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Patagonia Men's Stand Up® Shorts - 7"

October 7, 2021

These are the only shorts I wear

These are the most perfect shorts, and have been for decades. They are tough! And they have great pockets!!! Especially the back pockets, i never have to worry about stuff falling out of the back pockets when I a on my bike. Great when you have to carry phone, wallet, keys, other keys, cash, change, flashlight, bandana, couple of face masks, intere... Read Moresting rocks, kids toys etc. I wish they came in more colors, they used to have a beautiful blue. The only negative is my front pockets wear out fast

October 2, 2021

High Quality Fabric

I wore these almost every day for work this summer as a residential carpenter. I really like the length (well above the knee) and the fabric is durable and comfortable and breaks in nicely. I would much prefer a utility pocket on the right thigh (like most other work pants and shorts have) instead of all the space in the back pockets though.

September 30, 2021

Go-to shorts

Ive worn stand ups for a lot of years and theyre my go-shorts for most occasions. My latest pair ran a bit large - Im a 32 in all my others and the 31s in my latest pair fit like the others.

September 23, 2021

Perfect fit

Another great product. I have 4 pair.

September 23, 2021

One in every color

Since finding these, the only shorts I wear. Perfectly named, the Stand-Up Shorts, are the go-anywhere do-anything kind of product Patagonia specializes in. One in every color, and I'm done.

September 19, 2021


These shorts get softer and softer over time and last forever. Feels very durable and you can get them dirty and wash everything out. It seems like dirt and stains come out more easily. I do miss the old color (pronghorn tan). Seems hard to find my size In that color.

September 15, 2021

Well made but material/finish is delicate.

Have bought these same shirts before in size 30. Way too small! Ordered this pair 31. Way to big! Dont know if different colors run bigger or smaller but cant afford to attempt a fit again. Though the construction of the shorts are first rate, the material is super delicate. Got a small stain on the leg and tried to remove the stain with some mild ... Read Moresoap and water. Result was the stain remained and the finish was removed. So you have a dark stain highlighted by a light scuff mark. Now if this was just one item noticeably blemish, this wouldnt be a big deal. But I have experienced this with another pair of pants by Patagonia. Same problem, same result. I actually live in my clothing day to day and cant afford to have such finicky items in my small wardrobe. Oh well.

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2021

Hi Glenn, thanks for taking the time to write a product review. We're sorry to hear you struggled to find the right size. We're always happy to provide exact garment measurements so that you get it right the first time rather than have to exchange them. You can also check out our [stain removal guide]( for instructions on how to remove different stains. We stand by our products and are always happy to accept returns for items that don't perform well. We have emailed to assist with this.

September 10, 2021

As Good As They Say It Is

My other brand has made some poor choices over the years, but I am glad Patagonia has remained true to a vision of good quality and fit. These super functional shorts have quickly became my favorite. Keep on keepin' on.

September 6, 2021

Runs large

Ive had multiple pairs of these shorts over the years. I still have and wear all of them. They just keep giving! Ive purchased them at different times and always bought the same size and had the same fit. The last two pair I received fit nothing like the others . Im either shrinking or they are running 2 sizes larger.

August 30, 2021

Great pair of shorts with thoughtfully designed pockets

A great fit, durable and are great everyday shorts. The pockets are spacious and useful.

August 28, 2021

Best shorts.

Ive been wearing stand up shorts Since their introduction. Nice heavy construction gives years of use. Basically I can wear them at least 6 months a year in Colorados sunshine. Organic cottons durability, fit and style make this a great all around pair.

August 27, 2021

Love these shorts

I've kept a pair or two of Patagonia Stand Up Shorts in my wardrobe for many years. This pair meets the high quality I've come to expect from Patagonia; great fabric, great fit, pleasing color, pockets in just the right places. In particular, the organic cotton feels supple to the hand and comfortable on the body; it just feels like high ... Read Morequality, and I appreciate it. Thanks, Patagonia!

August 27, 2021

Don't go changin'

Been around Chouinard gear since the early 70's when fashion was knickers, wool knee socks and rugby shirts. Spent all my paper route money on Lost Arrows, angle pitons, bongs, RURPs, Cliffhangers etc Always wanted a pair of stand up shorts but never got around to it. Life goes on. Just bought a pair of 33's and they were too big. Bought ... Read More2 pair of 32's and they fit PERFECT! I'm 6'0" and 175 pounds. More colors please. And maybe some Workwear carpenter shorts? :)

August 17, 2021

Larger than previous versions. What happend to the 5"?

I've been wearing Stand Up shorts ever since I was into rock climbing. They are tough and I love the wide leg openings. The 5" version was my favorite, but everyone wears long shorts now, so the 5" was discontinued. Please bring it back, Patagonia. I used to wear a 38" waist but had to return these for 36" which fit much be... Read Moretter. They run larger than the last pair I bought about two years ago. I am 6'-2" tall 214 pounds. I wear Levis size 34 waist all cotton jeans or size 33 stretch jeans.

Response from Patagonia
August 31, 2021

Hi Zebulon, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment that we're no longer offering the 5'' version. We appreciate this feedback and we'll pass it along to our design crew. We can't promise that we'll offer the same style in the near future, but we definitely hear your call.

August 14, 2021

Shorter and need more colors

Love these. Used to love them more. There was previously a 6.5 in version. Just sayin, you can get 7 shorts anywhere and these wear better shorter (though the 5 might be too short). Plus, there were more colors. If you had more colors you would sell (me) more shorts (blue, navy, yellow, red).

