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Men's Quandry Pants
Quandry pants are not as good as the Rock Guide pants, but way better than the RPS pants for rock climbing and hiking. RPS pants are very disappointing due to the seems that catch on knees when high stepping and the terrible sliding waist button that loosens on its own, and the way too small thigh pocket that is at a weird angle. So, in all of thes... Read Moree aspects the Quandrys are much better than the RPS. The Quandrys are not as good as the Rock Guide pants in that the fit is not as good. Rock Guides fit just right at the waist, and have adequate room through hip and thigh for an athletic build and movement. The Quandrys fit a little too loose in the waist and a little too tight through the hip and thighs for someone who hikes and climbs. The waist isn't bad, and a belt will solve that problem; but being too tight from hips through the knees is not good for hiking or climbing. Please bring back the Rock Guide pants, they were pretty close to perfect. Thanks!
I love these pants, I've been hiking in them for about a year now, 1-2 times a month and they're holding up great. They're very lightweight and cover just enough skin to keep you comfortable on a brisk central Texas winter morning (50-60 F) but light enough to wear out on a trail in 80 degree weather in Hawai'i. They have a comf... Read Moreortable amount of stretch to them which helps for people with thicker legs, even when climbing over felled trees and more technical terrain. I will buy a second pair later next year just to change up the color scheme. The only negative thing I can think of with these so far is that the lighter colors will stain easily, happened to my Quandry Shorts. Well done Patagonia!
An ideal travel pant
I have two of these pairs of pants which are ridiculously comfortable. I use them for long flights as they look good enough to meet someone after the flight, but they're comfortable enough to wear in a seat for 6 - 17 hours. I just wore them on a flight from JFK to Manila... perfect. Of course, they're great for more than travel, and I of... Read Moreten wear them to the office when I'm traveling -- not to formal meetings, but anything shy of that. I also wear them in a wide range of climates.
I am amazed, but no so impressed because Patagonia makes things to last for ever ! Super happy, the only thing that I would improve is make something to the pockets because things fall out when you sit down Beside that I love it maybe make another zipped pocket on the other leg Thanks Patagonia I am happy to now that at least one corporation can ... Read Moreput people over money! And make products that last for ever !
I bought the pants khaki and army green. Size 34. The green fit perfectly but khaki although they say size 34 wear like a 35
Hi Thomas, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the sizing discrepancy you've experienced. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Nice fit. Great stretch that gives a form fitting look. Snug around upper leg if you bike a lot like I do, but the trim cut makes your butt look great (so says my wife). Looking forward to trying to climb in them- the trim cuffs will be great for being able to see my footwork. I commute by bike in these and enjoy being able to bike & work in th... Read Moree same handsome pant. A note about fit: these fit true to size. I am 6’ and weigh 180 lbs. my waist is 32” but in the past with other manufacturers I’ve enjoyed using a size 33 waist when I can find it. Not so with these pants - I first purchased a 33” waist and they were too baggy (cinching then tight with a belt made them look pleated), so I exchanged them for the 32” (easy exchange and very friendly and helpful customer service!). The 32”x 32” look great. Very happy with these pants. Thanks Patagonia!
Love these pants
I love these pants. I have 3 pairs, one pair that's 5+ years old and still look great! I've worn them to the office, and think they pass fine in that setting. Where I love them most is out in the field, great fit, flexible, quick drying, repels water, plenty of storage. I have used these pants on 10 day backpacking hunting trips, fishing,... Read More climbing up and down trees to hang stands, and generally abused these pants and they have held up to everything. I would highly recommend them! So far I have only had one small tear after falling, but it was easily repairable. Great pant!
Love the styling, love the colors, but the pants bag out too much
The pants are great and comfortable when you first put them on, but after few hours of wearing they bag out too much . If you put anything in the pockets they just droop.
We are sorry to hear that these start to stretch out when you wear them. If you decide that you aren't completely satisfied and want to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return), please feel free to do so. If we can offer any [assistance](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact), let us know!
Nearly Perfect Trial to Town Pants!
