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Patagonia Women's Stand Up? Shorts - 3"

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Patagonia Women's Stand Up? Shorts - 3"

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July 17, 2022

Odd fit, rough seam

I love the concept of these shorts, but the fit wasn't right. The top waist seam is quite rough, and although it gapped on me on the back, it also felt weirdly tight as the front dug in to my stomach. The back pockets are giant (big pro) but the unique shape & velcro just drew attention to my lumps and bumps. I returned them but for a diff... Read Moreerent body shape they could be perfect; I'm very straight/square shaped.

July 2, 2022


I'm 5'5, 145#, curvy-athletic with thick thighs. Initially I bought size 8 since that's what my other pairs are, but they were too big; I think they might have resized this model. The 6 fits much better, the waist gaps, but I'm used to it that--wouldn't complain if Patagonia ever decides to address that fit issue for their ... Read Morecurvier customers though! The green is a good dark, uncommon neutral, overall the shorts are a reliable everyday wear.

July 1, 2022

I had a pair of

I had a pair of stand up shorts twenty years ago. I LOVED them, they lasted for years and were my go to shorts. I was thrilled to see that Patagonia has chosen to revive this product. I initially ordered these in a size 8, but had to return since they run big. I have them in a 6 and they are perfect. Definitely order these shorts. You will love the... Read Morem. They launder well and can be worn for any task at hand.

June 30, 2022

Super sturdy and love the pockets

Stand up material itself is quite thick and sturdy which is really nice (though I have noticed it softens up over time to become even more comfortable). The pockets are incredibly large which is so refreshing in women-marketed shorts, though the velcro, while a cool addition, is never something I really use. I wish these shorts would be made in a 5... Read More" inseam, as this inseam sometimes rides up on my inner thighs. These shorts are definitely a staple in my summer wardrobe.

June 28, 2022

Perfect shorts for short women

These 3-inch inseam shorts might be too short for most average to tall adult women, but perfect for shorties! In general, shorter women should wear shorter inseam shorts; the typical 5 or 7 inch inseam shorts make us look even shorter than we actually are. I am so glad Patagonia still makes these. They are rugged yet comfortable cotton and suitable... Read More for hiking, running errands, or even a casual evening in town. The large pockets are genius, and the velcro on the back pockets keeps things secure.

June 19, 2022

Love these casual shorts. Comfortable

Love these casual shorts. Comfortable not hot on really warm days. Can be worn out to a casual dinner, boat ride or most anywhere!

June 16, 2022

Beautifully made but not the right fit for me

I adore Patagonia's clothing and ethos but more often than not struggle with fit. Im slim with a straight, boyish figure and seem to fall between sizes (2-4; XS-S). I originally purchased the hemp canvas shorts (I own a pair of the overalls and LOVE the fabric), and based on size chart, ordered size 4. Huge. My hips werent wide enough to keep ... Read Morethe shorts up and the high waist where it should be. Decided to exchange for the Standup shorts in a 2. Fit was better but I really missed the crotch gusset and the 3 inch length just hit me in the wrong spot. Weird, wide-legged chafing. Sigh. Back they went too. I dont fault the company at all. How hard must it be to make a line of clothes that fits an infinite array of body types? My own preference would be for shorts in the 5-6 inch length with a crotch gusset and a rise high enough to keep a shirt tucked in if I want but not excessively high. And deep pockets!! No complaints there on either pair. Both had great pockets. Still looking for my forever pair in a natural fiber. 65 1/2 inches tall and weigh 115-120. Hips 36. Waist 27.5

Response from Patagonia
June 17, 2022

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're sorry to hear about your frustration with finding the right fit with our Women's Stand Up Shorts. Aside from the two shorts you have mentioned, and the [Women's Island Hemp Baggies Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-island-hemp-baggies-shorts-3-inch/57030.html?dwvar_57030_color=SLRO&cgid=womens-shorts), we do not have many more options for short in natural fibers at this time. We do apologize for the inconvenience. We also passed your valuable thoughts along to our Design Team. Please reach out to us in Customer Service if you have any questions regarding your return and we will be happy to assist you.

