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Men's Swiftcurrent™ Wet Wade Wading Shorts - 10" Reviews

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Ms Swiftcurrent™ Wet Wade Shorts - 10

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February 24, 2023

Nice, but would be better with two cargo pockets

Fits well, dries fast. Would be better with two cargo pockets. I can't understand the obsession most brands have with a single cargo pocket. If you're going to have a cargo pocket, then put it on BOTH SIDES please!

February 22, 2023

A bit long

waist ok, length an issue if you're 5'6. they're almost knickers not shorts.

Response from Patagonia
March 1, 2023

Thanks for the review Brandon. These shorts do have a 10" inseam, but we have other comparable shorts with a shorter inseam if you're interested. We recommend checking out the [Men's Outdoor Everyday Shorts - 7"](, the Men's Nomader Shorts - 8" or the Men's Quandary Shorts - 8".

September 30, 2022

My "go to" Fishing & Hiking Short

This short fits true to size and I really enjoy the flexible straps in the waist. It's quick drying, light weight, and the pockets provide ample room for gear while fishing or hiking. I own the previous version of this short and they remain my "go to" fishing and hiking shorts.

July 22, 2022

Design flaw

I'm a big fan of Patagonia. This product meets a good bit of what is needed in a great product, with one major flaw. If a shirt is not tucked in, the elastic stretch waist band rubs you the wrong way, it needs a material cover to encase it. I hope the future version would account for this.

Response from Patagonia
July 26, 2022

We're sorry to hear about this design flaw you noticed with our Men's Swiftcurrent Wet Wade Wading Shorts. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

June 10, 2022

Few complaints

I'm a large man around ~250Lbs. The shorts ride slightly lower than I expected them to and this causes a few cascading issues. For example, while walking, the crotch settles down to a position that affects my stride unless I either wear a belt with them or frequently pull them back up to where they should stay. This happens whenever I have my ... Read Morephone, wallet, and keys in my pockets. Issue #2 is that the crotch is almost completely unyielding to the point that I feel like I'm going to break through the material anytime I need to crouch, squat, etc. So far the shorts have endured, but I'm considering exchanging them for a size up before something terrible happens.

June 1, 2022


The fit is true to size. The material is sturdy yet light weight. I like the expandable waist feature. Makes movement very comfortable. Also when wet the material dries quickly. Overall a well constructed pair of shorts.

May 19, 2022

In Between

The medium was a little small but the large was too big. The model was 6'1' and wore a medium but I am 5'11' and the medium was a little tight. I might just be in between sizes.

May 15, 2022


I like the overall fit, inner rubber belt and pockets. Very comfortable shorts. I usually wear Medium size, however had to bump those to L, due to a tight waist line on these.

May 11, 2022

Super Comfortable

I got 2 pairs of these shorts for this summer and find them to be extremely comfortable. I wore them to the river last weekend to walk my dogs and of course got splashed. Dried quickly in a very moderate temperature. Haven't fished in them yet, but as soon as the weather warms a bit and I can wet wade I'll definitely be wearing them.

May 3, 2022

Great fishing shorts

I love the new design of these shorts. The trash pocket is a great addition as I am always looking for somewhere to put this little bits of trash I create or pick up on the river. I believe they will last a long time as well. Another great Patagonia fishing product!

April 28, 2022

Quick Drying

I received the first pair, wore them Fishing that day. Just great. Got home and ordered a second pair. Lots of leg room, drys fast.

March 21, 2022

Great shorts

I bought a medium because of what I saw the model wearing. However, the shorts a little tight and I hope they do not shrink. I maybe should have bought a large.

Response from Patagonia
March 29, 2022

Hey John, thank you for leaving us a review. So long as the shorts are still in new condition, you're welcome to exchange them out for a bigger size. To begin that process click [here](

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