The right workout gear is essential for performance and comfort. We put a lot of thought into footwear, shorts, t-shirts and other essentials, depending on the activity in question. What we tend to overlook may be one of the most important aspects of workout wear and that is underwear.
Most men don’t really give much thought to their underwear. Preferences, such as boxers, briefs, boxer briefs, etc. are one thing, but other than choosing a breathable fabric, such as cotton, that’s about as much deliberation that goes into underwear shopping. The trouble with generic underwear is that most don’t offer much in terms of support. That may not be such a big deal when you’re sitting down at work or just hanging out with friends, but when it comes to working out, your choice of underwear is just as important the rest of your workout gear. The best workout underwear for men will give you all the support you need, no matter how active you get, but will keep you feeling comfortable so you’re not constantly re-adjusting around your groin and drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
The Best Workout Underwear for Men
Whether you’re hiking through the mountains or playing football with your buddies, the last thing you want to be doing is constantly pulling the dreaded wedgie out of your groin area. With these Adidas Men’s sport Performance Boxer Briefs, the only thing on your mind will be getting down to the business of your favorite activity.
Working out can get hot and heavy with sweating a certainty. These boxer briefs are super soft and stretchy. More importantly, they are quick drying so you won’t end up a hot, soggy mess. They feature a plush, soft tagless waistband that won’t pinch or dig in and the double-lined pouch will keep everything neatly packaged so the only things that move, are the things you want to move. These Adidas boxer briefs come in packs of two and you can choose from dozens of different colors and designs.
Sport performance 2 pack
91% Polyester, 9% Spandex
Machine washable in cold water
Super soft, stretchy, and quick drying
Plush soft tag less waistband
Double lined pouch for support
- Weight12.8 ounces
The best workout underwear are the ones you won’t give a second thought to once you put them on and you’ll forget you’re wearing your New Balance Men’s 6″ Boxer Brief no matter how rigorous your activities are. They feature a quick-wicking design and a mesh gusset to keep your groin area fresh and dry. The waistband is elastic for plenty of natural movement and superior comfort and the inseam won’t ride up your leg so you can avoid unnecessary distractions and annoying discomfort. To make your life even easier, these boxer briefs are machine washable and you can put them in the dryer as well, and the multi-pack means you’ll always have clean, fresh workout underwear for running, team sports and your daily gym workout.
Made from 90% polyester and 10% spandex
Quick wicking design and mesh gusset
Elastic waistband for comfort
No-Ride 6″ Inseam
Fly front with pouch
Washer and dryer safe
- BrandNew Balance
- Weight2.08 ounces
For the budding athlete, these Neleus Men’s Compression Shorts are a must. The first thing you’ll notice is the exceptional support you get where you need it the most. This gives you the ability to move with confidence, knowing things are safe and secure. The 4-way stretch and ergonomic design let you move naturally and the compression design means you’ll get increased muscle power and a decrease in recovery time, even after the most challenge activities.
These compression shorts come in packs of 3 with a great choice of colors. They fit like a second skin, without letting you down. You’ll love them so much, you’ll wear them instead of your usual, boring underwear. This product would make an amazing fitness gift for any enthusiast in your life.
85% Polyester / 15% spandex
4-way stretch and ergonomic streamlined design
Excellent support for athletic activity
Compression design for increased muscle power
Moisture Transport System
No matter how strenuous your workout can get, you’ll feel in complete control thanks to these HOFISH men’s Sports Fitness Athletic Underwear Shorts. They have been designed for a compression fit to help prevent injury and support your groin and thigh area both during and after your workout. The high elasticity means you can move as much as you like and the waistband is tagless and soft for even more comfort. You’ll love the pinchless stitching of these workout shorts and they are also moisture-wicking so you’ll stay fresh and dry, and never lose your cool. They also look great, so you’ll be tempted to not wear your shorts over them.
Compression fit for injury prevention
High elasticity for better mobility
Moisture-wicking for dry comfort
Soft, tag-less waistband
Pinch less stitching
Suitable for a variety of activities
Don’t let heat and chafing end your game or workout. These Neleus men’s compression shorts fit like a second skin with flatlock seams to protect you against chafing. The fabric features technology that senses moisture and wicks it away from your skin and with Quick time Dry, you’ll never feel like a wet paper bag again. It also has two-way circulation, so you’ll also feel cooler, even during activity on hot days. These are great workout underwear for men on the move and the handy side pocket is great for keys, phones, or even cash so you can stop for breakfast after your run. They come in packs of 3 in stylish colors so you’ll look and feel great, no matter what you get up to. You may also like some of the best gym shorts from our list, so be sure to check them out.
