Scottevest Travel Boxers 2.0
||LEFT: Your author,
Durant Imboden, regrets that he is not the buff-looking
underwear model in this photo.
On the packaging for
SeV Travel Boxers 2.0, Scottevest--our favorite supplier of
many-pocketed travel clothing--uses the tagline "Keep it in your shorts." Before
you swoon or e-mail Scottevest founder Scott Jordan to complain about sexual
innuendo, you need to know that "it" refers to an iPhone. The button-fly boxers
have a pocket on the front that's just the right size for a typical smartphone,
which is handy when you're walking around in your undies and don't want to miss
the iPhone pocket is just one unique feature for underwear-obsessed male
travelers. In the months since the X-ray image on the right was created,
Scottevest has added a second pocket for a passport. (A few words of
caution: If you're the sort of person who goes swimming in his boxers for lack
of a bathing costume, please remove your iPhone and passport before you hit the
Fabric, construction, and maintenance:
SeV Travel Boxers are made of a black or grey synthetic
fabric that, on close examination, looks like a honeycomb mesh. The fabric is
comfortable in hot weather, resists odor, and dries quickly after hand- or
machine-washing. (You'll need to dry the boxers on a clothesline or hanger, even
if you wash them at a laundromat.)
- Note: During a
rainy river cruise in Normandy, I noticed that the wide elastic waistband
was still damp after hanging in the bathroom overnight. On the positive
side, the waistband was more comfortable than the waistbands on my other
travel underwear, since it wasn't prone to rolling.
Verdict: If you want to
"keep it in your shorts" and can afford to pay US $20 for a pair of
men's unmentionables, SeV
Travel Boxers 2.0 are worth a look.
For more information, see the
Boxers page at Scottevest.com.
Photos copyright �© Scottevest, Inc.