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The previous version was 1000% better
I've been wearing Patagonia underwear for 20 years. The previous version of these lasted me 10 years. It was insane how well they held up. These ones are lucky if they last more than 6 months without getting a hole in them.
Response from PatagoniaMay 24, 2023
We're so sorry to hear these briefs haven't been as durable as they should be! Thank you for this feedback, Danny; we are reaching out to you privately to help.
Super comfy for colder months
I have worn these during the colder months of the year for a few years now. They are super comfortable, generally well built, and help a bit with keeping the cold out. My only complaint is, compared to Patagonias older style active briefs, these do not last as long. They tend to fray/develop holes in the crotch area much faster than previous styles... Read More.
Comfort... and a distinct lack of durability
Like many others have posted here, the underwear is incredibly comfortable. However, the material wears out very quickly. Within 4 months every pair I bought had holes in the thigh area or torn stitching someplace. I've had pairs of boxer briefs from other companies that have lasted years so it's hard to fork over any more money for somet... Read Morehing which seems like it's severely lacking in durability. A rare miss for Patagonia.
Response from PatagoniaApril 14, 2023
We're very sorry to hear about the lack of durability. Please reach out to our Customer Service department to discuss a return under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). Our team will be glad to work with you on a solution!
I waited a bit to see how these would last with actual use. First time wearing they fit well and thought they might last but maybe 2 months later after casual use and one or two HIIT training workouts they already have a rip in one of the leg areas. Waste of money, dont bother they wont last if you are serious about training.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 21, 2023
Hi Gregory, we're very sorry to hear that you've suffered some untimely wear and tear with the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs. We'd be happy to help out with a [warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance in getting that started.
Nice fit / does not last long
Nice fit I have had a number of pairs of these. They always develop holes in the butt after 6 months.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 20, 2023
Hi Joel! Thank you for writing us a review. We're really sorry to hear the briefs develop holes after six months of wear. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Quality ruins the perfect boxer briefs
Im gonna start with I love the fit and comfort of these. But I just cant buy another pair. They just dont last. Every pair Ive bought in the last six months are already in the garbage. Patagonia needs to live up to their marketing here. Specifically the material in the Inner thigh wears out fast. Its not resilient, and very thin to start. I als... Read Moreo tried a larger size to see if it was just getting stretched to thin but no. They are just not made well. Its also worth mentioning that it seems to be a factory problem. As sometimes they last for an acceptable amount of time. (Still not great maybe a year). Then you buy a few pairs that wear immediately. Sadly Im moving on.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 3, 2023
We're so sorry these briefs have not been holding up consistently for you! If anything you buy from us doesn't live up to expectations please [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it through our website or reach out to our Customer Service Team to send it back for a refund. Thank you for this feedback, Jonathan; it's extremely helpful as we continue to work to improve our products.
WOW! Happy twig and berries!
The captioned boxers are fantastic! They are easily the most comfortable briefs Ive owned. They breathe well, and fit just right. I have used them for intensive workouts, hikes, and casually. A bit pricey for sure, but worth it. I usually wear XL briefs, but found they were too loose. I exchanged them for LARGE, and they fit perfect. Try them!
Not built to last
Loved these, very comfortable and soft. Only problem is holes started appearing in them after less than 6 months. I have pairs of Mountain Khaki briefs last me several years. I was disappointed in the durability of these. Tough to be environmentally sustainable when you have to buy multiple pairs a year.
I was disappointed to see Patagonia stop offering trad briefs, because my experience with boxer/briefs was dismal - the legs always working their was into my crotch when engaging in athletic activities. Well, I took a shot at trying the 6 inch Boxer Briefs, and just fabulous - no curling, no rolling, no inching-up, and the fit and fabric feel is wo... Read Morenderful. I would suggest regarding fit that if your between sizes, buy the smaller one, as there is stretch and a bit snugger is more comfortable and supportive. Thanx again to the Patagonia R&D folks - a job well done!