I really didn't see a place for Quandary pants in my quiver until I tried them on. Now I practically live in them. Nearly perfect pants for hiking, travel, around town. So comfortable, lightweight and quick drying. I generally shy away from anything slim fitting (can't wait for the tight/skinny fashion to pass) but these are well tailored... Read More and move so nicely I hardly notice them on. Slim fit usually means uncomfortable and restrictive but not these. I offer two minor suggestions: The 32" inseam length is more like 31" and I'm gapping more than I'd like, especially on the trail where full coverage is necessary to keep pebbles, burrs and dirt out of your shoes. The internal drawcord is practically worthless - it's unwieldy and impossible to dial-in. You have to unbotton and partially unzip the pants to tie it and you can't tell how tight it is until you get back into the pants - may as well just use a belt. An OppoSet adjustable waist would offer much greater versatility, convenience and function.
Best Patagonia buy ever
I own all manner of Patagonia shirts, fleeces, bags but this was my first pair of pants. Bought for hiking in Acadia National Park I can't speak more highly of this product. As well as the almost (more on that in a moment) perfect fit (I'm 5'7", 30 waist, and bought the 30 short) the best compliment I could give these pants is t... Read Morehat despite it being a hot week, and the top half of me sweated like crazy, at no point did I wish I had shorts on. The breath-ability was superb and they didn't end up stinking at the end of the day. I'll almost certainly buy a second pair. The reason I rate the fit as "almost' perfect is that they could be a fraction slimmer. Then again they may not breath so well so maybe they go this right after all.
Pants n’ Pockets
I own three pairs of these and find them very versatile. That said, i don’t like the design of the front pockets. Unlike many other Patagonia pants, the front pockets do not descend from top to bottom at a sharp angle which helps keep the pockets tight against the pants. These pockets are more rounded, and the poke out a good half inch from the pan... Read Morets. You can even see this gap on the Khaki pants on the website picture. Everything else about the pants is superb.
Pretty darn ok
I ordered the long 34 inseam and it is just right for me at 6'/190# as was the rest of the fit. Have to agree with some of the other reviews that the drawstring waist seems out of place with the belt loops - I would rarely wear pants with belt loops and no belt so the drawstring is just unnecessary and in the way. I had the earlier version of ... Read Morethese and I do like the zipper on the left rear pocket on the newer style. Comfortable fabric and they fold up pretty small for travel.
Withstanding the Alaskan alpine
These pants are awesome. 10/10 will buy again, why? I own two pairs now. The first I repaired in the crotch seam. What caused the crotch to break? Well...I've had the pants for three years now and I went on a hunt deep on an Alaskan island and carried two deer out where I had to stop and crouch many times to rest. That's after I went thro... Read Moreugh bush wack up to my eyeballs. Pants are incredible and so much better than cotton.
I'm 6'3", 175lbs and have always worn size large. The large in these pants is way too big and the medium is way too small. The fit seems to be for shorter legs and larger waists which is unfortunate because Patagonia used to fit a more athletic body shape.
We are so sorry to hear the sizing didn't work out for you on these pants. We will make sure to pass this along to our Product Developers.
No Quandary here
Quandarys are simply the greatest pants. Why they are called quandary is beyond me since there is very little doubt about their versatility. They are good for travel, hiking, every day. Hardly wrinkle, easily washed. Wore them in a driving rainstorm with quick dry briefs and couldn’t change right away, but they obligingly dried out very fast. Four ... Read Moreway stretch is a great invention. Good fit. Good zip pockets. Thigh pocket good for passport; never have to worry. Key pocket carries ear pods. I notice Patagonia has revised fabric; older version stained easily.i am 6 ft 210 pounds. I like 38.
Great Pants !
Excellent pants, super comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. I would give them 5 Stars except, they only come in a slim version. I would love these in a regular fit as well. Having said that I'm 5'll and 175 lbs. and they do fit well. I went with the 36 Regular (32" inseam) and they are the perfect length. Very lightweig... Read Moreht, cold water wash and hang to dry. Just the right amount of pockets and zippers. I ended up getting four pairs to travel with.
Excellent multi-use pants
Purchased these pants mainly as a hot weather light hiking pant but have come to love them for almost any activity. They fit great, just slim enough to look good but not skinny or tight. Cool in hot weather and quick to dry. I recently wore these for moderately warm approach and then as a base layer under a mountaineering pant in snow and was suppe... Read Morer happy from bivy to summit. The stretchy material is very comfortable and enabled a great fit over mountaineering boots. They also work great as a semi-casual pant as well. Great pants!
Love this pants for their lightweight, light DWR and styling. Being lightweight, I probably won't use them in cooler weather. They seems to wick sweat well. Even though they're a 'slim' fit, there's plenty of room to move around in for comfort w/o clinging to your legs. I like the styling as well. Definitely a warmer weathe... Read Morer pant. I've tried on the Quandary shorts and they pretty much fit the same (just w/o the legs).
