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Ws Quandary Pants - Short

True To Size
September 19, 2023

Very lightweight pants

I like these pants because the fabric is so lightweight and very comfortable. I do think they run slightly large, and it's definitely a relaxed fit for me (120lbs and 5'4 with a slim athletic build). They seem to stretch over the course of the day so maybe I'd recommend sizing down. I need to wear a belt with these pants. Overall I l... Read Moreike them, but if you are looking for a more fitted look, these aren't for you unless you want to size down.

August 26, 2023

Weight, Worker, Wonderful

These pants are the perfect weight to wear when the weather is warm but you need to cover your legs, plus you can roll them up. These pants are workers! They function beautifully on the trail and when they had dew all over the bottom, they dried out FAST!

August 25, 2023

Love these.

Appreciate the short length. Very comfortable travel pants. I have two pairs. Love them.

July 30, 2023

Perfect Lighweight Pant

I have 2 pairs of these and love them! They are perfect for hiking or wearing around to run errands. They have some stretch but retain their shape/fit all day.

July 27, 2023

More colors, please

I bought the 8 short and very happy with it. It'll be used for hiking and travels. I expect it to last a very long time given the quality. If there were others colors, I would buy again.

June 23, 2023

Inconsistent sizing

Had a backup pair in the same size I have been wearing and have worn out. Turns out my backup pair is too small - I was told every couple years sizing and fit is altered- if it is different it should not be marketed as same. Still, best Patagonia pant I have ever owned.

Response from Patagonia
June 27, 2023

Hi Deborah! Thank you for writing us a review. We're very sorry to hear your new pants don't fit the same as the old pair. We do occasionally make updates to size/fit, but we change the style number in order to indicate the size. In addition, you can always [contact us]( to see if there has been any recent changes made to your favorite items. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 19, 2023

Excellent fit with great pockets.

Excellent fit with great pockets. Similar cut to my favorite jeans from the 1990s! I have not found this cut in many years. I hope you will keep them in stock for a while. I actually ordered them initially because of their light weight.

March 5, 2023

Repeat Buyer

The Quandary pant is perfect for travel. I have worn them for years. They dry quickly and look great. The zippered pockets work well for quick access to passport. I have them in all colors.

February 25, 2023

Fantastic materials and styles

I have absolutely nothing but high marks for the shorts and pants I bought ! The fit is super and exactly what I had in mind for all-round wear and yoga P.T. sessions.

February 22, 2023

Great pants

Love these pants. Great fit and super comfy.

February 8, 2023

Love these pants

I wore pants from Columbia for years but they pill- very annoying. These Patagonia pants fit great and do not pill. I have 3 pair now.

February 8, 2023

Pretty Much Perfect

I love these pants - they are everything I hoped for. My only criticism is the interior drawcord at waist which seems pointless. I immediately cut it out, which does not affect the integrity or usefulness of this garment. I would rather wear a belt than a drawstring that is thinner than a shoelace. The weight is of pants is perfect, they seem sturd... Read Morey, the fit is flattering and there are plenty of useful pockets. They are true to size, unlike other Patagonia pants I have purchased which typically run small.

January 16, 2023

Low rise pants with tiny pockets

I have owned these pants for over a year and while I hike a lot, I noticed that I never reach for these pants. I wore them once, and my impression is - they sit low on the waist, the fit is straight from your hips to the waist so you have to adjust the drawcord to make the waist fit right. And these pants have 5 pockets but they are all very small,... Read More I cannot comfortably fit anything larger than a small handkerchief into any of the pockets. I think its not a good design.

Response from Patagonia
January 26, 2023

We're sorry to hear that these pants have been disappointing. There is no need to keep a product that isn't working for you and we encourage you to either trade them to Worn Wear or [return]( them. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you need any assistance. We're happy to help!

January 1, 2023

The best pants ever just got better!

I have worn many versions of the Quandry hiking pants over the years and this new version has a slightly higher waist, which I prefer. I find these pants very comfortable, flattering and durable. I use them for work, hiking and travel! Because I need the short version, I can't try them on in the store, but have to order them. The longer versio... Read Moren size 6 was perfect in the store, but when the short version arrived in the mail it seems much looser. Grateful to have a brick and mortar store nearby, only wish they had more items in stock, hence the 4 star rating. Otherwise the pants themselves are 5 star!!!

December 20, 2022

Just perfect Im 5-5-1/4, 153lbs.

Just perfect Im 5-5-1/4, 153lbs.

December 7, 2022


Very light and comfortable for hiking or long walks up and down the hills of San Francisco.

November 28, 2022

All around winner

I love the quandary pants for travel, expedition, safari, everyday around town. Comfortable, good pockets, look great, and packs super small.

