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Ms Baggies™ Shorts - 5

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May 29, 2023

Softer fabric than the womens

So, Im a woman, and I have like 10 pairs of the womens baggies. Recently I bought 2 pair of the mens because 1.for some reason they make them in a couple feminine colors that arent available in woman's 5 inch(Amarinth Pink, Dragon Purple) 2. The fabric is so much softer! Why does the fabric seem to differ in the mens version? And the extra p... Read Moreocket in the back is nice. So, if youre a woman reading this, dont hesitate to buy the mens version, just size one size down! They have a liner, but its easy to cut out.

Response from Patagonia
May 31, 2023

We're glad to hear you're loving these Baggies! Both the Men's and Women's Baggies are currently utilizing the same 4.5-ounce recycled nylon (4.3-ounce for the print fabrics) so current season product should feel the same. However, both have had fabric revisions three times in the past five years, so you may find the current style feels different from one of your older pairs. We hope this helps, but please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any additional questions. We'll be happy to assist you!

May 25, 2023

no longer a baggies fan

mesh liner cuts in and is uncomfortable, especially when wearing the shorts at the correct waist level. The mesh liner doesn't seem correctly sized to the shorts. They run "baggie", which is nice, but the legs cling to legs with a little bit of sweat or humidity. Combine the leg clinging with no stretch fabric, the shorts grab and re... Read Morestrict during activities.

May 24, 2023

If I could only have one pair of shorts ever.

If I could only have one pair of shorts ever, these would be them. Why? they are anywhere from 75-90% perfect for all of the following. -Weightlifting, half marathons/daily runs, house remodels, surf/spearfishing, casual wear, traveling. so the simplicity, durability, durability 9.5/10 fit:8.5/10

May 19, 2023

Kinda Big

I ordered XXL using the sizing chart. Turned out I probably could have ordered XL and been happy with that. But these will work. Still love all the Patagonia products.

May 16, 2023

Not for a chlorinated pool

Owned many pairs of these from babies to adults and worn them everywhere including a chlorinated pool. This is the first pair that has faded badly in a chlorinated pool. The Patagonia tag on the front of the shorts did not lose color but the shorts did. Not sure why.

May 6, 2023

Quality made

These are legendary shorts for a reason. You can instantly feel the quality of the shorts and attention to detail. Tall fellas, be aware the 5 inch Inseem is going to show some leg so dont skip leg day lol

May 3, 2023

Nice shorts. I have about

Nice shorts. I have about a dozen pairs at this point and wear them all summer.

May 1, 2023

mediocre and sloppy

2 stars for the durable fabric and deep pockets. But otherwise they're a fail. I tried size medium, which were too small, so I bought a large which are too big. If they were just a bit more trim, and the rise just a bit shorter (these sit very high on the waist), they would probably look great. But they're very baggy (hence the name, prob... Read Moreably), and I look like a dumpy middle-aged dad in these shorts.

Response from Patagonia
May 2, 2023

Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you're looking for a more casual/daily wear pair of shorts that are still on the comfy side, check out our [Men's Baggies Naturals - 6½"]( These are a nice lightweight option for everyday wear.

April 30, 2023

Color is nothing like the picture

The color in the picture looks like khaki but in person it looks nothing like that color. Not to mention the back pocket flap is a totally different color, some odd yellow which is not shown on the website. Don't buy unless you can see it in person.

Response from Patagonia
May 1, 2023

Hi Chris, sorry to hear that the Baggie Shorts weren't the color you were expecting. Please take some time to begin a [return or complimentary exchange]( for a different color option.

April 28, 2023

Great fit

I actually use these for swimming and snorkeling. Fit great, not restricting. Quick drying. Fair price.

April 28, 2023

Recycled nets?

Are they using recycled nets still? Those are awful

Response from Patagonia
April 28, 2023

Hi Frank! Thank you for writing us a review. Our Baggies Shorts are made out of 100% postconsumer recycled nylon made from recycled fishing nets. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the material. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 25, 2023

Got true to size. Dries fast

Fit true to size. Dries fast

April 25, 2023

Really perfect

You can feel the durability on these bad boys. Super comfy and well made.

April 21, 2023

best shorts

i love baggies. they are so comfortable and I enjoy how they come up to my mid thigh. i continue to come back and buy!

April 19, 2023

Suggestion for Possibly Improvement?

I am 67 years old. I have been constantly wearing the Baggies 5" inseam for decades now, for my work, surfing, ocean swimming, and for casual wear. As I have aged, my waistline has increased from a 32 to a 35/36, and I have found that especially when I have my keys and cell phone in my front pockets, that my shorts tend to slip down underneat... Read Moreh my somewhat protruding belly for obvious reasons and I look like the stigma of a plumber bending over and showing his but crack off!!! I Do Know that the immediate explanation/alleviation would be to obviously loose the gut, but I think a lot of people are probably in my situation with somewhat protruding bellies to some extent.... My question to the garment builders is that I have noticed that the waist band is about an inch high, and was wondering if it would help situations like mine if the waistband was more like two inches high??? I do tighten down on my waist strings but to no avail.... Thanks for Listening! Butt Crack Bandit, Tim Kahana, West Maui, HI

April 18, 2023

Quality Control

I bought two of these baggie shorts. One was fine but the liner of the other had huge leg openings, almost as big as the shorts themselves, rendering the liner almost useless. Probably poor quality control since the other was fine, so you're taking your chances when you order.

Response from Patagonia
April 19, 2023

Hi William, we're sorry to hear you may have received a defective pair! You are welcome to [return]( them if you wish, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance.

