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Finding the right underwear brand can be tough! Not only do you have to worry about size and fit, but you’ve also got to think about fabric, comfort, ventilation, easy access, and durability.
Why Tommy John Underwear?
One brand that has made a splash in the underwear market is Tommy John. Since 2008, the San Diego-based premium brand has produced consistently high-quality products for both men and women.
It has essentially "reinvented" underwear, using innovative fabrics, movement-friendly designs, and unique takes on classic styles to make new and improved underwear that never bunch, sag, or twist.
Want to know the best part?
We've tested hundreds of underwear brands and Tommy John Underwear consistently at or near the top of every list. In short, Tommy John underwear products are both amazingly comfortable while being stylish and sexy, we simply love wearing them.
Below, we’ve reviewed the top Tommy John underwear—our favorites and those that reviewers agree are ones worth wearing. Whatever type of underwear you’re looking for, our list will give you a Tommy John option to try.
Super lightweight, cool and comfortable in blistering summer heat, great feel to the fabric, comfortable design. The underwear you want to use to “go commando” in style!
Pricier than the rest, not the best for exercise.
If you’re the type who likes to go commando, these are your top pick. They’re so lightweight they’ll almost feel like nothing’s there, and you’ll be comfortable in your underwear all day long thanks to the breathable, well-ventilated material.
The fit is as comfortable as you’d expect from Tommy John underwear, with the “No Wedgie” guarantee and 360-degree elasticity to give you free range of movement. Thanks to the built-in contour pouch, you can keep everything supported and looking their very best—great for when you take your pants off in private company.
The underwear is made with a blend of 77% Nylon mesh and 23% Spandex. The fact that they’re both synthetic fabrics means they’re much lighter than cotton. The nylon mesh gives you good ventilation and breathability, while the Spandex enhances durability and helps the underwear stay nice and elastic.
The underwear aren’t designed for heavy gym use, but they can handle the sweat of your day to day use no problem. Keep them for the days when you’re lounging around or heading off to work in your business clothes, and you’ll keep everything downstairs supremely comfortable all day long.
At $48 per pair, these are the priciest on our list. They aren’t the underwear you use at the gym, but they’re just what you need if you want to be comfortable on your day off or at the office all day. Well worth owning!
Modest coverage, stylish, feather-light, no visible panty line, highly versatile, anti-microbial, soft and stretchy, cool cotton, breathable, no rolling or bunching. The underwear you want all day, every day!
May stretch out too easily and not as long-lasting as you might like.
The feather-light fabric barely feels like anything’s there, and you may just forget you’re wearing anything at all after a few minutes. There are no visible panty lines with these thongs, and they’re designed to avoid bunching or rolling up—perfect to wear under that LBD or cocktail gown. The seamless edges won’t be visible beneath even a tight dress or skirt.
These underwear are made with a mix of 77% nylon mesh and 23% spandex. This mixture makes them super soft, super lightweight, and wonderfully breathable.
The Spandex also gives them a nice stretch, so they’re easy to pull on and off even if you’re packing a bit more “junk in the trunk”. It’s also anti-microbial and non-pilling, so you can use it over and over again without worrying about it being damaged in the wash.
However, there is a cotton gusset in the crotch, guaranteed to keep you feeling fresh. The “Cool Cotton” fabric is fast-drying, cooler than regular cotton, and with great breathability—all vital for all-day comfort.
Be warned: the fabric may stretch out over time, so they’re not the longest-lasting underwear on the market.
At $26 per pair, these are slightly on the pricier side, but well worth it for cool, invisible comfort. Definitely a great pair to own if you want to feel as good as you look in any dress!
These sleek underwear are designed with maximum comfort in mind! With their relaxed fit, super-soft and breathable fabric, and no-bunch design, you’ll love every minute you spend lounging around in these bad boys.
Not recommended for the gym or active activities.
These underwear are Tommy John’s most comfortable offering, with their relaxed fit, lightweight cotton fabric, and excellent breathability. You get just enough ventilation to keep everything cool, and there’s great support thanks to the Contour Pouch built into the underwear. The pouch even makes everything look bigger!
The waistband won’t squeeze your skin, but it will keep the underwear comfortably in place all day long. When you’ve got to hit the bathroom, you’ll love that horizontal fly—what one user called the “watch pocket”.
The underwear are made with a blend of 86% Pima cotton and 14% Spandex. Cotton is the most comfortable and breathable material, yet offers excellent longevity as well. Spandex enhances the durability of the underwear and gives them just enough elasticity to keep them comfortable.
Fair warning: cotton underwear aren’t the most exercise-friendly. These won’t be your top pick for running or training, but you’re better off using them to lounge around the house in comfort and style.
At above $30, these are pretty well-priced for Tommy Johns, and you’ll find that they’re some of the most comfortable underwear (of any brand) you’ll ever own!
Best moisture-wicking capabilities of the Tommy John underwear, 4-way stretch fabric is super comfortable and designed for all-day performance. This underwear is made to handle whatever workout, run, or exercise you can throw at it!
Sizes run very long—almost like full shorts rather than underwear.
These underwear come with Tommy John’s “No Wedgie Guarantee”. Their design keeps the seams away from your crotch, so there’s never any risk of them riding up, bunching, or getting in your way.