Ive bought 6-10 pairs of these over the last 2-3 years. Every single pair develops holes in the crotch within 3-4 wears. Waste of money. Dont buy.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 15, 2023
Hi Joe! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that your briefs developed holes after a few wears. We'd consider this a warranty issue so we'd recommend sending them in for [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Worst Patagonia product I have ever bought...
I bought three pair, two of them developed holes within 6 months. Laundered per directions. Material is comfortable but doesn't last. This is an example of a place where zero stars should be a thing.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 8, 2023
Hi Collin! Thank you for writing us a review. We're really sorry to hear that holes have developed in your briefs after a few months. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Love/Hate so much
These are without fail the best boxer briefs I have ever worn, and they are also the worst. Incredibly comfortable, keep me organized and they stay where they are supposed to, around my waist. I never feel sweaty, even when I most certainly am. Not too warm and not too cold. That being said, and I need to contact CS about this, the seam where the b... Read Moreack panel meets the groin panel has pulled apart on more than 5 pair. Like I said, I love/hate them. If that issue were fixed, these would quite simply be the best boxer brief I have ever worn.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 25, 2023
Hey Miller, thanks for the review! We're so sorry to hear of the issues you've run into with these Boxer Briefs. Believe it or not, these are not exempt from warranty, so we'd be happy to set you up with an evaluation. We've emailed you to gather more information, thanks for bringing this to our attention! If something like this comes up in the future, you can reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*42epo8*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NDY3OTc2NC40NTguMC4xNjc0Njc5NzY0LjAuMC4w).
Mens Essential Boxer Briefs
I cannot say enough about these underwear. I purchased four pair almost 12 years ago for my husband who is a truck driver and here those four pairs are still going strong today. Every Christmas since then family members give him other brands of underwear and he gives them away or he puts them to the side. When he was asked what he wanted for Christ... Read Moremas he said all I want on my Patagonia underwear. So this year we ordered him eight pairs. My husband drives a Semi Tractor trailer and from so much friction he literally lost the skin on his buttocks. It was recommended that he wear a fabric that wicked moisture away and was breathable and this is when we came across Patagonias underwear. For 12 years, I have washed those underwear, I have bleached them, and he has worn them every day and they are still going strong, so this year we told him they were all sold out and he cried when he opened his package. he refuses to wear any other type of underwear..
3 rough tags sewn into the item? Only way to remove is to cut them and leave a rough edge? I'll give them a try but I doubt I'll be able to deal with the itch/irritation under a couple layers while on the mountain. These will probably find their way to the donation pile. Come on guys.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 12, 2023
Hey Brian, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the tags on these briefs were bothersome. Our tags include important item and care information, which we use in case of any warranty issues. With that said, we know that a soft feel is crucial, especially with a next to skin piece; we'll share this feedback with our product team. No need to donate, all items are covered by our Ironclad Guarantee. Give them a good wash and feel free to begin a return on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Super Comfortable but wont last
I love the fit but I have gone through 6 pair since June. The comfortable thin layer is just not durable. Its a real bummer that the quality doesnt match the Patagonia ethos nor myself for keeping on purchasing these and then throwing away months later. The wear appears on the inner thigh months after purchasing.
Great Until They Fall Apart
I have had a number of these over the past 3-4 years. I love the feel, fit and pattern on them but unfortunately as other reviewers have noted, they are not durable. Across every pair I've purchased the functional life is anywhere from 1 year - 18 months max until they deteriorate and become unusable. This is definitely something that needs to... Read More be resolved in terms of materials and construction. Currently this product does not meet Patagonia's standards of quality, nor does it comply with their ethos of sustainability given the short lifespan of the product which requires replacement purchases and unnecessary the consumption of resources.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 3, 2023
Thank you so much for writing this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with these briefs. Please know you are always more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these to us if they are not performing the way they should be.
Comfort and Function on the Trails
Got my first pair of these briefs as test solution for trail running. They worked great function wise for support, but the exceeded my expectations in the comfort category. I won't run without these anymore and keep adding pairs to my collection!
