A Brief on Briefs

October 05, 2017 2 Comments

A Brief on Briefs

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I am in no way affiliated with Ex-Officio – meaning I make no money off this recommendation or any subsequent purchase you make. That’s how much I love these.

You travel, you need underwear, you need to try out the Give-N-Go line of underwear for men and women from Ex-Officio. I love their briefs so much, that I am giving away 2 free pairs so you can try them out for yourself! Details on how to enter are below.  I also realize its a bit odd for my very first review and giveaway to be for underwear, but that's how highly I recommend them!

Clothes laid out to pack for a vacation

Now, why I love these so much - imagine you are in the process of packing for a week-long trip, how many pairs of underwear do you take? Say you will be gone for 7 days, do you take 7 pairs of underwear? Or do you throw in an extra, just in case something happens and you want to be fresh and clean for your night out of dinner and exploring? And 7 pairs of underwear, that takes up room in your suitcase (maybe more of a guy’s issue). So, you could pack less and wear them twice. Do the ole’ turn them inside out trick. But, that still has an ick factor. Everyone packs different.  I always lay everything out on the bed while packing, and the first consideration is always the underwear numbers game.

I get it, it does seem like overkill in the thought department about something so small as underwear. But, what could be worse than waking up in the middle of your dream vacation, engrossed in that travel mode, completely disconnected from home, and you’re casually getting ready for a day of exploring. And then you realize, you have no clean underwear. You must settle on wearing your two-day old briefs that have been making friends with all your other dirty clothes. They have accumulated the collective stench of your dirty clothes bag, all co-mingled and stuffed together to save room. No thank you.

Ex-Officio briefs rolled upIt’s not the end of the world, nor will it ruin your trip. But with a bit of foresight and preparation, completely avoidable. With the memory of sliding on those dank, two-day old undies in the back of my mind, I set out to find a better way to ensure a continual supply of fresh briefs before leaving for an around the world trip. I was essentially living out of a backpack for the foreseeable future, so it was the underwear numbers game multiplied out by 9 months. What I found, and used for that whole time, was underwear by Ex-Officio.  I swear by them.

The one’s I bought and recommend, the Give-N-Go briefs, are light weight and breathable.  This is an added bonus for when you travel to warmer climates. And because they are light weight and compact, they are easy to roll up while packing.  Which, takes up less space than other underwear choices, allowing you to bring more!

I bought four pairs of these back in 2015, wore them extensively for 9 months while traveling, and I still wear them today.  They also function great outside of the travel world; perfect for workouts, bike rides -  anything active or outdoors related. And as you can see from the pictures, they still look almost new. I’m really impressed by the durability of these, as they have held up great over such a long period of time, and under such strenuous use. The video clip even further proves their incredible functionality. I completed a half day hike to Laguna de Los Tres in Argentine Patagonia and celebrated by taking a dip in the freezing water.  Thanks to the Ex-Officio briefs I was able to quickly dry off, have lunch, and hike back out. Can your underwear perform that well?

But, my favorite feature, and why they are a must have for any traveler is, how easy they are to clean. Because they are super quick drying, you can wash a few pairs just before bed in your sink and hang to dry overnight. By morning, you will have fresh, clean, and dry underwear. It seriously only takes 5 minutes to give them a good wash, and it’s a small price to pay for the assurance of always having clean undies to start your day.

This solved the underwear numbers game, and gave me peace of mind that I would always have a clean pair of briefs to wear the next day. With this incredibly high performing and functional line from Ex-Officio, you can travel confidently knowing that at a bare minimum, all you need is two. Anything else just buys time between when you need to wash them. Stay clean, cool, and comfortable, no matter how many days you are on vacation. And, you can justify the purchase and investment, knowing that they function great in your day to day life, outside of the travel realm. They might even end up being the only underwear you ever wear!

As we mentioned at the beginning, we love this underwear so much, that we are putting on a free give-away. One winner will receive 2 free Give-N-Go briefs from Ex-Officio. Check out what’s available for men and women at the links below. To enter, read the official rules and enter your email address in the form below.  We want you to experience first-hand, the only travel underwear you will ever need!  Also, we'd love to hear from you.  Leave us a comment if you also have a weird love for Ex-Officio underwear, or tell us what works for you!


Registration Period to Enter Free Giveaway has Ended 


Official Rules:

  • Deadline to enter giveaway is October 13, 2017, 12:00 (noon) MST.  Winner will be announced after that date, and contacted via email.
  • One (1) winner will receive 2 pairs of Ex-Officio underwear.  Winner may choose between the Give-N-Go Boxer Brief for Men, or the Give-N-Go Bikini Brief for Women.  Any available color and size are acceptable selections, links to products below for clarification:
  • Only one entry per person.  To enter, the entire registration process must be completed, including confirming your email address.
  • Must be 18+ and a resident of the United States
  • No purchase necessary
  • Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administrated by, or associated with Facebook or Ex-Officio.  You understand that you are providing your information to Traveling Tranquilo d/b/a Forever Exploring LLC, and not to Facebook or Ex-Officio.  By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of both Facebook and Ex-Officio from any claims.

2 Responses

Traveling Tranquilo
Traveling Tranquilo

October 10, 2017

@Megan – that is a great trick which we highly recommend, and frequently use!


October 09, 2017

Don’t forget the ol swimsuit as a back up pair of undies trick – or does that not work for guys? Either way, these seem like a much better option.

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