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Patagonia
Quandary Short - Men's

4.9 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
Current price: $39.50 Original price: $79.00
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Color:Basin Green

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Quandary Short

From the mountains of Maine to the jungle ruins of the Yucatan, the Patagonia Men's Quandary Short offers uncompromising versatility for just about any situation you find yourself in. Stretch-woven fabric is both tough-wearing and stretchy, with a gusseted crotch promoting full range of movement for adventurous pursuits. It's finished with a DWR treatment that repels light showers from ruining your fun outdoors.


Seeing that you'll be dabbling in everything from sport climbs to urban commutes, the Quandary features a classic 5-pocket design that's upgraded with a zippered thigh pocket for extra security. Its movement-friendly fit provides ample room to hop, bend, and stretch when you're hiking, climbing, and playing pick-up games at the park. Following suit, the curved waistband wraps around your hips with a contoured feel that's surprisingly sturdy.


Details

  • Versatility for outdoor endeavors and casual wear
  • Stretch-woven fabric is tough-wearing and stretchy
  • DWR finish repels light showers from soaking through
  • Curved waistband wraps your hips with a contoured fit
  • Gusseted crotch maximizes range of motion
  • UPF 50+ offers protection from bright sun
  • Zippered thigh pocket secures essentials
  • Item #PAT01U6
Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp
Material
94% nylon, 6% spandex, DWR finish
Fit
regular
Length
mid-thigh
Inseam
8in, 10in, 12in
Waist
belt loops
UPF Rating
50+
Claimed Weight
7.3oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

5 based on 10 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

February 20, 2024

Nice shorts

They are a nice quality, functional, look good as well. Overall satisfied.

Anorak
5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

The Best Shorts

I bought shorts from 5 different brands for a new outdoor job I just was hired for. Of all the brands, these were the best. They are very soft, very easy to where. Not too tight, not too loose. Cool pockets in just the right places. The best thing about them is the material. Love them. The fit is pretty accurate, if you are in between sizes definitely choose the larger size.

Bill B
5 out of 5 stars

November 22, 2022

Best shirts ever!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
35
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
205

Incredibly comfortable and tough. Love them. Could wear every day!

Joseph H
5 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2021

What?s not to like about these.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
Size 30
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
150

I don?t know why I haven?t purchased any products from Patagonia. This is my new favorite pair of shorts. Thoughtful design, the tailoring is good, and they fit like a bill glove. Based on this purchase, I look forward to adding more Patagonia products to my closest.

jeff j
5 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2020

Light, versatile hiking short

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
190

I've struggled to find a light hiking short that isn't too baggy, too long, or both. I ordered the shorter inseam and the fit is great. The fabric is light and stretchy and stays comfortable in very humid weather. Good pocket layout: small zippered cargo pocket and deep rear pockets that are good for phones or other big stuff. Highly recommend.

Alexander J
5 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2020

Perfect Shorts for Hot Weather Hiking

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
30
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
146

Wore these day hiking out to the Carolina Sandhills National nature preserve in 80+ degree heat and high humidity. Even with being drenched in sweat, I never felt wet or uncomfortable with these shorts on. They stayed on my hips and in place, no bunching or riding. The shorts were incredibly roomy but did not appear baggy on my frame. Never felt restricted in motion. Can ninja kick without issue! If 10 inch inseam were in stock I would of purchased those as I usually do not like fabric touching the back of my knees. Frankly i didn't notice it at all, might buy shorter inseam next season, but these shorts are keepers! Bonus sneaky pockets are a nice feature. I also saw an endangered woodpecker, would I have seen it without these shorts on? We will never know...

Spencer A
5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2020

Good shorts for hiking

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
38
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
214

Material is very breathable. Used them in 100+ degree weather in the woods hiking & fishing. Quick to dry and repels camp pretty well surprisingly. Durable fabric too. Very good movement with no binding at all. Great comfortable fit. Good pocket scheme as well. Can?t go wrong with these.

Richard H
5 out of 5 stars

September 5, 2020

Best hiking short ever!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
34
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
175

These shorts are amazing. Comfortable, functional, and look to be durable. After wearing these on a few day hikes I ordered a second pair.

Roger L
5 out of 5 stars

August 1, 2020

Great for everything

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
34
Weight:
200

Because outdoor gear is so expensive I have to buy stuff that is multi-functional. I use them as my mountain biking shorts whether I?m sending it down Tsunami or Thieves and Fire Swamp. Or if I?m pedaling Mag 7, Amasa Back and the Whole Enchilada and everything in between. I?ve gone down hard on some really loose and gravely trails and just the pocket where I have my knife got a little hole. They are very durable. Also, I use these for kayaking and paddle boarding because they dry so quickly. They are also the only shorts that I have for hiking. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable. They shed dirt and water nicely and can clean up very easily in a sink. Also the pack down really small so the don?t take up much room in your pack. They have a really nice modern look and work well as and everyday wear short. I have all colors and will definitely be buying more.

Brett E
4 out of 5 stars

May 15, 2020

Comfortable but tight fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
L
Weight:
185

These shorts have a comfortable stretchy fabric, but the fit is a bit tight in the thighs and hips. If you're not skinny, I would definitely order at least 1 size up. Back pockets are oddly placed too -- very low on the back and since they're deep, anything you put in there will be poking into the bottom of your behind.

Maximilian S