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    45 Reviews


    Quandary Pant

    Dispelling the notion that you need different pants for work and play, the Patagonia Men's Quandary Pant seamlessly transitions from office to adventure with its clean styling and durable stretch-woven fabric. Its lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and stretch properties mean you'll look good at work and have plenty of mobility for hiking and climbing. The DWR finish rapidly sheds moisture for quick-drying performance in the wild. Other stand-out features include a gusseted crotch for unrestricted range of motion at the local crag or hiking trail, as well as a zippered thigh pocket for carrying your essentials.

    • Seamlessly transition from office to adventure
    • Stretch-woven fabric is durable and quick-drying
    • DWR finish repels outside moisture and light showers
    • Gusseted crotch and articulated knees for flexibility
    • UPF 50+ for protection in sunny environments
    • Zippered thigh pocket secures essentials
    • Item #PAT01U8

    Tech Specs

    Responsible Collection
    Bluesign Approved, Certified B-Corp
    stretch-woven (94% nylon, 6% spandex)
    [short] 30 in, [regular] 32 in, [long] 34 in
    2 hand-warmer, 2 rear, 1 coin, 1 zippered security
    curved waistband, button closure
    Gusseted Crotch
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, climbing, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    You get what you pay for:)

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 33/reg
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    Finally pulled the trigger on these after going thru a bunch of other pants that just weren't perfect. These pants are great! Fit was slightly small (mainly because I'm using these primarily for backpacking/talus scrambling). Originally ordered 32/reg, returned for 33/reg and was just right. Nice soft but durable material. I like that the are simple and functional. The internal drawstring is great as I don't want to wear a belt while backpacking. I hike primarily in the southern Sierra where in normal 3 season hiking rain pants are overkill and wet out from the inside. I use these as "around camp" pants, daytime bug protection, or for those sunrise summit attempts when temps are low. These pants are great for all of those conditions. They also look nice as well so no worries about wearing them in town. Just spent a week backpacking in these and they washed nice and clean when I got home after dirt, tree sap, sitting on the ground, etc. The price is a bit high but worth it. Loving these so far!

    Very Comfortable & Universal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32 x 30
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Wear for work, casual, climbing, hiking, etc. Stretch works great. They are light & durable. After my son bought me a pair 3 years ago, I've bought 3 more.

    Great climbing pants

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 33/reg
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I'm pretty happy with these pants after I've gotten them. I took them to a camping trip at Zion National Park and they were great to wear while we bouldered in the morning and hiked Angel's Landing later in the day. A full-length gusset and stretch fabric are awesome as they don't restrict mobility, and there is an internal drawstring that provides a snug fit, keeping the waistband in place.

    stretch creates sags

    • Size Bought: 30-30
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    Good fit and pocket design, nice light material, BUT in my humble opinion the 2-way stretch, which goes north-south (length) and not east-west (width) creates ugly awkward sagging when you carry a full wallet or modern cell phone, or flashlight in zipped thigh or back pockets. I am surprised nobody else mentions this issue. Stretchy thin material is comfy but also comes at a price. My search continues.

    Smaller than normal

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 34 Long
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 189lbs

    I tried my normal size, and the next size up and unfortunately they fit funny in upper thigh and waist - like yoga pants tight. Sort of bummed!

    I liked these trousers so much!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36/34
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    They are true to size, stretch without being baggy and cool. Perfect summer wear, hiking along a trail or around town. I liked them so much I bought another pair.

    Cooler than the other side of the pillow

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    These are terrific. Comfortable, light, and good looking. I will buy another pair in different color. May want to size up if you want a bit more room.

    Love the Quandary line

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 31" regular
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I have both the Quandary shorts and pants. I bought size 32 in the shorts and they're a tad big, but the 31" pants fit perfectly. I wear a 31 typically, so they're definitely true-to-size. The quality is great, as you might expect from Patagonia, and the fit is great. They're not too loose, but not too tight and the material breathes really well.

    So comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 35 Long
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    I wore these as my second pair of pants on a camping trip with the family. They were perfect! I look forward not to just camping with them but traveling with them. They have a perfect side pocket which will be great on planes for passports and IDs. They are very light and I love the drawstrings for in the event I ever lose weight I can tighten them. The only issue was I went with the long because I didn't want bugs to crawl up and I only have a 30 inch inseam. So they definitely are long if that is what you are looking for.

    Stop looking

      I started my search for a comfortable, durable, quick drying pant with these and this is where it ended. I hike and climb in these and they are beyond comfortable. When hiking, even when temperatures reach up near 95, these breathe well, wick sweat away, and dry quickly in the rain. I even reach for these to go out and about. You can find these on sale often, and are a great deal. For reference I’m 5’10” 180lbs and the 32 regular fits great.

      Cool and comfort

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 32
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      It's very cool in summer days and free of move. Like the feature of DWR and UPF50 (No UPF50 lable found), but the leg is a little bit loose.

      Best pants ever

      • Size Bought: 33L
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      I took these pants to South East Asia. I took them everywhere. Super light and fit perfectly. Patagonia nailed these pants.

      Full size or two too small

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 34
      • Height: 6'5"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      The construction of the pants seems good, but there is no way the pair I ordered was actually a 34 waist. It was at least one, possibly even two sizes too small. The pants seem good enough to try ordering a size up, though.

      Unanswered Question

      Do these pants have any metal in them: zipper, rivets, buttons?

      Unanswered Question

      Do these actually have an articulated knee or not? Description says yes; reviewer says no. Patagonia website shows stitching around knee area but not seeing it in this photo.