These are my favorite Patagonia pants in a few years. Two things I would change: more colors and a deeper cargo pocket. (I cant zip it over my iPhone 5.) But the fit is great, and I like the NOT-narrowed-down cuffs. I have long legs for my height and I was not sure that the 32 inseam would be long enough. It is perfect, a good thing in that there w... Read Moreas no Long version. I expect to wear these pants for years.
Glad I bought'em
Using the size chart was misleading, I would recommend going down a size. Pay attention to the inseam length. Very comfortable, after a good day I find myself lounging and forgot I hadn't put on my evening sweats. I also recommend a wider more structured waist band. These are a 5 star; any imporvement would just make them even better.
True to size but waist is a bit larger
I am a size 4 in pants except for my waist which is apparently somewhat big for my size, so that is often a problem for me in buying pants. The waist on these pants are bigger than most size 4 pants, and therefore they fit me perfectly. Making these the most amazing hiking pants I've ever had. I love the higher waist, the roll up capability, t... Read Morehe very light fabric (I live in Southern California where I never need warm hiking pants). I bought the shorts version too.
My Quandary Hiking Pants provide all day comfort with the versatility of a cropped length while holding their shape. I love the high waist and numerous pockets. However I wish the right thigh zipped pocket was a bit deeper to accommodate my cell phone. I also own a pair of Skyline Traveler Pants and my cell phone fits that thigh pocket perfectly. T... Read Morehanks Patagonia for another great pair of pants!
Perfect travel pant
Im headed on two trips this year, Hawaii and Joshua Tree, and have been looking for the perfect travel pant and these are them! They are lightweight and easy to wash and will handle any rock climbing or hiking as the quality and fabric are perfect. I also have the quandary shorts which I recommend for backpacking and travel as well. Im 53 134 lbs a... Read Morend the 4 short fits like a glove, they sit right under the belly button and have an inner tie for keeping in place.
Love them - more comfortable with each wear!
I am really loving these pants. I especially adore the little drawstring in the waist. I have fuller hips and a smaller waist, and finding pants that fit me in both spots is really hard. These fit the bill just right. Thank you, Patagonia! Please make more colors in these :)
I bought these to replace my 12 years old Quandary pants. I had worn them frequently for hiking and while they werent worn out I had quite a bit of sap on backside and to be honest, I just wanted some new ones! I love the style of these pants and the pocket location, the side leg pocket or the back pocket fit my cell comfortably. I sometimes have a... Read More problem finding pants long enough but these are perfect in length! The fabric is light and durable and it has a bit of give to it. The ONLY negative about these pants, and the reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5, is the difference in rise from my old pair to the new; it has become significantly shorter. The older pair sat closer to my natural waist which I loved whereas the newer pair sits lower on the hip, below my belly button. Im not a young female, not old but I have a womans figure and would prefer it if these were made with the higher rise as on my older pair. Not sure why Patagonia changed that? That said, I still love these hiking pants, the quality is unmatched! For reference, Im 56 and 128lbs; I purchased a size 4. I highly recommend them!
Go to shoulder season pant
I'm a 14 in winter and a 12 in summer, generally. It's ok, I love the pant and the packability. They wear well, super quick dry and protect from the bugs. I've even sprayed the pant with bug protector and no issues with pant quality. Love the Forge Grey, and hoping for dark charcoal or black soon!
needs thicker material and more colors
Fit is very nice- I like that it is forgiving in the waist so it doesn't constrict my stomach even when sitting. I got the short size since I am 5'2"- I appreciate that a short size is offered! The only issue is that they are very thin. I would like the pants to be thicker material since I live in a cool climate and I hike through a... Read More lot of shrubs and I want my pants to provide a little protection from both the weather and the brush. I would also like a cinnamon or khaki color. The shale color is very washed out, almost white, so I ended up returning it.
Zipper pocket too small for phone
I have older versions of these pants, which I love - but on this new pair the zipper pocket on the leg is far too small to accommodate an iPhone. Because of that, mine got dunked in a stream when it fell out of the pocket. Why the change in design???
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on the zipper. We're so sorry to hear about your phone! We've looped in our design team.
Great pants w/ plenty of pockets!
I wanted light pants to use for hiking and camping. I love the pockets on these pants and found the fit to be comfortable. I did order a size up, based on reviews, and that fits well. The drawstring on the waistband is stretchy, so the waist comfortable. I wish the drawstring was a bit firmer, hence 4 stars. I've worn them for one weekend and ... Read Moream eager they'll be great!
Super comfy, I forget I have them on...I loved the first pair I bought in Shale and bought another pair in grey. They are a perfect fit for me,even when I gained a few pounds during COVID-19 isolation. I would love these pants in Navy. Any chance of other colors coming out (besides the fatigue green)?
