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Men's Baggies™ Shorts - 5" Reviews

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Ms Baggies™ Shorts - 5

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November 26, 2023

Elastic waist gone after 1 year

Been using these shorts for more than three decades. I note that my recent purchases have a lower quality elastic that wears out very soon. On can still use the drawstring, but this is a flaw that can be corrected. Wasn’t always the case. Used to be the fabric would wear out first, after many years of use, while the elastic was still good.

Response from Patagonia
November 29, 2023

Hi Thomas, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Baggies Shorts. We're very sorry to hear that the elastic didn't last as long as previous seasons have. Quality issues like this fall under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll reach out to you privately to help further with a [warranty return](

November 4, 2023

terrific do everything shorts

6'2 200 lbs. 34/35 waist . the large fits great.

October 30, 2023

what's not to like?

The baggie shorts are iconic, doesn't everyone have a pair or two or three? They should. They needed one more "I use this product for...." box. Swimming and lounging in the hot springs. It seems that they've made the elastic a bit better over the years. They certainly last longer. Like 'em.... a lot.

October 28, 2023

Three pair!

Great product! Removed the liners from two pair to wear as shorts and use the third pair as gym shorts.

October 26, 2023

awesome shorts

great shorts to do anything in

October 23, 2023

Women shouldn't have to buy Men's clothes to get Function-ie Decent Pockets

I now own 3 pairs of Men's Baggies Shorts. Oldest (early1990s), Medium, totally stretched out and now only worn over swimsuit when Snorkeling/SCUBA Diving in warm water. 2nd pair is size Large (Sp 01), my on land shorts, not at all stretched out, and since losing 20#, fit too loosely. I ordered Medium for the new pair, but was dismayed to find... Read More that they are the same size in Waist/Hip as my old Large. Tried the Small, but it's too small in the Hips. I kept the Mediums, but they are really too big, which is why I was ordering new smaller shorts in the first place. I don't get Women's because the Women's Baggies have shallow side pockets and no back snap pocket, and as such are not as functional. The back pocket is key as it secures any waterproof item when underwater, and side pockets that allow the contents to fall out every time you sit/squat are totally worthless. Please make clothes that accommodate a women's body but are ALSO just as FUNCTIONAL as the MEN'S. It seems very sad that at Patagonia of all places, I can't have both. I'm almost 68 yrs old, 5'6" and 125#, if that matters.

September 19, 2023

Could be lower-rise

I have to hike them up to get the crotch at the appropriate height. Then I need to roll the waist over a couple of times, so that the waist isn't at the bottom of my rib cage. I think they'd be ideal if the waist were about 2" lower. I like the deep front pocket and the back pocket. Rolling the waist, though, makes it difficult to ac... Read Morecess the pockets.

September 15, 2023

Tricky Back Pocket Colors

Absolutely love these shorts for all around use and they pack small for travel. Note: Be careful on the colors you order. Most are one color but I've ordered two 5" shorts where the pictures had a default navy color on the model but then shorts arrived with a totally different pocket color. (ie. red shorts had blue back pocket?)

September 15, 2023

Great Shorts

Great Shorts overall, fit well and work with everyday wear while also being available as a bathing suit for quick swims.

September 14, 2023

Not ready for the adventure

I bought these to replace a pair that I have worn regularly for water centric adventuring for 8 years (Gi III). They were not a very good replacement. Something about the waistband design causes the shorts to roll down with hardly anything in the pockets. The pockets use the front of the shorts as their front side, so the seam that makes the bottom... Read Mores of the pockets (which is visible on the front of the shorts and also susceptible to wear, probably one cause of the failure) only needs to fail at one little lockstitch for the whole pocket to come apart, which it will. In my case one pocket failed in two weeks, the other in 2 months. In the single season I had the shorts the fabric was bulletproof, seeing plenty of possible snags in coral and cliffs on less than ideal water approaches. If you don't care about pockets, these could be perfect, if you always end up with trash or snacks or shells or rocks in your pockets, you might want to look elsewhere. I have had ok luck with the everyday short and loved the Gi III's. The belt waist on both of these is more comfortable for me, and the pockets stand up to much more abuse.

September 12, 2023

Still great after all these years!

