Calvin Klein briefs look cool when you’re reclining on a chaise lounge drinking a piña colada from a coconut shell, but there’s nothing cool about wet cotton wedgies when you get off the chaise lounge, put down the piña colada in the coconut shell and get out for a run. The alternative is a pair of performance drawers. Made from lightweight, wicking, breathable fabrics like merino wool, polypropylene and a host of proprietary fabrics, underwear designed for active guys keeps you cool and dry without bunching up when you move. As an added bonus, most sports underwear for men is odor-resistant — but we still recommend changing them out every day. Or two. These 10 are our favorites of the lot.
OUR PICKS: A. Icebreaker Relay Boxer Briefs ($35) | B. Under Armour HeatGear ArmourVent Compression Shorts ($28) | C. Patagonia Capilene 1 Stretch Boxer Briefs ($30) | D. Lululemon Studio Boxer Short ($32) | E. Mammut Go Dry Boxer ($32) | F. Ibex D-lux Boxer ($43) | G. Gore Essential Base Layer Boxer ($45) | H. Saxx Kinetic Boxer ($31) | I. Adidas Sport Performance Climalite Boxer Briefs ($20) | J. Smartwool NTS Micro Boxer Brief ($48)