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Friday, May 06, 2011

Obviously Low-Rise - A Review

We've discussed Obviously numerous times in the past.  Just as a quick refresher, Obviously is an Australian brand that specializes in making "anatomically correct" underwear for men.  The idea is that there is a separate pouch that allows your junk to hang as it naturally would.  They promise no sticking, squashing, readjusting, chaffing, or sweating.  I've reviewed their Sinuous line bikini brief in the past, today I'm going to review their low-rise brief which is available in a lot of different colors and in all their collections.  

The fit of this brief is actually quite skimpy, although upon first glance it appears that you are well covered.  In reality, the sides are quite tiny with less than an inch of fabric at the smallest point.  However, this is augmented by a rather large waistband, so the overall visual impression is that more is covered.  These briefs fit true to size and are very form fitting across the sides, butt, and perineum.  The low-rise of these briefs just barely covers the assets.  As I have pointed out in my previous review, the pouch seems a little unnecessarily large at times and doesn't really hold your member in place but rather allows it to flop around - but that is afterall the point of these.  I personally find this to be a little annoying at times.  This is especially true when wearing tighter fitting pants as the underwear lets your member hang freely in the front, thus tight pants tend to squeeze things awkwardly up front.  As was the case with my previous Obviously experience, you are not completely hanging free and the pouch does allow a certain amount of support. 

Just like all Obviously products, these are made from an oh-so-soft and smooth modal and lycra blend.  The fabric is super soft and sensuous against the skin.  It is also thin and feels almost weightless, a perfect choice for hot summer days.  The tag is printed onto the inside for additional comfort.  My only complaint comfort-wise is there is a seam at the bottom of the pouch across the perineum area.  This seam I found is too far forward on these briefs and tended to brush up against my balls in an uncomfortable manner that required an occasional readjustment.  While this is not a deal breaker, I found myself adjusting these undies way more than I would like.  Part of this, however, has to do with the pants you wear them with and how much you make the pouch expand to handle your manhood throughout the course of the day. 

As for the style of these things, these briefs are sizzling... sssssss.... They're almost too hot to handle.  As I said, they are super skimpy.  The back is full coverage, but the sides are practically non-existent.  These come in a fun array of colors that are bright and playful as well as more subdued colors for the more reserved individual.  I really love the way the logo waistband is set with the type not quite fitting on the band. 

As with all Obviously underwear, these will set you back a pretty penny or two, but they are very good quality and well made.  These will last you a good time.  And with summer coming up, something this light-weight is perfect for keeping you covered and comfortable during the hot, sticky, summer days ahead.  For even more comfort this summer from Obviously, try their thong. 

Overall, I give the Obviously Low-Rise Brief a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Low-rise, minimal coverage.  Anatomically correct pouch - a little too large. 
COMFORT -- 7 (out of 10) - Soft fabric.  Lightweight fabric perfect for summer.  Occasional readjustments necessary. 
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Sizzling.  Lots of fun colors to choose from. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Well made. Will last you. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Good value.  Great for summer.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Best underwear I have ever worn. I have been raving about them since I received some as a gift and have now bought others to replace my collection. So comfortable, they are like walking in the nude. The material is the softest and silkiest I have ever felt and others can't stop touching it either (if you know what I mean) ;) Recommend them to every guy. At least try a pair.