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September 16, 2023

Pretty Good

I really like the color ( gray ), style, # of pockets, wearability, and light weight. 3 Pairs now. I wish there were more lengths to chose from, ( 33 ). Also, there should be 2 extra belt loops in the back. I am actually a 37 waist, so a more supportive rear is good for me.

September 10, 2023

Saved me from dog bite

Im an 80-year-old woman who buys your mens Quandry pants because they are a better fit for me. Ive been wearing them for over 10 years, and I have four pairs that rotate through the laundry. I almost wear these exclusively! Yesterday on my morning walk I was bitten by a dog on my knee. Fortunately I was, as usual, wearing my Quandry pants. I suffe... Read Morered a couple of puncture wounds that required stitches. After washing the blood off the pants, I found them completely intact, miraculously not a mark on them! The pants certainly kept me from having a worse injury too. These will always be my favorite pants! (I tried to attach a photo of my injury, but can not seem to do it here.)

September 6, 2023

Ideal hiking pants & general all around comfort

My normal pant size is 32, but I found Patagonia sizes on bottoms tend to run small and tight. Did not regret sizing up to 33 on this one, plus the waist loop can help me tighten up the pants when needed. Excellent quick dry hiking pants that keep me covered and great pockets too!

September 5, 2023

Great pants

6' 172#'s, 34 x 32. Great material, great fit, nice drape. Sits on my waist, touch of stretch, featherweight, allow for all kinds of movement. Test of time? Too soon to tell ----

September 1, 2023

Great Hiking Pants

Great Hiking Pants. Good fit -- a little bit of stretch. Water-repellent.

September 1, 2023

My husband loves them

We got them in 3 different colors because he wears them so much.

August 31, 2023


I bought the two pair of pants and two tops for my sons birthday. My son loves your clothing because it fits great and looks great.

August 29, 2023

Best in class

These are great from spring to fall in the Deep South, including triple-digit summers. Breathable, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and just the right amount of elasticity. I have four pairs at this point and wear them daily. It's very difficult to find any type of pant that isn't tapered, so these are perfect. The cuff covers sneakers and... Read More hiking boots (eg, Merrell, Keen, etc.) without bunching or leaving one's ankles exposed, which counts as both "legacy" and luxury these days. Never stop making these, Patagonia.

August 24, 2023

Great Warm Weather pant

These are my go to warm weather work pants in brush/forest/grasslands (video/photos). They are a nice balance of durable and comfortable. Good stretch but not clingy. My only issue would be the internal waste "belt" string that doesn't really work. If you have thicker legs these might feel a bit tight, although there is a slight bit ... Read Moreof stretch that happens over time between washings/uses.

August 23, 2023

Durable, multi occasion use

Decided to take extra pairs traveling to Philippines and glad I did. Ended up leaving chinos and levi's packed, rotated through Quandary's paired with long-sleeved Cool Trail Shirts, covered needs throughout the month; dried fast when drenched, wicked sweat efficiently. Will be adding a couple more pair of Quandary's to inventory bef... Read Moreore heading back to PI in March. Good abrasion resistance given the environment an,d terrain; classic style fit in well with other occasions, will save allot of space when packing. At 68, 165lb - 33 regulars are a great fit

August 22, 2023

Patagonia Makes the Only Non-Denim Pants That Fit Me

If you are a thin guy who wears a size 28 waist and 32 length, good luck finding anything other than jeans in that size and even jeans can be challenging sometimes. Patagonia not only makes this size in some really nice all around adventure pants, but I feel they are very true to size. The Quandry pants along with most of their pants and shorts hav... Read Moree a nice classic look that always stays in style and can be paired with other classic looking items or with trendier ones.

August 16, 2023

Best Hiking Pant - But Too Short

I love these pants! I'm 6'3 and 225lbs. The size 40 is great, but they only come in short or regular. The regular has a 32" inseam, which is too short for me. Patagonia, please make a Long with a 34" inseam.

August 12, 2023

Great pant, wish they were still made in long size

I love these pants for backpacking, wet wading, and putting on the miles hiking. They are supper durable, light weight, dry quick, wear well when wet, and have great stretch. However, I am 6'5" and since they stopped making them in long size I cannot buy them any more..... Please bring back long size!

Response from Patagonia
August 21, 2023

Hi Curt, we're sorry to hear that the Quandary Pants are no longer available in a long inseam. Please be assured that our Design Team will take your feedback into consideration going forward.

July 30, 2023

Men's Quandary Hiking Pants

Excellent garment for me. Comfortable, light, airy, perfect fit, my wife said they good on me. I bought 2 pairs then another after wearing them. I've owned them for about a month so I can't coment on durability yet. also purchased and love Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Hoody. Soft & comfy.

July 24, 2023

I wear these pants all the time for any occasion

I can wear these pants wet wading while fishing, or hiking as well as for out for dinner. Light weight and very comfortable, quick drying. If they get muddy when wearing them fishing or hiking they quickly dry and I'll brush the mud and grime off easily then walk into most any restaurant for lunch or dinner.

July 9, 2023


Bought 3 pair over a short time period been wearing them a couple of spring/summer seasons. Best all around field pants for spring/summer. Great for bike riding as well. One pair ran a bit large but other two exact same and true to size. Need more colors for hot weather wear - lighter grey, even (gasp) white would be awesome for desert and the lik... Read Moree, lighter sage-y color would and a faded cocoa, too. Black is useless as the weight of these pants make them unfit for real cold weather use IMO where that color would be a minor benefit.

June 9, 2023

Best pants for your money !

Easy Care. Quick Drying. Great fit & style. Enough pockets to make them versatile but not too many or baggy style. Worn them wading in streams and out to fine dinners. First item I pack for all adventures and even casual business trips.

May 13, 2023

Really nice pant!