November 15, 2022

Great For All Day

These pants are too heavy for warm weather but perfect for temps in the 40s. Theyre well-made and comfortable, plus have pockets for keys and dog stuff. It took some back and forth to find a good fit but Im happy i went to the trouble.

November 6, 2022

Pockets are (almost) everything

I carry my wallet, car keys, phone, and charger if necessary, in the pockets. The snap tabs on the legs are so handy. However, I really need a deeper pocket on the leg to keep my phone secure; that would make these good pants, perfect pants!

October 30, 2022

Repeat Purchase

Happy with my first pair, bought a second pair of these hiking pants. The short length is perfect for me. Great mobility, very light, roomy enough for a base layer if needed, and lots of secured pockets. Appreciate the drawstring inside of waistband. No need for a belt (pants do have belt loops too).

October 29, 2022

Comfortable pants

I first bought these pants for fly fishing in the salt. They have real pockets and dry quickly, plus excellent sun protection . Over the last few years they have become my go-to pants for every day wear. They launder well and can be dressed up or down with a change of tops. At this point in my life I prize comfort more than anything and these durab... Read Morele pants are the perfect combination of comfort and utility . Wish there were a couple more colors.

October 23, 2022

Great pants!

These pants fit me perfect. I have found petite is the right fit. Great comfort, quality, fit, price! Casual and perfect everyday pants!

October 22, 2022

Functional Chic

Not a fashion hound and not a fan of tight- fitting clothes, I've happily worn the same pair of SportHill Nomad II pants as my daily uniform for running and just about everything else, but in the blink of an eye, my Quandary pants have given me a slimmer, sleeker version of the same function. I've yet to test them in our cold Midwestern w... Read Moreinters and I can't speak yet to their durability, but the fabric, fit, design and multiple pockets, incl 2 zippered, provide a boatload of function at a great price.

October 18, 2022

Pilled after 2nd Hike

These are still a little long for my inseam, but with hiking boots, I can make it work. I bought these in hopes that I could clean them while hiking and they would dry quickly after a hand wash and they absolutely do. They also don't "swish" as much as other technical pants. They are roomy if you order based on your exact measurement... Read Mores, but this is great if you will be active in them, as they have some give for doing scrambles and such. I am very disappointed that they pilled on my second wear. Since the fabric is technical, I'm fearful to try to remove the pills for fear of damaging the fabric. I ordered a second pair in another color because I was initially so happy with the performance, but I'm very concerned that they will also pill after just one wear.

Response from Patagonia
October 20, 2022

Hi Jennifer, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear your first pair began pilling so soon! That's unusual. Normally you can remove such pilling with a battery-operated sweater shaver, which is gentler on fabric than a sweater stone. If that doesn't help, if it results in any damage to the fabric, or if you just don't want to deal with it please feel free to [return]( them under our warranty.

October 17, 2022

Perfect Pants

Excellent fit and weight. Colors are super. I now have 3 pair and I want more.

October 16, 2022

super fit.

great everyday, shopping and just hanging out

October 3, 2022

Best hiking pants ever! They

Best hiking pants ever! They protect you from brambles and insects, are comfortable in all weather, and dry quickly!

September 29, 2022

I just love the fit

I just love the fit and feel of these pants. This is my second pair. I wear them at Art Fairs, which is my work. So comfortable and ready for the elements.

September 28, 2022

it is advertised as "short"

it is advertised as "short" but at 5'3" I have to shorten them which I never have to do with pants. They are NOT short!

Response from Patagonia
October 5, 2022

We're very sorry that the length was disappointing! Our short Quandary Pant has an inseam length of 30" while the regular length is 32". Please don't hesitate to reach out to the [Patagonia-owned retail store locations in your area]( if you need help with your purchase. Thanks for the review, Suzen!

August 23, 2022

excellent quality

Holds up to big hikes and dirt, also great for casual wear, light but durable, easy wash and quick dry. Only drawback is that the short size is still too long, but was easy to hem myself

August 17, 2022

Comfortable and flattering

I'm 5'4" and 122 - size 8 fits perfectly although the forge gray are slightly larger and longer than the black. These are very comfortable pants. Drawstring waist is helpful. I expect to wear these for running errands, going out to lunch and hiking. The skyline traveler pants by comparison ran much smaller and were not flattering at ... Read Moreall on my frame - but the skyline shorts in a size 10 were a keeper. Go figure. Love Patagonia!

