The hammock pouch. The ball pocket. The ball pouch. The Paradise Pocket. Whatever you want to call it, just know that it is the most important feature for comfort. You can’t create the most comfortable men’s underwear without it (but only if it’s designed well — not all ball pouches are created equal, but we’ll get to that later).

If you don’t know what it is, or if your underwear doesn’t have one, now is the perfect time to make the switch and experience life-changing comfort.

Below, we’re going to talk about why hammock pouch technology is so important, different ball pouch designs, what makes the most comfortable underwear, and how we’re democratizing comfort.


What Is Ball Pouch Underwear?

It’s all in the name: the ball pouch is an internal support pouch that’s designed to separate your nuggets from your thighs — just drop your nuts into the pocket and it’ll eliminate unwanted skin-on-skin contact and stickage with your thighs. 

And best of all, you know that awkward elongated side step, sumo squat, or the times you secretly slip your hand into your pocket to pry your giblets from your thighs? You can kiss those awkward readjustments goodbye and stay comfy all day.

The ball pouch elevates your underwear to be the most advanced and premium performance boxer briefs in your drawer — as if they’re permanently riding first-class with plenty of room. It’s one of the most important features a pair of underwear can have, yet the majority of men don’t own a single pair of underwear with a pocket, so they’re missing out on life-changing comfort.


Why Is It Important To Have a Hammock Pouch?

From protecting your goods to ensuring you’re always comfortable, there’s no shortage of benefits to having a ball pouch. Below are the main benefits of having a ball pocket, a feature that is essential for the best men’s underwear.


Comfort, Comfort, and More Comfort

Just like the rule of real estate (location, location, location), the rule for underwear is comfort, comfort, and more comfort. 

As mentioned above, keeping your majesticles separate from your thighs creates unparalleled comfort since you no longer have to keep tugging at your pants to unstick or separate them. That’s where your ball pouch boxer briefs come in. 

This means distraction-free days without the need to re-adjust, so you can get back to the important things in life without doing awkward readjustments on your privates that make everyone else around you uncomfortable.

Protect Your Sperm by Being as Cool as a Cucumber

When you’re wearing form-fitting underwear, especially on a hot day, you might not realize that you’re inadvertently heating up your funny bits as the fabric starts to push up. And considering that temperature is a major factor for sperm count and that heat is the silent killer of fertility, it’s really important to keep your frank and beans as cool as possible with a comfort flex fit.

Some men wear boxer shorts-style underwear to improve airflow and keep their equipment cool, but boxers allow your boys to swing around uncontrollably and smack against your thighs, especially when you’re on the move.

When you search for ball pouch underwear, make sure that the pocket is made with mesh fabric so that it is incredibly breathable down there. 

The benefit of a ball pouch is that it keeps the boys in place and supported, and when the pocket is made with mesh, you have a winning one-two combo of support and breathability, meaning your marbles will always be at the right temperature.

But the mesh ball pouch allows for more airflow and ventilation between your giggle berries and the inside of your underwear — what about making sure you don’t trap heat inside your underwear? 

That’s where our Mesh Breathe Zones come in — our Breathe Zones are mesh areas strategically located where guys sweat the most (on the lower back and between the legs) to allow for more airflow down there. 

The Mesh Breathe Zones combined with our mesh Paradise Pocket ensure that your soldiers get the maximum amount of breathability they can — as if you are wearing boxer shorts.


Fight the Friction

We’ve sent humans to the moon, so why haven’t we figured out how to stop your balls from rubbing against your thighs and causing friction? 

Friction is a death sentence when you’re talking about underwear. It can create rashes and irritation and flat-out ruin your day. Like working out in loose boxers with the wrong inseam, it just sucks. And on a hot day when you’re sweating? Forget about it. 

Not only does the pocket unstick your jewels, it completely eliminates the possibility of friction.

And while we’re talking about science — sweat can’t evaporate without air, and there’s no air to be found when your berries are stuck to your thighs. Our mesh performance fabric is moisture-wicking and dries quickly, meaning you’ll never have to do a karate kick to separate the gang and get them some ventilation.


