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Quandary 5in Short - Women's

4.25 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Current price: $38.99 - $42.25 Original price: $65.00
Up to 40% off
Color:Forge Grey


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Why We Like The Quandary 5in Short

When you're wearing the Patagonia Women's Quandary 5in Shorts, the question won't be what to do, but what not to do. Their amphibious nylon, spandex blend fabric is quick to dry when you need to cool down in a mountain lake after a long hike and is treated with a DWR coating to protect against a little bit of rain and the occasional stain.


  • Activity-oriented shorts for hiking, climbing, and travel
  • Stretch fabric dries quickly and resists light moisture
  • Waistband with belt loops, metal snap button, and drawcord
  • Regular fit with regular rise waist and gusseted inseam
  • Patagonia is committed to producing sustainable outdoor goods
  • Item #PAT01RD
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved, Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
94% nylon (62% recycled), 6% spandex
mid thigh
5 in
2 hand, 2 back
belt loops, hidden drawcord
Gusseted Crotch
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 2 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

March 28, 2023

Run big

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I would say these are pretty roomy. I’m 5’11, 150lbs and can pull an 8 up and down without having to unbutton or unzip. The 6s fit fine, but I’m usually never a 6 (I typically can’t fit into 6s). So if you like really relaxed clothing go with your normal size, otherwise size down for sure. In these shorts I bought the salt grey, which are not nearly as dark as they look on the website. I’d describe them as a light grey in person. Good length, moisture wicking. I like the shorts and pants alike, but be aware of the sizing, and know, too, that the color may not be exactly as it looks on the website.

que5584051 q
5 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2022


I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 7"

These look good and they are very comfortable. I like the colors as well. I like them so much I plan to buy more.

Melissa H
3 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2022

These shorts don't come in 00!

Selected size 00 and checked out, I didn't realize it at the time, but once added to your bag/ at checkout the size changes to 0. I didn't see this till I got them in the mail and they don't fit. It's unfortunate to have to pay $7 in return shipping for this. Otherwise the quality of the shorts seemed good, but I will say that the salt gray looks much lighter in person than in the photo.

Jessica P
5 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2021

The perfect pair

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 6"

These seem to fit pretty true to size in my opinion. They are the most comfortable shorts I own. I?ve worn them hiking, biking and running. Also just lounging. I live in them all summer long.

Mandi D