Mathews Inc.
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Contributors to this thread:
APauls 24-May-16
smarba 24-May-16
bb 24-May-16
ohiohunter 24-May-16
HDE 24-May-16
drycreek 24-May-16
Heat 24-May-16
HDE 24-May-16
Grunt-N-Gobble 24-May-16
Beendare 24-May-16
Mark Watkins 24-May-16
soloman 24-May-16
trkyslr 24-May-16
Bake 25-May-16
ohiohunter 25-May-16
wyobullshooter 25-May-16
LINK 25-May-16
Brotsky 25-May-16
Trax 25-May-16
Zbone 25-May-16
wild1 25-May-16
tacklebox 25-May-16
soloman 25-May-16
soloman 25-May-16
Ermine 25-May-16
x-man 25-May-16
Zbone 25-May-16
CCOVEY 25-May-16
Brotsky 25-May-16
Heat 25-May-16
kota-man 25-May-16
Brotsky 25-May-16
GhostBird 25-May-16
ohiohunter 25-May-16
APauls 25-May-16
APauls 25-May-16
ohiohunter 25-May-16
IdyllwildArcher 25-May-16
ohiohunter 25-May-16
Russell 25-May-16
tobinsghost 25-May-16
drycreek 26-May-16
WV Mountaineer 26-May-16
Plywood Bender 27-May-16
critrgitr 27-May-16
Scar Finga 27-May-16
Brotsky 27-May-16
IdyllwildArcher 27-May-16
Mark Watkins 27-May-16
Brotsky 27-May-16
greg simon 27-May-16
midwest 27-May-16
APauls 27-May-16
Cajunarcher 27-May-16
tobinsghost 30-May-16
12yards 31-May-16
Mike-TN 31-May-16
Fuzzy 31-May-16
TD 31-May-16
Bill in MI 31-May-16
LINK 02-Jul-20
jingalls 02-Jul-20
LINK 02-Jul-20
fubar racin 02-Jul-20
JL 02-Jul-20
RD in WI 02-Jul-20
Bowbender 02-Jul-20
PECO 02-Jul-20
FF 02-Jul-20
Korey Wolfe 02-Jul-20
jingalls 02-Jul-20
Will 02-Jul-20
WV Mountaineer 02-Jul-20
WapitiBob 02-Jul-20
shiloh 02-Jul-20
wooddamon1 03-Jul-20
ground hunter 03-Jul-20
Wild Bill 03-Jul-20
'Ike' (Phone) 04-Jul-20
From: APauls
24-May-16
Love my Darn Tough Socks, just wondering if there was an "equivalent" out there in the underwear world... thought if anyone knows, it would have to be the bowsite community!

Hate, hate, hate, briefs, boxers etc riding up all the time, love the idea of merino wool, can't find what I want...

From: smarba
24-May-16
Sitka works for me. I use the synthetic boxer, but they do make a merino.

From: bb
24-May-16
Smart Wool or Icebreaker

From: ohiohunter
24-May-16
I feel your pain. I've bought and tossed more undies than I've worn. Hands down the best boxer brief I have ever owned are under armor heathered 95cotton/5spandex w/ antimicrobial. Never ride up, soft, pecker hole (not all have one)... I'm kicking myself for not buying the whole rack.

Like you I am still searching for both; everyday use and hunting. I have a pair of the new first lite's on the way, I'll report on when I get them.

All in all it really depends on your build. I have thighs and an a**. I'm far from a bean pole. If the legs are not long they ride up no matter what.

Icebreakers might as well been whitie tighties they ride up so bad.

First lite, long legs, hot, and shallow d*** hole flap so well.. you get the idea.... Im hoping the new line has resolved these issues.

From: HDE
24-May-16
Almost kinda funny - guys sharing underwear "secrets"...

