21 Best Boxer Briefs for Men in 2022: The Most Comfortable, Breathable, and Supportive Options There Are

The best boxer briefs for men might be the best underwear for men, period. Because while there’s a whole world of skivvies out there to explore these days, take a peek inside most guys’ drawers and you’ll probably still find boxer briefs. The silhouette remains perhaps the ideal underwear hybrid—combining the close comfort and support of a pair of briefs with the length and coverage of classic boxer shorts. Those extra inseam inches not only help you fully sidestep the dreaded “tighty whitey” look, they also provide some extra privacy when you’re out and about in Milo Ventimiglia-length shorts. And since boxer briefs offer a snug fit, they’ll easily slip under your best pair of slim pants without any unwanted bunching. In short: they’re they most versatile pair of underwear for everyday wear.

And given that underwear is more than just another piece of clothing—they’re your closest confidantes, entrusted to handle your more sensitive and private areas—it’s worth investing in the absolute best boxer briefs for men. You deserve boxer briefs that feel like a second skin without any painful chafing. Boxer briefs that are supportive but not restrictive, breathable and stench-free. Boxer briefs, as it were, like the 19 pairs we’ve rounded up here. From the softest to the sexiest to the stretchiest, these are the very best boxer briefs for men.


The Best Boxer Briefs for Men, Period

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Calvin Klein cotton stretch boxer brief (5-pack)

Calvin Klein is the Air Jordan of the underwear world, a game-changing brand name that still truly means something in 2021. And just like a fresh new pair of Js, there’s far more to a pair of CK’s unbeatable boxer briefs than celebrity-studded advertising and the name on the waistband alone. The low-rise cut will emphasize your physique in all the right ways, and look great under all manner of jeans, shorts, and trousers. The fabric, meanwhile, is soft and comfortable with a dash of elastane to keep things flexible while still retaining its shape. And you especially can’t beat that price—getting the crown jewel for your crown jewels for less than $15 a pop is a major win any way you slice it.

The Most Comfortable Men’s Boxer Briefs

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Yes, we know: another direct-to-consumer brand. But hear us out. MeUndies’ snagged the crown for most comfortable boxer briefs for men for so many reasons. First, a comfy, lay-flat waistband that’s not too restrictive and not-at-all saggy. Second, a near-seamless construction at the crotch because were you really gonna use that fly anyway? But what sealed these boxer briefs as the King of Comfort is their generous use of micromodal, that wondrous miracle fiber that’s literally as soft as silk (but way more practical for underwear). They come in a range of styles, too. So if you need something with a longer or shorter inseam, or a pair with an actually functional fly, MeUndies has got the right pair for your family jewels.

More Super Comfortable Boxer Briefs

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Tommy John Second Skin boxer briefs

True to the name, Tommy John’s Second Skin boxer briefs fit like a glove (for your junk).

Falke wool and silk-blend boxer brief

The all-natural blend of merino wool and silk works in tandem to regulate your body temperature in both hot and cold climates while also cutting odors.

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Hanro Sea Island cotton boxer briefs

What do you get when you make a pair of boxer briefs using the world’s rarest, most exquisite cotton? A very, very happy nether region.

The Best Boxer Briefs for Hitting the Gym

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Lululemon Always In Motion boxer

Four way stretch? Yup. Sweat-wicking, odor-blocking tech? You bet. The perfect amount of support? Somehow, also yes. Lululemon’s boxer briefs might not spot you when you’re under the bench press, but they’ve got your backside through the most intense workouts.

More Great Boxer Briefs for Working Out

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Nike Flex Micro boxer briefs 3-pack

Tagless design, brushed fabric and four-way stretch make these boxer briefs comfier than your favorite hoodie.

New Balance 6″ boxer brief 3-pack

Trying to stay active on a budget? These affordable New Balance joints check virtually all the boxes you need in a pair of performance boxer briefs.

The Best Boxer Briefs for Feeling Good

CDLP’s boxer briefs are extremely sexy and impossibly smooth, thanks to a luxurious lyocell fabric that feels silkier than, well, silk. With just the right amount of stretch, a flattering cut, and a minimalist design, this is a pair worth saving for date night.

More Stylish Boxer Briefs to Buy

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Ron Dorff boxer briefs

When you’ve been putting in the reps to chisel out the girthiest of quads, you need the right boxer briefs to give them the attention they deserve.

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Échapper cotton boxer briefs

Crafted from organic cotton and botanical dyes for all the earthy, holistic types out there.

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Schiesser “Ludwig” boxer briefs (three-pack)

Some old-school underwear feels like it belongs in the early 1900s. Others feel classic, yet modern, comfortable, and well-made—eg, these Schiesser “Ludwing” boxer briefs. Schiesser’s known for crafting some of the best underwear for well over a century, and these are a perfect encapsulation of tried-and-true old-world techniques and construction, married with a flattering design and modern materials.

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Supreme x Hanes boxer briefs

When Supreme teams up with the skivvies stalwarts at Hanes, your precious jewels couldn’t be more hyped.

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Tom Ford silk boxer briefs

These aren’t the kind of boxer briefs you buy in bulk (if you are, then, you are truly blessed). No, this is the type of boxer brief you save for a lucky date or when you’re taking a day off to do some serious self-care.

The Best Affordable Boxer Briefs

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Uniqlo supima cotton boxer briefs

If you’re a fan of regular cotton over any kind of stretch, and also a fan of saving as much money as possible on quality basics, Uniqlo—as per usual!—has you covered. These boxer briefs are cut from soft Supima cotton that’s a serious upgrade over your run-of-the-mill megapack undies—while still, somehow, costing even less.

More Wallet-Friendly Boxer Briefs to Buy In Bulk

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Calvin Klein cotton classics boxer briefs 3-pack

Everything we love about our all-time favorite men’s boxer briefs, but in an all-cotton version that’s a touch more breathable.

Everlane boxer briefs

Low-key branding, high-key softness, and a hint of stretch make for a super comfortable pair of boxer briefs.

The Best Breathable Boxer Briefs

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Mack Weldon Airknitx boxer briefs

Nobody likes a swampy nether region. Mack Weldon’s Airknitx boxer briefs are moisture-wicking, odor-battling, and quick-drying, with a breathable mesh fabric and strategically-placed pique “cool zones” that make ’em a perfect choice for tough workouts and humid days alike.

More Breezy Boxer Briefs We Love

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American Trench boxer briefs

A blend of supima cotton, micromodal, and spandex give these American-made drawers a supple, natural feel.

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Uniqlo AIRism boxer briefs

If you wanna go even more lightweight, Uniqlo’s proprietary AIRism feels like it sounds—breezy. At 15 bucks a pop there’s no more comfortable way than these boxer briefs to revamp your entire workout underwear lineup.

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Patagonia Sender boxer briefs

Patagonia knows a thing or two about performance and doesn’t hold back when it comes to the most important part of your outfit. These boxer briefs use a quick-drying mesh fabric that also kicks out dank odors and offers a ton of support with a super soft hand. And if that wasn’t enough to make you feel good, they’re also made with 89% recycled nylon.

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