Patagonia Active Briefs

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Patagonia Active Briefs
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The Patagonia Women's Active Briefs. Our most popular all-around briefs are seamless, streamlined and made of ultrasoft, lightweight, moisture-wicking stretch polyester fabric.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Active Briefs.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Active Briefs.

Fabric:

  • Stretchy recycled polyester/spandex fabric blend wicks moisture
  • Soft, quick-drying fabric offers easy care, high recycled content and superior moisture transfer
  • Ultrasoft, lightweight fabric with stretch and moisture management

Ventilation:

  • Seamless waistband lies flat, won`t roll or bind, breathable mini-rib crotch, soft, single-sided binding at leg openings won`t chafe or creep

Comfort:

  • Tagless for itch-free comfort in all pursuits

Manufactured:

  • Made in Israel.

Features:

  • 100% recyclable through Patagonia's Common Threads Recycling Program—simply return your worn out item to Patagonia
  • Pairs with the Active Cami
  • 28g (1oz)
  • Soft, chafe-free leg openings stay in place and won't creep up
  • The Patagonia Active briefs are formfitting
Rocky Mountain Trail

Patagonia Women's Active Briefs.
Patagonia's most popular all-around briefs are seamless, streamlined and made of ultrasoft, lightweight and moisture-wicking stretch polyester fabric. With so many unexpected twists on the road less traveled, it's comforting to know you can count on the durable steadfastness of the Active Briefs. This ultrasoft, lightweight underwear provides exceptional stretch and moisture-management, keeping you comfortable and dry; it also glides easily beneath layers. A seamless waistband lies flat and won't roll or bind.


Appalachain Outdoors
The ultra soft and lightweight Patagonia Active Briefs are one of a kind. When you don't know where the path leads in our active world, it is better to be prepared than caught off guard. Grab your new women specific Active Briefs today and set your sights on the horizon. Patagonia offers you supreme comfort in their ladies clothing and accessories.
Backcountry.com
However you're going at getting active, the Patagonia Women’s Active Brief is up to the adventure. The brief's stretchy recycled polyester-spandex blend wicks moisture away so you’re comfortable and dry during any heart-pounding activity, which the mini-rib crotch adds breathability. The seamless waistband lies flat against your skin, and the soft single-sided edging at the leg openings won't chafe or creep.

Patagonia
With so many twists in the road less traveled, it's comforting to know the dependable Active Briefs won't throw you for a loop. This lightweight brief is made from recycled polyester/spandex fabric to wick moisture; they also glide easily beneath layers. A seamless waistband lies flat and won't roll or bind, the low-profile, single-sided leg binding stays put and won't chafe and a breathable, mini-rib crotch encourages airflow. Made of a stretchy polyester/spandex fabric blend.

Backcountry Edge

Patagonia Women’s Active Briefs offers all-around comfort that dries quickly and stays put for female backpackers, hikers and runners.


REI

The Patagonia Active briefs bring unusual comfort to everyday activities.

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FontanaSports.com
Our most popular all-around briefs are seamless, streamlined and made of an ultrasoft, lightweight and moisture-wicking stretch fabric. Whether you`re beating the heat in Bali or skinning up your favorite cirque, these ultrasoft, lightweight briefs provide exceptional stretch and moisture-management for keeping you comfortable and dry. They also glide easily beneath layers. A seamless waistband lies flat and won`t roll or bind; newly redesigned single-sided leg binding stays put and is low-profile. With a breathable mini-rib crotch. Solids and prints: 4.6-oz 96% nylon/4% spandex. Stripes: 5.6-oz 93% polyester (58% recycled)/7% spandex.

Mountain Gear
Ready to handle long hikes or your penchant for ultra running, Patagonia's Active Briefs are a soft, breathable alternative to cotton.
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Activity:Multisport
Additional Info:Made in Israel.
Country of Origin:ISRAEL
Fabric Weight:Lightweight
Fit:Formfitting
Moisture wicking:Yes
Quick drying:Yes
Solids and prints:5.9-oz 91% polyester (78% recycled)/9% spandex. Stripes
Stripes:6.6-oz 93% polyester (43% recycled)/7% spandex. All with moisture-wicking performance
Style:Brief
Sun-protective fabric:No
Technologies:[eFibers]
Type:Underwear
Weight:28 g (1 oz)
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Patagonia Active Briefs Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Best fitting undies