August 13, 2021

Great product

I have had a pit of stand up shorts in the past, my only wish is that they still made these shorts with a five inch inseam. Still love the product though!

August 11, 2021

Bring back 5" inseam, please

I've been wearing these shorts for years, to the point of wearing them out entirely. I'm supremely disappointed the 5" inseam has been discontinued. 7" isn't bad, but I have pretty large thighs (ex-rower) and always found the 5" inseams to be more comfortable than the 7". Please bring back the 5" inseam befor... Read Moree my current pairs wear out!

August 10, 2021

Returning to Stand-up shorts

Very happy with these shorts - had several pairs of these back in the early 90's and at the time the 5" inseam was a thing but very happy to have the 7" version now. The fabric still feels very substantial and I look forward to many years of wear and tear in these. One size note: In Mountain Khaki I wear a 36" but ordered these ... Read Morein a 35" and they fit perfectly.

August 9, 2021

Comfortable when broken in...

I've been wearing these shorts for 40 years and they have never let me down. While they are great right out of the bag, they get better with age as the fabric softens a little. It's just as tough, just softer on your skin. They are terrific.

August 7, 2021

Very durable

Need more color options

August 6, 2021

An old friend

Just like the first pair I purchased 40 years ago for climbing

August 6, 2021

Great shorts

I needed a reliable, comfortable, sturdy pair of work shorts for the hot weather. Very durable. Im not crazy about the Velcro rear pockets, but I imagine others might like that. They fit well and work great for me.

August 3, 2021

Tough Material

Super durable and the back pockets are massive- they run all the way to the hem so you can fit whatever you need. Im planning to purchase a second pair in a smaller waist to have options

August 2, 2021

Husband's favorite shorts

These are durable and true to size. I ordered the longest length because my husband is 6'5" with long legs. He has a pair from many years ago and still wears them. Now he has two new!

August 2, 2021

Longer would be good too!

I've owned stand-up shorts in a variety of lengths over a number of years. I see that a lot of people are wishing they came _shorter_ (in a 5" length in addition to the current 7" length). I'm one of those who miss the 8" length, maybe because I'm 6'3" and a little leggy and the shorter ones risk looking like... Read More short-shorts on me, and then I'm back in 1976 wearing a bushy mustache, multi-colored tube socks, and taking jogs in Converse All-stars. But I digress. These shorts seem as stout as ever based on a month of wear and I trust they'll be as durable as past pairs which is what matters. But a little more leg coverage would be appreciated!

July 31, 2021

Rad shorts

I like the thicker styles of shorts mainly because I know theyll hold up. I havent worn underwear in 25 years so I need to know my shorts wont blow out in the wrong seams.

July 28, 2021

New Favorite Shorts

Materials have definitely improved in the 10+ years since I last owned a pair of Stand-Up shorts. Comfortable and durable. They fit me well - no chafing, kind of stretchy, and slightly oversized, but not baggy. You can fit extra layers, tools, or whatnot in the back pockets. Overall there's ample room in the pockets. Dig the color too - a sort... Read More of golden hue.

July 28, 2021

Bring back the 5-inch inseam

I bought three pairs of the stand-ups with a 5-inch inseam before they were discontinued. They're looking pretty worn. I order a new pair, but the 7-inch inseam isn't as good a short for hiking or climbing, it's heavier and more binding, nor does it look as good on those with a short stature. Please bring the 5-inch inseam model. Ted... Read More Kerasote

Response from Patagonia
July 29, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Ted. We've let the design team know you're interested in the shorter version making a comeback. Thanks!

July 25, 2021

Id buy more if I could.

Really love these. Strong fabric. Great feel. Great fit. I wear them to work (coffee Roaster) and I wear them hiking and even around town.

July 24, 2021

Almost great, but still my favorite shorts

I bought these shorts about a week ago and I absolutely love them. They are a bit restrictive when you extend your legs so I choose not to wear them while climbing... bummer. The restrictive-ness of the shorts has started to cause a tear directly down the middle of the pants on the front side. I have already filed a warranty claim and Patagonia qui... Read Moreckly got me squared away. I hope my new pair of stand up shorts do not suffer the same fate. Honestly, I love everything about the shorts so lets hope the first pair was just a manufacturing defect.

July 23, 2021

Bring Back the Women's Version

I love my standup shorts. I am an avid gardener and these hold up and last, getting better with age. I am disappointed that there is no women's version this year. Please bring them back!

July 23, 2021

In between sizes

Ordered 31 which normally fits me fine but found to be too small. Got the 32 which is a little big and overly baggie but better that too tight. I have tried multiple pants and shorts and seem to be in between in the patagonia size templates. Also wish shorts came in shorter inseams.

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear about the sizing issues you experienced. We do have additional sizing and measurement information and can always be reached at 800-638-6464 for assistance.

July 23, 2021

Great shorts, but size is wrong. Very large

This is my 4th pair of stand up shorts, but I was very disappointed with these because they were huge. I always wear a 38 and I was drowning in this pair. I tried washing in hot water, but alas, no shrinkage. They went to the Salvation Army donation pile.

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback on the Stand Up Shorts, we are certainly sorry to hear that they did not work out. For future orders please know that we offer free exchanges, and we can also be reached at 800-368-6464 to discuss measurements and or any sizing questions you might have.

July 21, 2021

Men's stand up shorts

Can't figure out why Patagonia doesn't make any shorts in a 29 in. waist . This is the size I prefer! !!!!!! A size 30 is too big. But I came up with a solution. Buy the 28 in. waist and remove the rivet button. Sew in a traditional button a 1/2 in. or so to the left of original riveted button . This alteration changes it close to a 29 ... Read Morein. waist. Also, the bottom of the side pockets wear out long before the shorts do. Just carrying house keys over years in them produces holes.