I have worn the 5" Baggies for years, probably six or seven pairs that have each lasted forever. These are still great! I love the mesh liner and the true fit. Still happy!!

September 11, 2023

Great product

Great product

September 10, 2023

Favorite swim suit

Quick drying comfortable suit

September 10, 2023

Who needs a liner?

It's taken me a long time to enjoy baggies. Every time I've tried them on, the mesh liner has always turned me off to them. When I mentioned this to the salesperson they shared that everyone on the staff just cuts them out. It seems like a universal thing among the staff. And I've got to admit that taking a pair of scissors to my bra... Read Morend-new shorts felt weird, but removing the liner made a massive difference! Here's my question, How many people are removing the liners from their baggies?

Response from Patagonia
September 16, 2023

Thank you so much for your review! We are stoked to hear that you were able to find a solution to your shorts and that you are enjoying them fully. Please note, although many individuals do cut out the liner, this does void our warranty on the shorts.

September 9, 2023

Great all round shorts

Website easy to use. Shorts arrived in good condition and great quality. Would order them again.

September 8, 2023


Big pockets, short inseam, room for your thighs, premium materials. No need to read reviews, these continue to be FANTASTIC.

September 7, 2023

The perfect short dosen't exi....

Yes it does and it's the Patagonia Baggies 5in. Plain and Simple!

September 6, 2023

Love the material and short cut

I love the colors, materials and the short cut. Totally not into the long baggy shorts. These are perfect!

September 6, 2023

Super comfy shorts

I love these shorts, and wear them for a food party of the summer! Great for a swim too.

September 5, 2023

Perfect casual round the house shorts

I have three pairs of these and they have become my absolute go to for a casual short around the house. Pretty much the first thing I put on Sunday or Saturday morning when I begin my house/yard work. Great for jumping in the pool to cool off and then they dry quickly. Will always have two or three pairs in my collection.

September 5, 2023

My grandson (and his mother!)

My grandson (and his mother!) love the pants. They're beautifully made and fit perfectly.

September 5, 2023

Great Shorts

I wear them in the summer heat and love that I don't have to worry about getting them wet when the opportunity to cool off presents itself (pool, river, lake). I wear a 38 on my pants, XL on my athletic shorts, am 6'2-240lbs and found the XL size to be a good fit so long as the drawstring is tied. Without the drawstring, XL would be too l... Read Moreoose at the waist.

September 5, 2023

Baggies are the Best!!

If I had to guess, I’ve been purchasing baggies for the last 37 years 😱 and they never fail to disappoint. But this pair?? Super nice; especially the color… plum red…. So many compliments to you, Patagonia, for such a great choice in fabric.

September 5, 2023

All the time

These shorts are my go to. Because of the comfort, fit and durability I have over 30 pairs. I can and do wear for bed, swimming, running. Causal wear, biking(over bike padding) Newer pairs for good and faded for relaxing

September 5, 2023

Functional, breathable and comfortable

Love how they fit and function..

September 4, 2023

Got the Obsidian Plum. Excellent

Got the Obsidian Plum. Excellent fit and awesome color. Not see through and dark enough to go with different color shirts

September 4, 2023

Like the 5" inseam

I bought these shorts to work out in and realized I could also wear to the beach. will be wearing in the summer to the beach. Great fit. Would buy another

September 3, 2023

They are great I have 3 pairs but these are just a bit baggier but I love the color

I’d buy more. Kinda wish just a little tighter

September 3, 2023


I found the Baggies shorts to be very comfortable for working out. Good colors too, with helpful netting.

September 3, 2023

They feel like a poofy

They feel like a poofy swim suit.

Response from Patagonia
September 6, 2023

Hi Alexander, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Baggies Shorts. If the Baggies aren't exactly your style, please feel free to begin a [return]( at your earliest convenience.

September 3, 2023

Ok if you like really, really baggy shorts

I'll only wear these (size large) around the house as they are overly baggy which I don't particularly like. I also bought a medium size awhile back and although they are ok in the waist, they are too tight otherwise. Maybe at some point I will either get smaller and wear the medium or, I'll balloon and then like the large.

