The soft, smooth SmartWool Women's PhD Seamless Boy Short never chafes, binds, or bunches, because the women designers at SmartWool know no woman should have to deal with that―especially when going full-throttle up a mountainside or getting into contorted poses in a hot room. A wide mid-rise waistband, and varied, ventilating knit provide all-day, form-fitting, cool comfort, so all your challenged with is your task at hand.
- Merino wool blend stretches for freedom of movement, breathes for cool, dry comfort, and naturally resists odor for enduring freshness
- Mid rise sits comfortably for a variety of activity; wide waistband gives a feminine, flattering fit
- Size medium has a 2.5-inch inseam
- Varied knit textures provide ventilation and enhances everyday fit
- Item #SWL0838
- Q & A
ride up under everything
Going back to the Stoic, they don't last forever but much less time spent pulling them down. Also too much synthetic in them.
1000 miles on the PCT
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I wore these shorts as soon as my Ibex (mens) balance briefs wore out this summer on a PCT thru hike. As far as fit goes, they are just a little on the 'cheeky' side. The waist in front comes up a little higher than I'd like, but I tend to just roll that down. The legs didn't roll up on me like the other reviewers are mentioning but I only wore them under a hiking skirt. They do stretch out a 1/4 size but otherwise held up for long stretches of just hand washing. I would still recommend the Ibex Balance Brief (the mens version is more narrow in the hips and a lower rise overall) but they aren't made anymore.
Ok, but won't lay flat
In general I'm happy with these. However, I would not wear them on a longer hike. The hems keep curling/rolling up when I walk, which eventually make them feel bulky and uncomfortable.
Not for pear shaped women
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I am 5'5" 165, 42" hips and a size 8-10 in all my jeans and these boy shorts were way too low cut. When I pulled them up the front was almost at my belly button but the back was only halfway up my butt. Pull them up high enough in the back to cover my crack and my butt cheeks are hanging out the back of the legs! I don't want "cheeky" underwear while I'm out snowboarding sitting on my butt to strap in in the snow. Not a sexy fashion show on the mountain! I would have expected a fit more condusive of athletic activity than Victorias Secret. Oh well. Madenform makes a nice microfiber boy short that I found at my local bulk warehouse store and they fit like actual shorts and wicked moisture away very well in my snowpants.