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Patagonia Quandary Short - Men's

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    • Forge Grey, 28x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 30x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 32x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 33x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 34x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 36x8
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 38x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 30x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 32x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 33x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 34x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 35x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 36x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 38x8
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 40x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 28x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 28x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,30x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 30x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 30x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 31x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 31x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,32x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 32x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 32x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,33x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 33x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 33x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,34x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 34x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 34x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,35x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 35x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 35x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,36x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 36x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 36x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,38x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 38x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 38x10
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan,40x12
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 40x8
      $69.00
    • Ash Tan, 40x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 28x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 30x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 31x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 32x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 33x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 34x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 35x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 36x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 38x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 40x8
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 28x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,30x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 30x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 31x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,32x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 32x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,33x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 33x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,34x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 34x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,35x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 35x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki,36x12
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 36x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 38x10
      $69.00
    • El Cap Khaki, 40x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 28x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 30x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 31x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,32x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 32x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,33x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 33x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,34x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 34x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,35x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 35x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,36x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 36x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,38x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 38x10
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey,40x12
      $69.00
    • Forge Grey, 40x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 28x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green,30x12
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 30x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 31x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green,32x12
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 32x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 33x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green,34x12
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 34x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green,35x12
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 35x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 36x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 38x10
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green,40x12
      $69.00
    • Industrial Green, 40x10
      $69.00

    4.5534

    34 Reviews

    Details

    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

    Tech Specs

    Responsible Collection
    Certified B-Corp
    Material
    94% nylon, 6% spandex, DWR finish
    Fit
    regular
    Inseam
    10 in, 12 in
    UPF Rating
    50+
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, climbing, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    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.

    Do'n it all !

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

    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.

    Terrific Shorts

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

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

    Great climbing pant

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

    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.

    Everyday Short

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

    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.

    Just being honest about them

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

    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....

    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.

      Not durable

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

      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.

      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.

      Another great pair of shorts

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

      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.

      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.

      A few annoyances, otherwise good.

      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!

        Great shorts except drawstring!

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

        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.

        Favorite shorts

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

        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!

        The shorts of all shorts

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 33
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 200lbs

        I have a lot of Patagonia apparel and really love what they stand for as a company. These shorts fit great true to size, and have been really durable! I love that they have some stretch to the fabric. Definitely recommend

        Perfect shorts for all occasions

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 36
        • Height: 5'7"
        • Weight: 200lbs

        These are great for any occasion, going on a hike with the wife or a ride with some buddies, they get the job done! Definitely going to pick up another pair for the summer now that the weather is starting to shift to the warmer months.