Love the pant and the fit. The material is perfect and the pockets are very good. The thigh pocket doesn't work for my phone as I had hoped but I still like the pants for hiking and fishing.

May 5, 2023

Crotch too short

Overall, this pant is well made. However, the crotch is so tight that it had to be returned. Patagonia--please don't make this mistake again.

May 1, 2023

Updated fit - Too snug

This is my third pair of these pants and they seem to keep getting trimmer and trimmer. I guess that's the trend in men's pants these days but for one I don't feel I need to have every curve of my hips and butt in tension like a pair of Women's pants in a pair of casual hiking pants. Please pattern these back to a more spacious ... Read Morefit.

Response from Patagonia
May 2, 2023

Hi Eric! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the Qaundary Pants. We're sorry to hear you've found them to be getting more and more snug. That said, we haven't made any changes to the fit in recent seasons. Nevertheless, we greatly appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 16, 2023

Awesome every day hiker most conditions

I have a pair of this and almost all the colors you make - it is a great product

April 11, 2023

Weird fit...

The material is nice, the legs are a tad snug but manageable, my thighs are 20", no fat, the waist fit is perfect but a tad low and the hips fit is snug. The issue is the crotch/fly area. The material of the fly is so thick in contrast to the pant material that if you have any package at all it is grossly amplified by the fly area,... not a go... Read Moreod look. You really need to be a thin dude to wear these.

April 6, 2023

The light weight fabric is

The light weight fabric is perfect for travel and the fit reminds of the 501s I wore when I was younger

March 28, 2023

Great every day pants

Amazing pants. I own several pairs of these pants. Beware if you may want to size up for a relaxed fit.

March 15, 2023

My first Patagonia item.

I've been wearing these pants casually and out hiking. They are comfortable and durable. Even going through thorn bushes they're holding up nicely. I'm looking forward to future purchases. Thanks Team Shane

March 3, 2023

Patagonia pants run small

I genuinely want to write a better review. But something was lost in translation when I ordered these pants. I recall ordering a medium, which had some guidance but didn't have a specific size. When the receipt came it was for size 32" waist. I am normally a 33" but with Patagonia it's probably 34". When I tried to return f... Read Moreor a different size they were already out. I guess the moral is default to bigger pants sizes with Patagonia brands.

Response from Patagonia
March 8, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review Adam! We are incredibly sorry to hear about the sizing issues you encountered. Please feel free to start your [return]( at any time as your satisfaction is guaranteed. In the meantime, we will be passing this information along to our Product Design Team so they are aware of these sizing issues.

February 26, 2023

Best Ever - bring back long inseam!

I have 3 pairs of these pants that I wear just about every day. The comfort is incredible. They are so versatile. You can work, lounge, hike, even swim in a pinch! When you get them wet in the stream they dry nearly instantly. My only issue is that Im unable to buy any other colors or replacements when these wear out because Patagonia no longer car... Read Moreries my size! Please please please bring back the 34 in inseam!

February 23, 2023

Perfect Pants

These are truly the perfect pants. I wear them to work, out at night and on the hiking trail. They transition flawlessly. I have them in Gray, Khaki and Green. They are absolutely the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. Durable, flexible and professional.

February 22, 2023


I have found these to be really comfortable and they have become my go to work pants. They could be just a tiny bit larger, but they do stretch. The side pocket could be just a little bit bigger to make it easier to zip up with my cell phone in it. I now own 6 pairs of these and am very happy with them.

February 20, 2023


Didn't quite realize how functional the Quandary pants would be! Definitely comfortable to wear and stays on well even without a belt. Has made this pant great for car travel--especially in the mountains. Kind of made my travel packing easier since these things tick a lot of boxes.

February 20, 2023

I am very pleased with

I am very pleased with my purchase. The pants are a great fit.

February 19, 2023

Need to exchange

Need to exchange for a 34 waist, these ran small in the hips, making them too tight through the front and bottom.

February 16, 2023

Light to pack and stands up to pretty harsh weather!

Had them for 2 months for travelling in Japan. Fit is great with ample room for movement and very breathable. Been in a couple rainy/slushy hail situations with them on and it managed to keep me dry. Exceeded expectations.

February 14, 2023

Very light and comfortable!

Nice cut. Nice fit. Look nice enough for dinner out, but excellent on the trail in spring and fall which was what I got them for. I have a pair of Prana pants to compare. These are lighter, and I favor them for all but one thing: The Pranas have a built in belt-cinch that is super easy and actually works like a belt. These Patagonia pants have a ... Read Moredraw string (on the inside) instead which is just not as effective, and requires tying. So now Im looking out for a light nylon belt, to improve this. And until the I use my leather belt (my jeans belt) which works wel but is less than ideal for trails - particularly steep ones where you bend and twist and lean a lot. Still I truly love these pants, and would get them again.

February 13, 2023

Sick pants yo!

I was totally skeptical of all the glowing reviews, but now ive seen the light. UFC tough in a featherweight package. And kudos to whoever invented the drawstring on the inside button pants. Blew my mind and better yet cinched my waist down for a perfect fit. Fits true to size. Spongy and breathable and comfy and cant wait to hike some trails with ... Read Morethem tomorrow. zippers in all the right places.

February 11, 2023

No ants in these pants!

Great pair of hiking pants. Breathable, comfortable material, and great look. Originally bought a size 31 but felt a little tight and so went up one size to 32 and fit perfect.

February 11, 2023

Its a amazing pant Soft

Its a amazing pant Soft and comfortable Great fit The best pant I have ever owned

February 10, 2023

Daily Wear

The right leg pocket is the perfect place for my cell phone which is why I now have many pairs of these pants.

February 10, 2023

Waist fit is true to

Waist fit is true to size, but it is regrettable that so many pant styles, including this one, have a max inseam of 32. I'm not all that tall but have somewhat long legs for my height, and 32 is just too short.

