jesskesswrote a review of Icebreaker GT Stride Short - Women's on November 7, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I debated between these shorts and the Icebreaker GT Dart short. The dart short won. 2 months later, after wearing the dart short most days and impatiently waiting for them to dry on wash days, I got these as a backup. Now that I have both, they each have their use.
These have a looser fit and are perfect for any activity - These are a go-to for me for hiking and running (and always around the house). The dart is preferred when I don't want the excess fabric: climbing, yoga, and short bike rides. They are definitely interchangeable and can comfortably be worn for any activities - I just wore them so often it made sense to have 2 pairs.
The liner/built-in underware was a turnoff for me when I got them, and almost returned them for that reason alone. However, once you have them on it is not noticeable and actually makes them more comfortable since you don't have to worry about any 'surprise reveals' when your're climbing!