Review BodyAware Nectar Dreamsickle Jock

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My third pair of BodyAware (who furnished this pair) for review was the Dreamsickle Jock.  I told Tim at UNB he could pick a pair for me and he said I had to try a pair with lace.  I liked the pairing of a jock with the lacy fabric – something new to my collection.  The coral and black was a nice combination and the unusual straps intrigued me.

It took a minute to figure out how to put these on because when they’re loose, the straps are all over the place.  Once I pulled them up and got everything adjusted, I was ready to go.  Lots going on here: lace pouch, unusual legs straps that start in the front rather than the side/back like a typical jock.  A large cutout beneath the waistband and the pouch to show off some more skin…or in my case – hair.

I wore these around the house on a Saturday. Because I wasn’t sure how they’d hold up to a workday when I wouldn’t be IMG_1497able to change them if they weren’t a good fit.  The pouch was surprisingly comfortable as I was expecting the lace to itch.  No problems there and the contour holds and shows your package really well.  The material says 96% rayon and 4% spandex. That’s probably why everything actually felt pretty soft.  My two complaints are the leg straps were too loose and needed adjustments regularly.  I’m not sure if they’re cut large.  My butt just didn’t fill them out or the fact that they attach in the front gave them too much wiggle room but it was a bit annoying.  Problem number two was quite possibly the worst tag placement I could imagine.  It’s sewn into the pouch, which is pretty see-through, so behind the lace fabric is an ugly white tag.  Obviously you can cut it out but I thought it was a poor choice of placement.  The tag is not shown on their site, which feels a bit misleading.

These come in 4 colors – coral, navy, fuchsia and aqua and retail for $14.25 on the BodyAware website.  Sizing follows BodyAware’s usual chart with a medium fitting 31-33.  Which was true to size except for the semi-loose leg straps.

These are definitely a fun pair that I would wear for someone into lace/jocks. But not an everyday pair and certainly not for use as an actual jockstrap.  I don’t think that’s their intention, but I figured it should be said.  Even though I wasn’t in love, I do have to say that BodyAware has been great to try and these won’t be my last pair from them.  They’re a company that actually thinks outside the box and while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, that’s what I love about them.  There are enough run of the mill brands out there and those of us who are more adventurous need a place like BA!

PROS

  • unique, sexy design
  • fun colors

CONS

  • bad tag placement
  • leg straps were too loose

RATINGS

  • Daily Fit – 7
  • Sizing – 9
  • Construction – 8
  • Styling – 10
  • Daily Performance – 7
  • Overall – 8.2

Find the BodyAware Nectar Dreamsickle Jock at the BodyAware site for $14.25

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