Additional 20% off OutletAdditional 20% off Outlet

Description

Versatile, packable, and reliable.

Thanks to its durable, quick-drying fabric, the Patagonia GI III Short offers dials in the comfort whether you're stopping for quick bouldering session or through-hiking the entire AT. Self-draining front pockets and a quick-dry DWR coating encourage spontaneous swims, and the plenty of pockets keep your essentials nearby.

Share your thoughts

Review Summary
5
6 4
1 3
0 2
0 1
1

What do you think of the

Patagonia GI III Short - Men's

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

How does this product fit?(Optional)

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Save

Here's what others have to say...

5 5

One pair of shorts last a lifetime

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The title of this review says it all. These shorts should last me the rest of my life. I will likely get another pair of the same exact shorts at some point but I am sold on these. Patagonia did a great job.

5 5

Bought these for my husband...

... and he loves them. They're a great fit and they look great on him. He wore them last weekend when we backpacked through Zion and had nothing but good things to say about them

5 5

Bought these for my husband...

... and he loves them. They're a great fit and they look great on him. He wore them last weekend when we backpacked through Zion and had nothing but good things to say about them

5 5

Bought these for my husband...

... and he loves them. They're a great fit and they look great on him. He wore them last weekend when we backpacked through Zion and had nothing but good things to say about them

4 5

Patagonia Shorts

Great shorts! love the length perfect for a guy with short legs. Good for casual wear. Solid shorts.

1 5

Not Like the GI IIs

Can't believe I have something negative to say about a Patagonia product but this version of the classic misses the mark on fit. They changed the crotch gusset such that it no longer extends out to the legs. This makes the legs narrower and tighter on the inseam. Not great for going over bolders or trees or into/out of boats/rafts. The front pockets are smaller and shallower as well so coins slip out when you sit. Not wanting to be all negative, the zipper pulls were a nice change. Hope you'll join me in encouraging the great folks at Patagonia to switch back to the GI II style.

Responded on

I agree, I prefer the GI II cut better, but the upgraded features are a bonus.

5 5

Very Nice

I bought these for backpacking, to replace the $10 nylon gym shorts I've been using. I'm 6'1", 165 lbs and the mens medium fits perfectly, waist and inseam. The fabric has a soft feel and dries very quickly. 7.2 oz on my scale. Highly recommended.

Comfortable Hiking Shorts

Comfortable Hiking Shorts

Posted on

I probably should have bought the Large but XL works just fine for me with the nice integrated belt adjustment. I'm 6'3" and you see the shorts come just below my knees which is something I have found hard to come by with previous hiking shorts.

5 5

cut significantly slimmer than the previous iteration

Many folks dread the newest "refresh" or redesign of a favorite piece of gear or clothing, and I am no exception, so I shuddered a bit at seeing that my favorite hiking shorts were changing. We have all seen nearly perfect pieces of gear and clothing go horribly awry, as with the classic REI Sahara shorts (need I say more?)

The first thing I noticed in the description of the GI III shorts vs the previous models, the GI II, was that the inseam had gone from 11 inches to 10. Mind you, I am no fan of the "basketball shorts" look, but I don't want to look like Magnum, PI, either.

Looking closer, I saw that the fabric was changing to Taslan, a new color was available (Alpha Green), and the belt was not quite as "captive" as before.

I took a chance and ordered a pair...

The new fabric is nice and soft, and not at all crunchy. The new zipper pulls are a nice touch, and the difference in the belt is barely noticeable. I like the new Alpha Green.

Now the serious business. The one-inch difference in inseam length is noticeable, but not a big deal. Be aware, however, that these shorts are cut significantly slimmer than the previous iteration. Significantly. Mrs. B-P likes them a lot, and says they flatter my physique more so than the "baggy" GI IIs, but I'll have to say, I was initially a bit worried that they might be too sleek. I am now used to them and wear them more than my old ones, but just know what you are getting into.

All said, for me, these are an improvement over the GI II shorts, and I am relieved. I even bought another pair in Forge Grey.

Responded on

For me, the baggy fit of the GI II is much more comfortable.

Responded on

Andrew, in the nine months since I posted that review, I have actually gone over to wearing Patagonia Baggies instead of either the GI II or GI II shorts, and I'm much happier with them.