The Best Mens Pouch Underwear for Ball Support & Comfort

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Here’s something I don’t say out loud very often, mostly because (warning) literally no one wants to know:

My balls get sweaty.


If I don’t powder them properly and/or reposition them regularly, then my crotch can get sweaty, chafed and sometimes even painful by the end of a hot summer’s day.

And while most guys probably never will (and definitely never should) confess it in a blog post read by thousands of people, I’d be willing to bet that they can relate.

Enter men’s pouch underwear.

By keeping your boys nicely separated from your thighs, pouch underwear prevents chafing and provides more ball support than traditional boxers.

It’s the perfect solution for men who suffer from a similar condition as the one I over-shared bravely described above.

In this post I’ll round up the best pouch underwear for men and explain what makes each one worthy of wrapping around your balls.

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Best Overall:

Shinesty “Big Blue” Ball Hammock Briefs

Shinesty pouch underwear

  • 4.5 Stars on Shinesty
    • 719 ratings
  • Ball hammock
  • 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex
  • Relaxed fit

Shinesty is easily the most irreverent of the men’s pouch underwear companies (which, given the name of this website, I obviously appreciate), and in my opinion it’s also the best.

Their ball hammock underwear comes in your choice of standard or fly, so whether you like to flop over the top or sneak through a front fly, you can still enjoy the moisture-wicking ball support of the pouch.

They make ball pouch underwear in all sorts of crazy patterns, but in my opinion the sharpest look is the dark blue color on their “Big Blue” model.

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Saxx Men’s Ultra Brief Underwear

Saxx pouch underwear

  • 4.6 Stars on Amazon
    • 944 ratings
  • Ballpark pouch
  • 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex
  • Relaxed fit

No one has gently caressed more balls than Saxx. (Yeah, I heard it. Leaving it in!)

A pioneer in the pouch underwear game, Saxx’s bread and butter is its “ballpark” pouch. It has just enough fabric to keep your boys from rubbing up against your inner thigh, which prevents chafing, but not so much excess fabric that it gets in the way.

Saxx sells a pretty wide variety of different models, patterns and fabrics, but for everyday use your best bet is probably their Ultra line of boxer briefs.

With a 5″ inseam and a blend of viscose and spandex materials, they can comfortably be worn under shorts, skinny jeans or any other kind of pants.

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Deep Dive:

Sheath Men’s Dual Pouch Underwear

Sheath pouch underwear

  • 4.3 Stars on Amazon
    • 702 ratings
  • Dual pouch
  • 95% Modal and 5% Elastane
  • No roll waistband

A sheath is a thing you put your sword in, and Sheath’s underwear comes with a pouch you can put your—well, you see where this is going.

Sheath’s pouch boxer briefs take a “dual pouch” approach. They feature one pouch for your sword and another for your…

…I don’t know enough about medieval weaponry to extend this analogy. (For your balls, is what I mean.)

They’re a great option for guys who want to make sure that their entire package is snug, secure and sweat-free.

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Best Large Pouch Underwear ↓

Public Rec Barely There Boxer

Public Rec large pouch underwear

  • 4.5 Stars on
    • 73 ratings
  • Figure forming pouch
  • No-slip waistband
  • 5″ inseam

Made from the same sweat wicking micro modal fabric as their (excellent) shirts, pants and shorts, Public Rec’s boxers feature a “figure-forming” pouch.

Unlike some of the ball hammock underwear on this list, Public Rec’s pouch isn’t quite as snug.

It’s designed to offer both an optimal amount of room and a sufficient amount of support, so it’s a good option for guys who actually need a pair of large pouch underwear.

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Separatec Dual Pouch Boxer Briefs

Separatec dual pouch underwear

  • 4.6 Stars on Amazon
    • 2,673 ratings
  • Dual pouch
  • 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex
  • Breathable panel between the two pouches

Another brand with a separate pouch for your package (and a name that’s a little on the nose), Separatec has a similar design to Sheath.

Its dual pouch underwear has a similar design, but uses a mixture of rayon and spandex rather than Sheath’s modal and elastane combo.

Separatec also has a panel between the two pouches that’s designed to allow for airflow that will let your boys breathe.

