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Great middle ground shorts for activities
I've had many types of shorts from Patagonia over the decades. These fit a perfect balance for my sports activities. Great for running/walking, boating, and other water activities (haven't surfed in them yet). The fabric is not as thick as baggies but definitely strong, sturdy fabric... a little more stiff than running shorts but that is ... Read Morewhat makes them so versatile. The cut is slightly more slim than baggies/running shorts as well, which is what makes them good for water activities but still loose enough for running. Deep front pockets. These shorts are a great balance. I will get a lot of varied use from them.
These swim/surf shorts have lots of promise but the fit is really difficult for me despite my average, moderately athletic build. Large was way too loose in the waist (only a tightly cinched drawstring between me and disaster) and the side seam on the M was way too short and very different from the large. More sizing options or more consistency wou... Read Moreld be fantastic.
Thank you for this sizing feedback, William; we are sharing it with our designers. We're glad to see you're returning these shorts. Please let us know if we can be of any further help!
Versatile and comfortable
I bought these as a gift for my son and he liked them so much I bought a pair for my other son, and myself. I'd consider them to be swim trunks but since they're very comfortable with the draw string waist, and practical with 3 pockets, you could probably wear them casually as well. Regular fit was as expected, not restrictive but also no... Read Moret too baggy.
Comfortable and fits well
I had been eyeing Patagonia's board shorts for a while and finally decided to pick some up -- I just wish I would have done so sooner. They fit well, they look good, they're perfect for water activities, and they have the right amount of stretch to be useful for other activities that don't involve water.
Baggie without the lining.
This was a gift that I did not know I needed. They are a great size and length and I love that the pockets are loose from the leg. I would have liked a button or snap instead of velcro to close the back pocket but that is a suggestion not a deal breaker. Very happy with them and just got back from the beach.
Met All My Expectations
The Hydropeak Volley Shorts 16" Inseam has long become the perfect do-it-all shorts for me. I spent 18 days in the wild rainforest of Borneo fly fishing for the endemic red kaloi (Osphronemus septemfasciatus) and I wore them thoroughly throughout the jungle expedition. Under such hot, humid and wet climate, these shorts have performed brilli... Read Moreantly, thanks to its light weight and ability to stretch and dry quickly. They've been super comfy, yet allowed to perform a range of movements with dexterity. Would be hiking in these as well, not to mention day-to-day activities. Chic cut and fit too. Can't ask for more.
I recently opted to wear these on a hike around Grandfather Mountain, NC. Right after reaching the peak, I was caught in a torrential downpour, and got soaked to the bone. Even sopping wet, these shorts remained perfectly comfortable as I scrambled back down the mountain as quickly as possible. They never chafed even in the slightest. They're... Read More also just generally my new favorite shorts for casual wear.
These are very comfortable. Im not as in shape as Id like to be but these fit great. The elastic waistband and drawstring combination really works great for me as well as all the pockets. I use these for swimming mainly but I wore them all day and they were great. I havent had them long so I cant comment on durability yet. I have 2 colors of these ... Read Moreand I love them both.
Nice shorts, two issues
Nice shorts, material is great, comfortable in the water. Size medium is maybe a little larger in the waist than I would expect. Typically a 31 or 32 waist and I need to use the drawstrings. Two points that may be of interest to potential buyers: 1. The blue and black color block product photo shows the blue pocket overlapping the blue lower leg co... Read Morelor, mine does not, there is black in between the pocket patch and the lower leg color. 2. With my phone in my side pocket while riding my bike, the mesh pocket dangles out below the hem of the shorts, which is weird.
lightwieght material is cool on hot days
Fit is a little more relaxed than the Lightweight Baggies. There is no liner. Pocket bags are mesh and drain quickly, also keeping the bulk down compared to Baggies that only have mesh at the bottom. Items dont fall out when you sit down since the pocket bag is free floating, not sewn into the side seams like Baggies. Length is just right, outer ... Read Moredrawstring stays tied, and large rear pocket has ample Velcro to keep items secure. Overall, these are a better weight material and fit than Baggies and also better cut/fit, better drawstring, no mesh liners, and better pockets than the Lightweight Baggies. They've become one of my new favorite shorts styles.
