Men's Aether Boxers

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These classic boxer shorts make a great base layer, and with an extremely soft finish, they’re great for everyday comfort.

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Colour: Mid Grey Marl
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These classic 6” leg boxer shorts make a superbly comfortable base layer for whatever life has in store for you, be it a long day in the office or something altogether more adventurous.

With flatlocked displaced seams and anatomical panelling these technical boxers ensure all day comfort whether you’re at the office or out hillwalking.

The blended technical fibres are highly absorbent, high-wicking and crease resistant. Combined with elastane for stretch, these boxers are soft to the touch and allow plenty freedom of movement. They're also extremely durable so they won’t fade or lose their shape and are easy to care for, simply wash in the machine or by hand and they’ll be dry in no time ready to go again.

With the Aether Boxers there’s no need to compromise on comfort for high-performance technology.


Fabric: 83% polyester, 11% lyocell, 6% elastane with Dynamic Moisture Control

Lightweight - Weight: 70g
Lightweight - Weight: 70g

We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.

Packable - Pack Size: 140ml
Packable - Pack Size: 140ml

Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hours

All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.

Dynamic Moisture Control™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

Features at a glance+
  • Fabric: 83% polyester, 11% lyocell, 6% elastane with Dynamic Moisture Control.
  • Weight: 70g.
  • Pack Size: 140ml.
  • Drying Time: 4 hours.
  • Lightweight, super-soft boxer shorts.
  • Technical fibres which are naturally odour-inhibiting and durable.
  • Flatlocked and low bulk seams to reduce chafing and irritation.
  • Classic boxer shape with 6” inside leg.
  • Double layer front gusset for comfort and support.
  • Anatomic panelling for an unrivalled fit.
  • Quick drying.
  • High wicking.
  • Durable.
  • Lightweight.

Dynamic Moisture Control™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

Size Guide+
Mid Grey Marl

Mens Aether Boxers

Inches 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
CM 76-81 86-91 97-102 107-112 117-122
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This product has a Rating of 4.3 / 5

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What People are Saying

Age: Over 70
Purpose: Everyday wear
Length you've had item: Couple of months
Reviewed: February 2021

A dilemma


Last year I tried the Cool Silver Trunks and really liked them, then with the Aether Boxers in the sale had to try them. Now it’s Trunks or Boxers, both are really comfortable, give great support where needed. I don’t know which I prefer. Didn’t expect to like boxers as I had previously tried other makes, Rohan makes the difference.

Martyn Smale
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Cycling short and long distance
Length you've had item: 1pr a year, 2nd pair 6mths.
Reviewed: January 2021

Excellent for Cycling but......


Perfect for cycling as they fit closely and mould around your tackle to prevent it rubbing against the inside of the thighs. That means you can cycle all day in them without the need to apply the usual cycling creams. Only 4 stars because, as referred to in other reviews, I really miss the ease of use of the access vent when going to the loo. I think it should be possible to design a pair that contains everything securely, as above, while still giving access through a vent when required. Currently, I often have to struggle to pull down my shorts/trousers and these boxers to urinate fully.

Hi thanks for your review. I'm pleased to confirm we are also launching a pair with a fly opening (for those who prefer this option). These should be available form February 2021.

Rebecca - Web Team
Brian J Connors
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Everyday for everything,including hill walking.
Length you've had item: Over 1 year
Reviewed: January 2021

Mens Aether boxers


Love these. Using for last 12 months and still close fitting and supportive. Especially like NO front opening , who needs that hassle.

Good value at 2 for £30 when the offer is on.

Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: Walking, in-town casual cycling
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: March 2020

Men's Aether boxers


Extremely comfortable boxers. The best I've ever bought.

They are close-fitting - but not too tight - and not loose like most other boxers (which in effect means they are not really boxers and all the better for it). And they give very good support, if you know what I mean.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I prefer the fact they do not have a front hole - and I wouldn't have bought them if they did.

I like them so much I've just bought four more pairs to add to the three I already have.

Age: 46-50
Purpose: Under garments
Length you've had item: 2 Months,
Reviewed: January 2020

They fit, they are comfy. Thats it !


Great fit as others have reported, I think some of the support maybe comes from the fact that theres no gaping hole in the seam to allow easy access for the urinal stop, I know there are some reviews stating that there is no access to the twig and berries but i cant honestly remember wearing some with that feature? So i'm used to the over the counter option and the fit is great, leg length fine, waist band fit is good and they dont ride up your leg so the trade off is you dont have to push them back down your thighs but you do have to unfurl the waistband to allow access.

Ian Hall
Purpose: Everyday
Length you've had item: 1 day.
Reviewed: January 2020

Oh dear. A design faux pas!


A massive supporter, and wearer of Rohan, I was surprised to put on these extra long boxers and find no “front access”.

Comfortable - yes. Practical - NO!!

Thank you for your review. Please be assured we have passed your feedback on to our Design Team.

Customer Service
John Newstead
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Daily wear
Length you've had item: 2 days
Reviewed: December 2019

A design conundrum


I usually wear Rohan Cool Silver trunks, but whilst buying some Rohan clothing for me, for Christmas, my wife decided to buy me 2 pairs of Aether Boxer shorts.

I wore a pair yesterday and I have to agree with other reviewers that they are extremely comfortable. However, imagine my consternation when visiting the loo when at first I thought I must have put them on back to front, but further investigation confirmed that I was wearing them correctly and that these boxers do not have a front opening. The longer leg in this boxer design, compared with the leg length of the cool silver shorts presents a logistical problem, as the close fit on the leg presents is difficult to pull up and I was, pardon the pun, relieved that I made this discovery in the comfort of the downstairs loo, rather than when stood at a public urinal ...

The ones I have used, after laundry, will probably reside at the bottom of my underwear drawer, the other pair, still unopened, will be going back to the Rohan shop.

I have built up a large wardrobe of Rohan clothing over 35 years and have always considered that each garment offered good design, form, function and practicability. These Aether Boxers fall short of the mark

Jerry Whitmarsh
Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: hiking
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: October 2019



I prefer boxers to briefs .. less chafing .. and these ones are great. Very comfortable and lightweight.

I have no idea why the website says they weight 140g per pair. The ones I have weight nearly half that, 79g.

Thanks for the feedback regarding the product weight. I can confirm the website is now showing the correct weight.

Rebecca - Web Team
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Cool weather hiking and travel
Length you've had item: 1 month including washing several times
Reviewed: June 2019

Aether boxers the best I have tried


A couple of years ago I changed from briefs to boxers. Different brands of boxers give a varying degree of support and containment but Rohan's Aether Boxers are outstanding in this respect. This is partly achieved by not having a front opening. This might be inconvenient for those who need to urinate frequently but for me the thrice-daily inconvenience is more than balanced by the continuous support. The promised odour-inhibition seems valid so far but I am skeptical about the claimed 3-hour drying time. This item is very high quality but rather expensive so I cannot rate it as "great value".

Hugh Myott
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Daily wear
Length you've had item: 1month
Reviewed: May 2019

Review of Men’s Aether Boxers


Despite being a Rohan fan for over 30 years I have for some time resisted buying Rohan underwear as I perceived it as not being of good value for this type of garment. Having recently purchased two pairs of Aether Boxers my opinion has completely changed, I have never worn such comfortable underwear. Once again well done Rohan a genuine success..

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