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Waste of money
I bought these underwear to have something moisture wicking and light under my ski pants on warmer touring days. After some light hiking and casual wear, they are threadbare and hole-ridden after 2 months. They didn't even make it to ski season. They earn a star I guess because they are extremely comfortable. Too bad I'd go broke if I was... Read More paying this much for underwear every couple of months.
These will fall apart
Ive had nearly 8 pair of these that all fall apart. Although they are comfortable and great wen you get them, they will most certainly fall apart after a couple of months. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere
Hi Brandon! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the experience you've had with the briefs. We appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design crew. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Loved 'em til they fell apart
I had several pairs of these, but with every pair the material thinned to the point of becoming transparent, and that's with normal use and air drying them. I guess I'm not sure what is reasonable to expect from underwear, but I expected more from Patagonia products.
Hi Jacob! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that the briefs are starting to wear out. We'll share your experience with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Good fit, comfortable and an added bonus
This a second time around on these for me. The fit for me is good, they are comfy but the bonus is the wicking. They keep me dry and that is unlike other underwear. So far durability is not a problem and the comfort, durability and bonus are why I wear them. I will stick with these in the future.
Comfy but not durable
I am a boxer brief guy, and these are pretty darn comfortable. With that said I am getting holes all over. The first showed up a few months in. Ive had them just under a year and the 8 pairs I own all have holes. I have had to get rid of 3 already, and the others are just about there. The best part is that they are recyclable, but I dont think I ca... Read Moren spend this much every 6-10 months on underwear. I have some from sporting good companies that are going on 5 years and counting. Love all my other Patagonia stuff though.
Hey Justin, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear about the holes developing on your underwear. If you've had one of our products for under a year, and think you've run into a warranty issue, please reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) and we'd be happy to go over options with you.
Maybe the only thing from Patagonia that I've been disappointed with? Pretty tattered after less than a year of normal wear and tear. Lightweight and love the fit when they're not full of holes, ha.
Hi Tyson! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the durability issues with the briefs. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) under warranty.
I'm sure after 6 months of wear or sooner these briefs will have holes. the fabric is not of a consistent weave. Same thing occured on an older Patagonia briefs. will not buy again
Hi Troy, if you're feeling uncomfortable with the Essential Boxer Briefs, feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
not of patagonia quality
I ordered 3 pairs and have worn them for ~8 mos. The material is too thin and not durable (not good for biking) The material has broken down in 2 of 3 pairs. I would not use these for any activities, only for casual or dress wear. The sender briefs are much better...they last years.
Hi Mark, we're sorry to hear that the Essential Boxer Briefs aren't working out for you. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
Extremely poor quality, lifespan is less than 6 months
While comfortable, they went to shreds in just a months. The first holes appeared within 4 months, and I've chucked two of the three pair I bought in March 22 since. I only wear these casually (so not exercise), and they are air dried (not in a dryer). How exactly is this "sustainable"?
Hi Adrian! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the briefs started developing holes within the first few months. We expect better durability out of our clothing so this is disappointing. We've reached out to you directly for further assistance.
Good on a hot day
I two pair because I was unsure that they were what I needed or wanted but wearing them in hot humid weather convinced me these were what I needed. I have since ordered more and I realize that dollar outlay is a bit much but they are comfortable and wick moisture away from the skin. Durability is a concern and I will see how they hold up. But comfo... Read Morert is great, fit is great and my girl likes them too.
Please bring back Capilene!
These are just so/so. Fit is average and ok but not super durable or all that especially conformable. I dont know why you guys moved away from the capilene variants bc those were by far the best ever made. Durable and comfortable in every fit you guys came up with! Please please go back! I will buy a ton of them myself. As for the current models I ... Read Morewill just be looking for a different brand to try for the first time ever. I have worn Patagonia boxers exclusively for 20+ years.
Feel Good, but poor quality
Good feel to these, but unfortunately they started coming apart at the waist band after two months. The fabric started separating from the waistband and they are unwearable after a couple months of use. I cant recommend something that wont last.
Hi Joseph, thank you for submitting this review. We're so sorry to hear that these shorts didn't hold up as they should have! We'll get in touch with you about returning them under our warranty.