Response from Patagonia
February 17, 2023

Hey Craig, thanks for the review. We do offer some pants with a longer inseam, but not all of them. You can [click here]( to check out those options.

February 9, 2023

Lightweight and comfortable. Surprisingly warm for fatbiking with a base layer

The pants are very lightweight and comfortable. Fit is spot on. I like the zipper pockets too

February 8, 2023

I have another pair of

I have another pair of these and like them very much, however, you don't make a 34 inch length anymore, so your regular length was too short, and I had to return them. I am only 5ft 10, so wonder what taller folks think. When you bring back the longer version, I will gladly buy another pair.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hey Bill, thanks for the review. We have cut down on a lot of our long inseam offerings, but we do still have a few. You can check out all options [here](

February 6, 2023


light and comfortable

February 5, 2023

Best active wear pants

These pants are just as ready for a summer backpacking trip as they are for chores around the house. I would not leave them at home when packing for a camping trip!

February 4, 2023

Poor quality stitching

Lasted almost exactly a year before the stitching on both back pockets blew out. I liked them otherwise but that's not good enough for the price

Response from Patagonia
February 14, 2023

We're so sorry to hear these hiking pants weren't as durable for you as they should have been! We'll be happy to help you return them to us under our warranty. You can [return]( them via our website, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance. Thank you for this feedback, Jason!

February 3, 2023

Great pants

Light, fast dry super comfortable pants!Also excellent costumer service!

January 26, 2023

Great pants for the active dad

A great combination of pockets, some secured by zips, some open, and some fastened with velcro means that you can keep everything you need safe or instantly on hand. Fit is true to size, but the only thing that stops me from giving them 5 stars is that like many trousers the length is good, but the cross, the crutch point between the legs is just a... Read More bit high for me. A little more room would allow for longer stretches without a sense of pulling.

January 26, 2023

Pocket and belt

Needs a built in belt and a zippered back right pocket for securing your wallet. The fit could be a little looser across the front pocket area but not much.

January 23, 2023

Comfortable fit with a clean look

Very comfortable fit. Nice looking pants that can be used for business or casual wear. Great for a long day hiking.

January 21, 2023

Needs a longer version >32in

These pants are fantastic. Ridiculously comfortable, fast drying, DWR for light rain. I use these hiking on the Florida Trail and they are my new favorite hiking pant. Full size belt loops (thank you!) accept a 2.75in belt which is much more comfortable keeping you pants in position when hiking over long miles trudging through swampy trails. And ma... Read Morede of recycled fishing nets which is really cool. My only gripe is the limited lengths. Please offer in a 34in or longer length. I am 5-11, normally wear 34/34 pants and these 34/32 are just short enough to look silly. Waist size fits true.

January 19, 2023

Comfy Travel Pants

These pants are great for both casual wear and travel. They fit well and are comfortable call day. They move with you, are light weight, and look good day after day.

January 18, 2023

Best All Around Travel Pants

I am on my third pair of these pants. They have been to Patagonia, Ecuador, Alaska, Hudson's Bay, and lots of local hiking in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. They are tough enough for outdoor use and pack into a small space in your carry on bag. With a decent shirt and a sweater, they're good for dinner with friends when on the road. They are ... Read Morenot heavy, and when the temp gets under 40°F, I will wear some tights underneath for extended activity outdoors.

January 16, 2023

Love them!

These pants are great! Not only are they comfortable and feel great but they look great, too. Ill have to get a 2nd pair.

January 15, 2023

The perfect all around pants

These pants are THE best! Love them. Love the fit. They have a style that is class and you can wear day to day, but what I bought them for was for hiking and they are awesome. Cool, breathable, but also warm and keeps out the wind on blustery days. Just finished a 10-mile hike yesterday where I had to trek through water up to my knees a couple time... Read Mores and the pants felt completely dry within minutes after getting through the water. I have two pair and rotate between them every week. Durable and just the best pants out there.

January 12, 2023

Order a pair in very color

As soon as I wore these I ordered another pair in a different color. Comfortable for actives, and good looking enough for casual, and work attire.

January 11, 2023

Awesome Gear but..

Love your gear, and keep coming back to it, only to remember you dont offer 34-in inseams for taller people. Bummer!

January 11, 2023

Comfortable beyond belief

I initially ordered a 33 because 34s are always loose. The 33s fit, but way too snug. Did an exchange and found a 34 in the Quandary fits amazingly. These pants are so comfortable against the skin, and the flexibility is awesome. I could wear these all day everyday. Ordered two colors and will be ordering the other two to have some variety. Love th... Read Moreese pants.

January 5, 2023

I keep buying these.

This is my third pair. Wind and water resistant, lightweight but cuts the chill, and they hold up to days in a row of wear and use. The dirt washes right out too!

December 30, 2022

Best Pant EVER!

These are by far the best version of these pants yet. the fit is easy and loose but not bulky. As a slim built person, its hard to find slim pants that are built this way, a major win if youre also a slim build. The under seam is cleverly sewn to reduce and eliminates all chaffing (like happens in jeans) and the inner tie string to bring waist tigh... Read Moret is superb. Its an all round win, fir comfort and fit. As for duability and wear have already put a pair through 4,000km of motorbiking and they are holding up well, not the easiest to wash, so, possibly consider a darker colour. Highly recommend these!

December 26, 2022

Most comfortable lightweight pants in the world

Attractive, lightweight, pants that allow a full range of movement without feeling restrictive. I have a pair in every color. The last two pairs I have purchased are tighter in the thighs that my older pairs. I miss that extra room forcing me to lower one star.

December 23, 2022

Fabulous pants

Ive been wearing these for over 10 years. They still look new. Just replaced my 36s with 35s.

December 21, 2022

Great All-around Pants

I walk, hike, fish, travel, and lounge in these pants. I wear them almost everyday.

