August 31, 2023
Regardless if you’ve heard of them or not, jockstraps are having a major cultural moment—and we think they're here to stay.. Offering support without impeding movement, they’re the go-to for people who want to feel secure upfront while letting their cheeks fly free. See why jockstraps are the underwear of choice for anyone who values comfort and performance.
A jockstrap is a type of underwear that typically has a wide elastic waistband with a front pouch and two straps in the back that hug the wearer’s upper thigh just below the buttcheeks. Its minimal design is perfect for providing unrestricted support. Jockstraps are typically used with a protective cup to protect a man’s delicate genitalia during contact sports like football, rugby, and hockey.
However, the first jockstrap was invented by C. F. Bennett in 1847 to provide comfort and support for bicycle messengers working the cobblestone streets of Boston. Bennett then went on to found the Bike Company which was one of the only stand-alone manufacturers producing men’s jockstraps. And to this day, BIKE Athletic still produces the original jock, but this time, for the modern man.
Although they were born into the world of sport, jockstraps have many benefits of being worn off the court, too.
Gone are the days of sweaty bottoms because of too much fabric. Thanks to the jockstrap’s minimal amount of fabric it’s great for hot days or tighter outfits. Because your entire butt is exposed, you get maximum airflow even on those summer days with crazy humidity.
Goodbye, wedgies, and constant adjustments. Jockstraps keep all the furniture in the same room (catch our drift) so you don’t need to be fixing and fidgeting every time to stand up. And, once again, due to their limited amount of fabric, you have more mobility so you can move comfortably and carefree.
Jockstraps are great for the field, but are they good for the gym? Yes! The front pouch molds to your body shape to keep everything together, and the leg straps work to minimize slippage. No more surprises during squats, lunges, and stretching.
More than just support in the front, those two leg straps offer ample support to your behind. The sturdy supports lift your backside up, creating a more pronounced divide from bum to thigh— contributing to a more rounded silhouette in shorts and pants.
The ample support and minimal material provided by jocks can lead to a boost in confidence because they make everything look a little bigger and firmer. Plus, the feeling of having your buns out just makes you feel good!
Now that jockstraps are more prominent off the field, they’re becoming quite the fashion statement. You can find them in an array of colors and patterns—sure to find one that fits your personal aesthetic.
Due to their durability and performance materials, jockstraps tend to last longer than your standard boxers or briefs. Plus, if you take good care of your jocks by washing them properly, you’ll have them for years to come.
If you’re interested in adding some jockstraps to your repertoire or want to expand your collection, BIKE Athletic is your one-stop shop for all things jocks. Here you’re sure to find one that fits your needs, whether you’re wearing it poolside, at the gym, or simply out to dinner with some pals. Shop BIKE jockstraps today and experience a whole new world of comfort and support.
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