This underwear was furnished for review by Bia Bora.
These were a surprise when I received the package because I didn’t know what was coming and I had also never heard of this brand. I am always game to try new underwear so I was excited to try something new! The trunks came in a box with a peek-a-boo cut out hinting at the contents in the front and the back shows a man’s body with an elephant head which is linked to the spirit animal of this pair. By choosing these, it says you stand strong, bulldoze obstacles and that you’re a determined leader. A bit strange but I appreciated something different and the details that simply went into the packaging.
Once I pulled the pair out, I noticed the super soft bamboo cotton in a nice, purple color. There are panels on the front with an Aztec pattern that are a silky poly/spandex material. These are 65% Bamboo Rayon, 25% Polyester, 5% Nylon & 5% Spandex. Trunks aren’t my favorite cut of underwear and wild patterns aren’t my first choice, either, but the initial feeling when I pulled these on was a comfortable one so I was ready to have an open mind.
The medium covers a 30-32″ waist which was just right for me as a 31-32. There is a bit of a pouch but nothing too dramatic to where it affects sizing. Buying based on your true size should work just fine in this case.
It has been HOT here in Los Angeles so I knew these would be put to the sweat test! They were soft and comfortable when I got dressed and I am happy to say they stayed that was throughout the workday and errands after. Only minor pulling at the legs to readjust but I have that issue with all trunks/boxer briefs. This trunk definitely took on the hot day and the material held up well against moisture and dried pretty quickly once I cooled off at home. The soft waistband is on the larger side with Bia Boro proudly written across the front along with a branded tag facing out in the back. The gray side panels and elastic on the legs adds interest on the edge of being too busy, but that’s just my opinion.
I would definitely try another pair from Bia Boro – especially if they would start making a brief! As of now, it seems they only have boxer briefs and trunks. All of the prints are loud and busy, which isn’t a bad thing since most men’s underwear is boring, but it definitely has to be your style. Overall, a great first impression and a new brand to keep my eye on.
- Daily Fit – 9
- Sizing – 10
- Construction/Materials – 10
- Styling – 8
- Daily Performance – 9
- Overall – 9.2
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