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Essential 6in Boxer Brief - Men's

3.1666666666666665 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews

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Why We Like the Essential 6in Boxer Brief

For everyday comfort and sweat-wicking performance, we pull on the Essential 6in Boxer Brief. Whether we’re roaming the city or scrambling up our favorite trail, the stretchy material moves with us and is less susceptible to odors, so we can get away with wearing them a few days in a row, as long as you don’t tell our SO.


  • Classic boxer brief for supportive moisture-control on and off trail
  • Eco-friendly Tencel fabric is soft, durable, and ultra breathable
  • Close-to-body fit reduces uncomfortable bunching
  • Six-inch inseam helps fight against chaffing
  • Item #PAT02SG
Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Responsibly Sourced
95% Tencel lyocell, 5% spandex
boxer brief
Recommended Use
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

3 based on 6 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 0 reviews

Fits True To Size

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1 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2024

Poor Quality

I've put it through the wringer

Having bought many pairs of these over the years, the last couple batches I’ve bought have been surprisingly poor quality. Most of them have frayed, torn, and had holes rip in them from just regular use over the last year. As much as I love the fit, comfort, and look of these, it’s hard to justify paying for these just to fall apart.

corp542772 c

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2022

Good for casual use, not for the trail

I've put it through the wringer

These underwear are very comfortable, wick sweat well, and seem quite durable. But the material is thick and slow to hang dry, I have a nice wool pair of boxers from another brand that was in the same price range as these Patagonia tencel boxers. I hand wash and hang dry my underwear and socks when traveling/hiking. My wool socks, wool boxers, and my cheap synthetic boxers all hang dry significantly faster than these Patagonia tencel boxers, so I'll only be using them at home which to me doesn't quite make them worth the price.

Michael S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2022

So far so good

I've used it several times

I have been exclusively wearing Ex-Officio Give-N-Go boxer briefs for about 10 years. I discovered them while looking for something i could sink wash on a mountaineering trip and ended up replacing all of my boxers with them. As my first pairs are starting to wear out (seriously, after 10 years of daily wear), I'm trying to diversify and find some good alternatives. So far, these "Essential" boxer briefs have been super comfortable in fabric and fit, but I am not sure what the longevity will be. The waistband is about what I expect for size M, and the fabric is very soft and comfortable, so i have high hopes, although I doubt anything this soft can outlast the Give-N-Gos, and I don't yet know whether they do as well (or better) with odor control and breathability. I don't think these will be what i grab when I'm heading for the trail, but they definitely work for casual use.

petp289132 p

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

Fischer WGearhead
4 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2022

Great Casual Underwear

I've used it several times

These are super soft and super comfortable! They do decently for more intense activity, but I still prefer something from Smartwool for things like running or cycling.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2021

Surprisingly comfortable

I've used it several times

This is a nice soft alternative to other underwear I have. I don?t think they were made as alternatives to under armour type undies though so not sure about their performance in that regard. Still. Good looking and super comfy

icu505555913 i

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2020

just ok...

I've used it several times

I love Patagonia as a company so much, but this underwear is a tad too long - gets a bit hot too. I'd recommend Icebreaker over this for a premium wool option, they are now my go-to. Love patagonia for everything else.e

Jason I

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com