Response from Patagonia
July 23, 2021

Thanks for your feedback on the fit Norman. We'll pass your suggestion along to our design team.

July 21, 2021

Durable, but a bit large

Quite durable and the quality you can expect from Patagonia. That being said, the 30 fits more like a 32-34 waist, quite large!

July 16, 2021

Love These Shorts

I was at a restaurant in Charleston, SC and noticed these shorts on a waiter. I called him over and said, you may find this strange but I really like the shorts you are wearing, where did you get them. He told me they were Stand Up Shorts from Patagonia and he has 6 different pairs. While still at the table I ordered my first pair and they occupy t... Read Morehe number one space in shorts drawer. I can't say enough about how pleased I am with this purchase.

July 14, 2021

Don't Go Changing

Perfect. I hate writing glowing reviews because there's usually always room to make something better. But with your Stand Up Shorts, don't change a damn thing. Fit in the waist and legs is perfect. The heavy material is perfect, especially for sailing when you're on your butt a lot on non-skid decks. I live in Southern California so ... Read Morethat means I also live in these shorts. Bravo!

July 9, 2021

Not so happy

Over the years I've bought and liked maybe 6 pairs of Stand Up shorts. I was disappointed with the latest pair. I don't know whether Patagonia has changed the design of these shorts or there was a screw-up in manufacturing, but the outer seam on the new pair is almost two inches longer than in the earlier versions of the same shorts. The ... Read Moreinseam (7 inches) is the same, but the new pair is like wearing a pair of high rise trousers. I just don't like the fit.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2021

Hello, thank you for your feedback we are sorry to hear that the Stand Up Shorts did not work out for you. Of course you are always welcome to [return]( any item that does not work out for you.

July 8, 2021

Very handy shorts

I have been a fan of stand-up shorts for years and have virtually lived in them in the summer time. They are comfortable and very functional for hiking, especially with the big pockets that accommodate good-sized water bottles! My only "dislike" is that they tend to "disintegrate" as they age and become extremely comfortable and... Read More a few have developed somewhat embarrassing holes in their seniority! We are about to try fabric patches to see if we can extend the life of the older, very comfortable, ones - at least for home use if not for public wear!

July 8, 2021

Perfect All Arounder

These are incredibly durable and comfortable. I found they arent quite true to size (ordered a size up) but no complaints. i would wear these every day if i could get away with it.

July 6, 2021

Long lasting

Ive had multiple versions of these shorts for 20 years and they all stand up to anything you throw at them.

July 5, 2021

Sturdy and comfortable

I needed a durable, good-looking pair of shorts that I could wear in a variety of situations. I wanted shorts with an inseam no longer than 7 inches. I looked at several on-line vendors and kept coming back to Patagonia. These shorts are nearly perfect - so glad I bought two pair! To me, they seem slightly large in the waist. The pocket design is s... Read Moreuperb. The fabric quality is great and the stitching is perfect. I'm 63 - these shorts will probably last longer than I do!

July 1, 2021

7" inseam Stand UP

I'd rather have the old 5" inseam Stand Up Shorts I am having these cut shorter to make this happen Canr't stand the 7" feel

Response from Patagonia
July 9, 2021

Hi Darcy, we apologize for not having the Men's Stand Up® Shorts - 5" available right now. We want you to feel comfortable in your gear so please feel free to begin a return or exchange,

June 29, 2021

Excellent fit

I ordered these men s shorts for every day work and casual wear. Im an older woman, 54, 134 lbs. I find mens sizing a lot more predictable than womens sizing. I wanted shorts of heavier fabric and comfortable fit (women's shorts are generally too short and too flimsy.). These shorts not only fit great but are flattering and the color is except... Read Moreionally nice - fun! I love them and expect to wear them for the next couple decades!

June 28, 2021

The Standard

Other than just living, I wear them sailing and canoeing. Freedom of movement, durability, pockets are unmatched.

June 28, 2021

Still good

I've been wearing this short since maybe 93. They are pretty much as they have always been though the length has changed a little. I think the 7" inseam is just about perfect for everyday use. The fabric is heavy weight and holds perspiration, but if you're really going to sweat, wear some plastic shorts. I wouldn't be without a... Read More pair of these.

June 25, 2021

Love the big pockets on the back

I can put my wallet and my phone on the back pockets without be uncomfortable

June 25, 2021

Durable all round

My go-to shorts for everything. You can weed your garden, change the oil in you truck and dress them up for a night out. Like I said, my go-to shorts.

June 24, 2021

The best!

I love these shorts and have warn them for years. They are comfortable. They are durable. They are the real deal.

June 23, 2021

Love these shorts

I have been wearing these shorts for...ever. They are the best shorts I have ever worn. Please don't change them...ever!

June 18, 2021

Tough shorts, but could use some design refinement

Great shorts, and Patagonia has nailed the fabric again after drifting into a looser weave for a few years (I have a pair of those). My complaint is the legs are too blousy, which combined with the stiffness of the fabric causes a challenge that should have been obvious to the designer (guys, you know what I'm talking about). Ventilation is ni... Read Morece, but these shorts overdo it. I miss the shorter version.

Response from Patagonia
June 23, 2021

We appreciate your detailed and thoughtful feedback, Chris! Please let us know if you'd like to return or exchange these shorts. We'll be happy to [help](!

June 17, 2021

Great fabric strength and fit

These are rugged stylish shorts in great colors. Lots of pockets too. Very happy with these shorts.