Response from Patagonia
September 6, 2023

Hey Dennis, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the fit of these shorts isn't working for you. Our Baggies do have a relaxed fit, so they're intentionally designed to be loose on the body. If you're interested in our regular and slim fit short options [click here](

September 3, 2023

Great shorts

Great shorts

September 2, 2023

classic perfection

classic perfection

September 1, 2023

Awesome for packrafting, short hikes, and casual wear

They are the same great baggies, with a new and improved lining mesh. They definitely are 'baggy', but that's part of what makes them great. I love these for packrafting, short hikes, and casual wear. They dry super fast so I always bring these when there are alpine lakes and streams to jump in and swim on excursions. The baggies fro... Read Morem 5+ years ago would always chafe me, but these ones are softer and no chafe! For me, the liner still isn't a suitable material for running or really long hikes, it would definitely chafe me (might just be a me thing).

September 1, 2023

Great shorts!

Good colors, relaxing fit and great quality! Speaking to the 5”. The 7” fit was a bit different.

August 31, 2023

5” Baggies in Plum

This is my second pair of baggies and I continue to love the versatility of them. This second pair is much softer than my first which I bought 2 years ago. Highly recommend.

August 30, 2023

Really Good Shorts Overall

I am 6'0 feet tall and I got a size small, definitely glad I went with the small as they run a bit on the bigger size, overall best shorts I've worn in a while. 5 inch inseam is perfect. Would definitely buy again and will be recommending them for others as well. A+ from me.

August 30, 2023

Great Shorts!

bought one pair of the 5" baggie shorts and fell in love. ordered 3 more pairs.

August 30, 2023

Great gift!

Bought two pair of these baggies for my college-age son, to add to his collection. “Back in the day” I wore baggies everywhere. I kayaked in them, hiked in them and wore them around town. They are that kind of clothing. Now, I’m older and “paunchier,” and wear looser clothing, but for my young son, these are shorts to live in. Great feel, great sel... Read Moreection of colors, and, for most men, great fit.

August 30, 2023

BIG pockets

The pockets scale to the bottom of the shorts. My sister said they look like dad shorts but I don't care, I have so much pocket space.

August 29, 2023


I use these for swimming, going to the gym, around town, when I first get up in the morning, sometimes for running. Amazingly versatile, and great color too

August 29, 2023


Outstanding product. Bought one pair. Liked them so much, bought three more.

August 28, 2023

Great Shorts

My son loves the baggies shorts (he's 6'1" and 160 pounds, and the mediums fit perfectly). I just wish they were less expensive.

August 28, 2023

Really comfortable

Nice relaxed fit. Perfect for hot humid days. Very comfortable and lets the air in all the right places. Love the internal support. Will buy more.

August 27, 2023

The Perfect, All-Around Shorts

Listen, the baggies have been around for a long time. With that said, the baggies are the quintessential shorts you need, plain and simple. They can get wet easily, taken on a trail run, even doing some hard manual labor. These are the shorts that my children will be wearing, and I am proud to say that! Keep doing your thing, Patagonia!

August 26, 2023

The best!

Old school and they never go out of style. Love my Baggies!

August 25, 2023

Very Very Baggy

I understand they're called baggies but honestly, these are way too loose fitting around the thigh. I have normal size quads at 6' 180lbs but my legs look like toothpicks in these. Super comfortable but if you're looking for a closer fit around your thighs, don't get these

August 25, 2023

Uncomfortable tag placement

The shorts are a great fit and I love the deep pockets. But the long tag on the side / crotch area is poorly placed. Remains uncomfortable after tearing along the designated line.

August 25, 2023



August 24, 2023

Greatest shorts ever - except for one small detail

These shorts are the best. They last forever and fit well. I hate the mesh liner so I cut them out, it would be cool if they offered these with optional mesh lining, perhaps for a small discount. One small detail I wish they would change: I appreciate the elastic key loop in the right pocket, but I carry my keys in the left pocket. Please give us a... Read More key loop in both pockets! That way you can just remove the one you dont use.

August 24, 2023

Perfect everything shorts

I absolutely love these shorts. Comfortable and versatile. I have 2 pairs and need more!

August 24, 2023

Been wearing Baggies, both short

Been wearing Baggies, both short and long, for 45 years. Bought two new pairs because I could no longer be seen in public in my old ones, according to my wife and daughter. By the way, my daughter wears Baggies I bought in 1987! These new ones will last the rest of my life.

