Best Underwear for Travel? Woolx Daily Review | Merino Wool Anti Microbial Boxer Briefs (Tech Wear)


Hey it’s Tom, the founder of Pack Hacker.
And in this video we’re going to be taking a look at the Woolx Daily Boxer Briefs.
These are antimicrobial, they are lightweight, they are packable. And
here at Pack Hacker we do travel gear reviews like this all the time and we’re
all about trying to optimize your travel experience. So if you’re new here
consider subscribing. So let’s jump into the Daily’s from Woolx. [upbeat music playing] These are some of the softest and the
most lightweight merino wool briefs that we have come across in our search. And we found that they are tight enough to provide some structure onto your body,
but also loose enough that they don’t feel constricting; there is a lot of give.
Of course a lot of this fit is going to depend on your body type and your
personal preference, but we found that these are the best for most people that
have used them. Aesthetically these come in many different colors and of course
that’s not going to matter that much as you’re going to be wearing pants over
them quite a bit. [upbeat music playing] And of course these merino wool boxers have the standard brand – brand – brand – brand – brand across all the elastic here which we’re not super
into, but we will take that as a trade-off for comfort when it comes to briefs. So here’s the kicker with these things – each pair we’ve tested (we’ve tried about
six pairs over the course of a year and a half) they all blow out the same way
after about six to nine months, or seventy-five wears. And that’s on the
inner thigh – so we do see holes that develop there. We think it’s because
there’s the most friction there and again, degrading about the same exact way on every pair that we’ve tested. So with these coming in at around $30, they’re a
little bit more expensive than traditional boxers. And they’re going to be
about a forty cents per wear expense. Give or take you can wear them about 75
times. Now it’s important to note that we really put these through the wringer. In
the year-and-a-half of testing – me, myself, I was on the road all the time. These
were some of the only pairs of briefs that I would wear. So it kind of cycled
through two or three pairs, depending on where I was in the world at the time, and
if I threw another one that was degraded. Also had somebody else on our team that has been testing these ran into the same exact issue. So it is a pattern that we
see that is repeatable. So overall these are a little bit more expensive than we
would like to see in a pair of briefs, but they’re so comfortable and they fit
so amazingly well that we feel that it’s worth that risk. We definitely recommend
them! For some of the pros – these things are really comfortable and they can fit
to a lot of different body types very well. Some of the other wool briefs that
we’ve tested out there are either a little bit too loose or too tight,
or they kind of bunch up. These don’t really bunch up hardly at all.
These are made of merino wool and you can get a bunch of wears between washes. So if you can’t wash them for a couple days, a couple weeks, maybe even a couple months, or if you’re feeling extreme – you’re gonna be okay with just a quick
air dry with these things. Out of the six pairs we tested, well actually seven,
one came down on arrival with a small hole in it. Woolx was super eager to help us out, and very quick to replace. So that’s
really great – their customer service is awesome. And we have noticed a couple of similar stories on the Amazon reviews. So for some of the cons – you’re looking at about a six to nine month window with seventy-five wears. So if you’re really
putting these things through the wringer and you want to have them for years to
come, these may not be the best pair of briefs for you. But they are super
comfortable. Another con is that we have seen, more than other brands, some of this stuff being shipped to people that’s kind of dead on arrival. So maybe there
is a hole in it. Again Woolx is really great about replacing that, but
maybe their quality control could be improved a little bit. They could make
sure that they’re sending the people that order the products the best
versions possible. If you’re still watching this video to the end, I’m
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newsletter. And thanks for taking a look at this review. We’ll see you in the next
video. Tea time. There’s some paint on these. Oops! [upbeat music playing]

11 thoughts on “Best Underwear for Travel? Woolx Daily Review | Merino Wool Anti Microbial Boxer Briefs (Tech Wear)

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  2. I have this underwear. Bought it with your recommendation! hope to have a lot more usage with it. So far it's holding up really well.

  3. Yeah, this recommendation is nuts (in the negative sense) – those briefs fall apart way too easily. I have exofficio briefs that I wear all the time for YEARS and they’ve held up great – clean and dry quickly. I’ve also worn Uniqlo’s Airism, which is a popular recommendation among nomads these days. They’re too short in the leg for a proper boxer brief (tend to ride up the thigh), but they’re compact and dry quickly. Exofficio for the win. I think you need to do more product testing before you title something the “best” or use a different title for your videos. I want to watch your channel but this is coming across as merely referral sales pitches instead of vigorous product testing and genuine recommendations. Good luck.

  4. Under Armour boxer briefs are one of the best imo. I have 7 pairs that I rotate daily. The fabric is soft, smooth, stretchy and supportive, very durable and dries quickly. After 4 to 5 years the elastic is still stretchy, no holes and no color fading. Only downside imo is the synthetic fabric can start to smell, but switching out underwear for a clean pair daily is a necessity for me imo.

  5. After watching this, I think I'll stick with Patagonia Capilene boxers. You cannot wear through these. I just threw out a pair I had for over ten years, wearing once a week, and the only reason I got rid of them was that the waistband was getting stretched out. They also dry very quickly. And they cost about the same, although I just found some for half off.

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