I pretty much agree with the June 2011 review. I wore these on my Appalachian Trail thru hike for about 4-5 months or so? With intermittent washings, of course. I can't be sure if I ever messed up and put them in the dryer but they held their shape well. I'm 5'4', 130-135lbs, hippy, and usually wear a dress size 6. In my case, I wore the small and kept them even though they were a little tight. I'd have gotten the panty line effect if I had been wearing see through bottoms. But I didn't want them too big so they wouldn't ride up. I agree that the angle is a little steep, but not too steep for my body type (think Jlo...). I wore exofficio, smart wool, and icebreaker underware also, and these tied for my favorite with smart wool. The icebreaker ones I had gotten were too heavy for summer and not stretchy enough. Exofficio stank up fast. These were really up there in quality for backpacking undies. I didn't get any holes or runs in them. The only problem I had with them was staining. I got a teal blue color and stains would never come all the way out.