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Men's Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Volley Shorts - 7" Reviews

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Ms Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Volley Shorts - 7

True To Size
September 26, 2023

These don't last

Faded after 5 months, then became thin, and then the back ripped right next to the pocket. Would not recommend.

Response from Patagonia
September 27, 2023

We're very sorry to hear about the disappointing durability of the fabric in these shorts! Your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](, so please don't hesitate to reach out to the nearest Patagonia-owned retail store or to our Customer Service team to return them under warranty. We will be glad to help you, Slava!

September 9, 2023

Well made

Very comfortable shorts. They are made from a nice fabric, and fit well. I'm planning to buy another pair. The only thing I would change is to move the drawstring to the inside. A tiny thing that probably doesn't matter.

September 4, 2023

Fits great, extremely comfortable. Exactly

Fits great, extremely comfortable. Exactly as advertised.

September 3, 2023

Comfortable casual shorts

Nice cut and the hemp fabric has a smooth texture that I really like.

September 3, 2023

Good Shorts. Unusual fit.

Decent shorts. Very comfortable. Sort of strange fit, at least relative to Patagonia Stand-Up classic shorts. I suspect they will need a break-in period and still have hope for these yet. Love the hemp fabric and color.

August 31, 2023

Runs small

Had to return, runs small. Expensive shipping.

August 30, 2023

Far Beyond Baggy

These shorts, though labeled slim, run substantially larger than their description or sizing measurement suggests. I use them as lounge shorts, so I'm not as concerned about the silhouette.

August 30, 2023

Good shorts, no stretch

My first hemp garment. Short design is great, fits nicely, good pockets. Hemp as a material feels nice and I think it will be really durable. The material itself has zero stretch (apart from the waist), can feel tight while sitting if you have thick thighs like me.

August 29, 2023

Crotch fabric fold

Could be great shorts if there was not an excess off fabric in crotch area. Would greatly benefit from gusetted stitching for such expensive shorts. I do like the sustainable design.

August 28, 2023

Versatile Shorts

I've bought this in 3 different colors and they are great! Use them mainly for everyday wear but good choice as travel shorts too.

August 23, 2023


These are my bottoms with shirt, tie & blazer for virtual court appearances. I feel a little like Angus Young without the hat! Keep the drawstring tied loose for sitting; then tighten up for walking the dog.

August 22, 2023

great light shorts

good fit, lightweight, dries quickly

August 21, 2023

Comfortable and stylish

Love the feel and look of these shorts

August 11, 2023

Great casual short

Bought these for my husband. Great look and true to size. Medium weight material. Pockets are perfect.

August 9, 2023

Casual shorts

I am enjoying these shorts - elastic waistband with draw string. Fit great around my legs and cheeks. Hit right above the knee. They do not have any flex in them so have not worn them for any adventurous activities but look great day to day and date nights.

August 6, 2023

Comfortable everyday shorts

I wear a 31 inch waist and these are roomy but fit with the tie. Comfortable to wear and work with a tee shirt or a button down. Great shorts for casual everyday use or light active use.

July 28, 2023

Great looking shorts, but deteriorates after a few years

I bought these shorts in September of 2020 and unfortunately they are no longer wearable. It is too bad, I loved these shorts before they fell apart. It has basically started to deteriorate with holes and the material has begun ripping at the seams. Overpriced for what it is.

Response from Patagonia
July 28, 2023

We're sorry to hear these shorts haven't held up as we would expect! We will reach out to you about returning them under our warranty. Thank you for this review, Caleb.

