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Price $29.25 at Backcountry
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Pros Good fit, soft fabric, breathableDurable, soft, good odor controlLoose comfort, durable, soft fabric, respectable odor controlInexpensive, breathable, layers wellInexpensive, supportive, breathable
Cons Piping is annoying, lots of seams at crotch, not incredibly durableHeavy, extra thick waistbandLoose fit not for active use, bunches up under tight-fitting clothingthin waisband, legs roll upDoesn't block odor well, less refined fit
Bottom Line Comfy, light, breathable, and handsome, but we question some of the design choices and longevityIt works and stands the test of time, whether on a plane or in the backcountryThe Vapor is comfy and durable for casual use and travelAn inexpensive but high quality pair of boxer briefsIf the price of most travel skivvies is a bridge too far, this pair is worth a hard look
Rating Categories Icebreaker Anatomica Boxers Merino 150 Boxer Brief Duckworth Vapor Brief Echo Boxer Brief Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
Comfort (35%)
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7
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7
7
Breathability (20%)
8
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5
Odor Control (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Drying Time (10%)
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Specs Icebreaker... Merino 150 Boxer... Duckworth Vapor... Echo Boxer Brief Give-N-Go Boxer...
Material 83% Merino wool, 12% nylon, 5% Lycra corespun 87% Merino wool, 13% nylon core 50% Recycled polyester, 38% merino wool, 12% modal 100% Polyester 94% Nylon, 6% Lycra spandex
Inseam (inches) 4.5 in 6 in 6 in 6.4 in 5.5 in
Measured weight (ounces) 2.9 oz 3.2 oz 3.1 oz 2.2 oz 3.2 oz
Fly? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flat-lock seams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Dry Test 1.25 hrs 2 hrs 2 hrs 45 min 1 hrs
Dryer safe? No Yes, tumble dry low No Yes Yes, tumble dry low
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