Patagonia Active Hipster - Women's

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Description

In search of the perfect underwear, Patagonia designed the Active Hipster for women to be comfortable and breathable. Like any good base layer, the Patagonia Active Hipster is soft and moisture-wicking. The extra-wide waistband, single-sided leg elastic and form fitting comfort of the Hipster underwear help deliver a comfy fit. Staying true to their sustainability mantra, Patagonia uses a blend of recycled polyester fibers and spandex to wick moisture and deliver all-day and all-activity comfort. The low-riding waistband keeps the Active Hipsters in place without restriction. When you daily life demands underwear that can keep pace with an active day, the Patagonia Active Hipster for women is the obvious choice.

Specifications

  • Materials: Solids and prints use 5.9-oz 82% polyester (62% recycled)/18% spandex
  • Stripes use 6.4-oz 93% polyester (43% recycled)/7% spandex.
  • Moisture-wicking performance
  • Comfy, extra-wide waistband lies flat and will not roll or bind
  • Breathable mini-rib crotch
  • Leg openings have soft, single-sided binding that will not chafe or creep
  • Formfitting
  • Weight: 37 g, 1.3 oz

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

55 Reviews

Pros
  • Great value: 9
  • Build quality: 5
  • Great design: 5
  • Lasts forever: 4

Cons
  • Cost: 3
  • Bad design: 1
  • pricey but worth it: 1
  • shows panty line: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Fit: 2.3 / 5

55 Ratings & Reviews

tada
from VA
45-54 yrs

light and comfortable
February 10, 2012

These are so comfortable, you hardly know they're on. Great fit no riding up or panty lines. Size is spot on.and shipping was timely I received my package in 3 days.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
vlyblr
from Kansas
45-54 yrs

Comfortable
July 31, 2011

Debated on purchasing these hipsters since I normally don't like to spend so much on under garments, but am very glad I did buy a pair. They are very, very comfortable and don't ride up!

Pros: Great design, comfort, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
jennieo
top1000Contributor

from New England
25-34 yrs

Love Patagonia
February 17, 2011

These are typical Patagonia quality! They stay in place and wick away sweat on long hikes and runs, but are also comfortable for everyday use. 5'4", 130lbs and ordered a medium. Fits true to size.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
RunningOut
from Minneapolis, MN
55-64 yrs

Wonderful!
December 31, 2012

The Active Hipster is great! Comfortable, stays in place, doesn't bind or chafe. It's like a second skin, doesn't ride up or down. I run almost every day in MN, regardless of weather conditions, and this underwear fits so well, I can forget it's on. I can't think of anything negative to say. The sizing was right on. I'm 5'5" and 110lbs. And the medium fits just right.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, cute colors
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
ChilKatLover
from Brooksville, FL
55-64 yrs

I LOVE THESE !
February 11, 2011

They are everything they say they are and are so very comfortable. They feel like I have nothing on. Excellent under your clothes. I have now several pair of these and are considering using them for playing tennis and sports. They wick better than anything I have ever owned.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
RunnerInLA
25-34 yrs

Good wicking, still some panty line
November 29, 2010

I love the comfort and feel of these underwear, but my panty line is still visible under tighter workout clothes like yoga pants, since the leg elastic is a little thick. (This is not really an issue under looser clothes like running shorts). I am 5'6", 135lb with a larger booty and thighs (size 29-30 jean), so I got a size L, which fits well.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: shows panty line
workoutchick
25-34 yrs

Amazing sweat proof undies!
February 10, 2012

These are the best underwear for working out. I recently starting looking into purchasing underwear for my workouts because I was sick of feeling sweaty. Well let me tell you, these definitely passed the test! They were dry after an hour of intense cardio kickboxing, which was never the case with my normal VS undies. They were super comfortable and stayed in place! No more wedgie picking for me! If you are unsure if you should get these, I would definitely go for it because they are worth the money! I am about to purchase 4 more!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, comfortable, ultra sweat proof
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
NatureDeal
from Montana
18-24 yrs

Active Hipster
February 25, 2012

These are fantastic for hikes, running, biking, loafing on the couch, or anything in between. I hate that they are so expensive, but I have had to order many more pair; everything else seems inferior after these. I am a 6, and the Small fits great. Will last for a long time, as they are great quality.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
KimG
from Elgin, IL
35-44 yrs

Great pant
March 08, 2011

Yep, amazing... great fit, holds up well ( I don't put mine in the dryer) and very comfortable. Nice colors too that don't faded. They stay put and don't ride up or fall down. Fast drying, so easy to rinse when traveling. They may be expensive, but worth EVERY penny!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Rckymts
25-34 yrs

Great for running and hiking
October 01, 2012

I love these underwear. They stay in place when running and hiking. They have never been uncomfortable or bunched when wearing them. I bought one pair to be sure they were worth the price. I came back to order 4 more! These are great and dry fast if needed. Give them a try, I'm sure you will love them too.

