I bought two pairs of these for a trip to Costa Rica 5 years ago and alternated them for 3 weeks washing in a sink and hang drying. One is still in my circulation in great condition and the other I lost, and as of this purchase i will have phased my entire wardrobe to these. Are they expensive? Yes. But they are worth it. They last phenomenally well, they can be washed and dried by hand without issue, and they really dont smell even when backpacking around a tropical country for 3 weeks. Above and beyond all that, they are incredibly comfortable. They dont bunch or ride up or get sweaty, they just are there without me ever noticing them- everything i ever hoped for every other type of boxer i tried which all ended up disappointing.