the upcoming year.
When I used to hike in shorts only, not an item I cared about. But I find that when hiking in long pants, I prefer to wear briefs. At least for me, I find the sweat wicks away, I stay cooler, and I am less prone to chafing.
The ExOffico briefs are on the loose fitting side, breath well, and are incredibly comfortable. Be it backpacking through the desert or mountains, driving between destinations, typing up an article in a small town library, or exploring interesting new areas from a basecamp, this humble but essential piece of clothing served me well for over a year in a variety of conditions. And continue to do so to the present time.
The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxers are somewhat pricey at $20-$25 ea. However, if you are willing to buy in multi-packs for your size when available and purchase less popular colors, these briefs are only about $15 ea. And how I bought two new pairs, recently. Or not much more money than some purchases at discount stores that I tried and found lacking. Much more comfortable and breathable I find. And just as important, they last! I’ve been using the ExOfficio briefs for well over a year now and don’t see any reason to purchase anything else or try something different.
People looking for a more athletic fit and more activity (running, hiking) purpose briefs might prefer something different. However, I find the versatility for many different activities welcome.
I plan on road tripping, guiding, and going on an extended hike again this coming summer. And the ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxers will be the briefs I plan on packing for the coming trip and activities.
Disclosure: I purchased the briefs with my funds.