Mack Weldon - 18 Hour Jersey Trunks 22 USD
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Mack Weldon is a designer and retailer of men’s clothing. They found the company because they wanted more out of our basics and always questioned on how something essential could be such a pain to buy. They started off with developing their own fabric and made sure that the design process that every fit would be the same.
Jake had reviewed this model, but I also wanted to see if it worked for me or not. Since all men are different and our sizes surely gives different experiences. Jake did give a 2.3 star with this pair and didn’t like how the pouch is designed and the comfort level for him was bad. Let’s see how it goes for me.
Jake’s had review the basic colors of the 18 hour jersey trunks from (white, gray and black). I guess most men have underwear with these colors and don’t feel they are boring. Others may think differently. I don’t expose my underwear where ever I go, so really the patterns/colors don’t matter as much. If you are a guy who loves to show off what you have, then that is a different story. Just wearing underwear in the locker room at the gym is your chance to show off what you have. This pair I am reviewing is patterned and it does look much better than the plain colors Jake reviewed. They call this one the “Total Eclipse Pavement” pattern. If you visit their site, you can see they have over 35 different colors and patterns. At the time of writing this, they have 20 solid colors and 17 different patterns. That is quite impressive. I do feel that their color palette is a bit on a duller side since the brightest colors seem to have a shade of gray.
Overall these fit well, however there are places where they are a bit tighter – more in the Our Views section.
These are made with 47.5% cotton, 47.5% modal and 5% Spandex. Overall stitching is good and there are no loose ends.
Mack Weldon says that they have taken care of the details and the following are what matters:
- Insanely soft fabric
- No-roll waistband
- Mesh cool zones
- Stay-put legs
- Functional fly
- Tagless Design
We will talk about these in this section.
How they feel
Jake found these to be tight everywhere and the back slips down to his butt crack. For me, I felt the leg openings were a bit on the tighter side and I think it is designed to keep them from riding up; however, I don’t have very muscular legs and guys who workout their legs may see bigger problems. I definitely have a smaller package as I consider myself just touching average and I have no problems with the pouch area. My package fits well into the pouch area and I have no complaints in this department.
The pouch area stitching is not flat, but is piped which could cause some issues in rubbing. I did feel some discomfort in the perianal area. I think it’s now the mesh fabric is stitch and it’s rubbing against my public hair pulling it a bit and rubbing against the skin.
Insanely soft fabric
I wouldn’t say that these are not soft, but I would not use the words insanely. There is definitely fabric that is much more softer than what Mack Weldon has with this 18-hour jersey trunks.
I agree, they don’t roll down – but a lot of underwear at this price do not roll down too. I don’t see this as a feature that make me buy this.
Mesh cool zones
The back below the waistband and the perianal area is where I see the cool zones are. I guess the back is to cool down your butt crack and the perianal area is to keep your sack cool? One thing to say my sweaty package is less sweaty when wearing them for a day, but they are still sweaty.
As mentioned before, I feel they are a bit tight. But they do perform well. The legs roll up very little and does stay-put most of the day.
I go over the gate most of the time, so it’s not that important for me and since this doesn’t have a dual pouch system or a pouch system at all, I don’t see why I need to dig into the fly to find my twig. What I could say is, you don’t need to dig too deep to find it. Some brands have too big of a fabric and it’s like putting your arm into the fly.
I’m not a big fan of the writing on the outside butt area. There is a lot of underwear which are also tagless, but have it printing inside the waistband or something. I don’t think it matters to show off what brand and collection and what size you wear to others when you are wearing the underwear. What do you think about the print? Also, overtime this print will fall off and it makes your underwear look bad from the outside. If it was in the inside, a lot less people care about it peeling off.
I don’t know why Mack Weldon calls these 18 – hours jersey trunks. Are you suppose to change them in 18 hours? What happens to the 6 hours in the day? Joking aside – from their website they do give an explanation on why it’s called 18-hour jersey. Copied from their FAQ:
It is our signature blend of long staple cotton, Lenzing Modal and Lycra. We use 18-Hour Jersey in both our underwear and undershirts. To ensure the least amount of garment shrinkage, the fabric is allowed to rest peacefully, unrolled for 18 hours before cutting and sewing. We believe it’s simply the softest most comfortable underwear on the market today.
I’m not sure why this pair of basic underwear can cost $22 USD as it’s not as soft as some other brands at this price point. If they were lower it price, I would say that it’s worth it. Maybe they jack up the prices so that you can get a discount and they really wanted to sell it to you at that price and you feel that you got a bargain. Who knows.
I wouldn’t say that they are bad and I don’t have most of the problems Jake had in his review. I have a smaller package and it fits well and the styling is decent. Cotton is a fabric that is harder to get softer, but they have mixed modal which is much softer.
Will I buy another one? No. I feel there is a lot of options out there and at this price point, I wouldn’t buy another pair. I have bought other pairs from their Airknitx and Silver collection and will be reviewing them. Hopefully those will make me want to buy another pair.
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