The Patagonia Women's Quandary Pants will take everything from sport climbing to peak bagging in stride. The light and stretchy fabric makes the Quandary comfortable enough for mountain wear, while the DWR treatment repels light moisture, so you'll stay relatively comfortable should Mother Nature bestow you with an unexpected storm. The gusseted crotch and articulated knees increase overall mobility, so you'll be able to pull through the crux and scramble up boulder-strewn ridges with ease.
- A lightweight pant that scrambles and hikes in stride
- Fabric features DWR treatment and 40 UPF sun protection
- Hidden drawcord at waist provides a customizable fit
- Zippered and drop-in pockets for necessities
- Gusseted crotch and articulated knees boost mobility
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 6
These are a lightweight pant for outdoors that also look fantastic on for casual wear. I like the fit - generous through the hips and thighs, with enough stretch for easy movement. The length is a little long (I have a 30-inch inseam), but not so long they hit the ground. I like that these have a snap and loop so you can secure them if you roll them up in warmer weather. I wore these for a weekend of canyoneering in Utah, and I found they breathed well and weren't too warm in 80-degree weather. The one con is that the fabric is not rip-stop. While making my way up a narrow spot in a slot canyon, the rear pocket got some holes when my bottom skimmed a rock. While the holes are small and only affect the outer layer of the pocket, they have grown a little after washing once, so I'll probably have to replace these sooner than I would like.