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These shorts are comfortable. The elastic waist and stretchy material allow movement without restriction. The legs are cut narrow so they are not baggy and hanging off the thigh. The material is slightly heaver than running shorts. The stitching is exceptional. No loose threads.
Great lightweight hiking and climbing pants
I have been waiting for Patagonia to make a short like this pair and they nailed it. Breathable, comfortable, stretchy fabric with thoughtfully located zipper pockets (love the right side pocket). 10-inch length is perfect for hiking and climbing. Bought a second pair I liked them so much. Only suggested improvements would be 1) integrated belt (... Read Morelike on the Altvia Alpine Pants) for easy adjustability and 2) slightly more durable fabric in the rear and where harness leg loops sit (mine are showing pretty fast wear in the latter, although I recognize I may be using them differently and more frequently than most).
Amazing Multi-Use Shorts
These shorts are true to size not overly baggy, but loose enough to fit comfortably over my squat quads. The zippered pockets are well sized and fit the essentials for virtually everything you need for any endeavor. Just enough stretch for any activity and breathable enough for hot and humid summers.
Perfect Travel Shorts
Do my best to travel abroad once per year to relax the mind and have been on a mission to find the best possible travel shorts, almost had it with another pair of Patagonia shorts, but these take the cake. Great fit (incl's some waist band elastic for comfort), exactly right leg hight to knee, zippers in front AND in back to lock in money, roo... Read Morem key, iPhone, mask as needed, etc. (not that long ago my credit card fell out of my pocket at the start of a trip, not fun to replace while on the go), lightweight so you can take that impromptu swim. As others have said these run small, I wear a 28 or 29 in jeans, needed a 30 in these shorts. Would be nice if they came in other colors.
Comfort is king, pockets a close second
These are great warm-weather hiking or climbing shorts. While not massively fashionable, I wear them as casual too. They are very comfortable, with a light, stretchy fabric that also has a nice hand and feel. Typical Patagonia outperformance, reminds me of the stand up shorts I had in the 70s which lasted for decades and were great to the end.
Bottom line: they are expensive as heck, but totally worth it. I literally don't want to wear other shorts besides these. Having pockets that zip is great, especially in airport or travel settings. Bending over in these is a breeze as well; the elastic portions of the waistband are very useful. If you're on the fence, go ahead and get the... Read Morem. You will be happy you did.
Product runs small. Needs better
Product runs small. Needs better description from Patagonia. Not all of us are super fit like your models.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 11, 2022
We're sorry for the lack of information on our site and we appreciate your feedback. The Altvia Short is a "slim" fit design which may prompt sizing up for a looser fitting short. Otherwise, you may prefer one of our ["regular" or "relaxed" fit shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-shorts?prefn1=fit&prefv1=regular%7Crelaxed). Online exchanges for a different size or color are free of charge, but please reach out to our Customer Service team if you'd like any guidance with our size charts or for help with a return.
Runs slightly smaller than the Altvia pants
Hmmm... I don't get it. I have the Altvia pants (fit perfectly) and logically ordered the same size in the shorts, but found they are slightly smaller in both the waist and hip - enough so that I have to exchange them for the next size up. I've experienced the exact same issue w/ the Quandary pants and Quandary shorts - the pants fit perf... Read Moreectly and the shorts are smaller in the waist/hip. It's puzzling to me how this can happen b/c I'd assume they use the same pattern for pants/shorts except (obviously) the legs - since I experienced the same in two different models, seems like there's some sort of QA issue. Otherwise, they're great shorts, just like the pants!
Response from PatagoniaJune 14, 2022
Hey Keith, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. Both the pants and shorts from the Altvia line have a slim fit, so you're right, they should fit similarly. We'll be sure to mention this to our product team for investigation. Luckily, our exchange process is easy and simple, and could be started [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if you ever need it.
Comfortable and Stylish
With my recent purchase I now have three pair of these shorts which Patagonia advertises as trail shorts and I use for casual city wear. Really, everything about the shorts are perfect. Their length, quality of stitching, zippered pockets, stretch material, fit, quick dry quality, and slim looking style.I wish Patagonia would come out with a khaki ... Read Moreshade to complement the other three colors: navy blue, jet black and now blue grey.
could be better
the 10 inch inseam is too long, please make an 8 inch inseam version. other than that these are pretty solid shorts for hiking, but i wouldnt bring them on a thru hike. i think i would stick to the nine trails or strider pros because theyre lighter and have a shorter inseam. the altvia is still really light but if youre a gram weenie, they are lite... Read Morerally 1-3 ounces heavier than the other options. probably wont be a deal breaker for the day hikers and weekend warriors.
Nice shorts...an inch shorter would feel a little more on trend
Shorts are super functional, flexible and lightweight. Dry fast as well. I wish these shorts were an inch short to be a little more on trend but since they're pitched as hiking shorts I guess that didn't make sense.
The perfect pair of shorts? I think so...
Great pair of shorts in all respects, methinks. Comfy, not too tight or too baggy, not too heavy or too gossamer, just very right. Makes me want to go for a run and make out with my girlfriend at the same time. The Patagonia of trail shorts.
These shorts are amazing. They are very light and dry very quickly. But they have a dressy side as well, so you could wear them to a picnic or to the bank. Lots of pockets, although the pockets bulge if you put a lot in there. I like the 10 length on the leg. I purchased the blue and like the lighter accented zippers. If they came in dark green I w... Read Moreould get that too. Initially I balked at the price, but its worth it. For the record, Im an athletic female.
My Active Shorts
I've fallen in love. These shorts are remarkably comfortable and versatile. I feel that they are rugged enough for light-duty work, they stay relatively clean when doing dirty jobs and dry quickly when jumping in the lake to cool off. I will certainly be purchasing another pair soon. Thanks!
Extremely well made!
The attention to detail in this short is nothing shy of what you expect from Patagonia! Im 6-0 and weigh in at 205 (post COVID). They fit perfectly and the roomy legs leave room for off trail scrambling and bouldering. I was reluctant to buy my first 35 pants. With the built in elastic panel I have room to move either way, The main fabric is extrem... Read Moreely stretchy and will be perfect for hiking and warmer weather. The 5 zippered pockets (and fly) lie flat against the material and insure anything stashed stays with me. The shorts sport a very clean line and are nice enough to wear in town. Truly the best shorts Ive ever purchased. Highly recommended.
Best Hiking Short Ever
Initial foray with this product was a 10 mile hike with lots of vertical scrambles. The material is remarkably breathable with just the right amount of stretch. The numerous zippered pockets lay flat and are unexpectedly handy. At the end of the day they looked as if I hadnt worn them. I never thought a pair of shorts could have such a positive imp... Read Moreact on my outdoor experience but these did. Kudos to the design team on this one, you crushed it.
A little on the baggie side
I am trying to like them. Good for hot weather perhaps. But theyre just too sheer and gossamer for me. Good for things like running, fishing, maybe, but not climbing. Hiking I can see. But unlike most things Patagonia, I just dont get them.
Response from PatagoniaApril 12, 2021
Hey there, thank you for the feedback on that. If you can't bring yourself to liking them, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) those back. We're sorry to hear they aren't quite what you were looking for!
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