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The 100% merino wool Icebreaker Boxers will make you a believer.
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These boxers are nice and soft.I wear them all the time as causel underwear.They're not a body fit so it's best for cool days to wear as your everyday undies.The fly is functional.I love these boxers.But my jewels hang a bit loose.
Better than half decent
Solid pair of undies. For those of you who are less hygienically inclined like myself these things hold up great over 2-3 days of activity. Can't say many of my UA spandies do that. The fit is a little funky, tight in the nugs and loose in the arse? or maybe i'm just wearing them backwards.
Year round comfort
Awesome boxer briefs. Not too tight and not too loose. Really comfortable and fit like a 5" inseam which is perfect. Doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything and the no stink factor is nice if you can't get a shower in or get these bad boys washed without wearing them 2 or 3 days in a row.
Not as Pictured
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Caution: The boxer briefs pictured are not what Backcountry is shipping. The Bodyfit 200 are very short trunks and do not extend down the thigh AT ALL like the boxer-briefs in the picture. I love Backcountry, but they have this picture wrong. Save yourself the hassle of a return if you're looking for the type of boxer briefs pictured...
Great for 1 year
I've had several pairs of these for about a year now and they are great, warm & cool, wick moisture, and retain very little smell even after wearing a pair for a couple weeks. However, all of my pairs are starting to wear through down under the crotch area. Haven't done any extreme hiking, just normal walking around town so I am kinda disappointed that they didn't last longer.
There's better out there
The merino wool fabric is fantastic. The fit is relatively decent, if you can live with the high rise. The fit is similar to the now discontinued Mountain Hardwear boxer briefs. This and the other issue that others bring up is the placement of the multiple tags. I have no idea why so many and why along one of the side seams. Icebreaker also makes a big deal about using New Zealand wool, but these are still made in China regardless. I ordered the Smartwool Lightweight boxer briefs at the same time as these (made in Vietnam) which are about the same price but fit me much better. The weight of the fabric is about the same between the two. In the end, I returned these since I'm not about to spend $45 on underwear that doesn't fit just right.
Nice counterpart to synthetics
I use mainly synthetic underwear in most active endeavors, but I wanted a pair of merino undies for extended trips and/or cooler weather. I happened to get these on a discount deciding on the Icebreakers because I have several other Icebreaker pieces that I enjoy. I have to say the size Large felt too small when initially pulling them out of the box and giving that waistband a stretch, but once they were on they felt perfect. I don't have a problem with the stronger than normal waistband as others seem to have and the cut certainly is NOT riding too high on my waist.
The legs hold a bit less than my Ex Officio synthetic boxerbriefs but perhaps that's the style. Though I am knocking a star off because it can lead to them riding up the leg a bit in certain positions. Otherwise I'm very happy with them as I am with most Icebreaker pieces and most merino for that matter.
Worth the money.
Comfy, breathe well, nice fit. The elastic band is, however, a bit odd; stiff. Still I love these shorts.
Waste of hard earned cash
They have made changes in these for the worse and not fixed the problems.
The rise of icebreaker boxers and leggings is really high...like "mom" pants up to your bellly button high. They stick out of most jeans by a good inch.
The waistband has changed to a hard, plastic-like and stiff material. The old waistband was much more comfortable yet it stretched out easily.
The durability is poor as well. Unraveled seams and holes worn in is common.
While its not a big deal and I cut them out, putting in 4 tags in a pair of boxers is a bit weird as well.
Icebreaker charges way too much for the quality and feature set.
I am done with icebreaker.
Very comfortable, minimal shrinkage after 2 washings, plenty of room...only gripe is the two tags on the seams...itches the cheeks. Why would you design these great base layers with these drawbacks?
These are very comfortable, minimal shrinkage after 2 washings and plenty of "room". Only drawback is all of the tags...there are two on the seams that right on the cheeks and itch...I don't see any reason for the tags.
Quality material - Odd fit
As others have noted, they ride a little high. Also the elastic band bends in the middle in an odd sort of way. IF they weren't made of super nice merino...
Got two of them and they are great, Will take them for a week-long backcountry trip in northern Sweden in Mars, cold and windy weather. However, so far so good, can strongly recommend them.
what is the difference between this and...
what is the difference between this and the 150's? thanks!
The 200s and 150s differ only in two ways. First the material weight obviously. Second the 200s have a 9cm inseam and the 150s have a 7cm inseam. Every other dimension and fit is the same.
I picked up a pair to test out and I love them. I bought the mediums and they fit perfectly. These boxers are not loose fitting, however they do allow for free movement. I've worn them running, ski touring (including some steep uphills, when the boxers didn't impede movement). I've also worn them as daily boxers and they've performed all tasks with no complaints.
Very comfortable, probably will ruin me from wearing cotton boxers.
Everything I was hoping they would be!
Great Fit and extremely comfortable. I also have the bodyfit 150 and like the bodyfit 200 even better! Worth the money as they last forever! Don't pay any attention to the Icebreaker size chart. Its wrong.
Bought a few pairs of the Icebreaker BodyFit200 Boxer back in the summer. Sooo comfortable. Feel like silk after a few washings.
NOW we're talking!
OK, so to retort my own critical review ("Grandma's bloomers"), these are the business. Turns out Backcountry must have messed up the sizing chart -- I looked on Icebreaker's website & they had a much more reasonable & normal sizing chart. It says L is my size; no kidding. So I re-order them in L and whaddaya know, they fit like a glove, or, some other thing that also fits closely down there. Yeah, these boxer-briefs are awesome. Get some. You'll understand. Can I give these 6 out of 5?
What is with the sizing? I have a 36-37" waist and normally take like a L in underwear. The guide here says that a 33" waist is a XXL. And that's as big as they go. Say what?!?!
I put them on and the waist is a little snug, but the rest of the brief fits like pantaloons. I feel like a darn pirate. Arrr!
The photos here show the briefs as being snug fitting, well for that to happen, the model / mannequin must be getting cut clean in half by the waist band.
I have a drawer-full of Icebreaker shirts, which are wonderful. What's up with the fit of these things?