Love these pants. They’re definitely more fitted but my movement isn’t restricted at all. Went climbing in them yesterday and had zero complaints. I also really like the zipper thigh pocket. I highly recommend these to anyone that is looking for a light weight/fitted/stretchy pants. I’ll be grabbing another pair or two
Previous design was much better.
These pants are fine. I also have the previous design from ~3 years ago and they are much much better than the current iteration. Things I don't like about the current iteration: - thigh pocket overlaps side pocket. this is visible and can be felt when hand is inside pocket. - outseam stitching looks and feels cheap. - zippers on pockets look... Read More and feel cheap. - inner drawstring just gets in the way. it is too stretchy and thin to be useful. - knee articulations and overall cut of pants not as comfortable. With all of that said, these pants are still great for pretty much any activity. They will have to do, as I haven't found a worthy replacement.
Perfect travel companion
I wouldn't typically spend my free time writing a review about pants, but … these deserve the accolades! I bought a pair for a two week trip across Thailand with the expectation that they'd be light, versatile, sturdy and continually look good. Bottom-line, they excelled on all fronts; whether I was wearing them to tour through a Wat on a... Read More 90+ degree day in Bangkok, bicycle through Chiang Mai, or enjoy a nice meal in Ko Samui. Highly recommend!
Solid Hiking/Travel Pant
I purchased these because of good experience with a very similar pant (Rock Guide I think). Those hiked, backpacked, and traveled all over on me, and have performed very well. The Quandary is a very similar pant - light and stretchy fabric, wind-blunting while staying breathable, quick drying, lots of pockets. I'm 6'1" and 200 lb. I ... Read Moreordered 36" waist and standard length, and the fit is dead on. Likes. The fabric, which performs well and keeps its shape when washed in a sink and line dried. The cut, which has let me move while remaining close enough that the lower legs don't catch on stuff. The numerous pockets, especially the thigh pocket that becomes parking for reading glasses, phone, Clif Bar, map, etc. Dislikes. The drawcord, which in my opinion has no reason to exist. The zipper on the thigh pocket, which requires 2 hands to close. Overall, a good hiking/backpacking/adventure travel pant. I like 'em.
What an Amazing Company. Totally IMPRESSED by their customer service response
UN-Solicited response shows up on my email from customer service thanking me for my patronage and offering me a full refund on the quandry pants that I have reviewed few days back. Not only that they also send in same email a postage voucher to pay for shipping. Incredible and Amazingly Brilliant on their part. I was blown away. It shows the depth ... Read Moreof caring and the exceptional regards to the brand value. WOW!!! LOVE THAT COMPANY
GO BACK TO THE OLD QUANDRY PANTS - It is not a positive change
I have owned these pants for few years and buy a new color almost yearly. However, the Quandry I bought recently though it seems the same but it is no different than any regular pants with the "cut corners" approach Patagonia is embarking on. A small example is the knee stitching, before 2018 models had intricate stitching around the knee... Read Mores such as darts, back piece stitching,,,etc that the pants contoured around the knee. Now it is just a plain regular pants and I am not impressed. GO BACK TO THE OLD STYLE even though you will charge more.
Perhaps the most comfortable pants I own. The material is stretchy, breathable, dries in a flash, and holds its shape well. I have a few minor quibbles. The side pocket zipper is a bit overly 'visible', the metallic zipper pulls tend to jingle a bit when you walk, and the drawstring is of questionable usefulness (though it is thin enough ... Read Moreto not be a bother when not in use). I really like the fit. They're a bit on the slim side (as advertised) but still look at home at work or in the woods. Great travel pants. If I'm on the road, you'll find a pair of these on me or in my luggage (sometimes both). Another reviewer suggested a more 'business friendly' version, and I agree...would be a nice add to the catalogue. Again, I cannot stress enough just how comfortable these things are...I have pajama pants that are no more pleasant to wear. Buy a pair.
Great Outdoor Pants
I've used these pants on a number of hikes. Also recently did a few days of canoeing in the Boundary Waters with these as my primary pants. Worked absolutely perfectly. In the BWCA, you are constantly getting your feet/legs wet on portages. These pants dried VERY quickly. Kept the sun and bugs at bay. Pockets in all the right places for gear a... Read Morend very comfortable/cool in the August sun. Would buy without hesitation. I'm admittedly tall/skinny, so had no trouble with the fit of these pants - which are noted as a Slim Fit.