August 14, 2022

Odd design, too long for Petite length

Given the price and the fact that its Patagonia, I was surprised at how poorly designed these pants were. First, instead of a real gusset in the crotch for flexibility when moving, they just added a strip of fabric to each leg, going all the way from the crotch to the leg. That means two scratchy seams going down the entire inside of each leg. Poor... Read Morely engineered. Second, for a Petite length, these were really long. I had to shorten them by 2 inches. Third, the ties inside the waistband, intended to allow you to cinch the waistband if its a little too loose (which it was), are really worthless. They are little more than strings that are a hassle to untie and re-tie every time I go to the bathroom. So I engineered my own solution by sewing a small button on each side and sewing a loop into the ties. Seems like a simple fix that Patagonia itself could have done. It seems that now that Patagonia is so popular, they feel like they can sell badly designed clothing at high prices. I'm unlikely to buy anything else at Patagonia in the future. Overall this was a big disappointment.

Response from Patagonia
August 17, 2022

Hi Jean! We are incredibly sorry to hear about the problems you've had with this product. Please know you are always more than welcome to [return]( any products that you are not entirely satisfied with.

May 17, 2022

Stylishly comfortable

I should have (and will) order a size 6. The 8 is too long for my height and the tummy just a bit too big. (Unfortunately and stupidly, I cut all the tags and washed them.) As a 120 pound 52 person, I couldnt tell from the size chart if size 8 would work. Definitely too long for me! I roll them up twice to wear them. I plan to give them to my daugh... Read Moreter - she is taller. Beautiful pant, lightweight, easy to wear.

May 16, 2022

Good for travel

Overall, I am very pleased with these pants. I do wish Patagonia made a similar style with a higher rise, these sit a little low, and would be a better fit for me if they were designed for waist, rather than hip, rise.

April 27, 2022

Solid hiking pants

Love the material, and it was definitely water resistant. One star off for the side pocket that was not big enough for my iPhone 13 Pro, and ironing was needed after each wash

Response from Patagonia
April 27, 2022

We appreciate your detailed and thoughtful feedback and we're sorry to hear about the lacking pocket size and fabric issue. We have an excellent [product care]( page but generally for these pants, we recommend turning the pants inside-out, machine wash warm with mild detergent, no bleach and no fabric softener then hang to air dry naturally. This should help with those wrinkles!

April 26, 2022

Amazing fit!

Let me tell you, as a 5,1 woman, I struggle to find outdoor wear that fits well for hiking, climbing, riding ATVs, etc. These are absolutely spot on with the description and were my favorite pants from my recent Utah trip. No sagging, not too tight, flexibility wasnt hindered, just perfect!

April 23, 2022

Flexible Fit Waistline

Sleek look for a highly functional pair of pants. They fit, flex and dry quickly. An inner tie of elastic ribbon, in addition to the zip and button waist closure, adds an adjustment to the waist for a more trim fit.

April 17, 2022

Great material but too long

A beautiful material and work except there is too much material near the ankle for me, despite getting the "short" version. Hiking I do not want any impediments at my ankle so back this went.

April 3, 2022

Easy care, good fit and look

I have 3 pairs of these. I like them as an alternative to jeans for casual wear and as an alternative to leggings for hiking. They come out of the dryer looking great.

February 2, 2022

Am plus size-and THIS FITS!

In most brands I wear a 20, ordered a 22 Short in these pants. Length: a shade long, but work fine with hiking boots and golf cleats Waist: the mega gap in the back is why I have trouble finding pants. These have an elastic cinch that you can tie eliminating that gap. If you wear high waisted bottoms or leggings, the rise is going to feel short... Read More. But they will stay up and on! So please give these a try if youre interested! My husband has two pairs of these and the clean look and durability are at the usual high standard for this brand.

January 1, 2022

One Pant Quiver

This are terrific pants for just about anything! They stretch and breath and also dry quickly! I have 3 pair!

October 29, 2021

Exactly what I needed

Purchased for a hiking trip in Colorado in the fall. I normally wear a 4 or 6 in pants, but had planned to wear a base layer, so went with a 6. These pants were perfect and going with my larger size allowed for room for the base layer.

October 23, 2021


I really like the fit and feel of these pants. Very versatile.

October 12, 2021

Excellent lightweight pants

These are my favorite pants to wear in hot weather. Comfortable, love the option to roll up, or leave down. They wrinkle easily but the wrinkles smooth out after a while. Fast drying fabric. These would be perfect but they stretch out a bit too much for my slender frame. Im five foot 1 and 100 pounds and a size 0 is a bit large. And the rise is a ... Read Morebit too low. Wish the drawstring was more substantial with a better option to pull them tighter at the waist. But otherwise these are great!

September 24, 2021

Perfect for me

Ive worn these every chance I get since they arrived. Id buy another pair if my size was available in shale.