July 8, 2023

Very comfy with great style, but fit not consistent with other Lightweight All-Wear

These are absolutely fantastic shorts that feel quality and have a really nice looking style, but there's a couple things that keep me from unconditionally recommending them. Compared to the Non-Volley, 6" All-Wear Hemp Shorts, the fit is quite a bit different. These have an overall much looser fit, with a lot more extra fabric hanging do... Read Morewn around the crotch (which also makes them feel a good bit heavier), so while there's only a 1" inseam difference, compared to the 6" Shorts these 7" Volley Shorts rest ~3-3.5" lower on my leg when I stand up, basically down to the top of my knee (basically, the same as the model in the display pictures). For me, these sit in a really awkward place in the Patagonia line-up. They're quite long, and while baggier than the 6" All-wears, they're not baggy enough that they don't feel a bit restrictive (especially if you have thicker thighs like I do), an issue that wouldn't be quite as bad if not for the length. Their length and semi-bagginess also mean that for a very hot summer's day where you really want to wear something light, that I feel like in almost every circumstance that the Baggies Naturals are a better fit for you, with their much lighter fabric and baggier legs--or the standard Baggies themselves of course, if their swimsuit style is more your thing. If you're someone who likes your shorts hanging that low, these are absolutely great and definitely the choice for you. Or if you're just a lanky person with very long legs, these should probably be in your shopping cart already. For others, I won't say these are a bad purchase--I still think they're very nice, but I think that for most people, there are probably better shorts in Patagonia's lineup for you. Personally, I'd love to see these revised in some way--maybe a smidge less baggy in the crotch area to bring the leg of the short up a bit, and/or maybe a big baggier in the leg itself. Or, maybe just make the legs a little less short on their own? Either way, these are still a good pair of shorts that haven't done anything wrong, which is why I give them 5* in spite of my criticisms above--I just don't think they've done as much right (particularly with the fit) as other shorts Patagonia sells.

June 29, 2023

Go-to summer shorts

These are perfect for almost any occasion during the summertime. They're lightweight and breezy for the hot months here in the Southeast. They perform well for climbing/hiking, and can be dressed up with a short-sleeve button down for grabbing a beer and tacos afterwards. These are the first thing in my bag for any warm-weather trip.

June 22, 2023


They are very comfy, however, the length make it awkward for a leg's range of motion.

Response from Patagonia
June 23, 2023

Thank you for sending us your feedback! You might prefer our [Men's Shorts]( with shorter or longer inseam. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

June 7, 2023

My favorite shorts

I have a few pairs and absolutely love them. Soft feel, durable fabric, roomy but not baggy (which the wife loves), perfect length. I'm usually a 33" waist and the medium fit perfect with some extra give when you need to bend down or do an awkward movement.

June 2, 2023

Versatile short

Great part of the wardrobe

May 9, 2023

Great Look and Function, But Unusual Sizing

Love the look and function of these shorts, but if I could change one thing, it would be the sizing. I am 6ft 2in and have a 33 inch waist. The medium was way too tight, and I can pull on the large without unbuttoning/unzipping. I ultimately went with the large, but have to use the drawstring to keep them up.

May 9, 2023

Poor Quality

Seam at the bottom of the right pocket came undone after first wash. Not what I expected when all other Patagonia products I have owned have been quality and held up over years. Could be a bad batch but frustrating to spend the money and have them deteriorate so quickly.

Response from Patagonia
May 10, 2023

We're sorry to hear these shorts didn't hold up as they are supposed to! You can [return]( them on our website, or reach out to our Customer Service Team for help with a warranty return. Thank you for this feedback, Bryan, and we hope we can do better by you in the future!

May 8, 2023

Well made, comfortable

Love these, really comfortable and good looking. Only issues was, I wanted something loose fitting so ordered an XL - well, I'm writing up a new tune "mooning in the Carribean". Those waves have power! Next pair will be L and I'll just cinch these up a bit tighter! You'll love 'em but go with the size chart.

May 7, 2023

Waiting for summertime weather

Nice shorts that I can wait to wear.

May 6, 2023

Great short.

I originally ordered size medium based on the size chart but had to return and exchange for small. I am 5.9 and 145 lb and small fits me perfectly. Medium was too baggy. Exchange was easy.