December 21, 2022

Great product

Great product

December 13, 2022


My son likes these pants, but he is taller than his dad. 32 inches is too short for him. Patagonia: if you make this great pant in a short version, why not a tall version as well?!!!

Response from Patagonia
December 19, 2022

Thank you for this feedback on the length of the Quandary Pants, Anouschka. Our size options are driven largely by customer demand and our product development team reads these reviews, so your comments are going to the right place! In the meantime, we do have some longer pants available in other styles. He might take a look at the Iron Forge Help 5-Pocket Pants - Long or the Men's Hemp Denim 5-Pocket Pants - Long, which feature a 34 1/2' inseam. We hope to have a wider selection in this longer length in the future!

November 30, 2022

Favorite everyday pants, BUT....

I own four pairs of these pants and plan on buying more, warned some colors run smaller than others. My gray pants run true to size. My brown (tan) just a smidge smaller. The green pants run small for sure. For reference I wear 34 waist jeans (that have stretch material). So, the 35 waist fits great in gray and tan. But the green color run... Read Mores small, so I had to exchange for a 36 waist.

November 29, 2022

A little tight in the calves.

I wear my old Quandary pants almost every day - super comfortable. Just ordered then new ones. The new fit is not as relaxed as the old cut, unfortunately: they hug my calves. Not uncomfortable, but not as comfortable. If you have muscular legs, you might find the fit a bit tight. I'm hoping the nylon will relax a little over time.

November 25, 2022

My favorite oversized pants as a woman

Patagonia makes these model of pants for women but they are low rise and I wanted high-rise hiking pants so I tried these to see how they fit. They look great on me, they go up my belly button, and they have a string inside to tighten the waist. They are super comfortable, and protect me from cold winds. I love them!

November 22, 2022

Snug Fit

Ordered a 32 - Regular and they are a pretty slim fit despite the regular fit listing. I fit fine into my 32" Hydropeak Hybrid Walk Shorts which are listed as slim fit. If you have larger glutes or wear athletic fit in other pants the Cliffside trail pants have more room and are more regular/relaxed fit.

Response from Patagonia
November 30, 2022

We appreciate your detailed and thoughtful feedback on fit and sizing. We're sorry these Quandary Pants were a disappointment and we recommend a return for those. Thanks for the review, Robert!

November 15, 2022

Perfect on the Bike

I have worn Quandary pants and shorts on two cross country bicycle trips, and half of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. They are light, breath well, stretchy, wash in a sink, and dry quickly on a tree branch. 32" inseam pants, 12" inseam shorts. With a leather bike saddle, and Quandary pants/shorts long days are made easy.

October 30, 2022

My Pants for Almost Every Occasion

I have three pair. I wear these for golf. I travel with two pair. They pack easily, shake out so they look fresh and hang dry overnight. They are comfortable in 90deg weather and in 30 deg weather. I wear them overseas touring by day and eating out at night. The thigh pocket zips for storing a cell phone. The unzippered front pockets allow easy acc... Read Moreess for frequently gotten items (golf tees, etc). The one zippered back pocket is ideal. These pants have held up well to repeated wear over 6+ years. PLEASE MAKE THESE IN BLACK! I am 5'9", 148# and wear a 32x32. These are a great fit.

October 26, 2022

Damn Comfortable

These pants are dope. The fit is perfect and they are ridiculously comfortable. The pockets are deep enough and the zippered back pocket provides a little extra security. They run a little long in the inseam, but nothing a quick hem can't fix. They are a great casual pant, but also can stand up to an aggressive trail hike. Not too expensive fo... Read Morer the quality you're getting. Ordering more soon.

October 24, 2022

Fantastic Multi-use Pants

I have used these for traveling, trekking, hiking and occasionally business casual. Theyre stretchy and breathable.

October 19, 2022

Good concept, not-so-good execution.

I love the Quandary Shorts... Very functional. Bought multiple pairs of those. In the shorts I bought one size up (32 -> 33) to give them a *little* more room, because they are borderline snug in the thighs... So I bought the same size in the pants and THEY ARE HUGE! I am definitely tired of the "skinny pants" trend in this category (... Read Morefrom other brands, etc), but these Quandary Pants are way too baggy in the legs. I had to return them. If you are curious, give them a try, but I sent them back. The fit is too relaxed for me.

October 15, 2022

Supremely comfortable

Right up there with the most comfortable pants I've ever worn, great for wearing in summer and shoulder seasons. Now, hoping Patagonia has, or will have a winter-weight version with the same cut, design, and features, as mine may not be warm enough when cold weather arrives.

October 13, 2022

A bit tight but very comfortable

These pants have great potential theyre stretchy good pocket placement durable and comfortable. It seems to be a trend with most of patagonia pants that theyre getting tighter and tighter fitting. Would have purchased a size up just so you do t feel as constricted especially when sitting down or stepping up into a vehicle.

October 8, 2022

Should be labeled as Skinny/Slim. Poorly advertised.

Have you ever touched a weight, in your life? Do you, on occasion, consume protein? Can you spell the word "gym"? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, these pants are not for you. I tried to love them. I really did. But like most pants on me, the waist is too big and the low hips and thighs are way too tight. A... Read Morend I like tight pants, I do. But these pants have my whole crotch on display. The shoe string they put in the waist band seems like a real after thought. The material is stretchy and comfortable and seems suitable even in warmer weather. That's why I'm rating 2 stars instead of 1. The waist is so loose that I need to wear a belt, but the thighs are so tight that it's awkward walking around, so me sizing up just wouldn't work out. Nobody likes it when the fly is all misshapen from having an overly loose waistband. The measurements of this product are out of wack and are clearly meant for a skinny/slim fit. Why are they not advertised as such? Because they make more money this way, which is really disheartening. 5'10 190lb Squat 365lb My waist is 32" My quads are 26"+ Ordered size 33, not happy. I guess guys who lift weights don't deserve hiking pants?

