Item Reviewed: Icebreaker Oasis Boxer with Fly
About the product: Though called a “boxer,” the Icebreaker Oasis Boxer with Fly is actually a boxer brief. Made from lightweight 100% Merino wool, this boxer brief features simple elastic waistband and slightly contoured pouch. It offers a regular rise and full coverage.
What we like: In reading more about Icebreaker as a company and this pair, we came across a New York Times piece calling Icebreaker’s clothing “Wool with sex appeal,” and we think that just about perfectly sums up our feelings on the Oasis Boxer. The design is certainly simple, but we found that simplicity to be extremely sexy. We especially liked the classic waistband with the single white stripe and clean Icebreaker branding.
The words “wool” and “comfortable” may not always go together, but remember this is Merino wool. We certainly liked the feel of this pair’s fabric. It was breathable, kept us cool on a hot summer day (again something you might not think goes with wool) and it apparently provides natural UV protection.
We also liked that we could feel good about this pair of boxer briefs, since Icebreaker is a company with strong values. The brand places an emphasis on treating their workers fairly, ensuring it harvests wool from the animals in an ethical way. Additionally, Icebreaker uses sustainable supply chain and farming practices.
What we don’t like: The fit of this pair wasn’t as nice as we would have liked. The fly on the pouch was a nice touch, but it didn’t provide enough support for us. We found our stuff moving around a lot during the day. This pair also had an occasional tendency to ride up.
When we’d wear them: On your next great adventure into the outdoors.
Who we’d recommend them to: Guys who care about how their clothes are made and the impact they have on the environment; guys who love to explore the great outdoors.
Describe these underwear in 3 words: Classic. Sexy. Lightweight.
For more information on this brand: Icebreaker
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