I'm rarely disappointed with Patagonia products, and if I am, it helps that they strive to be so socially and environmentally responsible. Yuppie brand or not, I choose them 9/10 times over the yuppies at North Face. And so, I bought these boxer briefs. They work, a little too tightly, probably because I'm right at the overlap of their waste sizes (30 so I bought a small instead of a medium). No real complaints. If you need underwear that's more brief than boxer, and prefer polyester over merino or cotton for those hotter activities, and dig Patagonia, then I'm pretty sure you're gonna be satisfied with these. And really, for all those whiners who complain Patagonia is too expensive, take a look at the competition and you'll see they're all comparable. Stop thinking about it and buy these.