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Women's Fleetwith Shorts - 5" Reviews

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Ws Fleetwith Shorts - 5

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September 10, 2023

Comfy fit

I enjoy these but would prefer them to be a little longer. Not all Patagonia fans are young and we active elders like a bit more length in our shorts. I would adore them if a bit longer and made out of capilene!

September 9, 2023

Great quality and applicability

My new Tee from Patagonia is recycled, high-quality sewing and design. Additionally, they designed the fabric to be cool. So in our too hot Hells Canyon weather, this Tee will cool me down.

September 5, 2023

Very comfy!

These are great! Super comfortable and don't ride up when you run. I'll get more.

September 5, 2023

Awesome shorts

I love everything about these shorts: the fabric, the length and the fit.

September 5, 2023

I like the higher rise

I like the higher rise and wide legs. They look chic.

September 5, 2023

Holy Grail Shorts

Have already recommended these to everyone in my life because they have changed the game. The length is perfect to where they do not ride up when walking or cycling. Enough leg room to where they are comfortable when seated as well. And the pockets! They hooked it up for us finally and gave us capacious pockets that literally fit a kindle in the fr... Read Moreont pocket. Items in pockets are secure when active as well! These shorts have been so wonderful, so thank you!

September 4, 2023


Amazing! Super great, flowy fit. Love the length and pockets. These work well for my athletic body type.

September 3, 2023

Love these

These are new staples for me. Bought in black and the grey/greenish color. May end up buying more. Love that they have front and back pockets.

September 2, 2023

Love the fit and comfort

Love the fit and comfort

September 2, 2023

Drawstring shorts

The shorts are comfortable although the leg circumference is a bit too roomy. I almost feel like I am wearing a skirt. The legs are too big for my liking. The waist fit but otherwise felt too big.

Response from Patagonia
September 2, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

September 1, 2023

Well made but too baggy

These are a quality product but the cut is longer and baggier than the pictures seemed to indicate. The fabric seems to billow out around the legs. I don’t think I will actually wear them.

Response from Patagonia
September 1, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

August 31, 2023

Comfy breathable cute!

I love em. Perfect for bike commuting to work and feeling good in them all day!

August 31, 2023

Perfect fit and love the

Perfect fit and love the lenth

August 29, 2023

Easy Breezy

These are super cute casual shorts. I love the material and how comfortable they are. An elevated basic! For reference, I am 5'4", 130 lbs and a size 6. The small was perfect for me!

August 24, 2023

Wonky fit

Low rise waist too tight for the rest of the shorts. Patagonia never fits me but every now and then I try again. I’m 58 with an hourglass figure size 10 in clothes and 12 on the size chart. I’m hopelessly between sizes. Patagonia is unusual, and that a size up is also a few inches longer in the legs instead of just wider like other brands. It makes... Read More the clothes not work for my figure.

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2023

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry for the disapointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

August 9, 2023

Amazing fit

Love these shorts! They are the first I have ever owned that don't give me that "front wedgie" by riding up when I walk quickly. So comfortable they feel like air. I can't wait until they come out with more colors so I can buy more. Finally a short that comes in enough at the waist while giving enough room in the butt and thighs... Read More for an athletic build.

August 4, 2023

Perfect summertime work or running around shorts!

I love these shorts, I wear them like almost every other day! I am a 30 waist 40 hips and usually a 31-32 inseam and with the stretchy waist band, these fit perfectly! I wish all the shorts fit like these. The pockets are large and have zíperes! And they are thick but really breathable and lightweight, I love them!

August 1, 2023

Comfortable and Flattering

I am online back for more colors of this comfortable and flattering pair of shorts. The fabric is soft and doesn't wrinkle. Shorts can be casual or dressed up for city or travel. I am 5'4" 128 lbs with athletic build. Small was perfect.

July 29, 2023

Can you make these 2 inches longer for me?

I have been a loyal Patagonia customer for decades and would love to keep wearing your shorts, but most of them are too short for this 50 year old mom. I found the fleetwith shorts to be stylish (love the wider leg and higher rise) and true to size , but 2 inches too short for me. With a little more coverage they would be perfect for travel, hiking... Read More, and even the beach. I figure you cant get what you want if you don't ask, so what do you say Patagonia?