April 17, 2023

Nice shorts, but picked wrong size

I like the material and think I will enjoy them, but I tend to run between M and L and made the wrong choice here. Just sent them back using a super easy exchange process.

April 14, 2023

Total quality

Dont even think about it - just buy these. Its a no-brainer. I think these will last longer than either of my marriages. After using them for two weeks, I ordered another pair.

April 11, 2023

legs too restrictive

I wouldn't buy another pair of baggies again. Every time I walked up stairs or up hill, the baggies legs would just catch and be too restrictive to walk comfortably in.

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2023

Thank you for submitting this review, Tim; we're sorry to hear these shorts aren't comfortable for you! We want you to be happy with everything you get from us, so if you like you are welcome to [return]( them. Please let us know if we can be of any help!

April 9, 2023

Good short to Hang out in

These shorts are an all time classic. There are a number of good reasons that Patagonia has continued to produce and sell these. They are great to hike in or swim in, very durable and look good. I like that they have a liner so can be a true swim suit but are also suitable to hang out in or to hike in. I am 5-7 with a small frame and the small fits... Read More perfectly.

April 9, 2023

Classic Shorts

I enjoy the quality and overall fit of the shorts, however, mine didnt come with the Patagonia logo on the left knee for some reason. Overall great short though

Response from Patagonia
April 11, 2023

Hi Spencer! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear your shorts didn't arrive with a logo. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.

April 8, 2023

Favorite shorts

I love my Baggies. This is my first pair of the 5 inch inseam mens shorts, and they are the only pair of athletic style shorts i wear regularly. theyre comfy with big pockets and look great.

April 7, 2023

Product changed

I am all for baggies! This is my second pair of this color and I love theses shorts. However, it seems Patagonia has changed their design even from last year when I had purchased other pairs. They seem to be looser around the legs and more boxy than before. Still love them for everyday wear.

April 3, 2023

Close to great

I have thick thighs from biking and they seem a bit tight there. The waist fits fine, the bottom opening is fine, but for someone with thick thighs you might want to reconsider. I also didn't know they came with a liner, it's an easy fix to just cut it out. Build quality seems great as usual.

Response from Patagonia
April 4, 2023

Thanks for the review, Hunter! We recommend always reading the product description before purchasing an item, this will give you an idea of what to expect and where you'll find info on different features (fit, liner, pockets, water repellency, etc.). If you're looking for a pair of shorts sans liner, we recommend checking out the [Men's Trailfarer Shorts - 6"](

April 2, 2023

Power blue fades

Product was / is fine. I have Patagonia swim trunks that are 35 years old and the only think wrong is the elastic has given way. I swim at my ymca daily. After each swim the shirts get washed. I ordered the power blue shorts and within three weeks they faded out. The printed shorts I also have are fine and have not faded, nor has the 35 year old on... Read Morees.

Response from Patagonia
April 3, 2023

Hi Gary, we're so bummed to hear about the fade out on your shorts. We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance for a [warranty return](

March 30, 2023

Short Man Great Product with a flaw

I am returning the product for a refund! Sadly, I am more disappointed than upset with the product. As a short man it is wonderful to find a 5" inseam short that has all of the necessities. While it is "advertised" as a short, it seemed to be constructed like a bathing suit, for which I used it. After just a few days of wear, the sui... Read Moret is TOTALLY washed/bleached out. It is unrecognizable from the original color. There is no tag warning to avoid use as a swimsuit. I hope to get it replaced and use it as a pair of shorts. I bought two other colors and fear the same.

Response from Patagonia
March 31, 2023

We're sorry to hear about the fabric issues and we're glad that our Customer Service team was able to take care of you when you reached out. Chlorine can certainly be a harsh chemical for many dyes, and we recommend gentle machine wash cold with mild detergent, then let air dry or tumble dry on low heat with no fabric softener for the best [product care]( If you experience any further issues, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to help!

March 29, 2023

Super comfortable

This is my second pair love the feel and fit of these shorts. They have quickly become my go to shorts

March 25, 2023

Amazing Swim Trunks

The fit, the quick dry, the amazing sale price. Patagonia is unrivalled.

March 20, 2023

Liners suck

Make them without liners. So uncomfortable. Liners suck.

Response from Patagonia
March 23, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share this review, Noah, We're sorry the design of these shorts wasn't comfortable for you. You're welcome to [return]( them if you wish. If you are looking for shorts without a liner you might prefer the Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Shorts or or the Fun Hoggers Cotton Shorts.

March 20, 2023

Good Shorts

What the title says.

March 14, 2023

The goat shorts

I love these. I cut the liner out and use them like normal shorts. Whether lounging around the house, fishing in my chacos, or grabbing lunch, they are legit. Great pair, I try and grab some when they are on sale.

March 14, 2023

Best baggies

Love these shorts! Wear them constantly during the summer. Wear them very casually around town and in an instant i could be in the water boogie boarding

March 13, 2023

Great Suit

Love this suit, fits great and dries fast.

March 6, 2023

wear them daily

I own several pairs of baggies. They are comfortable and durable. almost everyday I wear a pair while playing tennis or hiking or working in the garden or lounging around.

March 5, 2023

I have worked in and

I have worked in and around water for 45 years, teaching kayaking and guiding fishing and I have worn Patagonia Baggies for most of that time. The quick drying, durable and comfortable fit makes them the perfect choice for summer outdoor wear.

March 2, 2023

Flexible and light

ve had these for a few weeks now. They offer a full range of motion and are pretty light. The mesh interior felt a bit like swim trunks at first, but the more I wear them the more secure they feel. I love the material!

