I travel overseas a lot to places where it isn't always practical to do laundry. These undies are super easy to wash by hand and dry quickly. If your in a hot, humid climate (think Cambodia or India in the summer), they keep you nice and cool and wick away sweat. Overall, great product!
I bought the S in tan ~10 months ago, and in black ~5 months ago; they are nearly always either on me or in my laundry.I am a casual marathoner, avid rock climber, and aspiring mountaineer. I am 5’0’’, 110 lbs., 34C, 27.5’’ waist, 15.5’’ torso, 35’’ bust, 35.5’’ hips.These are excellent– extremely comfortable, breathable, quick-dry with no “muffining.” In my experience, they never ride up. They seem durable with robust elasticity. They are visible under tight clothing.I’ve worn them for many distance (18 mi.+) runs with no chaffing at all. However, when I wore them for hauling a sled up Denali West Butt., I chaffed badly at the inner thigh and was glad I brought the Patagonia Boyshorts.
I bought these and another pair of the boyshort patagonia underwear for a hiking trip and i love them! They seem a little expensive for a pair of underwear, but when you're actually being active and doing something like hiking, you'll really want these! Even now I still wear them all the time just because they're so light and comfy. I would definitely get these if I were you.
These are the best underwear I have ever had. Some places on the body are more uncomfortable than others when you are sweaty. These underwear deliver as promised. They are a miracle really. They keep my dry and comfortable, never ride up, nice and stretchy and they are quite attractive. I would never consider hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, etc. without them. The black seems to fit a bit better than the patterned ones. I wish that they had more of a variety colors that fit like the black ones and that they were cheaper, or that there was a discount if you buy several pairs. I would love to stock-up on these!
These panties are worth it. I'm a runner, mostly, and a casual hiker. I bought these to take on a 14-mile overnighter in Zion, and they were absolutely wonderful. Even though it was 90+ degrees the whole time, these did not make me feel sweaty or gross. I was worried about the leg openings being too tight, but they have plenty of give. I will probably never wear these under a tight-fitting dress, but they would be perfect with any shorts, pants, or thick or patterned skirts. Now that I dropped the dough on these, I will wear them for all my races!
5'4'', 117...small fits perfectlyI love these undies. I'm training for a marathon, and I won't do my long runs without these. They wick moisture, they're super comfortable, and they're pretty effing cute too! They sit low and they have a lot of stretch which is great. The other "sports panties" I've tried don't have the stretch that these do, especially in the leg openings. There is nothing to dig into my skin, even under compression pants. I hate being aware of my clothing when I'm running, especially my underwear. I never notice these bad boys. They're pricey, but totally worth it. I shouldn't have waited as long as I did to buy them.
"These are my favorite panties - for pretty much every occassion."
I received a pair of Patagonia Hipsters for my birthday from a friend who loves gear. They quickly became my favorites. They are super comfortable. They do not move, slip, ride up or budge in any direction. They are soft, durable, and do not show lines through pants or skirts. I find myself choosing them for hikes, jogs, exercise, and to wear to the office. I just purchased more to add to my collection. Yes. these underwear are worth $20.
If you don't mind spending a little extra cash on underwear I would recommend this item. They stay right where they are suppose to stay. This is the only brand of underwear I will wear while hiking or running because it's so great. I have come to the conclusion that the striped colors seem to be a bit looser fitting than the solid colors. If you are unwilling to spend $20 on a pair of underwear they do go on sale from time to time so just be patient.
ABSURDLY comfortable. I find myself hoping that the other undies in my drawer wear out quickly - so that I can replace them ALL with these hipsters. Seriously. They are stretchy (they don't pull at anything), seamless, low-rise, mostly panty-line-less. I will go to work in these undies, and then put bike shorts OVER them and bike 50 miles. I know that is anathema to most cyclists, but they are really that comfortable and they never chafe. Cute colors. They have lasted me a very long time. What more do you need?? The Barely Bikini is an equally good line from Patagonia with the same fit; it is my preferred for backpacking/travel as it dries even faster than the Hipster.
I was pretty skeptical about spending so much on a pair of undies, but when I picked them up and put them on, I dropped that idea rather quickly. They fit perfectly (if you order the right size), don't dig in or cause any major pantylines, haven't given me a wedgie yet, launder beautifully, breathe well when it's hot outside or you're slogging along a trail, and double as some great bikini bottoms in a pinch! Definitely won't ever travel without these!
I backpacked with two pairs of these. They're great because you can wash them in the sink or shower, they dry quickly, and then you can wear them again. Definitely minimizes space when packing for a backpacking trip. I've also worn them as swim suite bottoms! With that said, however, they really do leave you with terrible undie lines when wearing anything remotely form fitting. I will definitely bring mine with me on my next adventure, but I wouldn't wear these out.