• W's Happy Hike Shorts - 4", Ink Black (INBK)
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  • W's Happy Hike Shorts - 4",
  • W's Happy Hike Shorts - 4",

Patagonia Women's Happy Hike Shorts - 4"

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  • Ink Black
    $55.00 INBK
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  • Mojave Khaki
    $55.00 MJVK
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Made with a lightweight blend of 88% polyester/12% spandex that has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, these versatile hiking shorts feature 4-way stretch, a fast dry time and a hidden drawstring at the waist for a comfortable fit.

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These smart hiking shorts have a Ph.D. in Play and another in Vagrancy. Made from abrasion-resistant 88% polyester/12% spandex fabric with 4-way stretch that air-dries overnight, they have a low-rise waistband with belt loops and a hidden drawcord for adjustability. Keep track of your essentials with front drop-in pockets and two back pockets (one drop-in and one zippered). Inseam is 4”. Fabric is bluesign® approved.
  • Lightweight, abrasion-resistant blend of polyester and spandex for mobility and easy care; DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture
  • Clean low-profile waistband has a hidden drawcord, a button closure and zippered fly
  • Front drop-in pockets
  • Curved back yoke for a flattering fit; one drop-in back pocket and one secure pocket with Vislon® zipper
  • 4” inseam
  • 266 g (9.4 oz)
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Model is 5'9" and wearing a size Small
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4.6-oz 88% polyester/12% spandex with 4-way stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

Fabric is bluesign® approved

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Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

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UPF Fabric

Lacking fur, feathers or scales, we humans have to think up clever ways to protect ourselves from the sun. Products with the UPF designation provide built-in sun protection that won’t wear off.

To achieve sun protection, Patagonia takes a varied approach, depending on the degree of protection desired and the fabric used. Elements of the strategy can range from yarn selection to fabric construction to the use of special finishes (especially for light colors which generally provide less protection).

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Women's Happy Hike Shorts - 4" is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weird fit I typically wear a size 4, but when I tried them on, they were a little tight and rode up uncomfortably. I then got a size 6, which was more comfortable, but I need a belt to hold them up. They're a little baggy on me now, but I like the fabric and the pockets.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fit I've purchased 6 pairs of these" Happy Hike Shorts" in every color. Great fit, love the pockets, especially the zipper back pocket. Please keep making these!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fabric and fit but terrible front pockets. The fabric and fit of these shorts are fantastic but the front pockets need improvement. Anything bigger than a lip gloss stick falls out. A top-loading pocket like the one on the Quandary shorts might have been better. I'm 5'3" and 112 lbs. so the size 4 was perfect. The back zippered pocket is awesome!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Happy with these! I love these shorts, and I would wear them everyday if I could! Super soft fabric, light and so breathable. Long, hot and humid mountain hikes and they never got uncomfortable. Gentle interior tie in waistband and zippered back pocket are great features. Fabric is strong too, didn't snag on the rocks. My new favorites, I am buying a few more pairs!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the fit I was expecting! I ordered these shorts in a size two, cause I have another Patagonia
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward length given the style I like these shorts. They're a good material, they dry fast and they're durable, HOWEVER, I don't actually think they are very flattering unless you size up or have really skinny thighs. They are a very straight leg fit, which given the length just makes your thighs look bulky, in my opinion. On the plus side, the length makes them pretty comfortable while wearing a harness. I still wear these, since they are so practical, but would not buy again. For reference: I am ~140lb, 5'5", athletic build and I have a size 6, which is loose enough around my waist that I use the drawstring, but not baggy.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts this summer Bought the shorts at a sporting goods store, loved it purchased another color. Wish it comes in white also. Material is the best, not wrinkle after wash. I wear it in the city as dress shorts, I wear it to hike. The length is perfect, not too short and not too long. I wear it with blazer and I wear it with sweat gears. Will be purchasing another color or getting one more in the light grey color.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts...BUT! These shorts are amazing! The fabric is stretchy and very comfortable even for the most sensitive of skin. They are very versatile and I wear them as everyday shorts. I'm 5'0, 105 lbs and a size 2 fits perfectly. They are very well made, but the reason I took a star off is because the pockets are unusual. It seems as though there is extra fabric so they stick out very far when you walk and if you try to place anything in the pockets it falls right out. I wish the pockets would lay flat because other than that these shorts are the best shorts! So Patagonia, please fix this flaw in the design because then these shorts would be worth buying in every color!
Date published: 2017-07-09
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