Brad from San Diego, CA: I just went shopping for new pairs of underwear after I finished cleaning out my underwear drawer. While I was looking for new styles for the spring season, I came across a few products made from rayon—or as the tag noted, “produced from a bamboo fiber.” What are the benefits of this fabric?
The Underwear Expert: Brad, we’re glad you pointed this out. Rayon underwear is a great choice to have for your collection, and we’re sure you will love its form-fitting benefits.
Rayon is a manufactured fiber made from regenerated cellulose derived from plant materials such as bamboo. Rayon fabrics are very soft and breathable. As one of the world’s oldest manufactured fibers, rayon is used for a variety of textiles including underwear. Most underwear manufacturers mix with rayon with other fabric blends to achieve a stretchable fit. Rayon underwear is great to wear during the warmer weather since it provides a silk-like feel.
Check out our picks of the top choices of rayon underwear, which include a brief, boxer brief and trunk, and tell us which one strikes your fancy!
C-IN2 Zen Army Trunk ($30 USD)
This brief is made from a fabric combination of 70% rayon and 30% cotton, which gives a special transmission of comfort. The brand recently replaced the leg bindings with microfiber elastics for maximum strethability and hold. “The fabrics are unchanged but peaceful balance remains,” said Gregory Sovell, creative director of C-IN2. The brand also added season colors of green flash, blue stone, clearwater teal and grenade green to the range. S-XL.
Andrew Christian Almost Naked Show-It Boxer Brief ($25 USD)
Made from 94% rayon and 6% spandex, this boxer brief offers a soft, smooth feel against the skin, according to the brand. The Show-It Technology provides an anatomically correct fit, roomy pouch and the brand’s well-known anti-muffin top waistband. This boxer brief is offered in playful colors such as turqoise and fuchsia. XS-XL.
SHOP Andrew Christian Almost Naked Show-It Boxer Brief, $25, available at Andrewchristian.com
2eros Day Racer Brief ($30.95 AUD)
A unique blend of 67% rayon, 28% cotton and 5% spandex, this brief is lightweight, durable and body defining. This style, which is available in royal red, navy blue or grey, was inspired by the look and feel of the brand’s Icon Racer series. “Based on the success of the Icon Racer, we have introduced the same fit in the Day Racer with a focus on a clean, white fabric made of rayon—extracted from bamboo—along with cotton and spandex, giving the underwear extra strength and comfort,” said Jason Hoeung, creative director of 2eros. S-XL
Available at 2eros.com
Photo Credit: Andrew Christian, C-IN2 and 2eros