I bought several of these only a few months ago hoping they'd be comparable to the AC underwear that appear to no longer be made. Sadly all of these and the essential briefs are of a such bad quality, that they all have developed holes. Why did they have to move their entire line away from quality and durable to just plane useless? These ar... Read Moree more akin to expensive disposable underwear. They are so bad that I'm now looking at alternative brands as the quality is no longer there for Patagonia
We're very sorry to hear that these briefs have been so disappointing in terms of durabililty. We welcome a return under our Ironclad Guarantee and this can be done through the Patagonia-owned retail store in your region. If you prefer, you may also [return](https://www.patagonia.ca/returns.html) by mailing them back to our service center in Nevada. Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review, Dan! We hope you're able to find a replacement for the older discontinued style.
These are the most comfortable underwear I’ve ever owned, and like some of the other reviewers, mine unfortunately developed holes in the waistband, crotch, and inseam very quickly. Out of the 6 pairs I got around Christmas, 2 are still going strong, 1 developed a hole on the first wash, and 3 didn’t last the first month. I will probably order more... Read More, because they fit so well, but I’m frustrated with quality - I shouldn’t have to be sewing up holes in my underwear after a few uses.
We're truly sorry to hear about this fabric issue in our Men's Essential Boxer Briefs. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Hole after one gentle cycle wash
I purchased one pair as travel underwear. I liked the fit and comfort. A hole developed after one wash, cold water, gentle cycle, line dried. I will be returning this item.
We're truly sorry to hear that the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6" developed a hole after one wash. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Size is a problem.
I love Patagonia products and, as you may know, I have purchased a lot of them over the last 35 years. I have one complaint that has arisen over the last 5 or so years: the sizes keep changing. The medium version of these boxer briefs is definitely smaller than the ones I bought a few years ago. Recently, I purchased a large size large rain jacket ... Read Morefrom you, but it was distinctly bigger than large Patagonia jackets I've bought in the past. Your quarter zip R1 fleece is also larger than it used to be. Bottom line, for tops I now appear to be right in between a medium and a large, where I used to always be large. For the boxer briefs, I used to be a perfect medium (32-33 waist), but now I'm apparently a large, although those are a little big for me. Frustrating. Thanks for listening. David
Not up to Patagonia standards
I’ve probably purchased 10 pair of these over the past 3 years. While they are comfortable in every way, the durability is bad. Every pair has developed a hole in the same area within months. I kept hoping the quality would improve, but it has not. Not what I’d expect from Patagonia.
Hi Bill, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry to hear about the untimely wear and tear on your Essential Boxer Briefs. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.ca/returns.html) at any time.
comfortable but Not Durable
I bought 4 pairs of these boxers. Of the 4 pairs I got three of them are completely worn out with big holes all over just a few months later. super comfortable but very thin material. quality control is the only reason I wouldn't recommend these. Unusual for patagonia usually durable quality goods.
Hi Maxwell, we're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
I typically love the quality of Patagonia but these boxers have really fallen short of the normal Patagonia quality I am used to. I have easily purchased more than ten pairs of these underwear and within a year every pair pair wears holes on the inner thighs that expand quickly. They are super comfortable, but just dont last long. When they fall ap... Read Moreart as quickly as they do, they just arent worth the cost. I wish Patagonia could reinforce the inner thigh portion to make them more durable.
Thank you for sharing this review, Anton. We're so sorry these briefs haven't held up as they should! We're sharing this feedback with our product design team. In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them. Please let us know how we can help!
Worst durability of any Patagonia product
I've always been impressed by the durability of Patagonia products - I have many that are 15+ years old. These fall way short. I've had two pair pop seams after just weeks, and another two pair disintegrate in less than a year of wear. Very disappointing.
Hi Matt, thank you for your feedback! We're so sorry for your experience with our M's Essential Boxer Briefs. Please [contact us](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) and we'd be happy to assist you.
Great underwear but
Great underwear but the bottoms have a tendency to rip after a few months of wearing leaving you with holy underwear. That being said I keep buying them because they are the most comfortable on the market.
We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability and we appreciate your feedback. If the recommended [product care](https://www.patagonia.com/product-care.html) isn't helping to keep these briefs in better condition, please reach out to our Customer Service about our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be happy to help!
Rubs me the wrong way
Huge Patagonia product fan. However, purchased several pairs of the mens boxer briefs. This product comes with a 2-3 long tag, inside facing on the back of the briefs. Wheres the logic of putting something thatll rub and chaff into active wear boxers? Tried to remedy, by cutting but tore fabric. Frustrating.