June 16, 2021

Iron Bottom

Wash 50 times to soften them up. Wear for the balance of your lifetime. They are that good.

June 14, 2021

Perfect except for one tiny thing

I absolutely love these shorts. So nice to have shorts that don't cover my knees. I used to wear these years ago and loved them. Since then, a wallet pocket has been added. It's a great idea but why is it only on the right-hand side? Many of us carry our wallets on the other side. Why not do both? Seems like a small thing to ask.

June 12, 2021

nice material, runs slightly large

Great durable, textured ,flexible material. Like the fitted waist (darted above the back pockets) makes the fit very comfortable. They run a bit large; purchased 35 per measurement but are loose after washing; 34 should be fine. A 5" inseam with ~1" narrower legs would be welcome too. Well made, comfortable, durable short, with great mate... Read Morerial.

June 12, 2021

No taper in the legs made it to baggy for my taste. Exchanged for the light wear hemp shorts.

To baggy. Needs to be more tailored at the legs.

June 12, 2021

Terrific but..........

I've worn these for 40+ years and they all have been near bullet proof but.....#1: Zipper really needs to be 1 inch longer as in extending 1 inch lower. It gets a little tight guys!!!! #2: How about an 8" option?

June 11, 2021

Best shorts ever!

My wife and I have made a living outdoors for four decades and we have worn these stand up shorts around the world! The length has changed over the years as we originally still enjoy the 5 inch for hot weather and around town the 7 inch! Love these shorts and travel with several colors! K&K

June 9, 2021


Unfortunately with the 5s gone these are simply too hot and just not suitable for the south where it goes from freezing to 95 degrees & 100% humidity. I miss the days of Patagonia making utilitarian products where you could wear them for every purpose, now the designs are so purposeful you have to have 1 of everything which to me is a huge impa... Read Morect on the environment! Look at how many versions & types of capilene there are!!!

Response from Patagonia
June 10, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We'll pass it along to our design team.

June 7, 2021

7 perfect for me

These shorts are the bomb. I know most want the 5 back cause the 7s are too long but as a shorter guy. These still hang about 3 above the knee cap and perfect for me. Any higher and LOL. Thanks as always Patagonia !

June 3, 2021

Bring back the 5" please

I've been a lifetime 5" stand up short wearer, I've worn pairs till they fall apart and LOVE them. Bummed to see the 5" gone, and wanting to be a loyal customer I tried the 7" but not the same. Super bummed because I would have worn the 5" the rest of my life! Please bring them back- they were called a dirtbag staple, ... Read Moredon't forget about the dirtbags!

June 3, 2021

Comfortable and strong material

I really life the feel of the shorts. They come in just above the knee, but not too short. The material is substantial but not too heavy on hot days.

May 27, 2021

Happy w/7's, but wish quality control would improve

I've been wearing Stand Up Shorts since the mid-80's. My favorite shorts of all time and pretty much the only shorts I wear. Unlike a lot of the reviewers, I prefer the 7" size and have been buying them for years, even when the 5 inch shorts were also available. Keep the 7's in production please. My problem with the shorts is th... Read Moreat the design changed last year to a less contoured, boxier fit that was a huge step in the wrong direction. This year's shorts seem a bit closer to the original design though the fabric is definitely thinner than it used to be (as was the case last year too). The bigger issue to me is quality control. This year I ordered a pair of 33's and they were way too tight in waist and seat. I ordered another pair, same size and they fit really well. Last year the same thing, though the pair I kept are a bit too big (also 33 but fit like 34.5). Prior to last year, all of my Stand Up Shorts over a 20 year period fit fairly uniformly. Hoping that you will bring back some cool colors in future seasons. My olive greens are fraying and I can't keep them much longer! Regular khaki would be nice too as would a cool blue you had about 20 years ago!

Response from Patagonia
May 27, 2021

Thanks for your feedback here. We've alerted our design team as to the quality issues you've faced.

May 25, 2021

Too long

I have been wearing stand up shorts for longer than I can remember. They could handle all the abuse of the outdoor life! This fad of long shorts that reach down to the knee or beyond has gone on long enough! Bring back the 5 inch short! I really enjoyed the wide cut around the thigh and 5 inch inseam while hiking and scrambling. Anything longer tha... Read Moren 6 starts to drag on the thigh area while climbing or knocking about and increases discomfort.

Response from Patagonia
May 25, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Stand Up Shorts - 7", we'll be sure to pass the word along about your wishes for the 5" option to be brought back. You might have some luck and snag a pair on our [Worn Wear website]( where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons, feel free to check it out.

May 23, 2021

Long time customer wants 5 length to return

Ive been wearing stand up shorts for more than 40 years due to the fit and great durability but am disappointed that the 5 length was discontinued. I still purchase them but now I have the added expense of having them tailored back to 5. Please honor your loyal customers like me and save us the added expense

May 22, 2021

Still awesome

These feel as good as the 20 year old pair I've got. They have a roomy fit in the legs which give just the right amount of ventilation. I was a little worried about the length (my older pairs are 9" and 11"), but I appreciate the cut and can respect the decision to settle on a single length.

May 21, 2021

Where are the 5" standup shorts??

The fact that Patagonia stopped carrying their signature 5" standup shorts is a clear indication that whoever's running the company doesn't know their customer.

May 21, 2021


Like many other here, I hate to see the 5" length go. Please listen to the feedback and bring back the 5". Just think, you're saving money on the reduced amount of material. win-win for everyone.

May 20, 2021

The best

My second pair of these great shorts. The first pair are still going strong. I love the pockets and how well they are made. No doubt i will be getting a third pair in the near future.