August 23, 2023

Baggies Rock

I have bought these for over 30 years and I love them!

August 23, 2023

The Best

I've used these shorts for many years. They are durable, very comfortable, and work well for flyfishing, gym workouts, pickleball, and water sports. I have baggies that are still in use after 10 years.

August 23, 2023

Excellent shorts - comfortable and

Excellent shorts - comfortable and functional

August 23, 2023

Exceptional Quality and Fit

The Baggies line of Patagonia shorts is the best. They never fail to last forever, provide protection, comfort and great colors. Love them.

August 23, 2023

Great all around shorts

I have a pair of baggies from 15+ years ago and I couldnt stand the liner so I cut it out. This old pair is also a size or two too big so while at REI the yellow pair caught my eye. Tried them on in the 5 inch inseam and really liked the fit sized down one. Lining so far is better than my old pair so Im trying it. I think the only thing that can be... Read More improved on is the drawstring, I think a thicker material would tie up better when you need that.

August 23, 2023

Good overall use.

Good overall use.

August 23, 2023

Amazinf fit

Amazing fit for a bunch of different activities

August 23, 2023

Late to the Glory that is the Baggie

Since the 1980s I have been a Stand Up kinda guy with a pair or three in continuous rotation from April to October in Vermont. Three years ago I had a swim suit emergency and the local outfitter did not stock trunks but did have Baggies. So I grabbed 'em and became an instant disciple. The most recent purchase got sent back for being a half i... Read Morench larger at the waist than the same size pair in my closet. The second pair fits as expected, but I've had this come up in the past with Patagonia waistlines. Stand Ups and hemp Work Wear pants are particularly variable, but the quality can't be beat so I'm willing to jump through a few hoops to get the sizing sorted.

August 22, 2023


Exactly what I was looking for. Love the outer fabric, it feels comfortable yet durable.

August 22, 2023

Best Shorts Ever

I have worn baggies for the last 10 years. Not only are they the most incredibly made products, but they are also the best colors, and shorts that I can wear grabbing coffee, doing yard work, fishing, playing pickleball, swimming, surfing, whatever it is I want to do. I love these shorts, they are true to size, they let my legs breathe and get tan ... Read More-- I will forever wear baggies as my go-to shorts until the day I can't walk anymore.

August 22, 2023

Comfortable, for sure...

I buy Patagonia stuff because Patagonia, as a company, has its “head” in exactly the right (i.e. ethical) place.

August 22, 2023

Perfect for climbing, durable and

Perfect for climbing, durable and flexible.

August 22, 2023

Seem bigger than before

Bought 2 pairs of mens baggies 3 years ago in size Small. Simply put, I loved them. Recently purchased another pair in Plume Grey in the same size. They seem to be much longer, more billowy, and for lack of a better word, baggier than my older pairs. Also, the plume grey color is much more greenish/blue than it appears in the online photos. Thankf... Read Moreully they made it super simple to swap the smalls for extra smalls. Would still recommend but maybe size down

August 20, 2023

Gimme Baggies

I have worn countless number of Baggies throughout my life and continue to come back for more. Hard to imagine my new pairs are even better than the last. But, the softer material is a pleasure, the pastel colors a joy, and the in-pocket loop for securing small valuables (like keys) an added bonus that helps to keep my mind focused downriver when r... Read Moreafting the Middle Fork.

August 15, 2023

Go to swim trunks

I wear baggies for anytime I think i'll be wet. Could be hanging at the pool, swimming in the lake, paddleboarding, rafting, etc. Super comfy, not too long in the leg so they don't grab my thigh. Only issue is the mesh insert isn't very comfortable until you've worn it in a bunch. Wish Patagonia would find a better cloth to make... Read More the insert. Otherwise i think these are perfect.

August 14, 2023

Best short ever made - probable...

i have been wearing Baggies since the early 80's... over time the fit has been revised for sure, however i feel that Patagonia has remained true to the fit of this short thru time... I love these for the versatility. they work for anything from swimming/surfing to hiking, climbing, running... color selection is great and they always look great... Read More.

