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  • Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's Forge Grey
  • Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's Ash Tan
  • Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's Spanish Moss
  • Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's Glass Blue

Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's

$69.00

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    No problems here.

    You've tried doing your thing in your swim trunks and your cut-off jorts. Now have a better adventure in the ever-accommodating Patagonia Men's Quandary Shorts. The lightweight Quandarys stretch with you, protect your skin against UV rays, and keep you dry with their water-repellent DWR coating. Plus, they have a super-comfy gusseted crotch and convenient, streamlined pockets for your gear.

    • Stretchy synthetic blend fabric
    • DWR coating
    • UPF 40+ sun protection
    • Gusseted crotch
    • Zip fly
    • Two hand pockets, two back pockets, and one side pocket
    • Item #PAT00OT

    Tech Specs

    Material
    96% nylon, 4% spandex, DWR coating
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    above-knee
    Inseam
    10 in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 back, 1 leg
    Waist
    belt loops
    Fly
    zip
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Too similar to Wavefarer but still great

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: 34"

    Bought these thinking they'd be a bit more rugged than the Patagonia Wavefarers, but I was wrong. Still an awesome pair of shorts, though a little on the thin side for anything where you might be scraping against lots of jagged rocks. The cut is perfect, color could be a bit darker. We'll see how well they hold up to backpacking this summer!



    Lightweight nylon is super stretchy and doesn't bag down when hiking up steep inclines. One complaint is that the pockets are a bit small, but then again, I don't hike much with stuff in there.



    (Wavefarer Stretch Walk Shorts on left, Quandary 10" Shorts on right)

    Too similar to Wavefarer but still great

    Boston Basin's marmots love it

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 30x10

    After several years of approaches, bush whacking, rock climbing and even some summer snow marching, my trusty short's life came to a curious end. Back to camp from Mt. Forbidden (North Cascades), I found the shorts (left on a rock to dry) not just ripped off but with large patches missing. My friend's non Patagonia apparel lying aside was untouched… Since the only life form in Boston Basin capable of the feat is the marmot, we could only presume I somehow have offended the local community. In addition, they must have found the fabric suitable to den lining. Needless to say I have ordered a replacement right away. Actually two, of different colours, since I have plans for another couple climbs starting Boston Basin… :)

    Great, if they stock your size.

    • Fit:True to size

    Just a note, and an appeal to Backcountry... I am not a 32 or a 34. I ordered two pair of the 34 hoping they'd suffice. They didn't--too big. Ended up sending them back and ordering size 33 from a different vendor. They fit perfectly. I recommend you order your size in these fantastic shorts. If Backcountry doesn't stock your size, order them somewhere else.

    great short

      These shorts are awesome - a cool balance of an every day short, and something a little more technical. The fabric stretches well and dries quickly so it's a great hiking/biking short. But they still look sharp enough to wear every day. I feel like they run spot on for sizing, and have held up well even with a fair amount of abuse so far this year.

      They feel great and wear great.

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: 32

      I'm a size 30-32 waist and got the 32x10 and depending on the day I usually go with a belt to keep them where I want them. Maybe a 30x10 would have been perfect, actually I'll buy another just to be sure :)

      No complaints, they are a quality pair of shorts, well made and the pockets are deep and will hold your essentials safely.

      I have the previous years version which aren't a slim fit and they fit great. Just wondering if the leg openings will fit my 24" circumference quads on a waist size 36?