Wish you would have left both pockets
I have an older pair of these with pockets on both thighs. Highly useful. Patagonia - please bring back (even on Skyline) duel pockets and consider the usefulness of these items. Especially now when we need more pockets for masks and sanitizer. Women get the short end of the stick with pockets in general - c'mon Patagonia and do us a solid wit... Read Moreh pockets. Thank you.
Pretty Good Gardening Pants
I wanted a pair of pants to use when I'm working in my garden. I love that these are water repellant (a must when I'm watering or adjusting irrigation), plus they keep me cool... or rather, they don't make the hot conditions any worse. The pockets are nice, and the cargo pocket is perfect for my iPhone 11. My biggest complaint is t... Read Morehe drawcord. It's very thin elastic, not thicker elastic or drawstring like other brands I've worn. I need the waist a little tighter. But since the drawstring is so flimsy, I can't just do a simple loop and have it hold. I usually tie a bow in it , but heaven forbid I accidentally tie a knot - it's almost impossible to get those tiny stretchy things untied. It's a small detail, but it makes me think twice about wearing these pants. Otherwise they'd be my favorites.
Wanted for hiking but will be work pants
My boyfriend loves his quandary pants and thinks they are perfect for hiking so bought these for me. Unfortunately womens are not as good as the mens. He can fit his 5.5 phone in thigh and back pocket and zip up. For some irritating reason they made the womens pockets shallow so my 5.5 phone sticks out of the pockets and fell out if my pocket when ... Read MoreI had to lean over. Since we both use our phones as our cameras this is no good. Wanted to like these more and buy in multiple colors. Please fix this irritant. Tried on mens and fit was no good on me. He just couldnt believe they would do that to the womans pant so tried sticking his phone in mine and saw the issue. Big disappointment.
Perfect Hiking pants
I love these pants. They are lightweight and loose enough to fit capilene long johns underneath when necessary and light enough for summer hiking. I love the fit and the features. They are so lightweight but still very durable. I took a long hike yesterday and got caught in a prolonged spring squall in the Rockies (rain and then snow) and my legs s... Read Moretayed dry. That was a perfect test. So they are comfortable and functional.
Good and Bad
I bought the Quandary Hiking Pants to wear when hiking and volunteering with wildlife. The pants have some good things going for them. They're comfortable, repel water, and offer sun protection. They would be even better if they were longer! It's a lot easier to hem a pant leg than add length. When I hike in sandals, the length is not a p... Read Moreroblem, but when I slip on my trail runners, these pants hit my ankles right above my shoes and it looks super awkward.
I Wouldn't Recommend Them
I'll start off with the positive parts. The fabric is quick dry, which is what I was looking for in a fabric. They definitely come through on that portion. I have been wearing these pants everyday at work for nearly a year now, and the material has stood up, no rips, or tears, and I have a very physically active job. I am normally a size 8 and... Read More had to size up to 10 to fit comfortably. I would say that my biggest disappointment was the overall fit. They are not a flattering cut and especially the length. I always fit a 32" inseam just fine, and they reach the floor if I am barefoot, although, when I put on any shoes, they suddenly become that "awkwardly too short" length. I have been coming onto Patagonia to see if any new women's hiking pants have been released, waiting to find something in khaki that is flattering , an appropriate length with shoes on, and the quick dry fabric. Please have more options for women!
Hi Maggie! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with the overall fit. We will sometimes introduce short and long inseams based off of customer feedback, so this helps us immensely. Thanks so much for your review! It has been passed along to the appropriate team.
LOVE these pants
I absolutely love these pants. They are my very favorite, as hiking pants, and for regular wear. They are comfortable, perfect for when it’s hot, or when it’s cool outside, and the pocket holds my large iPhone perfectly. And they have held up one year later, even with all the wearing. I like them so much, I had to buy another.
I love how these pants fit, and I have actually had several people ask me what kind they are. They are lean, but not too body-hugging. Light-weight. I have the grey and recently purchased the green - which I wish were less yellowish and more bluish. in hue. It would be nice id Patagonia also made them in Black.
Just received my new pants. They fit PERFECT! I am 5'5" 120lbs and ordered Size 4 Short...I have short legs and was worried they would be too long in Regular...they are PERFECT! My husband even commented on how great they are. I will be ordering MORE from Patagonia as this is my first purchase. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I Love these but have Two Criticisms
I wear these solely for hiking in Northern California where the temperatures seem well-suited to the weight of the material. Great fabric and love the style BUT wish the thigh pocket were slightly bigger for my cell phone (which I carry for safety while hiking) and really wish these were a bit longer. I'm 5'9 and wear a size 6 ... they&#x... Read More27;re barely long enough in my opinion. The length bothers me enough that I wouldn't buy a 2nd pair but would look elsewhere.
Solid pants...but how can active pants show so much sweat?
