This pair was furnished for review by Bum Chums. All opinions are that of the reviewer.
- Daily Fit – 7
- Sizing – 10
- Construction/Materials – 7
- Styling – 8
- Daily Performance – 7
- Overall – 7.8
- unique design
- nice pouch and bright colors available
- seam in the back
- mesh in front bunches up
Another round of Bum-Chums and I was curious to see how these felt since they were different than just about any other pair of briefs I own. The bright orange color (Sol) stood out immediately, as did the mesh on the sides and back. I’m always up for trying something new when it comes to undies and decided to go for it and wear these to work for the day.
The fabric of the pouch is 95% cotton and 5% Elastane so they were soft with a bit of stretch. The mesh is 95% Polyamide and 5% Elastane. The back is totally see-through so modesty is not what these are made for! An interesting design feature – the mesh goes all the way around, even over the top of the pouch, creating a bit of a flap. I’m guessing that’s supposed to be the “tool belt” design of these briefs.
Sizing seemed on par with other brands. I’m a 32 at the moment and the medium was a good fit.
I love wearing a new, sexy pair of underwear and these accomplish that. Mesh is fun and I like the orange pouch, which was nice and comfortable, with enough room for everything up front. Where I ran into some trouble was the back. Where the orange fabric comes up and meets the mesh, there is a rather large seam that is very noticeable. I think maybe the two materials coming together creates a bit of an unsteady seam that is almost wavy if that makes sense. The point is, about a third up the way up your butt, you can feel the stitching and the seam does not lay flat. Not the end of the world but the feeling doesn’t get less noticeable – even after an 8 hour day! I think it took away from the look, as well. I would have preferred the entire back panel to be mesh and connect down between your legs. Another issue that didn’t affect comfort, but style, is the mesh going across the front. It didn’t do much except bunch up a bit.
Overall, an interesting pair and I love that brands try new things. Maybe some seam adjustments would help but I wouldn’t say these are in the everyday rotation – more for fun and showing off.
Pair: Bum Chums Toolbelt Sol
Color: Sol- Orange
Fabric: Orange – 95% Cotton-5% Elastane, Mesh – 95% Polyamide 5% Elastane
Sizes: Small – X-Large