May 21, 2022


These are the newest of the classic Chouinard climbing shorts that I lived in during my 20's. I'm now 66 years old, a serious endurance athlete, and lover of shorts vs. pants due to itchy skin. These are the greatest, especially the fabric. It's not too soft or too stiff - it's absolutely JUST RIGHT!! And the back pocket is PERF... Read MoreECT for my phone. I bought the khaki but I will soon get the blue ones, too.

April 15, 2022

Ive worn these shorts for 45 years!

No kidding! No other shorts have come even close to fit, construction, durability and they look hot on you with out being to trashy looking. Never worried about them blowing out on me while climbing around in the mountains or sitting on rocks. The nice thing about them is THEY CONFORM TO YOUR BODY - so give them time to do that before you judge the... Read Morem. Plus, they only look better as they age - a mountain girl kinda shorts! So glad to see that Patagonia has them back up for sale after the pandemic.

March 22, 2021

Curvy Caution

Im tall and have quite a booty and hips - that being said, I comfortably wear a size 10 in nearly everything (Prana, Gap, etc). Seeing these, I could tell they would likely need to be sized up to work with my build. I ordered a 12 and it still had barely enough cut for my hips, and the butt was flattening because there simply wasnt enough room for ... Read Moremy backside. I am so bummed! I think these are so ding dang cute. They seem like real quality shorts, and the canvas is soft on the skin. A different build will love these!

Response from Patagonia
March 23, 2021

Hey Dai! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We are so sorry these shorts didn't work out for you. We've passed along your feedback to our Design Team who are constantly working to improve fit, quality, and construction - for instance, we have plans to further extending our sizing for various designs. We hope to not disappoint you in the future!

February 23, 2021

I love these shorts!

I love the umber color! The material is very comfortable and has a bit of stretch. I love that they're made of organic cotton. They are somewhat form fitting and do run a little small. I normally wear a size 0 but ordered size 2 because size 0 was no longer available during the sale. The size 2 fits great. I'm 5'3" and 115 lbs.

February 17, 2021

Awesome Color

I ordered a 10 and a 12. I'm usually a 12. They both fit, but it was a Goldilocks situation. The 10 fit with no allowance for fat days, but the 12 were baggy. So I kept both because I love the color and quality.

January 16, 2021

Really Comfortable

Hiked all day in these, really comfy, did not ride up at all. Great material, never feared them ripping when I had to scoot down on the rocks while hiking. Will buy more in other colors

December 12, 2020

Good Shorts

Flattering without being too short, comfortable, and seem durable. Can't wait to break them in.

November 6, 2020

Super cute but big

I bought 2 pairs of these in the contrast "road to regenerative" color combo when they were available. They're truly exceptional shorts - love the design, quality, stitching - top notch. Unfortunately they run large. I'm 5'5 113lb athletic and the size 0's are swimming on me. I could easily go one or two sizes down. It... Read More would be great if Patagonia would offer 00 extended sizing. I'd buy many pairs!

September 11, 2020

Great shorts

Love color & fabric. Run a little smaller than expected

September 1, 2020

Durable shorts

Love these shorts! Perfect fit.

August 23, 2020

Perfect shorts

These shorts exceeded my expectations and might be the best pair of shorts I have owned. The size 8 are just a little roomy (5' 6" 135#) but are incredibly comfortable, perfect length - not too long, not too short - and the construction is outstanding. I'm not finding anything to improve on here.

July 13, 2020

Super comfortable!

I wear these 24/7! they are perfect for work and play!

July 13, 2020


Love these shorts! The pockets are actually big enough for all your goodies, which is hard to find for most womens shorts. They are slightly stretchy, but still feel durable. I like that they sit a little higher on my hips but just below my belly button making them really comfortable and flattering. Perfect for little hikes/biking around town and w... Read Moreearing casually. Really stoked on them! Might need to buy another pair...

