The 180 Boxers are a simple 100% merino wool, full boxer short. The waist is fairly high and the fit is relaxed, which alongside the 180 weight merino mean that these come into their own in cool to cold conditions, and for me were far too warm in summer weather. The seams are flatlocked and stitched to avoid chafing, and the washing instructions are printed on the fabric, rather than on an irritating label. There’s a simple fly opening, and the wool is non itchy, not from mulesed sheep and stays pleasant to wear even on multiday missions. These are fantastically comfortable to wear on a day to day basis, but their use for me outdoors would be restricted to more casual walking, day hikes and the like.
▶ Verdict: Very comfortable and warm, but not so technical.
▶ Best for: Casual day walks in cooler weather.
Review by David Lintern @davidjlintern