It was an experiment in packing light because, inveriably, I always pack way more than I need and end up using about half of what I bring. And that costs me in checked baggage fees. So I called ExOfficio and asked for a couple pair of underwear to test on this trip. They suggested the Give-And-Go That’s Fly Boxers and Boxer Briefs because they are super lightweight, highly breathable (think about that while hiking on a hot day in waders), and they can be washed out in a sink. And they dry quickly.
I’ve kindof always been a Michael Jordan cotton brief dude, but I have to say that the ExOfficio undies are the most comfortable I’ve ever worn and I wish I had a few more pairs for everyday use. I can’t say that ExOfficio didn’t warn me—in their product description they say, “Breathable, lightweight, odor resistant and long-wearing, you will toss them into your carry-on for every trip. Soon they will replace every other pair in your underwear drawer.”
The same could be said for ExOfficio’s Men’s Give-N-Go Short Sleave Tee, which I also packed on the trip instead of the typical half-dozen heavy cotton T-shirts I usually bring. And the Short Sleeve Tee served similarly well. Super lightweight. Breathable. And so comfortable that I would like to wear it everyday at home.
In this age where airlines are gouging the heck out of us this clothing line is super valuable. That wearing these underwear feels great is one big bonus. And think about this: these underwear aren’t cheap, meaning $30 for the boxers and briefs and $38 for the Short Sleeve Tee. But I think you’ll learn quickly that scaling back with these lightweight underwear and possibly only bringing a carry-on bag for your next big trip will immediately save you baggage fees. By the second trip you’re in the green and wearing the most comfortable underwear on the planet.