From: drycreek
24-May-16
HDE, this subject ain't funny ! I almost cried when I learned that Cabels discontinued the drawers I had been wearing for 15 years. ( not the same pair, just the same kind ).. Fortunately, I found Buck Naked drawers. Man, you ought to see me in red drawers ! :)

From: Heat
24-May-16
Buck Naked from Duluth Trading or Under Armor Heat Gear boxer briefs are my favorites.

From: HDE
24-May-16
My experience is anything you buy from Cabela's will eventually get discontinued.

24-May-16
First lite Red Desert boxers. Practically knee length, don't ride up and no stink after wearing several days. Pricey, but worth the $$

From: Beendare
24-May-16
G-n-G quote, "First lite Red Desert boxers. Practically knee length..."

I'm getting myself a pair of those to wear with my cutoff jeans and wifebeater T shirt....that give you guys a good mental picture? grin

From: Mark Watkins
24-May-16
G n Gx2...3 more pair of First Lites just arrived in the mail today!

I wear them everyday they are so comfortable.

Mark

From: soloman
24-May-16
Try puma, they are freakin awesome!!!

From: trkyslr
24-May-16
First lite use to be my go to now it's the Kuiu peloton boxers... Much better material and will last longer.

From: Bake
25-May-16
Buck naked from Duluth trading. They will get to stinking though

Tried icebreaker merino, they always feel like I'm getting a wedgie. They have a seem right up the crack. Not comfortable to me

From: ohiohunter
25-May-16
First lites are so dang hot! How do you guys do it? I'd be a chaffed mess after one good day of hiking.

25-May-16
Another happy First Lite wearer!

From: LINK
25-May-16
Some of you guys sound pretty high maintenance. I wear Riddell briefs, 5 for 10$ at Walmart. My wife complains when I buy new ones every six months lol. I need to tell her how lucky she is. ;)

From: Brotsky
25-May-16
You guys wear underwear?

From: Trax
25-May-16
Commando for Brotsky

From: Zbone
25-May-16
Yeah, I agree a serious subject... The high dollar first light may be good for hunting and such, but not feasible for me at $50 for daily use, so what are you guys wearing for daily use?

I seem to sweat a lot and constantly fight rash and need something antimicrobial and have a couple hundred bucks of $25 Under Armor (different types) but always looking to improve...

From: wild1
25-May-16

wild1's Link
REI brand boxer briefs, comfy and long-lasting. Also Exofficio boxer briefs - well made and comfy (see link).

From: tacklebox
25-May-16
Woolrich merino wool boxer briefs.. $20/pair and you WILL love them!!

From: soloman
25-May-16
Zbone, like I said, try Puma.

From: soloman
25-May-16
I have some adidas climacool that are awesome too.

From: Ermine
25-May-16
I wear cheap target cotton boxers. I would like a couple pairs of something else for huntkng

From: x-man
25-May-16
I'll second the REI boxer briefs.

From: Zbone
25-May-16
soloman - Will do... Thank you...

From: CCOVEY
25-May-16
Exofficio Give N Go brief. By far the best i've tried. You can find them on Amazon for cheap if your not picky about what they look like.

From: Brotsky
25-May-16
What do you guys do with these expensive briefs when an emergency hits and you have to tear them off for toilet paper? It's a no win situation! Ha!

From: Heat
25-May-16
Socks Brotsky, duh!

From: kota-man
25-May-16
Brotsky...You go to the shirt.

From: Brotsky
25-May-16
Kota, if I ever find a pile in the woods with half a sleeve from a Sitka poly base layer in it I'm marking your honey hole one my GPS! Ha!

From: GhostBird
25-May-16
I wear two pair of socks for emergencies.

From: ohiohunter
25-May-16
These new synthetics are probably about as good as wiping with a plastic bag!

From: APauls
25-May-16
lol, thanks guys! Now I have way too many options I want to buy!

From: APauls
25-May-16
In order for a good brief not to ride up are you guys using the longer 6" inseam?