Response from Patagonia
October 20, 2022

We're sorry to hear these "regular" fit Quandary Pants didn't work for you. We recommend you return them, and please let us know if you'd like any assistance with that process. You may prefer our "relaxed" fit [Men's Pants]( Thanks for the review, Johnny!

October 7, 2022

Great pair of pants

I love the fit and feel of these pants. I purchased another pair and am thinking about purchasing a third pair before the Spring. They have been excellent for travel and everyday wear.

September 27, 2022

The pants fit true to

The pants fit true to size. I like everything about these pants. Great for casual, work and hiking.

September 26, 2022

Pretty Good Casual Pants

I loved the stretchy fabric from the first wearing! I also liked the idea of an inside-the-waistband tie string, but the stretchy tie-string, not so much. The soft, wider, nylon tie string in the Transit Traveler pants feel more secure and I can judge the tightness better than a stretch tie string. Other than that, these pants are great for traveli... Read Moreng, hiking, and any other activity where you want full leg coverage. Its got all the pockets of my denim jeans, but feel so comfy with the stretch fabric. The belt loops seemed redundant, but if you need something to hook a tape measure, knife/Leatherman holster, or a key caddy to, you'll be glad they are there. I cannot speak for the toughness of the fabric yet, but they have held up well with a week's worth of daily wearing without any abrasions. I don't hesitate to do a little heavy lifting or tackling a dirty chore just because I'm wearing new pants, so I've been impressed thus far.

September 21, 2022

Great for walking!

Light weight, durable, hiking/travel pants! New version of a similar pair that I replaced from years of use. My one and only go to Patagonia walking pants that work well in hot and cold climates. I sized them to work for me with or with out a thermal layer, for all season use! Nice new features- inner draw string, fabric seems more stretchy, and mo... Read Moreisture beads off better. The two front hand pockets seem a bit smaller at the opening than my last pair. Exactly what I was looking for in a replacement for my last worn out pair! Light weight, durable, simple got to outside pants! Mighty fine job on this pant Patagonia! Thank you!

September 17, 2022

Great product

These pants are amazing. They are quick drying and stain resistant and can also protect you from the Sun. Patagonia clothes are AMAZING and I wear nothing else.

September 7, 2022

LOVE Quandary pants!

Home run Patagonia! Love them so much I have all 4 colors! I wear them daily and don't really wear any of my other pants anymore. They are super comfortable, nearly weightless with a superb fit. They are the only pants I travel with. This new regular fit is much better than the previous slim fit version. My only recommendation would be to repl... Read Moreace the inner draw cord with something more functional, easier and convenient like OppoSet that's used on the RPS pants. Also, more colors please!

September 1, 2022

second pair

These are my second pair, as I had purchased a similar pair several years ago. I wear them primarily for casual events. Very comfortable and with the numerous pockets I can easily accomodate my EDC items.

August 24, 2022

The fit is great. The

The fit is great. The styling with a minimum of pockets, limited to only those which one aAnd the fabric, Nylon like, is excellent; is is very soft to the skin and is not hot at all; it is truly comfortable while totally durable. This is not the hot synthetic material that we all...many of us... wore once, when we were kids. This is synthetic like ... Read Morethat breathes like light cotton. I continually reorder another pair in a new color. They are a different world, both in comfort and appearance, from the jeans that I am famous for always wearing. I highly recommend these pants.

August 14, 2022

New favorite mountain pants!!!

Love these new pants. They fit snug but stretch making activity easy.

August 12, 2022

Simple and durable. These pants

Simple and durable. These pants get me across the Brooks Range and down the Grand Canyon. I wear them for weeks on end and year after year. They are bullish in brush and a barrier to bugs. Love em.

August 11, 2022

Great Hiking Pants

They're very comfortable and are great for hiking. They're a little short in the legs compared to the convertible version, but not as noticeable when wearing hiking boots.

August 9, 2022

Quandary hiking pants

I purchased a pair of the Quandary shorts and was so impressed that I ordered the Quandary hiking pants. The fit is perfect and they look great. I look forward to enjoying them for many years.

August 3, 2022

Pants you don't have to think about

These fit well, the pockets are plenty deep, they bead water, and are very light weight while being tough. I put em on and do what I want.

August 3, 2022

Perfect comfort and size

These are my favorite pants of all time. I wear them casually, at work, and on the trail. The only thing I wish Patagonia would change is to make them available in black and blue colors, like the Altvia pants. Then I would have these pants in the perfect color for any outfit.

July 25, 2022

Best dam pants

This is my third pair. Absolutely the most comfortable pants I own. I have larger than average thighs to say the least, they pants fit great move with you, stretch, breath, wick and dry like no other ive worn. I hike the adirondacks in them, they get abused and come back for more. Best pants going.

July 25, 2022

So comfortable

I live in hiking pants, always have. Ive tested many many pairs to failure. The Quandry pants are my daily wear now. They have the right stretch, sensible pocket placement, shake off stains and wrinkles easily, and the seam placement eliminates weak points. They fit so well I forget I'm wearing pants!

July 11, 2022

Great pant for all activities

Great pant for all activities Fit & fabric are perfect I would recommend on basic products that continue is to put the style name on the inside so reordering is simple.

June 19, 2022

Great pant. Doesn't wrinkle. Easy

Great pant. Doesn't wrinkle. Easy to hand wash and hang overnight to dry while traveling.

June 5, 2022

Great casual looking technical pant

Fits true to size. Per the title, very nice looking technical pant; fit is great, not covered in pockets, and super comfortable.

May 30, 2022

What happened to the Long Inseam?

These have been a great well used pair of pants, which I need to replace, but the long inseam seems to have been forgotten. Hope it can be returned so I can buy a replacement.

