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Women's Skyline Traveler Shorts - 8" Reviews

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Ws Skyline Traveler Shorts - 8

Kinda Small
September 5, 2023

too tight in the thighs

these are too tight in the thighs but perfect in the waist.

Response from Patagonia
September 11, 2023

Thank you for this feedback on the fit of these shorts, Katie. They're cut with a slim fit, and they do tend to be fairly straight in their shape. Please let us know if we can help you pick out a different type of shorts that will fit you better! In the meantime, you're welcome to [return]( this pair if you aren't going to be happy with them.

August 22, 2023

Lightweight and versatile.

A great utility short for multiple purposes and it will pack well due to the lightweight fabric and wrinkle resistance. Love the fit and feel. Well constructed

August 19, 2023

Way too small

Way too small

Response from Patagonia
August 22, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the sizing issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return or exchange]( 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.

June 11, 2023

Travel Shorts

I bought these shorts for my summer travel. I love the comfortable stretch fabric that does not wrinkle in my suitcase. The black color is great for a dressier look and goes with everything! One problem is that since I have bigger thighs, these shorts are a bit snug. I would have liked a little more room in the legs, but sizes larger than 10 were n... Read Moreot available at the store. Keep in mind this short runs very small. I usually wear a size 6, but had to go up 2 sizes and ended up with size10.

June 8, 2023

Super comfortable

My favorite pair of shorts that keep me cool. Just moved to somewhere hot and it's been a struggle finding longer shorts that aren't just denim. These are great, just long enough for me. They hit a few inches above the knee. The fabric has enough stretch that they are comfy and move with you. The only thing I don't love is the waist,... Read More it's a bit too big for my waist but too small for the hips, but that's how it usually goes for me.

September 5, 2022

Not just for traveling

I love these shorts. Great for hiking but smart enough for a casual summer dinner party. Slim fit and perfect length works well for a petite frame.

August 17, 2022

Very comfy and flattering

I'm 5'4" and 122 - size 10 fits perfectly. Tried these in a pant and didn't like them at all, but the shorts are great. Fabric is flexible, drapes nicely, very comfortable and functional.

August 15, 2022

Super comfortable

These shorts are a little longer than you usually see these days which I was looking for. They are not finding it at all, super comfortable, adjustable waist is nice, pockets its aThese shorts are a little longer than you usually see these days which I was looking for. They are not binding at all, super comfortable, adjustable waist is nice, pocket... Read Mores are good and deep

August 10, 2022

Runs small

I purchased both a size 2 and size 4 and both ran tight and would not be comfortable for hiking. I have a pair of the Skyline Traveler pants in size 2 - petite length, that I purchased a few years ago. I love those pants for travel and hiking, but these shorts do not fit anything like the full length pants.

August 9, 2022

Great length for casual wear.

Great length for casual wear. Washes up really nicely, no need for ironing. I love the green color!

August 7, 2022

Great length for casual wear.

Great length for casual wear. Come out of the washer wrinkle free. I love the green color.

August 3, 2022

Love these so much I bought four pairs!

Bought two pairs in size 0 which is typically my Patagonia size. These shorts run a tad small/tight so I bought two more pairs in size 2 on Worn Wear. They fit perfectly. So comfortable! Would love to see a few other colors!

July 16, 2022

Would buy them again. Ordered up one size.

I followed the suggestions in the reviews and ordered one size up for a looser fit. They still have a slimmer fit than my Quandary shorts in size 0. I think the size 0's would fit me, but they would just be a tightly fitting garment, which is not what I was looking for. These shorts are flattering and have a good fit. Sometimes with shorts, I ... Read Morehave fit issues where there is extra fabric in the lower hips, but not with these. I really wish I could get more shorts like this, in the longer inseam length. I have a strong preference for shorts with an inseam longer than 5 inches, but unless you want basketball shorts, that's very hard to find even at Patagonia, and particularly if you are looking for a 24-26", since many brands have increased the size of their clothes and no longer sell clothing that fits such a size. Obviously I also cannot get men's shorts because they do not come in my size, and because they are not made to fit a female body. Anyway I am grateful for these shorts, very much so, they're getting me through the summer and I can tell they will be durable.

