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Men's Essential Boxer Briefs - 6" Reviews

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Ms Essential Boxer Briefs - 6

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September 25, 2023

fast fashion garbage

Do not recommend. Thread bare and full of holes after 6 months on multiple pairs. Swore by the old capilene briefs, they would last 5 years till the wait band wore out. The new ones are trash fast fashion garbage, cute, and a disposable product. Very disappointed. They fit well and are comfortable, but good for nothing but going to the mall.

Response from Patagonia
September 26, 2023

Hi Erik, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding our Essential Boxer Briefs. We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with the newer version of our product. We strive to provide high-quality and durable clothing that meets our customers' expectations. We take issues with product quality very seriously, and we appreciate your honesty in bringing this matter to our attention. We continuously work on improving our products, and your feedback will undoubtedly help us in that process. We understand your frustration with the durability of the new briefs compared to the previous ones. Our team is committed to developing sustainable and long-lasting products, and we will take your comments into consideration as we explore ways to enhance the durability of our capilene briefs. In the meantime, please feel free to take advantage of a [warranty return](, as this untimely wear and tear would fall under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance as well.

September 15, 2023

Only Undies I wear!

These are the only undies that I wear. They fit and feel great! They have very good "support", and the designs are always fun.

September 4, 2023

Really Like the Functioning Fly

I have other pairs and I like them all but this is my favorite because of the fly.

September 3, 2023

Nice briefs!

All good, nice briefs, perhaps slightly too light of a material, but actually quite nice. I like the 6" as they don't ride up. Also they have a nice waist band. Please lower the price and I'll buy more.

September 2, 2023

Best boxer briefs ever without a doubt.

Amazing product, have tried several different brands. These are hands down longest-lasting, most comfortable boxer brief.

August 30, 2023

waistband runs large

I guess I'm between sizes... but Patagonia boxers don't seem to fit me. Mediums are too snug in the groin and large's have a waist band that doesnt fit securely

Response from Patagonia
September 1, 2023

Hey Colin, thanks for the review. That's a bummer that you fall between sizes. We have a few other underwear options that might work for you, you can check them out [here]( Feel free to connect with customer service if you need garment measurements to help you decide on the best size.

August 30, 2023

Perfect fit and feel

Fabric is soft yet durable… fit is perfect for me in the 6” leg.

August 23, 2023

Ms Essential Boxers

Excellent material and fit. Waiting to see how long the elastic waist band will last

August 10, 2023

Durability is Terrible

I have purchased many Patagonia products in the past and have been very pleased with them. However these briefs are terrible, developing holes in the crotch in ONE DAY OF USE! I bought 8 pairs for my walk on the Camino de Santiago and 3 of the 8 pairs developed holes after the first day! The others dont look like they will survive the rest of the... Read More trip. The most disappointing part of this purchase is that Patagonia seems to know about this issue and is still selling them. Im going to return all 8 pairs and try another brand. Dont waste your money. They are too expensive to not hold up to minimum use.

Response from Patagonia
August 11, 2023

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Patrick; it is immensely helpful in guiding our design team in their troubleshooting. We're sorry these briefs have not been lasting better for you, especially when you're preparing for such an important trip! We are reaching out to you to help in returning them under our warranty.

August 1, 2023

Change the fabric!

I've been wearing patagonia boxers for my entire adult life. I spent 20 years telling people how life changing they were. The new versions feel great, but the durability is just a huge problem. I had pairs of Patagonia boxers that I wore continuously for 10 plus years that other than elastic wearing out never had an issue- no holes or other vi... Read Moresible wear. Since grudgingly embracing the fabric switch over a couple of generations, I can say this latest version is the worst iteration in terms of durability. Every pair I own developed holes within the first three months. I know I can send them back, but I worry about perpetuating the cycle. When will the returns rate justify the product team in pulling these and going back to the design phase to source a better and more durable fabric? How about just using the fabric that's in the Cap Cool tees (which are great BTW!)? I want to keep supporting he company and keep wearing the product, but I do not want to perpetuate the continued manufacting of a knowingly inferior product.

Response from Patagonia
August 2, 2023

Thank you for this feedback, Brooks. We have passed it to our design team so they can look into this further. You already know you can [return]( them, but we can totally understand what you're saying about addressing the root cause of the issue. Please let us know if we can be of any further help!

