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#365 | Women's

Balance Brief

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The Ibex Promise
The foundation of  - everything… Okay, so maybe that’s an overstatement. But the right pair of undies really can change your life. And we have it down to a science. It starts with a carefully crafted, breathable Merino blend that trumps cotton in terms of elasticity, wicking powers, drying time, thermal regulation, and odor control. It ends with perfectly balanced comfort, rise, hip exposure, and cheek coverage. If you can find a better bikini brief, we want to know. Seamless, tag-free design. Merino/nylon/Spandex®. Imported. Washable.  

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Tech Specs:

Seamless Merino bikini brief

Strategic body mapping for comfort & breathability
Garment Weight (oz): 1.44

Fabric:

Balance

If textile construction was based solely on survival of the fittest, Ibex’s Balance fabric would pummel evolution. Made of a combination of the three top performance fibers, this fabric hybrid combines the best of all worlds. Wool for breathability, durability, softness, and odor management. Lightweight spandex and nylon for strength, stretch, fit, and support. 79% Wool, 15% Nylon, 6% Spandex, Seamless Merino Undergarments

Fiber Source: AustraliaWhere the fibers of this fabric are sourced.

Fabric Source: TurkeyWhere the fibers are knit or woven into this fabric.

Garment Source: TurkeyWhere the fabric is assembled into this garment.

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Why did you choose this?
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sent back alittle tight fitting and no xl size at time
Kim P on May 22, 2015
comfier than synthetic!
Green Mountain on May 10, 2015
sent back alittle tight fitting and no xl size at time
Kim P on May 22, 2015
I purchased several of these years ago in preparation for a trip -- I wanted to keep my packing to a minimum. Three briefs were all I took on a two week trip. Balance Briefs wash up easily and dry quickly, AND they're comfortable and breathable! No more cotton for me. The current brief has changed slightly though: the elastic around the legs is a tad more snug and the height is a tad shorter than my past briefs.
jeanne u on May 14, 2015
comfier than synthetic!
Green Mountain on May 10, 2015
Wool underwear is the best, and the underwear lasts a very long time.
Wooly in PA on May 5, 2015
Needed underwear for trip to Europe--they have become my favorites!
anne m on May 3, 2015
They're comfortable and wash well.
Ann S on Apr 28, 2015
they last longer and do great paddling whether is florida or alaska
Betsey B on Apr 21, 2015
Because I love all things IBEX.
Olivia C on Apr 21, 2015
Most comfortable underwear I've ever had.
Amy J on Apr 16, 2015
I purchased several of these years ago in preparation for a trip -- I wanted to keep my packing to a minimum. Three briefs were all I took on a two week trip. Balance Briefs wash up easily and dry quickly, AND they're comfortable and breathable! No more cotton for me. The current brief has changed slightly though: the elastic around the legs is a tad more snug and the height is a tad shorter than my past briefs.
jeanne u on May 14, 2015
Wool underwear is the best, and the underwear lasts a very long time.
Wooly in PA on May 5, 2015
When will these women's Balance Briefs become available again online?
Miss Vitamix on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the W's Balance Briefs in Green Chard won't be coming back in stock. We try and change the colors each season.
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My new favorite underwear
These are my new favorite underwear. They are perfectly comfortable for everyday, and for intense physical activities they don't feel soggy or clammy, nor do they get smelly. The medium fits my 38" hips just right, with a mid-hip rise not too low but low enough for all my jeans. The wool relaxes a bit after wearing them for a while, which adds to the comfort and smooth fit.
March 29, 2014
great product
I ordered on of each of brief and shorts. I found the shorts worked best for me. The briefs are nicely done but not my personal preference. They seemed small but I think it was just the style.
March 29, 2014
Comfortable briefs that stay put
These underwear are so comfortable and do not ride up. They can be washed out and dry overnight for traveling or camping. Best to size up for perfect fit. I am slowly adding to my collection so I can get rid of my other briefs.
January 20, 2014
Order larger than you think
Perfect underwear. My only comment is that I find the size chart to be WAY off as applied to this item. I am 5'8" tall. I have a 28" waist & 36" hips. I own Ibex tights in small and an Ibex wool pant (looks like jeans made of wool), also in small, and both fit great. After too many Balance Brief orders/exchanges, I find large to be my size. Maybe the medium would have worked but tightish underpant
January 15, 2015
extreme quality
This is the best wool underwear on the market. It is so well made and very soft. The only downside is that it isn't a thong! PLEASE Ibex, make a thong! I prefer thongs because they're more compact, lighter (for travel or backpacking), they don't make lines under pants, and they're less material to wash and dry when traveling or camping. I could pack numerous thongs for the weight/space of one pair
August 18, 2014
A big fan!
I'm a big fan of merino and have been looking for a replacement for a brand who's fit is not up to par for me. A friend recommended Ibex and I'm thrilled with both fit and function. They don't ride, they are easy to wash and super breathable when I am running, hiking, etc. They are awesome!
January 21, 2014
best briefs
I wear balance briefs everywhere. Yes, these are expensive, but once you switch, you'll never want to wear anything else. So much better than cotton or synthetics. I find that they run small---I wear a medium in Ibex Izzy pants, but a large in Balance Briefs.
October 17, 2013
The best undies
These have taken over my underwear drawer. As old ones wear out (other kinds), I replace them with Ibex briefs. They fit perfectly, do not show panty lines, breathe beautifully, and last a long time. In fact, I still have the first pair I ordered about three years ago. They wash well too. More colors, please.
April 23, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
2nd best to being naked
I bought these for safari as well as "dry quick" undies from 3 other competitors. Ibex won hands down. I thought I would use them only for travel but they are so doggone comfortable that I'm wearing them everyday. I intend to replace my everday Swiss undies (you know the ones) with these glorious babies. Try them, you won't be disappointed.
April 30, 2014
Best undies ever!
undies that says where you it's suppose to be! and very warm.
September 17, 2014