February 28, 2023

Classic Baggies!

Have been wearing Baggies since they were introduced. Wore constantly on Grand Canyon and many other river trips. Comfortable, dry quickly and look great. Also very functional hot tub atire.

February 26, 2023

Everyday Wear

Since Covid I have been living in Baggies from spring through fall (with the occasional warm day in winter). They are durable, comfortable and unfussy offering the just the right amount of cargo carrying. I have several pairs dating back over a decade. Haven't found anything else that fits my needs as well.

February 26, 2023

Comfy shorts

I bought a couple of these shorts for my family, we love how comfortable it is to wear! We like to wear it everyday and to the beach!

February 25, 2023

Perfect Hybrid Shorts

I wear these shorts all summer. I have two pair on rotation. They easily transition from swimming, paddling, fishing to happy hour and dinner out. I am 5-8 with a medium build. Small fits perfectly.

February 24, 2023

I have too many pairs

I have too many pairs of baggies to count!! This color is spectacular, and the fit is incredible. Which was expected. Looking forward to wearing them out, then getting them repaired!!

February 22, 2023

Long wearing

Second pair of baggies I have bought in 7 years. First pair still look look like new after all these years. Only needed to get a second pair because wanted new color. Bought all my kids a pair for vacation. Love the fact made from recycled fishing net. Value exceeds the price.

February 22, 2023

Good quality but I don't like the pocket

The fabric seems to be of good lasting quality. The fit is good. But I don't like how the front pocket is very deep. So when I put my phone in it. The phone lands right in the middle of my thighs. making it inconvenient to walk.

Response from Patagonia
February 28, 2023

Hi Rubens! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate this feedback regarding the pocket, and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so if you're unhappy with the shorts you're welcome to [return](

February 22, 2023

Great Shorts; Awful Liner

These shorts are great in terms of length and fit true to size. However, I would suggest sizing up if you are muscular or want a truly baggy fit. Material is great and the pockets are deep. My only real complaint is the liner. The cut of the liner is just weird and bunches. A good pair of scissors fixes the problem, but I wish there was an option t... Read Moreo buy without.

February 18, 2023

Cant Beat the Baggies

These are great shorts for working out, hiking and every other thing. Love the Baggies!

February 17, 2023

very comfortable, well made

I have bought this product consistently over the years. I am very happy with them and would advocate to all. I wear them around the house, to bed, etc. No complaints.

February 12, 2023

Fade too quickly when swimming

Fade too quickly when swimming twice weekly

February 11, 2023

Rad Feel

I really enjoy the feel and shape of the shorts, I wear them all the time when I get home from the office. They're great in the summer when I wear them outside to hike and camp. The pockets are great, sometimes it's hard to dig in them since the pockets are so deep but the pocket size is my favorite feature. It's hard to synch the wa... Read Moreist to be tight enough for when I put my phone, wallet and keys in them - it can weigh down the shorts a bit and make them sag, but I still like them a lot

February 10, 2023

Great all around shorts

I've worn these around on the weekends casually and also playing sports, running, working out, etc. The lining means you can also swim with them. Made from tough material but still lightweight. Also I don't think these retain sweat or smell as badly as other workout shorts do, especially if you're wearing underwear too and not just r... Read Moreelying on the internal liner. Definitely a great pair of all around swimming/workout/outdoors shorts. I usually wear a 34" waist but found the Medium to be a bit small since I have a big butt/thighs. The large was a bit looser on the waist but fit better overall.

February 9, 2023

Rad shorts for rad people

Wear these shorts every day of the season on the river, and most of the time to the bar afterward. Have like 5 pairs

February 9, 2023


I have been buying and wearing Baggies since they were introduced by Patagonia. They can be worn for any activity. They're comfortable, durable and they just keep improving them I have several homes and I have them in each place. They are my favorites!

February 9, 2023

PickleBall Gear

I have these Baggies in many colors. They are my daily summer uniform plus they are perfect when playing PickleBall. The pockets have been modified and do not holds PickleBalls as well.

February 8, 2023

Swim shorts

I have been wearing Baggies for 30 years. Great for sailing and swimming. Very durable.

February 3, 2023


All things were good. Could use better system to hold them up.

January 31, 2023

New obsession

I'm brand new to the world of baggies. Just bought a couple on sale. Im 5 ft 9in around 150 lbs, and the small fits me very well. The waist has some elasticity too, so if I add a few more pounds it should expand just fine. To me, they're less baggy, and more.. airy.. if that makes any sense? I see reviews about it not being the same short... Read Mores as in decades prior (which I have no knowledge about), but they feel rugged and versatile enough AND they fit really nice and make my legs look great. Will probably be buying more right after writing this review.

January 20, 2023

Weird fit

Weird fit on these for me though I have thunder thighs. I always order a large in shorts since the tend to run big. The waist on these do run big so I have to winch them tight. But my thighs are then squeezed quite tight. This is for runners, not lifters.

January 15, 2023

Very good

The shorts for very well and were exactly what I was expecting.

January 12, 2023

A little larger than expected

I love the shorts when I bought them XS but I had to return them because it was very difficult for me to access the pockets comfortably. However I switched them for a size up to S, which was has a comfortable pocket position but is a bit too large compared to XS.

January 4, 2023

Solid shorts

Just as advertised. Very comfortable, quick dry and the liner works well with the rest of the short in casual wear settings. Love the two tone color scheme and responsible material. I plan to grab another pattern when they are available.