July 13, 2020

These are decent shorts

I wanted to love these shorts, they have lots of amazing functional pockets, both front and back. They fit well, but the gusset and crotch area are bulky and almost diaper like. That being said I like the color and do wear them regularly.

July 11, 2020

Super comfortable!

I wear these 24/7! they are perfect for work and play!

July 10, 2020


Love these shorts! The pockets are actually big enough for all your goodies, which is hard to find for most womens shorts. They are slightly stretchy, but still feel durable. I like that they sit a little higher on my hips but just below my belly button making them really comfortable and flattering. Perfect for little hikes/biking around town and w... Read Moreearing casually. Really stoked on them! Might need to buy another pair...

July 3, 2020

Comfortable, great-looking shorts

These shorts are exactly what I needed: comfortable, roomy fit that is somehow still flattering, sturdy material, and front pockets that fit my *whole* phone! Hallelujiah! They come up just below my waist on me, sort of mid-rise. My only complaint is that it seems to make my Patagonia "Barely" panties ride up somewhat. Otherwise, great ar... Read Moreticle of clothing.

June 27, 2020

Love these!

Bought two pairs in size 10 for a looser fit on a 54/140+ lb. frame. Love the deep pockets and material. I have a short torso/straight waist and these hit mid rise in a size 10 and dont ride up in the thigh when walking.

June 19, 2020

Great work shorts

I live on a ranch and although I have to wear jeans most days I still needed some shorts that were tough but still cute. I have gotten so many complements on these shorts. I love them. They do have a little stretch to them but dont get saggy.

June 17, 2020

Best shorts ever

I have been wearing stand up shorts for decades. Best shorts ever!

June 17, 2020

very comfy

I got these shorts when my beloved old shorts just had to go. These are very comfy. the waist doesn't pinch, the pockets are big, and they are nice enough you can where them at work (if you are a summer camp type of person).

June 17, 2020


These are fabulous! They are the perfect length to be chic but also classy, I feel like I can wear these day to day & to more dresses up summer gatherings!

June 17, 2020

Great fabric

These shorts are very nice! I love the fabric and all the pockets. Im 54 and not really overweight but the size 10 are a bit snug.

April 27, 2020

New favorite

Im 120lb & got size 6. Fits kinda loose, the crotch area has a lot of extra fabric so it looks a little weird. I shouldve sized down. But I still wear them because theyre super comfortable & sturdy. I like how theyre longer than Im used to. My thighs dont rub & I like the high waist! I use them for home & for riding my bike

April 16, 2020

My perfect shorts.. can we get some better colors?

I nearly gave up on shopping for shorts-- I can never seem to find anything that looks good and feels right. Glad I took a chance with these because they fit my body beautifully. I have a smaller waist and large thighs (5'8" 160 lbs size 10) and these high-waisted shorts don't leave me with a gap in the back like most shorts nor do t... Read Morehey squeeze my thighs at all. They stretch with me and are super soft. I really wish they came in some better colors though. I'm tired of seeing the same green, khaki, brown... The blue is a nice start but would love to see more modern colors (to match the modern fit of these shorts!!) such as rust orange, sage green, sunny yellow, poppy red, dark purple, but definitely black at least!

November 24, 2019

Love these!

Love these!

November 22, 2019

Sizing not consistent

I ordered 2 pairs of stand-up shorts last time because I loved the first pair I had. One of the new pairs fits great, but the other pair is too tight even though I ordered the same size. I love the pair that fits me well, but I hardly ever wear the other.

October 3, 2019

Love them

I liked them so much I got another pair. Stylish and comfy, good for daily use. People compliment me on the style.

September 18, 2019

Perfect hiking shorts

These are great all-around: substantial enough to resist riding up, pockets deep enough for a phone, not too long, and not so dorky that I wouldn't go out to drink a beer in them after a hike.

September 16, 2019

Weirdly designed

The shorts are cute but too large around my waist and too tight in the crotch. The fit was very bizarre and uncomfortable. The length of the shorts was great though. I returned them.

September 15, 2019

Love them!

