Monday, August 16, 2010

Slix {Review & Giveaway} Performance undergarments for men

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, manthas24!}

Just about every time I open a magazine or flip through the ads in the paper, I am met with images of women in their underwear. Really, it's hard to not notice that there are an overabundance of options for us when it comes to what we're going to wear under our clothes.

But, up until recently, I hadn't really thought about the choices that men have when selecting their own undergarments. Compared to all of the women's cuts, styles, colors and fabrics, men seem to have briefs, boxer shorts and boxer briefs that are pretty much all the same. Sure, the satin boxers have a stronger showing around Valentine's Day, but basically men just put up with the way that their traditional cotton underwear stretches out, retains moisture or comes untucked.

After years of living with all of that bunching, sagging and all-around discomfort, Greg Hall decided enough was enough. In 2009 he founded Slix... and the world of men's underwear has never been the same.

Knowing that athletic stores offered garments for men that utilized performance materials, Greg decided to design pieces that would provide the versatility to meet the daily needs of an active professional. As well as being functionally superior to cotton, he wanted his products to be appropriate to wear no matter what today's modern man wore during the day - office attire, jeans, shorts, workout clothes and more.

So... are they really all that different from the norm?

Just from opening the package of Slix Closer Boxer Briefs, I was already impressed with the feel of the smooth, soft fabric.

Giving them a few tugs, I could see that the Closer had some give but would also be able to provide a strong, tight fit. Passing them over to my husband, I was interested to see if they would help put an end to his past underwear complaints. Instead of having to continually buy new ones due to worn out elastic or loss of stretch, could these really "fundamentally enhance his comfort and performance" like Slix claimed they would?

In a nutshell, yes. My husband has worn the Closer Boxer Briefs multiple times and admits that they not only stay in place well, but that the breathability and wickability are indeed better than what is found in stores (whether from a designer label or generic). Sounds like a winner!

Slix undergarments do cost slightly more than the average items out there (the Closer and their two fitted undershirts retail for $24 each), but if they are going to fit a man's active, professional and personal lifestyle by being superior products, they're a good instance of proving that you indeed do get what you pay for.

Want to give the man in your life a chance to test out the cutting-edge textiles and revolutionary designs of Slix? Thanks to their generosity, just that will happen, because...

One lucky person will win a pair of Slix Closer Boxer Briefs! ARV $24!

Professional golfer John Daly not included.

To enter to win: Visit Slix and tell me the name of one of their other products that you think the man in your life would like to try.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Slix on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN @Slix Closer Boxer Briefs ($24) for unparalleled comfort for the man in your life! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/9EgETG #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
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Giveaway will end on September 9th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Slix for providing Slix Closer Boxer Briefs for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. This review was made possible due to my membership in the Double Duty Divas. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Robert said...

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Rachel C said...

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My hubby is military and is told what to wear about 95% of his time. The only thing he really could wear are the Closers. However I think he might like the Influencer.
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I would love slix executtive 1. Brief with soxs

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nick said...

THE SLIX GIFT CARD....DO THEY HAVE THEM FOR SENIOR MAN???LOL

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AmandaG said...

My boyfriend would love the Slix Downsizer!

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