May 3, 2023


These are great shorts but they are way too long and run big. Please cut all the shorts back to 5"-6", including the stand-ups.

Response from Patagonia
May 4, 2023

Thanks for the review, Drew! Most of our shorts will include their inseam within the product name, for example these are called Men's Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Volley Shorts - 7", the 7" standing for the inseam. We have a few different shorts that come in 5" or 6" inseams, you can browse those by clicking [here](

April 18, 2023

Solid and stylish

Love them. A lot of shorts in the 7-8" midseam range can be a bit restrictive around the midsection. These are roomy without having any sort of parachute effect. So they are stylish and comfortable.

April 17, 2023

Great fit

These shorts are great owing to their fit and comfort. The slim fit and shorter cut looks great and the elastic with draw string makes sure the fit is comfortable as well.

April 10, 2023

Fabric failure from first few wears

was excited to receive and try on these shorts. the fabric quality seems high but after two wears doing casual activity to low intensity hiking, a hole formed away from any seams on the seat of the shorts and i'm disappointed something like this happened so fast. the fit is true to size and the sewing is solid, just bummed there's a fabri... Read Morec failure already.

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2023

We're sorry to hear about the durability issues! Your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee]( Please reach out to your local Patagonia-owned retail store or to our Customer Service team. We'll be more than happy to assist you with a quick solution!

April 4, 2023

Legs too tight

Large is too big in the waist. Medium the leg is too tight. Bummer. Good shorts otherwise.

Response from Patagonia
April 4, 2023

We're sorry to hear the slim fit design was restrictive in the leg. You may prefer sizing down in our [regular fit Men's Shorts]( Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

March 22, 2023

Caribbean Approved!

The Caribbean life is hot, in all the senses of the word! Its hard to find good clothes to wear here, but this by far is my favorite to use all day at the beach or going to work with a good pair of sandals.

March 20, 2023

Great fit; please continue making "slim fitting" clothing

I appreciate any piece of Patagonia kit labeled as, "slim" fitting. These shorts are dialed!

March 12, 2023

Way too baggy

I ordered a large in several patagonia shorts, and these were the only ones that were a huge disappointment. I love the elastic waistband, but the crotch was so incredibly long and the shorts themselves so overly wide that I felt I was drowning in them, it looked ridiculous. Even for light wearing around the house, they were massive. I much prefer... Read More the new hemp and cotton blend non-volley shorts as they fit well top to bottom, not too big and not too tight.

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2023

Thank you for the review Jakob, we're very sorry to hear how disappointing these shorts were in fit. We're glad to know you found an alternative that works better for your needs. We've sent you an email to gather more information and help you with a return. If anything else comes up, feel free to connect with our [customer service team](*1e10th1*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3ODg5NzQxMi42NDguMS4xNjc4ODk5MjM0LjAuMC4w).

February 16, 2023


Cant wait to pair this with more summer fits. It is quite comfortable and fits great. The material quality is superb.

February 8, 2023

Great product with great customer

Great product with great customer support. Wears very well and extremely comfortable.

February 7, 2023

Very comfortable and not so

Very comfortable and not so long that they go past my knees. Nice pockets and draw string avoids a need for a belt.

January 24, 2023

Great fit/shorts

I wear these around everywhere. I can easily go to the gym and do a workout in these shorts. And if I dont have time to change afterwards, the shorts look great at lunch. :) Five stars.

January 21, 2023


The shorts are a perfect fit and comfortable for me.

December 7, 2022

Great short

I like wearing these casually and they are really comfortable

November 28, 2022

Runs too small

Im w 38 waist and these fit fine in the waist, but way too tight in the butt. Had to return them unfortunately. They were exactly what I was looking for, but just not enough room in the back.

November 4, 2022

Great short

Really comfortable and stretches

October 12, 2022

Love the shorts

These are my new favorite shorts. Comfortable, casual, but classic enough to head out on the town

September 29, 2022

Great Shorts

Love these shorts

September 25, 2022

As always, cant go wrong with Patagonia!

