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Undies that won't hold you back.

Climb, stretch, run, or do whatever else the day brings in the stretchy, moisture-wicking comfort of the Patagonia Women's Active Boy Short. Treated with a finish that enhances moisture management, the short's technical Active Mesh fabric keeps you cool and comfortable, while spandex stretch lets you move freely, no matter what shenanigans you're getting up to.

  • Recycled synthetic blend
  • Seamless construction
  • Moisture wicking and breathable
  • No-bunch leg openings and waistband

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#1 Underwear

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 155 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I love these! They fit true to size and comfortably wedgie free.

You are the same stats as me! Did you find these to be "cheeky" at all? Did they ride around?


Wide waist band, thicker material

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs small
  • Height: 5'2"
    Size Purchased: Large

I like these shorts/undies a lot. I will use for sleeping as I tend to get super super hot like a furnace and I like to not "feel" products on me. I ended up going with a large, they are not super snug, but not loose. I could go with a smaller size, but I tend to not like to wear very form fitting stuff. I feel constricted. Material is stretchy, thicker than some of past season versions. The inseam would be nice if it were longer, but it's just fine. Gives me good coverage. I have not worn with pants/shorts, i don't know about riding up/rolling up factor or anything like that. I returned the XL and the Mediums seemed too tight for my liking.


Wedgie Monster

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 112 lbs
    Size Purchased: S

I've never met a pair of Patagonia undies that I didn't LOVE......until I met the boy shorts. I LOVE boy shorts usually, but I've found that these tend to creep up....up....UP on me when I'm doing anything more than sitting still.

Let's go over the good, because like all patagonia underwear they are:
-light weight
-thick enough (and they cover enough) to use as swim bottoms in a pinch

The fit just wasn't for me. I wear a small in all of my other Patagonia underwear and these just didn't ever feel right. If you'r not a fan of the boy short, for SURE check out the Patagonia active hipsters or can live in them and they never stop being comfortable--no riding up at all.



  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I'd read a lot of reviews of these but always hesitated to pull the trigger (seemed like too much money?!?!). But finally I was convinced to try one pair and just "see" what happened.

Best. Life. Choice. (or close to it).

These are wicked light, incredibly comfortable, and don't ever seem to get the stink (even with intense use!).

If you're looking for something comfy, good for hiking, good for every day wear, good for anything, search no more. These are just plain awesome. And pretty darn cute to boot (boy shorts aren't always "adorable" but these have great colors and cute designs on them so it definitely is better than some other mesh type boyshorts out there!).

Didn't know you could love underwear so much until I tried both these and the stoic merino boy shorts.

(definitely not uploading a photo though!)