Waste of money
I bought these underwear to have something moisture wicking and light under my ski pants on warmer touring days. After some light hiking and casual wear, they are threadbare and hole-ridden after 2 months. They didn't even make it to ski season. They earn a star I guess because they are extremely comfortable. Too bad I'd go broke if I was... Read More paying this much for underwear every couple of months.
These will fall apart
Ive had nearly 8 pair of these that all fall apart. Although they are comfortable and great wen you get them, they will most certainly fall apart after a couple of months. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere
Response from PatagoniaOctober 31, 2022
Hi Brandon! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the experience you've had with the briefs. We appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design crew. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Loved 'em til they fell apart
I had several pairs of these, but with every pair the material thinned to the point of becoming transparent, and that's with normal use and air drying them. I guess I'm not sure what is reasonable to expect from underwear, but I expected more from Patagonia products.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 25, 2022
Hi Jacob! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that the briefs are starting to wear out. We'll share your experience with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Good fit, comfortable and an added bonus
This a second time around on these for me. The fit for me is good, they are comfy but the bonus is the wicking. They keep me dry and that is unlike other underwear. So far durability is not a problem and the comfort, durability and bonus are why I wear them. I will stick with these in the future.
Comfy but not durable
I am a boxer brief guy, and these are pretty darn comfortable. With that said I am getting holes all over. The first showed up a few months in. Ive had them just under a year and the 8 pairs I own all have holes. I have had to get rid of 3 already, and the others are just about there. The best part is that they are recyclable, but I dont think I ca... Read Moren spend this much every 6-10 months on underwear. I have some from sporting good companies that are going on 5 years and counting. Love all my other Patagonia stuff though.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 11, 2022
Hey Justin, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear about the holes developing on your underwear. If you've had one of our products for under a year, and think you've run into a warranty issue, please reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) and we'd be happy to go over options with you.
Maybe the only thing from Patagonia that I've been disappointed with? Pretty tattered after less than a year of normal wear and tear. Lightweight and love the fit when they're not full of holes, ha.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 27, 2022
Hi Tyson! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the durability issues with the briefs. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) under warranty.
I'm sure after 6 months of wear or sooner these briefs will have holes. the fabric is not of a consistent weave. Same thing occured on an older Patagonia briefs. will not buy again
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 27, 2022
Hi Troy, if you're feeling uncomfortable with the Essential Boxer Briefs, feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
not of patagonia quality
I ordered 3 pairs and have worn them for ~8 mos. The material is too thin and not durable (not good for biking) The material has broken down in 2 of 3 pairs. I would not use these for any activities, only for casual or dress wear. The sender briefs are much better...they last years.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 27, 2022
Hi Mark, we're sorry to hear that the Essential Boxer Briefs aren't working out for you. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
Extremely poor quality, lifespan is less than 6 months
While comfortable, they went to shreds in just a months. The first holes appeared within 4 months, and I've chucked two of the three pair I bought in March 22 since. I only wear these casually (so not exercise), and they are air dried (not in a dryer). How exactly is this "sustainable"?
Response from PatagoniaOctober 21, 2022
Hi Adrian! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the briefs started developing holes within the first few months. We expect better durability out of our clothing so this is disappointing. We've reached out to you directly for further assistance.
Good on a hot day
I two pair because I was unsure that they were what I needed or wanted but wearing them in hot humid weather convinced me these were what I needed. I have since ordered more and I realize that dollar outlay is a bit much but they are comfortable and wick moisture away from the skin. Durability is a concern and I will see how they hold up. But comfo... Read Morert is great, fit is great and my girl likes them too.
Please bring back the old capilene material for boxers
The old material was so much better. Ive wore for years and dont care for the new material
Response from PatagoniaAugust 10, 2022
Thank you for your feedback on the design and fabric of our newer boxers. We appreciate it, Chris!
Please bring back Capilene!
