by Jason B.
SAXX underwear has been around since 2006 and continues to grow and may change the way men wear underwear. SAXX’s focus is “to equip you with game-changing, next-level apparel that allows you to move freely, without restriction — apparel that feels like it’s barely there, that elevates your everyday experiences, that just works.” You can read more about SAXX in our Quest 2.0, Kinetic and 2n1 Kinetic Running Shorts reviews.
The SAXX BlackSheep line is their iconic Boxer brief made with 95% merino wool and 5% spandex. The boxers have the features that set SAXX apart from other brands – Ballpark Pouch, Three D fit construction, and Flat Out Seams. The boxers also feature the wide anti-roll moisture wicking waistband and the wool is naturally anti-microbial. The SAXX website does a nice job describing their products and is worth a look. The Blacksheep boxer briefs retail for $44.95. SAXX also offers a Blacksheep long sleeve top made of the same merino wool.
I am 5’6” and weigh around 180 pounds. I received a size large from SAXX and the initial fit seems to be good. The fabric is soft and feels comfortable against my skin. I like the wide waistband and there seems to be just enough stretch to keep the boxers in place. The waistband on these boxers seems to be about twice as wide as the waistband on the other styles of boxer briefs that I have used from SAXX.
I evaluate underwear on several characteristics. Number one is comfort – are they comfortable to wear? Do I want to wear them or do I have to wear them? Does the BallPark Pouch really make a difference? Do I chafe? The second characteristic is durability. How well do they last? Can I wear them several days without seeing any undue wear? Do they lose any elasticity over time? Third is smell. Wool is known for its anti-stink properties. Can I wear them for multiple days without chasing off my hiking partners?