January 2, 2023

Not Made For Squats

I bought the Patagonia Men's shorts because I wanted a durable pair of workout shorts. Mainly to squat and lunge with. The shorts seem to be made well, and the material feels good and sturdy. However, as you squat, the shorts slide down. If you have a cell phone in your pocket, they kinda slide down. When you're active, they slide down an... Read Mored don't stay on in tact. You might say I got a size too big, I originally bought a medium and the problem was worse. I love Patagonia as a company, love their shirts. But, I called and asked which shorts I should get for lifting and they suggested these. I'm disappointed. While these might work for someone else that's not as active, maybe great for walking shorts, for me, they don't work so well. It's as if the elastic waist needs to be made stronger, I don't know. I don't like to leave a bad review for Patagonia since I do really like the company, but, after getting emails about my feedback, I thought this would help improve the quality of the shorts going forward.

Response from Patagonia
January 12, 2023

Hey Robert, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that these shorts were recommended to you for lifting. While we do not make any of our gear with lifting in mind per se, these would not be the first that we would suggest. The Baggies are great for casual day to day use, but they won't have the technical features that you'd find in something like our [Men's Strider Pro Running Shorts]( They come in a 5 or 7" inseam, so you can choose your preference. As the name suggests, they were designed for running, but we think the breathable fabric and lightweight built-in liner would be great for lifting, checking them out!

December 29, 2022

Love them Baggies

I got the mushroom design, and I love it. These are super comfy, and I wore them kite surfing this week, as well as on a long hike. Trouble is, I also have a pair of Baggies that are >20 yrs old, and same size, supposedly, but the new ones have a larger waist, and kind of more puffy and big. I like them a lot, just wish they fit like the old sch... Read Moreool pair.

December 17, 2022

Great Shorts

Super comfortable and great fit and fabric. I purchased my very first pair summer, 2022 and fell in love with these shorts. Stocking up on more colors for next spring. Highly recommend!

December 5, 2022

A classic

Classic shorts. I dislike the liner so I cut it out, frees up a ton of space down there! I am typically a size medium in shorts, but the waist on these fits between a medium and a large, so I have to tie the waistband if I want to do any sort of activity without them falling down. If you are between sizes I recommend sizing down. Additionally, bewa... Read Morere that the shorts are made of real strong nylon. This means they will last forever but also that the fabric is quite stiff, hence the necessary baggy-ness.

December 5, 2022

Perfect casual swim short

Great price, great short!

December 4, 2022

The GOAT of shorts

Baggies are my go-to shorts for the majority of the year when applicable. Perfect for camping/ backpacking, their lightweight yet durable design allows for optimal comfort without the concern of a wardrobe malfunction (looking at you Ms. Jackson). While wearing these you may be called "crunchy" but will you care? No, you'll be comfor... Read Moretable and ready for adventure.

November 29, 2022


Great shorts that are extremely versatile. I use them casually most of the time but also use them as swim trunks!

November 29, 2022

Wish Id bought them earlier

I chose fit true to size because they fit based off the measurements suggestions. If you between sizes you may want to go smaller. They don't call them baggies for nothing. Liked them so much I bought another pair!

November 18, 2022

Deep pockets

I like the idea of deep pockets, but when I put my wallet and handphone in them they kinda swing left and right when I walk. It may be lesser an issue for taller folks.

Response from Patagonia
November 25, 2022

We appreciate your feedback. You might prefer to utilize our Ultralight Hip Pack or check out our other Men's shorts made with predominantly nylon materials like the [Men's Wavefarer Hybrid Walk Shorts]( We welcome you to return the Baggies if they're not working for you. Thanks Victor!

November 10, 2022

Not for chlorinated water

Im happy that this doesnt have toxic hydrophobic coatings, and that its made fair trade and of recycled materials, but its really not color fast in chlorinated water. It started as a dark red and now its a pale peach and Ive had them for just two and half weeks. I am in lightly chlorinated water everyday but Ive never had a suit fade this much or t... Read Morehis quickly. I dont expect them to go transparent when they fade to cream in another month so I can and will still use them, but I think the product description ought to include, or even highlight, that they fade quickly in chlorine.

Response from Patagonia
November 18, 2022

Hi Kelton! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the shorts have started fading. It could be a combination of the chlorinated water and long periods of sun exposure. If you dry them out in the sun we'd recommend bringing them inside to reduce fading. We really appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return]( the shorts.

October 26, 2022

Good utilitarian short

I bought my first pair of baggies shorts in 1988. They are useful to have for just about anything outdoors. They are rugged, quick drying and somewhat loose fitting. Really good for swimming, surfing, trail running, hiking. Be aware that they do not stretch, except in the waistband. The side pockets are very deep, which is good for a gel or loose c... Read Morehange but probably not a phone. The back pocket can hold a phone but not securely.

October 21, 2022

Love the material and fit

I love how these fit, the material feels so nice and high quality. These are so comfortable too and come in nice colors.

October 21, 2022

My favorite shorts

They run a little big, Im usually a medium but the smalls fit me like a glove. I love the fabric and the details/features. Im obsessed with the color! So cute! These are my favorite hiking shorts.

October 17, 2022

Go-to shorts for everything

Fit great, super comfortable, great for lounging, hiking, swimming, and everything in between.

October 10, 2022

Classic Shorts

The shorts fit well and they're a sturdy material. They aren't very stretchy so if you're looking to do anything involving a wider range of leg motion these might not be for you. Also the pockets are huge and go all the way down to the bottom of the shorts- good for fitting lots of things in them but it looks kinda weird when your st... Read Moreuff falls all the way down your leg. They're a good fit and a comfortable casual wear.

