Every year since 2007, online men’s underwear store, HisRoom.com, has put men’s underwear to the test and made you guys, the real experts, vote for the best styles in the categories Jockstrap, Brief, Boxer Brief, and Thong. The Undie Awards takes place in June so it’ll be a few more months until we get to see who will take down the prestigious awards in 2010.
Until then, however, we can enjoy the 2009 winners, and today and the next three days I bring you high quality video footage the winning styles as well as the judges’ selections in each of the four men’s underwear categories. Actually the categories also included boxer shorts, but this isn’t really the focus of Guys’ Underwear Blog, so go instead to the Undie Awards website to check that category out.
In each category a people’s favorite as well as judges’ favorite were chosen.
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Jockstrap Judges Selection of the year 2009: Under Armour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket
In their evaluation of the Under Amour Performance Jock, the Judges said, “all of the performance capabilities and quality you’ve come to expect from Under Armour have been applied to this jock strap. It’s lightweight, is made of wicking and ventilation engineered fabric with four-way stretch, has a compression fit, and almost in spite of everything it looks great as well. If you need just one jock, let this be the one”.
It’s clear that the judges view the jockstrap style as primarily aimed for athletic purposes, which they should. However, almost every top tier men’s underwear manufacturer has at least one fashion jockstrap style in their collections. So if you’re looking for a comfortable jockstrap for everyday use, you should be careful choosing the Under Armour Performance Jock. This jockstrap is meant for sports activities and will not be too comfortable to wear all day long, especially with a cup inserted.
That said, I agree with the judges that the Under Armour Performance Jock looks great and is made from a superb fabric blend consisting of 80% Polyester and 20% Elastane for the pouch, which is excellent for ventilation, and a strong waistband consisting of 53% Stretch Nylon, 26% polyester, 20% elastane.
The Under Armour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket can be yours for $15.
Jockstrap the year 2009, overall winner: Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter
You guys voted, and the award for best jockstrap 2009 went to the the Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter – a long time classic from a maybe one of the most famous jockstrap brands in the world with an age old history. The Bike Company actually invented the jockstrap in 1874!
No doubt that their many, many years of experience have earned this performance underwear brand the experience it takes to produce top-quality, award-winning jockstrap designs.
HisRoom noted that, “the Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter is a good jock at a great price. Whether you’re an everyday-wearer, or would just like more support and free movement for sports activities, this jock does the job. Price certainly makes it an attractive buy for customers, but the fact that an athletic company produces it sets it apart from other standard jocks. The cotton-construction and moisture-wicking properties of the fabric pouch meet and exceed the needs of the average jock customer.”
The fabric composition is somewhat difference from the Under Armour jockstrap with the pouch being made from 55% nylon, 25% rubber, and 20% cotton. The Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter will do the job of wicking moisture from your body, but whether it will do it better than the Under Armour jockstrap I am not sure.
This jockstrap will probably feel more comfortable to wear for an entire day since it’s not cup-based and contains 20 % cotton.
The Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter has most other jockstraps beat when it comes to price setting you back no more than $5!
Needless to say, you can get both styles at HisRoom.