ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Brief


  • 94% Nylon, 6% Lycra Spandex
  • Imported
  • Elastic closure
  • Machine Wash
  • These breathable men's briefs are great for traveling by plane, hiking, exploring cities, or any time comfort, freshness, and moisture wicking are your top concerns
  • Odor-reducing antimicrobial treatment keeps briefs feeling fresher longer
  • Breathable/wickable mesh improves airflow and keeps you dry


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Travel more and pack less with ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Briefs. If the weather on your hike heats up, the moisture-wicking fabric will keep this underwear dry while odor-resistant technology will leave you (and your briefs) feeling fresh every step of the way. The comfortable waistband stretches to fit and the quick-drying fabric means this underwear can be washed, dried, and ready to use within hours.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 16 x 10 x 10 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Item model number : 1241-1120
  • Department : Mens
  • Date First Available : April 14, 2006
  • Manufacturer : ExOfficio
  • ASIN : B0036ZA0GU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,477 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #15 in Men's Sports Underwear
    • #4 in Men's Outdoor Recreation Underwear
    • #625 in Men's Activewear

I have gratefully worn Give-N-Go briefs since a European trip in 2012; I found them to be comfortable, and very easy to wash and dry while on the road. This was my second re-order, but I have to tell you, these things have turned to sh*t - I am enclosing a photo of my undies, taken 6 months - SIX MONTHS - after purchase! Plus, no only did the waistband virtually "melt," it did so while being cold water-washed, and line dried - never washed in hot water or put in a clothes dryer. My last order was for 8 pair, and they all virtually self-destructed about the same time. I will never buy them again.

Two stars simply because I enjoy the way they fit, but other than that these are total hype now. It seems like ExOfficio has performed a classic bait and switch. Apparently these used to be stellar. After some machine/hand washings the waistband on my boxer-brief version bunched up. These have pilled after one hand washing. Sure they dry quickly if you squeeze 'em out, wrap 'em in a towel and hang em up - but any synthetic boxer will. They don't seem to get smelly, so that's a plus. As it is, they're too expensive. Wait until the quality is restored, or move on to something else. The recent negative reviews are for real.

After wearing these for a few hours in 93 temps I was singing the praises of exofficio. I was calling myself captain cool balls. They are very comfortable and don't cling like cotton underwear. For the first day, they were great. Then I washed them. Now they look like they're 2 years old. At this rate they won't last long. I'm Very disappointed. These would be super if you can afford to wear them 5 times and throw them away.

Even though I think I'm not that particular about most things, for an almost 30-something guy who is active and always on-the-go, I am pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to my underwear. I don't wear anything other than PLAIN WHITE BRIEFS and I don't even own a single pair of boxers or boxer briefs. Except for the 3-4 pairs of black, grey, and navy colored briefs which I've somehow managed to acquire, my underwear drawer is stocked with numerous pairs of good 'ol classic 100% cotton tighty whities. While I may be one of the few 29 year old guys that still wears tighty whities and nothing else, I honestly don't care what other people think if they see my snug and tight white underpants. I also normally prefer the so-called "traditional" brands like Fruit of the Loom and Hanes over higher end brands, and not just because of their lower cost but also because they are soft, comfortable, and hold up well day in and day out after multiple washes and wears.

Having recently restarted my workout routine as well as beginning to play golf with friends more and more, I began to notice that the tight white 100% cotton Fruit of the Loom briefs that I normally have on underneath my workout clothes and golf shorts/pants would be soaked with sweat by the time I got home from exercising or golfing. Forgive the graphics...but I'd basically have to peel off my soaking wet tighty whities whenever I'd get home. After about 2 weeks I knew that I needed to look for a pair of briefs that were made of something like nylon, polyester, spandex, etc, or even a cotton/poly blend...basically anything other other than 100% cotton briefs. Since I refuse to wear anything other than tighty whities, and not having been able to find a good pair of moisture-wicking white briefs in stores, I decided to search Amazon for "nylon men's briefs" and these ExOfficio Give-N-Go briefs were one of the top 5 options that came up. I read the description and the reviews and decided to order a couple of pairs of white briefs just to give them a try; and I'm SO glad I did.

