Recently, I have had the pleasure of reviewing Pikante’s Candy Jumbo Brief. The pair which I received is a small, colored in a light red color with black accents and is constructed using a fabric blend of 86% polyester and 14% spandex. The Pikante logo is stiched into the black waistband. This pair has a simple look which I really enjoy as it adds a certain simplicity to the brief. The front pouch is covered with a see through mesh material different to the other material used to construct the pair. Personally, I am not a huge mesh guy, but if you are interested in showing off once in awhile, this pair should certainly fit the bill.
The day in which I reviewed this brief was very busy. From classes in the morning to an hour run in the evening, I was able to put this pair of underwear through many tests and I must say that it performed very well. The polyester/spandex material used to make the rear panel feels amazing against my skin. It did tend to ride up very slightly, but I never really noticed it. This brief performed well too during my workout. Everything up front was held up and supported as I expected, but I will say that near the end of the run, my package was beginning to moderately chafe which I would attribute to the mesh fabric of the pouch. Along with this, while this brief is very comfortable, it’s not the best choice to wear under shorts while running for a long period of time. That is the cold air mixed with the exposed front pouch.
Pikante terms this underwear as a brief but after wearing it, I would term it more as a string bikini. With completely revealing sides and limited seat coverage, it reminded me much more of the string bikinis I have seen in the past. This is by no means a complaint, but more a general comment of my experience.
This was my first time wearing a Pikante product and while I very much enjoyed wearing this brief (bikini), I don’t anticipate wearing it on a frequent basis due to its revealing nature.
- Fantastic fabric blend in the rear
- Strong waistband
- High leg cut
- Not best for winter wear
- Exposing front pouch
- Front fabric chafes during extended physical activity
- Fit: 4
- Material: 4
- Construction: 4
- Look: 4
- Daily Wear: 3
- Overall: 3.8
Pikante furnished this pair for revew.