Want to let your ass hang out this summer? Jockstraps have long been an option, but the sometimes tight straps and skimpy pouch don't always cut it. Enter the jock brief and jock boxer/trunk - you get the same bare feeling in the rear with a little more coverage up front. Today I'm going to review the Addicted brand jock boxer.
These jock boxers come in a number of different stylish colors. I tried the black one with a silver waistband - when your ass is hanging out you don't need to have lots of other things going on. They're rather simple in the front, they appear to be just a basic pair of trunks. But then you turn around and BAM, surprise! I really like the metallic silver waistband (which is only on the black pair). Although the graphic nature of the logo band is present on all the colors, which I really like. The other pairs are more colorful and funky, with contrast piping.
As for the fit of these undies, in the front they fit very much like a regular pair of trunks. Not too tight, but fitted. The legs are not very long and line up with the bottom of the pouch. The pouch itself is a simple contour pouch; it's not very large but the fabric does stretch so it never feels too tight. What I will say about the fit is the leg bands are made out of the same cotton fabric as the rest of the underwear, unlike a jockstrap's elastic straps. This means that the pouch is not held as it would be in a jock, but the extra fabric on the sides is more than adequate to hold things in place. If you do have larger balls and are sitting down, there is a potential for them to fall out the back a little bit; it depends on what you're wearing over the trunk and how tight it is. Overall, I personally find these quite comfortable. I barely even realized I'm wearing them. As with all ass-less underwear this is partly dependent on how comfortable/soft the jeans are that you wear. The fabric of the actual underwear is also soft as is the waistband. While not tagless like most underwear these days, the tag is placed on the right hip and goes unnoticed.
These hold up very well with repeated washings. Definitely made out of quality materials with attention to all the details. They are available from our friends at Vocla for $34, which is a reasonable price for a conversation piece like these. Especially if you get them in a more colorful version.
Overall, I give the Addicted Jock Boxers a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Basic trunk fit with a surprise in the back. Small pouch and potential for larger balls to fall out.
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Comfortable fabric and waistband. Forgot I was wearing them.
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - Depends on the color you buy. Looks like a pair of fairly basic trunks until you turn around. Great graphic waistband.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good materials, held up well.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Reasonable price for something so unique, but also a little spendy.