I’ve been following UNB for some time, and was wondering if you could recommend your favorite hang free / anatomically correct briefs? I’ve seen reviews of various hang free briefs on the site before (Alex’s review of the CSX Sports Brief comes to mind), but I was wondering if you could do a consolidated post on your favorite pairs (or just email me what you recommend)?

I got a couple pair of AC Almost Naked briefs a while back, along with the CSX Sports Brief, and really would love to branch out a bit more. Honestly, after trying these, I can’t go back to non-anatomically correct pouch underwear.

I know this was a bit long, but I’d really appreciate any suggestions you folks have.


First, this question sparked our ASK UNB. I think it’s a good question as well. Ergonomically designed pouches are one of the hottest trends in men’s underwear. It’s a trend that I hope doesn’t go anywhere. I love an amazing pouches. We were asked about “hang free” pouches. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a pouch that lets your boys hang naturally. There is no extreme pouch or lift.

One of my favorite brands over the years has been Ergowear. One pair that you should check out is the Ergowear Feel Vermouth Suave Bikini  – While the feel is not one of my favorites pouches from Ergowear I prefer the X3D pouch better. This is a more natural hang pouch from Ergowear. It still has great support but more of a natural feel. It’s not as restricting as some pouches out there.

Another company that does an amazing job with hang free pouches is Sukrew. They are still one of the new brands on the block. However, I have described their pouch as one that seems to have been on the market for years and refined. Unlike other pouches, this one doesn’t push up and show off. It lets you hang freely and feel great all through the day. This crosses all their designs. From the Sprinters, briefs, jocks and thongs. How they have done the pouch in all these is like witchcraft. If you’re a fan of briefs the Full Brief, you will like! If you buy the U-Brief, well, you won’t get any support. It has no pouch at all.

My last recommendation is anything from N2N Bodywear with the N-Hance pouch. This is a specially designed pouch from N2N. It comes on a variety of their styles. Right now is an odd time because they are closing out a lot of their underwear and a new line will be released soon. The pouch has been made in several different fabrics and styles. The briefs, especially the bikinis are made for this. Its similar to the other pouches, but hard for me to describe. Its a great mix of support and the way a guy naturally hangs.

These are my top three recommendations. There are way more pouches I could recommend. But you wanted hang free! And I think you would be happy with any of these.


The first ones to try are from the Australian designer, Obviously. They have gone all in, and their entire line is anatomical with many of their designs made of soft bamboo. Last year, UNBTim gave a rave review of the brand and it’s AnatoMAX line, saying “All the pairs I have ever owned have been amazing.”

Although not advertised as anatomical, I’ve tried the Baskit’s Energy Briefs, found the pouch to be quite roomy, and it comes in fun, attention-grabbing colors. It is made of nylon (90%) and spandex (10%), so these are perfect to wear during sweaty, physical activities.

As the reader notes, Andrew Christian, with its “Almost Naked” collection, makes anatomical cuts. But, you should also try their “Show-it” collection. They have an internal “comfy cup,” where you put your package, and as the name implies, you’ll show off more. More importantly, just like a kangroo’s pouch, your joey is lifted up and protected from potential leg crushing when you can’t (or shouldn’t) “manspread.”

Some designers have been very explicit with this design move. But, more and more designers have retooled their collection to be anatomically correct without much fanfare. I predict that this natural design may just become the new standard in menswear.


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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