This was my first time purchasing wicking underwear
, and I sure did my research! Patagonia
Active Hipsters were exactly what I needed on my 8-day backpacking trip through the Sierras. I brought two pair, and washed one pair with campsuds and river water each night; they were always dry by morning! The other style of undies I was most interested in were the ExOfficio
Women's Give-N-Go Lacy Low Rise Bikini
. To be sure, they were super cute! However, the mesh material was nowhere near as comfortable as the Patagonias, and they rode up something fierce. In contrast, the Patagonias stayed faithfully in place even over some seriously rough cross country/rock scrambling terrain during my backpacking adventure. The material is both durable and ridiculously soft. Honestly, I never thought I'd be writing a review for a style of underwear
...but I was really impressed! Even at over this price. I definitely got my money's worth! Can't wait to take them back out on the trails again.