May 20, 2021

To long

Pategonia took down my previous review so I will post again. For those of you like me who are a little bit shorter and loved the 5 inch. Do not waste you're time with these, they are way to long. For those of you 6 foot plus, sure. For everyone else, unless you like your shorts to be at your knee caps, don't buy these.

May 19, 2021

Way to long

Bought a couple pairs or the 5 inch a few years back. Wear them so much that it is time to replace. Unfortunately I cannot. The 7 is way to long at 5'9". From what I can see, I am not the only one who shares this displeasure. Just hope Pategonia listens to its customers in the future.

May 15, 2021

Nice fitting short for many purposes.

I like the way the shorts fit me. They look nice but can be worn for outdoor sports as well.

May 11, 2021

Love these shorts

I love the way these shorts look and feel.

May 9, 2021

I love the Stand Up Shorts

I now own at least 10 pairs of these shorts. I wear them until they wear out ( usually after 5 years). Then I wear them to do yard work. I really like the length and the over sized back pockets. In my opinion, the very best shorts available.

May 9, 2021

i don't need the extra 2 inches bring back 5 inch

title pretty much tells it all i have been wearing stand up shorts since 1977, the originals and after those ceased to be available and ya'll went to a lighter material WHY discontinue the 5 inch HUH???? having to accept the 7 inch is extremely disappointing

May 8, 2021

Wish Patagonia would make 5.5 again

This is my favorite shorts and I wish Patagonia would make 5.5 inseam again next year.

May 7, 2021

A classic

I have been wearing these shorts since the 70s. I cannot imagine summer without them.

May 7, 2021

The bomb

Great for bike touring!

May 7, 2021

Just awesome!

Best rugged cotton shorts on the planet! The cut of these shorts allows for unrestricted, non-ball crushing movement. The extra deep back pockets are awesome once you get used to them.

May 5, 2021

The perfect all around short.

Dress them up, dress them down, work in them, or workout in them. These shorts do it all, the BEST all around short.

April 29, 2021

Still the best

Started out with my normal 36 and they were real baggy. Scaled back to 35 and they fit great. Ive been wearing stand up shorts for 25 years and these are as great as ever. 7 inseam is just about perfect, sits just above my knees. Im not sad yall no longer make the long stand-ups of years past, but it would be nice if the 7 AND 5 were made available... Read More, for when a man wants to go Alby Mangels

April 26, 2021

Classic shorts

I've been wearing stand up shorts since they were first introduced to the climbing community. I do look for a better short, but have always returned to the stand up. Just ordered two pair.

April 26, 2021

The only ones I wear

Having purchased 70+ pair of these shorts since 91 Id say size consistency has always been an issue. It seems since last year the size is more consistent pair to pair. Although the shorts seem to be running a little larger. Also What happened to stand up pants? Please bring them back. Thanks C

Response from Patagonia
May 10, 2021

Hi Corrin, we're happy that the sizing has become more consistent this year. Sadly, we currently do not have the Men's Stand Up Pants available, but that could change in the future. We do however still have the Men's Stand Up Shorts, and you can find those here,

April 25, 2021

The Pantry

I have nickname for these shorts The Pantry because they hold all the snacks from the pantry you want. Happy Times !

April 23, 2021

The right fit short!

Its very difficult to find 7 inseam short thats well made. The pockets call hold a frig and a snack. So I bought several more as I enjoyed them so much.

April 22, 2021

Seven inch inseam just too long

I have been wearing Stand Up Shorts for well over forty years. My first pairs of Stand Up Shorts ( yes, once I found them I bought several) were so well built and made from such heavy canvas that I could literally stand them against a wall. And most importantly they had a 5 inch inseam! For years I have looked forward to spring and pulling out my 5... Read More inch inseam Stand Up Shorts . They were all I would wear between April to November and they were always the 5 inch inseam. I have tried the seven inch inseam and it is awful. If I have to wear shorts that touch my knee caps I might as well wear long pants. My wife has shortened these shorts but they are just not the same! My favorite Pataloha limited edition shirt (1993) just longs to be paired again with a pair of khaki, 5 inch inseam, Stand Up Shorts. Patagonia please listen to the pleas of your costumers and bring back the 5 inch inseam!

April 21, 2021

Stand up shorts - Classic

I bought these shorts to replace a pair of standup shorts I bought in 1988, and it wasnt because I wore those out; it was because Im getting old and fat. Other than a fleece, this is THE classic Patagonia product. Please never change it!

April 16, 2021

Stand-up 7" shorts

I wanted the shorts in a 5" but that product was not available. The 7" is longer than what I like. I am short so a 5" is perfect for me. I love the color and I imagine it will wear well if I decide to keep it. I have not yet decided to wear it. I may hold on to it until you produce a 5" in the same color. I have several pairs of... Read More stand-up shorts and look forward to wearing them every summer. They have held up very well over the years.

April 16, 2021

too long

I am a carpenter. I have been buying stand-up shorts with the 5" inseam for 20+ years for work. They wore like iron and were comfortable. Now they are only available in 7", which is too long for active work. I liked the 5" but now I'll have to find something else.

April 15, 2021

Great Shorts

These shorts are exactly what I need for the upcoming summer months. Only drawback is that I wish you all would stay out of politics. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

April 15, 2021

Great Shorts

I've worn these shorts for years. They hold up really well, but after years and years of wear, I do update with new pairs & colors. I first ordered the 35 waist (my actual waist) but they were too large. The 33 waist fits perfectly. Great shorts!!!!

