While we’ve written before about all types of men’s underwear — including the best boxer briefs, the best underwear according to stylish men, and the best exercise underwear — here, we’ve rounded up the best men’s underwear as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated men’s underwear
More than 26,000 reviewers give these boxer briefs five stars, with many mentioning how cooling they are. “These are great underwear for someone who is often very warm … down there,” writes one reviewer. According to the description, they’re made of “CoolZone” fabric, and wearers say it actually works. “It’s like having a little guy sitting in your pants fanning your balls like royalty, keeps the ol’ boys nice and cool all day long.” Another says, “I love the fit and appreciate the extra care and material dedicated to the fellas down there. They feel secure and dry no matter how hot it’s been; some days, it’s been over 100 degrees this summer, and I’m good down there all day.” And while these come in a variety of sizes, one reviewer who bought them for her well-endowed boyfriend writes, “Normally, he has to size up on the waist because he has a huge butt and thick thighs, but these had great stretch.” Another self-proclaimed “fat boy” with a big waist and thick thighs says, “They are comfortable, and I am not moist at the end of the day.”
Best-rated (less expensive) men’s underwear
“Hate to say it, but white Hanes underwear fits like it should, wears like it should, and is as inexpensive as it should be,” one reviewer writes of this inexpensive seven-pack of men’s briefs (which comes in at about $2 a pair). And though there’s nothing super-special about these briefs, they have a great fit at an affordable price, and they’re reliable. “They’re always the same — perfect fit, perfect comfort,” says one reviewer who has tried “spendy brands” but always comes back to these, explaining, “I’ll stick with my Hanes tighty-whities at a couple of bucks a pair that last me a year or more.” And even though many describe them as “tighty-whities,” they “don’t pinch in delicate places.” They are also appropriately thin, which means “they breathe better and collect less moisture.” They’re so comfortable, one reviewer is pretty sure that “God wears Hanes tighty-whities.”
Best full-cut briefs for men
“I have been wearing these same Hanes briefs since I was in junior high school, and I am 80 years old now,” writes one longtime fan. “I still find this particular brief to be the best of the Hanes lines and far better than any other brands on the market.” Many other reviewers agree that these briefs are especially comfortable, and nearly 40 percent of reviewers are impressed with the fit. “They fit great, no pulling or tugging at all,” one says. “Often feels as if I am not wearing any at all.” Another says, “They don’t pinch the boys or cause any discomfort.” And while they are stretchy, they aren’t loose, and many describe them as being plenty supportive. “After wearing briefs that were too loose in the crotch and were too loosely fitted around the elastic bands where your legs go through, I finally have underwear that fits perfectly and offers the ‘support’ I need so I don’t feel like a cow with a dangling milk sack when I walk,” one reviewer says.
Best briefs with large gusset for men
One reviewer who has tried countless brands of underwear says, “At last, I stumbled upon these Amazon Essentials, ordered, and they fit great, are comfortable, nice soft material, and look great, too.” More than 25 percent of reviewers describe these as comfortable, and a couple chalk that up to the extra fabric between the legs. “I also noticed that the area between the legs in the gusset is roomier/wider than in a lot of other briefs, which means no pinching or binding,” writes one reviewer. Another who had been scarred by another pair of underwear that didn’t have “enough cloth between the legs to keep vital parts from falling out,” says Amazon Essentials solved that and more. “The sizes are consistent, the waistband is comfortable, the seams are well sewn, and, most important of all, they have enough of a pocket between the legs to comfortably hold vital parts.” About 10 percent of reviewers also love the wide waistband on these briefs. One says “the thick waistband is awesome if you’re tucking in an undershirt.” Many agree that it also does a god job of not rolling, and they appreciate the simple design. Simply put by one reviewer it has “no big logos, looks great, and no tags to bother you.”
Best bamboo briefs for men
Reviewers rave about the bamboo-rayon fabric of these briefs, which many say makes for a uniquely “soft” and “breathable” pair of underwear. “These keep my skin amazingly dry,” one shopper writes. “Even other so-called ‘breathable’ cotton underwear still allow sweat to accumulate. With these, the bamboo material is pulling the moisture right off of my skin.” Another says, “Can’t believe I’m writing this, but: I LOVE THIS UNDERWEAR,” explaining that “the pouch is just the right shape, they don’t ride up, there is no scratching or chafing, and the fabric is very soft.” And one reviewer says these have made him a convert: “I have always been a trunk man, but these have made me a briefs man.”
Best boxer briefs for men
“These briefs are quite a bargain,” writes one of over 1,300 five-star reviewers. “They fit well and hold everything nice and snug.” Another calls them “excellent boxer briefs for the money. They’re comfortable, the fly stays closed, and they fit great.” One shopper enthuses that these provide “some of the best comfort and support I’ve ever experienced,” adding that “the legs stay in place and don’t bunch up toward the crotch area. It’s a plus that the waistband is tagless and doesn’t chafe.” As one happy purchaser puts it, “They fit great, feel great, and I don’t have to adjust them AT ALL during my workouts. They’re perfect.”