From: ohiohunter
25-May-16
I do, also the new "no ride" fruit o looms (maybe hanes) are a joke. The leg opening is just cinched down, feels like a no leak diaper.... don't ask, just trust me :D

25-May-16
I ordered some of those silk Sitka boxer briefs that they had on camofire a few weeks ago...whoa are they comfortable. Haven't hiked in them yet.

For hiking/hunting, I've typically used Pategonia light weight boxer briefs. Synthetic, very comfortable. They will stink as all synthetics do, but you can wash them in a creek in 1 minute and they're dry in 10 minutes.

Very light weight synthetics dry exceptionally fast with just a breeze, no sun/heat required.

From: ohiohunter
25-May-16
Seems that synthetics make me noticeably hotter and sweatier than cotton or cotton blend. I can't imagine a 2-3spike camp hunt w/out a shower. I'd have crotch crickets from here to kansas!

From: Russell
25-May-16
Multi-day use I would never wear Under Armour heat gear shorts again. Drove 18 hrs and had serious odor. Never again.

Icebreaker 100% merino wool, wear it many days, not issues with the clothing. Need to maintain the body creases tho.

From: tobinsghost
25-May-16
I'm a loincloth kinda guy!!

From: drycreek
26-May-16
So Ike, while your washing your drawers in the creek, do you just get downstream of your drinking water, or...............

26-May-16
I don't wear underwear unless I'm hunting. Seriously. And most times not even then. I wear them boys only if camping or camp hunting. I just st change them every two days and use Gold bonds. There are few things better than a baby wipe shower, followed by a Gold Bond dousing, in the private areas when going without a shower got a week. Keeps things fresh and tolerable. God Bless

27-May-16
I used Minus 33 100% Merino Wool underwear. Worked great for a CO Elk hunt

Carl

From: critrgitr
27-May-16
Mypackage brand boxer briefs are the most comfortable I've ever wore. They don't ride up no have a comfy pocket for your package. I haven't had much luck with the durability of merino undies.

From: Scar Finga
27-May-16
A few of you have mentioned Gold Bond... Do you ever feel that it has has too smell to it? Just curious, I haven't used it.

From: Brotsky
27-May-16
Gold Bond can't smell as bad as the frumunda cheese that would surely result from me not using it over the course of a 7 day hunt, even with "periodic rinsing" in the creek.

27-May-16
It's funny cause I do get downstream a bit, but the creek is always moving, so it's not like it matters...

Justin, you provided just enough for a visual! TMI brother!

From: Mark Watkins
27-May-16
This is "a lot of info" on underwear!

Mark

From: Brotsky
27-May-16
Mark, guys always know they can come to Bowsite for "full disclosure".

From: greg simon
27-May-16
FYI, KUIU is sold out of underwear! Should be some more reviews of them soon. ;)

From: midwest
27-May-16
Good segue into a manscaping thread! :-)

From: APauls
27-May-16
Frumunda cheese bahahaha

I too looked at the Kuiu website and noticed they were sold out. Bummer.

From: Cajunarcher
27-May-16
First lite is comfortable and doesn't hold scent but they are not durable at all! Especially for the cost of them , just got 2 pair of kuiu in and they definitely feel like they will hold up much better than FL

From: tobinsghost
30-May-16
I'm a loincloth kinda guy!!

From: 12yards
31-May-16
Seriously!! No stink after several days!!? I know the claims, but come on! Does it really resist stink that well? LOL!

From: Mike-TN
31-May-16
Exofficio

From: Fuzzy
31-May-16
I like the military issue poly. It stinks after you wear it, but then, that's just me.

From: TD
31-May-16
Ex-Os are good. I think they advertise em as 10 day underwear if ya turn em inside out after 5 =D.... they do pill up a bit if you carry a wallet of any size. Rinse out in the creek (always carry a water filter, ya never know who is upriver...) and they dry really fast. Stink? After 4 or 5 days everything I own stinks, right down to my bow...

