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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Super Hero - A Review

aussieBum has long been one of the leading brands out there, they are always remaining on top of the game with fun, innovative styles.  Today I want to review a pair that I've had for a while that is worth mentioning.  The Hero line features bold, cartoon prints inspired by cartoon heroes.  They come in briefs and hipsters with many different characters on them, including: Wolfman, Hunter, Exterminator, and Oceanman.  Today's review features the Oceanman Hero brief.

The fit of these briefs is mid-rise and provides modest coverage.  They fit snugly throughout, but not too tight.  The pouch has just the right amount of room so you don't feel too restricted by it.

The fabric is a polyester and spandex blend, which is surprisingly comfortable.  The fabric is so soft and smooth, you don't even realize that it's made out of artificial fibers.  One of my favorite features of this brief is the leg bands.  They are much wider than most bands making for an incredibly comfortable fit.  They hold the briefs in place as they should and prevent things from popping out, but they don't hug too tightly.  These are a really great, go-to pair of briefs.

These things scream fun!  With the bold cartoon prints they help unleash the inner child in you.  The graphic prints are perfectly cut out and placed so that none of the design is cut off.  The waistband is much more subdued than most aussieBum waistbands with a white on white logo.  This allows the focus to be on the graphic print and not the brand on the waist.  I really love the colors of the oceanman briefs and the way the blues and the greens are mixed together.  There is also a great sense of movement in the print.  It is well drawn. 

The quality of these is great.  The fabric and the band hold up well after many washes.  Because of the fabric content, they don't stretch out at all.  The flat-stitching adds to the comfort and does not fall apart.  At $30 USD a pair, these run on the expensive side, but for such high quality you'll get your money's worth.  Besides, these fun prints could be a great conversation starter.

Overall, I give the aussieBum Hero Brief a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Mid-rise.  Perfect amount of roominess, not too tight. 
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Incredibly comfortable, especially for an artificial fabric.  Legbands are the best. 
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Bold, conversation starter. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good quality. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Expensive, but will last well. 



Michelle said...

I am totally in love with the look of these briefs. Loads of brands have tried to do the comic strip / super hero design thing and let's be honest the majority have come out looking more like a novelty piece. Trust Aussiebum to get it 100% right.

Wil said...

Those look super cute. Would be neat if they were a bit more name brand... ie. batman, superman, xmen but they do look really cute with a fun and sexy flair.