The Stay Put waistband provides excellent grip on your waist to keep the underwear from slipping down or sagging, yet it’s never so tight that it will leave band marks on your skin. The underwear are a bit long in the leg—anyone under 6’ may feel like they’re shorts instead of underwear—but you’ll find they offer excellent comfort thanks to their superior moisture-wicking capability.
The fabric is a blend of 84% polyester and 16% Spandex, which gives you that exercise-friendly moisture-wicking and good elasticity. The fact that the underwear is made using synthetic fabric means there may be a bit of odor, but the underwear solve that problem with an anti-bacterial, anti-odor lining.
The fabric is excellent at pulling moisture away from the body and keeping you cool and dry. You can expect many happy months of hardcore exercise from these bad boys, and they’re built to last!
At around $30 per pair, they’re among the best-priced Tommy John offerings. Add in their unique comfort, solid design, and excellent moisture-wicking properties, and you’ve got yourself a winner!
Sick and tired of soaked, soggy underwear? These bad boys are built for sport, and they’ll provide you with more comfort, ventilation, and moisture-wicking than your current underwear. Definitely a gymgoer, runner, and martial artist’s dream underwear!
Lacking support for high-intensity cardio exercise.
These underwear are built for exercise, and you’ll find they’re some of the most innovative on the market. High quality fabric aside (see the next section), you’ll love how well these stretch, with 360-degree elasticity that makes it easy to move around without worrying about bunching, sagging, or soggy underwear. The mesh cooling zones help to keep everything well-ventilated and cool for maximum comfort on the hottest days of the year.
The Stay Put waistband will keep the underwear firmly in place no matter how hard you train. While the underwear might not have the best support for maximum-intensity and high-impact exercise, they’re capable of keeping up with any run, Yoga class, resistance training workout, or CrossFit session. They’ve even got a nifty pocket built in that allows you to carry your valuables with you wherever you go.
The synthetic fabrics (including Spandex) offer excellent breathability, good moisture-wicking properties, and flexibility that will help you move around easily. The underwear label “360” denotes 360-degree stretching capabilities, and never have problems while running, jumping, and playing in these bad boys.
Durability is about what you’d expect for synthetic fabrics. The antimicrobial and anti-odor lining helps to keep them from smelling bad after heavy use, but you may find that they start to wear out within 6-12 months of hardcore training.
Under $40 is a great price to pay for high quality “runderwear” like these, though they’re definitely pricier than your typical choices. If you’re an active gymgoer or CrossFitter, these underwear are what you need!
Soft and sleek fabric, great fit to your hips, legs, and butt; comfortable nestling pouch, horizontal fly offers super easy access, waistband won’t roll up, low-profile design, breathable fabric, and moisture-wicking.
Can be a bit hot and may cause sweating when sitting down.
These underwear are built with cool comfort in mind, and you’ll find the fabric is soft and breathable enough to keep you from getting too hot even in the blistering summer heat. The fit is slim and contoured to look good, but you will still be able to move around in them freely.
They’re excellent for exercise, thanks to the breathable material, but they can also be used for lounging around the house in comfort. Just be aware: you may begin to sweat a bit if you sit down for hours. The underwear ventilate and dry off best when you’re moving around.
The fabric is a blend of 86% Pima cotton and 14% Spandex, which provides excellent breathability and cool comfort while still having that elasticity you need. The addition of Spandex also gives it moisture-wicking capabilities, so the underwear will pull moisture away from your groin, butt, and legs as you train.
Durability is excellent on these underwear. The cotton is much more durable than most synthetic fabrics, and Spandex is the material used in athletic clothing to enhance longevity. You can expect many happy months of use from these bad boys!
At $31, these underwear are slightly cheaper than our top choice, and they offer form-fitting comfort that will make you feel sexy and stylish all day long.
We loved wearing these! They’re lightweight, super soft, and all-around comfortable. It really feels like you've got nothing on, yet the support is solid. Best of all, they’re cool and breezy on a hot summer day.
The price tag may be a bit high, but if you’re looking for quality, it’s well worth it.
If you are looking for a soft and almost-naked-feeling comfort, then this underwear will be perfect for you. The fabric is so silky smooth it feels like you’re wearing nothing, and you get excellent ventilation.
The fit is beautiful: the underwear cling to your legs to reduce chafing but won’t bunch or ride up, and there’s a kangaroo pouch to nestle “the gentlemen” and keep them comfortable. The stay-put waistband will never droop or sag, and it will help you avoid wedgies all day long.
Made with a mix of 90% micro modal (artificial “silk”) and 10% Spandex, these underwear are super soft and breathable, which helps keep you cool on even the hottest summer day. The Spandex gives them a wonderful amount of elasticity, so they’ll stretch and flex with you as you run, cycle, lift, or sit.
(Note: Smell may be an issue with all-artificial fabrics)
Durability is fairly good, though the fact that they’re so thin (that’s what gives you the barely-there-ness) means they may break down a bit quicker than the thicker options.
$34 is a bit pricier than you’d expect from a single pair of underwear, but very much worth it if you love soft fabric, great ventilation, and a comfortable design.