October 9, 2022

Baggies Shorts - active fit

I've been wearing baggies as long as Patagonia has been making them. This recent purchase was for short inseam version. I'll use these short version for gym workouts and post workout hydrotherapy/showering. I find the short inseam provides a more active fit for me in the water than the long inseam version. I'll keep my medium and lon... Read Moreg for more casual, work and non water sports activities. Viva Los Fun Hogs...

October 7, 2022

Love them!

Great weight and fit, slightly larger than my equivalent shorts in other brands, but not enough to size down because it has the drawstring.

October 2, 2022

Plenty of give, extremely durable

Pretty much the only bottoms I wear in the summer.

September 28, 2022

Comfort of 5" Shorts

i'm 125 pounds and the small was much too large for male anatomy. XS fit much better and are comfortable; Patagonia sizing has changed over the years, but i have not, thus the exchange process which went smoothly and was reasonable in time; fall has come so can wear these in doors or outside next spring and summer thanks

September 27, 2022

Well made but with a fit issue

I have a medium waste but usually get a large in shorts because the legs often fit to tight. This often creates a problem as in this case the elastic is a bit loose and detracts from a secure fit. Using the draw string helps but would like a tighter elastic. Bought these on sale and they are not available in medium so couldn't try a medium. I ... Read Morehave bought this model in the past and didn't like the medium fit (the previous ones had a satisfactory fit in the waste in large)

September 26, 2022


I have a few pair of these. They are perfect for early morning walks or swimming or anything you want to do.

September 25, 2022

Perfect Fit!!

Have avoided these for years b/c they were always too small (short where it counts, in the rise)- but I'm 6'5". But then I saw all the reviews about how the fit has changed and they run big- bingo! FINALLY THEY FIT PERFECTLY. Will order 4 pairs before they change the fit again. People with long rises, now is the time!

September 24, 2022

You can do anything in a pair of Baggies!

A very functional and versatile product. The colors will fad and each pair I have had deteriorates at some spot on the shorts but that is after a LOT of use. They are a staple of many of my outdoor activities.

September 19, 2022

Shorts for any sitch

I love these shorts so much. I have the Mushroom Forest Batik in Sequoia Red, and they are as beautiful as they are functional. I have baggies from a couple generations and these are just as great as my 5+ year old pair. The pockets are deep, the material is great, and there are all sorts of nice little features that make these a cut above (like th... Read Moree little loop in the pocket to attach a key onto). Can't wait to wear these for 5+ years as well!

September 17, 2022

Like them a lot!

I am using as swim trunks. Will be curious to see if they can hold up to the chlorine in my YMCA pool. The chlorine killed my Patagonia board shorts. Hoping for better from baggies.

September 16, 2022

A great pair of shorts.

A great pair of shorts. Choice colours was sparse, but it was the end of season. I really appreciated your in person staffs at both stores especially Columbus Avenue. Greene St. was also very helpful. I had to settle on the colour grey because your old colour palette (20 years ago) was no longer available. Bright colors would have been nice.

September 16, 2022

very comfortable

second time I have bought these shorts they are great.

September 16, 2022

Best Tennis Shorts!

I have five pair of these shorts, they are great. My oldest pair are about 5-6 years old, the pockets have worn thru but the shorts still work. These are the best tennis / bike shorts I have ever had, they are light, cool and the pockets hold three tennis balls easily. They are tough, I have had a few unplanned dismounts from my bike and the shorts... Read More always survive! Love em, please keep making them!

September 15, 2022

Baggies true to the old

Baggies true to the old style of long ago.

September 15, 2022

Great shorts, there is always room for improvement.

Progress not perfection. These short could use a small zipper pocket for maybe a credit card, a few coins, a dollar or two. Definitely something a bit more secure than one snap in the back or a simple key loop. Love Patagonia though keep up the good work. Earth First!

September 15, 2022

Super Comfy

Super Comfy with Support while surfing. They run about 1-2 sizes bigger than normal. I now have 3 pair if that means anything :) just plan on sizing down a bit. I'm 5'11" and 175lbs and wear a small.

September 12, 2022

Very comfortable

Great fit. Fantastic colors and unique patterns.

September 11, 2022

Buy in every color

Never disappointed in baggies

September 11, 2022

been wearing baggies for many

been wearing baggies for many years the only thing i find wrong with them is the last few years the elastic band around the waist to me is not good quality have baggies that are over 13 years old that you do not need the drawstring JR

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2022

Hi JR, we're sorry to hear about your experience with our Baggies. If you find the issue too bothersome, please feel free begin a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

September 10, 2022

Classic Comfort and Simple Style

I bought these for my son! Baggies were my first river short back in the 80's, and now he is living the tradition! Functional, loose fitting, comfortable, and stylish, they do it all; go anywhere you want, they fit in any environment!

September 10, 2022

Good old new baggies!

I have been loving baggie shorts since I was a River guide back in the last century. These are even better than in days of yore! With the dwr treatment they stay light and dry quick.

September 8, 2022

Almost great

Love the shorts- the style- the material- however- even with the liner- I get some chafing between the legs- mostly due to how low the crotch seam is- its part of the baggies look but if the material was a bit higher (like the strider pros) I think they would be perfect. It could also just be me- but thats all I would fix. Love the deep pockets- an... Read Mored they are burley and should last a long time.

September 7, 2022

Take my money

I am 5 ft. 4 in. 120lb. - very active and skinny. My waist size is 28. Its extremely difficult to find shorts of high quality, cool color, and great fit - these check all the boxes. I have bought a pair of 16 in. Boardshorts in XS and the fit is similar. I love these shorts and will be wearing them into the ground.