85% polyester & 15% spandex,
Machine wash in cold water
Tight fit like a second skin
Flatlock seams to protect against chafing
Moisture sensing with quick time dry
Two-way air circulation
Compression shorts are a great way to support your thigh and groin area during exercise, but they will also help decrease your recovery time after lots of rigorous activity. These men’s compression shorts from Pamyvia are high-quality compression shorts that you can rely on. They have been made from ultra-soft fabrics that are breathable with a four-sided elastic stretch material that gives you all the natural movement you need. The flat-seam design ensures you won’t get the irritating friction you get with ordinary underwear and these shorts are perfect for all types of activities. They come in packs of 3, so grab a couple and you’re set for the week.
High-quality compression shorts
Four-sided elastic stretch material
Flat seam design – no friction
Perfect for all sports & workouts
Lightweight soft fabric for all-day comfort
Reebok have been making exceptional quality sports and workout wear for decades, so it stands to reason that their range would include men’s workout underwear. They are tag-free so you can wear them all day and stay comfortable and the high stretch performance fabric gives you the freedom of complete mobility. They also won’t ride up where you don’t need them to, so no more picking fabric out of your tight spots. One of the best features of these Reebok Men’s boxer briefs is that they are quick-drying and moisture-wicking so you’ll keep your cool before, during and after your activities without fear of an unsightly wet patch or foul smells. For all the fans of the brand, we have prepared our selection of the best Reebok shoes, so be sure to check them out.
Contour pouch for added support
Tag-free for all-day comfort
Quick-dry moisture wicking
High stretch performance fabric
No ride up construction
Stay cool and fresh with this 3 pack of Niksa Men’s Athletic Underwear for the serious athlete. You’ll never lose your cool again thanks to the moisture-wicking effect of these men’s workout boxer briefs. They are ideal for periods of high activity, like hiking, running and playing contact sports, but they’ve also proven to be beneficial for those who travel a lot. The double-layered crotch is U-shaped and ergonomic for superior comfort and you won’t have to worry about your workout underwear ending up where it doesn’t belong. Best of all, they are machine washable in cold water and they dry fast so you’ll always have comfortable and supportive underwear, for every day of the week.
Soft-touch with a moisture-wicking effect
U shaped ergonomic tailoring and double-layered crotch
Soft elastic waistband
Perfect for periods of high activity or travel
If you always look for cotton in your underwear, then these boxer briefs from New Balance are the perfect addition to your underwear drawer. They have been made from high-quality cotton fabric that is breathable and wicks moisture away from your groin area for superior comfort and freshness. The elastic waistband ensures you can flex and move as much as you need to the inseam won’t ride up where it doesn’t belong. They’re also tagless further reducing any irritation. These boxer briefs are incredibly durable and fade resistant so they’ll look like new even after months of regular use and washing. Our guide to the best Crossfit shoes features some amazing footwear for active men, so check them out.
High-quality cotton fabric
Elastic waistband for added flexibility
“No-ride” inseam and tagless labels
Incredibly durable and fade resistant
Machine washable and tumble dryable
- BrandNew Balance
- Weight2.08 ounces
If you hate shopping for underwear, then this 10 pack of AND1 Mens Performance Compression Boxer Briefs are a winner in all areas. The multi-pack of 10 ensures you have clean, fresh underwear for every day of the week and a few spares for your gym days. They feature a comfortable waistband that won’t dig into your hips and they also won’t ride up and annoy you. Stay cool and dry, even during heavy workouts and activities as these boxer briefs dry quickly and wick moisture away from your skin. They are so soft and comfortable, you’ll want to wear them all the time, not just when you’re working out or playing sports.
90% polyester, 10% spandex
Wicks away moisture and dries quickly
Convenient functional fly, 6″ inseam
Tag free and durable elastic
Comfortable waistband doesn’t dig
Made of soft, comfy material
Machine washable and tumble dry
\Workout Underwear for Men FAQ
Q: Can I wear workout underwear every day?
A: You can certainly wear some types of workout underwear every day, but as most double as compression underwear, it’s probably best if you do only wear them when you’re at your most active.
Q: How important is it to wear underwear when working out?
A: We understand that from time to time, it’s a good idea to let it all hang loose and go commando. Let’s face it though, you should really only be doing that in the comfort of your home. Modesty aside, working out with overly loose underwear, or none at all, is a bad idea. All that jumping and running is not good for your “equipment” and you can even pull a thigh muscle in the process as well. A proper supportive pair of workout underwear will keep everything neatly tucked in where it belongs so you’ll feel the support and comfort you need when you’re training. Your workout underwear should fit tightly and support your groin area, but the shorts or tack pants you wear over can be whatever feels comfortable for you.