Hello. I am a long time Patagonia customer and I own several pairs of your Quandary Pants,from various years. For me,the pants have many terrific purposes but best of all,I wear them I am traveling on business,in lieu of my suit pants,as the pant travels extremely well. That said,I am disappointed that this year's version has altered the back ... Read Morepockets and accentuated the left back pocket zipper. Patagonia also changed the zipper placket on the side leg so that the zipper is even more pronounced than previously. I suggest that Patagonia offer a business like model of this pant,in the same material,as many of my friends,work colleagues and clients compliment me on the Quandary pants when I wear them and ask where they can buy them. Again,I wear models from previous years,not this years model.
Great all around pant
I own 4 pairs of the previous version of these pants and wear them to work on a heavy duty construction site everyday. With that said on the weekends i throw thermals under them cross country ski and snowboard in -20 Vermont. Also during the summer they are my go to mountain biking pant. Finally when going out at night i dry them by the fire and pu... Read Moret them back on! I don't usually write reviews but i saw some negative ones about this pant and wanted to give my honest opinion. The new pants i recieved a couple of days ago are a happy addition to my quiver. 1. I like the redesign of the waist the belt area is more hardy and there is a mesh on the inside thats awesome and prevents chaffing + over time because i use the heck out of these pants the waist gets a little looser so the added drawstring is a great addition! 2.The added zipped back pocked and the right thigh pocket are great and i am happy they added a bit to the amount in the thigh pocket. I will say its a little hard to get my hand into the back zip pocket. 3. I love the new lining in the pockets when working in winter especially my hands are very dry and the fabric feels great. 4. The fabric of the pants is my primary reason for buying these pants while other guys around me where jeans, and heavy carhartt pants i wear these in freezing temperatures with some Patagonia thermals and i am all good. 5. My previous pairs in the crotch area i did have to repair the new version stitch seems more hardy. Patagonia please never stop making this pant and thank you for green its my favorite color forest green next maybe??
A Giant Leap Backward
I just got the new Quandary pant in the mail. I have owned 2 pairs of the previous version of the Quandary and the new version is a GIANT leap in the wrong direction. Upon trying them on,the fit is completely different. It felt very tight in the thighs which made the fit very tight across of the front of the pants. Also,as others have mentioned,... Read Morethe drawstring is not at all needed for these pants. It is a very cheap fully elastic band that does nothing for the functionality of the pants. Not only that but when I tightened the drawstring,it ripped out of the back of the pants as it is supposed to be sewn into the back of the waistband. I haven't worn them other than trying them on,so I'm not sure how the functionality of the pant will be,but they will never get the chance to be worn in the field because they are getting returned immediately. Bring back the old Quandary!!!
Great pants made better
I own two pair of the previous iteration and two of these 2017 versions. I loved the older Quandary pants with the visible cargo pocket on the right leg but I must say the new pants are even better. The new pants mainatain the cargo pocket but its larger and less visible. The cut of the pants appears to have changed a little as well. Seems to have ... Read Moreless of a boot cut and more of a straight fit. The back left zipper pocket is a good add on and I like the drawstring. Overall they made a great pair of pants even better.
Wear and tear
Pants are extremely comfortable. I have had 2 pairs of these for about a year now. However,after about 4 months the fabric start ripping in different places. Crotch area in particular. Needless to say,I still have my 2 pair in my closet I just had to resow them. Wish this wasn't the case but it happens I guess. Enjoy the pants,still wear to th... Read Moreis day,just wouldn't order anymore of this particular kind due to the thin fabric not lasting very long.
Good,but previous version was excellent
I have the previous version of the Quandary and they are near excellent,but I returned the new version that I'd recently ordered. The drawcord waistband is a solution to a problem that did not exist and the pulls on the zippers are superfluous. KISS - keep it simple,silly!