Hi Andrew! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the irritation that the tag caused. Also, its disappointing to hear that when you tried removing them you were left with a hole. We'd consider this a warranty issue so you're welcome to return. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.
Softest and Most Functional Boxer Briefs
Hands down the nicest boxer briefs I have ever owned, and Ive owned numerous brands. Recently switched to wearing these exclusively not only due to the fact that Patagonia is transparent and fair, but because they are high quality, incredibly soft, and show no signs of wear. They dont bunch up, and feel so nice against skin. Give the a whirl and yo... Read Moreu wont regret it.
First timer here so I originally ordered these according to the size chart but quickly realized they were way to large. Fortunately I was able to exchange the XL for the L. These are the most comfortable underwear I've ever own and I don't think I will ever go back to another brand. I cannot attest to the durability as I have just begun t... Read Moreo wear them.
comfortable & long lasting
Really like these--only thing to improve is.......the tags! For something designed to be worn against the skin, 3 sewn-in tags, the longest on one pair was several inches long. Can't for the life of me understand what all those tags are needed for. Oh, and none of them can tell me the size. Kinda useless at that point.
Hey there Charles! Those tags tell us what the item is, where it is made, what material it is made from, and how to wash the garment. Luckily, in the Men’s Essential Boxer Briefs, they are perforated for easy removal. Gently grab the brief’s material behind those white tags and carefully rip them out. You can do this one at a time to ensure no harm to your product.
Soft, but bunch up
Very soft and comfortable when they go on, but as soon as I would put on pants or take a few steps, the legs would bunch up and basically become a pair of briefs. Wished I hadnt washed all 4 pairs I bought before wearing.
We are so sorry to hear about that bunching issue. You are more than welcome to still send those items back for [return](http://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) due to your satisfaction not being held with their performance.
These drawls is good. They stay put while working, hanging out, and working out (running, kettlebell swinging, etc.). I am 58 with a 32 to 33-ish inch waist and wear 34 (waist) pants. A size medium fits nicely. I also bought 1 size Large. The large is easy fit. They stay in place too but the medium fits better, not too tight, just right. The size l... Read Morearge will be great for holidays, special occasions, and not dog eating contests. Getcha some of these. Theyre sofT. When sink washed during travel they air dry while hanging in a hotel bathroom in less than 24 hours after a wring out/towel roll up combo.
Soft to the cheek, all day comfort
I've spent too much money on undies but that means I should be qualified to tell you these are hands down the most comfortable briefs I've ever owned. When they are all in the laundry bin and I have to revert to the other briefs I own, similarly priced, I am distressed. Starting the day by putting these on will make the day better from th... Read Moree get.
Good fit, comfy but don't wear well
These are super comfortable and fit great but after having them for about a year and a half (wearing them maybe once a week) the seat part is noticeably thinner and unfortunately ripped. The front still looks great, I usually wear these to work which involves sitting at a desk most of the day. I love the fit and comfort they just really did not mee... Read Moret my expectations for durability. If these held up longer I would fully recommend them but with the cost of these and how they lasted they are harder to recommend.
Hi Bryn, we appreciate your feedback! We're sorry to hear the durability was not what you expected. Please know your satisfaction is very important to us. We'd be happy to [assist](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) with a warranty review under our Ironclad Guarantee.
These are my everyday briefs and are some of the most comfortable boxers I've worn to date. The material is soft, fit is snug - in a good way - and they last fairly long. A couple of pairs purchased 2-3 years ago are starting to deteriorate, but most still hold up well. My only negative comment is that the lower legs roll up a bit too easy, e... Read Morespecially when wearing tighter pants/shorts.
Ive been wearing Patagonia underwear for more than 30 years. Id say these are the best yet. Ive grown, so now going with a large, after being a solid medium. I like the fit a little looser, and this does it. The waist fits great, never to restricting and always staying in place. They dont ride up or droop at all. The fly is easy to use. One of the ... Read Moreother styles (which I have a few of) dont have a fly. Not sure why means underwear would be made without a fly. I digress. This style is fantastic, and Ill be adding to my top drawer stash with these, as needed in the future.
