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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  
Price $13.20 at Backcountry
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$16.95 at REI$24.00 at Amazon$20.73 at REI
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Pros Breathable, comfortable, inexpensiveBreathable, super comfortable, affordableSuper comfortable, stretchy, inexpensiveSuper comfortable, quick to dry, lightweightGreat fit, comfortable material, inexpensive
Cons Tight fitNothing!Heavy, bulkyTight waistband, more expensiveSlower to dry, thicker material
Bottom Line Breathable and soft, the Hipster finds the middle ground between a great fit and a nice priceThe Active Bikini is a top scorer in every testing category, and its affordable price tag makes it a no-brainerAn incredibly comfortable, breathable, and budget-friendly favoriteReady for any lightweight adventure, this merino pair is soft, lightweight, and fast-dryingWith an outstanding fit, this is an excellent product great for any adventure
Rating Categories Patagonia Barely Hipster REI Co-op Active Bikini Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Hipkini Smartwool Merino 150 Bikini Patagonia Active Hipster
Comfort (35%)
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Fit (30%)
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Drying Time (25%)
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Packability (10%)
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Specs Patagonia Barely... REI Co-op Active... Give-N-Go Sport... Smartwool Merino... Patagonia Active...
Material 89% Nylon, 11% Spandex 86% polyester/14% spandex 93% Nylon 7% Lycra Spandex 87% Merino Wool, 13% Nylon Core 81% Nylon, 12% Spandex
Measured Weight - Size Small (oz) 0.8 oz 0.6 oz 1.1 oz 0.7 oz 0.9 oz
Cut Tested Hipster Bikini Hipkini Bikini Hipster
Flat-lock Seams Seamless No Yes Yes Yes
Cuts Available Hipster, bikini, thong Bikini, hipster, brief, thong Hipkini, full cut brief, bikini, string bikini, bikini brief, 4" boy short Bikini Hipster
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