Thursday, 12 January 2017

Reviewed: Chaffree men's briefs

Chaffree is a unique brand that offers a range of seamless, sweat absorbing and chafe reducing underwear for men and women.



Chaffree recently sent us a pair of their new Chaffree men's briefs to trial and review.



You can still read our review of the Chaffree men's boxer shorts and we highly recommend them. They are particularly comfortable to wear under tights.




Materials and features


The Chaffree men's briefs are simply packaged. They arrive enclosed in a folded card, which is then housed in a clear plastic envelope.





The packaging information is detailed and useful and includes information on the fabric, features and sizing.

The Chaffree men's briefs are made from a special performance wicking fabric called COOLMAX®, which aims to keep the skin cool and dry. COOLMAX® fabric that includes an effective fiber-based moisture management system. The system can move perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable. By causing preparation to evaporate quickly, skin irritation is reduced. The fabric also has anti-bacterial qualities.



The fabric feels lightweight and very soft to the touch.

It is made from 74% Polyester/COOLMAX, 16% Polyamide and 10% Elastane.

The high Elastane content makes the briefs really stretchy. If you look closely you can see that the yarn is knitted in a really close mesh. They are also extremely lightweight.

The briefs are really carefully designed and engineered. The key features are:


  • A 4cm wide comfort waistband. This is the same (jet) colour as the rest of the brief but has a grey band and the Chaffree logo. The log on the waistband replaces any internal labels, again with the aim of reducing irritation to the skin and maximising comfort.
  • A much wider cut for the leg opening - this means that any tightness on the leg is reduced.
  • Seamless apart from a double stitched flat seam that sits under and slightly to the rear of the crotch.
  • Breathability - the briefs have been specially designed so that areas of more intense sweating/perspiration are dealt with quickly and effectively. 




Fit and sizing

The Chaffree men's briefs are available in five sizes:
  • SM
  • ML
  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL 
I trialled the M/L size.



Chaffee provide this additional advice on sizing:

Due to the nature of the fabric and its two way stretch there is a degree of overlap between sizes. Also take into account your personal preference as to how tightly fitted you like to wear your garments.


I was really excited to hear that the Chaffree men's briefs were finally available and was eager to try them out. I have worn the Chaffree boxer shorts extensively and they function as well as they did the day I first wore them.

The Chaffree men's briefs are so easy to put on and their stretchiness helps them to fit well to whatever shape you are. The other initial impression is noticing how soft they are against the skin.

The waistband is particularly comfortable, as are the tailored leg openings.

Overall fit was excellent and the briefs also provided good support, with no constriction, for the male anatomy.

I did notice however that compared to the Chaffree boxer shorts which sit high on the waist and can even be stretched higher, the Chaffree briefs sit in a slightly low rise position.

Colour range


The Chaffree men's briefs are available are available in three colours: 
  • Jet (Black) 
  • Arctic (White) 
  • Pacific (Blue) 
I tested a pair in the Jet (Black) shade.



A mix of colours is available if a pack of three or pack of five is ordered.

Price and availability


The Chaffree men's briefs are priced individually as follows:

  • £13.00 for the S/M and M/L sizes
  • £14.00 for the XL and 2XL sizes
  • £15.00 for the 3XL size
A pack of three briefs is priced as follows:
  • £35.00 for the S/M and M/L sizes
  • £37.00 for the XL and 2XL sizes
  • £40.00 for the 3XL size
A pack of five briefs is priced as follows:
  • £58.00 for the S/M and M/L sizes
  • £61.00 for the XL and 2XL sizes
  • £66.00 for the 3XL size
Postage is FREE OF CHARGE for all UK orders over £40.00.

Conclusion

The Chaffree men's briefs are another premium, top quality product from Chaffree. As you can read above, the focus is on making a garment that is above all comfortable and every feature is designed to achieve that outcome.

These are the overall positive aspects:

  • They are very lightweight which makes them perfect for travel. They will fold and compress into a small shape and furthermore they wash and dry easily.
  • Great comfortable fit providing a second skin feel.
  • Perfect for wearing under tights.
  • Breathability - whatever you are doing these briefs will keep you fresh and comfortable and you will to experience any chafing or discomfort.
  • Stylish design.
My preference however remains for the Chaffree men's boxer shorts, which are absolutely the most comfortable undergarment I own. But if boxer shorts are not your thing, then do give the Chaffree briefs a try.

To get more news on when further Chaffree products are available, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also contact Chaffree via their website. The owner of the brand, Amanda Whaley, will happily answer any questions you might have.

Our female readers might like to check out the Chaffree Women's KnickerBoxers, Women's Briefs, Leggings and Women's Boxer Briefs.

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