July 31, 2023

New underwear

The underwear fits great. I only gave it 4 stars because, the material is too warm/hot for me. Other than that. Its great. I will only use them during my hiking and outdoor activities in the cold months.

July 31, 2023

Poor Quality

I purchased several pairs of these. Within a few months they wore out and had multiple holes in them. The quality of these is not what I have known and expect from Patagonia.

Response from Patagonia
August 2, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the holes that developed in your briefs. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback to our Product Design Team.

July 28, 2023

Best Boxers Ever

Honestly, the best boxers I have ever owned. They are great for daily use but especially when traveling or exercising, because they keep you cool. The fit is fantastic and it feels like you have nothing on, yet fully supported at the same time. Highly recommend trying a pair, you will buy more!

July 27, 2023

Wears out too slowly. Lasts too long.

I ordered 7 pairs 12 years ago. They're still holding up after every day wear. My wife's been after me for years to replace them. Ive always replied I would when they were worn out. She purchased 2 more pair for me recently and when I put them on I remembered how good they felt when new. These boxer-briefs wear out so slowly that they rea... Read Morelly just wear out the brief part so you still end up with a good pair of boxers. But damn do they feel best the first 6 years!

July 19, 2023

Not Great

I purchased several pairs and only wear them to work/office job. They did not hold up to this basic use and Im very unsatisfied. I have put them to the smallest test possible and they have holes throughout. This is the only Patagonia product Ive ever been disappointed in.

Response from Patagonia
July 20, 2023

Hi Brandon, we're so sorry to hear these briefs haven't lived up to expectations! We would consider this a warranty issue, and we'll reach out to you about returning them. Thank you for this feedback!

July 10, 2023

Canvas pants will shred these

Ive been using Patagonia boxers and briefs for a very long time. Styles have changed, and so have fabrics. The boxer briefs are comfortable, and preform well in both hot and cold weather, but they dont last very long for me. I use them daily with canvas work pants and shorts (carhartts, Patagonia hemp work sweat, stand up shorts) and while they are... Read More comfortable I wear holes in the legs pretty quickly. This has happened across multiple pairs over the last couple of years.. I love patagoinas efforts to bring better fabrics to thier customers. I deeply support their work to reduce waste in the garment industry. Unfortunately these boxer briefs cant really stand up to daily use and last more than a few months, which makes them pretty wasteful and excessively expensive. Ill happily return to Patagonia underwear when they change fabrics.

Response from Patagonia
July 13, 2023

Hi Gregory! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear about the disapointment with the quality of the material. We truly appreciate your words of support, and we're sorry to hear we've missed the mark here. Your feedback is crucial to making improvements for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

June 20, 2023

Not the same quality as the Capilene briefs of old

Pretty disappointed in these. The material feels a lot warmer than my capilene briefs, and while it was pretty soft they absolutely fell apart after a few months of wear. I had four pairs that all were thrown out in under 6 months, while my years-old capilene briefs are still going strong. Patagonia, please bring back the capilene briefs from a few... Read More years back!

Response from Patagonia
June 22, 2023

Hello Robin, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that these boxer briefs fell apart after only a few months. Even our underwear are backed by our warranty, so if you still have a pair of these that are no longer functioning, please reach out to [customer service](*1myubrp*_ga*NjQ4MDAzMDY0LjE2ODI5NTAxOTA.*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4NzQ0ODQ4MC4xMjkuMS4xNjg3NDUwMDU5LjU5LjAuMA..) and we'd be happy to set you up with an evaluation. You're welcome to go in store for a warranty evaluation as well if you live near one of our retail locations.

June 7, 2023

Great fit, excellent quality

Patagonia underwear are the best, and well worth the price. These last at least twice as long as off the shelf underwear!

May 23, 2023

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 Patagonia
May 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.

May 22, 2023

comfortable fit but material does not hold up

The material as started develop small holes in less than fours months.

April 18, 2023

Extreme comfort

Best underwear I own. Will definitely buy more. Super comfortable. Legs are just the right length and everything fits as it should.

April 18, 2023

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.

April 13, 2023

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 Patagonia
April 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]( Our team will be glad to work with you on a solution!

April 11, 2023

Good and Snug

Underpants are all over the place in terms of snugness and comfort. Most just don't hold your "privates" in place very well, if at all. These are perfect. I'll be buying several more. They're great!

March 28, 2023

Runs a little small.

I wear a 33" waist in all things and per the sizing chart, it should be a medium. However, I would recommend large.

