Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Keeping my Devil Cool with 2wink - A Review

2wink is a company that has been around for quite a while now.  While I have posted about a lot of sales that they have, it's been a long time since I've reviewed anything from them.  In fact, the last thing I reviewed from them was their Graffiti Minibox in 2006!  This review was a guest post over at Undies Drawer.  You can read the review here.  In fact, 2wink was the first review I ever did based on actually wearing a product.  Needless to say both 2wink and I have come a long way since those days.  So today I want to reintroduce you to some of 2winks new stuff with a review of their Cool Devil trunk

One of my biggest complaints about the old 2wink stuff was the fit.  It just wasn't quite right - too big in the thighs, too small in the pouch.  While I didn't quite realize this at the time, this problem was due to the fact that the Graffiti Minibox was made entirely out of cotton.  The Cool Devil trunk eliminates all these problems by adding 8% spandex with the cotton.  This allows for a much more tailored and individual fit.  This trunk is snug, but not too snug - you can move but you still feel supported at all times.  The Cool Devil trunk provides a fit that I would call "cozy".  I am almost constantly aware of its presence hugging my butt and balls, but it's not uncomfortable.  It's like a nice embrace letting you know that your undies are there for you.  The trunks are low-rise with short legs (about a 1.5" inseam).  The butt is seamless allowing for a nice snug, comfy feeling.  I do want to point out, however, that my butt is on the small side and on me these feel snug.  So if you have a large bubble butt these may not cover it very well.  The pouch has enough room to grow but is not too roomy.  

The fabric on these undies is soft.  Like I said it feels nice and cozy as it very softly holds you in place.  While I am aware of these undies during the day, it is not an uncomfortable feeling.  These undies do a good job of staying in place throughout the day.  While they are low-rise, they are not so low that you keep having to pull them up every time you bend over.  

The style is basic with a little bit of punch.  The body of the trunks is crisp white.  This is in stark contrast to the bright red legbands and yellow and red waistband.  They are fun while not being too over-the-top. They are a good "go-to" pair for days when you don't want to be too sexy or complicated but you still want something a little more than basic.  My only complaint is that they don't come in more colors.  

At $18 a pair these are a little pricey for something so basic.  But the fabric is super comfy and soft.  It's a small price to pay for something that's going to hug you in a warm embrace all day long.  One thing that is quite impressive is how color-fast these undies are. One would think that the red waistband and legbands would eventually fade or run onto the white body but that is not the case.  These undies are still as bright and crisp as the day I got them.

Also, if you prefer, the Cool Devil line also comes in a brief style which is currently on sale for only $9.  

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the 2wink Cool Devil Trunks a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Allows for movement.  Low-rise but not too low. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Soft fabric.  Feels like a soft embrace.  Constantly aware of their presence, but not uncomfortable. 
STYLE -- 7 (out of 10) - Basic with a punch.  Wish there were more colors.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Color-fast.  Doesn't fade.   
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - A little pricey for something so basic.  But good quality. 


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