I like UA and they were my first pair of snug boxer or boxer-brief or whatever you call them. But the waist elastic goes out real fast. Coach picked up a few Pumas here at Costco or something and I really like them as well. Remind me of Ox-Os, in the dark I couldn't tell you which was which...

Merino is just too darn hot for me in 90% of what I do, takes a good bit longer to dry than synthetics too. That and I'm a cheapskate. But with our weather (it's not just the heat, it's the humility...) I'll just call it practical....

From: Bill in MI
31-May-16

Bill in MI's Link
I like these

From: LINK
02-Jul-20
Since were talking sox I thought I’d bump this one. It’s taken 4 years but I’ve seen the light on nice undies. I have to give a shout out for Duluth Trading Armachillo undies. Well worth the money if you like briefs that cover your butt and hold in your junk. Regardless of age or activity they don’t loose their shape/elasticity.

From: jingalls
02-Jul-20
Worst is Black Ovis Marino wool. Just ordered 2 pair and I’ll be tossing them as I found out you can’t return even unopened underwear packages. I’m going to try Duluth Trading next.

From: LINK
02-Jul-20
I do wear the Deluth Boxer briefs Bull pen version when I go that direction. For boxer briefs they offer good support but not as much as I like.

From: fubar racin
02-Jul-20
Red desert boxers for me for sure!

From: JL
02-Jul-20

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For the older folks here...who owned a pair of these back in the 1970's?

From: RD in WI
02-Jul-20
Armachillo cooling boxers from Duluth Trading Company. Generally, I only wear underwear when I have to wear a suit or otherwise dress up but I might wear these when I head out to antelope hunt. My body runs at a high temperature and these keep things comfortable. Best of luck in your search.

From: Bowbender
02-Jul-20

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From: PECO
02-Jul-20
Boxers or briefs from REI (synthetic) are the best I have found on my quest for performance underwear. I know my crack stinks after a few days, I don't sniff my panties to see if they smell.

From: FF
02-Jul-20

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These are my go to during hunting season! Comfy!!

From: Korey Wolfe
02-Jul-20
REI synthetic briefs. They are supposed to be antimicrobial. Can be worn about a week without negative results while hunting.

From: jingalls
02-Jul-20
Good info for my quest of the best bull pen! And some of u way TMI!-D

From: Will
02-Jul-20
Duluth makes some great underwear for dang sure!

02-Jul-20
I don’t wear underwear. Ought to try it fellas. It’s a good feeling. Then you won’t have to worry about all this.

From: WapitiBob
02-Jul-20
Core-4 and exo. Baby wipes before you get all stanked up.

From: shiloh
02-Jul-20
I just purchased 4 pair of Duluth’s. All different pair. Gonna see what I like best before I order more. So far, I’m fairly impressed with all of them

From: wooddamon1
03-Jul-20
Duluth Buck Naked Boxers, not briefs, for me. Always on sale it seems. Got 7 pairs now, very comfy.

03-Jul-20
Hanes from Wal Mart

From: Wild Bill
03-Jul-20
In reading through this thread I noticed a few of you experience some chaffing or "crotch crickets? I am also a cyclist and recently found a "butt butter" that works for me, Zevlin, non-tingle formula.

Odors are best controlled by soap and water. However, many "cream" soaps leave a residue/odor. I use and always recommend Glycerin based soap. Clearly Natural is the brand I've found that comes "unscented", great for hunting season. Pubic hair traps bacteria, which can be controlled by Lavlin, which was sold by Screaming Eagle many years ago as "Pit Stop", primarily for underarm odor. Corn starch baby powder helps keep your "junk" dry and is far better than any talc powder.

Briefs will not ride up into a wedgie if the leg holes are a proper tightness. It might take a stitch or two at the side seam to take up slack and get a best fit and be comfortable. That method also works in swim suit liners too.

04-Jul-20
Commando...

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