July 12, 2022

Not worth the price

These shorts got a hole in them less than 2 weeks after I purchased them. I use them for everyday use. I was not hiking or doing anything that would have caused a whole. They are just made out of a very delicate material apparently. I will not be purchasing Patagonia clothing again!

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2022

Hi Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your shorts developed a hole after two weeks. That's definitely not the quality we expect out of our clothing, so we'd consider this a warranty issue. We've reached out directly with return assistance.

June 22, 2022

Fast drying and comfortable

I love how fast these shorts dry. Great length on the shorts. I do wish the pockets were a little deeper in the front. That's the only thing I'd change.

June 20, 2022

Shorts are so comfortable!! I

Shorts are so comfortable!! I love wearing them for hiking and golf.

June 8, 2022

Flexible and comfortable

I grow and gather lots of berries and fruits to store for winter. These are comfortable shorts for gardening and still look nice enough to wear anywhere. Stretchy for bending under blueberry bushes, but go right back in shape when I straighten. Nice green color as well.

May 12, 2022

Yep. Too small

These shorts. I struggle with my weight and putting these shorts on made me very conscious of that fact. Put your pride aside and order 1-2 sizes up if youre determined to try them. They do state slim fit.

May 2, 2022

great fabric shorts

Love the shorts for the comfort of the fabric, the slight give and the slim style. These are made for movement and are attractive too.

March 28, 2022

Runs small

Other reviewers are correct- runs small. Im typically a 2, ordered 2 and theyre fine, but probably would have exchanged for a 4 if they had been available. Otherwise great shorts

March 17, 2022

Very small

I ordered my usual size in Patagonia (2) and these shorts were so tiny I could hardly get them over my hips. Other pants in the same order were also size 2 and fit fine. I tried to get the shorts in a larger size to try but they were sold out so then had to go through customer service to order different shorts. So be careful with these, when they s... Read Moreay slim fit they are extremely slim! I had taken a peek before ordering and it said they fit true to size so I am hoping this review will help adjust that because they are not true to size.

November 14, 2021


The best shorts Loved the shorts so much I bought 2 shorts of every color available

September 15, 2021

Comfortable & great coverage

Stretchy fabric is lightweight and comfortable for bike commuting around town, casual wear, climbing, and hiking. The fit has great coverage with a higher, drawcord waist and is fitted to not be bulky. Size up if you want a looser fit. Smooth finish repels water and mud. These are now my go too shorts. I also got the pants that seem to have same fi... Read Moret with the same material and love them!

September 1, 2021

Best shorts ever!

I love these shorts! Normally I wear a 4, but the 6 fit me better. They stretch a little, are super comfortable and no chaffing. They wash up nicely, dont shrink or wrinkle. I want a pair in all of the colors! I highly recommend these shorts for casual or hiking.

August 21, 2021

These shorts are tiny!

I am 5'4" & 110, normally wear a Patagonia S or XS, ordered a size 4 - but these shorts are extremely small! I now see that many, many others have had the same experience. So hey Patagonia - you need to stop saying that they are "true to size" on the website!!

Response from Patagonia
August 26, 2021

Hello Mary, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry that the sizing did not work out on the shorts and have shared your findings with our design team. You are certainly welcome to [return or exchange]( them at your convenience. The Size & Fit ranking is generated by reviewers so we are unable to make the change.

August 5, 2021

Great shorts

I love these shorts and purchased them in black & blue. They do run small (I have other pants in size 8). I have very thin legs, no thighs and a long inseam, so it is hard to find shorts. They are extremely comfortable. Mine do no make any noise when I walk. Please make them in a khaki/sand color.

August 1, 2021

Beautiful shorts

I am an 8 in most things. These were too tight. I sent back for a 10. Hope that works because I really like them and they are better than I expected. Thank you for being a great company

July 23, 2021

Very stretchy

Great length for 60+ legs. Super stretchy for ease of movement. There is an elasticized tie at the waistband which is good because they do stretch out a bit after wearing. All in all great comfy shorts.