Bought 2 pairs for 10-day backpacking trips to Alaska. Wore a pair and wash out the dirty one by the river at the end of the day. They dried in a flash, even in 30 degree overcast weather. They fit comfortably and never ride up. ...Fast forward 11 years later, I still have my 2 original pairs, they've been holding up well and look "under aged" :-) despite regular usage. I've since been buying more over the years, and have a collection of different stripes and solids and love them all. While the fit/sizing has changed over the years, they still fit (after getting the right size) and still don't ride up. I don't backpack much now but have been doing lots of trail running. These are my 'close' companion for almost all my running adventures. I now only wish Patagonia makes a merino version of the same undies.
trailrunnerchick at Patagonia on 05/28/2012

Bought 2 pairs for 10-day backpacking trips to Alaska. Wore a pair and wash out the dirty one by the river at the end of the day. They dried in a flash, even in 30 degree overcast weather. They fit comfortably and never ride up.
...Fast forward 11 years later, I still have my 2 original pairs, they've been holding up well and look "under aged" :-) despite regular usage. I've since been buying more over the years, and have a collection of different stripes and solids and love them all. While the fit/sizing has changed over the years, they still fit (after getting the right size) and still don't ride up. I don't backpack much now but have been doing lots of trail running. These are my 'close' companion for almost all my running adventures.
I now only wish Patagonia makes a merino version of the same undies.

catiecoo at Backcountry.com on 05/28/2012

Comfortable & wick well, Pleased

I purchased these brief for a large section hike I am starting in a few weeks. They are extremely comfortable. I barely feel them. The wicking works well. They do not bunch at all. I ordered a medium. They do run slightly bigger than I expected. I do tend to be between a medium and a small in panties. Maybe I should have went with a small but the mediums work fine. They are a bit higher than I expected as well. I did not want to go with a lower cut because I thought it would be super low. Overall, I am happy with my purchase. If I order again I may go with the active hipster instead or I may not. Not sure yet.
SectionHiker at Patagonia on 05/02/2011

Best Briefs ever!

These are perhaps the only briefs I'll ever purchase again! Comfortable, stay in place, no lines to see behind, and so easy to wash and dry. They are so breathable, that they dry out on the line in a flash if you are camping and have to handwash them as you go. I wear them everyday and the fit is just perfect--cut to fit my body which is narrow waist, and slight curves. I usually can't wear boy-cut briefs which look more like a square "band" across the hips on the straighter hipped models, and so these come to rest in all the natural curves and the leg. Great design and fabric.
DocLD at Patagonia on 05/15/2011

terrific, very comfortable

As I was pulling them out of the package, I was already impressed by how smooth, silky the fabric felt. I wore these on a very active trip to Turkey this August (don't go there in August, it is so blooooody hot) - so they got tested in a high-impact, high-sweat environment, and passed with flying colors. I basically never felt I had them on. They don't ride up, don't wrinkle into those unpleasant bands that you have to tug on. Wash well and dry reasonably fast. And they still look new. Very expensive for a "non-lingerie"-type item - but well worth it.
ZOIRUSHA at Patagonia on 09/03/2011

look no futher

just back from 2 weeks trekking in bhutan. I had about 7 of these briefs in my stash. our temperatures ranged from about 10-75 F. I have to say, I did not even notice these underware on my trip. point being, they performed perfectly. they stayed in place while climbing peaks, seemed to wick off moisture. very happy with them and recommend them to all. I had one pair of an other patagonia brief that is a tiny bit skimpier, but this one is more my favorite.
travelingGIRL at Patagonia on 04/22/2011

Best Briefs in the world

I have been wearing these briefs for years and I probably have 20 pairs. They are awesome! Since I found these beauties I have never bought another.
The reason for the 4 stars is that I agree with a few other reviews that this year I am not as happy with the material and the leg holes are too loose...making them ride up more than the old version. PLEASE go back!
lunardays at Patagonia on 07/28/2011

Confortable and wicking

After purchasing one pair of these as a trial, I now have a pair for every day of the week! They are excellent for hiking and especially backpacking where you can wash them and let them hang dry overnight. I was looking for an undergarment that was seamless as I was having issues with other undergarments digging into my hips. These active briefs along with the hipsters are fantastic!
slghykergal at REI on 04/04/2011

Best unders ever!