Response from Patagonia
June 2, 2022

Hi Tim, we're very sorry, but we no longer carry the long inseam in the Men's Quandary Hiking Pants. We truly appreciate your feedback and have passed it along to the appropriate team. In the meantime, please feel free to begin a [return]( at any time. We'll also reach out to you privately just in case you need further assistance.

May 30, 2022

Sizing has been an issue

I like the material but the sizes just do not make sense. I tried both 28 and 30 and none of the size would fit well. Size 28 (Waist) typically fits me but that doesn't fit well at the hips. This was not the case two years back. So something has changed with the design!

Response from Patagonia
June 2, 2022

Hi Lalit, we apologize for the size discrepancy with the Quandary Hiking Pants. We'd be happy to help out with a [return or exchange]( We'll also reach out to you privately just in case you need further assistance.

May 29, 2022

Good Pants

These pants are great. Perfect fit and comfortable. I like the fact that you can wear a belt in addition to the inside drawstring because it's so annoying if you have to pull up your pants all the time while hiking.

May 20, 2022

Awesome pants

Awesome pants. I can quickly throw these on to walk the dog in the rain and come back dry. The shorts a great too

May 10, 2022

My favorite pants

As a gear nerd, I like trying to products but these pants are so good that I keep coming back to them. While great for all outdoor activities because they are light, durable, and dry super quick, they are also my favorite pants to travel in. The side leg pocket is discrete and perfect for holding a wallet so you don't sit on it all day. After ... Read Morefive years of abuse, my prior quandary pants are still going strong but these have an even better and sleeker fit the more taper in the legs. My only recommendation is to make at least one in a non-neutral colorway

May 10, 2022

Comfy and versatile

The material on these pants is great, it is just stretchy enough, cool, and robust. I just wish they came in a black and a blue color, like the Ink Black/New Navy of the Skyline pants.

May 10, 2022

Durable yet breathable, plus a great fit

I got these pants to go hiking and climbing. They fit great. They're durable but still breathable and flexible.

May 10, 2022

Incredibly Comfortable. Super lightweight.

I'm 5'9"; 170lbs. I purchased a size 34. Fit is perfect. Workmanship is stellar. It's Patagonia... I'd expect nothing less. Extremely comfortable. A welcome change to bluejeans. My one complaint... they don't come in more colors.

April 18, 2022

Great all around pants

Love these pants, very versatile. I use them to instruct outdoor classes with a polo shirt to look 'business casual' but they're also great for getting out into the field when I need to. Highly recommend!

April 18, 2022

So lightweight and stretchy

Im am 6 2 tall and normally wear a 32/36 in Jeans. I was able to find a great fit in the 33 regular size of these pants. It translated to 33/32 on the size chart but is long enough to not look like Im avoiding a flood. The stay at the top of my boots even when doing a captain Morgan pose because they are so stretchy. These things are great, give em... Read More a shot. Worth the money.

April 16, 2022

Quandary pants and shorts

Long distance thru hiker, never going with-out my Patagonia Quandary pants and shorts. Light weight, durable, quick dry. I really like the waist tie, no belt getting in the way of my packs waist belt on those long days. Keep Trekking. Trail name ; Crazy Eyes, because I don't blink when my picture is taken.

April 9, 2022

Comfortable and Wind Resistent

These pants are comfortable (two-way stretch), well constructed, and lightweight. I like that the front waist button is low profiled, so not a problem under a hip belt. For rear pockets; one zippered, one open is nice.

April 5, 2022

Top-notch garment

These quandary pants are one of the best menswear garments to have. Thoughtful design details around the pockets, well-proportioned fit, somehow perfectly adventurous and yet minimalist at the same time. And theyre so light and versatile. If I had to live on one pair of pants it would probably be these.

March 29, 2022

Comfortable great pockets

Great pockets comfortable highly recommended

March 26, 2022

Awesome pants

Just returned from putting these pants through the ringer at the Grand Canyon. A week of running, hiking, cycling and mule riding pushed these to the test and they delivered every time! Pockets are perfect, and pants move with me offering comfort and breathability regardless of activity. Despite a couple tumbles, no tears or rips; sting and super c... Read Moreomfortable.

March 17, 2022

Very comfy

Extremely comfortable, used for travel - perfect. You feel like wearing nothing on the plane. Keep you warm when it's windy and fresh, keep you cool when it's warm, keep you dry when it's drizzle. Look dressy enough for most of the occasions and comfortable enough for any activity. Have plenty of pockets properly placed.

March 9, 2022

Nice lightweight pant

I typically wear a 34 waist but as we know, manufacturers dont want us American Fatties to feel too big! A 35 fit better as Patagonia seems to have a true to fit size. Im glad I tried several sizes in the store first. After washing I did not notice any shrinkage whatsoever. I will wear these for years to come until they completely come undonethey a... Read Morere that comfortable. Remember, for quality one pays a bit more. Can you really put a price on satisfaction?

March 8, 2022

Hiking pants

I ordered a 35 waist and when I received it, it was too tight. Your return was super easy and I got a 36 which was just right. Quality was great as always

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2022

We are sorry to hear the first order was not successful but happy to hear your exchange process went smoothly. Thanks for your review, Rodney!

March 2, 2022


Wear them mostly every day to work where I move a lot. Great for hiking and traveling.

February 25, 2022

Size up

I usually size 32, but ordered 34, in case it shrinks. I was right! Out of the package it was very big, but after washing it shrank down to 32(1/2). So go up one side. Fpr some reason, Patagonia sizing (pants, shirts,jacket) are a gamble these days

February 23, 2022

Go to pants when jeans are not

I have been wearing Quandary pants for years, and the ability to choose discrete sizes helps a lot! My only complaint is that I"ve never seen any other colors than the three. What about a nice deep blue or a light grey?