Attractive, fit well, well made, great colors. I wore these 36 years ago when I was hiking and rafting in the New River Gorge in WV., and was delighted to find them again. I didn’t realize Patagonia still made them.

September 13, 2019

Great short

Nice short for walking, getting around town or being more active

September 11, 2019

Great shorts

Work as a farmer and I wear these every day in the summer. They are comfortable, stylish and hardworking. Love the deep pockets!

September 10, 2019

I want to keep on wearing them...

Im normally size 4. Ordered two to see about sizing and between the 4 and the 6 they both fit well- kept the 4 for a snug fit. I keep on reaching for these since i first bought them. Shle is actually a very nice green/tan and the fit is very flattering! My favorite pair of shorts with good sized pockets!

September 8, 2019

Glad Stand up's are Back

Shorts can be worn anywhere. Can wear for climbing, working or just wearing around. The pockets are the best. I like the new material. Before they were just cotton. Please keep the nice wide leg. It is nice to be able to wear these shorts on really hot days. I think my first pair wee in 1995. So glad you brought them back.

September 2, 2019

Practical design, solid quality and complimentary fit.

I wore stand up shorts for years and , not sure why, but I strayed away and never should have. I laughed when I wore them the first time and someone complimented them and called them “stylish” because all I cared was they were comfy and solid construction. I never regret when I get Patagonian products they spoiled me for other companies

August 16, 2019

So happy!

Ok.. so I bought one pair of the stand up shorts and liked them so much that I ordered one of each color! Yup- they are that comfortable!!

August 4, 2019

These shorts recently failed me on one of my adventures.

I bought these shorts because my partner owns a pair of the Men's Stand Up Shorts and adores them. He has worn them every summer day for three summers now and raves over their quality and durability, so I bought a pair of the women's version for my backpacking trip through cities in Spain. I am extremely disappointed in the quality of the... Read Morese shorts in comparison to the men's version. My shorts did not hold up over my month long trip and began to show holes at the seams. I took care of my shorts, washing them by hand with gentle soap and letting them dry outside naturally. They were not too small on me and I did not put unreasonable strain on the seams. It is unacceptable that these shorts did not hold up to reasonable wear. I feel disappointed that my boyfriend's pair of shorts are made from so much more durable a material (100% canvas) than my women's pair (97% canvas and 3% spandex). Patagonia, are his adventures more important than mine? Women deserve durable clothes, too.

Response from Patagonia
August 7, 2019

Thanks for the feedback on this and we are sorry to hear about the troubles with durability. We highly recommend that you send these back for a warranty evaluation. The men's and women's should be equally as durable so we'd be happy to get you a new pair. As far as the material discrepancy, we blended a bit of spandex in the women's version to help add a bit of stretch, but it shouldn't affect the integrity of them. Please let us know if we can [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) with that [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).

July 31, 2019

Great shorts!

Soft, durable, and comfortable! All I can ask for in a pair of shorts. They do run just a little big. My waist is 26" and I typically wear a size 2/XS in Patagonia, but I will be ordering a size 0 next time around.

September 2, 2018

Love these soft but durable shorts!

I bought a pair of these last summer and bought another pair this summer - they’re all I wear when I’m not walking through brush (and need pants)! The durable canvas fabric is really soft, not abrasive or rough. The pockets in the back are roomy for a field notebook or the phone. Front pockets are very functional as well. Colors are rich (a shade o... Read Moref green and a deep red). The pair from last summer has aged very well! The other pair is fairly new but seems like they will yield the same great results. I’m 5’9” and about 135 lbs, and a size 6 fits with room to move for recreational pursuits. If you want a fitted pair I’d size down down to a 4 (relative to weight/height). Thanks Patagonia!

August 31, 2018

Size down.

I do like these shorts... However, I had to order another pair in a smaller size because they're HUGE. I also like to wear mine up high around my waist and tuck a cute shirt into them. The shorts can be a little uncomfortable though; they create a super wedgie to the point I can't wear underwear with them or I'm uncomfortable all day... Read More. The arrow red color is absolutely beautiful along with the dolomite blue!