March 21, 2023

Perfect Grunts

I've tried MANY brands over the years, from those found in big box stores, to specialty, online offerings. These are the best I have found. No rolling of the waistband, and perfect fit. Soft and comfortable.

March 18, 2023

Dont bother

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 Patagonia
March 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]( under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance in getting that started.

March 16, 2023

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 Patagonia
March 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](

March 16, 2023

Super comfy

Best Ive ever owned

February 26, 2023

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 Patagonia
March 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]( 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.

February 25, 2023

Super comfortable

Fit is great no bunching or wedgies! Really like the variety of colors and prints

February 17, 2023

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!

February 16, 2023

Best Fit Ever

Excellent overall fit. No leg ride up.

February 13, 2023


Can't nail down the sizing. 5'9 140. Smalls are too tight, Mediums are too loose.

February 13, 2023

Comfort all day, every day

These boxer briefs have a texture that is comforting and a fit that is supportive and, yes, confidence-inspiring. They're ideal for everyday casual wearing and for enough support for athletic pursuits.

February 11, 2023

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.

February 11, 2023

Essentials R!

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!

February 9, 2023

Super comfy!

Best undies Ive ever worn.

February 9, 2023

Just right...

Wasn't a fan of Boxer briefs (wanted one or the other) before these, but Now I'm sold...

February 6, 2023


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 Patagonia
February 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](

February 5, 2023

Great fit

Im 6 ft tall and 185lbs, this is my third pair and I love them. Wish they also came in a merino option!

January 29, 2023

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 Patagonia
February 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](

January 29, 2023

Hugs ya

These are the best active underwear on the market. Extremely comfortable and stays in place.

January 25, 2023

Flat waist

Many mens underwear exhibit a waist band that doesnt lie flat and becomes uncomfortable With thesethe waist band is comfortable , lays flat and the inside is smooth.

January 25, 2023


Like most things Patagonia, the fit was spot on.

January 24, 2023

Breathable comfort

Very happy with this purchase

January 15, 2023


Enjoy the fit and the comfort of these. They're the right length that they don't slip up during normal wear. Good durability after several months. Hope they continue to last!

January 14, 2023

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 Patagonia
January 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](*42epo8*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NDY3OTc2NC40NTguMC4xNjc0Njc5NzY0LjAuMC4w).

January 14, 2023


These are the best you can buy for the money. I have 7 pairs and love them. Comfy, elastic, warm, and don't wear down to slowly like some other brands do.

January 10, 2023

Best boxers Ive found

I've tried dozens of boxers and these are the best Ive found. They do not ride up and most importantly they do not wedge into you-know-where. I highly recommend.

January 9, 2023

Great undies!

Usually run with straight up boxers, some endevours require support. These are great. They keep everything where it is supposed to be, and don't bunch up. Love them and will buy more.

January 7, 2023

Comfy boxers

These boxers let your boys breathe and are extremely comfortable all over, especially the waistband. I highly recommend them!

January 6, 2023


Kind of long but form fitting and love the material

January 5, 2023

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..

January 2, 2023

Tag ridiculousness

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 Patagonia
January 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](

December 25, 2022

Extremely comfortable

I have never been a fan of boxer briefs until now. The Essential Boxer Briefs fit snugly against my body and stay put where they should allowing me to wear work longs days in them with them hiking up my thighs.

December 24, 2022

Best boxers ever

I typically wear a 34 in every brand of pants and the medium is perfect. Large fits but pretty loose. These boxers are SO COMFORTABLE its crazy

December 20, 2022

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.

December 20, 2022

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 Patagonia
January 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]( these to us if they are not performing the way they should be.

December 19, 2022


Best chones ever worn, no creep!

December 5, 2022

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!

November 29, 2022

Brief review

Never thought I'd write a review about briefs but here is... Great product -- light and comfortable. Ordered a few pair and loved them so I replaced everything I had with these.

November 28, 2022

Good fit, good comfort and

Good fit, good comfort and quality seems Patagonia perfect.

November 22, 2022

Great Boxer Brief

My favorite Patagonia underwear yet. The fit is perfect.

November 14, 2022


Very comfy except for the size of the tag, very annoying. Hard to trim back so it does bother my fair skin.

November 7, 2022

Extremely comfortable

If you're looking for the best available boxers look no further. These are the most comfortable boxers I've used.

November 4, 2022

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.