April 14, 2021

Great weight and fit

I really like the weight of the cloth, it feels like it will wear really well and last a good while. The fit is also really good. I'm not sold on the over-sized back pockets. Perhaps the have a technical function I just don't have. I'm also not a fan of the velcro pocket closures.

April 11, 2021

It fits!

Thanks to the 34" Stand up's are NOT working for some reason (Duh!) ....therefore, I ordered the 36" while I work on getting back into the 34's !!!

April 11, 2021

No 5 inch- Im finished

Worn stand ups since 1995. Moving on to another short now. No 5, no dice. Wasted money on 7 and had them hemmed to 5, still not right. Its obvious Patagonia will not go back to 5, even though there are hundreds of below reviews wanting them back. Ridiculous.

Response from Patagonia
April 13, 2021

Thank you for the review on the Stand Up Shorts. We do review all feedback and it goes directly to our Quality Analysts and Designers. We hear you, and there's a chance they will come back so don't lose all hope. In the meantime, if you haven't already, you're welcome to start a return [here]( even if the shorts have been altered.

April 9, 2021

Not for everyone, but a great, durable product

I am on my 3rd set of these shorts over 30+ years, they last forever. They are stiff and need break-in, but you can put them through any activity. If I need something light and flexible I don't put these on, but for everything else they are good.

April 8, 2021


I'm 5'8" 175 # and fairly average overall. I was looking for "room to move" and a good waist fit. These were intended for work in the garden and walks in the rocks. Waist is in fact perfect, although I wear a 34" in 75%-80% of all my other trousers. The lowers are very wide and kilt-like. Hard to describe, but not a go... Read Moreod look at all. After a wear and wash, I am unhappy with this product.

Response from Patagonia
April 10, 2021

We're so sorry to hear that these didn't work out for you. Please reach out to our customer service team to get set up with a return.

April 7, 2021

Heavy duty and good fit!

I like 'em. They'll need a little break in, but they fit fine and will probably last forever. Typical Patagonia quality. I'd be interested in the extinct 5" model, but the 7" suits me just fine. Not fond of long shorts. Bought two pair.

April 7, 2021

Love these shorts, but PLEASE bring back the 5"

I have loved these shorts since the first day I got my original pair. I just love them. Everything about them is perfect. I just wish they would bring back the 5" because the 7" is just too long. Please Patagonia, please.

April 7, 2021

Great shorts

These shorts are amazing! Durability is a huge key to me when buying shorts and these shorts deliver on all levels. Leave it to Patagonia to be able to mix comfort and durability. The only issue I can find is that the Velcro closures on the rear pockets feels a little weak, it if it fails the company stands behind their product.

April 7, 2021

stand Up shorts

found these shorts to be just what I was looking for, legs are a little long but not a big deal. Very comfortable fit

April 7, 2021


why don't you make them like you did. heavier cloth and 5 inch inseam

Response from Patagonia
April 9, 2021

Hi Steven, we're sorry for the disappointment on these. We appreciate the feedback on the material and inseam and encourage you to [send]( these back if you decide they aren't working for you. Thanks!

April 6, 2021

Not short enough

These shorts were advertised as a "throw back" to the old days when "shorts were shorts" - meaning, they were up above the knees, not at the knee caps. I was stoked to see them and immediately purchased a pair. I'm not a big guy, but at 56 I've got a 36" waist. Well, it seems the tailors at Patagonia think anyone ... Read Morewith a 36" waist if over 6ft tall because while these shorts fit perfectly in my waist, they hang just at my knee caps. So not the "old school" shorts I had hoped for. Still a fantastic pair of shorts and, as with all Patagonia products, built to last and super-high quality. While I don't expect to grow taller, I do hope to lose some weight, so I bought 2 pairs of Size 35. They are a bit tight (incentive reminder to stop snacking and get out there!), but they fall at the perfect height a few inches above my knees!

April 6, 2021

Too long

I fell like I am wearing pants in these super long shorts. I miss the glory days of the 5s. Its not my fault that you make a sturdy pair of shorts that I only have to buy every few years. We all have them and they last so that probably throws your numbers off. Just please do us all a solid and bring them back and keep the 5s in the line up forever.... Read More

April 6, 2021

GOAT shorts

Best khaki shorts Ive ever owned. Outside of a formal setting, you could not ask for a better, more durable pair.

April 5, 2021

Tested through the years

I have the original Stand Ups and have been wearing them for some time now, and the quality "stands up" just as good as the first pair.

April 4, 2021


OK, I've been wearing these 5" shorts since forever (<1970) BECAUSE they provided excellent leg movement, are cool in the heat and also swim well when needed. The 7" just length doesn't get it! Hello?

March 31, 2021

The perfect generalist

When you need pair of shorts that are willing to do what you want when you want, buy these. They are basic shorts that feel good even after soaked in sweat on a long hike. The color is great at hiding the first swathes of dirt but liquids will show up.

March 30, 2021

Tried and true

Long lasting: I have worn this style from Patagonia for more than twenty years. They were great for sailing. They are really the only shorts I buy. They fit right, last a long time,and come in many colors.

March 23, 2021

Too long -- bring back the 5" versions, please!

These are just too long. I have worn the 5" stand-ups for years and need to replace a couple of pair that have lived a good life. Thought I'd try the 7", but just like so many of the reviews, they are just too long and uncomfortable where they hit at the knee. Bring back the 5" versions, please!

Response from Patagonia
March 24, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Ed! You're not alone and we've let our design team know that the 5 inch is a popular inseam.

March 21, 2021

These are PERFECT

Size 33 fits me perfectly, these are the best feeling shorts, everything is the exact right measurement. Im so happy with these. I know a lot of people say the 5 inch was good, but this is my first pair and I think the 7 inch is just fine.

