These briefs are light, soft, stretchy, and feel as if you’re not wearing anything. I’m not used to that sensation, so I had to check a couple of times the first time I wore them. They stayed put during a strenuous hike. Very comfortable. The crotch isn’t very wide, so if you are hoping to get some of the sweat wicked away from the creases by your legs, they won’t help with that, at least not for me. Finally, they may not be firm enough to support a pad, unless it was lightweight. I wouldn’t trust them to hold up a fabric-based, non-disposable pad. Despite the inability to wick localized sweat, which they would if there was a bit more fabric, I will continue to wear them for hiking trips. I will also consider another size and/or keep searching for the ideal pair for a longer trek. Otherwise, I am happy to have the pair that I do.