These are just so/so. Fit is average and ok but not super durable or all that especially conformable. I dont know why you guys moved away from the capilene variants bc those were by far the best ever made. Durable and comfortable in every fit you guys came up with! Please please go back! I will buy a ton of them myself. As for the current models I ... Read Morewill just be looking for a different brand to try for the first time ever. I have worn Patagonia boxers exclusively for 20+ years.
Feel Good, but poor quality
Good feel to these, but unfortunately they started coming apart at the waist band after two months. The fabric started separating from the waistband and they are unwearable after a couple months of use. I cant recommend something that wont last.
Response from PatagoniaJune 29, 2022
Hi Joseph, thank you for submitting this review. We're so sorry to hear that these shorts didn't hold up as they should have! We'll get in touch with you about returning them under our warranty.
Hole after one gentle cycle wash
I purchased one pair as travel underwear. I liked the fit and comfort. A hole developed after one wash, cold water, gentle cycle, line dried. I will be returning this item.
Response from PatagoniaMay 19, 2022
We're truly sorry to hear that the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6" developed a hole after one wash. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Size is a problem.
I love Patagonia products and, as you may know, I have purchased a lot of them over the last 35 years. I have one complaint that has arisen over the last 5 or so years: the sizes keep changing. The medium version of these boxer briefs is definitely smaller than the ones I bought a few years ago. Recently, I purchased a large size large rain jacket ... Read Morefrom you, but it was distinctly bigger than large Patagonia jackets I've bought in the past. Your quarter zip R1 fleece is also larger than it used to be. Bottom line, for tops I now appear to be right in between a medium and a large, where I used to always be large. For the boxer briefs, I used to be a perfect medium (32-33 waist), but now I'm apparently a large, although those are a little big for me. Frustrating. Thanks for listening. David
comfortable but Not Durable
I bought 4 pairs of these boxers. Of the 4 pairs I got three of them are completely worn out with big holes all over just a few months later. super comfortable but very thin material. quality control is the only reason I wouldn't recommend these. Unusual for patagonia usually durable quality goods.
Response from PatagoniaApril 26, 2022
Hi Maxwell, we're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
I typically love the quality of Patagonia but these boxers have really fallen short of the normal Patagonia quality I am used to. I have easily purchased more than ten pairs of these underwear and within a year every pair pair wears holes on the inner thighs that expand quickly. They are super comfortable, but just dont last long. When they fall ap... Read Moreart as quickly as they do, they just arent worth the cost. I wish Patagonia could reinforce the inner thigh portion to make them more durable.
Response from PatagoniaApril 18, 2022
Thank you for sharing this review, Anton. We're so sorry these briefs haven't held up as they should! We're sharing this feedback with our product design team. In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them. Please let us know how we can help!
Worst durability of any Patagonia product
I've always been impressed by the durability of Patagonia products - I have many that are 15+ years old. These fall way short. I've had two pair pop seams after just weeks, and another two pair disintegrate in less than a year of wear. Very disappointing.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 29, 2022
Hi Matt, thank you for your feedback! We're so sorry for your experience with our M's Essential Boxer Briefs. Please [contact us](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) and we'd be happy to assist you.
Great underwear but
Great underwear but the bottoms have a tendency to rip after a few months of wearing leaving you with holy underwear. That being said I keep buying them because they are the most comfortable on the market.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 25, 2022
We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability and we appreciate your feedback. If the recommended [product care](https://www.patagonia.com/product-care.html) isn't helping to keep these briefs in better condition, please reach out to our Customer Service about our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be happy to help!
Rubs me the wrong way
Huge Patagonia product fan. However, purchased several pairs of the mens boxer briefs. This product comes with a 2-3 long tag, inside facing on the back of the briefs. Wheres the logic of putting something thatll rub and chaff into active wear boxers? Tried to remedy, by cutting but tore fabric. Frustrating.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 16, 2022
Hi Andrew! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the irritation that the tag caused. Also, its disappointing to hear that when you tried removing them you were left with a hole. We'd consider this a warranty issue so you're welcome to return. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.