Love the products and the brand philosophy!!! Keep doing your awesome job!

September 17, 2022

Fits well

The fut is good and they are very comfortable.

September 14, 2022

Very comfortable lounge and casual

Very comfortable lounge and casual shorts

September 13, 2022

Great for hot weather travel

I got these hoping to take them on a trip to very hot and humid Thailand. I also ordered the slightly shorter button waist version of these for the same reason. I am super happy with the fit and material of these. I would definitely recommend. My waist is a 34" and Medium fit perfect. They also shrunk slightly in length after drying which I wa... Read Mores really happy with.

September 12, 2022

light and easy shorts

I wear these type shorts (M, L sizes) versus the Patagonia shorts that are produced in specific sizes (32, 34, etc.). Mainly because I have encountered too much variation in specific sized pants of any type, not just Patagonia brand. I like these shorts. They are big in the waist on me, but there's a drawstring for that. I hate tight fitting p... Read Moreants, shorts, etc., and I have muscular legs which makes the mediums fine in the waist but a bit too restricting. They are lightweight and basically I do not notice them - which is the key for me - if I notice the clothing it is restricting. The only thing I would change is a little more material where the crotch meets the inseam. I also wear the Baggies Naturals and the Stand Up shorts. The main problem with the Stand Up shorts has been the sizing - but they are pretty bomb proof if the sizing happens to work out.

September 7, 2022

Great shorts for kicking around

Great shorts for kicking around and travel!!

August 21, 2022

The best shorts period.

My brother got a pair but ordered the wrong size so he gave them to me. Instantly better than any other shorts Ive ever worn. Bought two more myself. Good for being active, great dad shorts, good for golf, hiking. Wouldnt wear them to run in or work out in but could definitely lift in them. Will never wear another brand, cut, it material again.

July 23, 2022

Almost Great

Fit and comfort are top-notch; only drawback is how easily the material wrinkles. Still, because I only wear them casually, they are one of my Go To shorts and I will purchase other colors

July 14, 2022

Most comfortable shorts I own.

Great shorts, super comfortable, my favorite pair of shorts

July 6, 2022

Favorite shorts

Love these shorts, quickly purchased a second pair, also got my father a pair for Father's Day! Extremely comfortable, can wear in any condition.

May 12, 2022

Shorts for everything

These shorts are so comfortable, I wear them for everything. Lounging, and hanging out or climbing. Very light and airy. Durable too.

November 9, 2021

Santa Monica Punching Bag

Thats right. I got these in the adroitly named pelican color, for the sake of fancy city and suburban brunches. Still, and I havent worn them other than trying them on, these cozy shorties make me want to buy an everlast bag and turn them into a classy old school workout short. With the short hem, I bought them to show off my hotshot quads. With th... Read Moree fit, I feel inspired to crank lunges and squats.

September 15, 2021

Great weight, ultra simple, appropriately stylish

It's been a long journey to find the right pair of shorts that are simple enough to be worn in casual/social circumstances but technical enough to not just be a heavy cotton sweatfest when I get moving. I really like the weight of these to keep me cool. These don't look like shiny polyester material and the cut is stylish with no excess p... Read Moreocketing or zippering. Great for every day casual shorts.

September 12, 2021

A little large

This is my second pair of these shorts. My first pair was true to size. This pair runs a little large. Slight inconsistencies with the fit. Overall, great shorts though.

September 2, 2021

Great shorts for going out and about.

Easily able to dress up or down. Great shorts!

September 2, 2021


Good for Dallas summer

August 14, 2021

Comfortable but

These shorts are super comfortable and I like how deep the pockets are. My only complaint is these shorts show off the plumbers crack when I bend over.

Response from Patagonia
August 16, 2021

Hey Jesse, thanks for the review. It sounds like a size down could potentially help with the plumbers crack issue you're facing. To begin an exchange, please click [here](

August 4, 2021

Super comfy

These shorts are awesome and super comfy!