January 30, 2022


i use them as a hunting pant and they work well.

January 27, 2022

Your new favorite pants

Its all I want to wear. Now I have four pairs in different colors. I guess the strongest feature is they are non binding, allowing full range of motion when active. The fabric is too light for winter so I wear a base layer to make it work. Great looking too.

January 11, 2022

perfect cut

I used it for working in the office and going just about anywhere. I love its two large zippered pockets, one on the leg one on the back. They're both large enough to accommodate a new iPhone 13 Pro Max without feeling bulky. This pant's stretch material and tight cut make it comfortable and good-looking. I only wish Patagonia could exten... Read Mored its "short" length to all its available colors.

January 8, 2022

Comfortable, durable, and look good

I have been wearing Quandaries for years. I'm 5'6" and 150# and the 32 W w/"short" inseam fits well. They are neither too tight nor too loose and the cloth has the right amount of stretch while still being durable. Their look (including the color choices) and features make them ideal for both work and casual wear and they a... Read Morere more comfortable than a pair of jeans. They have been easy to wash and dry when traveling. I wear them daily and use the zippered pocket on the right front leg for my cell phone. Similar items are offered by other companies but lack Quandary's features and good fit.

January 7, 2022


They are lightweight and fit perfectly! Love them

January 5, 2022

awesome pants

love these pants. just the right amount of stretch. comfortable to wear and great for hiking and adventures or just going out and about in town.

January 2, 2022

Love everything but the elastic waistband.

Love the quality, and durability of these pants. Although the elastic waistband has given me a hard time. After the first wash, it got twisted up and almost ripped out of the pants. Ive had no problem with the one in my strider pro shorts though. All in all great quality as always Patagonia!

December 28, 2021

Great Pants

Comfortable and lightweight hiking pants that look good enough to wear casually around town. The only thing I dont like is the built in belt. I like the idea but the belt is just a 1/4 inch piece of elastic that doesnt actually do anything to keep your pants up. I cut it out because it just gets in my way when I zip the fly or fasten the button. Ot... Read Moreherwise the quality is excellent just like I would expect from Patagonia. I do like the little bit of stretch in these pants. I have even done yoga in these pants so they do allow for full range of motion. Already bought a second pair.

December 21, 2021


Comfortable, breathable, dries quickly.

December 20, 2021

No options for taller, athletic builds? Come on Patagonia, you can do better.

These are a decent pant but are let down by Patagonia not offering sizes for tall, athletic builds. I am 6'2" tall and weight 168 pounds. The 32" waist fit just fine but the regular length are high water pants on me. For a company that makes gear for active people you would think they would offer sizes for tall, athletic builds.

Response from Patagonia
December 21, 2021

Hi Mark, thank you for sharing your feedback, and your request for a longer length. No doubt other customers will benefit from your experience. We have offered a long length in the Men's Quandary Hiking Pants in the past, and perhaps we can do so again in the future. We're sharing your thoughts with our team.

November 30, 2021

Good fit

Fit and style as advertised. Durable material.

November 25, 2021

Comfort for all occasions

Ive tried several different pants looking for one that is comfortable to wear on a long airplane trip, hike 10 miles, and be nice enough to wear on a casual day at work. Quandry fits this better than any other Ive found. Fabric isnt too thick or restrictive, very versatile. After wearing a pair for a year or so I bought another pair in a different ... Read Morecolor. Highly recommend you add this to your wardrobe!

November 25, 2021

Nice close replica of a Patagonia standard I've worn and relief upon for years

Nice close replica of a Patagonia standard I've worn and relief upon for years. Unfortunately this one ran long in the legs. Waist is fine. Needs to be hemmed.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2021

Hello Jan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you prefer a shorter inseam, we also make the a [Short (30" inseam)]( version in the same style pants.

November 19, 2021

Work or play

After having read reviews, I feared a fight fit. NO. These pants fit me perfectly. Besides looking great, they are cool, lightweight and very non-restricting, stretching where they need to allowing a comfortable, full range of motion. Great pant to be worn in warm, high humidity environments. These pants are very water repellent, splashes go unnoti... Read Moreced. I have three pair now and they are all I want to wear - seriously!

November 5, 2021

My go to pants/ they do run large through the legs

Love these pants. I have them in grey. They look good enough to go to work but really shine on the trails. Stretch well to accommodate tough terrain. Really comfortable and the fabric feels good against the skin. Like I said before they do run a bit big through the legs. They stretched a bit when I got them in size 36. They became too baggy. When I... Read More got them them in 34 they waist was still good I didnt have to adjust them so much with the drawstring and the legs stretched a bit to feel relaxed through the leg. They are not tapered but rather relaxed. Which is good for the trail. But they do look great for work. I used them all the time. You cant go wrong with these pants.

November 2, 2021

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

I wore these during my recent R2R2R hike. Very light weight and dried quickly. The built in draw string was crucial as the day went on and the fabric started to stretch and sag with 46+ miles of movement. Would have loved a 33L but finding the longer version was like finding a unicorn. Overall, great pant for short or longer hikes.

October 31, 2021

Everyday wear

Warm weather wear for the hike, the bike, or the classroom.

October 28, 2021

Great all round pants

Love these! I am a 32 waist, but with my ostomy, and that Pat generally runs small, a 34 is perfect, especially with the adjustable elastic waist lines. Went on a day long hike and loved the way the pants adjusted and moved with my legs regardless of terrain. Wx was windy, but didnt feel the chill at all. Definitely recommend.

October 27, 2021

Great hikers

Only wish they were a bit longer but they are so good I ordered a second pair in a size bigger to go over layers for Alaska trip next year.

Response from Patagonia
November 4, 2021

Hopefully we can offer a longer length in the future. Don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you ever want product recommendations, specific measurements, or [help]( to return or exchange. Thanks for your review, Henry!

