UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JOE SNYDER MAXIBULGE CLIP BIKINI

Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $25.00-$28.00
Line Name: Maxibulge Clip
Available Sizes: S->XL

Mexico-based Underwear label Joe Snyder has been gradually expanding their underwear lineup over the last few years offering an increasing number of material, color and cut options. One of the more recent introductions to Joe Snyder underwear has been the Maxibulge line which introduces some extreme styling and design in order to maximize a guy's bulge.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The gathered elastic seam in the back of this bikini is a unique design element not often seen in men's underwear and offers an extra level of definition for your butt that can be very accentuating.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The simple tie-string cockring approach is a bit underwhelming and more alarmingly could be dangerous to your genitals if worn too tight for too long a period of time.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

Joe Snyder has maintained a consistent usage of a blend of nylon and spandex for the lifetime of their product with the same shiny, stretchy and smooth fabric servicing as the primary material for all cuts of the underwear/swimwear designs.

Being a synthetic fabric with a high degree of spandex content, you'll find the material offers a significant degree of stretch compared to traditional cotton blends. You can achieve almost 1.5X stretch of the material in all directions of the standard fabric option. The colors offered in the nylon spandex blend material are wide-ranging and offer a variety of colors from traditional black and white to neon bright pink. The surface of the material is very smooth to the touch and slides underneath your fingers with ease.

Not having any natural fiber content you may find the sweat-wicking and breathability properties of this material lacking for athletic purposes but for most other uses it's a great fabric. Beyond the standard nylon blend you can order this clip bikini in a micromesh fabric (black/white) as well as lace (black/white). Since I do not have either of those versions of material in-hand I can't rate their qualities so you should assume all the info for this review is strictly relevant to the nylon spandex version.

The fabric is of medium weight and offers a nice balance between thickness and breathability. The solid colors are opaque with little to no show through while the mesh and lace fabrics are, of course, very see through.


FABRIC TYPE
80% POLYAMIDE (NYLON) 20% SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
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BLACK, WHITE, RED, TURQUOISE,
PINK, PURPLE, YELLOW, WINE,
BLACK MESH, WHITE MESH,
BLACK LACE, WHITE LACE
MATERIAL GRADE
A-

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
7.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

Joe Snyder offers a range of cuts with many following more traditional patterns like briefs, bikini briefs and boxers. This particular bikini is cut using a more rare design for both the front and back with the intent to accentuate your curves to an extreme. The front pouch is where the "Maxibulge" name is meant to be earned with an extreme pouch that is cut to "roomy" proportions intended for the more well-endowed guys out there. The pouch is quite extreme with a pronounced outward protrusion to the curve of the base which is meant to help bring your balls out and forward as much as possible. The pouch is very deep as well and because the material stretches so much it can accommodate some very large balls and penis. Thanks to the elastic reinforcement running along the edges of the pouch you have no worries about unsightly gaps occurring as everything is kept secure and covered. Depending on how large your genitals are you'll have a varied wearing experience based on the pouch design. The shape of the design is deep but somewhat narrow so you'll feel a gentle "cupping" sensation around your balls as you wear this bikini. It's not uncomfortable in anyway but it's a little unexpected given how it looks in product photos. Like most extreme pouch designs you tend to get the most visual bang for your buck out of this particular design from the side profile more than the front view.

The other major element that contributes to the "Maxibulge" line is a built-in c-ring strap that is made from a stretchy black cord that is anchored at the interior-front of the waistband and secured into a loop with a simple slip-knot. As we all know using a cock ring or cock strap to circle around the base of your penis and balls has the advantage of pulling everything up and forward and thus creating the look of a large bulge. There are many different designs for standalone cockrings from rubber to snap straps and for a time around 2010 or so built-in cock rings were a big deal. I think the challenge with built-in cock rings is that they are rarely all that comfortable for long-term wear and I don't think this simplistic string is such a good idea. Although highly unlikely there is *some* danger to using a constricting element around your penis in this manner (especially if tied too tight). It's not uncomfortable per-se but I wouldn't vouch for it being a more enjoyable wearing experience with it on vs. off. The good thing about this built-in cock ring design is that it's entirely options and can also be easily cut out if you don't like it at all.

As mentioned earlier, the back is different from what you may be used to as it's cut to what is termed a "Brazilian" cut. This means the fabric is intentionally cut to a more minimal silhouette that does not cover your butt fully but instead reveals the outer sides of your cheeks. This kind of cut is somewhere between a bikini brief and a thong and might require some getting used to but it's plenty comfortable after you adjust to the feeling of having partial coverage in back. There is an elastic-reinforced seem in the back running right down the center of your cheeks that is a pretty strong 1/4" wide elastic that gathers the rear and effectively sucks the seam in-between your cheeks. This has the resulting affect of making the material mold closer to your rear curves in order to show them off. Keep in mind that the gathered seam tends to look best when it's being stretched a bit as it spans your butt so that means this bikini looks best in back if you have a muscled and toned rear to show off. If you're particularly flat in back I don't think the aesthetics of how this kind of design will fit or look are recommended for you.

