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too tight in the thighs
these are too tight in the thighs but perfect in the waist.
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](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this pair if you aren't going to be happy with them.
Way too small
Way too small
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them at your convenience. The Size & Fit ranking is generated by reviewers so we are unable to make the change.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
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:
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.
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](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) process a [return/exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). Thanks for the feedback!
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:(
We're very sorry about the size inconsistency! Please reach out to our [Customer Service](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) team if you'd like to return the pair of shorts that didn't fit as well.
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.
‘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.
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.
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
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