August 12, 2023

Perfect general use shorts

I was given these as a gift and have been blown away by how great they are. The fit and fabric are comfortable enough to wear all day while also being stiff enough that they do not look too casual. They work great on a hike and handle water very well, but are only so so for climbing as the material is great but they do not have the best flexibility... Read More for high foot placements. The real secret sauce is the pockets. At first I found the shape and depth a little strange but I quickly realized how nice it was the have shorts than can comfortably carry as much as cargo shorts without looking like cargo shorts, that are easy to rest my hands in, and where nothing ever slips out when I sit down. 10/10 shorts with 10/10 pockets.

August 12, 2023

Nicely made

Durable material, they aren't super thin or thick. Could easily swim with them. I did however cut out the built in underwear situation. Super funky print too. Definitely gonna start buying shorts here more often

August 11, 2023

Fit/Cut Has Changed

I bought my first pair of Baggies in 2007 (and another in 2008) and they're still going strong. I have worn the heck out of those shorts and the elastic is as good or better than any other pair of shorts (other than Baggies) I have bought new within the last year. I decided it was time to grab a new pair of Baggies after 14+ years of wear. My ... Read Morefirst thought was that the new Baggies (Size Medium) were huge. I measured them against my old pairs and the waist was almost an inch longer (laid flat on my bed and measure across the waist) and the outseam was easily 1/2 inch or longer. The inseam feels much more like a pair of 7 inch inseam shorts, like a pair of Stand Ups. I thought this was a potential one-off pair and reached out to Patagonia. I spoke with two reps and both of them gave me great information, each something a little different. One mentioned that the cut of the short has not changed, so the sizing should be the same, and the other admitted that it is more than probable that they have changed since I bought my last pair - totally reasonable. So I went ahead and sent them back, thinking they were abnormally big. I went to a local store and tried on a pair of Smalls and they were hardly Baggies - more like Slimmies. So Medium was the right fit for me, and I used the credit from the return of the first shorts to grab a new pair. Unfortunately, the new pair is just as big, perhaps even slightly bigger. I guess all great things come to an end, but the fit of these shorts now is just not the way it used to be. Such a bummer.

Response from Patagonia
August 14, 2023

Hi Brody, we're so bummed to hear that the Baggies Shorts didn't meet your expectations regarding fit. It's very possible that the sizing has slightly changed throughout the years, and we completely understand the frustration. Please be assured that our Design Team will take your feedback into consideration moving forward. In the meantime, if you find the fit too bothersome, please feel free to [return]( those at any time.

August 9, 2023

Summer Basic

The popularity of these shorts speak for themselves. This pair for me was to replace the size smaller which was a little tight on me.

August 8, 2023

Sizing Change

Laid the new 2023 design on top of my 2021 pair. Exactly 0.5 inches wider (i.e., 1 inch extra circumference). As a 32-33 inch waist, this is PERFECT for a medium. My old 2021 pair was uncomfortably tight. Keep this sizing Patagonia and don't change it!

August 6, 2023

Could be better

I purchased these shorts from Patagonia recently. The fit is really strange. The waistband does not stay up even when tied. Oh well.

Response from Patagonia
August 8, 2023

Hi Demetri, thank you for sharing your thoughts on these shorts. Please keep in mind you are always welcome to [return]( anything that doesn’t work out for you. We hope we can help you find something that will fit you better!

August 6, 2023

Perfect for the pool

I wear these on days we go to the pool or the water. Looks good enough to wear around town too. Super versatile summer shorts.

August 6, 2023

Fantastic Shorts

These are my go-to shorts for hiking in the rough terrain of the Adirondack Mountains, and they have survived everything that has been thrown at them. They are comfy, water resistant, roomy, and nearly indestructible.

August 5, 2023

Bigger than last season

I bought these in the summer 23 sale. Compared to last year, the size small is much bigger. I put the new pair up against my old ones and the new ones are 2-3 inches bigger in the waist. Overall, it is a much bigger fit. Crazy the discrepancy.

Response from Patagonia
August 8, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the difference. Our designers made some revisions in the past year, so please don't hesitate to contact our [Customer Service]( team for assistance to return them. We'll be happy to provide measurements and work with you to make sure you get the right product and size this next time around. Thanks for sending us a review, Lee!

August 3, 2023

Versatile and Fun

Great colors, comfy and easy to grab for beach or pool trip.