August 31, 2018


These shorts are super comfy. One thing that's not advertised is that they're super high rise, which I like. I'm 5'9" and 155 lbs and I got a size 10, which is definitely a little roomy, but a size down probably would have been pretty tight. I haven't worn them out yet, but I intend to wear them hiking. They're ni... Read Morece and long and seem like they won't ride up.

July 25, 2018

Very cute but they run big

I want to love these shorts but the sizing is off. The waist is ridiculously huge and you need to cinch your belt all the way which makes the shorts bunch up so they're slightly uncomfortable. For reference I am 5' 2", 98 lbs and I ordered a size 0. Even if these shorts were offered in a 00 they would still be too big in the waist. T... Read Morehe shorts everywhere else fit great. Please offer extended sizing and please fix the waist! I will be opening up the waist and adding some elastic to see if that helps.

July 9, 2018

Love these shirts

I am soooo happy with these shirts! They have a great fit (though I would generally say that Patagonia has a bit larger/ looser fit),great colour (red) and as usually amazing sustainable material! love them so much - pretty much a must for any summer day.

July 6, 2018

Awesome for small waist!

I am 5'2" and 132lbs,athletic build. I usually am a S or M in Patagonia leggings to get a good fit in my quads. Waists are hard to fit,since my backside and quads are larger than my waist,proportionally. These shorts ROCK for roomy backside,leg openings,and tiny waist. I have these in size 2,and would definitely size down to 0 for next pa... Read Moreir,but will be fine with a belt. High waist is really comfortable,and keeps from showing crack when bent over.

April 30, 2018

Almost there

Tried these in both the light khaki colour (too close to my skin tone) and the green (great colour). Loved the high waist,the stretchy material and the pockets,but really wish they were a few inches longer. I also had issues with weird puckering in the crotch in both a 4 and a 6 (I'm usually in between,depending on style). Hope these come arou... Read Morend with a longer inseam in the future!

September 23, 2017

Great overall

I bought these in a size 2,which is what I usually wear. In the waist they fit great,however the legs are pretty wide. I don't mind that too much,but if you'd prefer them to fit closer to the leg,you might go a size lower. Otherwise,the material is super soft and seems solid. Can't wait to wear them when I go hiking later this year!

September 22, 2017

Perfect shorts for ladies with hips!

This summer I purchased my first pair of Stand Up Shorts and I am very pleased with the fit! My body type doesn't often mesh well with shorts because of my curvy hips and smaller waist but the Stand Up Shorts fit perfectly as they have a great high waisted feel. After reading other reviews I decided to go up a size (from an 8 to a 10) and I&#x... Read More27;m really glad that I did because they fit nice and relaxed and don't ride up too high! I would go for the size 8 for days at the river,etc... Love these shorts- finally found a style of shorts that positively eccentuates the female form. Nice work!

August 1, 2017

Runs Big!

This product is great...but i do think it runs a bit large. I am 5'6" 130lbs and a size 2 fits me well! I tried the size 4 but it was way to big.

June 17, 2017

Love,love,love this shorts!!!

I'm so thrilled Patagonia brought back this style. The stand up shorts are wonderful. They have huge back pockets and wear exspecially well. Can't beat this style and brand!!!

June 17, 2017

Finally brought them back!!

Been wearing these for years. They need to extend sizes. I have friends that would like them larger.

June 6, 2017

High Quality Shorts

I just received these shorts and I LOVE them! The fabric is durable,the color is beautiful and most importantly they are comfortable. They do ride up slightly which makes them feel like "high rise" shorts,but otherwise they are perfect. I'm 5'4,115 lbs and I ordered the SM and they fit perfect. These are great,high quality short... Read Mores!

June 3, 2017

Perfect fit!

I'm an XS/24/size 0 in jeans and i got the 2 - they fit perfectly as high-waisted shorts (i definitely wouldn't call them low-rise as the tag states!!). The top of the waist crosses right in front of the middle of my belly button. Very flattering at the waist and across the bum - love the old style pockets. I am built very straight up and... Read More down (runner/very slim athletic) and I feel these are ideal for my body shape,but they might not be as flattering on curves!