Say Goodbye to Crammed Berries

Most underwear doesn’t have enough room in the front pouch to comfortably fit around your truffles, so they end up “mashing” them down rather than providing support. It’s like they were designed for a Ken doll instead of the anatomy of men. 

So here we are — pouchless underwear somehow found its way into our drawers to cram and squish our berries against each other and our inner thighs.

The front pouch on All Citizens underwear does the exact opposite — it has plenty of room to comfortably fit your stones, and when combined with our Paradise Pocket, it creates the perfect cradle to caress the jewels and keep everything separated — just how they’re supposed to be.


Not All Hammock Pouches Are Created Equal

There are a few different types of ball pouches and they vary greatly in design, functionality, and effectiveness. We’ll review the main ball pouch designs and share the pros and cons of each.


The U Shape

This is the simplest ball pouch design, and it’s also the least effective; it actually isn’t effective at all. This is what you get when you pick Shinesty, Saxx, Hanes, Sheath, and other typical brands that you’ll see on Amazon and across the web.

You’ll find this design from underwear brands who aren’t trying to innovate or create the most comfortable products - they just use this run-of-the-mill design, slap on a logo’d waistband, overcharge you because of their “premium brand image,” and call it a day.

For this ball pouch design, the fabric is cut into a “U” shape, and when you put on the underwear, you have to tuck your fruit basket in front of the “U.” This works well if you stand perfectly still, but as soon as you take your first step, move around or sit, you immediately fall out of the pocket. Ineffective, usually overpriced — avoid this design.


The Side Walls

Unlike the U Shape, the Side Wall design actually works when you stand and walk around, but Peter and the boys tend to fall out of the separation area when you sit or lay down. 

The way the Side Walls work is there is a “wall” of fabric on the left and ride side of your nuggets to keep them from coming into contact with your thighs. They’re easy to put on and wear, so they are good for running errands and when you’re on the move, but if you’re planning on sitting down or relaxing sideways on a couch, prepare to pry your dude parts off of your thighs.


The Patent-Pending Paradise Pocket

After spending over a year studying and wear-testing all of the different types of ball pouch underwear as well as how men and their man parts move (that’s a whole ‘nother story), we poured hundreds of hours designing the perfect pouch to address all of the areas where the other pouches fall short.

The All Citizens Paradise Pocket is a hammock pouch that holistically wraps around your members for complete and total separation from your thighs. 

The holistic design ensures that the lads never fall out of the pocket during any activity - once you put them on, you’ll be adjust-free the whole day. It has been ranked as the most effective ball pouch by experts and customers, and it’s so unique and effective that we filed for a patent. 

How many undies in your drawer can say that?


What Makes a Good (and Bad) Pair of Underwear?

The ball pouch is one of the most important aspects of quality undies, but that’s just one of the many features you should look for. Below is a list of other smart features and considerations to look for when searching for the most comfortable underwear. 


Smart Features of All Citizens Underwear

Below are the features that make All Citizens underwear a game changer for guys everywhere.


The Paradise Pocket

Did you expect anything else to be first? Our specially-designed Paradise Pocket utilizes all the features we’ve been talking about and manages to throw in a little something extra. Keep your package feeling secure, comfortable, and cool with this breathable mesh oasis.


Grip Thighs

Up next on our latest installment of “things that suck”: wedgies and legs riding up. The uncomfortable feeling of cloth in your crack is usually caused by the legs of your underwear sliding up to the top of your thighs. 

The realization that it’s happening in public. The subtle readjustment. It sucks! Our Grip Thighs stay put on even long legs, so riding up is a thing of the past. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this gripping band on your thighs.


Mesh Breathe Zones

Our Mesh Breathe Zones take care of all of the breathability problems you were probably running into with your old undies. They’re strategically placed in all the areas that sweat the worst (between the legs and on the lower back) without sacrificing any comfort or fit. This mesh fabric provides the ventilation and airflow you need to stay cool as a cucumber.


Quick Access Horizontal Fly

Vertical fly (also known as keyhole fly) or no-fly underwear makes it awkward to go to the bathroom. You have to rummage about down there or go “up and over.” So we redesigned the fly to be a quick access horizontal fly that makes it much easier and faster to hit the head when nature calls.