September 12, 2021

Great for backpacking

Bought these for a backpacking trip for Yosemites High Sierra. Spent 5 nights and 6 days in these and they performed flawlessly. I pack light so I wore these for hiking and sleeping. They were comfortable enough to curl up in in the sleeping back and had enough structure to for high endurance climbs during the day. I rinsed them out in a lake about... Read More half way through the trip and they dried in a few hours. I highly recommend for hiking and backpacking. For me they were true to size.

September 4, 2021


I really wanted to like these pants. I am petite and athletic and get excited when I can find hiking pants in short length. Unfortunately, even though I love Patagonia gear, these pants missed the mark. They fit well in the waist and I like the hidden draw string, but were tight in the thigh and are so large from the knee down that they look like b... Read Moreell-bottoms. And the overall length was still too long (I'm 5'2"). With all the excess fabric at the bottom of the pants, I would not wear them while hiking, which is why I purchased the pants. I will return these pants.

Response from Patagonia
September 14, 2021

Hello Molly, thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are sorry the fit did not work out on the pants. If you have any questions, regarding the [return]( instructions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

August 24, 2021

Comfortable and water resistant

I wear these pants to crew on a schooner and teach kids about the Great Lakes. The pants feel good, allow me to move and when water splashes on them it beads up. I bought a second pair in another color.

August 22, 2021

Very comfy

I tried these pants on in local store, regular length 32". Size fit perfectly but were too long, so I ordered same size in short online. They still fit, but a little more snug, than the regular length. Doesn't make sense, but happens often with all brands.

August 6, 2021

Perfect fit

The short length and size fit me perfectly.

July 30, 2021

Great hiking pants

I love this hiking pants! Its well designed, functional and looks good too, exactly what I was looking for! I am planning to buy the light color one once its in stock.

July 19, 2021


My favorite hiking pants. I love the short length. The pants are comfortable with the right number of pockets. They roll up for after hike activities where ticks are not a problem.

June 18, 2021

Cool mahn!

I have these pants in all 3 colors and would have 3 more. They are a relief to put on in the hot sticky weather. They wash easily and can hang to dry in the sun in an hour! I wear them every day all summer.

May 24, 2021

Great fit and very comfortable

I am barely 5'2" and weigh around 128 pounds. I bought size 6 that initially felt snug but has started to feel very comfortable. I think if I needed to, I'd be able to wear a thin layer under it on colder days. The elastic tie at the waist makes it easy to tighten a bit at the belt. I LOVE these pants.

May 17, 2021

Great lightweight pants!

I farm and fly fish so quick dry pants are a "must have" in my work and fun wardrobe. I ordered a 12 but had to return them for a 10S. (5'3", 133 lbs). They are a great lightweight, active style pant that will wear well for work and play. I plan to order in the green as well as the slate color. So glad I found these!

May 13, 2021

Love the pants, love eco-conscious packaging even more

The local store did not have my size, but the store staff who was helping me located a pair at another store and had them shipped to me directly. Service was superb! When the package arrived, I was thrilled to not find any plastic packaging. The pants were just placed directly in a recycled paper envelope. I really appreciate that. All other mercha... Read Morents I shop at put garments in a plastic bag with tissue paper which are all so unnecessary. I always end up with so much trash whenever I order clothes online. I hope other vendors will follow suit soon.

May 9, 2021

Every day pant

I wish these came in more colors! I live in them.

May 2, 2021

Super pants!

I bought these for an upcoming trip that would require durability, function, and comfort from a pair of pants. These meet all of those. They have just the right amount of stretch, can be worn all day and look good too!

April 28, 2021

Comfortable pants

The material is good quality. Glad there is a draw cord at the waist to customize fit. At 53, I still needed to hem the pants. I would love this style in a heavier weight fabric also.

April 24, 2021

Fits well

This is exactly what I was looking for in a pant that is lightweight, comfortable, and will hold up to the stressors that I put on my clothes, whether hiking or assisting with disaster relief/mass feeding.

April 19, 2021

My new favorite warm weather pants

Nice fit, comfortable to wear, fast drying. Love that I can roll up or wear full length. Ideal for casual wear, walking and hiking.

March 20, 2021

Favorite work pants

I unload trucks for a living and I needed work pants that look kind of professional but were also utilitarian, these are comfortable and fit perfect

February 17, 2021

comfortable and stylish

wear to work daily. easy to put on and remove. soft stretchy fabric.