Pros: Performance, very comfortable, dry quickly, Cons: pricey but worth it
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
hyathere

won't buy anything else
December 04, 2011

I love these underwear. They have a ton of stretch but don't stretch out. Colors remain vivid. They stand up to many washes. Great for the gym but cute enough to wear every day.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
hikingchick

A winner
October 15, 2010

I wanted wicking underwear for gym workouts and these fit the bill - they dry quickly, fit snugly, and aren't noticeable under gym clothes. At 140 pounds and 5"6, I got medium - I found that the striped version (I got blue) feel slightly tighter than the plain black ones but still fit great. Oh, and these wash wonderfully too - no pilling/snagging/loosening. Worth the investment!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
outdoorsy2012

Favorites
December 01, 2012

Best underwear on the market..I wear these to work, to play, on long backpacking trips...they're the best. Along with the active mesh bra (in black) they make a great swimsuit too.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
herlihy22
from New York
25-34 yrs

Great Buy
May 08, 2011

I bought these for my wife and she absolutely loves them. She is slowly but surely developing a collection of patagonia underwear. She is always exclaiming how they are easily the most comfortable underwear that she owns, and she loves the durability and functionality of the synthetic material.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

from Batavia, IL

Travel Comfort
October 14, 2010

These underwear are amazing and provide comfort past just being on your body. They make it really easy for you to NOT bring a lot of pairs on a trip as they are so handy to wash in the sink and hang dry over night, making my pack much lighter. I slipped the vibrant purple pair on and couldn't believe how well they fit and how seamless and smooth they felt against my skin. I am 5'10" and about 170lb - a medium fits great! I did accidentally put mine through the dryer, with no casualties - yay! In the future as with my Icebreaker clothing I try to air dry the drawers just to be safe. Great for every day use as well as the hiking and backpacking trips. Enjoy!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Koc4happy

Great!!!!
April 01, 2011

Absolutely great hipsters. I wear only these and I'm one happy hiker and jogger. Very comfy! I'm back for more for the spring season:) Wash them and let them air dry..... they will last forever. Great color, great fit and great service from Altrec:)

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
cch4

new favorites!
May 21, 2011

I bought a couple of pairs of these to take with me on a 5-week backpacking trip, but ended up liking them so much that I've been wearing them every day. I usually wear a size 0-2 or an xs and these were true to size. The material was much thinner and softer than I had expected-- which is a good thing! They stay in place despite their softness, and dry easily overnight (no lingering dampness unlike some of my other "technical" underwear.) I also got a pair of the briefs, which would be great under a skirt, dress, or trousers because of their higher cut, while these are great for wearing under jeans and low-rise bottoms.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
44yorunnermom

comfy and cute undies
January 19, 2013

Worth the price. Super comfortable with no wedgie or cheek-hanging-out issues. Almost feels like I'm going commando. Good at wicking sweat and keeping me cool on long runs and warm on ski days. I wish they were one inch lower cut--they sit about two inches below my belly button. No waistband to cut in, but no drooping. Like magic!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Mtguy
from Montana
25-34 yrs

Best Underwear Ever
April 26, 2012

My husband got me a pair of these for running (marathons) and I have never gone back, I now have a full on collection of these...and they are the best underwear out there. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a pair of undies based on comfort, fit and function. I have bought all my friends pairs of them as gifts and I have never heard of anyone not liking them. They really are the best...and check out all the fun new colors. Love them!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
3kidsmom
45-54 yrs

made me want to buy more!
August 15, 2011

Wasn't sure if I'd love these so i only bought one pair to start out...ended up buying five more! They are a super comfortable soft stretchy fabric. No seams or panty lines to show. They stay put. They wash easily and keep their shape. I wear a size 10 or 12 and the large fits well. When I wash them in a sink at a hotel, they'll be dry by morning, but when camping they don't always dry completely overnight. They're worth the price.

Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost

Comfortable
August 06, 2010

I like the hipster style because it does not creep up like a bikini or bunch like a boy short. I found them comfortable to wear while running and hiking. They wick well and dry quickly. When I first tried them on for fit, I thought they ran a bit small but with a couple washes I think they fit true to size. I wear a 6-8 pant size and the medium worked out fine for me. I like that Patagonia makes an effort to use recycled materials. Makes it hard to go back to regular cotton underwear!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
ActiveHipster
from Lexington, KY
25-34 yrs

THE ONLY UNDERWEAR I WILL WEAR!!
January 10, 2012

Personally, I've never been a fan of underwear - it always seems to ride up during activity, retain sweat, show lines under clothing, and bunch up or roll over the top/at the waist. Many years ago, someone had suggested I try Patagonia underwear, and I quickly found out why! They are the most comfortable, quick-drying, moisture-wicking, underwear I've ever worn. They stay in place & the wide band at the top eliminates that problem of rolling over & bunching up at the waistline. They are super soft & come in vibrant, striped color choices, which I really liked! I have a pair of the regular hipster version, and they have done so much better than any other brand of underwear for several years, so I recently went ahead & spent the money for 4 new pairs of the active hipsters, & I couldn't be more happy! While they seem pricey, they are worth every penny when it comes to longevity & comfort!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, cute
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

55-64 yrs

Soooo comfy
April 01, 2012

I love these, that I don't even know I have them on! I am 5'7" and 125 with a fairly slim build. I wear a small in these undies. I do not put in the dryer, so I believe this helps in saving them from breaking down. When the Patagonia site had these on sale, I bought these at 20% off.!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, do not ride up, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
VTandMTgirl
18-24 yrs

The best underwear
March 15, 2012

After trying to save money, but still have the best underwear - I've wasted a lot of money. These are pricey... unless you consider that they last for years and are worth every penny.

Pros: Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
PWSeattle
from Seattle, WA
25-34 yrs

Get a Pair!
January 03, 2011

My first pair of Patagonia hipsters were a gift, and I am currently converting my entire collection. This year I gave my mom and sister a pair because I think everyone should have at least one pair! They fit true to size, show minimal wear after much use, and are flattering on multiple body-types. They can be worn with nearly anything, as the fabric is soft and creates minimal lines under clothes. They are comfortable in nearly every situation--hiking, skiing, running, cycling, etc.--and for every day use. Treat yourself to a pair; they are worth every penny!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, superior comfort
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
amyjill1
from Ohio
45-54 yrs

great product!
February 10, 2012

everything is good about this underwear- the fit is awesome and they're very comfortable. Quality is very good. Will buy these again!These are perfect for us active ladies.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

Fit great!
September 12, 2010

These underwear fit great! I'm 5'4, 115 with more of a pear shape. I have a hard time finding underwear that stays put and doesn't show lines. I ordered one small and one medium. The medium fits great, even after accidentally being put into the dryer a couple of times. I'll definitely be ordering more.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Greenstylemom
from Colorado
35-44 yrs

Love the Active Hipster
May 27, 2011

I love Patagonia's Active Hipster. I originally bought a pair to wear for running, but I'm slowing collecting them so I can wear them every day. I'm 5'9" 140lb with an adequate backside, and the medium fits great.

Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost

from Fort Bragg, NC
35-44 yrs

Awesome for running!
May 17, 2011

I tried these because I love all things patagonia, but the reality is these are great for active women. I run in mine because they are comfortable, stay put, and breathe. Once I fell in love with these I got my mom a couple of pairs for herself (she's a personal trainer) and she loves them, too! Best thing to wear under your running shorts! (and even better on sale!)

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
liz77
from Rhode Island

wonderful
July 21, 2011

I bought three pair of these and they are the most comfortable underwear I've ever had. They are especially great in hot weather. I will definitely buy more.

Favorite Underwear!
April 19, 2010

I find myself adding to my Patagonia Active Hipster collection. They are extremely comfortable and even great for every day wear (beyond the gym and outdoors). I have replaced most of my VS brand underwear.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
ragdol
from phoenix, az
55-64 yrs

Best panties
March 30, 2012

These are the best panties I've ever had. I have purchased these before and have loved them. They always stay where I put them, never sliding up or down. I would buy these again.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance

Great on the mountains and off!
July 11, 2010

I tried the Patagonia boy shorts and found them to be uncomfortable, in addition to bunching up and not staying in place. The active hipsters ended up being exactly what I was looking for! Great for hiking, skiing and everyday wear.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
aryaya