September 7, 2022

I use also for swimming

I use also for swimming Love the color

September 7, 2022

Solid Daily Shorts

Honestly took me a bit to get used to these. They feel less flexible than other athletic shorts, but in a good way. The crotch is kind of low, so I roll the waist a couple times which also helps the length. The pockets are attached inside, so my phone and wallet don't swing around while hiking/walking. I didn't like the liner but it was e... Read Moreasy to cut out. Since moving south, they've gotten damp more often but they dry quickly without looking like swim trunks. Price-wise, it's a slight investment but definitely worth it.

September 7, 2022

A true pal . . .

Had this style of shorts for about 35 years, wearing 'em and wearing 'em out after up to 20 years of use. Can't say enough about the durability and comfort of these shorts. Like I say, 'A true pal.'

September 7, 2022

Design Flaw

Great shorts in general, but with a dumb design flaw. The pockets are too deep. The result is anything substantial in them-a wallet or a phone-annoyingly bounces off your knees rather than resting on your thigh. Very silly, but easily fixed. Shorten the shorts or the pockets please.

September 6, 2022

Bomb proof shorts - my go to wardrobe.

Baggies are now as much a part of my life as my toothbrush, pillow and reflection in the mirror. They are my "go to" wardrobe item in Summer whether in the humid South or dry Rockies. I have pairs of Baggies 5" and 7" that I've have for 10+ years. Still going strong. In fact, I'm kind of looking forward to sending them... Read More back at some point for a repair. I want these things with me when I pass many, many years from now. In my entire wardrobe, these have the best chance of fulfilling that wish.

September 6, 2022

My go to summer shorts

Always my post shower slip-ons...light, super comfortable...Orcas Island cool...

September 6, 2022

Great Produce - Great Value

I use the shorts for swimming and they work great.

September 6, 2022

Super comfortable

I wore them three days straight over a holiday weekend: Hiking, lounging, swimming, napping, waterskiing, more napping. I did not wear them jogging as they are Baggies, but they were the perfect thing to wear as I recovered from poison ivy.

September 6, 2022

Go to

I have been wearing baggies since I dont know when. Weather permitting I wear every day. Older pairs I use for bed wear I kinda like(need) my baggies

September 6, 2022

Best all-purpose shorts around!

Baggies are the best! They're light enough and quick drying, perfect for hikes, swimming, and running, and they pull excellent double duty for casual wear on a hot summer day: walking the dog, running to the grocery store, or even just lounging around the house.

September 5, 2022

Great Fit Great Style

Nice style and a great casual fit and look. The best for beach wear or running to the store. Comfortable for any occasion, perfect length. Shorts don't need to go all the way to your knees!

September 5, 2022

Very Comfortable, perfect length

For me the 5-7" inseam is perfect. These a great shorts that can be used for hiking, swimming, or any other warm weather activity. Great product Patagonia!

September 2, 2022

Yep, evolving...

Long time user for life and work. Family members all have 6 or more pairs each. Running ladies size small for my running daughter up to men's large for my eldest son with every size in between found in collection, all because of the cut, fit, quality and dependability. With that said, same qualities of above buuuut there is a definite change i... Read Moren the cut of this evolution of our baggies. Sizes are slightly larger feeling but I found it to be more of a roomier cut of shorts while maintaining the length/waist sizes. Same qualities as ever, just an evolution rather than a revolution. Note: family does prefer earth toned and base colors more so than pastels or prints but still LOVE THIS PRODUCT,....thanks Patagonia.

Response from Patagonia
September 8, 2022

Thank you for submitting this review, Marty. We're proud to be part of your family tradition, and we hope to continue to serve your family for years to come!

September 1, 2022

A very BIG Classic

Yo... they run Large! I mean "baggy." I'm loving the fun colors and prints this year - totally rad. But, for real, they're Large!

Response from Patagonia
September 8, 2022

Our classic Baggies are definitely a "relaxed" fit design. If you like the idea of the shorts, but prefer a slightly less generous cut, we recommend our [Baggies Lights or Hydropeak Volley Shorts]( Thanks for the review Shane!

August 31, 2022

2021 over 2022

Love the pairs I own from previous seasons. It seems they added an extra inch of rise to the 2022 pairs. Okay, but older pairs are perfect

Response from Patagonia
September 8, 2022

Hi Stephen! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the change in rise. That said, we truly appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team.

August 31, 2022

Great but floppy with full pockets

Great shorts, the amount of leg room in them is exactly as its name suggests. However when you are hiking with a phone in your pocket they tend to flop about and pull down even with the drawstring pulled tight. I typically cut the nets out and have even sewn in compression shorts. I would love a factory model with compression shorts and a phone sle... Read Moreeve for much less floppy experience. (similar to a lot of lifting gym shorts)

August 29, 2022

5" Baggies

I'd love the rear pocket to be on the left side. That's where I carry my wallet and it's much more comfortable on that side. Most guys use the left rear pocket just like most guys part their hair on the left.

August 25, 2022

You changed the baggies

I have been wearing these shorts for 40 years and I love them. I recently bought three XL pairs: they are too big and the waist band is not as stretchy - - a bad combination, so they fall down. To confirm, I compared the size and stretch of the new shorts to my previous purchase. When I called customer support they told me that this is a new, diffe... Read Morerent model. So sad.

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2022

Hello Jeff, thank you so much for your review and we are very sorry about the changes to the style. Please know you are always welcome to [return]( a product at any time if it does not perform they way you'd like.

