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The Patagonia Active Boy Shorts are the undies of choice for girls who never grew out of their tomboy phase.

The body-hugging, wicking Patagonia Women's Active Boy Shorts keep your sassy side covered. With a low-rise cut and functional fabric, the Boy Shorts go just as easily under yoga pants as your favorite jeans. Spandex in these undies mean they move with you as you walk around town or hike the mountain trail.

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4 5

Pretty cool

I agree that the back could be higher. They are really comfy, I wear them around the house in place of shorts a lot. The legs did roll up a little when wearing with jeans or pants that aren't loose. I wore them with canvas hiking pants and for the most part they didn't roll up, but they are a bit of a pain (rolling) when pulling pants up over them......

5 5

love em!

These undies are fabulous! I wear them bike riding and they don't ride up on me nor do they move around. They also breathe really well!

5 5

2nd pair for me!

I love Patagonia's capilene stuff. I actually have two pairs of these boy shorts because I wear them so often. I wear them a lot river guiding because the material seems to be the only thing to help prevent boater's butt. I use them to swim in but they don't stay on very well! I love the look and fit though regardless!

4 5

good, could be better

material is really nice. love the plum color. i just wish that it was lower in the front and higher in the back.

5 5

Wife Loves Them

Soft and Sexy. My wife loves them. Best money I ever spent on underwear.

5 5

she loves them

i bought these for the girlfriend and she loves she said that its like she wasn't waring any underwear

2 5

Perfect for some... not for others...

The fabric is fantastic! the look and fit too - untill you move, then the ride up.... far, far north! I prefer the Active Hipster Brief, they look as cute, cover almost as much, and they stay put!

Responded on

Hmm. lost 13 pounds and now they stay where they are supposed to be. got a size L and I'm a 12-14 in pants.

5 5

Cute and comfy

I have these and the Under Armour boy shorts, and these are quickly becoming my favorites. They seem to breathe better and don't get quite as hot. I don't have a problem with them migrating north on me like some of the other reviewers. The fabric is very soft and stretches just enough, but not too much. They machine wash and dry well, too. And it doesn't hurt that they're pretty cute on. I'm very happy with them and would buy them again.

4 5

Cute and comfortable

Not the best boy shorts ever made but they are comfortable and cute. Not as breathable as other choices, maybe just because of the boy short cut. Would definitely not wear for running, not breathable enough, but great for climbing. I wore them on a trip to Bishop and never thought about them. Good for sleeping in. Plus, I like the print, the fit, and the fabric for everyday wear. I wear size 4/6 and got a small, fits well.

4 5

like 'em

I wear these for skiing. Seem to be fine under my thermals. Don't seem to have the riding up problem but I do think they could be a bit higher in the back-or maybe I have a bit more junk in the trunk than some of these other gals that have posted! Oh well, I like my bum warm when skiing and these do the job!

5 5

daily wear

I almost never wear any other type of underpants. These are perfect for ensuring modesty under a skirt. They don't ride up for me, except when I'm wearing extra-tight pants. They are essentially perfect.

5 5

Patagonia Active Boy Shorts Are SO For Girls!

I love the Patagonia Boy Shorts! I'm a size 4 in bottoms & the size Small fits perfectly. I have been super active this summer & my legs are well toned & these shorts do not ride up at all; now, when I was heavier & not in such great shape, I found the shorts did ride up a bit. I like wearing them under a skirt while hiking or riding my bike around town (they have a gusseted crotch) or as PJ bottoms on hot summer nights.

4 5

Functional and cute

Props to Patagonia for understanding that outdoor women want their underwear functional AND cute! These boy shorts stayed put on me under my hiking shorts. I didn't have any trouble with them riding up until I wore them with a tight pair of jeans.

4 5

Low riders didn't ride up me

I didn't have any problems with riding, as other users experienced. In fact, I wore these on a 36km trek and don't think I once had to think about them. Maybe it helped that I sized on the smaller side? The fabric is a little heavy for summer weather, but I'm sure I'll love them for skiing and alpine touring.

5 5

look nice

These look nice, but aren't comfortable if you try to move around in them. Definitely ride up!

4 5

nice boy shorts

these boy shorts are super comfy for hiking or lounging around. love the cute pattern!

5 5

Never, ever creep up

I wear these boy shorts snowmobiling and they never, ever creep up.

1 5

Cute, not so comfy

Active should not be in the name of these undies. Like the other reviewers said, once you start to move, the undies ride up uncomfortably. The legs need to be a bit longer to hold the shorts down.

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