My search stops here
June 30, 2011

These are the perfect undies. Suffice it to say that I begrudgingly wear my other 'non patagonia' pairs in between washings, until the day I do laundry and get excited to wear my one and only perfect pair all over again. My only complaint is the price - I'd get 20 if I could!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
pumagirl
top50Contributor

from denver, co
35-44 yrs

not your granny's undies
May 15, 2011

After some reviewers here suggested the hipsters, I finally pulled the trigger, and got 2 pairs of the purple stripe. I already have quite a few Patagonia biniki undies, and love them. While the bikinis fit well, they have higher rise than I liked. The hipsters have similar great fit, but with lower rise. They feel great on, especially when it's hot out, so you don't get the clammy undies syndrome. The purple stripe is also very lovely and soft. They feel like they will last quite a while. They definitely add some pizzazz to your underwear wardrobe.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
TeamBAD

Favorite Underwear by Far!
October 23, 2011

These Patagonia Hipsters are the best and look super cute too! They fit and feel great. I got a S and am 5'9, 125lbs. They ride low and don't have too many lines. They come in great colors - I only wish they were on sale more often as they are they only kind I purchase anymore.

Pros: Performance, Great value, Cons: Cost

best all purpose
June 17, 2010

This is absolutely my most favorite underwear I have ever worn and I buy them even when they are outrageously priced (not on sale. They are great for sports and everyday use. They are very durable. And they are not so bad looking either.

VikingChick
from Colorado

Favorite underwear on the mountains and off!
January 02, 2011

Glad to finally find some underwear that is both perfect for outdoor pursuits like hiking, skiing and adventure travel but cute enough to feel pretty in to wear everyday. Love that they are lower rise but still have good coverage and stay in place without riding up or folding over. Little pricey for underwear but totally worth it!

Great active wear undies
July 07, 2010

I horseback ride, hunter, and these are the best undies so far to be wearing while riding.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Laverne

As advertised
December 29, 2011

Bought the briefs just before a week-long trip that included some hiking. Wanted to reduce my luggage load. The product did everything that it was suppose to: good fit, didn't ride up, washed and dried well. Medium was the perfect size for me: I am 5'4" and weigh about 135 pounds. Don't have any complaints. Not the sexiest pair of panties I own but very functional.

Pros: Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
PlayerOne
from Oxford, UK
35-44 yrs

Always on top of the drawer.
November 30, 2010

I love these. They are always the first ones I wash and the first ones I reach for in a drawer full of pants from outdoorsy brands. The hipster cut is outrageously nice looking, although I'd never worn anything but bikini's before trying these. The seams are minimal (but they are there - so switch undies when you wear revealing skirts or trousers), they don't ride up, still look great after two years of heavy use, and you don't know you are wearing them. Just perfect most of the time - I wish I could afford more!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, comfort, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
simplicity
top1000Contributor

from Goshen, IN
Over 65 yrs

don't hesitate
April 20, 2011

after discovering the long-lasting and all-around quality and comfort of hipsters I'm going with these. Am gradually replacing other brands bought at a lesser price for what looks and feels good.

Pros: Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

comfortable
May 01, 2010

These are really comfortable and look good on. I do think they tend to run a little small though.

PWSeattle
from Seattle, WA

Get a Pair!
January 03, 2011

My first pair of Patagonia hipsters were a gift, and I am currently converting my entire collection. This year I gave my mom and sister a pair because I think everyone should have at least one pair! They fit true to size, show minimal wear after much use, and are flattering on multiple body-types. They can be worn with nearly anything, as the fabric is soft and creates minimal lines under clothes. They are comfortable in nearly every situation--hiking, skiing, running, cycling, etc.--and for every day use. Treat yourself to a pair; they are worth every penny!

Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sirrunsalot
from Houston, Tx
25-34 yrs

excellent underwear
March 27, 2012

These underwear are light weight, and stay in place, they are perfect for everyday use as well as for working out. They are the most comfortable underwear I have ever owned

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
marathonerIceClimber

Excellent
April 24, 2013

amazing. they stay in place beautifully. they chaffed only ever during one of two marathons for which i wore them, and after 3 days of hauling a sled on Denali (i then switched to the Boyshort) - but they're still my go-to. they are comfortable and dry quickly. the fit is a little variable - i've had some fit tighter and some less tight out of the bag - both worked for me, though. durability is good. i have one pair i've worn hundreds of times; they've lost a little elasticity, but they're still very elastic and great. they will show a line under a sheer skirt. they will not "muffin" if you get the right size and you're reasonably fit but still have hips. i've stopped buying anything else, and i am very discerning.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Nativehikergirl
from Billings, MT
35-44 yrs

