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Patagonia Women's Active Hipster

in Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC

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3.00 / 5 (1 reviews)

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Kristin Tennessen
( ktenness )

Sierra Nevadas
Patagonia Women's Active Hipster on 02/17/2011 10:54:42 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

At 31 grams (size small) they are my heaviest panties.

I do not like the thickness of the fabric. They take forever to dry and are uncomfortable to wear while damp, and don't dry quickly even with body heat. They do not shift when I carry a pack or hike for many hours, but I get seam lines if I wear them while sleeping.

After 300 wears and 250 washings (half by hand, half with washing machine) they look almost new. There are a few elastic threads coming out at the seams, but I think they will last for a very long time.

I do not like to wear these for more than one day without washing because they aren't very breathable. Because of their weight, their dry time, and their breathability, I tend not to take these on long backpacking trips. Instead I wear wool panties which breath more and have anti-bacterial properties.

I really like the cut- they fit me very well. I have plain black and love that they do not have flowers anywhere. However, half the time I put them on inside out because the logo has worn off the fabric.

If you can find these on sale ~$14, it is a good investment for a durable pair of panties. However, I don't recommend them for extended wear. I haven't yet tried the Barely Bikinis, but I think I will like them much more.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Patagonia Active Hipster - Women's priced at: $11.95 - $26.45
Patagonia Barely Bikini - Women's priced at: $14.95 - $26.45
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