August 24, 2022

Great shorts - not breathable

First, I love the style. They "look" great. However, I just don't enjoy wearing them. Mostly, it's because the fabric simply doesn't breathe or flex at all. I also prefer my swim trunks to not have a liner (easy enough to remove). I bought these with the intention of having them as casual shorts for summer. Because of the... Read More lack of breathability, I can't wear them unless I'm actively in the water. I bought 3 pairs and wish I would have bought Hydropeak Volley Shorts - 16" instead (have 1 pair and enjoy them so much more)

Response from Patagonia
August 29, 2022

We're sorry to hear that our classic Baggies have been a disappointment. It sounds like you'll prefer our swim trunks (without liners) for swimming, and the Hydropeak Volley or [Baggies Lights]( for a stretchy fabric. We'll reach out to you by email to discuss any possible solutions.

August 23, 2022

Comfort for all activities

I have 10 pairs of the Patagonia baggy 5" shorts. They are expensive but very comfortable. I just wish they had more colors and patterns.

August 23, 2022

Best Shorts

I have been wearing these shorts since they were first introduced. The latest version made from NetPlus are a big improvement. I have many pairs. they are versatile and super comfortable . Easy to take care of. They are my favorites.

August 22, 2022

Best shorts you can buy

Ive hiked, biked, climbed, skied, worked, slept, camped/ pretty much everything in these shorts. Had them for 2 years and still look new. Toughest shorts ever!

August 19, 2022

Love Em

One of my all time favorite do anything shorts. Great quality and DEEP pockets

August 17, 2022

Color Me Disappointed

Typically good Patagonia-quality short. Typically bad Patagonia color. The Sedge green looks like a darker olive-ish color online, but arrives in some kind of retro-Miami Vice pastel green. Stick to the basics, por favor.

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2022

We're sorry to hear about your disappointment in our Men's Baggies. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback, Jack.

August 12, 2022

Great shorts but I hate the pockets

These are awesome shorts. I looked and tried so many different shorts. Columbia: too thin, Roark: horrible polyester, LL Bean: cotton, and so many others. These, I love the material. I was looking for something made from durable fabric that won't snag on every little spur, thorn or on rough surface. I hate all the current flowly, silky polyest... Read Moreer on the market right now. These are thick and durable nylon. I have a belly and maybe a shorter torso so with the waistband at my hip the crotch is a little low. I have fold over the waist band once and it fits perfect. My one big qualm are the pockets. Not sure why they are designed the way they are but I HATE the side pockets. So much so that I avoid wearing them. The pocket entry is nearly, if not completely vertical so you need to be a contortionist to get ur hand in. Why are the designed like that? Also, while I appreciate deep pockets, these are TOO deep. They go all they way down to the bottom of the leg opening. So the deepness combined w the vertical opening make it extremely uncomfortable to reach in and get anything out. If Patagonia made the pocket opening slightly angled this would be a winner in my book.

Response from Patagonia
August 16, 2022

We're sorry to hear about this pocket issue you are facing with our Men's Baggies! Your satisfaction is guaranteed with us and we welcome you to return the Baggies if you are not satisfied with them. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your helpful feedback.

August 10, 2022

The best shorts ever.

Best shorts for hiking, camping, water sports, and casual wear.

August 8, 2022

Runs large

Love the new materials, recycled fishing nets, awesome! Please note the sizing is much bigger than prior years. If you like the size of baggies prior, you may want to size down by one. Other than that, I live in my baggies!

August 5, 2022

Perfect shorts

I dont even see what you can change about these shorts to improve them its already the perfect pair

August 5, 2022

Great fitting shorts. Comfortable and

Great fitting shorts. Comfortable and I wear them for all activities. They are my favorite shorts.

August 3, 2022

Solid shorts!

Part of what I love about these shorts is how simple they are as well as how they are so environmentally friendly. Elastic waist with drawstring is solid. Material could be more lightweight and breathable but feels absolutely indestructable and I know these will last a long time and serve me well. Rear pocket with button is solid. My least favo... Read Morerite part about these shorts by far would be the gigantic two side pockets. They are way too big and they are a nuisance because anything phone-sized or smaller falls all the way down and is tricky to get out. If these shorts had pockets that were a bit smaller they would be an 11/10!

Response from Patagonia
August 9, 2022

For a lighter fabric, you might prefer our [Baggies Lights or Hydropeak Volley Short]( We appreciate your detailed feedback, Jack!

August 2, 2022

Great shorts

Not quite baggy on me, but fit is okay. The pockets are sewn to the shorts and are very deep, which is great except if you sit down. I frequently have my car key fall out of the pocket. Otherwise these are fantastic shorts. I'll probably get at least one more pair.

July 28, 2022

Super Shorts

they're not really for surfing . i use them for ocean swimming. perfect fit. i've bought 6 pair over the last 5 years. i wouldn't wear any other brand even if they were given to me for free. i used to buy my patagonia stuff in nyc at 80th street , the patagonia store. now it's too difficult to get into the city so your website i... Read Mores great.

July 28, 2022

True to size

The netting inside is comfortable enough to wear boxers with.

July 27, 2022

Iconic becomes legendary

Loved these short already, but knowing they're now made with recycled plastic makes them that much better. They can be worn in a variety of situations, dry fast, and look new after years of wear. Highly recommended.

July 27, 2022

Bring back the old liner

Just bought pair of 5in love the fit compared to my old 7 in pairs. But the liner seam in my newest pair is much more abrasive and not as comfortable as my old pairs. Still great shorts, but just like most of Patagonias stuff it isnt made as well as it used to be.