March 20, 2021

5 for summer please

Like everyone else is saying, please bring back the 5. The all wear hemp are nice but nowhere near as durable and are really just casual wear.

March 18, 2021


This style of short is amazing. I love having a brand that I can continuously purchase from and expect the same high quality results. These shorts are not the same since the 5 was discontinued. The 7 just feels to long. BRING BACK THE 5

March 16, 2021

Moving on.

Wore 5 stand ups ( still do ) for nearly 30 years. Tried 7 with alterations- will not work. Finished until you bring 5 back. Moving on to other brands.

Response from Patagonia
March 18, 2021

We're sorry to hear these didn't work for you, but appreciate your feedback. If you haven't already seen them, we recommend taking a look at our 6" inseam Corduroy Utility Shorts, or the more casual Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Shorts.

March 16, 2021

7 inseam are longs. Revive the 5!

Been wearing these shorts forever. Hiking, climbing, travel, getting lost, even doing carpentry work. Love them! Its sad to see Patagonia buckling to the trend of ever-longer shorts. NO, 7 isnt short. Thats longs, not shorts! I resent having to pay someone another $20 or $25 to make my shorts the correct length. Bring back the 5 inseam.

March 15, 2021


I have probably eight pairs of these shorts. I think they're the best shorts made. I have some that I think are 3" inseams. But I only wear my 5" ones. Keep trying to bring myself to get some 7"ones. But I cant quite pull the trigger. Seems like you'd sell more if you offered both lengths.

March 15, 2021

What? No more 5"?

Being short of stature, anything more than a 5&quot; inseam contacts my knees allowing and uncomfortable sensation with each step. Interesting how all your models wearing the 7&quot; are all 6&#x27;-1&quot;. Hire a 5&#x27;-5&quot; model wearing the 7&quot; and watch your sales volume. I&#x27;ve been wearing my collection of 5&quot; for maybe 15 yea... Read Morers. Since they are never going to wear out, it's a moot point they are no longer available.....until you bring them back!

March 6, 2021

Always Ready!

I still have a pair of Stand Up Shorts with C button! I lived in Stand Ups in my late teens... in Stand Ups I was ALWAYS...always ready!

March 4, 2021

Solid shorts

These shorts are built like a favorite pickup truck. I can take them anywhere and they won't let me down.

March 2, 2021

Bring back the 5"

These shorts are great, but the 7" is too baggy. The 5" are my favorite shorts ever, please bring back the 5"!

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2021

Thank you for your review! We hear you, and have passed the word along to our design teams. In the meantime, feel free to check out the [Men's Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Shorts - 6"](

March 2, 2021

Standup Shorts: still the best.

Been wearing Standups for maybe 5 decades now. Sure glad youre still making them!

March 1, 2021

Tough and rough

These shorts are what you want to be living in when the day changes from work to play. They are rugged and durable for framing a cabin or pouring concrete. abs comfortable enough to wear for any chill and casual Sunday afternoon.

February 27, 2021


Its no exaggeration to say that the 5 inch stand ups are the only shorts Ive worn for the past 20 years. I was extremely disappointed to find out they had been discontinued. Ive tried to make the 7 inch version work, but theyre just way too long. Please bring back the CLASSIC 5 inch shorts that so many reviewers dearly love. Charge more if you ... Read Moreneed to, or make them a limited edition but just bring them back.

Response from Patagonia
March 12, 2021

Thank you for your review on our Stand Up Shorts. We're always changing our offerings, and customer feedback is one of the factors that help dictate those changes, so we thank you for sharing your thoughts. We're happy to pass the word along as it seems like you're not the only one who feels this way. In the meantime, we'd recommend checking out our [Worn Wear]( website where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons. You might have some luck and find some 5" versions. If there's nothing available at the moment, we encourage you to check back, we're always adding to inventory.

February 15, 2021

Bring back the 5"!!!

I just bought two pairs for my husband. He's worn the 5" for 30 years and loved them. He recently purchased 3 pairs of lighter-weight shorts and told me he hates them, that he wished Patagonia still sold his beloved stand-ups in the (also) beloved 5". These will be a surprise but I'll have to shorten them for him.

February 11, 2021

Roomy pockets

I have used versions of these shorts for many years. I love them. They are my favorite shorts for golfing with the four large pockets. I do remove the Velcro closures in the back pockets: useless and annoying. My only disappointment with the current version are the longer legs. I hate this trend in mens shorts. I will probably have them shortened.

January 26, 2021

Please bring back the 5" Stand Ups

My husband lives in these shorts, year round. But he only bought the 5"....please bring those back!

January 16, 2021

Not what I expected

While the quality and fit were perfect, the color was not. The sample color online did not accurately depict the actual color of the fabric. It was far more yellow that tan. I exchanged the shorts for an off white/beige. I commend Patagonia for the easy and quick exchange.

December 22, 2020

Best shorts ever

These are the best shorts ever though I wish you would bring back the 5 inch style

December 11, 2020

Better than ever....

Okay-- I bought my first pair of standup shorts in 1980. Folks writing reviews appear to want the short inseams to come back, but, frankly, they were always too short; especially, if you were wearing a climbing harness. I think the 7 inch inseams are perfect. As for sizing: I am a 36 inch waist. For many years, I had to order the 38 inch waist size... Read More in the 'Standup Shorts' because the 36 inch shorts were too tight. I just bought a new pair and ordered the 36... they fit perfectly (not too snug and not too loose). Actually, for shorts that get used in the mountains, waist sizes should run a bit on the large size, so that they sit more on the hips and do not get bunched up under pack waist belts or climbing harnesses. At any rate, this iteration of the Standup Shorts (Dec. 2020) are the best fitting yet. Of course, I wish the canvas was thicker and more tightly woven, but I am probably in a minority here. I wear the Standup's every day even in winter and cannot imagine life in the mountains without them. But, please, make them super thick for climbers.

