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Patagonia Quandary 5in Short - Women's

$59.00

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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
Material
94% nylon (62% recycled), 6% spandex
Fit
regular
Length
mid thigh
Inseam
5 in
Pockets
2 hand, 2 back
Waist
belt loops, hidden drawcord
Gusseted Crotch
yes
Claimed Weight
5 oz
Recommended Use
hiking, trekking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

My favorite shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 2"
Weight
112 lbs

These shorts fit me perfect! I'm 5'2" - 112 lbs - I bought the size 4 and they are not too short and not too long. These are extremely comfortable as well. The perfect all around short.

>Rating: 5

Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 5"
Weight
125 lbs

True to size, comfortable. love the pockets and well made.

>Rating: 3

Adequate

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
12
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I needed a pair of quick drying, slightly rugged shorts last minute, so I picked up a couple pairs of these not knowing which size to go with. These definitely run a little slim, especially in the thigh, I found. I'm usually a 31/10, but needed to size up to the 12 . Unfortunately I do have a smaller waist so I just dealt with them riding low. There is a drawstring inside to cinch up , but who wants all that bunching. Material is awesome - 5 Stars, and I found the length just right.

>Rating: 3

Nice, good quality, runs small

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Size 8
Height
5` 9"
Weight
157 lbs

Bought for wife: "Really high quality short. Unfortunately, it seemed to run about 1-2 sizes smaller than what I usually buy. I would probably buy another pair or some of Patagonia's other offerings, just in a larger size."

>Rating: 4

Legs too wide for me

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 4"
Weight
120 lbs

The fabric, fit of waist, and length were great. But the leg openings were a bit wide, causing the shorts to look flared. Also a bit small. I'm 5'4", 120, and usually a 2, but fit in a 4 in these. Going to try the Stand Up shorts next and hope for a better fit.

>Rating: 5

Sweet!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

Bought em for my mom and she enjoys them a bunch!

>Rating: 5

In LOVE

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 7"
Weight
135 lbs

I fell in love with the fit and feel of these shorts. They are light, breathable, and perfectly stretchy! The length is great, these never ride up, and the pockets don't protrude. I can't wait to hike in these and stay cool!

>Rating: 4

Comfortable

These shorts are super comfortable and the fabric seems like it will stand up to some beatings. The waist is perfect, not too high and not too low. The length of the shorts is also a perfect length for outdoor adventures.

>Rating: 5

These shorts are the JAM!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
2
Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

I've been wearing these for about everything since I got them: climbing, rafting, mountain biking, etc. They are extremely comfortable, stretchy, and seem like they will last a while. The length is great for wearing under a harness or over a chamois. The rise is perfect, not so high that they feel like 'mom' shorts, but no so low that I have to worry about a plumber's crack. These shorts do stretch out a bit after the first wear (size down!) - but the interior draw string solves the problem of losing my shorts. Additionally, the fabric holds dirt like no one's business. I've had mine 2 months, and they are already stained pretty good from my climbing gear (rope dirt and trad gear) - however, since they're my 'fun-time' shorts, it's not a big deal. I usually wear a size 25 or 26 in patagonia pants, and I ordered a size 2; however, I have the happy hike shorts in a size 0, which fits much closer to the 25/26.

>Rating: 5

Great all around shorts

I love these shorts. I ordered them in the pink color last year and wear them all the time. I caved and bought the forge grey too when they went on sale. They are lightweight, durable, and very comfortable. My advice would be to go up a size.

>Rating: 3

Forge Grey!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 6"
Weight
170 lbs

Great for hiking and keeping everything a bit cool. Very breathable fabric for me. The forge grey is a darker color but I was in love with that. Back pocket has 1 zip and 1 not, which I was in love with as well! They did run just a bit small for my normal size, if you are between sizes go with the larger of the 2.

Great
>Rating: 5

Hiking shorts

Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 6"
Weight
125 lbs

So comfortable and light weight. Great for hiking! and very cute.