Normally I have a poke about something first, weigh up the pros and cons, try it in the mirror with different hats and then head onto the hill for a wee test. Well these cyber-boxers arrived this morning and I just stuck them on and went out the door. It’s synthetic underwear, if I’d given it any thought I’d have put it in the microwave for 30 minutes and pleaded ignorance when the distributor asked me how I was getting on with them.
They are spray on tight, but also super soft with an amazing amount of stretch so although they came out of the box looking the right size for Action Man they went on fine. I am on the limit of the Medium though.
Now the construction is all zones of different stuff, designed to compress, stretch, breathe, make air flow where they want it to and make you warmer or cooler. That’s a big task for a pair of pants, even fancy pants.
What happens a lot of times with base layer boxers is that there’s no allowance made for your ratchet and socket set round the front. Here we have allowance. Your stuff is “guided” to a mustering point and kept in line by fabrics of different weights, and cool with wee vents. Due to the thin, slightly see-through fabric here it does make your codlings look like a particularly ugly bank robber with a stocking on his head, but it works and comfort and stability at speed on rough ground is definitely supplied. Also this is why there is only a small picture of my arse and no more…
As you can see I unwittingly slipped off of my merino high horse here. I was out all day, it was hot, I was running some of the time and the boxers stayed dry, they stayed cool, and they stayed comfy as well. Out of the box chaffe-less movement. I stand impressed. There’s no label for me to cut off on there either, all the fabric into etc is in the waistband stitching.
They’re in the wash now and I’m hoping they survive. I’ll be back with more after a bit.
The packaging is horrific though. It’s like a deluxe VHS box set from the early ’90s, with opening flaps and an inner slip case for the pants. Buy them and leave the packaging in the shop. A greaseproof paper bag with a website address printed on it as all you need in these days of diminishing resources.