Review: New Balance Sports Brief 9
New Balance is one of the newer entries into the men’s underwear market. They are best known for their footwear and not their underwear; however I think this may change. The entire underwear line is very sports focused which is broken into performance, lifestyles and essentials. I am seeing underwear for sports and active guys really take off. This doesn’t just include a jock, but boxer briefs, briefs and shirts as well.
The pair I reviewed is in the performance line—the Sports Brief 9. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not a brief but, a longer boxer brief. As many of you know I’m not a fan of boxer briefs, especially longer ones. This pair, however, is the exception to my rule. I did enjoy the pair except for one thing—they were very warm! They were warm, not because of the material, but because I wore them to an event that was hot from the moment I got there till I left. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have worn them that day. These would be perfect for a cooler day. Summer, on the other hand, would not be the ideal day to wear them all day.
The pair itself fit quite well. I was very happy they kept their shape and that the legs didn’t ride up. They are made from 83% polyester and 17% elastine which makes them super stretchy. The length is longer than most. The pair has a 9 inch inseam while most traditional boxer briefs are around 4-6 inches. The colors available are red, blue grey black and white. I got the red pair which I think was a great color. They are really great underwear for running, being active or working out and give you extra support in the legs when you need it.
What I liked:
- Support they give through out the day
- Colors are not limited to black and white
- They held their place all day
- Very reasonable price
What I didn’t like:
- They were extremely warm
- Wish they had a cooler waistband (I love great waist bands) it’s pretty plain
These were furnished by New Balance for review. They are available at the New Balance store for $19.99