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Most Affordable Men’s Pouch Underwear ↓

David Archy Men’s Dual Pouch Underwear

David Archy dual pouch underwear

  • 4.3 Stars on Amazon
    • 6,865 ratings
  • Dual pouch
  • Comfortable waistband and seams
  • 92% Modal, 8% Spandex

With more than 6,800 reviews on Amazon and a near-perfect rating, David Archy is both one of the best-reviewed pouch underwear brands online, and one of the most affordable.

As one reviewer on Amazon so perfectly put it when summarizing Archy’s dual pouch boxer briefs, “Holy Hot-Dog Holder!”

To which we would only add: “…Batman!”

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2UNDR Mens Swing Shift

2Undr pouch underwear

  • 4.5 Stars on Amazon
    • 702 ratings
  • Joey pouch
  • Disperses moisture
  • 95% Lenzing Modal Beechwood Fiber, 5% Elastane

Not to be confused with kangaroo pouch underwear (on which, more below) 2UNDR calls their pouch the “Joey pouch,” which is similar in design to Saxx’s “ballpark” pouch.

One thing I like about 2UNDR is that they’ve put a lot of thought into men’s packages. (I know, I know. Look, considering the subject matter, these puns could have been much worse.)

In addition to the pouch, they’ve strategically placed the seams to avoid what they call “potential rub zones,” so that no stitching will rub up against your most sensitive areas.

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Ben Sherman Boxer Briefs With Contoured Support Pouch

Ben Sherman men's underwear with pouch for balls

  • 4.5 Stars on Amazon
    • 300 ratings
  • Contoured support pouch
  • Multiple colors and patterns available
  • 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex

Ben Sherman has inserted himself into your nether regions—and the results are as great as this that phrase was gross. (#sorrynotsorry)

Ben Sherman’s entry into the world of men’s pouch underwear uses a classic polyester and spandex combo that’s sweat-wicking and fast drying, so your boys will stay dry while ensconced in the contoured support pouch.

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Best Men’s Kangaroo Pouch Underwear ↓

Munsingwear Men’s Kangaroo Pouch Boxer Briefs

Munsingwear Mens Kangaroo Pouch Underwear

  • 4.3 Stars on Amazon
    • 313 ratings
  • Comfort waist
  • Kangaroo pouch
  • Brushed back jacquard elastic waistband

Different than the dual pouch that keeps your sack secure, the kangaroo pouch is actually a horizontal fly.

Some guys think it gives them easier access to their unit while going to the bathroom, and prefer it to the old “flop over the top” move.

Munsingwear is basically the industry leader when it comes to kangaroo pouch underwear.

Their best-reviewed pair is a three-pack of tightie whities that has nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, but I chose to feature the boxer briefs because I can’t in good conscience recommend that you wear boxer briefs.

(You’re welcome, ladies.)

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BN3TH Men’s Classic Boxer Briefs

BN3TH pouch underwear

  • 4.1 Stars on Amazon
    • 15 ratings
  • MyPakage pouch
  • 95% Modal, 5% Spandex
  • Lightweight Tencel fabric

BN3TH’s contribution to the pouch underwear world features what they call their “MyPakage” pouch, which is similar in design to Shinesty’s “ball hammock” and Saxx’s “ballpark” pouch.

In addition to a bit of spandex, they use a lightweight fabric called a tencel modal, which is breathable, soft and designed to make your balls feel supported while simultaneously feeling like you’re not wearing any underwear at all.

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Hanes Men’s Comfort Flex Fit Total Support Pouch

Hanes pouch underwear

  • 4.6 Stars on Amazon
    • 1,555 ratings
  • Breathable mesh pouch
  • 76% Polyester, 19% Tencel Lyocell, 5% Spandex

Not to be outdone by new entries into the men’s underwear game, Hanes has come out with their own line of ball-supporting briefs.

Theirs uses a blend of polyester, tencel and spandex and sports a pouch that has a breahtable mesh liner, offering your boys both support and breathability.

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Irreverent Gent founder Dave Bowden is a men’s style specialist, an Amazon bestselling author, an unrepentant introvert, a long-suffering (but very patient) Toronto sports fan and the husband of a wonderful (and thankfully even more patient) wife.

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