February 7, 2021

My favorite Patagonia pant

I own these pants from previous years in both the charcoal grey and the tan in size 6 short. Pretty straight through waist/hips/thighs. 5'4" 135 pounds. I wanted to try these in the green for an upcoming trip. As my 2019 tan Quandary pants are smaller through the hips (by almost 2 inches) than my 2018 grey Quandary pants I decided to go u... Read Morep a size. The size 8 short were too large overall (waist and hips) so I marked them true to size as I typically wear a 6. I may try them in the size 6 and see how they fit on the spectrum of my grey (perfect) and tan (a bit tight) Quandary pants. Same fabric features and design. The pants still have a side zip pocket that is discreet and secure but just a wee bit too small for a passport. You can get a PP in there if you work at it, harder to get the PP back out. Definitely too short for modern phones. Another inch of depth would take care of the problem though. These pants are tough, slightly stretchy and don't announce themselves as you walk with the typical nylon pant 'swish'. They will relax a little bit as you wear them so you may not want to buy them too loose fitting at first try-on. Internal waist draw cord is helpful. Thank you for making these in a short model. Lost a star for the side pocket, inconsistent sizing in my previous pants. I would still buy them, as I did, and recommend them. They are best overall adventure travel pant I have found.

Response from Patagonia
March 4, 2021

Thanks for this great detailed and thoughtful feedback, Sharon! We haven't had a redesign of the Quandary Pant since Spring 2017, but please don't hesitate to reach out to our team for [help]( in returning, ordering or exchanging. We'd love to make it as seamless and efficient as possible for you!

January 29, 2021

Super warm

These are great pants, durable, fit great.

November 12, 2020

So comfortable!

I love these pants. Most petite pants are just a little short in the leg and/or the inseam. These are just right. Quick drying, non wrinkling, lightweight, they are great for travel. Please make them in black!!!!!!

May 23, 2020

Only One Problem

The only problem with these pants is that the zipped thigh pocket is too small for my phone. It fits nicely in that pocket of the Quandary pants I bought several years ago. Why would Patagonia do something so stupid? Theyre usually so smart. I wish they hadnt fiddled with the design. Dont get me wrong: the pants are still very nice, just not perfec... Read Moret, which is what they used to be.

April 27, 2020

Looks and feels good on especially in summer

Awesome pants! The drawstring could be a little bit wider or something. I tied it so well I had a hard time removing the knot, LOL! But these pants are otherwise PERFECT!

December 10, 2019


Just the pant I need for my trip! Thanks

November 6, 2019

True to size, and not too long.

Thrilled that these pants fit me so well. I'm 5'2" tall and the "short" are just off the floor length. As always great quality and user friendly website.

November 5, 2019

Not quite it 4.75 stars

Thank you, thank you, thank you for a pair of technical pants that fit my short, round self. At 5'3" and size 18, it's really difficult to find hiking pants that fit my waist and hips but aren't too long. As you know, most hiking pants have features at the cuffs that you lose if you hem them to a shorter length. The 30" in... Read Moreseam option makes such a huge difference in the overall fit. The missing 1/4 star is because there's still a bit of a gap at the back of the waistband, but the drawstring mostly takes care of that.

November 5, 2019

Women's Quandary Pants-Short

The pants fit exactly the way I like-higher on the waist and not snuggy tight. They are perfect for activities and nice enough for shopping and dining.

October 26, 2019

Great pants!

Hi Patagonia followers! These pants are SOOOOO cute! They fit perfect and I love the "tie" adjustable waistband! For reference, I am 5'5"/120lb- long torso. I ended up getting a 4 Short and they are wonderful. If you don't have a long torso, I would go with the regular length! Even my husband commented on how cool they look... Read Moreed! Kind of remind me of a trendier LuLu Lemon pant! Enjoy these y'all!

October 20, 2019

Favorite hiking pants.

These are my go to pants for hiking the 4000'ers and the AT. Stretch fabric dries quick and abrasion resistant when I butt side down the rocks. These come in a short length, so I can wear them out of the box.

September 10, 2019

The best pants ever.

I love this lightweight pants. I used to wear similar pants from Lucy, but they are gone and have been looking for a replacement. I FOUND IT with Patagonia and this is ever better one since I can roll it up!

September 5, 2019


These are the best hiking pants I've ever owned. I am 5'3" so the short (30 inch) inseam is perfect, and I am very hourglass shaped so it's hard to find pants that fit both my waist and thighs/butt but these pants fit perfectly. The material is so comfortable and high quality.

September 1, 2019

Great fit and features

But they wrinkle awfully easily

August 20, 2019

Great hiking pants!

I have been looking all over for hiking pants, but had no luck at all until now. However, these are absolutely amazing! Fit great, look great, and are very comfortable. Re sizing, I am 5'4", 115 lb and the Small fits perfectly. Highly recommend.

