Shinesty – ‘Orange & Teal’ Ball Hammocks Review

Happy Sunday everyone! 🧡💙 I hope everyone has been great since my last in-depth post. Which has unfortunately been around 2 weeks ago. I previously explained I had a bit of personal drama and lost thousands of photos… All good now though! Today’s post is all watermelon inspired because summer is ending and Jacob and myself are sad to see it go so quickly! 🍉

I want to jump back into the swing of blogging and do a HUGE shout out again to the wonderful team at Shinesty! Just before summer Jacob and I received a few pairs of their punchy and super flattering ‘Ball Hammocks’. I’d actually planned this awesome shoot in my head over the summer months outside, because of how loud the print is. But sadly time was not on our side. However I’ve put together a more simpler shoot that is more us really and still shows off these awesome undies! 🤙🏼


S h i n e s t y


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

So my plan originally which I’m thinking to go back to next summer, was to do a fun photo shoot with giant watermelon slices in the frame. Something summery, something fun and something colourful. Inspired by the print themselves I liked the jarring effect the colours had in the frame.


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

We decided to shoot in our bedroom, much like our lazy morning in our ‘Peacock’ printed set. I’ve always liked the idea of relaxing in bed and sharing a snack together. It is intimate and cute.

We are both now getting busier in our lives, so moments like this can sometimes become long overdue. I thought as we woke up early that today would be a fantastic opportunity to share some time together before we cracked on with our errands, jobs and daily tasks. As I’m writing this post now, Jacob is outside cutting the grass in the garden and tidying the plants that he has planted.


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

Ball Hammocks – Why This Name?


So I mentioned in my previous post that this term was used because of the design. They modern day approach to a pair of undies that doesn’t leave your boys feeling too clammy and claustrophobic. This design has become a huge staple to the brands iconic branding. The style and cut is fresh and contemporary. The pouch allows you freedom and breathable comfort as you go about your day.


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

The Most Comfortable Boxer Briefs


You betcha! I’ve already written about how much Jacob and I adore this range of undies, we were lucky enough to try out for the brand. The material is a mixture of 95% Micromodal & 5% Spandex. This just means pure comfort! [With a little bit of stretch.] ✌🏼 The material has moisture-wicking abilities which leave you feeling fresher for day long wear. The pouch easily supports your junk and allows for both total support and freedom.


Close up of sliced triangular watermelon sitting in a white square bowl. The colour is rich and refreshing.

How Refreshing Does This Watermelon Look? 🍉


Those colours are a dream and make me thirsty. 💦 Anyone else obsessed with the iPhone’s portrait camera mode?


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

So watermelon 🍉 to me is the actual definition of summer and such a great way to keep yourself hydrated too. I’ve been looking into eating more watery-based fruits to keep my skin more plumped. 💦 This summer was quite warm and often times that extra water intake was needed. Unfortunately for us, this pair of watermelon that I bought last week to shoot with earlier had definitely gone past their best. Just check out the next shot, because it was not so sweet.


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

So yeah… Not super fresh! 🙋🏼‍♂️ A shame as I was hoping to eat these after we shot with them. I wanted to make some watermelon juice! 💕


Jacob and myself wearing Shinesty's Orange & Teal Striped, Ball Hammock boxer shorts. The print is thick and loud and quite bold. We are relaxing on top of the bed, whilst eating giant watermelon slices.

Our Verdict:


We are both super fans of Shinesty and their Ball Hammocks. If you have read through our previous post, which will be linked below you’ll already know this. For those who are new I’ll explain now. We always wear our sets throughout the week as they provide us the best comfort. It is the only set of boxer briefs out of my collection that I actually like wearing. As in, I aim to pick these out and not avoid them like some of my others. I mentioned before I am more of a jockstrap or briefs kind of guy these days and I try and limit myself to wearing any boxer briefs.

My problem is that my body gets very hot quickly and having a higher temperature than normal means I get uncomfortable quickly. So its ideal to have some undies that keep me cooler like the sets we both kindly received by Shinesty. The moisture-wicking ability keeps my undies dryer and more comfortable throughout the day. Sadly this is the reality for me, but I know that I am not alone in this. So for any guys out there struggling to find boxer briefs that not only look great, but keep your cool and are ideal for the day ahead. We both recommend these from Shinesty. [No-one wants those clammy nuts and bolts to be fair.]


Orange Crush Hawaiian Party Kimono & Orange/Teal Striped Ball Hammock Boxers

I’ve spent most of this summer swanning around the house in my Shinesty robe and undies. They are brilliant and I’m so thankful to have been able to give my opinion on them. Definitely a brand I am loving at the moment and will continue to shout out! The robe is my absolute favourite piece to throw on in the morning when I am getting ready. I feel fabulous and so fucking good in it. 👑 Why the hell wouldn’t I want to feel like that!

You can shop them through the links in this post and they retail $24.99 on Shinesty’s website and using google, they convert to about £20.55. Honestly such an investment piece to have in your undies draw. They also have an option that is a subscription to which gives you a saving on money and they send you out some fresh new Ball Hammocks every month! Jacob and I both say check them out! 🤙🏼

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