First the negatives: As other reviewers have noted the new cargo pocket is step backwards. It's larger size and lower placement ensure that anything of substantial weight (from a large Swiss army knife on up) sort of swings around a bit as you move. The older smaller design was less obvious and more stable. The biggest disappointment is the ... Read Moredraw string. It's a thin elastic job that requires significant cinching to to secure the pants and keep them that way. These pants are a candidate for a future thru hike of the JMT. What I hoped for was essentially a long pants version of Patagonia's wavefarer board shorts with a similar drawstring closer that is quite secure sans belt and comfortable under a pack's hip belt. As it is,the draw string just does not feel secure enough for that application. For the positives: Great stretchy light-weight super comfortable fabric. Have not put it through the ringer as others have but I'm confident it's quite durable. Length is great for me,keeping good ankle coverage even when sitting (a little bunchy when standing but that's ok). Zippered back pocket is great - I'll just start carrying my money on the left cheek vice the right. Great pants Patagonia. Let's adopt the board shorts drawstring set up and we're there!
My everyday wear
These pants have a very understated style,and they still well. In the photo i find they look a little droopy,but they have good structure,and are stylish enough for me to wear everyday. I work outdoors,and have found these to be durable,yet light enough for warm summer days. I also wear the Field Pants by Patagonia but I find myself wearing these m... Read Moreore often especially in the summer. These are surprisingly durable pants that I feel I have gotten great value for! Worn over 300 days,and still going strong! Thanks Patagonia! Also: I am 6 foot,180 pounds,I'm bigger in the thigh and am wearing the size 33. Pretty typical for me.
Great all around!
I've had them for a couple years and beat them up on a 6-week Asia trip with no issues. My go to travel pants for planes. Today they got soaked through on a ferry and were totally dry by the end of a 2-hour bus ride. One request - the zippered pocket doesn't add much given that items put in there just slap against your thigh. Get rid of t... Read Morehat pocket and they can be worn in almost any situation as dress pants - super versatile.
Perfect Fit,Perfect Performance
Been using this for several months in a variety of activities,although mainly rock climbing and hiking. Pants are lightweight,comfortable,durable,and (most appreciated) stretch with major movement. It's great to be able to have one pair of pants that work for something athletic as rock climbing,along with something as mellow as hiking. I'... Read More;m very skinny for my height--about 140 lbs at 6'0"--and always struggle to find pants that fit me as trim as I'd like. The slim fit version of these pants fit me better than comparable pants from a variety of other manufacturers,which is another excellent feature,and a place where Patagonia always wins over competitors. Highly recommended for athletically thin people looking for a close fit.
Comfortable,look great,and easy care
Bought these for Jack who has decided Patagonia's Quandary pants are the best hiking and travel pants he's ever had (and he's had a bunch). Just used them for a week in Italy - hiking 6-9 miles per day,wash out in a sink and dry by the next morning,wear for dinners out,on the plane - perfect all around. Jack now has 3 pairs of these ... Read Moreand loves them all.
Morongo Basin Land Trust
. I needed a pair of sturdy outdoor pants for MBLT monitoring and my own hiking. Patagonia had donated a variety of clothes to volunteers. I took home a pair of Quandry Pants. The desert is hard on pants. I've gotten them caught many times in the local common nemesis for hikers,a bush we call Cats Claw. Never harmed them at all. Tough pants ye... Read Moret lightweight. That's why I bought a second pair and even wore them at my daughters backyard wedding two weeks ago.
Well Fitting,Good for Backpacking
During my first long distance backpacking trip,I could never quite reconcile the waste strap of my hiking backpack with the belt that I needed to wear to hold my pants up. I was thrilled to see that these pants have a thin,built in draw-string making them very comfortable to wear backpacking. They also fit as expected,which is always great for an o... Read Morenline order.
Not thrilled with the new design
Just a comment on the new Quandary pant style. The new slanted front zipper pocket is a negative when it comes to wearing the pants as a workday casual pant because the more obvious zipper pocket location (along with the very visible cord on the pull) make the pants look a bit too casual. Using a smaller pull (like the former pant did; i.e.,no cord... Read More and a more discreet location) and/or having the zipper pull in the opposite direction (so the pull is down instead of up) would solve the issue. Otherwise,a great product. Loved the old model. Val at Patagonia found the last pair of 33/32 hanging around and got them for me! Great service.
Tailored fit,go-to 3 season pant
Worn it on the trail,traveled to Cambodia,and around town. I'm 6'2" 185lb,33" sized in Patagonia board shorts. 33x34 is perfect. 1 pant for travel? These are my go-to option. Internal tie saves the need for a belt (wearing backpack) but loops are there in case I want to dress it up and tuck in a shirt. dries quick and cleans ea... Read Moresily. The stretch is great. Would buy again.
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