5 Best Workout Underwear for Men

5 Best Workout Underwear for Men

After 25 hours of research evaluating 120 products, we picked Under Armour Men's Original Series Printed Boxerjock as our top choice.

Quick List: 4 Best

The top four picks on our list
Best Overall Workout Underwear for Men
Under Armour Men's Original Series Printed Boxerjock
  • Fits and feels fantastic
  • Holds up really well over time
  • Great color and design options
Best Luxury Workout Underwear for Men
Saxx Kinetic Long Leg Boxer Brief
  • Underwear does everything: support, comfort, and cool
  • Comfort pouch built into underwear to keep everything separate
  • Great for high performance workouts
Most Comfortable Workout Underwear for Men
Calvin Klein Men's Underwear Intense Power Micro Boxer Briefs
  • Really soft material
  • No chafing, bunching, or riding up
  • Wide waistband provides extra support and comfort
Most Supportive Workout Underwear for Men
adidas Men's Sport Performance Climalite Trunk Underwear (2-Pack)
  • Mesh pouch holds everything in its rightful place
  • Supportive but not restrictive
  • Fabric keeps you cool and dry all day

According to Dr. Pamela Peeke, men don’t care what they look like while they work out. In fact, they’d prefer to look like they just put themselves through a rigorous workout. As she puts it, “the sweatier the better.”

But as you put their bodies through the abuses of the gym or track or yoga studio, there are some dangers to worry about. Sure, pulling a muscle would suck, but I’m referring more to the dreaded chafing. Or swamp ass. Or just having to spend more time readjusting your underwear because it rolls down and up and all around more than it should (which is never).

Here’s the thing:

With the right pair of underwear on your side (as well as covering your front and back side), you won’t have that problem. Whether you’re looking to do a low impact workout or something more high performance, there is a pair of underwear out there to suit your every workout need.

Although we’ve covered the best active underwear for running before and we’ve also called out a number of the best underwear brands for their workout crossover capabilities, this list is strictly about high performance workouts. Which means we’re talking about boxer briefs. They’re going to fit you like a glove, but still give you the freedom to move however you need to. And they’re going to breathe and dry quickly and sometimes feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.


Don’t settle for less when it comes to getting a pair of underwear (or two) for working out. If you really want to put your body through the wringer and get your sweat on, you need reliable underwear that’s going to feel great, work great, and keep you comfortable no matter what.

Editorial staff