July 23, 2021

Traveler shorts

I am very pleased with the shorts. However, they really ran small. I weigh 98 lbs. I usually wear size 4 in Patagonia, but had to return and reorder a size 6. In other brands I usually wear size 2. The quality is great and I really like the fabric.

June 30, 2021

Good quality, neat shorts

I really like the style and fabric. Flattering fit. The shorts run really small. I have always worn size 4 in Patagonia, but had to return and reorder a size 6. I am 5' tall and weigh 98 lbs.

May 15, 2021

Not ninja wear

I got a kick out of the material used for these shorts for some reason it seems crinkly and noisy when rubbed together. I liked the look and length, but they were a bit small. If you are not sneaking up on anyone or thing, they're probably nice for easy hikes. (not bird watching)

April 18, 2021

Extremely small; order one size larger

I ordered both this pair of shorts as well as the Quandry shorts in size 8. The traveler style fits like a slim size 6, so Ive exchanged them for a size 10, and they are still a bit tight. The size 8 in the Quandry size 8 is quite loose.

September 22, 2020

Perfect shorts for golf

I bought this for golf wear and I love it. I was worried if 8" going to be too long for shorts but for my height, it's perfect length and fit for me.

September 1, 2020

Great shorts

I love these shorts so much I bought 3 different colors. Now I hope they bring out new colors. I really like the length and a bit higher waist. They are great to hike in and dress up with a dressier top.

July 17, 2020

Great shorts!

I love these shorts! I'm about to order my 3rd pair. They are very comfortable, a good length (which can easily be shortened with one turn that stays), and stay looking good over multiple days of wear. I wash in warm water and hang to dry - they fit just as well as when they were new, and don't wrinkle. Dry quickly too.

July 13, 2020

Great fit

Love the fit and design. Good pockets and cut. I am 57 and 135-140 lbs. rectangle shape. Most shorts now are sooo wide, these are not. Fabric is odd, yet....Seems super durable. They do swish noisily. But are comfortable. And seems wrinkle-ly after washing. Easily avoided though. I cannot find another short to compare. So I am in!

June 26, 2020

extremely comfortable

These shorts are very comfortable. I like the light weight fabric. The snap closure is practical. The style can be casual or even some what dressy. I highly recommend this product.

June 22, 2020

Perfect pair of shorts

These are incredibly comfortable shorts that do it all. They can take a beating on the farm or look nice enough to wear traveling. I love that they are light weight and breathable. Oh, and last but not least, they are also very flattering!

June 18, 2020

Beautiful Material

This is my first purchase of Patagonia shorts, wont t be my last. They fit perfectly, so comfortable to wear, material is soft, smooth, and moves with you. Both thumbs up!

April 22, 2020

Loud difficult fabric

I was looking for a style similar to my husband's wavefarer shorts, which is a softer fabric, and a jean cut style easy for beach to hike to dinner. These shorts are an awful fabric, loud to walk in and plasticky. They are going back.

December 15, 2019

skyline traveler shorts

These shorts fit well, wear well and are comfortable. Stretch and move with you, but don't stretch out.

November 22, 2019

Form AND function!

These shorts are so comfortable! Just the right amount of stretchy material that makes the shorts move with you during activities. So comfortable I can even golf in these. The length Is perfect - transitions from daytime activities to dinner at a restaurant without needing to change. Hidden drawstring is also versatile without the need of a belt. I... Read Moret was a great purchase. Wish there were more colors available at my size.

November 20, 2019

Badly cut, cheaply made (in China).

Horrible cut, straight leg flares at thigh, belt loops and zipper with button protrude out over the belly, fels like grandma shorts and they are heavy. Not for hiking. Thick 'plasticky' material. Not ripstop derivative. Odor trapping.