October 20, 2021

Bring back the long!

I love these pants. I wear them everywhere from hiking to work. Just need them offered in long again. Please, please please!

October 16, 2021

Consistent Quality

Have owned a few pairs of quandary pants for years. Patagonia provides great quality at a fair price, backed by an ethically minded company. I will continue to come back to these.

September 30, 2021

Superb Design and exceptionally comfortable

I like designs that are simple yet functional and find the small zippered pocket on the right upper thigh to be extraneous and of no use; the other pockets work just fine. The fit is perfect and the material is quite light and perfect for warm weather. Thanks

September 14, 2021

Great purchase

I have been wearing Patagonia for over 25 years, and some of those items I have had that long! I generally struggle to find pants that are snug enough in the waist while leaving enough room through the thighs (I am 5'8" and a little over 150 lbs.) I often have to go with a 32" dress pant, but I found the 30" waist was perfect. M... Read Morey only issue is that I didn't realize that the standard 30" waist is a 32" inseam so these are a little long. If 30x30 had been an easy option to select, that is what I would have done.

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2021

Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate the feedback, and we're stoked to hear that you've been enjoying them so far. With that said, we do have the same pants in a 30'' inseam if you're interested in exchanging them. You can check those out [here](

August 21, 2021

Light and Breathable

I can't say enough good things about the quandary line of pants, i have them in 3 colors and wear them the majority of the week. They are light and breathable but still comfortable down to 40 degrees.

August 8, 2021

Very happy with these pants

This was my second pair and I'm buying another. I wear them as my daily casual pants as well for any outdoor activity. They're very comfortable and look really presentable too. I don't know what the material is but it definitely doesn't wrinkle easily so the pants look good even after some activity. Definitely recommend these pa... Read Morents to anyone.

July 28, 2021

Awesome look - great fit

Fits so well I own 3 pairs to keep from one wearing out from constant use and wear.

July 16, 2021

Perfect pant

Hands down one my my favorite pants in the closet. Comfortable and versatile. Ive worn these to work and have slept in them outside while camping. Perfect for all 4 seasons. Highly recommended.

July 11, 2021

awesome pants

great fit and breathable material - good technical hiking/fishing wear (dries quickly) but cut is good enough that you can wear these around town and look good. also patagonia nailed a bunch of the little stuff like the drawstring waist (no belt needed) and pockets.

July 7, 2021

Love these Pants!

I don't usually get excited about clothes, but these pants are great. I've got larger quads than most and pants just normally don't fit, move or stretch right on me. I'm used to it. But these, Wow! Patagonia nailed it. I find myslef wearing them alot. Hiking - yes, around the house - yes, working in the yard - yes. Out for a ca... Read Moresual meeting - yes. I like them so much I've already bought a second pair, and one more for my son. On the trail they are light, functional, and dry very quickly, I've worn them bushwacking, trail hiking, scrambling in Adirondack High Peaks, multi day hikes... Awesome pant and I highly recommend them.

July 2, 2021

Just About Perfect

I like the look, the wearability, the stretchiness, the fit, the crotch room, the way the seams are put together, the side zipper pocket, and the durability. I like that they roll up tight in my bag. I don't like the elastic band sewn into the belt. It gets in the way of zipping up. I asked why it is used and was told it prevents poofiness as... Read More the stretch apparently sags the pants. A guy NEEDS poofiness, so I cut the cords out. POOF!

July 1, 2021


Really, the pants were as-advertised and of good quality. However, what is not possible to know with an internet order is what the fabric feels like. Fabric names are worse than useless, they are designed to be misleading ad copy. You know that, we all know that. Verbal descriptions are next to impossible because we have no common agreed upon descr... Read Moreiptors for fabric. So I hated the fabric. I had loved the fit and fabric of a previous pant I had owned, but that pant you discontinued and this one was just the closest equivalent style. Now, post-pandemic I will walk into a store.

Response from Patagonia
July 8, 2021

Thanks for your feedback Chris! We hope you find something you like better in person.

June 25, 2021


Breathable, lightweight, versatile for hot or breezy days.

June 24, 2021

Happy Find

I got my first pair of Quandry pants in 2018 when I was looking at a week of rain in Wyoming without rain gear, having driven from home in California. I bought them and a Patagonia rain jacket at a sporting goods store on the clerk's recommendation. They got a full workout in following days. Yes, the Quandry pants dry off very quickly. The fab... Read Moreric is tough, compressible and very comfortable. I got an ash on the left thigh, burning a small hole. But, the hole self-sealed, the nylon melting to keep it from getting larger. Three years of regular wear later, the hole is unchanged. Otherwise, the pants look much the same as the day I bought them. In fact, I'm so pleased with them that I just bought a second pair. I was glad to see the addition of a left-hip pocket. Making the thigh pocket more shallow led to my cell slipping out when I sat down, sometime that hardly happened with the 2018 model. The nylon pulls on the pocket zippers eliminate the fumbling I sometimes had to do. I'm 71. These should be all the pants I need for the rest of my life.

June 14, 2021


Great fit and extremely comfortable

June 11, 2021

Versatile, great pockets, nice material

I'm unfortunately a 29" waist. The 28" feels sprayed-on tight, the 30" is slightly too loose, so I went with a 30, and I deal with it. I hate wearing belts, so I use the little elastic bits inside the waistband to tighten these up a fair bit. I may break down at some point and take them to a tailoring shop and get them to take i... Read Moren the waistband by an inch. Other than me being too skinny the pants are fantastic. Pockets are large enough and land in the right places to be useful. Zip cargo pocket is perfect for my phone, and doesn't leave it behind on the chair even when I don't zip it. Mobility is fantastic, they feel great on the trail, and they look good enough I can put on a nice shirt and go out to dinner. After a week, they're already my go-to pants for nearly everything.

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