The 19 Best Boxers for Men to Lounge Comfortably at Home

Comfort starts at your base layer, and for optimal around-the-house lounging, we suggest snapping up the most comfortable boxers for men. In the age old debate of ‘are briefs better than boxers?’ we’re going to say there is no right answer. However, if you’re looking for something looser to let your man bits move freely, opt for boxer shorts for some room to breathe as you lounge at home, whether cut wide or slim, depending on your taste.



  • Amazon’s Choice

    Tartan Boxers for Men
    Hanes

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  • Best Overall

    18-Hour Jersey Knit Boxer
    Mack Weldon

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  • Best White Boxers

    Cotton Boxer Shorts
    Sunspel

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  • Most Comfortable

    Merino Boxer
    SmartWool

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  • Best Printed Boxers

    Printed Boxers
    J. Crew

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Regarding material, the most comfortable boxer shorts will be a classic, breathable cotton style, a knit jersey fabric, or even a moisture-wicking material (like Merino wool) to prevent a sweaty situation. And as far as style goes, have fun with it! Now, don’t go overboard and wear bright neon boxers or boxers with sports logos on them, but rather we’re recommending classic patterns and small graphics (like the Printed Boxers at J.Crew). Owning a couple pairs of fun boxers is a subtle way to add more personality to your dress.

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We’ve highlighted the best boxers shorts for men, including a silk pair if you’re really wanting to elevate your underwear game. It’s time to trash those 0ld ratty pairs you’ve had for years! You deserve this underwear upgrade.

Amazon’s Choice

Tartan Boxers for Men

  • Under $20
  • Wide array of colors and patterns available
  • Keeps shape after multiple washes

The most comfortable boxers should have generous room in the leg for optimal movement, a flexible waistband and no scratchy tag. These Hanes tartan boxers for men, sold as a five-pack, tick all those boxes. No wonder they’re best sellers.

  • Quantity: 5 pairs
  • Fabric: Cotton

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Best Overall

18-Hour Jersey Knit Boxer

  • Long lifespan
  • Made with soft jersey-knit cotton
  • Wide array of colors available
  • Flexible movement thanks to stretch gusset

Working from home has brought our appreciation for comfort to a whole new level, and knit boxer shorts were created to provide just that. This extra soft version from Mack Weldon comes in a bunch of colors and patterns. These also make for great stocking stuffers.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Jersey-knit cotton

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Best White Boxers

Cotton Boxer Shorts

  • Soft waistband
  • Excellent fit
  • Long lifespan

If you’re looking for a classic pair of crisp white boxers, then we’ll point you toward this pair from Sunspel. Yes, they’re a bit expensive, but they feel great, look great, and will last through many washes.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

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Most Comfortable

Merino Boxer

  • Made with breathable Merino wool
  • Natural anti-odor properties
  • Great for outdoor activities

Every guy should own a merino wool garment in their wardrobe. Start with a pair of boxers and say hello to moisture wicking, anti-odor control, and supreme comfort with these bad boys.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: 100% Merino wool

Best Printed Boxers

Printed Boxers

  • Wallet-friendly
  • Unique, fun designs
  • Comfortable cut and feel

If you’re looking for a cheap-yet-stylish pair of boxers, this J.Crew option won’t break the bank. They offer several tons of unique prints and designs that are fun and trendy. Plus, you get a discount if you buy multiples.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Cotton

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These boxer shorts from Patagonia are some of the best boxer briefs to prevent sweating and keep you cool, whether you’re lounging or getting in some serious activity. They’re made from moisture-wicking, breathable, spandex stretch jersey.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: TENCEL

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Woven from an ultra-soft, breathable fabric and cut to have a slight formed fit, these Bombas boxers are a solid choice for guys who want a slim boxer that’s not going to bunch up under their pants. Small details like a button fly and a curved hem at the leg openings show a superb attention to detail. We also enjoy the fun colors that are offered.

  • Quantity: 3 pairs
  • Fabric: Cotton/modal/spandex blend

Cotton Classics Multipack Knit Boxers

For lazy days at home, the most comfortable boxers are going to be cut wide with room to spare. Considering loungewear is the new workwear, we should all be given an award for wearing underwear at all.

  • Quantity: 3 pairs
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

These are your designated vacation boxers, or at least the boxers you will wear when you want to feel like you’re on vacation.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

Exposed Waistband Woven Boxers

If you want to buy in bulk, look no further than this six-pack from Fruit of the Loom. Quality cotton and a soft elastic waistband for less than $22? We love this value buy.

  • Quantity: 6 pairs
  • Fabric: Cotton/poly blend

Lightweight cotton is ideal for lounging by the fire. These boxers come in a set of three, so you can delay your laundry that much longer.

  • Quantity: Three pairs
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

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Woven Tartan Checked Boxers

No wardrobe is complete without some basic—and we mean that in the best way possible—cotton boxer shorts. These classic boxer shorts for men, roomy without having an oversized fit, and with a soft inner waistband, are made of 100 percent breathable cotton. They’re the wardrobe essential your underwear drawer is missing.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

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Silk Jacquard Logo Boxers

If there was ever a time to splurge on a pair of boxers, it’s right now, when you’re stuck at home and could use a little pick-me-up. You’ll feel like you’ve got your groove back in these solid silk shorts from Tom Ford, replete with brand logo so everyone knows just how luxe your underwear is.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Silk

If you’re a boxer guy but want a tight enough fit to keep a sleek silhouette under jeans and pants, these Jockey boxers are a good bet. The tapered leg eliminates bulk but the fit is still roomy for comfort and ease of movement.

  • Quantity: 4 pairs
  • Fabric: Cotton/poly blend

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Classic Fit Flannel Boxers

Brighten up your mood and lounge in style with these playful flannel boxer shorts that prioritize softness.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Cotton flannel

AEO Southwest Stretch Boxer Short

You’ve got your plaid tartans, your stripes, your solids, and then you’ve got these. Have some fun with your boxer shorts style. Give the sweatpants a rest and let your boxers make a statement.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Cotton

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Personal Edition Pocket Lounge Short

These lounge shorts were designed to be the most comfortable boxer alternative for dudes. Four-way stretch nylon is breathable and moves with you. You can even monogram them. Hey, why not? They might be your new uniform for the foreseeable future.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: 4-way stretch nylon

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These affordable boxers come in a wide array of patterns and colors to fit your every mood. Comfort is key and this poplin cotton is light and airy.

  • Quantity: 3 pairs
  • Fabric: 100% cotton

These boxer shorts will get you in the mood for sunnier days ahead with a series of bright, tropical prints. Plus, they fit well under jeans.

  • Quantity: 1 pair
  • Fabric: Cotton

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How We Selected

For the past 18 months, we consulted with Men’s Health‘s editors and writers on the best boxers for men. Experts, including our Deputy Editor, Commerce Christian Gollayan, and our Gear and Commerce Editor John Thompson, put a number of boxers to the test and evaluated their style, comfort, price point, and durability. We also considered top-reviewed boxers with high praise on e-commerce websites we trust.

Deputy Editor, Commerce
As Men’s Health’s Deputy Editor, Commerce, Christian Gollayan oversees all shopping content on menshealth.com.

Gear and Commerce Editor
John Thompson is the Gear and Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where he covers fashion, grooming, gear, and technology.

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