Favorite pair of volley's
I love these volley's but, I do wish they had a liner inside. If the did, they would definitely be 5 stars. Love the side slit pockets to throw my keys and phone when on the go. The back pocket is perfect for a wallet. I would definitely recommend.
Thanks for your feedback, Benny! You might want to check out our [Men's Baggies, Multi Trails Shorts, or Nine Trails Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-shorts) which all feature a liner.
Hydropeak > Baggies
I love my baggies but the recent model fit is weird and tight on top the legs of you have larger legs, so I tried these. I originally bought large and returned them (5ft 10 - 175,) the sizing is good and the fit is great! They are slightly stretchy and are very comfortable, I havent had them long enough to know about durability but initial impressi... Read Moreon is that they will be great!
New Favorite Daily Driver
These are my new favorite shorts. A bit of a style upgrade to my usual gym shorts (in other words they look better). But once they get a bit ruffed up I see wearing them constantly, including to the gym. The fabric feels great and the elastic waist band doesn't intrude like unforgiving board shorts. The pockets hold a phone, keys, and wallet f... Read Moreor excursions or errands. They are short! Most of my 6'1" height is in my legs, so they hit well above my knees. I've always loved short shorts but my advanced age doesn't make them appropriate in some public situations. But, screw it, I think they're fun and during the hottest days I noticed a lot of guys pulled out the shorties to push up the tan line a few inches.
I love these. Super durable, perfect weight for any amount of activity or just lounging around the house. I bought 4 pairs and wear them 7 days a week. Hight recommended! Patagonia, if you are reading this PLEASE make the medium with a lil more room in the butt next year. As an avid cyclist and skier, I cant be the only one with a bubble butt. Ju... Read Morest gimme a little more room in the trunk!
These are excellent lightweight shorts that work for almost anything: the gym, running, swimming, etc. They do not have a liner, which is a huge plus for me, and why I chose these over the baggies. The only drawbacks are: they are definitely short. I was not used wearing shorts that far above the knee. 2nd- Ive found that they take longer to dry t... Read Morehan I expected. But overall these are really great and versatile shorts. I wear them all the time!
Cool shorts, but unsure how to use them
These shorts look like swimsuit, but dont actually are? I dont know if are made to wear with or without underwear. Its tricky cause they don't have the typical mesh inside. But, i like the design and are well made. Runs a bit large on the waist.
Thank you for submitting this review, Mauricio. People use these shorts for a variety of activities, including swimming and surfing, as well as for casual wear out of the water. Some prefer the lack of a liner when using them in surf. Please let us know if we can be of any help in using these shorts, or in finding another option if you prefer.
My favorite summer shorts
For those out there with big thighs but a small waste. These are the perfect shorts for you. Go with whatever your waste size is, they do also have a break in period. At first you will think these are too small to wear in public. Wear them around the house for a bit. They have a lot of give. But I will say wash then air dry so that the fit stays th... Read Moree same. Ive been a Patagonia supporter for over a decade!!!
I've got thick thighs and it's always tough for me to find shorts that fit and are comfortable. I bought a pair of these about 3 months ago, and I love them and wear them so much that I recently bought 2 more. These shorts are great for everything! I wear them while biking and running, exercising, around the house, and going out to run e... Read Morerrands. I've even gone swimming in these shorts and they're perfect. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!!
Almost Perfect Short
Love this short; its like a better version of the baggies and would (for me) be perfect with two, minor modifications. One would be to add a liner, and the second would be to make the back pocket a zip pocket. With those two mods, I could use this short for more than just casual wear and actually put it to use for swimming and running. That being s... Read Moreaid, it is a great short and I have two pairs I often wear casually around town.
