UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JOCKEY TRAVEL MICROFIBER BRIEF

Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $16.00
Line Name: Travel
Available Sizes: S->XL

Jockey Underwear is one of the most recognizable men's underwear brands on the market due in no small part to its longevity. Mostly known for classic rise white briefs and bikini briefs in cotton blends, Jockey underwear has taken steps to modernize their offerings with microfiber fabric options. This microfiber brief is a more recent introduction to the Jockey lineup and helps to fill a gap in their range. I was pleasantly surprised with the design, fit and quality of this brief and given the price point deemed it worthy of a very high grade.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The fit of this brief is very flattering and feels great when wearing. You'll enjoy a nice up-lift in the package that enhances your appearance nicely.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


This brief worked very well across all the grading criteria and I have no negative aspects to point out.
OVERALL GRADE
A+

MATERIAL

The Jockey Travel line is made from a very smooth and soft nylon spandex blend that makes for a great wearing experience. The material stretches nicely and provides great freedom of movement. The texture is soft to the touch and works great for all-day wear.

The fabric is a lighter-weight weave that works well for milder climates where something a little less heavy is preferred.
FABRIC TYPE
91% POLYAMIDE (NYLON) 9% SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
BLACK, WHITE, RED AND OLIVE
MATERIAL GRADE
A+

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
5.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
4.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

I've had mixed results with Jockey underwear with very different fits across the various underwear lines. Luckily, this Travel Brief fit great with a very nice feeling of support and comfort. The overall sizing seems true-to-size with the medium fitting me with the right amount of flex and nothing being too tight. The back seat is full coverage but correctly cut to be fitted with no excess sagging of fabric. The fully covered wide elastic waistband felt great for keeping the brief on without constricting.

Jockey underwear isn't typically known for enhancing underwear but the front pouch on this brief offered an excellent combination of room and lift that I believe will work well for a broad range of guys. Thanks to the stretchable fabric the pouch can accommodate guys who need more room but still works great for the average man as well.

The leg-bands are reinforced with elastic and felt secure but not too tight even for my larger leg muscles. There were thankfully no unsightly gaps o the edges of the pouch around the legs.

Thanks to a printed tag design in back there are not chances of fabric or paper tag material interfering with your daily wearing experience.
FIT GRADE
A+

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
6.0

SIZE

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


DESIGN & STYLE

Jockey is most known for the classic but minimalist Y-front design of their briefs and the no-extras design of their Elance bikini briefs so it was a nice surprise to see an additional design element introduced into this Travel Brief in the form of a small metal Jockey logo tag. This tag is embossed with the signature Jockey logo text and is attached to the waistband with secure threads on either side. On my white version of the brief the silver tag really stood out and helped make the design feel premium and modern.

As mentioned earlier in the review the tag information is printed on the interior-back of the brief which not only improves the wearability it adds a nice visual element thanks to the silver ink used to print the information.

I was pleased to see that Jockey is offering this brief in a couple colors beyond the standard black and white. A nice red and olive-green tone are also available to broaden the appeal and style options for guys interested in this garment.

The thin fabric does lend a certain level of "reveal" even with a dual-layer pouch but it's not too extreme that you'll be showing through to a great degree. The low rise waistband and enhancing pouch lands this brief in the "Confident" style personality range in my opinion.

I think given the excellent freedom of movement, structured fit and pleasing visual accents this is a brief that works for a very broad range of uses. From Athletic to Office Wear uses you'll find this brief provides a good experience for your underwear needs.

For Jockey underwear $16 is a little bit higher on the price range but relative to other premium underwear labels that this brief has no problem competing against, I'd say $16 is a very reasonable price. You get a lot of value for your dollar and considering Jockey offers frequent discounts, it's likely you'll pay less than the list price.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
5.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
5.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Depending on the range of underwear you select from, Jockey underwear can either be extremely durable and care-free or it can be somewhat delicate e.g. Elance Bikini Briefs. Luckily this microfiber brief appears to be of durable construction and is made to last over quite a few wash and wear cycles without degrading.

The overall construction was quite good on this brief with mostly clean seams and straight lines. I did note a few stray threads and some edges of the fabric that might have been cut a little better but these were minor callouts that really don't impact the construction score much if at all.

According to the tag information you can machine wash and dry this brief and I'd agree it will hold up without needing excessive delicate care.
DURABILITY GRADE
A-

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
6.0

GARMENT CARE

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

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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Jockey Travel Microfiber Brief
Jockey Travel Microfiber Men's Brief
Date Published: 01/18/2014
The fit of this brief is very flattering and feels great when wearing. You'll enjoy a nice up-lift in the package that enhances your appearance nicely.
5 / 5 stars
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