August 15, 2019

Ws Quandary Pants

Buying these pants was one of the best purchasing decisions I've made. They fit perfectly, are well made, and the material is the perfect weight and fabric content for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Patagonia's customer service is outstanding!

August 15, 2019

Haute Route

I brought these to Hume the Haute Route in Switzerland. Very versatile. Roll up easily. Not very water resistant but the are excellent for a wide range of weather

August 15, 2019

Size issue

These pants functioned really well, repelling water in a downpour much better than my H2no jacket. Because I had just bought a pair of size 4 rain pants I thought I could assume the same size would work for these and so ordered them online just before leaving the country to hike. But these are huge on me, and I had to keep stopping to tie the stret... Read Morechy ties as tight as I could. Wish I could exchange for a 2!

Response from Patagonia
August 26, 2019

Sorry to hear that the pants have been a disappointment. You're welcome to [return]( them to a Patagonia-owned store or send them in for a refund or merchandise credit.

August 11, 2019

I liked the old version much better

I have a pair of quandary pants which I bought a couple ofyears ago and still wear and love. I wanted antoehr pair in a different color, so ordered what you sell now the same size, and they were too small! So I called and discussed it, finging out that the new version was cut slimmer! So Isent them back in exchange for the next larger size. These w... Read Moreere a bit too big, but I am making do. But they are not nearly so comfortable. Not only are they larger, but the fabric is thinner and feels less luxurious, more chintzy and does not hang or drape as well on me. I am not enjoying them very much, but have found no others that work better, yet. I wish you would not change your basic sizing of a garment, and also not change to lighter fabric and sacrifice the touch and drape of it. I will not order any more of these pants.

Response from Patagonia
August 21, 2019

Sorry to hear that the new pants have been a disappointment. You're welcome to [return]( them to a Patagonia-owned store or send them in for a refund or merchandise credit.

August 11, 2019

Love these pants!

Wonderful fit and fabric! Cool for hiking and flexible too!

August 10, 2019

Women's Quandary pants, short

These are the perfect hiking/travel pants for me. I love the gray color that goes with everything and the way they roll up. I'm a little over 5'4", weigh about 108, so size 4 short fits nicely but slips down on a thin day. My only complaint is the very thin, very stretchy drawstring. It would be better if it were wider and a tad less... Read More stretchy....

August 10, 2019

Short isn’t short enough

Would have been a perfect pant if it was made in a petite or shorter length. I’m 5”2”, size 0, and came no where close to it being short enough for me. If I hemmed, I would have lost the style and hang. At least the customer service rep Chase who helped me with the return and exchange was awesome.

Response from Patagonia
August 14, 2019

Thanks for your feedback! We've passed it along.

August 10, 2019

High quality, great fit, exceptional

High quality, great fit, exceptional social responsibility

August 10, 2019

Quandary pants

Very comfortable. Washes easily.

June 9, 2019


It's a nice hiking pants. Fabric dries quickly after it gets wet in a rain, but the drawstring at the waist doesn't help tighten the fit very well. I'd prefer with no drawstring. I use a belt instead.

May 8, 2019

Quandary pants

Runs large.... order smaller size

May 8, 2019


I love these pants. I got the short ones and had to have them tailored anyway but they rock!

May 8, 2019

wondeful pants

These pans look stylish, fit well, and never wrinkle.

April 24, 2019

Great Pants

I was not sure what to expect, but these pants are super comfortable. I can no longer explore and do all the things shown in the ads. I tried them because they were top listed in ecologically concerned clothing companies. I love that you offer a short pant style so I do not have to get them hemmed. I only wish you had more colours. Would love black... Read More. Thanks for working to keep earth cleaner.

March 19, 2019

Great pant but...

Totally agree with others about the thigh pocket not being big enough for iPhone10 and passport. I have the same pant form 2-3 years ago and love being able to easily zip up new phone and passport in those. It doesn't need to be gusseted, just a bit longer. I also wish it came in the dusty blue of the Skyline Travel pants. Love how easy these ... Read Moreare to launder and dry overnight I'm 5'4" 122lbs. Size 4 SHORT fit easily

March 6, 2019

Please reconfigure the cargo leg pocket to easily hold passport / cellphone

I have a couple of these pants from different years. They are great travel pants. Pack small, easily shake out wrinkles, are thick enough to not show your undies, drape well, and have survived multiple foreign laundering in usually unknown conditions, surrendered to the local establishment.. I can wear them in major cities without looking / soundin... Read Moreg like I'm wearing nylon travel cargo pants. They STILL have the problem with the depth of the right sided leg zipper pocket. I can barely squeeze in my passport and the newer cell phones will not fit. And that is a potentially great passport pocket, with the zipper. The pocket doesn't need to be gusseted or baggy, just a wee bit deeper. I still recommend and wear these pants, but I inwardly sigh every time I'm fiddling with the passport or my phone, especially when flying. I am typically a size 6 pant, and these fit true to size in a 6. At 5 foot 4, 130 pounds I purchase the 'short'. I am pretty straight waist through thighs. Losing a star for the pocket issue.