Drawstring Issues - First Wash
I got the Rincon Hunt Micro shorts and I liked the style and how they fit, but the issue was with the drawstring around the waist. After the first wash, the string was out of the shorts. For the price, the quality wasn't there. Bummer.
Hi Britt, thank you for submitting this review; we'll share this feedback with our product team. We're sorry that drawstring came out in the wash. If it turns out to be a deal breaker, please remember you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them.
The perfect shorts
I tried baggies, but returned as they have no stretch/give. These, on the other hand, do just that, are quick dry, have pockets, and are generally perfect for gentlemen like myself who happen to have beefy thighs. I have a terrible time finding shorts that fit but these are perfect so i picked up a second pair. Thanks Patagonia!
I was looking for all-around shorts for Running, Pilates, Tennis, and Swimming in the hot and humid southeastern US climate. These shorts are the best I've found. They're typically not soaked in sweat after a 5 mile run in 95 degree heat with 95 degree humidity. The only reason they're not perfect for running and pilates is that they... Read More have a snap pocket on the rear right butt cheek. Runners prefer a rear center pocket for key storage, and Pilates shorts are better if they don't have snaps on the butt that you can feel while you're lying on a reformer. Maybe one short can't do everything perfectly, but maybe one could... I typically do 1-3 different workouts/day and the laundry piles up.
Superb and quality form and function
Really thoughtful stitching on someone 5'6" and 145 pounds. Expect to use these for the gym's hot tub and sauna as well as jumping into the ocean or spending time at the pool. I read reviews that people would even bring it while kayaking so I'm stoked to wear it and feel comfortable!
Doesn't Meet Durability Expectations
I was hoping these would be a replacement for my baggies, without the liner. However, after less than a month of wear, two pairs out of three I bought have developed holes and tears from what I consider normal activities to wear baggies during (hiking, kayaking, surfing). One pair I've already returned to REI, and the second pair looks like it... Read More might be going back there or to Patagonia for a repair. I love the shorts, but if they're going to need repairs every month of wear then they're going to spend more time in the mail than in my closet. The third pair I haven't even worn yet, but I'm expecting them to follow suit.
Hey Matt, thank you for the feedback on our Hydropeak Volley Shorts. We're sorry to hear that they're not living up to the anticipated durability level. Unfortunately, we do not offer repairs on "next to skin" items such as boardshorts or underwear, but we'd be happy to evaluate them under our warranty. You can either go in store to do this or you're welcome to [send them in](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) as well. Once they've been evaluated, you'll either receive credit back to the original payment method or merchandise credit to spend as you wish.
Light & Cool
I purchased these shorts for my husband who is around 165 pounds and around 6'1 in height. He is a thinner frame and the medium fit perfect. No sliding down but not too tight. He has literally not taken them off since giving him these for Father's Day. He has now asked for another pair. He says they are cool and very light. He is wearing... Read More them for casual wear and was happy to find they did not have the liner inside. He claims the liners are sometimes itchy and hot. Great job Patagonia...and I love the different patterns.
The shorts fit great. I bought them for my honeymoon in Hawaii. I new I was going to get by either rain or jumping in the ocean. They worked well everywhere I went and were so versatile. The only improvement I would make is the draw string material started to deform a little bit after a few wears but is still holding for now.
Great fitting trunks!
These are some great trunks and as usual a home run from Patagonia. I have quite a few different styles of shorts from Patagonia and these are hands down the most comfortable so far. The 4 way stretch is excellent in letting you remain flexible and unhindered during activities. They quick dry is a nice touch as well and the shorts are very light ... Read Moreweight. Pockets are deep but not like baggies where they fall out of the bottom, rear pocket is Velcro with a key loop as well. Anything from casual wear, lake/beach day, fishing or surfing or just tossing water balloons in the yard with the kids these are awesome shorts. I have a feeling these will be very popular. I got the floral print and couldnt be happier with the colors.
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