Softest and Most Functional Boxer Briefs
Hands down the nicest boxer briefs I have ever owned, and Ive owned numerous brands. Recently switched to wearing these exclusively not only due to the fact that Patagonia is transparent and fair, but because they are high quality, incredibly soft, and show no signs of wear. They dont bunch up, and feel so nice against skin. Give the a whirl and yo... Read Moreu wont regret it.
First timer here so I originally ordered these according to the size chart but quickly realized they were way to large. Fortunately I was able to exchange the XL for the L. These are the most comfortable underwear I've ever own and I don't think I will ever go back to another brand. I cannot attest to the durability as I have just begun t... Read Moreo wear them.
comfortable & long lasting
Really like these--only thing to improve is.......the tags! For something designed to be worn against the skin, 3 sewn-in tags, the longest on one pair was several inches long. Can't for the life of me understand what all those tags are needed for. Oh, and none of them can tell me the size. Kinda useless at that point.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 4, 2022
Hey there Charles! Those tags tell us what the item is, where it is made, what material it is made from, and how to wash the garment. Luckily, in the Men’s Essential Boxer Briefs, they are perforated for easy removal. Gently grab the brief’s material behind those white tags and carefully rip them out. You can do this one at a time to ensure no harm to your product.
Soft, but bunch up
Very soft and comfortable when they go on, but as soon as I would put on pants or take a few steps, the legs would bunch up and basically become a pair of briefs. Wished I hadnt washed all 4 pairs I bought before wearing.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 28, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about that bunching issue. You are more than welcome to still send those items back for [return](http://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) due to your satisfaction not being held with their performance.
These drawls is good. They stay put while working, hanging out, and working out (running, kettlebell swinging, etc.). I am 58 with a 32 to 33-ish inch waist and wear 34 (waist) pants. A size medium fits nicely. I also bought 1 size Large. The large is easy fit. They stay in place too but the medium fits better, not too tight, just right. The size l... Read Morearge will be great for holidays, special occasions, and not dog eating contests. Getcha some of these. Theyre sofT. When sink washed during travel they air dry while hanging in a hotel bathroom in less than 24 hours after a wring out/towel roll up combo.
Soft to the cheek, all day comfort
I've spent too much money on undies but that means I should be qualified to tell you these are hands down the most comfortable briefs I've ever owned. When they are all in the laundry bin and I have to revert to the other briefs I own, similarly priced, I am distressed. Starting the day by putting these on will make the day better from th... Read Moree get.
These are my everyday briefs and are some of the most comfortable boxers I've worn to date. The material is soft, fit is snug - in a good way - and they last fairly long. A couple of pairs purchased 2-3 years ago are starting to deteriorate, but most still hold up well. My only negative comment is that the lower legs roll up a bit too easy, e... Read Morespecially when wearing tighter pants/shorts.
Ive been wearing Patagonia underwear for more than 30 years. Id say these are the best yet. Ive grown, so now going with a large, after being a solid medium. I like the fit a little looser, and this does it. The waist fits great, never to restricting and always staying in place. They dont ride up or droop at all. The fly is easy to use. One of the ... Read Moreother styles (which I have a few of) dont have a fly. Not sure why means underwear would be made without a fly. I digress. This style is fantastic, and Ill be adding to my top drawer stash with these, as needed in the future.
Wont wear anything else
Ive been wearing these for over 3 years. I havent found anything even close to comparable. They are extremely soft, comfortable and supportive. My only complaint is they develop holes in the thighs pretty quickly where my legs come together because the fabric is so thin and soft. Still my favorite.
Great first layer
I weigh 155 lbs and wear 30/31 Patagonia pants. Got these in a 6" Medium and they are PERFECT. I have two pair in 3" Small which fit but are a bit on the snug side. I will purchase mediums from now on. If you prefer briefs, 3" is the way to go. If you like boxer briefs, go with the 6".
