If you’re an on-the-go guy, performance-oriented boxer briefs provide the support and comfort you need. An array of features separate good boxer briefs from ordinary underwear—comfortable and durable materials, highly breathable panels, and design details that prevent chafing and bunching. Since active guys need underwear that will hold up, look for boxer briefs that don’t need to be babied in the laundry. Choose items that work just as hard as you do, and come out of the washer and dryer ready for another round.

High-Tech Design

With a waistband faced with plush fabric and leg openings designed to stay in place, comfort is at a premium from front to back. Fruit of the Loom

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You’ll be moving around when wearing boxer briefs, so look for styles designed for exertion. Mesh panels in the fly area are a great option, and materials designed for moisture movement keep you cool and comfortable.


Made of a 92% polyester/8% Spandex blend, these bulk-free bottoms won’t bind or twist. Fruit of the Loom

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While support is a key consideration for active briefs, you’ll also want to look for materials and design that will move with you. Underwear that bunches or rides up is underwear you won’t want to wear.

Cotton Comfort

Soft natural cotton is a perfect material for men’s underwear, especially when combined with design touches that promote wearability. Hanes

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Fit of boxer briefs means more than how they around your waist. Look for design touches made specifically for comfort, such as less bulky fly openings. Active lifestyle underwear should be easy to wash and dry, and hold up cycle after cycle.