I first heard about the fair trade, GOTS certified brand through my job as a daily produce hunter on the Most Wanted team. Pact tops not only a good shopping reputation for the company’s eco-friendly initiatives, but also by nurturing an impressive best-selling line of unassuming basics. Despite its stylistic simplicity Organic cotton underwear from Pact (available in sizes XS-2X) is an enduring crowd favorite with both internet reviewers and Refinery29 readers – with his Classic fit bikini In our roundup of the best cotton underwear for women, they rule the best-selling ranks and are piling up over 1,000 reviews who awarded it a 4.2 out of 5 stars. Highlights include praise from yeast-prone reviewers who swear by its breathability, appreciators of its overall comfort that doesn’t step into granny panty territory, and props from my panty-free enthusiasts who speak of it there is hardly any body awareness.
Knowing this, and needing to reassess my commitment to the commando lifestyle, I decided Pact’s $14 panties ($6 less than a pair of hanky pankys!) were the pair to try. I spent a week in the brand’s five most popular pairs, holding each to my preferred standard of being as good or better than wearing nothing at all. Monday was dedicated to the classic-fit bikini, then high-rise hipster Tuesday, Wednesday to boy shorts, followed by peak-waist Thursday and a Friday thong song.