October 26, 2022

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 Patagonia
October 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](

October 21, 2022

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 Patagonia
October 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](

October 15, 2022

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.

October 10, 2022

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 Patagonia
October 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]( and we'd be happy to go over options with you.

September 30, 2022

Very comfortable and fit true

Very comfortable and fit true to size. Definitely will order more

September 25, 2022

Like wearing Air

These are the most comfortable underwear I own. They feel like I am wearing next to nothing while providing great support. I can wear these to work under dress pants or under shorts for exercise. Would definitely recommend having a few pairs of these.

September 20, 2022

Unbelievably comfortable

These are the most comfortable underwear Ive ever owned. So much so that I bought many more pair!

September 19, 2022

Not a boxer briefs guy but these changed my mind

Comfortable and fit well. I have 25 year old boxers from Patagonia. I'm not really a fan of boxer briefs but these are really nice.

September 18, 2022

Soft and comfortable

These are exactly what I was hoping for to replace some of my Hanes. The quality is clearly better, they are more comfortable, and I am going to buy more now that I've tried and appreciated the quality.

September 16, 2022


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 Patagonia
September 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]( under warranty.

September 15, 2022


Love the material and they last a long time

September 15, 2022

Comfortable, durable, and my favorite

These are true to fit and very comfortable against the skin. They can be used in all activities and are my go to for every day use. They last longer than cotton and are much more comfortable. These are a must have!!!

September 15, 2022


Feels great- not too tight, not too loose. And great wicking- not hot. Definitely my favorite wicking pair so far

September 14, 2022


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 Patagonia
September 27, 2022

Hi Troy, if you're feeling uncomfortable with the Essential Boxer Briefs, feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at any time.

September 14, 2022

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 Patagonia
September 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]( at any time.

September 14, 2022

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 Patagonia
October 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.

September 7, 2022

perfect for activity

I use these when I go hiking, running and walking.. Super great fit, comfort and quick drying. Perfect for my daily workouts...

August 12, 2022

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.

August 6, 2022

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 Patagonia
August 10, 2022

Thank you for your feedback on the design and fabric of our newer boxers. We appreciate it, Chris!

August 4, 2022

Butt Holes

These were my favorite underwear. I've owned many pairs. I love them right up until they get holes in the butt after a few months. I would replace them again but it's getting silly. Will you please make the butt fabric thicker/stronger?

July 20, 2022

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.

July 20, 2022

Very Comfortable

Can't go wrong here. A little large, I buy 2" less than my usual inseam per the size chart, but otherwise great!

July 12, 2022

Love em.

Wonderful product. While my last pair developed a hole in the fabric, they were replaced and the new ones are soft and breathable.

June 28, 2022

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 Patagonia
June 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.

June 15, 2022

Soft and comfortable

These are a solid comfortable underwear. They Fit well with no bunching or riding up.

June 14, 2022


The best underwear a man can get! I tried dozens of brands, non of them could be compared. Only thing, they dont last more than few months.

June 13, 2022

Second best to nothing at all!

Tried a couple other brands of underwear and came back to Patagonia. With the carbon footprint of fast fashion its great to get quality from a company doing the right thing.

June 8, 2022

Skeptical of fit but

Normally I would purchase a large but according to the sizes on the website I purchased the medium. Great fit and fabric is very comfortable.

June 6, 2022

Great overall

Awesome quality

May 17, 2022

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 Patagonia
May 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.

May 13, 2022

Most coformtable

The comfort is second to none. They are now my favorite underwear. I have been into good briefs for a while now, these definitely top the technical fabric to skin field. Well done. Wished I had bought 3 more pairs!

May 12, 2022

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

April 25, 2022

Bring back the capilene silk boxers

These are just ok, the previous Capilene silk were so much better.

April 23, 2022

Keeps it tight

Fits great. No ride up wedgie

April 22, 2022

The best

Literally the softest lightest most breathable underwear I own. If I could I would replace every pair with these. 10/10 would recommend.

April 21, 2022

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 Patagonia
April 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]( at any time.

April 17, 2022


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 Patagonia
April 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]( them. Please let us know how we can help!

April 6, 2022

Super Dry

Great wicking action, right where i need it! Size guide recommends an M based on my waist, but I find the L to be the best fit. best under-layer i have!

April 3, 2022

Lasts forever

They have a fly and they are durable.

March 21, 2022

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 Patagonia
March 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]( and we'd be happy to assist you.

