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Women's Stretch Planing Micro Shorts - 2" Reviews

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Ws Stretch Planing Micro Shorts - 2

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November 6, 2023

Great short shorts

Great short shorts

October 12, 2023

Very comfy, light material - better than board shorts!

I wore these all week at June Lake. They are so comfortable, quick drying, and flattering. I got two ( the floral pattern, and black), and I wore the floral more than black -which was surprising. These truly are so lightweight and perfect for the water.

September 25, 2023

High quality but only one, zippered pocket

These are great quality and super comfy! They are super short so I would mostly wear them with a swimming suit under it or at home. I wish they had side pockets to hold stuff for more casual wear as well.

September 19, 2023

Good Fit

Fabric, cut, and construction are the quality I expect from Patagonia. They're comfortable and dry fast.

August 22, 2023

I can wear these everyday

These are so comfortable and easy to wear all day. Easy to pull up and go. I use for Stand Up Paddle boarding, yoga and walks. Cute patterns. The front seam of the leg opening tend to fold up when I sit/walk. Minor issue for the ease and comfort of these shorts.

August 4, 2023

Perfect for family beach day

I love these so much they are my favorite swim shorts! I like to wear the nano swim top and cheeky bottoms but when I wanna get on the boogy board or go shelling with the family I wear these and they are so comfy. I even have a size large when I fit medium better because I like the color and they sold out of the medium! I would like them just a bit... Read More longer but the stretch is PERFECT!

March 31, 2023

Good fit for athletic petites

Light, quick dry fabric. I am 5 foot 2 with an athletic build and shorts are often too long on me, or too tight in the leg muscle area, these are the perfect length to be flattering, and they are a great fit without being overly tight. Im normally a 4-6 in pants and bought the small so I would say they are true to size. Love the zip pocket as well!... Read More

February 9, 2023

Very comfortable shorts

Shorts fit well and move with you.

January 27, 2023

Best shorts

I love these shorts to death. I pretty much have ordered every color and design. I love that they are comfortable, light, and dry fast if they get wet. I think they are more comfortable than the baggies. Please make more!

December 5, 2022


I initially ordered a M and the waist was huugge! So I exchanged for a S and while it fit me much better, it was very uncomfortable to sit in - sadly had to return it.

October 16, 2022

Great board short!

These are the perfect board shorts for me. Comfortable, fast-drying, and durable. I just basically lived in them for a long weekend at the beach, and they were great for time in the water and jogs down the shoreline alike.

October 10, 2022

Love these shorts!

These shorts are really cute and dry fast. I used them for some summer kayaking and they were perfect. I'm usually an XS in Patagonia but these were a little small so I sized up. For reference, I'm 5'5" 120 pounds.

September 26, 2022

They are not the same :/

I bought two pairs and I am probably going to return the navy blue one. This style was my absolute favorite type of shorts. I have 7 other pairs from previous years in all different colors. But this 2022 model runs really big! I dont love them. I am pretty bummed. Actually I just looked at my other shorts and they have the little pocket in the fron... Read Moret, & they are size 4. I might return both shorts b/c they are too big and I am usually size small in everything Patagonia.

September 25, 2022

5 stars! I have these

5 stars! I have these in two different colors and probably wouldn't hesitant to buy more. I typically am not in love with short shorts but the cut is so flattering and they are not tight on my midsection. I wear these for everyday use but have also worn them kayaking and hiking.

September 10, 2022

Great shorts

Great shorts for doing active things. I like the zippered back pocket.

September 9, 2022

Going to need this in every color

Have worn them almost every day since I got them. Love the fit, super comfy and flattering. TTS especially if you are more athletically built. Great for casual wear around town and comfy for being home, but also looking forward to wearing them at the beach or for aquatic activities. Definitely recommend!

June 30, 2022

Great for curvier gals!

These are my new go-to's! I own 6+ pairs of Barely Baggies, and have loved them for years - but I picked these up to try and will never look back! These seem to fit wider in the seat than the Barely Baggies, and don't think that they ride up nearly as much as the BB's. I'm 5'4", and typically wear an 8 or 10 in jeans ... Read More- the large in these fit great. I wore them camping & hiking for the first adventure and found myself wishing I had others to wear throughout the trip. I hope that Patagonia comes out with more pattern options!

