Its not every day I get a pair of underwear that costs $100. Yes you heard me right, I got a pair of Frigo that retails for $100. Our friends over at Fresh Pair gave us this pair to review. So I was kinda excited to really put on a pair that has been profiled on the Today Show and other news outlets. This is a pair that I think will have a market but it will be highly specialized and those who wear it will love it and be worth every penny. Be warned this will be a LONG review.
The pair I got is the Frigo No. 1 Exclusive Boxer Briefs. The pair has been designed amazingly. When I took it out of the package the quality of the material was evident. Have you ever buy a pair of undies and when you feel them you know it’s high quality? That’s what I got with the Frigo. It was a very strong nylon/spandex blend. Which I personally love. I looked at the pair and there were air holes, mesh panels and a really interesting pouch. The mesh panels are not ones that are see through to show off but for cooling. This pair is designed for intense sporting activities. The technology behind the pair is amazing. You can tell they spent time on the pair. I was really excited to try the pair, but my question was, will it hold up to every day use?
I put the pair on and the first thing you notice is the pouch. It’s an interesting design that you put your junk, for a lack of better word, in and the pouch is adjustable. I forgot to mention that earlier, but you can adjust it to fit, so this is great for bigger guys. Adjusting is not bad and is done with a button rather then Velcro so it won’t slip or get messed up the way it does sometimes after a lot of wear. It took me a minute to get adjusted in the pair, but after getting situated it felts great. I will admit I’m not one for crazy pouch designs but this is something new, it kinda reminds me of Saxx but it’s a bit more advanced in design.
Boxer briefs are not my favorite style. One of my biggest gripes is that the legs ride up and loose their shape. Nothing can ruin a pair for me more then legs bunching up and having to pull them down all day. This pair avoids that by the implementation of silicone on the leg openings. It grips your legs and the pair won’t ride up. I was a little worried it would grip too tight or rip the hairs out of my legs but it didn’t. I’m telling you the thought put in this pair just blows my mind. Frigo did some research on how to make underwear for men!
I hear you saying yeah this is a great review but $100 buck price tag is hard to over look. I hear what you’re saying. I think these are for guys who are athletes or heavily involved with more intense athletics. I really see this taking market share from UnderArmour. I say this because they have engineered this so well and a lot of the UA gear I have tried doesn’t have a lot of support, especially the boxer briefs. So, basically I see them as a high end athletic brand, which I think will do well.
Ok back to the review. I wore them around the house and errands. Which I don’t think did the pair justice. I should have gone out to run a marathon, do cross fit, or a triathlon. The FreshPair.com site says guys wear it for every day. As I said the fit was amazing and felt great. These will be in my everyday wear let me tell you.
The pouch I liked, but like I said make sure you get in the pouch. Through out the day I would forget and have to go back and adjust. So it will take a little bit of work to make sure its all good. But once in it I had no issues at all.
The nylon/spandex material just fit well. Ok, not well I loved the feel of these on. They are basic black and if you were to wear them to the gym or else where you’d never get a second look. I said above that there were mesh panels. Which are on the side of the legs. They are the same black and it’s a sports mesh not a sheer mesh. It will keep you cool but not draw attention to you in a locker room. Most probably wouldn’t notice the very well engineered undies. They would think they were just run of the mill athletic undies.
Sizing in the pair was pretty spot on. I’m at an odd size I maybe could have gone smaller but that’s more on me then the Frigo. The legs have a tight fit and the pouch isn’t a bulge pouch, meaning it won’t show off and enhance what you have but support it. It may sound odd but I enjoyed it. As with all undies, make sure you double check the size guide before ordering.
This is the longest review I have ever written for UNB but there is so much about this pair that you can say. It seriously has blown me away the work that was put in this pair. The workmanship and material definitely justifies the price tag. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
- Amazing technology and design
- High quality materials
- Innovative pouch design
- Silicone on the leg to prevent riding up
- Classic styling
- High price tag may turn guys off
- Maybe too athletic for many guys daily wear
- Only available in black, if you’re a guy who loves color
- Daily Fit – 10
- Sizing – 10
- Construction/Materials – 10
- Styling – 9
- Daily Performance – 10
- Overall: 9.8
This pair, as I said was furnished for review by Freshpair.com. Frigo has a lot more pairs then just the $100 pairs, they also have T-shirts and other boxer briefs for around $30. Definitely check them out if you’re an avid sportsman.