Response from Patagonia
December 9, 2019

Hi Kristina, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the shorts. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

October 4, 2019

Stretchy shorts

Perfect for hiking, all- around General use

October 3, 2019

Love the fabric & fit

I have a couple pair of the Skyline Traveler pants, which wash up well and dry quickly even when washing by hand and line drying. So although I haven’t worn these shorts, I have a lot of confidence and hat they will was and wear well. And since they are shorts, there’s none of the problems I had with even the 6s pants being quite a bit too long. I’... Read Morem 5’2” 120lbs and these hit about 3 inches above the knee, a length I prefer. I have fairly muscular thighs and these are neither too tight nor too loose. In short, they’re perfect! So much so that I bought 2 pairs:

September 23, 2019

Too small

I'm a 4 in most companies pants, often a 6 in Patagonia pants. These fit me like they fit the model, too tight in the butt and legs. The fabric seemed nice and I liked the length, wish they had fit better. I think a size larger would have been too big in the waist.

Response from Patagonia
October 1, 2019

We are sorry for the troubles here with sizing. If you decide you'd like to try the next size up, we'd be happy to [help]( process a [return/exchange]( Thanks for the feedback!

September 6, 2019


Love Patagonia.. I have their jackets but not pants. These shorts are what I was looking for.. comfortable, lightweight. I’m 5’3” 138 and usually an 8 or 28 and this size 8 was true fit for me.

August 26, 2019

Ordered to pair of shorts

Ordered to pair of shorts the same style and size but one pair fit better than the other. Not same fit:(

Response from Patagonia
September 3, 2019

We're very sorry about the size inconsistency! Please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you'd like to return the pair of shorts that didn't fit as well.

August 17, 2019

Best shorts ever

These shorts are the perfect length and weight and can be dressed up or down. They are very flattering and slimming. I did have to order a full size larger than I typically wear in Patagonia bottoms.

August 10, 2019

Best shorts ever

Loved ‘em. Perfect pockets, perfect fit, perfect length, perfect fabric. Go Patagonia

August 10, 2019


Thank you designers! The fit is perfect for me; 110 pounds, 5'5", straight and slim. I bought a pair for hiking, but I'm finding they are too nice looking to get sap on.....they are my "dress shorts". I like how you can change the length by folding up the hem once or twice; it stays put and isn't bulky. I bough 2 more ... Read Morepairs, and would really like capri pants with the same fit, please :-) The Patagonia pant with a similar fit is the quandary pant (fabric was changed last year; I have the earlier version); I wear a size 2 in the pant, and a 4 in the shorts.

June 16, 2019

‘Back to the Future’ !

Like the new fabric and style. I purchased two pair. The fit reminds me of how Patagonia previously sized shorts. I have a very old pair that has traveled the globe with me and still works. Love the new ones but could use a style with more pockets for hiking. My size is usually a four or six and in this style; I wear a six.

May 29, 2019

Sizing on the larger side

The features are wonderful for an extremely hot and humid tropical weather. They also dried fast after washed by hand. I purchased a size 10 based on the website's size chart and slim fit description. The shorts actually felt like a relaxed fit than a slim fit. Luckily, the drawcord helped keep my shorts at my waist even though there was gathe... Read Morered excess fabric. Unfortunately, I did not have time to exchange for a smaller size before the trip which is my fault. But I am pleased with the performance of the shorts.

May 24, 2019

Way too small

I'm 5'0" and 115 lbs. I almost always wear a Patagonia XS or a size 4 in shorts. I ordered a size 4 and they are WAY too small. It almost seems like the tag is wrong. I don't even think I could fit into a size 6, which would be really, really odd for me. Otherwise, the shorts are nice and seem to be a great fabric for traveling.... Read More

Response from Patagonia
June 11, 2019

We're sorry to hear that size didn't work out! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions regarding our [exchange]( process.

May 8, 2019

Great Shorts!

I was looking for a pair of shorts that were long enough for me to wear to work in the office, but a material that I could use for outdoor activities. These shorts are perfect. They are very comfortable, stretchy enough to move around and also flattering.

May 8, 2019

Too small

I wear a size 8 normally so I got a size 10 Incase only tiny people can fit Patagonia. It’s true only tiny people can fit Patagonia. They were too small

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