March 19, 2022

Super Comfortable

Always a pleasure to get some new threads, these boxer briefs are super soft and supportive through the range of activities from working away around the house to traveling far n wide. ️

March 17, 2022

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 Patagonia
March 25, 2022

We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability and we appreciate your feedback. If the recommended [product care]( 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!

March 16, 2022

Great boxer briefs

Very comfortable.

March 15, 2022

Keeping dry down there

Love em when sledding, ie snow machining. No sitting but working the trail or bushwhacking these are perfect. Dry and warm, easy to clean overnight in the cabin, ready next day

March 9, 2022

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 Patagonia
March 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.

March 4, 2022

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.

March 3, 2022


Feel clean/smooth. Material is very nice. 6in underwear might feel a little longer than my usual 4in underwear, but still comfortable. Not a fan of the tag

March 3, 2022

Essential essentials

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.

February 25, 2022

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 Patagonia
March 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.

February 25, 2022

best boxers made

nice fit, and feel. Keeps things where they need to be, dries fast, and doesn't smell

February 21, 2022

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 Patagonia
February 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]( due to your satisfaction not being held with their performance.

February 21, 2022

Soopa Comf

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.

January 22, 2022

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.

January 16, 2022

Extremely comfortable

Great fit and very comfortable

January 5, 2022

Extremely comfortable

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.

January 4, 2022

Great underwear

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.

January 4, 2022

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.

December 27, 2021

they become apart of you

This is the only stock clothing item Ive ever put on that felt they were made for me. Bountiful comfort, supportive, soft. I only wish there were more graphic styles.

December 18, 2021

Very Comfortable

These are the best boxers I've ever owned. Very comfortable and never even know I'm wearing them.

December 10, 2021

Awesome underwear.

Nice and soft material. Fit is snug but waistband is not too tight. I wear 32" waist pants and these boxers fit great. Fly is functional and the "pouch" fits well.

December 10, 2021

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".

December 6, 2021

The feeling is perfection!

Worth every penny. I purchased six pairs to refresh my supply. The feeling is beyond soft/comfortable. Super durable and sure to last a long time! Just what I wanted/needed.

November 27, 2021

I love this underwear

Great fit and comfortable all day and for extended days when you are on those long trips in the outback. Easy to wash in a sink when you have an opportunity in a pinch. My go-to underwear!

November 25, 2021

Very comfortable

Best underwear Ive ever worn

November 5, 2021

Very comfortable!

My only complaint is they don't seem to wear as well as before.

November 4, 2021

Great skivvies

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!

October 22, 2021

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 Patagonia
October 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,

October 21, 2021

True to fit

Love the snug fit of the 6 boxer briefs. Legs dont ride upper with slim fitting trousers and theyve remained soft and comfy regardless of washer and dryer abuse. Ordering more Mediums to accompany my 57 162lb 30-32 waist!

October 20, 2021

Get's the job done

They feel great. Good length. They don't ride up. After several washes, they still feel great. I'd say they're a winner.

October 12, 2021

fit and pack well

they fit well and are nice for traveling.

October 5, 2021

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 Patagonia
October 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](, so don't hesitate to reach out for a return. We'll be happy to help!

September 30, 2021

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.

September 20, 2021


These are the best fitting most comfortable pair of underwear I have ever had. I think I have 3 or 4 pairs now.

September 14, 2021

The feel is something else

Great fit and the feel is fantastic.

August 21, 2021

not durable

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 Patagonia
August 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]( any Patagonia products that you are not satisfied with.

August 18, 2021

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 Patagonia
August 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](

August 10, 2021

Combed polyester comfort

This combed/brushed polyester apparel has excellent wicking. The fit is snug. Design is creative.

August 2, 2021

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!

July 29, 2021

Poor Quality

These boxer briefs are perfect for about 3 months. Then they'll develop holes in the butt guaranteed. I've owned at least 6 pairs and it has happened to each one.

July 24, 2021

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 Patagonia
July 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]( these to us under our warranty at your earliest convenience. We hope to not disappoint you in the future.

July 24, 2021

Great fit, and cool

Love 'em. These boxer briefs fit great and keep those hot bits cool. Moisture wicks away quickly. Liked so much I bought more!

July 20, 2021

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 Patagonia
July 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.

July 17, 2021


The best boxer briefs I have purchased many expensive ramps to see wich one I like and from every one Ive owned the best one are the Patagonia boxer briefs extremely comfortable.

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