July 2, 2021

Awesome design and quality!

I really like how the shorts are designed. The drawstring makes me feel more casual and comfortable. I wear both colors all the time and like that I can relax in them at home, go out for walks/hikes, but at the same time wear them out in slightly more formal settings.

June 20, 2021

Great shorts, small fits different

Seem like awesome shorts, but the size small fits different than every other size small Patagonia bottom I have. Far too tight around the hip/butt, and I'm a pretty skinny dude. Looks odd. Returning, best of luck for people of different size or shape!

June 18, 2021

Worth every Penny!!!

These are the most comfortable, most well made shorts I have ever worn. Worth every penny

June 12, 2021

Easy-to-wear, great fabric

I really like these shorts! The fabric is cool to the touch with a subtle texture, which is great for the heat. But they're also basic enough not to draw too much attention. I'm a medium in some brands and a large in others. I saw the slim fit, so I ordered these in a large, and I'm glad I did for the fit in the legs and seat, but th... Read Moree waist is definitely a touch loose. I bought the Baggies Naturals in a medium at the same time but ordered a medium in those due to the relaxed fit, and I like how they fit, too, in the legs and seat but those are a little tight in the waist.

June 6, 2021

Rip easily

I've bought two pairs of these shorts. The fit and feel is what I expected. However, *both* pairs ripped right up the back, completely ruined, after very moderate use. I've never had this happen on any shorts I've owned in my life. Having it happen twice in a row suggests it's "them," not "me" that's the... Read More problem. I've always found Patagonia's stuff to be very durable and high quality, so this is a complete surprise. I'm really disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
June 8, 2021

Hi Ben! We're so sorry to hear this happened. This is not the level of quality we expect from our gear. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team to get set up with a warranty return.

May 17, 2021


The shorts are top notch. I needed a pair for work and I love them. I wear them all of the time. I love the elastic waste and button, plus the tie draw string which makes it a little more snug for when I lose a bit of weight over the summer. These shorts will be well worn and used in their lifetime! Thanks, Patagonia!

May 8, 2021

Great casual shorts, they are slim.

I was wary of these shorts given some of the reviews mentioning they're way too tight. While they are definitely slim fit, I would call the fit flattering rather than tight. I probably wouldn't be able to do a full split in these or kick an apple off someone's head, but I also don't expect to need to while wearing them.

April 22, 2021

Great light shorts

Love these for the spring and summer months. Light material and drys fast!

April 1, 2021

Great shorts

I now have 3 pair of these shorts because I love the fit. Im a bigger guy and finding shorts that are above the knee and fit my rear end is a hard combo but these do the trick!

March 28, 2021

Great Shorts

Wear them everywhere. Great casual shorts that feel comfortable and durable

September 1, 2020

Lightweight casual shorts

Very comfortable lightweight shorts, perfect for the summer!

August 21, 2020

Can't believe they even manufactured these

I have never put on a pair of shorts that fit worse. If any patagonia bottoms ever fit me, theyre size small. I have the baggies shorts in small that fit perfect. These are so tight around hips (not waist) that I could literally barely get them on and couldn't even fit my phone into the pocket theyre so tight. Comedically bad fit but a waste o... Read Moref emissions for how many people will order these and return them because theyre so different from all other size smalls. Maybe my pair was a defect but I doubt it - Patagonias sizing is all over the place recently

Response from Patagonia
October 29, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on the fit of these shorts. As always your satisfaction is guaranteed and you're welcome to [return]( them.

July 13, 2020

Comfortable Shorts

Great casual shorts for around the house, walking, or doing yard work. They are lightweight and very breathable which is great for summers in Georgia.

July 13, 2020

Nice shorts!

Comfortable shorts that look pulled together and nice, win-win. These are super easy and comfy to wear.

