All our male hernia briefs will retain a single or bilateral inguinal hernia, and offer support and comfort so virtually all you need to decide is aesthetics and function. Some are better suited to different body shapes. All briefs have two shaped foam pads that give direct support to the hernia and fit in a sewn pouch in front of the hernia brief. For most wearers, briefs are not a substitute for surgery but can mitigate problems and lead to a better long-term surgical outcome. Our 'top-tip' for getting the size right based on countless conversations with gentlemen with a hernia is - 'Use a tight tape measure for an accurate fit, don't rely on your trouser size, measure twice - shop once.'
Inguinal Hernia Model
Attributes and intended wearer
Model #516 Our most popular hernia brief. For men who require Inguinal Hernia support in a Boxer brief cut. Suitable for single or double inguinal hernia. If you are used to existing boxer shorts with material that comes onto the leg rather than the thigh you may prefer this style.
Model #515 One of our most popular hernia briefs, these have slightly more cotton content than the #316 so useful in the summer or for travel. Features a front-opening flap. If you have a large stomach consider the #560 or #313 for a better fit. Suitable for single or double inguinal hernia.
Model #560 A very conventional-looking brief designed for men who are active or conscious of their condition in a public setting. No front opening. Designed for a relatively small hernia (peanut size). Suitable if you have a relatively large stomach as the width measurement starts lower down. Suitable for single or double inguinal hernia. .
For men who require a low-cut more conventional-looking inguinal hernia brief. Side-opening. Also suitable if you have a relatively large stomach as the width measurement starts lower down. Suitable for single or double inguinal hernia. The low-waisted version of our #316 Inguinal Hernia brief.
For those men who like or need high support. This is available on NHS prescription for UK customers because of the large size range. Less suitable if you have a large stomach because the high waist size measurement is distorted and customers tend to pick a bigger brief than they need. Front-opening 'drawbridge' flap for comfort. Suitable for single or double inguinal hernia. Additionally, customers with existing back problems have also reported pain relief in the back when wearing these briefs.