Gear Review: Icebreaker Spring Boxer Brief and Pace Hipster

Don’t muck up the performance of your pants by wearing cotton undies underneath.

Don’t muck up the performance of your pants by wearing cotton undies underneath. These greatfitting,18.6-micron wool Boxer Briefs and Hipsters (women’s, $40) wick moisture and work with your layering system, rather than against it.

“So comfortable, I truly forgot I was wearing them,” says one tester who wore the briefs for a week (with one wash) of birding and hiking along Connecticut’s Air Line Trail, followed by a sailing stint in the Caribbean. The boxers are snug-fitting without being tight; the Hipster is cut like a modest bikini bottom. Zero wedgies were reported and the fabric has just the right amount of spring (3 percent Lycra) to keep it from stretching out. We know: 55 bucks is steep for a pair of undies, but you’ll be wearing these on every trip for a long time.

$55

3 oz (men’s M)

m’s S-XXL, w’s XS-XL

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