Wont wear anything else
Ive been wearing these for over 3 years. I havent found anything even close to comparable. They are extremely soft, comfortable and supportive. My only complaint is they develop holes in the thighs pretty quickly where my legs come together because the fabric is so thin and soft. Still my favorite.
Great first layer
I weigh 155 lbs and wear 30/31 Patagonia pants. Got these in a 6" Medium and they are PERFECT. I have two pair in 3" Small which fit but are a bit on the snug side. I will purchase mediums from now on. If you prefer briefs, 3" is the way to go. If you like boxer briefs, go with the 6".
This is a short-term review as I have only been wearing these for about a month. It was time for a underwear overhaul in my drawer's drawer. Patagonia skivvies have been hit or miss for me over the years. I bought a few pairs of these and a few pairs of the Sender briefs. The Essential Brief is a softer (much softer) more casual wearing under... Read Morewear than the Sender Brief. I think they nailed the form and fit with both designs. If you are looking for a more technical skivvy, I would go for the Sender. I will likely reach for them when backpacking or more arduous activities than the Essential briefs, but the Essentials are super comfortable and a perfect pick for day to day wearing. You did good on these, Patagonia!
If you like extra holes
This is the pair of boxer briefs for you. I bought two pairs thinking these well made Patagonia would be comfortable and last me a while. They are comfy, but Im almost ready to throw them away after 2 years. Theyve developed random holes all over the place. My normal cheap fruit of the looms are way older but hold up much better. Take a pass on the... Read Morese
Hi Paul, we're so sorry to hear about the disappointment with your Patagonia Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6". Two years is a good go for boxer briefs, but we understand that you're unhappy with their performance so feel free to make a return or exchange, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
A review in two parts
Part 1 These underwear are the finest I have ever worn. They fit like a glove, are breathable, comfortable, and never crawl. My only concern was the high price; however, it didn't take long to overcome this concern a buy another three. Part 2 (less than 6 months later) I can echo everything from Part 1, but a durability issue has come up. I ... Read Morehave worn through the fabric and have a small hole in the butt. The hole is not on a seam, it is right in the middle of the butt. It's a tough call, but don't know if the cost is worth the lack of durability.
We appreciate your feedback on the fit, comfort, fabric and durability. Please know that your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so don't hesitate to reach out for a return. We'll be happy to help!
Great boxers but they have a short useful life
The essential boxer briefs fit true to size and are a good product except for one flaw: these boxers do NOT last. The material is so thin that it begins to basically decompose and shred within 18 months. I purchased several pairs in Feb 2020 and today (9/30/21) every single pair is falling apart. The material is too thin. 1.5 years is a short use... Read Moreful life for boxers with this price tag.
These are very comfortable, but they are not very durable. I have purchased several of these in the past 2 years, and also have the sender boxer briefs, purchased 2 years ago. The senders are not as comfortable, but much better lasting. I have had to exchange several pairs of the essential boxer briefs because they wear out in the crotch and develo... Read Morep holes. I'll have to exchange another pair.
Hello Ira, we appreciate your feedback on the durability issue with the Essential Boxer Briefs. Please note that you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) any Patagonia products that you are not satisfied with.
Nice shorts, bad fly
I like everything about the shorts except one thing. The fly is difficult to use! Its hard to locate and constructed in such a way that its hard to get the the connection open. Nice material. Well constructed. Comfortable. But a bad fly negates it all for me.
Hey Mike, thanks for the review on our Essential Boxer Briefs. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with the fly opening and have passed your feedback along to our design team. If you'd like to return them, please give them a good wash before hand and begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Most Comfortable Underwear Ever, Soft and Perfect Fit
I can't get enough of these, hope Patagonia makes them forever. I beta tested 5 different brands of underwear before concluding it just doesn't get better than these for daily wear. But that's it, they are a daily wear only. There is better underwear out there for hiking and running. These tend to wear out quickly with high activity ... Read Moreuse. Again, for daily use - you can't buy better underwear, highly recommend!
They don't last long...
Bought a pair of the Essential Boxers and liked them at first, as they are quite comfortable. But they sure don't last long for the price. I think I got about 25 wears before the fabric wore through and the edging started falling off -- and that's with hang drying them (no drier). I miss Patagonia's Go To Boxers made of organic cotto... Read Moren, which seemed to last much longer. I hope they bring those back one day.