August 3, 2023

Best fit in years, please dont change em

Been wearing baggies in size M since 2010-2012, fit was great back then, legs had room to breathe while shorts dont look too sloppy Took a few years off from buying them since sizing got too inconsistent year after year (M got kind of small) But this year the M fits great overall! Legs have room to breathe again and for some reason seem less rest... Read Morerictive when doing squat/more active motions. Keep it up!

August 2, 2023

Unfortunate Seam

I write this review in hopes there will be a new design for the baggies at some point bc i really do like the shorts. However, the seam in the front is straight down the middle from the waist to back which makes them a bit of an awkward and revealing fit in the front for guys.

Response from Patagonia
August 4, 2023

Thanks for the review Andrew! The Baggies were recently redesigned, but we're happy to pass this feedback along to our product team. If you're interested in checking out our other short options, [click here](

July 30, 2023

Best Multi-Functional Shorts

I love these shorts. They're the best shorts for any traveler going anywhere in the summer. I always throw a pair in my bag because they look great as shorts and they also function as a great swimsuit. The pockets go all the way to the bottom of the short too so it never feels like your things will fall out. I have even worked out in them beca... Read Moreuse the material ensures they do not get stinky quickly. 10/10 recommend.

July 28, 2023

the ultimate summer do-everything shorts

this is a weird one but my dad had these, in yellow from the...80's or 90's wore them everywhere and doing everything from working out to yard yardwork. These are the perfect do everything shorts for me and the days that I wear them, are always good days. Only criticism is that the pockets are DEEP and things like cell phone/ wallet sor... Read Moret of flop around. A perfect reason to leave your cellphone behind.

Response from Patagonia
July 28, 2023

Hey Jonathan, thank you for sharing the story about your Dad! We love to hear about families passing on the Patagonia tradition! We're sorry the pockets aren't working better for your modern tech; we'll share that thought with our design team.

July 24, 2023

Many years of service

Purchased my first pair of these shorts in 1980. I still wear that pair! I just purchased two new pair for different colors. I hope to get another 40 years from the new pair. Just the right length.

July 21, 2023

Best version in several years

I've worn these shorts for 3 seasons for near 30 years. They seemed unchanged until 3 to 5 years back the quality and fit was erratic. I just bought 2 pair and the fit was good and the quality seems excellent.

July 17, 2023


Liners are terrible. Anything made with a liner is trash. It's not hard to make something without a liner. Just horrible.

Response from Patagonia
July 18, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Noah! We want to apologize for the issues you encountered with the liners on these shorts. Please know you are more than welcome to [return]( these shorts at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this liner feedback to our Product Design Team.

July 16, 2023

Lasted 33 Years!

These shorts are awesome! Nearly indestructible but after 33 years of being all over the world but mostly in the creeks of West Virginia, the seam in the back finally ripped. Getting a new pair today! See you in 2056!

July 11, 2023

Fit is kinda weird

A little bigger in the waist than I anticipated, I have to cinch the string really tight and even then they are a little looser than I thought based on the size chart. Fit nicely on the thighs though, and a perfect length. The built in undies chafe a little bit, but could be a result of the larger waist. Other than that they are nice shorts, dry qu... Read Moreickly and cool colors. Might be worth sizing down.

July 11, 2023

Great shorts. Pockets not so great.

I absolutely love these shorts. The fit and material are great. The only thing I dont like are the depths of the pockets. The pockets go all the way to the bottom of the shorts so every time I have to get my phone out, I have to go digging.

July 8, 2023

Updated liner and fit

Have two pairs of baggies from about 4 years ago in small and medium. Small for swimming and medium for everyday. Just purchased a new pair in small and appreciate the updated fit-these fit just right while the older version is nice for swimming but feel a little restrictive for everyday wear. Also new liner is a plus.

Response from Patagonia
July 11, 2023

We appreciate your detailed feedback on these Patagonia classics, Pete! The fabric and design have gone through a few small revisions over the past few years. We're glad to hear they're positive changes for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be happy to help!

June 27, 2023

Plume Grey is Blue

The plume grey pictured on the website is much darker and grey than it actually is. The actual color is more of a blue teal. Its fine I guess. Ill probably keep them just because returns are a hassle but disappointed its not as pictured

June 26, 2023

Baggy but snug and no stretch

They fit right in the waist and seem appropriately baggy, but then theres no stretch in the shorts or liner material so you cant do much in them. The built in liner seems cut too high in the crotch so they always seem snug there. Good for general wet wear or very casual wear, but not hiking. I wore them on a 4 mile walk that led to horrible thigh r... Read Moreash from the snug rubbing. Its too bad because they look good and have good color choices.

