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The Best Performance Underwear for Men

Don’t overlook this crucial piece of your wardrobe

We’ve come up with five pairs of undies every man should own. (Photo: Courtesy SAXX)
We’ve come up with five pairs of undies every man should own.

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Underwear is like breakfast: easy to overlook, but an integral part of your daily success. We’ve scoured internet reviews and compiled years of our own testing to come up with five pairs of undies every man should own. And none of them will cost you more than $40.

Under Armour Heatgear Compression ($30)  

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Long legs and just the right amount of compression to keep the blood flowing, these high-performance underwear offer base layer performance in a quick dry package that’s treated with anti-odor tech.

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Saxx Kinetic Long Leg ($40)

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All of Saxx’s options give you their patented BallPark pouch, flat seams, and 3-D Fit for incredible comfort regardless of how hard you’re working out. This longer option just gives you more coverage.

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ExOfficio Give n’ Go Boxers ($20)

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If you want the loose fit of boxers, but with performance-minded fabric, the Give-n-Go is your go-to option. They’re quick to dry, super breathable, and treated with an antimicrobial that helps cut down on odors.

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Flint and Tinder Heritage Boxer Briefs ($30)

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Sometimes, you just want the feel of cotton. Flint and Tinder make these in Southern California with a mix of organic cotton and elastane, for an emphasis on comfort.

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Icebreaker Anatomica Boxer Briefs ($40)

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Icebreaker’s merino wool undies are feather-light, giving you the feeling that you’re not wearing anything at all. They might wear thin, but only after years of abuse.

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