REVIEW – FITNESS JOCKSTRAP by CHARLIE by MZ
by the Jockstrap Junkie
Rating: 9.8/10 (Average of the ratings below)
Daily Fit: 10/10
Daily Performance: 9/10
Pros: Silky smooth finish, the pouch is form fitting but has ample stretch, simple color scheme
Cons: Overpriced, double lined pouch doesn’t let jewels breathe well, website claims made in Italy but jockstrap tag shows the country of manufacture to be Bosnia Erzegovina (minor factoid; however, if you’re going to taut something on the website, make sure it’s accurate)
Recommendation: No regrets on this purchase, although the pocketbook squealed a bit. The Charlie Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap is a jock that will be worn regularly from my collection and has a great fit and feel. If you have the extra cash, splurge.
One of the things I’m changing up in my underwear drawer is to try some new brands in 2019. Charlie by MZ is a brand that I”m brand new to and thought Charlie would be a brand to start broadening my underwear horizons. I purchased the Fitness Jockstrap Black Microfiber, and was a bit anxious about the purchase as $38 is the most I’ve ever paid for a jockstrap but also really wanting to try something new.
To give the Charlie jockstrap a proper review, I did put this jockstrap into the weekly rotation for the past eight weeks. The Charlie jockstrap experienced sleep, cardio, lifting, daily wear, and just lounging around. Microfiber/Spandex construction has a fantastic feel as it’s very smooth and the pouch has a nice snug feel, but the spandex gives some nice stretch when necessary. Double layered microfiber pouches don’t breathe well, which is why I don’t recommend wearing it for cardio; unless, you want the jewels to be soggy from sweat. However, I did like this jock for lifting, making sure it was worn on at least one leg day. One of the nice attributes to the microfiber pouch is that the jewels don’t flop around, but don’t feel constrained either.
As mentioned before, this Charlie jockstrap has a double lined, center seam, microfiber pouch with a composition of 90% nylon and 10% spandex. The waistband is 1-5/8” wide, and the leg straps are 3/4” wide. The leg straps and waistband don’t roll, which is always a positive and the leg straps don’t dig into your ass. I would classify this as a traditional cut where the leg straps on the side of the hips. The construction is excellent, and I put it on par with C-IN2, aussieBum, and Pump.
I purchased a Large which corresponds accurately in Charlie’s size chart, and it fits perfect. Since this is my first Charlie purchase, I don’t have any basis for consistency in their sizing like I do in other brands. Over the two months of wear, no stretching or deforming, and that’s a positive.
Although I rated the Charlie jockstrap with a 9.8 rating, I’m mixed on a full recommendation for this jockstrap. Purely on the quality aspects, it performs as advertised; however, the price is too high when compared to other brands. So, if you have $38 to spend, by all means, get the Charlie by MZ Microfiber Jockstrap; if your budget doesn’t allow for the splurge, catch some sales of several of the other mainline brands, and you’ll be equally satisfied.
PAIR: Charlie by MZ Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap
COLORS: dark grey, grey, black, and white. Each main color has some different waistband/legstrap contrast options including black or white
FABRIC: 90% nylon; 10% spandex
SIZES: Extra Small thru Extra Large; 28” – 35”
Height & Weight: 5’9” (175 cm) – 195 lbs. (88.5 kg)
Jean Waist Size: 33”-34” (83 cm – 86 cm)
Build: Athletic, squats are an addiction, abs are hibernating
Jewels: Enough to polish, not enough to brag