Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Break A Sweat - A Review

Sweat Undergear is all about things that make you sweat.  From their hot models to the places where you will wear their underwear, everything about this brand begs you to sweat.  Sweat underwear is meant to be athletic and fashionable.  Their primary goal is quality underwear that keeps masculinity as a priority.  For the purpose of today's review I tried out the Sweat Trunks in white.  

The fit of these trunks - true to Sweat's goal - is very masculine and traditional.  There are no surprises here.  But they are very stylish and hip: you won't confuse these with your father's underwear.  They are a mid-rise and have a relatively short leg that hits just about even with the pouch.  As Sweat puts it they have "a waist low enough to be sexy, but high enough to leave your butt crack hidden safely inside". They come in black or white and the waistband matches the rest of the trunk with contrast logo writing.  There is no additional elastic on the legbands, they are just rolled over fabric.  The butt is a little different with a U-seam below to help give shape and a center seam that accentuates your anatomy.  The pouch is two piece with a center-seam and is only a single layer (most pouches these days are double-lined).  They fit true to size.

In terms of comfort, I honestly forget that I am wearing these things.  They really become a part of you during the day.  The pouch is a little strange as it is a little unnecessarily roomy.  I wouldn't say that it is too big, but it isn't as tight as most pouches are.  When the underwear is pulled tight, especially with the white pair, your goods are clearly accentuated through the single layer of fabric.  This one layer also makes them more comfortable for working out in as there is no excess fabric to make you sweat faster.  It is hard to tell, but I believe that the legs do move up and down a bit during the day.  But the legbands (or rather lack there of) are such that this does not cause discomfort.  One interesting thing to point out is that the elastic waistband is not as stretchy as the rest of the trunk.  While this does not cause any problems while wearing it (it stretches enough to accommodate your movements), it feels a little strange when pulling them on because you expect the waist to stretch more. The waistband, however, is almost the same thickness as the rest of the fabric making for added comfort. 

These things are really well put together.  The seams are very crisp and show no signs of unraveling even after many washings.  My only real complaint is that the bottom of the legs do stretch out during the day.  But this does not cause any discomfort, it just looks a little strange.  I imagine though that this may not be a problem if you have larger thighs.  Overall, these are very well made and hold up well.  At $27 a piece they are on the more expensive end, but they are a great option for working out.  While they do not contain any special wicking properties, the soft fabric and minimal coverage will make these comfy enough for the gym, but also stylish enough to transition to the rest of your day.  If you sweat a lot though, you might want to grab yourself a second pair for the rest of the day.

Sweat Undergear can be purchased on their website for $27.  Also be sure to check out their blog for lots of hot photos that will make you want to sweat.   


MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Sweat Trunk a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - True to size.  Unique seaming on the back.  Roomy pouch. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Very comfy.  Transitions well from gym to work. 
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - Very masculine and traditional, but also stylish. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good after many washes.  Legs stretch during the day.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Well made,  a little pricey. 

**********8

1 comment:

JayToday said...

I've tried some of their line as well and it's actually quite well done. I find the fabric a little cheep-esque for me, but I'm just a textire snob so take it with a frain of salt.

They seem have everything sit super well, which I liked. And if you do happen to be on the more hockey or soccer condition with ass and thighs, they still fit; which isn't always the case with some brands.

Note on the post: I don't think anyone should wear underwear to the gym and then wear them the rest of the day. Ew.