Response from Patagonia
July 31, 2023

Hey April, you're absolutely right! We will share your suggestion with our design team. You never know! In the meantime, we do have shorts with a [longer inseam](, though they aren't the same style.

July 26, 2023

Best Shorts Ever

The reviews posted state how large these shorts run. I think the design of these shorts are made to be looser fitting and not a form fit. I think they are flattering! The fabric is breaths and is super comfortable on a warm day. I bought these in black and want to purchase another pair. These shorts will be great for travel.

June 27, 2023

Love these shorts

These shorts are super comfortable and super cute. I've basically been living in them since I bought them and have gotten a ton of compliments. Wish I could buy them in every color!

June 26, 2023

great short!

i am somewhere between L and XL in most clothing but the L is perfect in this short. i have two pair and they are quickly replacing my old lululemons as my favorite shorts for all activities. super comfy, quick-drying, and versatile.

May 5, 2023

Go to summer and spring shorts

Perfect from everything to dog walks, bike ride, yard work or just loafing around. Super comfy and versatile. More colors please.

February 24, 2023

Runs large, nice color

I wear a S in everything else Patagonia makes, and their size fitter suggested size S, so that's the size I bought - but these shorts definitely run large. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. Waist around 25-26". I like the color of the shorts - versatile but not boring. The material is a very thin, lightweight polyester. I think that&... Read More#x27;s popular these days so no complaints there. If I could, I would exchange for an XS.

February 23, 2023

Love These

These shorts move in all the right directions. I have only worn one of the two pairs and they were just right, I used them as a cover over my swimsuit. Perfect for chasing kids around.

October 19, 2022

Perfect Travel Shorts

Loved these shorts for travel, they didn't wrinkle and I could wear them out and about for a cute look as well as wear them hiking.

October 10, 2022

So Good!

I just received these, and love them! They are the perfect length to cover my cheeks and not be too bulky, plenty of room in the leg openings and hips, and great, functional pockets! So comfortable. I'm definitely buying more pairs in other colors.

September 19, 2022

Nice design

I loved the soft, lightweight, durable material of these shorts and the mauve color is beautiful. The size S that I bought is the size I buy most of the time - occasionally a M. For some reason the inner leg length was noticeably longer that the outer leg. Perhaps a larger size would have been different, but the leg width is quite roomy so although... Read More I didnt try the M I think the legs would have WAY too roomy for me. Could be that the waist and hips are smaller in comparison to the leg size. Great shorts. Just didnt fit me so I returned. Also could use some back pockets. 53 130 for ref.

September 8, 2022

These shorts are breathable, provide

These shorts are breathable, provide great coverage, and dry very quick. I love that it has pockets and an elastic waistband that you can still tighten to fit your waist size! I own these is multiple colors.

August 6, 2022

LOVE these

These have been my go-to shorts this summer! I previously didnt really have nice looking athletic shorts that I could wear with different outfits and these are amazing. They do run large, but thats what I was hoping for, especially since I typically dont have much success shopping for bottoms. I love buying ethically made clothing, but it has been ... Read Moretough to find athletic/outdoor clothing that fits right. Patagonia, you are guilty of tailoring you womens clothing to someone with small hips and small figure. I however have a curvy, athletic figure with a 30 inch waist and larger hips and booty. Please, for the sake of all women who want ethical and well made clothing, make more products that are flattering on more than one body type, like these shorts! For size reference, Im 5 7, 30 inch waist, around 175lbs right now and bought a size large.

Response from Patagonia
August 10, 2022

Thanks so much for your detailed and thoughtful feedback on the fit, sizing and function of these shorts. This is very valuable for our designers and other customers so thanks for taking the time to submit a review, Sarah!

August 4, 2022

The short of my summer

Was looking for a high waisted activity short with pockets that was effortless but looked nice and boy did these deliver. I got both the grey and the green pair and have considered getting the black just due to how often I wear them. One of my favorite aspects of these shorts is the quick dry aspect! Comfy waist-band and deep pockets. So glad to ha... Read Moreve found these shorts.

July 16, 2022

Bike/hike/town adventure short!