Hi Paul, thanks for taking the time to write a product review for the Essential Boxer Briefs and we are so sorry to hear about your experience with the quality. This sounds like a warranty issue and we'd be glad to offer our help with a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to not disappoint you in the future.
Poor stitching does not hold up
The stitching gave out where material meets elastic band for all pairs I purchased. Same with the stitching around the hemn of leg opening. If you're looking for high quality boxer briefs I'd say keep looking.
Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to write this product review and we're so sorry to hear that these didn't work out for you. We guarantee the quality and durability of all of our products so please [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these to us under our warranty at your earliest convenience. We hope to not disappoint you in the future.
soft but quality of the fabric is an issue
I loved the softness, but the fabric did not hold up even after a single days use. Patagonia's excellent customer service team took them back. hope they improve the quality on this line as it is the only model with a fly currently in the offering.
Hi Pavan! Thanks for letting us know about the issues with the fabric. We've passed this along to our quality control team.
Great until fabric deteriorated
I loved these boxer briefs, but after a year of normal use they began wearing holes in the inner thigh and where the fabric meets the elastic waistband. Three of five pairs that I bought are suffering this fate and I can't in good conscience recommend these for the long haul, which is uncharacteristic of Patagonia gear.
Thank you for this feedback, Michael! We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability in the fabric or construction. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us to return the affected pairs under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Awesome Undies - Recent Durability Issues
I have found Patagonia's underwear to be my favorite choice over the years - historically they have been amazingly comfortable and durable along with solid prints and colors. Unfortunately the recent offerings seem to be lacking in the durability department. I ordered several pairs in 2020 and within a year all of them had worn through the fab... Read Moreric. Not what I had expected as I still have Patagonia underwear from over ten years ago that is in great shape. I'm hoping this issue is noted and resolved. Aside from this I still love the looks and the comfort.
Thanks for the feedback Michael! All of our gear is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee and you're always welcome to return them for warranty.
Comfortable, but did not last.
Unfortunately these boxer briefs did not hold up. I bought two pair & the first pair developed a hole in the seat after 2 wears. The other pair lasted almost a year (~10 times wearing). They were very comfortable so that made me especially sad to see them have such a short life. I wont be buying these boxer briefs again.
Unfortunately the worst underwear Ive ever owned
I wear a lot of Patagonia products. At any given time Im probably wearing one or two and literally everything except this pair of boxers have been super high quality, which is why Im so disappointed in these. After less than a year an a half the back and seat have worn down to nothing (thats not figurative). Its never happened to me from any other ... Read Moreunderwear, including some much cheaper and about 5 years old. They were very comfortable and breathable at the beginning, but after maybe 12 months they just stared deteriorating very quickly.
Hi Benjamin, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the briefs. We definitely expect better quality out of our gear so we understand the disappointment. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This is not a replacement for the capilene shorts
I have lived in the capilene shorts for years and other than the waste band wearing out they are my go to shorts at any time. I do not know why Patagonia discontinued the capilene shorts as they did help me stay cool and dry. The new ones are hot and do not wick away sweat at all. For a company that prides itself on the comfort of their customers ... Read Morethis one is a failure. As far as their other products I am still a very loyal customer and will continue to be.
Thank you for your honest feedback. You may prefer our [Men's Sender Boxer Briefs - 6"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-sender-boxer-briefs-6-inch/32545.html).
I have always worn briefs. I hate buying underwear in general. I figured I would try the briefs of my favorite brand. What do you know, they fit great. Pretty true as to how a boxer brief should feel. Super comfortable, the waist band is really soft. I bought the 6version first, then some 3 versions and now I like them both equally. Now I have abou... Read Moret 15 pairs!
6'1", 175, 32/33 waist. Medium fits really well for someone that wears 32/33 sizes in Patagonia pants/shorts. Incredibly comfortable. Don't really ride up in any kind of annoying way. Durability could be better. Have had a few pairs develop holes in much less than a year but they were replaced under warranty (Thanks Patagonia reps!) ... Read MoreWear them everyday unless I am going to be doing strenuous hiking, snowboarding, etc. Those tasks are better handled by my gold medal undies: Smartwool 150 Boxer Briefs. Just as comfortable but don't hold any kind of sweat/stank.