December 10, 2020

Awesome Shorts

Are your thighs feeling restricted by small leg openings? Well then these shorts are for you. Flared leg openings let you move with ease. The fabric is super tough. My favorite part is probably that the pockets made of very sturdy fabric that seems indestructible. The shorts get better and better over time as they break in.

December 6, 2020

Miss the 5 stand up

These are the best shorts made. I have been wearing these shorts year around for decades and have some are thirty years old before they added the wallet pocket in the right back pocket. I have several pairs in a each of a few sizes 32-36. The 5 version are dearly missed. They tend to ride lower on the hips and the 7 model is too long. Please bring ... Read Moreback the 5 I think they may have been discontinued once before I recall my wife searching retailers for old back stock on the 5 7is better than some inferior. The hemp shorts and nice but more formal

December 2, 2020

Awesome, comfortable

Love these shorts for cooler weather in SC. Im still wearing them. They are quite baggie, so if thats not your style or you care lots, find a different pair at Patagonia.

November 17, 2020

New cut is much larger

The new cut on these shorts is far larger than the previous years. I have 10 pairs and had to send these back. Bring back the old shorts!

November 12, 2020

Durable and comfortable

Bought my first pair of stand up shorts in the mid-1980s. Got two more because I liked them so much. It took me 20-25 years to wear those out, and the replacements are similar quality. If anything, the cotton used the past several years is more comfortable. I like the double seat/rear pockets and the wider leg openings.

November 6, 2020

What Happened?

I have been wearing these shorts for 10+ years and have had nothing but excellence from these shorts. This year I bought a few new pairs and every pair was at least 1 bigger in the waist and 2 longer inseam. Not sure what they changed, but the fit is not the same as years prior.

October 29, 2020

Shorts stand up

I been getting these since my climbing days 40 years ago

October 23, 2020

To long

Bring back the 5" inseam

October 19, 2020

Bring back the 5 length

Ive been wearing these shorts 15 plus years and was disappointed that the 5 length was discontinued. I just ordered 6 pairs and will have to take them to a seamstress to have them shortened in length. Please bring back the original 5 inseam length.

October 12, 2020

Best Damn Shorts

Had my last pair of Stand Ups for seven years, and they finally became unwearable. Just purchased myself a new pair of the 7" in Earthworm Brown. Love these shorts, but miss the 5" inseam. Just took them to the tailor to get them hemmed. Looking forward to having my favorite shorts back, and to the adventures ahead.

September 14, 2020

Everywhere shorts

These are great shorts for the fall...but, the legs are way toooooo wide. I had to have them taken up about two inches in width. I could have gotten both legs through one side with the width they came. Also, the back pockets are way toooo deep. My wallet hangs half way down the back of my leg...or maybe I&#x27;m just toooo picky. I just like my clo... Read Morethes to fit!

September 13, 2020

Very Nice Shorts; Runs Large

Good looking and well-made shorts. Had to order a size 30 because the 31 was too big.

September 13, 2020

Too big

Been wearing Stand ups for many years in the same size (31). I bought two pair but these are more like 33 waist. Love the shorts but would recommend ordering a size down.

September 12, 2020

Standup Shorts

I&#x27;m 78 years old, and I have been wearing the 5&quot; inseam standup shorts since they were introduced. It was so long ago I can&#x27;t remember when that was. Anyway, I wear these shorts 12 months out of the year. Now, I found out that you have discontinued them. I understand change for the sake of improvement, but I cannot understand change ... Read Morefor just the sake of change. I've tried the 7" inseam; they are too heavy. I wash my shorts in hot water to shrink them, and dry them in hot heat. After a few washings and dryings, they are just right, like an old friend! Your products are very good, but go back to some tradition. I am hardly the only one that feels this way. My review is just one of many that is requesting the reintroduction of the 5" inseam. Please take note!

September 12, 2020

Rugged shorts

I bought this pair because I already had one that I had ordered 3 years ago and I wanted another color. Exact same fit and finish as the original pair. I think they will both last forever.

September 11, 2020

Lifelong friends

I have bought no other casual or outdoors shorts in the last 15+ years. I destroy gear and these last. I also love the fit and comfort.

September 5, 2020

Tough shorts

They're great shorts

September 3, 2020

Love 100% cotton

Love these shorts. Great quality, washes well. My last pair lasted forever. Glad they are the same. Thank you.

September 2, 2020

Still a classic

These are great shorts, daily wears. I still prefer the old 5" cut vs. these 7", but the quality is still there.

September 2, 2020

All time favorite

I purchased my first pair in 1981. Rugged durable and they will last for years.

September 2, 2020


Like other Patagonia clothing I wear, these shorts wear like iron, fit well, and last a good long time. Can't ask for anything better in my opinion.

August 31, 2020

disappointing fit

Newly acquired, this style, #57228 bot w/35&quot; waist and 7&quot; inseam is easily 1&quot; larger waist, and 2&quot; longer inseam than earlier #57227 I had hoped to replace. Maybe it was was mis-labeled, but I&#x27;m disappointed that Patagonia let that happen. The construction &amp; fabric are the same functional, comfortable sturdy cotton, and... Read More so I'll keep them, maybe to hem & wear a belt.

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