Response from Patagonia
July 1, 2022

We're so glad to hear that the stretch fabric of these Micro Shorts is a better fit than the 100% nylon Barely Baggies. Thanks for your feedback on the fit and performance, Kaitlyn!

June 20, 2022

Perfect Shorts

Bought two pairs of these for a sailing trip to French Polynesia and they were absolutely perfect. Loved the length, quick dry, and most of all the zip pocket. Latter was slightly snug for an iPhone so would love for it to be a bit bigger for a quick in/out but wouldn't deter me from recommending these.

October 23, 2020


I'm a raft guide and I purchased these shorts hoping they would be my everyday, quick drying shorts. While they do dry quickly, the fit is all wrong. Unless you wear bottoms underneath, they show everything-the first time I wore them I was super uncomfortable and aware that I was flashing my guests from time to time. While they fit ok at first... Read More, the elastic waistband shrunk after a few washes and now digs in leaving marks in my skin. I love Patagonia and their products but unfortunately this is not one I can say the same for.

Response from Patagonia
December 7, 2020

Hi Sierra, sorry to hear that the Women's Stretch Planing Micro Shorts didn't work out. We have a couple options that may work better for you in the future. Try checking out the Women's Barely Baggies™ Shorts, These shorts are awesome because they dry very quickly and have a loose fit that helps to keep you moving without feeling constricted. Another great option with a twist is the Women's Tech Skort, This skort has so many amazing features, is quick drying and has stretch to help with mobility. We think either of these will fit your needs and not have that see through effect when wet. You're also more than welcome to start a warranty return or exchange under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin your return at any time by following this link,

September 9, 2020

Should be good for kayaking

I will start by saying the ones Ive got are way too big, but they were the only size left on the sale so I took a risk. Ive worn them walking a few times and because they dont fit, they ride up in a way I dont love. I think theyll still be fine for kayaking or paddle boarding so Im keeping them, but if I buy them again, Ill definitely size down! I ... Read Morewould say the size chart is probably pretty accurate.

July 8, 2020

Best shorts!!!

Love this shorts from Patagonia! Got it in black and size XS, Im 107, 51 and they fit perfect not too loose and not too tight. I hope this is helpful for people who are considering the sizing decision as I know it can be tricky at times. Otherwise, You wont regret your purchase and I am very confident for this shorts that I will be wearing them for... Read More years to come. Again, thank you Patagonia!!!

June 17, 2020

Favorite shorts

Love the fit, length, and back pocket. These are my go to shorts for dog walks or working around the yard.

June 13, 2020

Perfect for athletic builds

Its been impossible to find shorts that fit because I have a small waist and big thighs (theyre not big but apparently my waist to thigh ratio isnt the norm). Im 55 125 lbs with an athletic/fit frame. These fit perfect on my waist and are looser around my legs. I appreciate how short they are because they dont ride up when I run or walk.

June 7, 2020

So light and comfy

These are the lightest and comfiest shorts! I love that they dont have a panty liner. Im 55 and 130 lbs and I got a size M. They fit perfect. Theyre even a little loose which is amazing since they dont look boxy or bulky (good shaped shorts are hard to find!)

November 22, 2019

Great hiking/walking/yoga pants

Cute and comfortable. I'm 5"3' and 115 lbs and size small are a bit roomy. in the waist. Length is perfect. The waistband is a bit big and I plan to add a drawstring to hold them up higher. But overall they are exactly what I was looking for.

November 22, 2019

Great Shorts!

I bought these shorts for a white water rafting trip and was very impressed by the fit and quality. I wore them many times over the 14 day trip, both in the water and on hikes, and they held up great! They dried very quickly, had a perfect sized pocket, and wicked away any stains/sand. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.

November 22, 2019

Great Shorts!

Stretchy, quick drying, and a great fit for board shorts. I can't do any behind-the-boat activities without these!

November 3, 2019


We love these board shorts! I would buy one of each in solid colors!

October 17, 2019

Great board / beach / swimwear shorts

I love these shorts! Unlike the W's Wavefarer boardshoarts, which fit tight, these are loose and fun to wear. I am 5'4", 125lbs, with wide hips so shopping for shorts is always difficult. These are one of the few W's Patagonia shorts that fit me well. I normally wear a size 4 or 27/28 in jeans, and the size (S) fit me perfectly.... Read More Great material, fun fit, and perfect for water activities or running.