September 15, 2018

Great pant

I have both colors in this style of pant and love them. They are so comfortable and look nice on. I have received many compliments. Patagonia please add additional colors.

May 29, 2018

Pockets aren't deep enough

I have 2 pairs of these pants and like them a lot. Only problem is that the zippered pockets aren't deep enough. I wore the pants on a trip to China. My passport barely fit in the leg pocket. My iPhone 8 was too tall to close the zipper on the leg pocket of the back pocket.

April 2, 2018

Hips too narrow

Oh Patagonia,what happened to the fit of yore when a woman could have a bit of a bum and fit into a Patagonia pant? In the past I have purchased several All Wear and Super Cali pants among others--they have fit. I love the quality and craftsmanship of Patagonia,but I am going to abandon for pants. Please make pant with a higher rise and more room w... Read Morehere the legs meet the torso. I am 5'2,115 lbs and ordered the Quandary a size 4 Short. Had tried on size 6 in a store,but they had at least 4 inches to much fabric around the waist band.

November 19, 2017

Only pants I wear

I absolutely love these pants. They are the only pants I wear anymore,so comfortable,flattering,and packable. I have them in the grey but really want them in the olive green,please bring them back Patagonia!

September 30, 2017

Perfect hiking pants!

I just got back from five days of hiking in Marin County,CA,and these pants were my favorites -- light and super comfortable,with just enough stretch to move with me as I climbed,but they never lost their shape. And they have all the pockets I needed,all in just the right places,with zippers. I also appreciate that they come in the short length -- ... Read MoreI'm long-waisted with short-ish legs,and I always have to hem my pants,but the length was perfect. I also love that they roll up and can be secured with tabs just below the knee. Great features all around,with Patagonia's usual high quality.

August 22, 2017

Great pants

These pants were perfect for 2 days of hiking in Rocky Mt Nat'l Park. Fit is comfortable,fabric is lightweight,sturdy,and not hot,and pockets are convenient. I was so happy to find these pants in the short length. The gray is a great color too.

August 20, 2017

Love,but wish Patagonia sold low-rise pants

I bought this pair at a store and love them. They're comfortable,move easily,feel light and breathable,and look great. I have worn them hiking,climbing,backpacking,fishing,and even to work. The one thing I would request,from Patagonia or any other brand,is LOW-RISE pants. No one seems to sell them,but when I bought these I mentioned this to ... Read Morethe store manager,and he encouraged me to write a review and mention this request. Hope Patagonia can help!

August 18, 2017

Best Decision in life

These pants are perfect. I'm an avid hiker and a coyote and fox handler,these pants can handle both! Could not give a better review! They do run a little large around the waist but have a drawstring to keep them up!

August 2, 2017

Love these pants

Bought these at the beginning of the summer and I have been wearing them constantly. Great for riding bikes (pant leg rolls up and secures nicely),wading in the ocean,gardening,hiking - basically any casual activity. The pockets are really great,as one is even big enough to hold my rather large phone securely and the zippers keep everything from wi... Read Moreggling out. These pants dry extremely fast! I love the performance of the stretchy fabric but the combination of the casual fabric and zippered pockets means they aren't quite dressy enough to wear for work. I would really like to see these in a slim leg,too,which would make them even more versatile. I am 5'2" and have an athletic build (no waist,no fanny) and the short fit me like they were tailored for me; I have rather long legs for a petite woman. I will be buying at least one more pair of these!

July 29, 2017

Great lightweight pants.

I love the lightweight material. The zippered pocket on the leg would be nice a bit taller. Very comfortable. The inner drawstring gives it a curvy fit if needed.

July 11, 2017

Great for travel. Cargo pocket needs to be deeper

Purchased to wear for travel. Lightweight,a bit stretchy. Relax a bit when worn so don't start out with them too loose. Easy to fly in,and sleep in,due to the cut and fabric. Side 'cargo' pocket that zips closed on right leg will securely hold passport,but not my Samsung 7 phone,so loss of 1 star. That's a problem because I like... Read More to use that pocket for my phone when I fly domestic,passport when I fly international. I do like that they look good enough to wear in cities,but don't wrinkle and dry quickly for travel. Easy to wash or spot wash. Not too noisy (swish) when walking. Just deepen that cargo pocket and they'll be perfect. Roll up to capris is a very nice bonus. I'm 5' 4" 135 pounds,kinda straight thru waist hips thighs (not curvy) and bought a size 6 short.

