They may be short in the leg department but Gymshark’s boxers deliver comfort and support where it matters…

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Gymshark Boxers

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$20 / £18 for 2, gymshark.com

Pros:

  • Reinforced supportive pouch 
  • Comfortable wide, soft waistband

Cons:

  • Fat flat-lock seams
  • Short legs can ride up

Support: 4/5
Comfort: 3.5/5
Durability: 4/5
OVERALL: 4/5

With two pairs for just $20 / £18, Gymshark’s simple boxer briefs are great value for money. Another reliable gym wardrobe workhorse, they’re made from a mix of cotton and elastane. However, they have a more textured finish than the shiny, soft, smooth fabric you find on the Under Armour 6-inch Tech Boxerjocks and Reebok Performance Boxer Briefs. That gives them some extra breathability, sweat-wicking and quick-drying skills. See how they stacks up against the rest of the best moisture-wicking underwear.

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Tested on runs, strength sessions, Wattbike spin intervals other high-movement workouts where support is important, they don’t disappoint. They move well with your body and show no signs of rubbing, chafing or heaviness on short workouts.

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However, the leg length is a touch shorter on the thigh and they can rise up quite high when you’re doing things like deep squats and lunges. But the support was good for everything but the highest impact drills and activities and they’re still pretty versatile and comfortable.

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The waistband’s wide and soft and does a great job of staying put even when you’re reaching and stretching. We had no trouble with rolling or cutting. Seams are kept to a minimum but the reinforcements that carve out the slightly thicker pouch are quite fat and there are probably better endurance-friendly options out there that carry less chafe risk.  

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Durability looks good: they continue to hold their shape after numerous washes. They dry fast too, which is a bonus. It’s worth noting that there’s no front-fly easy access. 

The Gymshark boxers only come in white in the UK (there are also black and grey versions in the US) but they’re available in seven sizes from XS to XXXL.