It all began when Trent Kitsch returned from an Alaskan fishing expedition determined to reinvent ‘package’ support for men. Life in his shorts was no longer acceptable and so the quest for a more comfortable, better fitting, support system began with the patented internal mesh panels. These allow contact-free support that separates your package from the inside of your legs. Comfortable? YES, keeping it all in place and eliminating chafe. There’s just the right amount of room and support with zero exposed stitching where it matters most. Nine-panel construction of the finest technical fabrics from merino wool, viscose and spandex, are attached with flat lock seams. The result is a long lasting garment with added stretch for durability.
Saxx Underwear are available in boxer-briefs, briefs, trunks, long leg boxer briefs and long johns as well as a selection of short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts. They have a variety of fits, shapes, fabrics & patterns in a price range of less than twenty to more than eight dollars. Built for performance or everyday use, you’ll be able to find a pair that suits you. Be sure to use the sizing chart on the Saxx website as all underwear sales are final, obviously for hygiene reasons.
The nine-panel construction allows Saxx to be built in a variety of different ways, for a regular to modern fit (tighter in the thighs and seat) as well as compression and semi-compression shorts. Most models come without a fly, but there is a selection that do, and all are tagless. Saxx offers a one-year manufacturer defect warranty on all products and is currently only available in Canada and the USA.
Lets take a look at three of Saxx Underwear’s products, the Saxx Blacksheep Boxer Fly & Long John Fly, the Saxx Kinetic Long Leg and the Saxx Vibe Boxer Modern Fit.
Price: $39.95 CAN
Materials: 85% Nylon / 15% Spandex
Colours: Black & Steel Grey / Cobalt Blue & White / Navy Blue & Green
Sizes: S / M / L / XL
- Moisture wicking
- 4-way stretch mesh
- Grip elastic leg opening
- 1 ¾” moisture wicking athletic waistband
- Quick dry
These are Ken Block’s favourite as they are built for high performance and high output endurance activities. A moisture wicking 4-way stretch mesh make up the panels for a semi compression fit. A gripped elastic leg band keeps them from riding up and a moisture wicking athletic waistband helps the entire garment stay dry.
Price: $44.95 CAN / Long John $84.94 CAN
Fabrics: 95% Merino Wool / 5% Spandex
Colors: Black Heather / Charcoal Heather
Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
- Temperature Regulating
- Moisture Wicking
- Unique Colors
- 1 3/8” Mélange Textured Waistband
This model is built for the ultimate outdoorsman. Merino wool has both temperature regulating and moisture wicking properties that will keep you warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s warm and always dry. They are available in all sizes from extra small (except long johns) to extra large. Grab a pair of long johns for the cold climates and remember not to tumble dry after cleaning. The Blacksheep Long John are ideal for active sports in the mountains especially ski touring.
Price: $31.95 CAN
Fabrics: 95% Viscose / 5% Spandex
Colors: 29 different prints, patterns & stripes
Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL
- Moisture Wicking Waistband
- Cool & Comfortable
- 1 3/8” High Sheen Jacquard Waistband
Fashionable everyday with 29 different colour schemes, the Vibe has a “modern fit” which is slightly slimmer in the seat and thighs for a tighter feel. Tight means they, like a big smile, will make your cheeks go up. They are made of viscose, which is structurally similar to cotton but may be produced by a variety of plants. It is recommended to go up a size with stripe patterned Vibes as the stripes tend to fit even tighter.
Depending on how you recreate and/or relax, there is a pair of Saxx that will suit your particular needs. Whether you are running on the beach, ski touring in the mountains or just kickin’ it with the boys you will like how these feel. The Saxx Blacksheep long johns were one of my favourites and ideal for the winter use, skiing the resort or lapping the backcountry. The Merino wool content kept things dry and provided just enough insulation on cold days but didn’t over heat on warmer spring adventures. I did find however that the mesh panels in the long johns were redundant as they are built into the Saxx boxers that I would wear underneath, essentially a double panel problem unless of course you go ‘au naturel' under the long johns.
Be sure to double check your fit before you order as Saxx underwear fits me one size smaller than typical underwear.
Adjusting is easy; right away you will understand how beneficial these are. The added support that the Saxx panels provide is hard to describe unless you try a pair, all I can say is that once you don’t have them on you will miss them. Pricey yes, so I won’t ditch the dozens of holy briefs I have stockpiled from Christmas past, but I am a fan of the Saxx I do have and can tell they will last.
See above in individual product overviews.
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