Review – UNDER ARMOUR • BOXERJOCK TECH SERIES
- Fit: 10.0 (Waistband 10, Legs 10, Pouch10)
- Sizing: 10 (Waistband 10, Legs 10, Pouch 10)
- Construction: 10
- Styling: 10
- Performance: 7.8 (Gym/Workout 5, Night Out 5, Everyday 10, Casual 8)
Pros: Waistband doesn’t roll down, legs stay in place, pouch/fly has some lift for the boys
Jockstrap Junkie recommendation: I’ll bet you’re surprised to see the Jockstrap Junkie write a review for a boxer brief; however, being an avid underwear collector, I do have styles other than jockstraps in my collection. Under Armour (UA) is my go-to when it comes to boxer briefs. Although I don’t wear them for working out as I get too hot in them and I get better airflow from a jock (which is why I marked them low, many of you guys will love them for working out), I do wear them quite a bit for daily wear. If you’re a guy with more of an athletic build, the UA BoxerJock scores the best in my book.
UA has been in my underwear drawers for years. I have quite a few pairs of the ‘Original Series’ of the BoxerJock and UA introduced the ‘Tech’ series to the BoxerJock lineup about a year ago. I purchased three of the BoxerJocks online from UA as the sporting goods and department stores don’t stock a variety of UA and I do like a lot of prints. The Tech BoxerJocks have a six-inch leg, logoed waistband; fly front, no seams running along the glutes creating a smooth look, and the synthetic blend. The seamless butt feature is the noticeable difference between the ‘Original’ and ‘Tech’ series. UA does have a lot of different colors and prints to choose from online which makes them quite a bit of fun or classy depending on the mood. Red, White, and Blue patriotic theme was the mood I was in when I ordered these boxer briefs.
As stated in previous reviews, I’m an avid jockstrap wearer; however, there are instances where boxer briefs are more appropriate and/or fit the need better than a jock. If I’m going to be doing a lot of desk work and wearing jeans or slacks, there’s a good chance I’m wearing boxer briefs; otherwise, it’s boxers (gasp!) or jocks. Two of the best qualities of the UA BoxerJock is the fly and the non rolling legs which make them great for wearing under jeans and for sitting all day. Since I usually wear them while sitting a lot at work, the pouch is awesome as the pouch keeps you from squashing the nads.
I prefer the synthetic blend over the cotton blends as the poly/Spandex fabric has a more stretch; which is perfect for those of us who have larger thighs. One of my pet peeves regarding other brands of boxer briefs is that the legs either strangle the thighs or don’t stay in place on the thighs. UA has done well in this construction. The fly and pouch are also awesome features. For those of you who like to have a little lift for the boys; BoxerJocks are going to make you proud. I’m a guy who uses the fly of my boxers and boxer briefs, and UA has hit a home run with an easy access fly that stays closed when it’s supposed to so Willie doesn’t go wandering about. Waistband rolling is almost non existent which is another plus as I do have some love handles that other brands couldn’t handle.
Large is my normal sizing and UA matched this as UA is very consistent in their sizing. Another feature when looking at UA’s size chart is the aspect they also show the waist and hip sizing. This is a plus for guys who struggle with not being able to find underwear that fits well; kudos to UA for including these measurements. UA also has a wide range of sizing from Small to 3XL which is great for both the big guys as well as the more trim dudes.
For all the boxer brief wearers, UA BoxerJock Tech boxer briefs are a definite win in my books. Although boxer briefs wouldn’t be my first pick for a night on the town, I wouldn’t be ashamed to show them off either. And, for those of you who aren’t into the other styles of underwear as I am, I believe you’ll be impressed with these for working out, daily wear, and even on a date. Definitely add to your gym bag and your undie drawer.
PAIR: Under Armour BoxerJock Tech 6” Synthetic Blend
COLORS: Multiple Prints & Solid Colors Available
FABRIC: 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane (Spandex)
COST: $25 or 3 for $50
COUNTRY of ORIGIN: Bangladesh
Height & Weight: 5’9” (175 cm) – 195 lbs. (88.5 kg)
Jean Waist Size: 33”-34” (83 cm – 86 cm)
Build: Athletic, squats are my friend, I like food too much
Bat & Balls: Ain’t hittin’ a grand slam, but not striking out either.