What’s the Best Fabric for Underwear?

What’s the biggest culprit of uncomfortable underwear? The material. 

Our underwear is made from 90% recycled polyester and 10% Spandex, so it’s much more eco-friendly than most other fabrics. It’s ultra-soft and gets softer with every wash without pilling, and it’s incredibly breathable, so you’ll remain cool during any activity. 

If you do end up working up a sweat, our fabric quickly gets rid of any unwanted moisture and dries quickly, even faster than the micromodal and cotton stretch fabrics used by our competitors. That means you’ll never have to feel like you took a dip in a pool when you’re literally just sitting outside (another thing that sucks: sitting in your sweat). 

The Spandex allows the underwear to follow your body’s movements and not get stretched out or torn, which is incredibly helpful during exercise, running errands around the city, walking your dog, or anything in between.

What about when you’re not exercising? 

Our fabric feels like nothing’s there. 


Eco-Friendly Underwear

The clothing industry accounts for a large percentage of global carbon emissions

Man-made and synthetic fabrics take a long time to decompose, which is why we use recycled polyester in all of our underwear to keep old clothing out of landfills, oceans, and incinerators.

When you’re shopping for underwear, “how does this affect the environment” probably isn’t your first thought. We’re actively trying to change that, and it all starts with how you buy your underwear and who you choose to buy it from. 

Our founder Danny Charbonnet sums this up perfectly: “Performance and sustainability are a powerful combination.” 


Quality Underwear That Costs Less

It’s completely understandable that a price tag can scare you away from purchasing quality underwear. Thankfully, All Citizens makes designer underwear that’s half the price but better quality, performance, and, most importantly, comfort.

To make prices even better, All Citizens offers a completely affordable drawer refresh package. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on a few pairs of underwear that — A: don’t offer any cool features, B: aren’t dope, and C: are uncomfortable — make it easy on yourself and get the underwear you’ve always wanted at an affordable price. 


The Most Comfortable Underwear

This isn’t up for debate: Your underwear needs to be comfortable. Through thick and thin, exercise and lounging, working and playing, your underwear should be there to take care of you. 

Our underwear offers seamless sides for a smooth, classy appearance and feel. Basically, fewer seams eliminate all possibilities of chafing and itching. It was a difficult feat to pull off, but we did it. 

Our material is ultra-soft and snug. The fabric makes you feel as if you’re going commando when you’re actually wearing the best darn undies ever created. 

Also, don’t forget our thick waistband. It prevents rolling, which means you never have to worry about the Grand Canyon showing when you’re crouched down. 

Comfort is a given, a necessity, even. Trust us when we say that there isn’t a more comfortable pair of underwear out there. 



When you get out of bed in the morning and you groggily trot over to your underwear drawer, you should be looking at a wide variety of fun and serious options for whatever activities you have planned for the day. 

Variety is important, even if it is just you seeing your underwear, so have fun with it and don’t take life too seriously. This is why we offer a line of Limited Editionboxer brief patterns to suit every mood — from Lazy Pandas to Big Sushi Energy. Take your pick and fit your undies to how you’re feeling that day.


Democratizing Comfort

Comfort is an issue for a majority of people in the world. We’re not just talking about undies: physiological, external, habitat, and future comforts should be accessible to all. You might be asking yourself, “How can one pair of comfortable underwear change the world?”

All Citizens recognizes that comfort is so much more than underwear, which is why we started the For All social mission to make holistic wellbeing accessible to communities in need. 

We provide actionable support to communities worldwide, partnering with organizations that share our commitment to comfort for all. These partnerships gave rise to our For All Collection of boxer briefs in which a portion of each sale is donated to a comfort-focused cause.

We’re actively trying to democratize comfort and make it available for everyone, everywhere. It’s no small task, but we hope you join us in our mission to go green and stay comfortable — to the ball pouch and beyond.



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Type of underwear worn and markers of testicular function among men attending a fertility center | NCBI

All Citizens All-In On Eco-Friendly Pocketed Boxer Briefs | The Manual

Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable? | BBC

July 14, 2022 — Bridget Reed

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