Love, love these!!!
June 12, 2011

These underwear are awesome! I originally purchased these for running and hiking in hot weather but have been wearing every day. Super comfortable, no pantylines, breathable, and quick-drying. I am 5'3, 137lbs and curvy - I found the size 6 to be a tiny bit big but very wearable. The size 5 fits best. These are low-rise even though they are "briefs". They fit like a cross between a hiphugger and bikini. Full coverage back and no riding up, even with hiking, climbing and different shorts, pants, etc.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
2run
from Addison, TX

Awesome Purchase
March 07, 2013

I needed to find good underwear for running because I got tired of getting chaffed. Patagonia hipster underwear is awesome. I regularly run 4 miles a day and for the first time I felt dry, no chaffing and barely even noticed I was wearing underwear. The best underwear I ever bought. Its worth the money especially if you're a dedicated runner.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
LilMomma
from VA
35-44 yrs

Another hit from Patagonia
December 19, 2010

I purchased my first pair rather reluctantly - despite all the good things said in the reviews, they're expensive and I can't imagine them being more comfy than the active briefs I already own but since my husband calls my briefs granny panties I decided to try these...well all I can say is wow, I love them! They look so much cuter on than the briefs and I can wear them with my lower waisted pants/shorts unlike the briefs. Not to mention they have all the same benefits of my Patagonia briefs (comfy, durable, moisture wicking, etc.). So now I'm slowly phasing out the briefs with these. Highly recommend!!!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Boyfriend
from Washington
25-34 yrs

Buying More Now
December 06, 2010

A word to all fellow boyfriends, this is a key ingredient to making your loved one happy.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value

Most comfortable and best underwear especially for travel.
March 29, 2010

This underwear is the most comfortable to travel with and wear. Never too hot, and easy to wash and wear. Dries very quickly if you need to hand wash while traveling. Feels like you're not even wearing underwear! Exceptional quality.

best underwear ever
February 24, 2010

These are the best underwear ever. So comfortable and they look good on, too.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
LivingLife
from santa monica, ca
45-54 yrs

Hipster briefs are the best
January 07, 2012

I purchased the Patagonia hipster briefs and have to say that if your looking for moisture wicking, great comfort with no riding up, I highly recommend checking these out. Patagonia makes great products, nice that Altrec carries so many of them!

Pros: Great design, Performance, comfortable, non-riding
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BananaBean
top500Contributor

from Columbus, OH
25-34 yrs

You'll never go back to cotton!
February 07, 2011

I have used the Patagonia briefs in the past and was torn between buying the briefs again or trying the hipsters. After months of procrastinating and talking to reps, I decided to take a chance and go with the hipsters. My main concern with them was it being too low on my rear and then me having to keep pulling them up, but they were awesome the moment I put them on! The wide waist band is so comfortable and figure flattering. I don't have to pull them up at all even after a long day of various activities. I own 3 pairs and that is all I need because I wash them in the shower and they are dry in no time. As far as sizing goes, I'm 5'3" and 120lbs. I have an athletic build where my thighs and butt hold some of my muscle and I have a thinner waistline. It's usually very difficult for me to find things that I love and that also fit well. I stayed with a size small and they fit perfect. There was one thing that really bugged me about the briefs...they stretched out over time to where it looked like I was wearing my grandma's undies. I'm hoping that stays in the past because I'm loving these hipsters! The wicking quality is awesome and u can't see them sticking out of your pants due to the lower rise. Go ahead and treat yourself to some fancy Patagonia undies! You'll never wear anything else!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost

Great for Guys, Too!
July 16, 2010

These may be the best-fitting ones yet. No wedgies, plenty of room, good fit all over. The wide, wide waistband absolutely eliminates waistband rolling.

Best underwear ever!
August 07, 2010

These are by far the best underwear I have ever worn which explains my buying so many pairs even though they are quite pricey. They feel and fit great and don't leave lines and rolls when wearing pants. They stay put eliminating wedgies. So worth the price.

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Attagirl/ Nile Blue, Attagirl/ White, Black, Dahlia Stripe/ Catalan Coral, Dahlia Stripe/ Tobago Blue, Dalila Stripe/ Chromatic Yellow, Dalila Stripe/ Sky, Felicite Stripe/ Lilac, Felicite Stripe/ Morning Sky, Felicite Stripe/ Natural, Ladies' Fitz Roy/ Cerise, Light Balsamic, Netta Graphic/ Aloe Green, Netta Graphic/ Rubellite Pink, Ombre Stencil/ Pineapple, Ombre Stencil/ Polar Blue, Ombre Stencil/ Radiant Magenta, Quartz and White..

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

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