Review: Hanes Comfort Flex Fit® String Bikinis

Hanes comfort flex fit string bikinis

I kept going back and forth about giving these Hanes Comfort Flex Fit® string bikinis a try. I figured they’d have too much coverage for my preference, but decided to add them to a curbside pickup order one day. Having someone have to grab them off the shelf for me also drove my purchase a bit. It possibly exposed at least one person to the string bikini style for men. I do wonder if it was a male or female shopper that pulled them off the rack and what they thought. Another motive for giving the Hanes string bikini a whirl was a couple guys in my forums seem to think they are decent and they are reviewed well online at Wal-Mart and Hanes. I figured an underwear blog needs to review them and I’m probably the only one that will go for budget pairs. Plus was interested in how they compare to the Life by Jockey I used to wear somewhat regularly many years ago.

So here I am reviewing a budget pair of string bikinis I got from Walmart. For about $16, I got 6 pairs in 5 different solid colors. Nothing crazy with the colors and all fine with me to wear. Overall they look pretty much the same as the Life by Jockey string bikinis. Now I probably should have sized down on the Hanes like I did the Life for a better comparison for fit, but I forgot I did that. The real difference between the two brands is the fabric. The Life by Jockey are 100% cotton while the Hanes are 57% cotton, 38% modal, and 5% spandex. At the time of writing the Hanes are a little cheaper and you get one more pair than the Life by Jockey.

Let’s look at some more details on the Hanes String bikinis. They have the narrow sides like a string bikini should have. They measure in at about a ½”. The pouch is a flat design, which is the same as the Life string bikinis. Rear coverage is full back. These are machine wash cool and tumble dry low, but says to not use fabric softener. The box says they offer sizes from small (28″-30″ or 70cm-75cm) to 3XL (48″-50″ or 120cm-125cm). The string bikini is made in Vietnam.

Overall I find these a comfortable basic string bikini. As I figured before I made the purchase, the back is more coverage than I like. The pouch coverage is fine and has plenty of room even with it being a flat front pouch. A center seam contour pouch would make it better for me and make it a step for sure above the Life by Jockey one. I mentioned I sized down in the Life brand to give a better fit in rear and pouch support. I think that probably is what I should have done with these too, since I do normally like a bit of a snug fit. Seems like the bikini has a little extra fabric in the rear than it needs. I’d say the fabric blend of the Hanes bikini is a better option than the Life’s 100% cotton. Support is fine for every day wear. Not a pair I would wear exercising or sports.

Now I’m going to give these one thong up. Not because I think guys into bikinis already and have found some of the online brands should get them. I’m looking at them as a budget option especially for guys just trying the style out. Many guys I have talked to have started with bikinis from Kmart, which got us hooked. So these would be a good starting point into skimpier styles from the norm. It’s good that they can be stumbled upon in a store and get someone interested in wanting to try them. I’ve read reviews of this string bikinis where women buy their guys them. Then with reservations at first about trying them ended up liking them. Also reviews from guys deciding to take a chance on them and really ending up liking them too. So my approval of them are for guys that find them interesting. For the price you’re not going to be out much money if you end up not liking them. Really they’re better than other underwear styles and options available in most local stores like Walmart.

My Rating Overview

Support Rating: 4.0
Overall Comfort: 5.0
Recommendation: One thong up

Pros: Comfortable, Available is sizes small to 3XL
Cons: Too much rear coverage for me

Additional Photos
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What do you rate the Hanes Comfort Flex Fit® String Bikinis?

7 Responses

  1. DonS says:

    If anyone wants additional positive reviews, check the Bikini Reviews on the Forum.

    The photo shows there is a fair bit of rear panel, judging by the fold of the rear panel and the shortness of the string sides.

    However, that said, for anyone wanting to try a string bikini these seem a good product to try. As you say, not much lost if not found to comfortable or desired. Have these been available for some time, or is it perhaps a line being introduced for Christmas sales.

    • The Bottom Drawer says:

      Thanks for pointing out where to look in the forums. Here is the link to the discussion in the forums. First I heard of them is from JustSomeDude71 post there at the end of March. Looking at reviews on Hanes and Walmart they appear to have been available around end of November in 2019.

      • DonS says:

        We’ve discussed the inconsistency in sizing which can occur within the same style, so that one item feels great and another of the same style not so. I think it was SM_Thongguy who said he had experienced this “feature” in one of the brands in his thong collection series, and it is common in Kiniki products. How do these Hanes vary in fit by colour.

        • The Bottom Drawer says:

          I haven’t worn all the pairs, but the ones I have worn seem to be consistent to me. Maybe someone that has worn them more regular can chime in with their experience with consistency.

  2. JR2 says:

    Its nice to see that major store selling them! I think the are are great starting point to wearing bikinis and nice available option when your in need , you can at least find these on the shelf . Though it would be nice to see hanes and life brands come up with a thong style off from these bikinis and have walmart , other chain stores stock them!

  3. David_NC says:

    As someone who discovered his first string bikini at Kmart in the mid 90s, I am glad to see at least one big box store continue to carry this type of underwear in the store. Other big box stores may offer limited variety online, but few carry them in the store. I was lucky enough to buy some Life strings before Walmart switched to the Hanes so it may be a little while before I purchase these. However, I like how these aren’t 100% cotton (unlike Life) which can make things hot down there, though Life’s strings are fairly thin so it isn’t typically too bad. I think these would be a great starting point for the guy wanting to try something new without breaking the bank. On a side note, I was shopping online and discovered American Eagle also sells men’s briefs (online only); these aren’t bikinis but they also aren’t granddad’s huge white briefs either. For a retailer more geared to the younger generation to offer their own brand of briefs is awesome. Obliviously more men would wear briefs (or skimpier) if they were more readily available.

  4. mrrigid says:

    Good find! The old Hanes String Briefs were about my favorite ‘mainstream’ (Hanes/Jockey/Fruit) underwear. I like the Life by Jockey too, though I don’t get why you can’t buy them from I’ll try these out next.

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