- February 13 2012
Best Wool Boxers
You would never think, that wool could be this comfortable. These boxers are light, and have excellent wicking properties. I wore them in both 30 and 80 degree temperatures, and I have no complaints. I would definitely recommend them as go to winter boxers, but they will also do the trick, in hot weather. Ibex hit the mark with the Zepher.
- December 13 2011
I have tried similar products but most felt like tight fitting, spandex cycling shorts. After reading reviews on these, I decided to try a pair. One of my better moves. They have a comfortable fit that feels great against skin. After wearing them several days hunting in the snow, there was no odor or loss of shape. They really help keep the body core tempeture up without adding weight. I would recommend these as a first layer for any outdoor activity.
- June 15 2011
Most versatile underwear ever!
I use these boxers daily for everything: trail running, rowing, under waders while fly fishing, for daily wear around town and at work, for bike commuting, etc. The fabric is a heavier weight than other brands of merino boxers I've tried and also softer and higher quality. Quite nice to wear even on warmer days into the 80's - 90's as the fabric miraculously manages moisture and doesn't ever get heavy, sopping wet and clammy like cotton or stinky like synthetics after a long day of aerobic activity. How nice is it to drop by a local cafe for a bagel and coffee or pick up the kids at school right after a hard workout and no longer have to be concerned about the cloud of polypropylene-induced stench surrounding you? I'm 5'9 and 165lbs and the medium is snug enough fit to provide sufficient support for active sports like trail running, soccer or cycling. Waistband is comfy and the slightly longer legs of the Zepher have totally eliminated the rash on my inner thighs I used to get from my running shorts when wearing a traditional athletic supporter for longer distances. I bought my first pair of wool boxers about about a year ago after experiencing the wide comfort range and versatility of Ibex wool shirts and tights for rowing year round in the Pacific Northwest and have never looked back. I recommend retiring everything else in your underwear drawer and getting at least 2 or 3 pairs of these and 2 or 3 pairs of the lighter weight Ibex woolies boxers. They're really that good a product. Buy just one and I promise you'll be hanging out next to the dryer waiting for it ;-)
- December 15 2010
Nice and warm
I wore these on a 2 day backpacking trip in the Smokies. The temps dipping down into the low 20s and my bits were never cold. They did a nice job keeping me warm even when I was hanging out at the campsite. I'mnot sure about the durability but Ibex typically makes good products.
- November 30 2010
I highly recommend these boxers - they are great and adjust well in warm and cool environments. As you probably know they have all the advantages of wool so sweat wicking, fight odor, and dry quickly. Ibex in particular are impressive because their stuff (or these boxers anyway) are made in the USA unlike Icebreaker which are manufactured in China (though both use New Zealand merino wool). The important thing to bear in mind with these boxers is that they naturally sit quite high on the body - maybe half an inch below the belly button. For outdoor activity, etc. this is good as helps ensure no part of you is exposed but for casual wear it is a little less helpful. The boxers can sit around normal boxer height (i.e. closer to 2 inches below belly button) but then they bunch slightly. From my experience its no problem really but if you are looking purely for casual use wool boxers I'd maybe try for a pair that sit a little lower on the waist. If you are debating the value-for-money of these just consider that if they last 200 days of wear its only about 25 cents a wear. And I would be surprised if they don't last longer than that! I'm 5'10" and 165 lbs and a medium fit very nicely.