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
What do you think about this product?
March 5, 2020
I wear a 32/34 in all pants, so I got 32/Long in these pants. I'm athletic but definitely on the skinny side and still, these pants are unbearably tight in the upper thigh area. There's not enough room in the crotch area and I can barely move in these things without my voice going up an octave. I'd highly recommend sizing up in the waist; hopefully that gives a little more room to breathe.
August 21, 2019
You get what you pay for:)
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!
May 21, 2019
Very comfortable and a great fit.
January 21, 2019
Very Comfortable & Universal
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.
November 5, 2018
Great climbing pants
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.
October 26, 2018
All Around Pants
Great for wearing to the office or being outside all day. Well made and can take a beating. Stretchy but tough.
September 2, 2018
stretch creates sags
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.
July 11, 2018
Smaller than normal
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!
July 9, 2018
I liked these trousers so much!!
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.
July 4, 2018
Pants! Pants are a winner!
Love these pants. Lightweight & comfy.
June 17, 2018
Cooler than the other side of the pillow
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.
June 17, 2018
Love the Quandary line
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.
June 13, 2018
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.
May 30, 2018
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 Iâm 5â10â 180lbs and the 32 regular fits great.
May 29, 2018
Cool and comfort
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.
February 20, 2019
Heya Harris, how's the fit on these bad boys? I'm 5'8, 150lbs and looking for a pant that's not too baggy and not too slim.
August 17, 2017
Best pants ever
I took these pants to South East Asia. I took them everywhere. Super light and fit perfectly. Patagonia nailed these pants.
March 6, 2017
These are good pants, buy them now!
February 27, 2017
They look great, stretch where they need to, dry fast, are rugged, and work for all types of climates. Totally worth it.
February 15, 2017
Great pants. Highly recommend
January 13, 2017
Full size or two too small
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.
February 28, 2020
How is the fit compare to Arcteryx Rampart pants? I ordered the Patagonia RPS pants which seems to be more relaxed through the thigh than Rampart. Patagonia Quandry seems to have what Patagonia called slim fit, but how does it compare to Rampart around the waist, hip, thigh and leg?
May 22, 2018
Do these pants have any metal in them: zipper, rivets, buttons?
May 25, 2017
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.