• M'S QUANDARY SHORTS - 12 IN., Spanish Moss (SNM)
  • M's Quandary Shorts - 12",
  • M's Quandary Shorts - 12",

Patagonia Men's Quandary Shorts - 12"

$48.00 $69.00
$48.00 $69.00
57835 #57835
  • Spanish Moss
    $48.00 $69.00 SNM
    Spanish Moss (SNM)
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M'S QUANDARY SHORTS - 12 IN., Spanish Moss (SNM)
M's Quandary Shorts - 12",
M's Quandary Shorts - 12",
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Comfortable, multifunctional shorts made of a lightweight stretch-woven nylon/spandex blend with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, 40-UPF sun protection, a gusseted crotch and movement-oriented fit for any activity. Fabric is bluesign® approved.

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You can throw some serious bushwacking, grovely offwidths and miscalculated stream crossings at these shorts, and they’ll still look unfazed back at the pub. Lightweight Quandary Shorts have a fabric blend of quick-drying stretch-woven nylon and spandex that takes hard use and bounces back for more. Made for the kinetics of climbing and backpacking, the versatile fabric stretches, resists moisture with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and provides 40-UPF sun protection. The curved waistband provides a contoured fit at the hips to keep your shorts from migrating downward when you’re highstepping upward, and a gusseted crotch lets your legs move without restraint. Pockets: two in front, two in back, a stealthy coin pocket and a zippered right-thigh pocket for security. 12" inseam.
  • Comfortable, multifunctional shorts made of a lightweight stretch-woven nylon/spandex blend with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 40-UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • Classic performance fit that’s not too loose or too tight, with room to move comfortably in any work or play activity
  • Curved waistband follows the natural shape of the hips and provides a contoured fit to help keep shorts in place during movement; metal button closure with zip fly
  • Two handwarmer pockets, right coin pocket and two rear pockets; one right-thigh zippered pocket
  • Gusseted crotch allows for full range of motion
  • Available in 10" and 12" inseams
  • 4.5-oz 96% nylon/4% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 40-UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • 221 g (7.8 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

bluesign® Approved Fabric

Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.

Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.


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Men's Quandary Shorts - 12 In. is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I bought 3 pair of these shorts a year ago and have worn them regularly since then. They are the lightest and most comfortable shorts I own. And after a year daily wear and hiking, they show virtually no signs of wear.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Longest Mens Shorts Bought two pairs of these two years ago and they are fantastic! Very comfortable and durable. Tough to tell from the description and/or pics that these are the longest inseam shorts for men available at Patagonia. I hope they don't quit selling them because I will need some more in 5 or 10 years!
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, non binding! I wear these while doing fast paced fitness hikes in Laguna Canyon. Stretchable and quick drying. Perfect. They fit true to size with mine being a 33" waist.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable Stretchy Shorts I first tried multiple sizes in a store and made sure I knew which size worked best for me. As a hiking short I couldn't test it until about a month later. I went to Yosemite and these worked great. The one drawback was that I couldn't really use the the front or back pockets while hiking. I used the zipper cargo pocket on the side though.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great quality Purchased this as they no longer make the rock craft shorts. These are made really well,however, even purchasing up one size from the rock craft they are still tight. Purchased 4 pairs and wish I would have known there was such a size difference. Otherwise great construction and material. Just be prepared to upside.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around shorts A little bit stretchy, long enough to cover your lower thighs in the sun, plus they dry super fast if you jump in the water. So, all around a good pair of shorts. Also, I like the fit, which is longer and trimmer than the 10 penny shorts. Maybe not as rugged as other shorts made with stronger material, but these are easier to wear. When I looked online, I thought I would like the blue or grey versions best, but when I saw them first hand in the store, I decided the brown is the best color. So hard to tell from the pictures alone.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shorts, great fabric I love the fabric of these shorts. Stretchy, and dries very quickly. They seem to run a little big, but are very comfortable. The side pocket is barely large enough to fit a normal (i.e. small) smart phone and could use an extra 1/4". The one frustrating part is the rear belt loops are very close together and create an uneven belt line (this seems very common for Patagonia shorts). Overall a good pair of shorts.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi use shorts. My husband loved these so much we bought a second pair. 5'10 , 185lbs. Size 32 ., Very comfortable and soft material
Date published: 2016-05-26
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