These ExOfficio briefs really are something special, especially when it comes to wicking away moisture/sweat that comes from working out, running, lifting weights, and golfing. They are so comfortable that I sometimes have to remind myself that I'm wearing them whenever I'm working out or golfing. They are soft with a nice wide waistband and I love how they sit so well on my natural waist. These ExOfficio briefs are also so easy to hand wash and it takes them barely an hour to dry! Most importantly for me about these briefs are two things...first, they are classic TIGHTY WHITIES which is what I wanted and the only kind of underwear I will put on my body; and second, they are some of the most snug and supportive underpants I've ever worn. They have just the right amount of tightness and snugness to keep my crotch and "nether parts" supported and the fabric stays perfectly smooth on my bottom the entire time I'm wearing them...no wrinkling and no bunching whatsoever. The only drawback for me is that they are fairly pricey and it's hard for me to justify (to myself) paying more than $10 for a single pair of tighty whities, especially when I'm used to getting 7-8 pairs of my normal Fruit of the Loom briefs for not much more than that same amount. I still wear my Fruit of the Looms most of the time, such as when I'm at work, when I'm sleeping (I sleep in just my tighty whities), lounging around the house, or any other time that I'm not working out, lifting, or golfing. Still, ExOfficio and Amazon have done a great service by creating and making these classic fit white briefs available to active men like me, and I'm so impressed with these white briefs that I went ahead and bought two more pairs on Prime Day just a couple of days ago. I can't wait to get home to my mailbox and open up my new tighty whities that I have very much come to love.

I've read so much hype about exofficio's....I'm not a traveler nor do I ever intend on sink washing these. I'm an active person and don't mind adding a new pair of underwear into the rotation.

-Lightweight, soft material. Feels REALLY good
-Moisture Wicking

-High Rise. Yes, I'm well aware of the rise before I bought it but I wish they would make a lower rise version of this.
-Tags. Can't believe there are two tags....Most brands, if not all are tagless.
-Seaming. Doesn't appear to be that great, especially on the band.

So overall these aren't bad but they're nothing special. I know these are more targeted to travelers so I'm not the target audience, but if they're on sale these are ok for active people.

Edit - after wearing these once a week and washing them on cold cycle (no dryer) it's started to pill/fall apart.

These underwear are simply amazing. (Note: The rest of this paragraph has details that might not appeal to everyone; if you're easily grossed out, the summary is that these underwear stay incredibly clean and fresh far longer than anything else I've ever owned.) I've now worn them on two (wilderness) backpacking trips now, and I can't believe what I experienced. I would normally never consider wearing the same pair of underwear for two days, especially on a backpacking trip. However, on my first trip, at the end of the first day, I noticed that things weren't too bad, so I decided to give them one more day. Even at the end of the second day, they were shockingly un-nasty. I then wore my second pair for two more days, one of which involved an 11-mile, 4000-ft climb in 80-degree weather. Same thing. And the same thing on the second trip again. I'd estimate that these underwear stay clean 3-4x longer than a normal pair of cotton or cotton-spandex boxer briefs (which is what I usually wear).

To make these even more amazing, they are extremely comfortable. They have a nice stretch, they offer great support, and they're not too tight around the thighs.

My only complaint is that they're significantly "high rise" - if I pulled them up they'd go above my belly button. I'd much prefer it if they were medium-rise. But, I can't complain, because functionally, these underwear are simply from the year 2100.

My second set of three, last ones lasted 10 years used for long distance hiking trail throughout Europe.

Look no further these for travel underwear! Or any underwear in general for that matter!

Wow. Look no where else for travel underwear. Or underwear in general for that matter!

Très bonne qualité, on verra comment ils résistent à l'épreuve du temps. Ma taille de pantalon est 34, je pèse 72 kg pour 1,71 mètres, la taille medium est un peu trop serrée au niveau de la taille et des cuisses (pas au niveau de l'entre-jambes). J'ai commandé les Give-N-Go Boxer Brief en taille Large et c'était parfait.

Mise à jour (après deux lavages) : ils commencent à montrer des signes d'usures (pilling). Après avoir fait des recherches sur le net, j'ai constaté que c'est un problème récurrent. Assez décevant même s'ils sont toujours aussi confortables et qu'ils sèchent très vite . À ce prix là, je ne trouve pas ça acceptable. J'enlève deux étoiles!

They are fine. It is just that I have large thighs and the leg opening is a tad small. For the rest they are great. Lite, easy to clean and fast drying. FYI I am 37 waist, wear 34 Jeans and I bought Large.