I'll detail more about the clear plastic clips on the front-right and left of this bikini along the waistband but from a fit perspective they do not have a significant impact on the overall wearing experience of this garment. The plastic is smooth and doesn't have any hard edges so you don't notice them much if at all while wearing.

Like most Joe Snyder underwear this Maxibulge Clip Bikini fits true-to-size with the stretch in the elastic allowing for a high degree of movement and shape accommodation.

My final grade on the fit is a bit mixed because I think if you've got the very specific attributes that this bikini was meant to show off (large penis and balls combined with a toned, round butt) then this bikini is going to fit and look very good. If you do not have both of those physical qualities then I think you'll feel a little betrayed by this bikini as the pouch will look under-filled which is always unflattering and the back will have the gathered seem looking more like wrinkles. Due to the limited body-type recommendation in order to make this bikini look best on you I'm going with a B+ which is a solid grade but acknowledges some of the limitations as well.
FIT GRADE
B

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
8.0

SIZE

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


DESIGN & STYLE

This bikini brief has some interesting design elements that will quickly catch your eye when you have them in-hand. Starting off with the signature Joe Snyder Logo, you'll find the small 1/2" logo is located on the left of the pouch on the upper-right. It's a standard heat-seal element with a rubbery surface that you can feel with your fingers. I wouldn't say it's the most elegantly executed logo treatment but it does the job of giving a little visual contrast to the otherwise solid color body of the brief.

Speaking of color I'm a big fan of choice and an area where I give high marks to Joe Snyder is for the wide array of color and material options available. Whether your mood is for the muted and traditional or the loud and flashy there's a color or material available to meet your needs.

The other major design element that you'll see on the outside of this brief are the clear plastic clips that are situated on the front left and right hip of the brief. Each clip is the same with a hinged joint that locks to prevent the sides from coming undone without your intent. Surprisingly the clip stays in place securely while you're wearing it and you have to fold the hinge to 90 degrees before the two plastic pieces can be disconnected. With such a skimpy underwear item I'm not really sure how necessary or functional the clip-release system is but at the very least it creates another visual "break" in the design that provides something different.

The tags on the interior-back of the brief are quite large and made from a paper-like material which isn't surprising since that's been the norm for Joe Snyder for a while. I realize paper tags are fairly normal for men's underwear but it really doesn't feel premium in comparison to a fabric design and so the final score takes a small hit.

I've already discussed the interior cock-ring element from an engineering and fit perspective but to touch on it one more time I'd say as a design element it also isn't winning any points. The thin black cord with the knotted ends and slip-knot just feel low-quality and like an afterthought rather than a genuine effort to make something beautiful or high quality. Similar to the fit score I am not going to negatively impact the design score for the cock-ring since it's easy to ignore or remove and also because it doesn't visually impact the bikini brief from the outside.

From a Style Personality perspective I would say it's pretty obvious this underwear item falls into the "Daring" category to the "Extreme" depending on your fabric choice. In the solid nylon spandex material the extreme bulge and very minimal coverage in front and back is something definitely catering to the exhibitionist streak in a guy. Your penis and balls will create a noticeable outline in the single-layer front pouch where little is left to the imagination. Once you go for the mesh or lace options you're showing everything front and center so it's up to you how far you want to go in this show-off style. Given the revealing nature of this brief I think it's best for Erotic uses or perhaps a Night Out.

From a Value perspective considering this bikini runs around $25 I'd say it falls squarely in the "Premium" range with a lot of design elements packed into a competitive price point.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A-

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
8.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Joe Snyder underwear is usually a winner when it comes to construction quality and my specific purchase of this Maxibulge Clip Bikini Brief showed excellent craftsmanship. The stitching on the waist, legs, pouch and rear were all impeccable with very straight lines, no errant threads and perfectly crisp edges to the fabric. I was truly impressed with the precision of the sewing on this brief and couldn't find any faults anywhere.

I haven't worn the clip bikini for extended periods of time so I can't speak to the long-term durability of the plastic clips but I would say there's some risk of breakage if you apply too much force to them. This isn't a flaw in the design or construction, however since any time you include a plastic element into a garment you have to be careful how it's handled.

According to the official Joe Snyder care instructions you're supposed to hand wash these bikini briefs and air dry. My experience is that machine washing works fine on a gentle cycle with low heat in a dryer but you should be careful since getting synthetic material like the type this brief is made from too hot can negatively affect the lifespan and finish of the fabric.
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 Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Bikini Brief
Joe Snyder Maxibulge Clip Men's Bikini Brief
Date Published: 07/03/2015
Joe Snyder expands their Men's Underwear offerings with the revealing and daring Maxibulge Line. This bikini brief offers some fun material options and a large pouch fit for endowed guys but watch out for the less than stellar cockring design.
4.5 / 5 stars
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