The Odyssey collection is next on the list for a review. This is part of the new collections just released this past March and April. I will admit that N2N Bodywear is one of my favorite underwear companies. I really have enjoyed most of the underwear I have reviewed from them. This collection is one that keeps up the tradition I have come to expect. I was a little worried because the odyssey collection is cut more loosely and that I would not like them as much as the Black collection which is not cut as loose.
The Odyssey collection has a hand dyed pattern in Aluminum (grey) and Cypress (Green). Being hand dyed makes each individual piece unique. As a result, N2N states on their website that they cannot guarantee print placement. This unique feature makes it very cool to me. However, the pattern may not be for everyone. I know we have some readers who will take one look and go, “no thanks” but don’t let the patter stop you. Pattern aside, the Odyssey Pouch Boxer is extremely comfortable.
The Pouch boxer is just that, a boxer with a pouch—which is wonderfully supportive. Again, as I mentioned above, the looser fit brought with it concern that it would not hold up to a full day of wear. However, my concerns were unnecessary—it did hold up to a full day of wear. The pouch never lost its form nor did the undies in general. If you are a long time reader, you know I’m not a fan of the boxer brief style. This dislike stems from their habit of almost always riding up which drives me crazy wearing them. This pair did nothing of the sort even though I though they would. They fit really well. I will say N2N, you pleasantly surprised me.
My biggest gripe is the waistband. I really love cool waistband designs and this one was a little plain. In the grand scheme of things, a plain waistband is a very minor complaint. While on the subject of gripes, I would love to see them offered in more colors. The design is muted and not very colorful. However, these are minor design complaints.
What I liked:
- The pouch gave great support
- The fit didn’t ride up
- Pattern is a one of a kind
What I didn’t like:
- Plain waistband
- Pattern maybe too much for some
- Lack of colors in the line.
N2N Bodywear furnished these for review. They are available on the N2N Site for $22.00.