This is a short-term review as I have only been wearing these for about a month. It was time for a underwear overhaul in my drawer's drawer. Patagonia skivvies have been hit or miss for me over the years. I bought a few pairs of these and a few pairs of the Sender briefs. The Essential Brief is a softer (much softer) more casual wearing under... Read Morewear than the Sender Brief. I think they nailed the form and fit with both designs. If you are looking for a more technical skivvy, I would go for the Sender. I will likely reach for them when backpacking or more arduous activities than the Essential briefs, but the Essentials are super comfortable and a perfect pick for day to day wearing. You did good on these, Patagonia!
If you like extra holes
This is the pair of boxer briefs for you. I bought two pairs thinking these well made Patagonia would be comfortable and last me a while. They are comfy, but Im almost ready to throw them away after 2 years. Theyve developed random holes all over the place. My normal cheap fruit of the looms are way older but hold up much better. Take a pass on the... Read Morese
Response from PatagoniaOctober 27, 2021
Hi Paul, we're so sorry to hear about the disappointment with your Patagonia Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6". Two years is a good go for boxer briefs, but we understand that you're unhappy with their performance so feel free to make a return or exchange, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
A review in two parts
Part 1 These underwear are the finest I have ever worn. They fit like a glove, are breathable, comfortable, and never crawl. My only concern was the high price; however, it didn't take long to overcome this concern a buy another three. Part 2 (less than 6 months later) I can echo everything from Part 1, but a durability issue has come up. I ... Read Morehave worn through the fabric and have a small hole in the butt. The hole is not on a seam, it is right in the middle of the butt. It's a tough call, but don't know if the cost is worth the lack of durability.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 12, 2021
We appreciate your feedback on the fit, comfort, fabric and durability. Please know that your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so don't hesitate to reach out for a return. We'll be happy to help!
Great boxers but they have a short useful life
The essential boxer briefs fit true to size and are a good product except for one flaw: these boxers do NOT last. The material is so thin that it begins to basically decompose and shred within 18 months. I purchased several pairs in Feb 2020 and today (9/30/21) every single pair is falling apart. The material is too thin. 1.5 years is a short use... Read Moreful life for boxers with this price tag.
These are very comfortable, but they are not very durable. I have purchased several of these in the past 2 years, and also have the sender boxer briefs, purchased 2 years ago. The senders are not as comfortable, but much better lasting. I have had to exchange several pairs of the essential boxer briefs because they wear out in the crotch and develo... Read Morep holes. I'll have to exchange another pair.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 26, 2021
Hello Ira, we appreciate your feedback on the durability issue with the Essential Boxer Briefs. Please note that you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) any Patagonia products that you are not satisfied with.
Nice shorts, bad fly
I like everything about the shorts except one thing. The fly is difficult to use! Its hard to locate and constructed in such a way that its hard to get the the connection open. Nice material. Well constructed. Comfortable. But a bad fly negates it all for me.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 19, 2021
Hey Mike, thanks for the review on our Essential Boxer Briefs. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with the fly opening and have passed your feedback along to our design team. If you'd like to return them, please give them a good wash before hand and begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Most Comfortable Underwear Ever, Soft and Perfect Fit
I can't get enough of these, hope Patagonia makes them forever. I beta tested 5 different brands of underwear before concluding it just doesn't get better than these for daily wear. But that's it, they are a daily wear only. There is better underwear out there for hiking and running. These tend to wear out quickly with high activity ... Read Moreuse. Again, for daily use - you can't buy better underwear, highly recommend!
Poor stitching does not hold up
The stitching gave out where material meets elastic band for all pairs I purchased. Same with the stitching around the hemn of leg opening. If you're looking for high quality boxer briefs I'd say keep looking.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 27, 2021
Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to write this product review and we're so sorry to hear that these didn't work out for you. We guarantee the quality and durability of all of our products so please [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these to us under our warranty at your earliest convenience. We hope to not disappoint you in the future.
soft but quality of the fabric is an issue
I loved the softness, but the fabric did not hold up even after a single days use. Patagonia's excellent customer service team took them back. hope they improve the quality on this line as it is the only model with a fly currently in the offering.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 21, 2021
Hi Pavan! Thanks for letting us know about the issues with the fabric. We've passed this along to our quality control team.
