Being a big fan of Ergowear, I wasn't sure they could improve my opinion – well they did!
Having written several reviews of Ergowear, I have found myself really enjoying their products. Known for their pouch designs, each of their ranges (X3D, PLUS, Max and Max Light) offer a wonderfully comfortable pouch. The PLUS line (Pouch Lifted and UnSeemed) features just that – a seamless pouch to lift your boys up and away to happiness. Like their other lines, the PLUS lifts things up and naturally out to avoid squashing and sticking as can be found with traditional underwear.
New this year is the PLUS II which is an improvement over last year's design. I've found that the material used is softer and more flexible and like the use of the waistband from the Max range – a wonderful mix. The PLUS II line is made from a quality cotton(90%)/lycra (10%)blend. The fabric in this PLUS II version is wonderful and a great improvement over last year's.
With the PLUS, you can position yourself up or down (see picture). While holding things up gives you a larger bulge, it wasn't something that I was used to and preferred to hang down. What are your thoughts – up or down? If you have experience with this position, let me know. (A) is the standard pouch and (B) and (C) are the PLUS pouch. The pouch in all three of my trials – Bikini, Brief, and Boxer, were all very comfortable and supportive. In short, BIG FAN of the Ergowear pouch.
In style, all three styles I tried – Bikini, Brief, and Boxer were quite handsome. In order to make the seamless pouch, however, Ergowear had to add some elastic around the pouch which leaves a bit of a bunched look; with the Bikini, this is minimized. An enhancement in style over last year is the of the Max range waistband – a handsome black waistband with white Ergowear.com lettering.
For rear coverage, I was pleased with all three. Sometimes bikinis can be a bit skimpy, but not with Ergowear. I'm pleased to report that all three had full coverage that didn't ride up at all. Definitely all-day comfortable.
In sum, a fantastic upgrade to a great range. Within the PLUS II range you should be able to find the style you like best. For me, it's a toss up between the three – Bikini and Brief in the summer, but like a Boxer in the cooler months.
For more info, check out Ergowear's site. Sizing is key so be sure to check out their sizing guide.
Size I Wore: L (I'm a 34″ waist)