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Stoic - Merino Performance Boxer Brief - Men's

Stoic Merino Performance Boxer Brief - Men's

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$19.96 - $21.96 Original price:$49.95
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Tech Specs

Material:
100% merino wool
Cut:
boxer brief
Fly:
yes
Anti-Odor:
yes, natural attribute of merino wool
Recommended Use:
casual, hiking, running, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Merino Performance Boxer Brief

Comfort meets technical performance in the Stoic Men's Merino Performance Boxer Brief. This jack-of-all-trades features a can-do, go-anywhere attitude thanks to its merino wool construction. This knit fabric is not only stretchy for unencumbered mobility, but it also wicks away moisture and dries quickly to ensure you stay comfortable as you hike, climb, run, or ski.

  • Technical boxer brief for the trail, gym, or slopes
  • Merino wool is breathable and manages moisture
  • Natural anti-odor properties keep fabric free of odor
  • Fully functional fly for quick relief

Pretty much crap

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: s

Bought 4 pairs of these boxers, thinking they'd bre great, and covered by backcountry's warranty in case they weren't.

Well, they weren't. Two months in and all pairs have self destructed along the seams.
Tried doing a return, but apparently BC no longer offers their "not stoked, return 100%" thing. Customer service basically said II was out of luck.

Anyway, $100 worth of crap underwear, (and two shirts falling apart) and I'm filing a chargeback.

Tried giving them a chance after the whole "we'll sue any other small business using Backcountry in their name" thing and still bummed.

Probably have $6K plus from them off of several accounts and the gear manager for an outdoor program over the years. Looks like I'll be going elsewhere.

Runs large - buy one size down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: L

Best performance boxer I've tried yet, wish these were more available. They do run large so buy a size smaller than usual (for XL buy an L, etc).

Solid fit, comfortable material.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

Looking at other reviews, I thought the medium fit great. Bought on sale. I'm 6'0, 175. More on the slim side and they fit great (went with a medium). They are not super thin material but breathe well and work great for everyday use. I don't know if I'd wear them in the desert but work great for the PNW. Stoic is cheaper but the material is holding up great.

Not well fit for a skinny guy

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: October 2020

I am 6' 160lbs with a 32' inseam, and purchased a medium... they are too big, unfortunately. Wife already threw em in the wash, so I ain't returning. It is a bummer- because the actual merino fabric is seems very quality for the price- but the fit is just too baggy all around for a prototypical boxer brief in medium. Definitely size down.

Not for the fit slender human

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

I'm a pretty slender fellow, and was shopping for woolen undies that would be good to wear for my 20 mile round-trip commute to work, while also being anti-bacterial so I could wear them all day while at work too. I purchased these, and some Ice Breaker boxer briefs at the same time thinking I'd give this unknown brand a try.

After about 30-seconds of looking at them, they went back into the box and returned to the good folks at Back Country.

Why did they get rejected so quickly, you ask? Well, first the waistband is nearly 3-inches tall and also made of a fairly stiff elastic material. No good. Second, they are oddly shaped, with lots of extra room - well...everywhere, especially in the crotch.

Perhaps if I had gone a size or two down it would have been okay, but I sorta figured that a medium would be about right. The waist-size was correct, but everything else was oddly enormous.

Any way, construction seemed fine and the wool was soft. But, I'd stick with Ice Breaker or Smartwool products in the future.

Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

Just got a short stack of these draws. My junk has never been happier. Spot on.

Good purchase.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

I first picked up the XL in these, my regular size. I exchanged for the large n they fit gd. I picked up two pair on sale. U' ll be happy with these.

Good deal on sale, not at full price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I am 6'3", 155lbs and bought the black boxers in medium. They are really comfortable; a little bit baggier than some boxers, but not overly so, and the legs are a good length for trunks, not too long. They are comfortable and wick moisture really well. Compared to the swamp crotch that synthetics typically create, these Merino are awesome. But I got them on sale for $16/pair. Definitely worth it at that price, but at $45/pair, I don't think I'd buy. Also, they're not technically 100% Merino like Backcountry's specs say. The tag says 96% wool, 4% elastene. I assume that's the waistband, so no big deal, but I really wish Backcountry's description just put exactly what the tag says. I've noticed it on other products as well, and always gives me the sense that when I order, I don't fully know what I'm actually going to get. But, if you find these on sale, go for it!

Great merino

  • Fit: True to size

Wonderful lightweight briefs for warmer temperatures

3 were good one was different

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XXL

I bought 4 pairs of black boxers. 3 were of the same style, longer in length. The 4th pair were shorter. Not sure the deal with that but I prefer the longer. They were all nice soft material though

The black ones are heavenly!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These boxer/briefs are truly amazing. It's like you're wearing a cloud for underwear. It is very true that once you go merino wool there is no turning back. Amazing price point too considering every other merino wool boxers I have ever bought usually costs me anywhere from $35 to $50

black 5stars, grey not so much

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: Large

I have 6 pair of black ones and 4 of the grey. They're all larges but the grey ones are about 1 3/4" shorter in the legs, made of thinner material, and are tighter in the hips. The black ones are the best underwear I've ever had. The grey ones, I'd give 2 stars. The biggest problem is that the legs are just short enough that they ride up into a brief-like wedgie when I ride my bike. The black ones don't do that.

These were ordered in 2 batches, the black ones that I love were purchased 5/17. The grey ones that suck are from 11/18. Maybe it's the batch not the color? I just ordered some more but if they're not like the first batch they're going back. I kind of feel ripped off about the second bunch. They're not the same thing AT ALL, but of course by the time I figured that out it was too late to return.