Great until fabric deteriorated
I loved these boxer briefs, but after a year of normal use they began wearing holes in the inner thigh and where the fabric meets the elastic waistband. Three of five pairs that I bought are suffering this fate and I can't in good conscience recommend these for the long haul, which is uncharacteristic of Patagonia gear.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 16, 2021
Thank you for this feedback, Michael! We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability in the fabric or construction. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us to return the affected pairs under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Awesome Undies - Recent Durability Issues
I have found Patagonia's underwear to be my favorite choice over the years - historically they have been amazingly comfortable and durable along with solid prints and colors. Unfortunately the recent offerings seem to be lacking in the durability department. I ordered several pairs in 2020 and within a year all of them had worn through the fab... Read Moreric. Not what I had expected as I still have Patagonia underwear from over ten years ago that is in great shape. I'm hoping this issue is noted and resolved. Aside from this I still love the looks and the comfort.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 15, 2021
Thanks for the feedback Michael! All of our gear is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee and you're always welcome to return them for warranty.
Comfortable, but did not last.
Unfortunately these boxer briefs did not hold up. I bought two pair & the first pair developed a hole in the seat after 2 wears. The other pair lasted almost a year (~10 times wearing). They were very comfortable so that made me especially sad to see them have such a short life. I wont be buying these boxer briefs again.
pretty good , but not great
very comfortable, but not as durable as I had hoped.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 13, 2021
Hi Ira, we're sorry to hear that the Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6" aren't as durable as expected. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Unfortunately the worst underwear Ive ever owned
I wear a lot of Patagonia products. At any given time Im probably wearing one or two and literally everything except this pair of boxers have been super high quality, which is why Im so disappointed in these. After less than a year an a half the back and seat have worn down to nothing (thats not figurative). Its never happened to me from any other ... Read Moreunderwear, including some much cheaper and about 5 years old. They were very comfortable and breathable at the beginning, but after maybe 12 months they just stared deteriorating very quickly.
Response from PatagoniaJune 23, 2021
Hi Benjamin, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the briefs. We definitely expect better quality out of our gear so we understand the disappointment. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This is not a replacement for the capilene shorts
I have lived in the capilene shorts for years and other than the waste band wearing out they are my go to shorts at any time. I do not know why Patagonia discontinued the capilene shorts as they did help me stay cool and dry. The new ones are hot and do not wick away sweat at all. For a company that prides itself on the comfort of their customers ... Read Morethis one is a failure. As far as their other products I am still a very loyal customer and will continue to be.
Response from PatagoniaJune 18, 2021
Thank you for your honest feedback. You may prefer our [Men's Sender Boxer Briefs - 6"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-sender-boxer-briefs-6-inch/32545.html).
I have always worn briefs. I hate buying underwear in general. I figured I would try the briefs of my favorite brand. What do you know, they fit great. Pretty true as to how a boxer brief should feel. Super comfortable, the waist band is really soft. I bought the 6version first, then some 3 versions and now I like them both equally. Now I have abou... Read Moret 15 pairs!
6'1", 175, 32/33 waist. Medium fits really well for someone that wears 32/33 sizes in Patagonia pants/shorts. Incredibly comfortable. Don't really ride up in any kind of annoying way. Durability could be better. Have had a few pairs develop holes in much less than a year but they were replaced under warranty (Thanks Patagonia reps!) ... Read MoreWear them everyday unless I am going to be doing strenuous hiking, snowboarding, etc. Those tasks are better handled by my gold medal undies: Smartwool 150 Boxer Briefs. Just as comfortable but don't hold any kind of sweat/stank.
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