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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.

  • 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
Inseam
10 in, 12 in
Waist
belt loops
UPF Rating
50+
Claimed Weight
7.3oz
Recommended Use
hiking & camping, climbing, casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Great for everything

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34
Height
6` 00"
Weight
200 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

Comfortable but tight fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Weight
185 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Just about perfect.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

I tried these shorts on today. I have no reason--none--to expect disappointment here. The fit was great. The style is there. The comfort is totally functional. I am simply excited about using these in the field, as they say. I've had similar shorts in the past (not Patagonia) that have been solid, but the initial quality and satisfaction is near the top.

>Rating: 1

2nd and final f*** up with backcuntry

Height
6` 2"
Weight
165 lbs

Done with this company. This is the second order I have placed in 2 weeks and both of them had been wrong for one reason or another. In this one involving these shorts I ordered them they took my money, said they would arrive on monday. Now it's monday and they randomly emailed me saying

>Rating: 5

Do'n it all !

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

From hiking and biking to the water, these are a great all arounder. Water, you say? Yep! With mesh-backed pockets I've used these at the lake and on the river with no issue at all. And as to your next question, yes they are perfectly comfortable going comando. The stretch in the fabric affords excellent comfort while keeping a trim profile too. I'm getting the pants next.

>Rating: 5

Terrific Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
35
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

The stretch fabric, the fit and feel all make these shorts hard to take off. The zippered pockets are handy too.

>Rating: 5

Great climbing pant

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32 -10"
Height
6` 2"
Weight
185 lbs

I bought these pants with the expectation to climb cruiser rock climbing routes and go on runs. I had heard good things about these shorts from customers and wanted to check them out. The results were amazing, I love using these pants at the rock climbing gym, out door crags, on runs, and bike rides as well. Some of the pockets have zippers, it makes for a really convenient exercise pant if you have to keep your keys in your pocket. I'd recommend anyone these pants even if you don't use them as active wear, they are simply great shorts.

>Rating: 4

Everyday Short

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34" waist
Height
6` 0"
Weight
195 lbs

These are great fitting shorts that easily transition from wearing out and about during your, as well as for hitting the trail and hiking for miles in short worthy weather. They appear to be durable enough to last a while and put up with some basic wear and tear, but they're also light and stretchy enough to move with you, not against you. They fit true to size for me, and are very comfortable.

>Rating: 2

Just being honest about them

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
34 X32
Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

If you have muscular thighs these aren’t for you. If you have a very flexible reach(with your legs) that’s fine but if you have thick thighs and need pocket space these have no help. I was going to wear these shorts for my job... they don’t have the flex capacity I thought they’d have. Phone in my cheek pocket is a no... folded paper work in my right cheek pocket. Patagonia is made for naturally skinny people... if I actually tried these shorts at work... I’d be dealing with thigh to crouched area tears. I need utility styled shorts... and these are not it... if you have skinny thighs it’s yours for the taking... I put these through my daily exercises away from work and had to cut it off to be able to return them....

>Rating: 4

A little short, great features & fabric

I bought these as a gift for my BF, and he really likes them, although he thinks they're a little tight through the thigh and a little short (he's 5'8'', 140lbs with a 29'' waist and I got him a 30), but pocketing is great (2 zip pockets, yes!) and the fabric has really great stretch and weight.

>Rating: 4

Quickdry and lightweight

These are great hiking shorts.

>Rating: 5

Good Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

These shorts are stretchy and dry quick. Great for hiking.

>Rating: 4

Solid pair of shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

The Patagonia Quandry shorts are solid! Great for using outdoors or just wearing them around town. Perfect!

>Rating: 3

Not durable

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
165 lbs

First day of owning the Patagonia Quandary they ripped in the front bouldering indoors. I typically associate Patagonia with paying a premium to get lasting softgoods. In this case I wasn't right.

>Rating: 5

Great for summer or travel

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I bought these for my boyfriend and he has feedback to share: "These are very comfortable. The material is breathable and stretchy. I also like the fact that these have belt loops. These are great for hiking, biking, travel, and for everyday casual wear. Fit true to size.

>Rating: 5

Another great pair of shorts

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small
Height
0` 0"
Weight
0 lbs

I ordered these for my dad and he really likes them. They run a little small, we had to return the first pair and order a size up. He says they are lightweight and comfortable. He especially likes how deep the pockets are and having the zipper pockets so he doesn't have to worry about losing things while he is hiking.

>Rating: 2

A few annoyances, otherwise good.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

One feature that this short has but is not mentioned in the description, even on the Patagonia site, is that it has a draw string in the inside waist band like some swimming trunks have. This string (both ends) gets in the way of the zipper when you are putting it on, so you always have to fiddle with it to get it out of the way. It might be useful if you wanted to go for a swim. Swim trunks have a way of slipping down when they are wet. Had I known this string was going to be the pain that it is, I would not have purchased them. Also, the waist band material is a mesh of sorts that is rather rough and chafes when I do not have a shirt tucked in. But how often do you do that? Most of the time I am wearing a t-shirt outside of the short. On the plus side, and the thing that attracted me to the short in the first place, is the gusset, which is not easy to find. The cut of the short is good, the placement of the pockets is, for me, excellent. I like to put my wallet in my left hip pocket and that is the side that has a zipper. And the cell phone pocket, too, has a zipper, which is great, though it would be better if the pocket were narrower. As it is, the phone can go horizontal and it can be difficult to retrieve in that position, especially when seated. Note that the catalog photo of the pant gives the impression that this cell phone zipper pocket is narrow when, in fact, it is twice as wide. With some refinement, this short could be perfect.

One
>Rating: 5

wet wade like a champ.

I primarily use these shorts for well everything. From mountain to city these shorts are the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe. I bought a 33 waist as I usually do but wish I had bought a 32. The material stretches a bit while using. Love the shorts!

>Rating: 4

Great shorts except drawstring!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 8"
Weight
135 lbs

So the shorts themselves are excellent. Great look, great fit and they stretch really well while climbing. My one knock, and it's actually a big knock, is the drawstring! Bad idea to place it on the inside and so small and flimsy. PrAna has same idea but it is a sinch cord on exterior and NOT across the opening of the shorts. I still wear them but I get annoyed by it the whole time.

>Rating: 5

Favorite shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
36/10inch
Height
5` 11"
Weight
205 lbs

I bought 1 pair of these shorts and I loved them so much I ordered every color! I wear many different Patagonia shorts and these are my favorite! The length, color and stretch are perfect!