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I own 8 pairs of ExOfficio bikini briefs. I purchased the first pair based on another review that praised the wicking properties of the fabric. I'm an avid hiker and fitness buff, and after 8 or 10 hours of solid physical effort, "swamp butt" (i.e. damp or wet cotton underwear) is uncomfortable. These briefs perform amazingly well. You can travel with two pair, wash one by hand and wear the other, they dry in an hour. I tried this when camping at 8,000 feet on a cool and cloudy day, and I was impressed with how quickly they dried. A few points to consider:
1. Size and style - I first purchased the boy shorts. Not good. The legs don't stay put, the fabric bunches up. The bikini brief is really a mid-rise bikini, not too low and not too high. Very comfortable, and no panty line. As for size, I'm 5'6" and weight 118 lbs, on the slender side. I purchased two pairs size Medium, and regretted it - see below. The rest I've purchased are size Large.
2. If you dry these babies in the dryer, even on LOW, the elastic SHRINKS. Your Medium bikinis will squeeze you like a sausage. I was so disappointed, especially after spending $15 per pair. I've sized up to Large, wash them in the washer using a lingerie bag and cold water, and HANG them to dry. They fit fine.
3. On two pair the stitching on the elastic is fraying, and they've been washed approximately 10 times (lingerie bag,etc.) I think ExOfficio got it right with the fabric, but the quality of the elastic (shrinking) and the construction of the garment(frayed stitching)need to improve to justify the price.
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2013 6:41:52 AM PDT
Roberta Rizzo says:
how many pair do you get
Posted on Jun 20, 2015 5:45:24 PM PDT
B. Hall says:
You can't dry most underwear of this type without messing up the fabric, even on low. Usually the care instructions are hand wash or wash cold, line dry. It's going to ruin them every time.
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