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Comfortable and cool
I ordered a size 14 and am 5'8" and weigh 158 lbs. The fit of the shorts is perfect. Better yet, they are very comfortable and have been cool in upper 80 F degree weather. I like they way they look and very much appreciate the longer length. I normally stick with all cotton clothing because it is breathable and more comfortable in hot mug... Read Moregy weather, but the fabric in these shorts are very good as well.
Finally! Love these shorts
I have the hardest time finding shorts that fit my 5'5", ~155, pear-shaped body. I also HATE short shorts that ride up. I've been on the hunt for shorts forever. These fit perfectly. Fitted, but with some stretch. Good coverage without being too long. I'm back to order more!
I am here to purchase my fourth pair of these shorts. I carry weight in my stomach and struggle to find shorts that fit my waist without the legs/thighs being too large. These shorts are amazing and the fit is great. I am tossing most of my shorts and replacing with these. Our family likes to travel, hike, bike, explore towns and beaches and thes... Read Moree shorts do it all. Thank you for a great product and for being size inclusive!
New favorite shorts!
The 7 inch length is perfect , not too long, not too short! Love the pockets. Breathes well hiking in the heat. Runs a little large, Im usually a 12 in Patagonia due to my backside but sized down to a 10. Love the drawstring too! Would love more color options.
Best short ever
Last year I bought one pair of these shorts. Loved them so much all the time that I purchased 3 more pairs this year. I wear them at the beach and they a cool, they work well in the water and they dry quickly and look presentable enough to continue on with a bike ride and going out for a casual lunch.
five foot nine, 140 lbs, 70 y.o. I love these shorts. The length is perfect. I wear a size 4 in the quandry long pants. I like the 6 in the shorts for looser fitting hips and legs but do need to snug up the waist elastic. I have not needed a belt, the elastic fine since the shorts are light. I wear them every day for leisure, for golf, for exercise... Read More, for gym workouts etc. They are quick dry and wear like iron. The length is ideal, not short and not long.
Terrific Hiking Shorts
This are so comfortable and easy to wear while hiking. I ordered the pink, sized up from my usual size, and the fit was great. I purchased for a hiking trip in Ireland, and I wore them a few times without washing -- they held up well. When out to a casual dinner and they looked cute!
It took me a few tries to get the fit right on these shorts, first an 8 in 7" inseam, then a 6 with 5" inseam, finally a 6 with 7" inseam fitting the best. I especially like the hidden drawstring so I can get a better fit. I was leery of the rosehip color but it is pretty and easily matched so I'm not just wearing white with it.... Read More
Bought these shorts with a gift card last year and love them so much, I'm back online to order another pair (or two!). I'm 5'7'' and 129 lbs so I have the 8..it's possible I could wear a 6 but don't want to mess with a good thing. If you are an active, outdoor woman, you need these shorts. We all know a smart look... Read Moreing, quick drying, nice fitting, zippered pocket pair of shorts is hard to find!!
I'm very happy with these shorts, especially because they are functional but also can be dressed up so I can look decent when I'm going out to lunch or something. I am really glad I found them because I really struggled to find any shorts for me that had a longer inseam. I prefer to dress masculine/androgynous and there are very limited c... Read Morehoices when it comes to shorts, since almost all women's shorts are very short and tight, which I don't prefer (why should I have to shave the carpet just so I can dress comfortably in hot weather without, say, keeping my legs crossed like a nice little lady?) Pretty much the only options I've found, except for Patagonia, are tight spandex shorts, or basketball shorts, which are great but only for some things. These shorts are attractive and functional. I would recommend them. I was also happy that the size 0 fit me because I have a 26" waist and a lot of brands have increased the size of their clothes and no longer sell my size, which is further limiting my options when it comes to finding a pair of shorts. I am just really happy that I don't have to keep stressing out about this and the problem has been solved. I wear these and my other Patagonia shorts almost every day.
Wonderful shorts! Light weight and love the pockets, including a zipped one. Due to the 1/2 seam, explained by customer service, the same size can vary. I got 2 pairs (stone and rose) and had to get a second rose size 4, due to the seam. Great customer service and the shorts are so comfortable and cute!
Feel like butter
Okay. I'm not usually one to write reviews, although I love reading reviews before I buy. I have to say, these are the most comfortable shorts I've ever bought!! They feel like butter, perfect fit, light, and perfect for any outdoor activity. Sadly, I went kayaking, took them off to avoid a weird tan line, hit a current and flipped, and I... Read More lost them through the experience. I got to wear them a whole 3 hours before I lost my most favorite shorts ever! I WILL be replacing them, and probably with all colors because these are definitely a must have and staple! I 100% recommend these! :)
Smart shorts for every occassion
Aside from a wedding or a gala dinner, Id wear these shorts anywhere. Last summer, I bought my first pair and fell in love with how sharp they looked while being incredibly comfortable and fitting. They were so awesome that I got my second pair in pink this year
I took a chance and purchased two pairs prior to a week long trip to Disney World. The fit was as expected. Like most pants and shorts they do get a larger throughout the day, but I had no issues with them thanks to the internal drawstring. These shorts were perfect for long days in the humid Florida weather. I normally wear shorts with a 5 inch in... Read Moreseam, but I wanted to go for a longer short so my legs did not stick to everything I sat on. I found them breathable and a great length. I would definitely recommend these shorts!
