Best Men’s Gym Underwear.

Hey Davey,

I’m new to the gym and want to make sure that I’m using the best gear. I haven’t been able to find any good information about the best underwear to wear while working out. What’s your favorite?

From,
Jim

Hey Jim,

The only thing I love more than working out is underwear. And the only thing I love more than underwear is men. So I’m probably the best person to answer your question in the entire world.

underarmou_underwear_review-585x292When it comes to workout underwear, my criteria is as follows:

  • Comfort
  • Non-chafing
  • Support
  • Sweat-wicking

I think some of the sexier men’s underwear brands deserve kudos for their creativity, but most of their underwear doesn’t pass the gym comfort test. With all the mesh, straps and tiny pouches, it’s a recipe for rope burn and testicular difficulties. These underwear are made for show, not performance. Rather than underwear that detracts from your workout, opt for underwear that enhances your workout.

Which leads to the next point, non-chafing. It’s an issue so important that it is deserving of its own paragraph. From jock straps to briefs to boxers and everything in between, I have exercised in every underwear known to man. As someone who runs frequently, the only underwear that doesn’t chafe my thighs is boxer briefs. Because the fabric is tight around your thighs, chafing is minimized or eliminated entirely. Hands down, boxer briefs are the way to go.

Which leads to the next point, support. Even beyond chafing, baggy underwear like boxers don’t keep the family jewels in place. No one wants a ball slip while doing crunches or having things bounce around every time you do a lunge.

blue-frontAnd speaking of the family jewels, specialized moisture-wicking fabrics help keep things dry. Heavier fabrics like cotton tend to absorb your sweat; this makes for a thick, smelly mixture of swamp ass that is only appealing to a small subset of men on Craigslist.

So what are my top choices?

Well, I’m biased. As the creator of the DirtyFit underwear line, I can’t help but plug my undies. Not only do they meet all four criteria, but they’re made in the USA and people swear by them. Though you can order them through my DirtyFit Apparel online store ($26.95), Amazon.com is currently having a buy 2 get 1 free special.

LM9299S_0001_1If money isn’t a consideration and you’re really looking to make an investment, I also really enjoy the Lock ‘Em Down Boxer Brief from Lululemon ($38). I exercised in them until finally the fabric around the thighs wore out.

But I’d love to hear what your favorite gym underwear is… Please share your favorites in the comments below!

Love,
Davey

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Comments

  1. Jockey athletic brand was perfect to go under my shorts for heated yoga. Quick dry, cooling and held everything in place. And you know in yoga, holding everything in place for a dude is really important #gomukasana

  2. I like the Aussiebum Wonderjock. Styled like a tighty-whitey brief, but with a built-in cup to lift your junk up and out. Which is always a nice look in the gym! ;-)

  3. I love working out, but I go to the gym for other reasons, too ;) So I like to wear briefs that push my junk front and center so It stands out even when I’m wearing nylon basketball shorts.

    Let’s face it: compression shorts compress too much!

  4. Obviously’s Naked 9 inch boxer briefs are my favorites, by far. Great pouch that lifts just enough and great fabric.

  5. I may be biased since I work for the company but Under Armours Mesh BoxerJocks are some of my favorite underwear for everything from the Gym to day to day. They are a great weight and are super comfortable.

  6. I like Reebox’s RBX. They keep my penis and balls in place excellently. They are very stretchable and breathable….

  7. I’m old school. I like jockstraps most of the time. They keep everything in place and give the freedom of not wearing anything. The looks in the locker say it all some times too. When the young guys see you changing into a jockstrap they know u mean business. Occasionally I have forgotten to pack underwear or a jock and go commando. Things can pop up at any minute….

  8. Better choose Reebox’s RBX…

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  11. Oh I have those! And love them. I don’t care for them at the gym due to chafing, but they’re definitely fun around the house.

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  2. […] But times have changed, and there are more modern options. For those of us not engaging in high-risk sports, simple compression shorts or athletic underwear are a more supportive and comfortable choice. Today, there are hundreds of brands and underwear styles specifically designed and engineered to help you get the most out of your workout. […]

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