Underwear for Runners

Boxers or Briefs?

Even folks who “run free” in warmer months opt for underwear when temperatures drop and fierce winds blow. Here, our team of testers selects the season’s best

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Boxers or Briefs? // CW-X Litefit Boxer Brief c Nick Ferrari

Image: Nick Ferrari

Men’s: For a tight squeeze…

At first glance, testers questioned the horizontal fly on the breathable CW-X Litefit Boxer Brief ($35, cw-x.com)—or the need for a fly at all. But in the end, they forgot it was even there. (Check out the complete Runner's World Gear Guide.) 

Pro: The fit is tight yet comfortable, thanks to a design that offers light support.

Con: Some testers felt that the wide waistband was a little too tight.

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