Made from a soft blend of Merino wool and nylon comfort and moisture management, the Ibex Women’s Balance Brief is a great next to skin layer for any active outdoor woman.
|Material:||86% merino wool, 10% nylon, 4% spandex|
|Recommended Use:||Hiking, Backpacking, Trekking and Travel|
|Type:||Wool Blend Women's Brief|
I love these undies. After auditioning many pairs of wool undies from several companies, I find that the quality of this product far exceeds that of other companies. They aren't flimsy, they stay perfectly in place with no wedgies or riding up, and are just the kind of cut I prefer in a bikini. That being said, I echo the complaint that another reviewer made that they don't come in an XL. For comparison's sake, I take a size 6 in your average Jockey-type bikini, and got a large in the Ibex. They fit, but they're ever-so-slightly snug, and give just a little muffin top at the top band. This is not cool, and I feel like an XL would solve this problem. I really can't believe they aren't made in that size. This is the only reason I've knocked it down to 4 stars--otherwise I adore them. Honestly, Ibex!
I have collected three pairs of these beauties.....They breathe, stay in place, dry in about 3 hours, never ever carry an odor, and last forever!! My daughter stole my first pair and did Outward Bound kayaking in them.....I think they got worn probably for the entire trip. They were faded after that...lasted another year or so until they developed a hole which frayed. One thought tho; - I wear a 4 or a 6 in pants/shorts and weigh about 120 lbs - 5/2". I prefer the Large cause I hate too tight undies. Medium would probably work, though, so I suggest sizing up by about one size....and no, the large is NOT loose on me...but no panty lines either. I have messed up and thrown them in the dryer and they really didn't shrink much.
I like hipster style underpants. I wish someone made them in wool. Patagonia's bikini bottoms are a good style, but they don't make wool ones. I tried a pair of these, with high hopes. The fabric and color are great, but the cut seemed suspiciously steep to stay in place. The elastic was so tight, though, that they seemed to stay put initially. Alas, within 2 washes in cold water (no dryer) the elastic wouldn't dig into my upper thigh anymore (which was the only thing holding it in place since the bikini style is cut too sharply to stay put from cut alone) and they started to ride up. Busy nurses can't be adjusting their undies all the time, and nothing makes a long day longer like having your underpants shifting around under your scrubs. If these were cut in more of a hipster style, I would buy like 10 pair and get rid of all my other underpants.