May 11, 2017

Sturdy + Comfortable

I LOVE these shorts. I use them for hiking all the time. I can fit my nature guides in the back pocket. They are super comfortable and "stand-up" to so much wear and tear. I have them in purple and love the color selection!

May 10, 2017

So excited,but not awesome

I was so pumped to see these shorts come back!!! 5'8 // 130 // athletic/slim build usually a 2/4 or S in pata. Got a 4 so they'd be comfy -- waist was pretty sung and therefore had to be worn high leaving a ton of fabric in the front region that got all bunchy -- not flattering or comfortable. so sad. Shorts are well made,nice fabric,love... Read More the design! I would be so thrilled to see a women's "work" short from y'all - think farmers,landscapers,carpenters etc...

May 2, 2017

Great,durable shorts!

I am 5'3",103lbs,usually wear an xs petite for bottoms. I got a size 0 in the Stand Up Shorts. They fit great,I would say they are form-fitting but not tight. If you like baggier shorts,size up. However,they have no stretch to them so fit is pretty important. They are a very modest length,near fingertips. So,as a mom of small children,I d... Read Moreon't worry about the flash factor when squatting or bending over. They are very comfortable,do not easily wrinkle,hold their shape all day. These are high quality shorts. I got the Gem Green color and love it!

April 23, 2017

Wanted to like these

I wanted to like these soooo badly,but they just didn't fit. The material is nice but my normal size (6) fit really high in the waist and were short enough that I would have felt nervous bending over. I also did not find that they were really large enough in the leg openings to accommodate my thighs. Definitely curious to hear what other folks... Read More think... maybe I should have sized up.

April 22, 2017

I've been searching for great shorts like these!

What I like about these: everything. Very high quality; well made; substantial construction; nothing flimsy or iffy about how these are made. They're flattering: cute (and functional) design; they fit great - comfy but not baggy; no superfluous fabric in the "lap" when you sit down (I hate it when fabric in the lap area billows out w... Read Morehen seated); great fit over the butt - slenderizing and not bulky. I'm impressed that they designed pockets into these shorts that work but do not add bulk. Regarding fit: I do not like low/lower rise. Although I believe these are described as lower rise,they sit perfectly on me - just the way I like things to. They're not high waisted; they just are well-designed and generously constructed to fit just right,to not feel short or tight in the crotch,and to not create rolls (flesh or fabric) at the waist. In terms of sizing,I typically wear a Medium or an 8-10 in bottoms (5' 6" & 140 lbs). I initially ordered an 8,which I could get on,buttoned,etc. but which I knew would be too snug to be active and comfortable all day. I then ordered a 10 which fits beautifully and,as mentioned,is really cute and flattering - kind of a stream-lined look (vs. "relaxed fit" look and feel). I washed that pair once to try the fit after washing. No change; no shrinkage,and they washed great. After that,I ordered a second pair in another color. I've also washed that pair and tried it on again - and same excellent,comfortable fit,cute styling,and substantial construction. I haven't actually put these to use yet since it hasn't been warm enough,but I expect to pretty much live in them all summer.

April 21, 2017

Great shorts but gaps in the back

I love these shorts--color,style,fabric--BUT,as always happens for me,the waist is too big if the thighs fit and it gaps in the back. I'm very disappointed; I really need a few good pairs of hiking shorts. I'm very surprised that Patagonia does not make shorts for atheletic builds.

April 8, 2017

Not very flattering.

I struggle to get good-fitting shorts,so I am not surprised these didn't work out. The color was wonderful,but that was about it. The waist fit quite tightly,but then the legs and hips were very baggy. Not very comfortable. I typically have athletic bottom/thighs,so they are difficult to fit. Wear a 4/6 normally,ordered a 6 that was a little ... Read Moretoo large in the legs and tight in the waist.

January 17, 2017


I searched eBay for these years ago to find the old version. So glad you brought back the women's version! Fit is true to size.

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