UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: C-IN2 GRIP JOCKSTRAP

C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
C-In2 Grip Jockstrap
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $24.00
Line Name: Grip
Available Sizes: S->XL

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The microfiber elastic on the waistband and the leg straps feels incredibly soft and smooth providing an excellent wearing experience. The material feels premium and works well with an active jockstrap design.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The fabric material is soft and stretchy but I feel like it's a bit too light on the weight. Either a heavier-weight fabric or a second layer in the pouch would have been ideal.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

The Grip line employs a light-weight cotton blend which is woven in a mesh-like texture that seems particularly well-suited to an active underwear line. The material has a high-degree of stretch and feels quite soft to the touch. The microfiber elastic waistband is a major highlight with an incredibly soft and smooth finish that lends an effortless feel to wearing this jockstrap.

My only small issue is that with just a single-layer in the pouch the fabric seems almost too thin and will quickly become saturated with sweat during a very active workout. I think a double-layer pouch in this material would really elevate the usefulness and durability of the jockstrap.

Because the fabric is so light-weight you are sure to show some visible genital outlines while wearing this jockstrap so be aware this is not for the modest types.
FABRIC TYPE
94% COTTON 6% ELASTANE BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
BLACK, SMOKE GRAY, WHITE,
DARK NAVY, GRAPHITE GRAY
MATERIAL GRADE
A

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
6.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
4.0

FEATURES

SWEAT WICKING
STRETCH
SUSTAINABLE
KEEP WARM
QUICK DRYING
ANTI-PILL
BREATHABLE


FIT

C-In2 almost always runs true-to-size and this grip jockstrap maintains that consistency. The medium fit me fine with the elastic in the waistband and legstraps feeling just about right (not too tight but still snug enough to keep things in place).

The pouch design in the grip line is innovative and stands out visually with a series of pleats that create a highly shaped curve along the entire front of the garment. The pouch itself is quite roomy and for a functional jockstrap I'm not sure it's as supportive as it really should be -especially depending on your personal size.
FIT GRADE
A-

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
7.0

SIZE

RUNS A FULL SIZE SMALL
SLIGHTLY SMALL
REGULAR
SLIGHTLY LARGE
RUNS A FULL SIZE LARGE
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

One are this jockstrap excels in is its execution of several flattering, masculine and eye-catching design accents. C-In2 gave the grip line its own unique logo treatment which is an execution of the standard logo with an interrupting stripe running through the middle. The waistband is accented with the bold logo and complimentary mix of color-blocking stripes in red, gray and white. The pouch is accented with a subtle contrast piping along the edges which does a nice job to frame the front and continue the sporty motif.

Probably the most bold design choice on this jockstrap is the slightly unusual leg strap attachment which runs from the center-front of the pouch and then curves around the sides of the legs to terminate at the base of the pouch in the back. Creating two slightly seductive cutout holes on the upper corners of the pouch lends a daring yet still reasonable element of style to this jockstrap. Overall the styling of this jockstrap is modern, cutting edge, sporty, masculine and functional -a perfect combination for a men's undergarment.

The fabric contents and wash/care information is printed in a flexible, rubber-like ink on the inside of the waistband in the back. My experience with similar treatments indicates this won't last long but personally I'm fine with that as you don't really need to refer to this information more than once. I much prefer this method of including the manufacturer information over a tag for most performance garments where *any* kind of skin irritation would make for a deal-breaker.

Currently the grip jockstrap is limited to muted gray, black and white colors with some earlier releases including a dark navy and light gray-blue tone that you might still be able to track down but not for much longer.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A+

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
7.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
5.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

When dealing with sports-gear you really don't want to be thinking about hand-washing or delicate handling. Most of the time a jockstrap should be machine wash and dry with regular detergent -which this jockstrap is rated for.

As noted earlier in the review, the front pouch fabric feels a little more delicate than the ideal so I wonder about truly long-term wash and wear durability but I don't feel like this is necessarily going to be an issue for this jockstrap any more so than most underwear.

My one caveat about this jockstrap that doesn't make for an ideal situation is that because of the contrast stripe on the pouch edges, you don't necessarily want to bleach the white version of the jockstrap which is a downside since you're more likely going to want to do that to a white jockstrap over other types of garments.
DURABILITY GRADE
A-

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
5.0

GARMENT CARE

MACHINE WASH
MACHINE DRY
AIR DRY
REGULAR DETERGENT
DELICATE DETERGENT
HAND WASH
HIGH TEMP

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STORE/WEBSITE

PRODUCT PAGE

C-In2.com Link
UnderU4Men Link
FreshPair.com Link
Undergear.com Link
InternationalJock.com Link
TopDrawers.com Link
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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the C-In2 Grip Jockstrap men's underwear.
C-In2 Men's Grip Jockstrap
Date Published: 08/30/2013
The microfiber elastic on the waistband and the leg straps feels incredibly soft and smooth providing an excellent wearing experience. The material feels premium and works well with an active jockstrap design.
4.5 / 5 stars
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