UPDATE: OK I got a third batch of these today and they seem good. Legs are long enough. Material seems sturdy, the waistbands are maybe even a little wider, which is awesome. I'd give these 5 stars. These are more black ones too BTW. Maybe newer grey ones are like this too but I'm not chancing it. I'm still kind of pissed about the grey ones I bought last year. I spent $29 a pair on those and hate them. These were around $22 and they seem great.

bizarre fit

  • Size Bought: medium

i bought several pairs of these 1-2 years ago, and loved them. material, construction and fit all great. it was disappointing to receive these, and see how stoic has changed the fit. they added significantly to the height, and all of that increase was added to the rise. from the pouch to the waistband the dimension on a size M increased by well over an inch. no problem if you want the waistband of your drawers up around your navel. unfortunate that they messed up something that was properly dialed in.

product change? too tight.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

I have been buying this product for years. I have about 12 pairs and its all i wear.
My new order of 4 had several problems. first only three pairs were shipped. second, it seemed like two of the three had been tried on previously. third , while I have lost six pounds from training the new ones were too tight on the waist and fourth it seemed like the material is slightly different. Maybe this is connected to the new tighter waist band if the source of the product changed, which is my suspicion. Shame as these were a fabulous product.

Best Merino but recent sizing issues

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I've been using these since the brownish ones from four years ago. Had two pairs of those that got me through three fire seasons as primary wearers (burned through a few exOfficio, Icebreaker and Smartwool alongside). Last year ordered three pairs of the new Stoic style but had two wear through in just the one fire season. Brutal because the price is now 40 bucks instead of 25. The old ones wore through on the waist whereas the new ones wear through on the crotch seam. Last longer than all other brands, but for the higher price and tighter fit I'm going to try some other brands first.

They don't smell and are super comfy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are the best boxers around. 3 years ago, I ditched all my cotton undermundos in favor of merino. I spent $200 on all new underwear. My friends called me crazy, my family was very confused. One of the best decisions of my life. I'm not joking. Merino underwear will change your life. Breathable, comfortable, can be worn multiple days (sounds gross, I know, but trust me. Sniff and see for yourself, just keep that booty clean).

They do run a littler smaller than previous years -- tighter on the leg and like other reviewers said, not a ton of breathing room but still very comfortable.

Really Like These

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

These are an all around nicely fitting, comfortable underwear. They stay dry and don't bag out. I have also worn the Smartwool underwear and in comparison, these seem a tiny bit thicker and more durable, but not too thick by any means for warm weather. I am about a 29 inch waist, big legs and the small fits well.

Best Underwear Out There

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Frankly the best multi-use underwear I've ever bought. I wear it for snowboarding, hikes and as dailywear for life in general. They last long, are always dry and comfortable.
For a while Stoic seemed to have stopped making these, so I'm very glad to see they are back in stock and hope to see them as a staple item on Backcountry.com.
Price is a little high for underwear... I don't get that. I guess... sheep. ?

No breathing room

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Medium

I am 6’ 185lbs and waist is 32-33”. I ordered a couple pairs of the Stoic merino wool medium and they fit well around waist and lower thighs but is tight and uncomfortable around crouch region. Material feels very well but not worth the discomfort.

Stoic

Men's
Apparel
 SMLXLXXL
Chest

32.4 - 35.6in

(82 - 90cm)

35.6 - 38.8in

(90 - 98.5cm)

38.8 - 41.6in

(98.5 - 105.5cm)

42.8 - 45.6in

(109.5 - 116cm)

46.8 - 49.6in

(119 - 126cm)

Sleeve Length

32.4in

(82cm)

33.6in

(85cm)

34.4in

(87cm)

35.6in

(90cm)

36.4in

(92.5cm)

Waist

26.4 - 29.6in

(67 - 75cm)

29.6 - 32.4in

(75 - 82cm)

32.4 - 35.6in

(82 - 90cm)

36.4 - 39.6in

(92.5 - 100.5cm)

40.8 - 43.6in

(103.5 - 110.5cm)

Hip

32.4 - 34.4in

(82 - 87cm)

35.6 - 37.6in

(90 - 95.5cm)

38.8 - 40.8in

(98.5 - 103.5cm)

41.6 - 43.6in

(105.5 - 110.5cm)

44.8 - 46.8in

(114 - 119cm)

Inseam (full-length)

31.6in

(80cm)

32in

(81cm)

32.4in

(82cm)

32.8in

(83cm)

33.6in

(85cm)

Inseam (3/4-length)  

15in

(38.1cm)

15.5in

(39.4cm)

16in

(40.6cm)

16.5in

(41.9cm)

Insulated Outerwear
 SMLXLXXL
Chest

32.4 - 35.6in

(82 - 90cm)

35.6 - 38.8in

(90 - 98.5cm)

38.8 - 41.6in

(98.5 - 105.5cm)

42.8 - 45.6in

(109.5 - 116cm)

46.8 - 49.6in

(119 - 126cm)

Sleeve Length

32.4in

(82cm)

33.6in

(85cm)

34.4in

(87cm)

35.6in

(90cm)

36.4in

(92.5cm)

Waist

26.4 - 29.6in

(67 - 75cm)

29.6 - 32.4in

(75 - 82cm)

32.4 - 35.6in

(82 - 90cm)

36.4 - 39.6in

(92.5 - 100.5cm)

40.8 - 43.6in

(103.5 - 110.5cm)

Hip

32.4 - 34.4in

(82 - 87cm)

35.6 - 37.6in

(90 - 95.5cm)

38.8 - 40.8in

(98.5 - 103.5cm)

41.6 - 43.6in

(105.5 - 110.5cm)

44.8 - 46.8in

(114 - 119cm)

Inseam

31.6in

(80cm)

32in

(81cm)

32.4in

(82cm)

32.8in

(83cm)

33.6in

(85cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sleeve:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.