UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: PREVAIL SPORT MICRO THONG

Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $18.95
Line Name: Sport
Available Sizes: S->XL

With an abundance of new underwear designers flooding the men's market with flashy designs supported by comprehensive modern media campaigns it's easy to overlook Prevail Sport which is still holding to their old-school catalog company roots that fills a niche for exotic and erotic swimwear and underwear. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia I assume Prevail Sport is a relatively small business that manages to produce a broad range of underwear, swimwear and athletic wear items that cater to the bold male wearer.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The splashy patriotic-themed fabric prints are fun and somewhat hard to find so it's nice to see a selection available in this thong.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The construction quality could use some improvements -particularly in regards to the stitching which is a bit haphazard in spots.
OVERALL GRADE
C+

MATERIAL

Interesting enough the exact details of the fabric blend for Prevail Sport items isn't included on the product tags nor is it posted on the website. Based on the catalog descriptions it's clear this is a nylon spandex blend which would make sense since the material finish and performance matches other garments I have that are made from the same type of material. I don't know the exact spandex content but I would guess it's somewhere around 5% which lends a decent amount of stretch to the fabric although not quite as much as you might expect. I found the stretch allowance to be around the "medium" level which is enough to provide good range of movement and fit for a thong cut.

The fabric is medium weight suitable for underwear but I would say a bit thin if you're considering wearing this as swimwear. The white parts of the thong are actually somewhat see-through and when wet very see-through. The printed surface are more opaque.

The finish on this nylon spandex blend material is different depending on which parts you are looking at. The front pouch is a matte finish while the back half of the waist and thong strap are made from a different material (still nylon spandex) that is quite shiny. Both front and back fabrics are smooth to the touch.

The stars and stripes pattern is achieved through a printing process that offers very good saturation and penetration into the fibers so you will not see any of the underlying white color show through even when the pouch fabric is stretched.

Although I do not own any of the other printed versions of this thong I would go with the assumption the same material qualities and performance will apply.


FABRIC TYPE
NYLON SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
Prevail Sport Stars And Stripes Prevail Sport American Stars Prevail Sport Spangled Banner  
       
STARS & STRIPES, AMERICAN
STARS, SPANGLED BANNER
MATERIAL GRADE
A-

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
5.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

I own a few other Prevail Sport underwear items and I can say that based on my sampling of their wares this label runs true-to-size for North American Standard. My usual medium fit well with a good amount of secure fit on the waist and a thong strap that wasn't too tight or too lose in back. Keep in mind that using a spandex material means there will be a lightly snugger fit on this item than a cotton blend fabric.

The pouch size falls in the "regular" range with a good curve to the front that provides some lift and shaping that is welcome. There weren't any gaps around the pouch perimeter thanks to the elastic-reinforced edges.

The strong elastic sewn into all the edges of the fabric provides a secure fit (as mentioned above) but it also has the downside of being a bit bulky and giving a mildly rough feeling to the interior edges. It's nothing that I found bothersome but at the same time I've worn other thongs that employed more refined finishing on the edges that resulted in a smoother and more refined fit.

FIT GRADE
B

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
5.0

SIZE

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


DESIGN & STYLE

Interesting enough it's not all that easy to find american flag underwear with just a handful of labels selling items that are adorned with the red, white and blue pattern of the US symbol. I enjoyed the split design of this thong with the red stripes on one half and the stars on the other half which guarantees you'll always have the full patriotic effect with your purchase.

The other patterns in this line offer more abstract variations of the stars and stripes and it's nice to have more than one option within the theme.

A nice design choice that I liked in this thong was the white fabric applied down the center seam of the pouch. This element provides an aesthetically pleasing visual break between the two pattern colors and adds a nice accent that helps make the design look more premium.

In the back of the thong is a Prevail Sport tag which is made from a shiny fabric (big plus) and printed with the company logo. On the reverse of the tag is the basic washing instructions and the company phone number but oddly enough no fabric content information is included.

One design choice that I found visually unappealing was the blue stitching used on the all-white back of the thong. It's pretty much a standard that thread colors are chosen to match the base fabric colors in order to blend in the seams and stitching work and help hide any minor construction flaws. In the case of this thong the blue thread contrasts very strongly against the bright white and unfortunately you end up seeing the glaring construction flaws as a result. If they had simply stuck to a white thread for the entire back piece the visual harmony of the thong would have been preserved but as it is now, I think it creates a fairly disruptive and somewhat unappealing visual disruption.

From a personality perspective the fact that this is a thong cut is already going to up the risque factor and the fact that the front pouch narrows at the top near the waist means you're going to be showing off even more of yourself as a result. The single-layer front pouch isn't going to hide your genital outlines all that much although the printed surface does tend to obscure some of that reveal.

For wearing uses of this thong I'd say it could work for erotic wear or a night out. I can't recommend it for long-term wearing since I think the elastic-reinforced edges impede the comfort that I'd expect for long-term wearing scenarios.

From a value perspective $18.95 for a thong is fairly standard for the "Premium" level although I'm not sure you're getting the corresponding care on the quality of construction.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
B-

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
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

I've hinted at it throughout the review but I have to say that the construction quality of this thong is where the grades take a big hit. The stitching on my purchase was really haphazard and noticeably crooked in multiple places. I could see where the stitching had been doubled-over in some areas which was made much worse from a visual standpoint due to the high-contrast blue thread against the white spandex.

Some of the patterns cuts seem uneven with the waistband bulging wider in a few areas and not appearing the same width throughout.

On the plus side I didn't notice any excessive loose threads and the overall build of the thong feels extremely strong.

Based on the instructions on the tag it appears that machine washing is ok for this thong but only air drying is recommended.
DURABILITY GRADE
C-

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

PrevailSport.com Link
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Prevail Sport Micro Thong

PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Prevail Sport Micro Thong
Date Published: 07/08/2015
Although I enjoyed some of the design aspects of this patriotic thong, the construction quality really lets it down in the final grade.
2.5 / 5 stars
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