June 26, 2017

Runs large

I have not worn Patagonia much and did not have an opportunity to try on these pants before purchase; however,I made every effort to communicate with Patagonia to determine what would be the best size. I was told to measure myself,which I did,and use the measurements to determine size. After providing my measurements,Patagonia indicated between an ... Read More8 and 10 for my size. Fortunately,prior to having this conversation,I ordered a size 4. In fact,a size 2 would be best but a 4 I can live with for now. The measurements do not correspond with the sizes. Order multiple sizes to determine which pant you need. Great pants,sizing is misleading.

June 24, 2017

I love the feel and weight of the fabric

I bought these pants for hiking and am now in the middle of a three week hiking/trekking trip in Europe. The light weight is great in the heat and they also dry quickly when they get wet. The only drawback for me is that they are hip pants and I seem to be one of the few women who still prefers pants with a waist band. So even though I am using a b... Read Moreelt to hold them up,I am still constantly pulling them up. The thin drawstring is not very useful to me.

June 14, 2017

breathable,lightweight,highly functional

Bought these pants for a trip to do birding and hiking in South America,for very wet and warm conditions. The pants performed well. They were very light and comfortable. I like the deep side pockets,as well as the little zipper pocket on the right leg. The right back pocket is zippered also -- so lots of storage room without being too bulky. The ro... Read Morell-up button feature on the leg is nice,too,though it is not quite as convenient as the kind of pants that have elastic cinch at the hem to make a capri,or that zip off to make shorts. With the roll-up-button,there is only one button on one side of each leg,so the pant can droop and sag down on one part of the leg --- this wasn't an issue for me as I didn't mind it,but if you want a stable roll up or the ability to convert to shorts,this could be an issue. Overall am very pleased with this pant. I used a single pair about 3 days in a row (hiking in amazon rainforest) when laundry services were scarce and they did not seem to retain much odor or wetness. I bought pant mainly because it was one of only a couple SHORT hem lengths available in patagonia styles -- wish there were more options in the SHORT length - I'm 5'5" 145lb and bought 10SHORT. The rise is a mid-to-high rise compared to most other styles of hiking pants I have tried. It's definitely not low rise,which was good for me since I find low rise pants very uncomfortable.

June 11, 2017

Great pants

I bought these pants at the Patagonia Victoria store ( but wanted to write a great review about these pants here anyway. These are amazing pants that are comfortable,super lightweight and water-resistant. I've worn them hiking up to Mt. Weart,Mt. Price,etc.... Read More,and even worn it multi-pitching and cragging. For the latter,you obviously shouldn't do any knee-jams or crack climbing in these pants,unless you're looking for some serious pain from the metal button (lol,I've done it). Anyway,this is a superb multi-day hiking pant,especially when worn during a hot summer day in bug-infested terrain....Oh,and it looks nice to wear around town.

June 10, 2017

Comfy and light

I bought these pants for my summer as a naturalist and they are perfect. The light weight keeps me cool while the roll up feature allows me to quickly change styles depending on activity.

June 1, 2017

Bring back the original Quandary Pant!

This new updated version is such a disappointment. I wore size 0 in the past design and now this pant is about 1 inch larger at the waist. Why??? The fabric is slippery and unattractive. The old version had an outer pocket where the pant zipper is and now it's only a zipper. You can see the outline of the pocket from behind fabric. So disappoi... Read Morented.

May 29, 2017

Love them! Perfect for hiking/travel

These are perfect for hiking,pack up small,light weight,fit great. I'm 5'8,135lbs,size 6 is perfect. Love love love!

May 13, 2017

Exactly right!

Worth the extra expense,these trousers are well made and fit nicely. I have another brand in which I sound a bit noisy walking along. These trousers do not announce your appearance in advance. They are comfortable,quick dry,and surprisingly attractive.

April 22, 2017

Perfect pant!

Love the fit and the style! I can dress them up a bit and look socially acceptable,wear them completely casual and/or wear them on the trail!

April 15, 2017

They actually FIT!!

Glory Hallelujah! I have spent months looking for a cute,functional pair of travel/activewear pants that fit right out of the package,and I have finally found them! I have spent so many dollars having travel clothes tailored to fit my petite frame (and I'm not THAT small--5'4",110#,athletic build). These pants are perfection. Cute en... Read Moreough to wear for any casual occasion. Patagonia,please keep making these--and in size 0 short please!!!

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