Here for a good time, not a long time
I love Patagonia boxers. I’ve been wearing them almost exclusively for 16 years. They are comfortable and usually last forever. Until now. I bought a pair of these thinking I would try on the new cut/style. and they fit great, are insanely comfortable and don’t bunch up. I have muscular legs so it’s not always easy to find something that fits well.... Read More I was so stoked on my boxers that I bought four more pairs. Fast forward 8 months and the tencel blend fabric is super threadbare and most of the five pairs have holes in them. I’m frustrated cause now I have to buy more boxers, and I hate to see these go to waste when I still have ancient capilene boxers that seem good as new. I think this goes against Patagonia’s ethos of making things to last. I wouldn’t really recommend these as your gonna throw away the cash you spent on them in 8 months and create more waste. But, they are hella comfy and look good.
We're really sorry to hear that these aren't lasting long for you. All of our items are backed by our Ironclad Guarantee so if you'd like to send them in for warranty evaluation we would be happy to help facilitate that for you. Please be sure to give them a good wash before sending them back. To get started on a return click [here](https://www.patagonia.ca/returns.html).
Great except not durable
These boxers fit great and and very comfortable. I bought 4 and loved them right up until each one wore through in various spots within a 18 months of purchase and as early as 6 months in on one pair. I have chicken legs and yet somehow still opened holes on the legs of these. I wear mostly Patagonia gear because of their commitment to sustainable ... Read Moreproduction practices and would whole heartedly recommend most of my gear but these are too fragile. Having to throw them away negates the sustainable production of them by creating that much more waste.
Thanks for the honest feedback Graham. We'll pass the info along to our design team. We guarantee everything we make so please reach out to our Customer Service team to send them back for a warranty.
Becoming my favorite boxer briefs
I have tried several premium performance underwear and Patagonia is fast becoming one of my favorites. They hold up well when doing all day wear, dry quickly when need to be washed out. Very important to me is they stay in place and dont ride up or the waist band doesnt drop. Hot times dont smell at the end of the day.
The Awkward In-between (Purchase athletic OR casual)
There is a problem with these boxers, I wear them cause the design is SOOO GOOD (got the buffalos with the little socks). I am 6' 155 lbs with decently solid legs as a professional bike tourist. Here is the issue: These boxers are neither athletically snug nor casually relaxed. What does that mean? They ride up on your leg, and then stay the... Read Morere. I purchased the 3" instead of the 6" which is not as short as it appears. That is 3" below your crotch, which falls a little bit above where most athletic shorts cut off. My recommendation is to continue supporting Patagonia. Purchase either a brief that is purposely athletic or casual. The in-between does not work. PS: I gave this 4 stars cause the company deserve it. Truly, it would be 2-3 stars. Note: Tencil is wonderfully soft and cool.
Does not last very long
- After only 6 months these boxers started to fall apart. I would have expected better quality from Patagonia. + They fit well and are comfortable
Hi there, we are so sorry to hear that these didn't last you long. We appreciate your feedback and this is not something we'd expect of our product. Please note, we have an [Iron Clad Guarantee](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) on everything we make so please feel free to reach out.
These boxer briefs are super comfortable and I love how they fit and feel. The downside is they only last about 6 months before holes will appear (in the butt and inner thigh area). I'm aware of Patagonia's guarantee so I wash them (a few times) before exchanging them for a new pair at a store. I've gone through 3 pairs of the Patago... Read Morenia ones in less than 10 months. I have other pairs of underwear from other companies that are 2-3 years old and look brand new. Love Patagonia...they just need to make these more durable.
Hey Adam, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are so sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced with these. We have passed along your feedback to the Design Team who constantly work to improve the quality and fit of our products. We hope to not disappoint you in the future.
The first pair I bought were large they fit very comfortable but were too big the mediums fit me perfect at five foot nine 36 waist the negative on the underwear is that they wore holes on the inner thigh after month to a month and a half love them but have to wear them sparingly super surprised at the poor durability for a Patagonia product
Hello Doug, we're sorry to hear these have developed holes with very minimal wear. It sounds like a warranty issue so you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them under warranty.
Solid boxer brief
I bought these originally for wearing under running tights. They don't work for that purpose. At all. However, they work just fine as everyday underwear. I'm typically a medium in most Patagonia gear, but I sized up for these thinking they'd be a bit too snug. As is they're juuuust a tad roomy. Not noticeable everyday, problemat... Read Moreic running. I also bought a 3" inseam pair and would recommend those over the 6", but that's just my personal taste.
