This brief was purchased for review.

Overall Rating9.9/10

  • Daily Fit: 9.5/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10


  • Green color option! (red & blue, too)
  • Comfortable mesh fabric
  • Full coverage back


  • Pouch is slightly smaller than “Knockout” brief
  • Fabric has slightly less stretch than “Knockout” brief

Osgon’s Recommendation:  Buy!


Two years ago I reviewed Nasty Pig’s Knockout brief.  It’s still a favorite, so I used the Knockout as my baseline for reviewing NP’s new Ignition brief from the company’s Sport line.

For the Ignition, Nasty Pig has chosen comfortable, breathable mesh composed of 90% polyester and 10% spandex. The brief is manufactured in Thailand and moved with me all day without any noticeable bunching, twisting, or binding.  This is an apt choice if you wear briefs for sports.

Nasty Pig offers the Ignition in three colors.  The green brief has a green pouch, green leg bands, yellow inset panels and a black back.  The blue brief has a white pouch, white leg bands, blue inset panels and a black back.  The red brief has a black pouch, yellow leg bands, yellow panels and a red back.

The Ignition sits low on the waist.  The leg openings rise about ¼” lower than the Knockout’s leg bands.  The Ignition has a full back that fits the American derrière well.

The brief’s 1.5” waistband features a nonrepeating, scripted Nasty Pig logo centered on the front.  Each waistband contains the brief’s three colors in varying configurations to complement an overall scheme.  The double-locked seams showed no flaws anywhere.

The Ignition’s overall styling evokes a traditional brief silhouette, yet the brief’s color options and aggressive waistband embody that rule-breaker mentality for which Nasty Pig is known.  The Ignition was truly a well-made garment.

My singular quibble is that the Ignition’s pouch is slightly less deep than the Knockout brief.  This difference could be the result of each style line being composed of different fabrics.  The Ignition’s depth difference isn’t a major flaw per se (and won’t matter to most) but might be something to consider if you’re on the bubble between sizes.

This brief retails for $32 on Nasty Pig’s website.  I purchased mine at Skivvies in Dallas.


Osgon is a certified fitness instructor living in the Dallas, Texas, area.

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