July 24, 2022

Shorts for a dive trip

Needed shorts/swim wear for an upcoming dive trip. These are great and will work well. Something meta about wearing recycled fishing net shorts for a reef restoration project. Don't over think this, buy all the colors! :). Size info - older dude, 5'7, 160, bought a medium - works great.

July 23, 2022

Very Comfortable but huge

Bought the baggies on a recommendation, super comfortable and good feeling quality. They do run large imo and flare out towards the bottom so if that's a deal breaker might want to look for a different short. Will most likely buy a 2nd pair eventually down the road. As a heads up I got the sedge green and they come in a lighter shade than the ... Read Moreimage will lead you to believe.

July 22, 2022

I like the look but dislike the pockets

I bought the baggies because I wanted to try them out to see what the hype was. When I got them, I found out they have a liner in them. I'm not a huge fan of the liner but they can be removed with a little creativity. My biggest gripe with them is the pockets! They are too deep and anything in them will start to bash my knees every time I take... Read More a step. It would be great had the pockets be like a normal shorts.

July 22, 2022

Very comfortable

The best shorts! very good quality, and you can get them in a wide selection of colors. I would love for them to make them in khaki!

July 20, 2022

Waistband Improvement

I do not remember how long I have been wearing Baggies (25+ years?), but occasionally I have to replace them. The last time (5 -7 years ago) I was not happy with the fabric (stretched out), fit (too big) or durability (waist band lost stretch). I still have a pair from 10- 12 years ago that were significantly better (still hold shape/fit/did not lo... Read Morese stretch). The pairs I just received are even better than the pair from a decade ago. I really like the recycled fabric. It seems more durable than past fabrics. One recommendation: the elastic waistband is more narrow than past editions(maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch). I suggest increasing the width of the waistband by 1/2 an inch or so; I thin kit would make the fit better.

July 19, 2022

I love the color, the

I love the color, the fit is perfect.

July 18, 2022


These are a must for my closet. Perfect for the lake, beach, pool, or laying around the house.

July 17, 2022

Great, but pockets could use some give

I love these shorts and have six or seven pairs, bit they always fail in the pocket area when stretched too far, and then the pocket is open and your things fall out the leg hole. A zig-zag stitch instead of a straight stitch might remedy this, or a pocket that is self contained independently of the exterior shell.

Response from Patagonia
July 20, 2022

Hi Aaron, thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you find the fit to be too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

July 17, 2022

Medium thats actually a medium

Substantial material and perfect medium fit. Bought a second color.

July 17, 2022

Great shorts

I've been wearing baggies for 15 years with no issues with the evolution over time. I did just catch myself out though, as I just bought the 5" in Dark Ash thinking they would be same color as the 7" ones purchased last year. Oh wait, those were Ash Tan. My mistake, and I'm keeping the shorts - they'll get worn. However, re... Read Morecommend you offer Baggies in a medium tan going forward. It's kind of like navy blue or black - you can't go wrong offering a few baseline colors with what are go-to multi-use shorts.

July 16, 2022

Very convenient but runs large

Bought these versatile shorts for both my (5'6") husband and (5'10") 17yo son, got the sizes according to the size chart but they were HUGE, like laughably so. Sized down for both and they are perfect -- still a little baggy without looking one bit clownish. YMMV but now I know. Both men are living in them.

July 16, 2022

Initial Shrinkage

These shorts are comfortable and fit well. Upon first receiving them they were significantly bigger and baggier than other Patagonia models of the same size. But after washing and drying them on low heat for one cycle, they shrunk to the proper dimensions for their size. In addition to the short cut being baggy, the liner is baggy too, which is not... Read More what you would expect of a liner, but it is just tight enough to serve the purpose of a liner and keep everything together. The liner is also flat against the body, so it is comfortable to wear all day long (no digging/itching). Would recommend these shorts to someone looking for casual shorts to wear in a hot/summer environment.

July 14, 2022

Great cat fish

The shorts are amazing, my only issue is the color its a lot brighter in person but I really dont mind its honestly a steamed cabbage green not a green sage like the photo shows or a darker green how you see it it looks like forest green tbh but it isnt

Response from Patagonia
July 18, 2022

Hi Goose, we're sorry to hear that the color didn't come through correctly from our website. If you find this too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at any time.

July 13, 2022

I am unhappy with the

I am unhappy with the shorts because the inner lining is very loose and serves no purpose--as opposed to other shorts and bathing suits I have. So I've stopped wearing the shorts because they're just not comfortable

July 13, 2022

Great shorts, but

Shorts are made with great fabric and feel right when its scorching hot. Liner is also 5/5 solid for what its meant to do. Popped the top stitch on the pockets in both pairs I bought pretty quickly, odd considering the pocket design. The pockets are angled as such that it requires you to put your whole hand in it to retrieve items; or push them out... Read More through the bottom of the hem. So far a minor gripe as it hasnt had a domino effect yet on the other stitches. I do like the pocket design regardless of my sniveling about the narrowness, with the depth its easy to keep things in place while running. Sumac Red is 100% coral pink, big big color difference with whats shown online and whats delivered. Overall these shorts are pretty true to the brand and are very livable for multi day use. Watch out for the pockets If your glove size is XL, and the colors too.

July 12, 2022

Elastic waistband is a little

Elastic waistband is a little thin seems like it would be more comfortable if it was wider. Liked the fit and quality of the fabric.

July 11, 2022

Excellent wear

Good shorts wear them for everything during warm months , litterally everything they are my go to.

July 10, 2022

Just right for me, as

Just right for me, as in the 20 other pairs of baggies lights I have bought over the years.

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