Response from Patagonia
June 28, 2023

Hi Brian! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the discomfort caused by the fit. We truly appreciate this feedback as it's how we improve things for future seasons. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

June 25, 2023

Baggies Shorts 5"

Got a great buy on this stripped version of Baggies Shorts. Very pleased with this purchase, and will use it on my travels.

June 14, 2023

Lose the dang liner!

Had to return - no way can I wear shorts with a liner for any activity that involves leg movement (unless Im trying to win a chafing contest). Why do most running shorts have to be made with a liner these days? Booo! Otherwise, durable and lightweight and well fitted. I suspect a survey of the male population would support this sentiment. Please lo... Read Morese the liners!

June 13, 2023

Great shorts (except Black color)

I currently have 5 pairs of Baggies, acquired over the past 5 years. All of them are great (5 stars), EXCEPT FOR BLACK (2.5 - 3 stars). The Black color was my 4th pair, and the material is noticeably rougher than each of the other super-soft colors. I need to wear underwear (can't utilize the liner) in the Black color because the material is s... Read Moreo rough. After receiving the Black pair, I assumed it was a change in material for the entire product line, but a recent in-store visit confirmed that only Black seems to be a different material than the other colors. I strongly recommend all other colors for short runs, swimming, strength training, and casual wear.

Response from Patagonia
June 16, 2023

Hey Brian, thanks for your review! We're sorry to hear you've had some issues with the black color of our Baggies Shorts. There was a change of fabric for the entire line a few times, due to supply chain issues. Our stores will sometimes carry product from past seasons so its possible you were still feeling the difference between seasons. Either way, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase! You can begin a return [here]( or you're welcome to return in store as well if you prefer.

June 12, 2023

nice but...

My problem with many Patagonia things is that I am between medium and large and that is the case here. Medium shorts are too tight at present while large is sort of ok but once things are in the pockets (phone, wallet) it does not stay up no matter how tight I make the tie. Frustrating and given the expense probably not worth for my needs. (This wa... Read Mores also true for the AC shirts and a number of other products)

Response from Patagonia
June 15, 2023

Hey David, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that you fall between sizes with our Baggies. We welcome you to send them back, you can check out our other options for shorts [here]( If you have any questions about fit, feel free to connect with our customer service team.

June 7, 2023

great shorts except..

so i do love these, but i can only really give them three stars because the size jump from small to medium is awkward, and the color was off from the picture. Im a consistent 31-32 and i find most smalls to fall in the 30-32 range. the small in these shorts is too small, but the medium is slightly too big. theyre really comfortable and ill keep the... Read Morem, but i do look dwarfed in the mediums. also, the salvia green looks a bit grey and muted, like a sage green, in the photos, but in person is a pastel mint green, which isnt personally my style. i also have the blue joy pattern though and they look awesome in person.

Response from Patagonia
June 9, 2023

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Sawyer. We're sorry to hear the fit may not be quite right for you. We want you to be happy with everything you get from us, and our Customer Service Team would be happy to provide specific measurements for any item so you can feel confident of the fit. In the meantime, please know you are always welcome to [return]( anything that doesn’t work out for you.

June 4, 2023

The absolute best

Ive been wearing Patagonia Baggies since the mid-1980s. During the summer they are my daily wear. Nothing else has ever come close to the comfort and wearability that Baggies offer. Ive worn them in the winter to hot springs (w/unknown folk) and pools. I wore them on raft trips down the Colorado, Payette, Salmon, Green and Clearwater Rivers. I wore... Read More them when I biked from Spokane to Glacier, to Yellowstone to McCall and back to Spokane. There is nothing I have t done in my baggies. Now in my 70s I wear them to do chores and other outdoor activities. They are the absolute best attire for fun and have to do chores. Thank you. Scott Brooks-Miller

June 2, 2023


Shorts fit true to size and they were great to wear during active wear. Buying a couple of pairs of the same color with how frequent I use them and last long

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.

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