Scott Mosherwrote a review of Patagonia Stand Up Short - Men's on July 5, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Just got these so can't speak to their durability but I wanted to share a few first impressions.
Bought them because I love what patagonia does and also have trouble finding a 5" inseam short, so it's a win win. The material is heavy and they are apparently a very solid short. Deep front and back pockets, the back ones are shaped somewhat strangely but it's no biggie. The way they're cut is kind of weird, pretty big around the thighs (similar to baggies) but I like it, they fit me well.
The flaw here is that there's a velcro closure on each of the three back pockets. It's completely unnecessary and feels/sounds terrible every time you reach into one. If anything there should be a button like a normal adult pair of pants. It's beyond me how this seemed reasonable to whoever designed them. I took a seam ripper and removed all of it and am now perfectly happy.