Go back and change out of those cotton undies; girl, what are you thinking?

However you're going at getting active, the Patagonia Women’s Active Brief is up to the adventure. The brief's stretchy recycled polyester-spandex blend wicks moisture away so you’re comfortable and dry during any heart-pounding activity, which the mini-rib crotch adds breathability. The seamless waistband lies flat against your skin, and the soft single-sided edging at the leg openings won't chafe or creep.

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5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I recently bought these because I wanted a comfortable "real" pair of panties for camping, but also wanted to look feminine and cute when it was time to cozy up with someone special. I think these do both wonderfully.
The band around the legs is fitted so they stay in place, but not so tight that it cuts in. I have the yellow pair and I think the design around the waist is tribal and fun.
I really wanted to post the picture of myself wearing these cute panties, but I guess I felt some may think it was inappropriate! Message me if you feel like you want to see the picture to see how they fit.

5 5

love them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

i love them. they fit nicely, dont ride or run down, comfortable and will buy another pair

5 5

I love these.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I tend to be a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to sport undies, but these have convinced me that it can be worth it to cough up a few more dollars. These fit great, are super comfortable, and come in some fun colors. They wash and dry in a flash and will go in all my travel bags. I bought medium and I'd say they may run a touch large but are not at all baggy. As a 51 yr old triathlete with a muffin top I am not adverse to a little more room. I don't find them to stick out above my pants unless I am wearing a super low waist.

Several years back I was disappointed by Patagonia undies with too narrow a crotch panel and too low a cut. These fit so much better! I'll be watching out for sales on these puppies in the future!

I'll have my

3 5

Soft and comfortable.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Wife says: The downfall of these are that they are very high waisted. It is always sticking out of whatever pants I am wearing. Perhaps I should have gone down a size, but the coverage seems like the right fit. Very comfortable. Great material. Washes and drys well. Feels like wearing nothing at all.

5 5

Best fitting undies

Bought 2 pairs for 10-day backpacking trips to Alaska. Wore a pair and wash out the dirty one by the river at the end of the day. They dried in a flash, even in 30 degree overcast weather. They fit comfortably and never ride up.

...Fast forward 11 years later, I still have my 2 original pairs, they've been holding up well and look "under aged" :-) despite regular usage. I've since been buying more over the years, and have a collection of different stripes and solids and love them all. While the fit/sizing has changed over the years, they still fit (after getting the right size) and still don't ride up. I don't backpack much now but have been doing lots of trail running. These are my 'close' companion for almost all my running adventures.

I now only wish Patagonia makes a merino version of the same undies.

3 5

Mostly good

These are definitely a high-cut, bikini brief style: they come up to cover my hips and because of the high cut, they don't give 100% butt coverage.

The pros: Quick drying, of course. Super lightweight, thin, silky smooth fabric. Hardly feels like you're wearing underwear at all.

The con: Hardly feels like you're wearing underwear... until they ride up. They stayed in place fine while I was walking around, but as soon as I started running, well, hello! On the bright side, because they're so thin and smooth and non-chafing, the bit of a wedgie I had really wasn't that uncomfortable.

I liked them enough that I'll continue to wear these for everyday walking and traveling situations, just not for heavy exercise. I've seen reviews of these elsewhere that said they don't ride up, so other people might get lucky; I guess I just don't have the right booty for these briefs.