July 13, 2020

Perfect comfortable summer short

Love the elastic waistband and the light, airy feel of the fabric. These are the perfect everyday summer shorts. The fabric does wrinkle easily, but I consider that part of the look.

July 10, 2020

Comfortable Shorts

Great casual shorts for around the house, walking, or doing yard work. They are lightweight and very breathable which is great for summers in Georgia.

July 10, 2020

Nice shorts!

Comfortable shorts that look pulled together and nice, win-win. These are super easy and comfy to wear.

July 9, 2020

Perfect comfortable summer short

Love the elastic waistband and the light, airy feel of the fabric. These are the perfect everyday summer shorts. The fabric does wrinkle easily, but I consider that part of the look.

June 26, 2020

Super comfy

A hybrid between the light feel of active shorts with breathable fabric and casual wear shorts. Really nice feel

June 23, 2020

A Bit Snug

Patagonia shorts have gotten snug over recent years. Small used to fit me but now they are a little tight and medium is too big. Oh well, nice shorts though.

June 19, 2020

Light and comfortable

Sometimes Patagonia shorts can run tight on my butt, these shorts have a great shape that is comfortable in all positions.

May 4, 2020

This year's cut is smaller than previous

These are great shorts. I have a pair from previous years and they are durable and comfortable. The quality of this model seems to be good too. However, these are cut much smaller than previous models. And going up to the L was too big. Too much variance from M to L in my opinion. Unfortunately, I returned them due to size.

August 23, 2019

Perfect shorts

A great combination of soft and sturdy. Plenty of pockets. Elastic and tie waistband give them real versatility. Sized appropriately in the waist and length.

August 15, 2019

Functional, But Could Fit Better

Fit is good on these - I'm 6' and have a 32 waist and they fit just fine (the elastic waistband with the added string pull help give you flexibility there). I really like the material these shorts are made from. The hemp/cotton blend makes them feel durable without feeling hot - which is good because I plan on trekking around Southeast As... Read Moreian in them. My only complaint with the shorts - and really my only complaint with Patagonia shorts and pants in general - is the fit. These are marked as a slim fit, but I would still call them pretty relaxed. I don't see a lot of slimming toward the knee and overall they are more baggy than tight. I've made my peace with that though, and since I looking for function over fashion these are going to work out great.

August 15, 2019

Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Volley Shorts

The shorts are cool and comfortable. I like the length and the 4 pockets and the draw string and the elastic waist. They just don't look that great, because they are always full of wrinkles. They come out of the drier that way and get worse as you wear them. I have 4 pair of the all cotton Shorts, style 86735 and they don't do that. They ... Read Morealways look better.

August 15, 2019

Great Everyday shorts

Strong build quality. Adjustable waist fit. Great color and material. Very comfortable. Will buy another.

August 13, 2019

Perfect Shorts

Unorganized thoughts: Lightweight, odor-resistant (unsure if by design), and perfect length. These shorts appear to also be stain resistant and the fit is great. I live in a supremely hot climate (regularly over 105F) and these shorts keep me cool and not stinky. My favorite feature might be how deep the pockets are. These are a must-have - don... Read More't hesitate... just buy them.

August 12, 2019

Great Shorts

Perfect shorts for everyday comfort, style and functionality. Fit is spot on (6’2” and a size 34 waist wearing large). Fabric softens nicely with wear but still holds shape. Waistband is comfy.

August 10, 2019

All-Wear Hemp Volley Shorts

Very comfortable and lightweight. They were just what I was looking for.

August 10, 2019

right length

great shorts, love the drawstring and appreciate the length as most shorts are way to long for me. Material very durable, easy to wash and iron

August 10, 2019

Great shorts

I’ve practically lived in these shorts since they arrived. Very soft, lightweight and dry quickly. Dressier than my baggies.

August 10, 2019


These shorts are true to size and very soft and comfortable. I love the waist band. Will be purchasing more.

August 10, 2019

They wrinkle too much. They

They wrinkle too much. They are too short.

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