Thanks for the review! If you're still in the market for some briefs that could work under your running tights, we'd recommend checking out the [Men's Essential A/C Boxer Briefs - 6"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-essential-a-c-boxer-briefs-6-inch/32565.html?dwvar_32565_color=NENA&cgid=root).
Super thin and not enough material, they ride up the thigh.
I read a few reviews that promoted these briefs, and was sold on them. Im here to share my experience. I was heading out for a few days into the woods to work on a tiny cabin my wife and I are building and I purchased 5 pairs of them in time to take with me. The first day quickly turned long and uncomfortable due to how much the briefs move up, hav... Read Moreing no other options it turned into a very long and uncomfortable week. Once home and laundry done I decided to make a thorough inspection of the briefs and I found the material to be super thin, too much stretch and easy to tear. I own pairs from different brands and I can honestly say these are the worst and the most expensive.
Thank you for your feedback on the Mens Essential Boxers, we are sorry to hear that they did not meet your expectations. Per our Ironclad Guarantee you are more the welcome to wash and [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them.
These are the best underwear Ive ever owned. Soft, extremely comfortable, and breathable. These have the feel of great cotton but with dry fit of the nylon ones. I love this material. I have a bit of a dad bod but Im pretty active and I have lots of kids and these are comfortable and dry and stay in place in lots of different situations. The best s... Read Moreo far.
1.5 years after my 1st review
Gave them a 4 when I first reviewed them in July 2019 2 months after purchasing- I have to upgrade them to a 5 because of the way they've worn and how comfortable they remain (if not even more so). My only complaint at the time was how quickly they dried and after wearing them for every activity imaginable, I think they're every bit as go... Read Moreod as any Patagonia underwear I've worn previously and I go back a long way....
Comfortable yet weak
These are super comfortable and very well fitting. They perform well in extreme heat. But... I have washed them once since getting them and they are piling as if they are 3 years old. I followed the care instructions as always and I hang dried. Not sure how long these will actually last
Decent quality, loose fit
Thus far, Ive been impressed by the quality of these. However, I wear a 34/32 in pants and I followed the size guide and ordered a size large. They are definitely a bit loose in the legs and the waistband. I would like to try a size medium, but I dont want to go through the hassle of buying them and returning, so Im kinda stuck. Good product just b... Read Moree wary of the sizing.
Thank you for the review! If you live near one of our store locations, it would be easy to do a swap out, just be sure to give them a good wash before. Check out our store locations [here](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/).
They don't ride up or bunch, the waist band doesn't dig in over the day or roll down, they feel supportive but breathable, and never restricting. I cannot speak highly enough about these. Time will tell how long they last through weeks of wear and wash, but I trust Patagonia on that front. As it stands I plan to buy no other kind of under... Read Morewear for the rest of my days.
Secretly, The New Standard
Like a lot of men, I have a drawerful of warn-out CK boxer-briefs that I'd like to replace/upgrade from. That said, I've found that underwear is something for which it is as hard as anything else for me find a good personal fit (which is to say, pretty darn hard) I was listening to a menswear podcast and a gentleman who runs a national cl... Read Moreothing brand mentioned that he had his luggage lost and picked up a pair of these boxer briefs and was really impressed with their quality. After trying a few other leading recommended options in the marketplace, I gave a shot to these. They're really really good. The fit is great, the feel is great - I don't know why there aren't more people proclaiming these to be the new gold standard.
Great boxers with Durability Issues
These are about as good as they get in terms of comfort. I have 4 pairs of these. They fit perfectly and are really soft. However, one pair have disintegrated in a span of 8 months. I noticed the material thinning out and they have fallen apart since. I'm hoping this doesn't happen with the rest I have.
Huge design flaw - do not buy
These could be perfect but they have a huge design flaw....The inner thigh left and right sides use a very thin fabric that gets destroyed from light wear. The fabric pulls apart from the seams and creates large holes. I have had this happen on 3 pairs now, all the exact same hole. I wore them very casually, washed on cold, never ran them in a drye... Read Morer. If the fabric was thicker or stronger these would be great. This is the only Patagonia product I would avoid purchasing.
We're sorry to hear you're having this issue. All of our gear is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee so please reach out to our customer service team to set up a warranty evaluation.
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