September 6, 2019


I’m 5’7 135 lbs, and I ordered the medium. They are light weight, with a little stretch. Plenty of room in the seat and legs-I can’t stand tight shorts. Great for running, or just wearing around town.

September 5, 2019

Cute and comfy and durable

Love these shorts! Came in perfect condition, and are comfortable to wear but feel long lasting and durable!

September 1, 2019

Just what I expected

The shorts are comfy and fit well. Easy peasy.

August 15, 2019

Perfect Shorts

These are perfect as standalone bathing suit bottoms, or to wear over my bikini bottoms. I usually wear a small bottom, but the XS was right for me in these shorts (5'6" 135 pounds lean/athletic).

August 14, 2019

Best Shorts

Loved these so much I ordered them in another color. Fabric is soft and comfy and dries in an instant. Great for hiking and then swimming! They wash great. I’m 5’6 130 lbs and the medium fit great. Not too long, nor too short.

August 10, 2019


They dry quick and are very comfortable. Great for lake days or hiking, but tend to ride up a little bit. All around good shorts

August 10, 2019

Love them!

Great for swimming and just wearing around! Very cute and complement my legs!

July 28, 2019

Best Paddling Shorts

These shorts are super light-weight, comfortable, and dry in an instant (no liner). They are perfect for paddling. The length is just right for sitting in a kayak or canoe and is not too cumbersome for swimming. The best part is how quickly they dry - especially for multiple day paddling/camping trips. Highly recommend. I wish Patagonia could make ... Read Morea comparable bikini top!

June 9, 2019

Great summer short

Bought a small based on what they stated for model size compared to my height/fit, and exchanged for an xs (which I've never bought myself before), so from my perspective they run a bit big. Unless you're looking for a looser fit, I'd buy a size down. However, I highly recommend!! -- comfy, lightweight, fast-drying.

May 11, 2019

Worth the purchase!

I tried searching for months to find a pair of plain, simple, comfortable black swim shorts that fit not too loose and not too tight. FINALLY I found these, and they fit perfect! Normally I wear medium in bottoms, but for these I found the small fit best. They are light fabric, very comfy. I actually bought a 2nd pair because I lost the 1st pair wh... Read Moreen hurrying off of the beach during a storm =( they fit so great.

May 8, 2019

Ws Stretch Planing Micro Shorts - 2

Great shorts for walking, swimming or just living in. Were a little bit on the big side.

August 21, 2018


Great shorts no lining awesome. Stars not a fan of!!! might go back to buy the black bc they don't have stars. Great length! Would recommend keeping the stars were on sale comfort outweighs fashion right now!

July 28, 2018

The best river shorts I've found to date

As a river guide, I picked up a pair of these a couple weeks ago to replace a pair of missing board shorts. Easily the best river shorts I've found to date! Super light and without a liner, they're both super comfortable and dry extremely fast. They're also the perfect length for sitting in a boat all day or swimming in the river. Lo... Read Moreved them so much I ordered another pair!

June 28, 2018


Ordered a pair of these in medium with high hopes they would fit my thunder thighs. The wavefarers in medium were so tight,I couldn't believe it. I'm 5'5 and 150 lbs,curvy butt / thighs. These shorts fit so well that I'm ordering a second pair. Will be great to surf in and they're so light,they'll be perfect for hot we... Read Moreather.

January 20, 2018

Great shorts,especially over a bathing suit

I bought these shorts to wear over my bathing suit for beach days. I do not love the little star patterns,but with the grey color,they are not very noticeable. There is no inner lining,which makes these shorts more comfortable over a bathing suit and a small zipper pocket,which is convenient. These shorts are comfortable,water resistant (dry quickl... Read Morey),and are not too tight around the waist so that if you wear them alone with a bathing suit top,it does not pinch your stomach fat. I am 5'3" 130 lbs and wear a size 2 & 4 and small in shorts/pants and the size small fit me well. They are not too short,but if anything on the slightly looser size,but look great!

July 12, 2017

Love these shorts

Just got these and I absolutely love them. Such a great fit,so comfy. I wish I hadn't waited so long because the pink is all sold out:(:(:(. Patagonia please rerelease these next time!!

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