By Karl Rosengarth
PHOTO: JUSTIN STEINER
Commuting to the office or bopping around town, I’d rather not hang out in a sweaty chamois after I park my bike. Enter the $60 Ibex Zepher Wind Boxer Briefs. With their soft, quick-drying Merino wool, comfy boxer-brief fit, and gusseted crotch, the Zephers proved a great base layer when pedaling in pants or knickers. The windproof poly panel up front blocked wind and helped keep things, er, cozy.
The gusseted crotch was comfortable where it counted. However, I could feel the seam between the gusset and main body while pedaling — a minor complaint that keeps this otherwise outstanding piece from getting a perfect score.
Also available in a women’s cut (and a version without the wind protection for $55). I’d plunk down the cash for these in a heartbeat. Made in the U.S.A. www.ibex.com