So far, these fit well, although it's still winter here and haven't had much opportunity to wear them outside yet. My only complaint is that the drawstring should be on the outside of the shorts. With it being on the inside, if you tighten it at all, it makes it pooch out and not lay flat against your stomach. Might have to cut a couple h... Read Moreoles to thread the string through to adjust from the outside. I'm 5'7", 150lbs and bought a size 10.
Good Looking Shorts
I love these shorts. I first bought them in the "Army Green". Bought 3 more colors. I love the longer, 7" length. Feels great on the waist; sits below the navel on the hips so they are very comfortable when you sit and bend; no cutting at the waist. Fit same as the Quandry Pants. I love these shorts!!!
Super light weight material
I was very pleased with the shorts I purchased. Although I usually wear a 10, I saw from the reviews people were going down a size so I opted for a size 8. They fit me good and we're very lightweight which I wanted. The length were also perfect for work. After wearing them for a couple hours they did get a little baggie in the legs and butt ar... Read Moreea but the waist stayed true to size.
Best Shorts Ever!
As the title says, "Best shorts ever!" Don't really need to say anything else, but I will! Fit: perfect. Very comfortable at the waste. No pulling when bending, squatting, etc. Water resistant, water beads nicely and runs off. The length is wonderful!!! Just the right length. I like the longer 7" versus the shorter shorts. They ... Read Moreare more comfortable longer and look better than the 5". I have a few pairs of the 5" I bought several years ago before the 7" was available. I'd buy one in every color offered, however, I was too late and only the green was available. The green is a great color, but I want more pairs of these terrific shorts.
Stylish hiking shorts
Love the longer inseam. It still looks good but provides a bit more coverage. These are hiking shorts but stylish enough to wear for everyday. They run small. I usually wear a size 0 in most brands, in these I bought a size 2. For reference I am 5'5" tall and weigh 104. I have these in tan & grey. Would give 5 stars if they ran true t... Read Moreo size.
These are very nice, well made shorts as you would expect from Patagonia. However, I originally ordered a size 4, along with a couple other pairs of shorts, also in size 4. The other shorts I got in size 4 for just fine. I had to send these back a get a size 2. The size 4 in these shorts were very baggy...way too big in the waist. The size 2 shorts... Read More fit just fine.
Fits great then stretches out
These shorts fit great when I first put them on. I love the length, the stretch of the fabric and the blue color. However, after wearing them for a few hours the waist stretches out considerably. The shorts have a very thin elastic that you can tie to tighten the shorts back up, but it does not compensate for the degree to which the waist band stre... Read Moretches out over the day. I wish I'd bought a size smaller.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 1, 2021
Hi Robin, thank you for the feedback on the fit and stretch of these pants. If you'd like to try the smaller size out, please feel free to begin an exchange [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Nice material, but I would order differently next time
I love the material, the fit not so much. Sizing is such a minefield these days, and after reading the sizing info I got a size 8 with the 7" inseam since I needed some longer shorts. In retrospect I should have gotten a 6 in the 5" inseam. The waist is too large and I have to chinch in way in which looks silly and I can only wear shirts ... Read Moreuntucked. The length adds to the overall look of being too large. Since I wore them immediately I can't exchange. Oh well. So perhaps next time I'll order differently and be happier.
I wish I'd been told to order a size down
I ordered a size 4 and when I tried them on they were nice and snug, but after wearing for just one day they had stretched out more than a size bigger and hang off of me in a very unflattering way. I would like to return for a smaller size, but now I've already worn them. I love all things Patagonia but would have appreciated more accurate siz... Read Moreing.
Response from PatagoniaJune 8, 2021
Thanks for the clear feedback on the fit. You're still welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them.
Great Shorts with Stretch
I love these shorts for hiking, walking, and even golf. They have two pockets in back that you can slip a phone in. Two front pockets. They have quite a bit of stretch (even waistband) which adds so much to the comfort. The 6 was a little big for me after you wear for a little bit but I had the tailor take in a tiny bit and they are perfect. I didn... Read More't try the 4 but I am pretty sure they would have been too small. I'm 5'4" and 128 lbs.
The shorts are great fit pretty well. I am 54 135 pounds and they are just a bit on the larger (size 10) size but the draw string helps the waist fit more snug. The pockets in back work good for my phone and the zip picket in back is good for my credit card. Over all I love them not sure if a size 8 would have fit better.
LOVE SHORTS FOR TRAVEL.
I originally had two pair that I purchased in Hawaii . The shorts were a size 6. I found after wearing them for several years; they were not as 'fit' as I would have liked. This year I bought a size 4 and the fit is much better. Love the shorts for travel ( that We can now do).
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