These are the perfect versatile adventure short, and pretty much what I always wanted my baggies to be! They are lightweight and breathable without looking explicitly like athletic shorts (no swishy sound like baggies). I can wear them to breakfast and then a long day hike; or biking through humid weather to meet friends for dinner; or out of a sea... Read More kayak and into town for a little poking around local shops. Fit-wise: they fit a bit looser than baggies (the cut is more high-waisted and a-line, with extra space mainly in the butt and thighs) which is perfect for someone curvy like me. If you are straight-hipped, you may want to size down. Great pockets!

July 5, 2022

Runs large

My one complaint with Patagonia clothing is and always has been that the sizing is all over the place. I bought these in size small and they fit similarly to the baggies size medium, but with a higher waist. I have to really cinch the drawstring to keep them up at my waist. Maybe they have a more "relaxed fit" on purpose, but I can't... Read More imagine that the "baggies" are meant to be tight. Size small baggies are quite snug on me. I am 5'6" and around 125lb with somewhat curvy hips/butt. I was looking for a really lightweight and breathable short that's long enough to cover my leg underneath the leg loops of my climbing harness. Unfortunately they're not quite long enough to stay put under the leg loops, and there is a lot of fabric at the waist right where my harness sits (especially when it's bunched up from me cinching up the drawcord), so that's not the most comfortable. They are super breezy though and I like the color and fabric a lot so I am keeping them. They're nice for bouldering on warmer days and for lounging around camp.

Response from Patagonia
July 7, 2022

Hi LB! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit of the shorts. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our team.

June 30, 2022

Comfy light weight shorts

Shorts are comfy, fit perfectly. Material is soft and not clingy.

June 30, 2022

Super comfy and stretchy

Fleetwith material is great to begin with, and these shorts did not disappoint. They fit a little bigger than Baggies and are thinner and stretchier than Baggies are. With very respectable pocket sizing, I wear these shorts constantly and for a lot of activities. If you are a Baggies fan and looking for a versatile short that is a little stretchier... Read More and more forgiving, these are the shorts you need!

June 26, 2022

The Perfect Short

I love these shorts so much that I am beyond tempted to purchase them in more colors! I got the black which matches with almost anything. I'm someone who likes to tuck their shirts into their shorts but I could see how the shorts could appear overly 'baggy' if you left the shirt out. These are my go-to for everyday wear. They're... Read More not too short but also not long enough that they're not flattering.

June 21, 2022

Very Boxy

I was a little disappointed with the style of the shorts, they are very boxy.

May 18, 2022

Classy or casual

These are the shorts I have been waiting for. The cut is long enough to move around, and not worry about showing too much. Short enough to not look frumpy. As a photographer, I need something flexible for our hot humid southern climate. These look like more than your average hiking shorts, so they are versatile to wear out on the town after a day o... Read Moren the trail. The slip pockets on the front are perfect for large items, while the zippered back pockets keep things secure. The material is silky smooth without the sound of swishing as you move. They lay beautifully and dont show underwear lines. Well worth the investment.

May 14, 2022

the perfect loose fit, high waisted shorts

absolutely love them. its hard to find a pair of shorts that tick all the boxes but these did it for me. high waisted, loose on the legs, movable and breathable, and a longer length. the drawstring is a nice touch, as well as the back zippered pockets. my only note is that the tag is missing wash instructions in english! but i really should learn t... Read Morehose pesky symbols. thanks for a great pair of shorts as my i to to patagonia!

Response from Patagonia
May 17, 2022

Hey Taylor, we're glad you're loving the shorts! We have this [handy symbol guide]( which should hopefully help with care instructions. If you have additional questions about this feel free to reach out to us, we're always happy to help.

May 12, 2022

Awesome short but sizing differences among colors

Excellent shorts! Very comfortable material and overall fit. Great pockets. They're replacing my baggies. I wanted multiple pairs in different colors; however, there's something different about the green ones. I ordered an additional pair of green shorts in case I just got an off one, but it seems that the greens have either a smaller wai... Read Morest or shorter inseam or both. Further, there seems to be the same issue with the green fleetwith pants! I'm returning the green pants and shorts, but do hope Patagonia will address this because it's my favorite color in this line.

Response from Patagonia
May 16, 2022

We are sorry to hear about this color sizing issue. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. We have passed this information along to our Design Team and hope to correct this issue in the future. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review.

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