• W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Forge Grey (FGE)
  • W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Dolomite Blue (DLMB)
  • W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Pesto (PST)
  • W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Shale (SHLE)
  • W's Quandary Shorts - 5",
  • W's Quandary Shorts - 5",

Patagonia Women's Quandary Shorts - 5"

C$ 69.00
C$ 69.00
58091 #58091
  • Forge Grey
    C$ 69.00 FGE
    Forge Grey (FGE)
  • Dolomite Blue
    C$ 69.00 DLMB
    Dolomite Blue (DLMB)
  • Pesto
    C$ 69.00 PST
  • Shale
    C$ 69.00 SHLE
    Shale (SHLE)
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W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Forge Grey (FGE)
W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Dolomite Blue (DLMB)
W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Pesto (PST)
W's Quandary Shorts - 5", Shale (SHLE)
W's Quandary Shorts - 5",
W's Quandary Shorts - 5",
Additional Information

These lightweight hiking shorts are made of stretch-woven 94% nylon (62% recycled)/6% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Inseam is 5".

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These shorts are made of stretchy, fast-drying, 4.5-oz nylon/spandex that glides over sweaty skin and holds its shape after a hand washing and wringing. Quandary Shorts feature four useful, low-profile pockets, a metal-snap closure and a zippered fly. Inseam is 5".
  • Lightweight shorts made of stretchy 94% nylon (62% recycled)/6% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Waistband has belt loops, metal button, hidden drawcord and a zippered fly
  • Pockets: two front drop-ins, two back drop-ins; right-rear has a secure reverse-coil zipper closure
  • Gusset for mobility
  • 5" inseam
  • 142 g (5 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 5'9" and wearing a size 6 Regular Fit Size Chart

4.2-oz 94% nylon (62% recycled)/6% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish

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Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

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bluesign® Approved Fabric

Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.

Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.

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Women's Quandary Shorts - 5" is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What's up with the sizing!? I have a pair of these from last season (size 8) and was looking forward to picking up a couple new colors. I read that the sizing was a bit snug this season so I sized up to a size 10. Even those were too small! It's such a bummer to ruin a great short with the new fit. These were a 5 star short before they changed the fit...lightweight, soft, stretchy, dried fast, great for travel and around town, have even taken a spontaneous trail run in them and they held up well. For reference, the tan ones are the size 8's from last season and the blue ones are size 10 from this season. I tried the Dolomite Blue, Pesto Green, and the Forge Grey...all 3 colors were this same size 10, all 3 colors were too small. If you drop in on these, size up at least one size from your normal size.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I am 5’5”, 113 and I bought a size 2. I didn’t want them pulling snug across the front like the pic on the model and these fit me perfect. I live in Houston and really appreciate the soft, breathable fabric. They have a little stretch to them which is awesome. As long as they hold up, I will continue buying more of this style.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fit was off for me I'm 5'3" tall, weigh 125 lbs. and have an athletic build. I usually wear a size 4 in Pati gear/clothes. These shorts were too tight all over in size 4. I didn't like the fact that there was no side notch in the shorts for leg movement either. With athletic legs, did not look good on me and too restricting. I tried the size 6 in a nearby store. They fit better in the legs and butt, however the waist was too large. With too many strikes against me on the fit, I returned. Couldn't imagine being comfy in these for active wear.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hiking shorts Loose fit and sweat wicking were great on trail and rock climbing. Also liked having the drawstring.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found shorts that I can be an outdoor mom I haven't gotten to put them to use yet, but at first trying on they are a winner. They fit really well, I'm 5' 6" 140 lbs with a little bit of junk in my trunk and I'm happy with a size 6. The stretch in them makes them easy to move around in and get down on the ground with my daughters. The waist doesn't gap on me either, which is a huge plus. I'm excited to get these outside this summer!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for work I first wore these three or four years ago and they are still my go-to for working outside as a gardener. Even wearing a holster for my pruners day in and day out there is minimal pilling on the side of that first pair. I'm 5'6" 125lbs average build- wear a size 4 for work, and size 2 for going out with friends. The size 2 is just a little too snug to be bending over in someone else's backyard but perfect for tubing down a river on a day off!
Date published: 2017-02-14
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