I love these underwear. I have been wearing this brand and style for over 10 years and I would never wear anything different. Comfy, stylish in the lockeroom, and can double as a swimsuit bottom in a pinch. The don't bunch up, ride up, or show unsightly lines. They wash and dry quickly--perfect for camping trips, but work equally well for everyday wear. The best!
Lindasw at Patagonia on 07/29/2011

Terrific fit, comfort, and cute!

I've been loyal to these underwear for a decade, now, scooping up whatever's left in my size during the sales. The styles change a bit now and again, sometimes its higher, sometimes the fabric is a bit rougher. This pair is just right. The fabric is soft, light, and I love these stripes. The fit is comfy. I only wish I had ten pairs.
gurra at Patagonia on 03/10/2013

Negative Reviews:

miss the old version

I purchased these assuming they would be the same as my other pairs... they're not. The material has changed and so has the fit. It's possible the new material may be more durable, but it doesn't seem as comfortable as the previous version. Plus the fit has changed. I almost always purchase the xs. Old version xs was perfect - new version waistband is tighter, less comfortable, and unflattering. Maybe a size up would work better, but I'm not sure I like the material enough to try. Now I have to look for a new brand of underwear :( I'm writing this in hopes Patagonia will make the old version available again.
shann84 at Patagonia on 01/08/2013
I have purchased and have been very pleased with the active hipsters I bought in 2008 and 2009. The active briefs I purchased in 2011 have nice flat seams and waistband too like the older pairs. The fabric on the 2011 pairs is thinner, which might be a plus for some, but to me they feel too stretchy, don't stay in place as well and that they won't hold up as well as the other older pairs I have. Maybe this is a difference between briefs and hipsters or maybe it is a difference between years/seasons.
vibrantspf40 at Patagonia on 04/14/2011

Perfect--until first washing

I really wanted to love these--especially for the price-- and the first time I wore them, I did. They're the cutest travel/activity underwear I've seen, are lightweight, feel soft and silky, fit great and true to size, and stay in place. I was not so happy with them after the first machine wash (on delicate, in a lingerie bag): The fabric ran, like pantyhose, in three places. After one wearing. I'm sure they would be great if you hand-washed them only, but the care instructions indicate that they are machine washable.
DogFriend at REI on 11/11/2011

not as good..

I have bought many of these active briefs through the years and these are not as good as my other pairs. They do not stay in place. I think the fabric is softer than my other pairs so they slip. Dissapointing as I have been waiting for the nude color. I bought several pairs and will be returning the one I have not opened. Now what? These were my fav.
taxinjazz at Patagonia on 03/03/2012

Totally different fabric

Loved the old version with nylon and spandex. New fabric is way too thin, stretchy, and not breathable. And the fit isn't as full and therefore ride up! If you are buying to add to the ones you have from previous years - be aware - fabric has changed. Please bring back the old version!
vaoh at Patagonia on 12/13/2011

miss the old version!

this new mix with more spandex turned a unique brief into your typical woman's brief, found anywhere.The old material mix was much more breathable, the best alternative to pure cotton that I have ever found. PLEASE bring back the old brief!
isla at Patagonia on 05/30/2011

Neutral Reviews:

These are definitely a high-cut, bikini brief style: they come up to cover my hips and because of the high cut, they don't give 100% butt coverage.
The pros: Quick drying, of course. Super lightweight, thin, silky smooth fabric. Hardly feels like you're wearing underwear at all.
The con: Hardly feels like you're wearing underwear... until they ride up. They stayed in place fine while I was walking around, but as soon as I started running, well, hello! On the bright side, because they're so thin and smooth and non-chafing, the bit of a wedgie I had really wasn't that uncomfortable.
I liked them enough that I'll continue to wear these for everyday walking and traveling situations, just not for heavy exercise. I've seen reviews of these elsewhere that said they don't ride up, so other people might get lucky; I guess I just don't have the right booty for these briefs.

Amanda Jean at Backcountry.com on 02/24/2012

Bad Sizing

These used to be my favorite underwear ever, but not too long ago Patagonia changed their material and sizing for the active briefs. The smalls are now too big for me, but the Xsmalls are too small. Now I have a drawer full of this expensive underwear that is either too large or not large enough! Make sure of your sizing before buying again!
Pins at Patagonia on 06/07/2013

W's Active Briefs

Comfort - excellent
Quality - questionable - only after a handful of washings (and I only air dry), the waistline seam is coming unsewn.
I would recommend but with a warning about the quality.
noone at Patagonia on 04/17/2012