Pairing your high-end active wear with a budget pair of briefs is only doing a disservice to yourself. Spend one day in the Ibex Men's Woolies 150 Boxer Brief and you'll know what you've been missing. The pure merino wool regulates your temperature, feels soft against skin, and naturally resists odors.
- Lightweight rib-knit merino wool insulates when you're chilled and breathes when you're warm, feels smooth, and naturally resists odor so you won't gross out your backpacking, hiking, or travel buddies
- Form fit provides the support you need
- Flatlock seams ensure chafe-free comfort
- Built-in fly makes for convenient relief
- Tag-free labels increase next-to-skin comfort
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i call them gear because ibex designed them with functionality as the primary concern. that's just fine with me. these are designed for the waist to be worn a little higher than say, icebreaker. this is great as it prevents your ski pants from rubbing against your belly, hips, and waist, and it keeps you covered when you bend over to grab something or hand/foot match on your climbing project. the tag on the right leg annoys me every once in a while; it's not bad, but i may eventually cut it off.
only complaint is that sizing is off. you should probably go up a size. i have a 33 inch waist but the medium was WAY too small. i got the large which is claimed to be for size 34-36.
other than that, great material. i have no specific evidence of this, but ibex wool just feels like it performs a little better than other brands. in any case, top notch material and great design with an eye toward the little details.
Nice pair of shorts so far
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
I agree with a previous reviewer that these run a bit small, but nothing for me that resulted in profound discomfort. I deployed these on a recent climb of Mount Rainier, and they performed as hoped--no sagging, no chafing and the wool was soft and itch free. I can't comment on their long-term durability, but the initial impressions are favorable.
I wear a Large in Patagonia, Ex-Officio, and UnderArmour boxer briefs, and they all fit perfectly. These are noticeably smaller, and without any spandex/elastane they are very unforgiving. I gave them a test ride on the motorcycle in 80 degree heat and while the wool performed as described, I could feel the bottom seems digging into my thighs. If you don't want a short inseam and zero stretch I'd look elsewhere.
These are my every day underwear. I like their feel. They don't feel sticky or clammy when I sweat. They are good whatever the temperature. Never want to go back to cotton.