Have them in grey, worn them on multiple hikes. Overall, find them comfy and breathable. Pockets are enough for me (I'm usually carrying a pack or a purse anyway). Fit's good but I agree with some that the drawstring isn't great (and I do need it to keep them in place). My biggest gripe is that the grey pants show sweat! Not right aw... Read Moreay, but plenty after miles of hiking in the sun (let me tell you, can make for an embarrassing picture). Wondering if the light tan might be better...but I'll probably look for a different pair instead.
Sorry to hear about the pants showing sweat. You're welcome to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) them to a Patagonia-owned store or send them in for a refund or merchandise credit. You might prefer something like the Crestview Pant or Happy Hike Studio Pant. We'll reach out to you in an email as well!
Favorite all time hiking pants
I bought the gray and shale in size 4. I am 5'3" and approx 124 lbs. Normally I wear 6 and tried that size on first. The pants seemed to stretch somewhat and sales person confirmed so went with a 4 and they fit great. Have woren them on multiple 10-20 mile hikes and they were perfect for a full day of adventure. Have even woren them for a... Read More casual dinner out after a long hike and they still looked great. Wash & dry easily, travel well, & just a great pants. Only wish came in black too and that you could order specific length. The 30's are too short and 32's are too long. Bought the 32's and had hemmed.
Love these - so comfy and durable
I love these pants - they're super light weight, waterproof, and durable. I took them on a 14-day hiking/backpacking trip and they looked great the whole time. The only suggestion I have to make them better is to make the drawstring more robust. The pants stretched a little while I was wearing them and the little elastic drawstring just wasn&#... Read Morex27;t up to the task of keeping the pants where I needed them to be on my waist.
We're stoked the pants worked out for your 14-day backpacking trip. While these pants are treated with a water resistant DWR treatment, we wouldn't rely on them to keep you completely dry in a downpour. With that being said, we hope the pants have many fun trips ahead of them!
Love love love
This is my first Patagonia purchase but it won’t be the last. I loved these pants so much, I’ve already ordered a 2nd pair in gray. I normally wear a size 2, but had to order a size 4 in these pants. They fit perfectly. I’m 55 years old, 5’6 and 130lbs. The length is perfect too. These are perfect for outdoor activities yet nice enough for me to we... Read Morear when I’m volunteering with my Therapy Dog at schools/hospitals. They will be my favorite pants to travel in as well.
I'm so grateful Patagonia is now making some of their women's clothes available in larger sizes. While more companies seem to be making plus-sized outdoor clothes, the options are still pretty slim. These pants are easily the best outdoor/hiking pants I've found in my size. The pockets are REAL pockets, the material is high quality a... Read Morend they are incredibly comfortable. I also love that they have a waistband with button/zip and belt loops. I only wish the green color were available in the larger sizes as well.
I was so happy to find Patagonia offering women's pants in what amounts to plus sizes that I bought a pair to reward them and let them know we non-mini-people need hiking clothes, too. Big mistake. The waist is HUGE and they only stay up if I tie the skinny little elastic ribbon threaded through the waist, which I have to untie every time I go... Read More to the bathroom. Big pain. The zipper pocket isn't deep enough for a standard iPhone -- whose idea was that? Fabric is heavy for summer. Too late to return these, I've worn them, but I won't recommend them.
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Quandary pants for women
These pants were great in 2017 the new style is awful. They rub your legs. The double seam makes it in comfortable to wear. Please change them back I want to buy more they were so comfortable before.
We're sorry you're disappointed with the new style. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them back to us and let us know if you have any questions.
Go-to hiking pants
Perfect stretch and weight. I'm 6'0" 155 lbs and the waist is perfect, the length is short on me, but I expected as much and don't really care since I wear tall hiking boots anyway. I like that these are light enough to wear under my motorcycle pants, so I can ride to hike safely without changing. I agree with another commenter ... Read Moreabout making the pocket deeper to be able to zip phones into. I like to keep maps on my phone and would be great to quickly access it from the zipper pocket.
Perfect for the Rainforest in Costa Rica
Love love love these pants. The material is very lightweight, sheds water beautifully, and was perfect for hiking the rainforests in Costa Rica. Long pants were necessary to keep insect bites at bay, but I wanted to be comfortable in the hot and humid conditions. These did the trick.
Stretchy, Lightweight Pants
Have purchased two pair of Patagonia Quandry pants this season. I’m 5’6”, about 116 pounds with a slender build. The size 2 fit perfectly. I machine was them on cold and let them air dry. Have worn them traveling and hiking. Find myself reaching for them now as summer evenings in the Rockies are cooling off. I’ve enjoyed nylon pants for years now. ... Read MoreThese are good ones.
Hiking pants for every day
I love these pants. Bought a pair years ago at a ski resort. They fit perfectly and were attractive, slimming and downright practical with pockets. Material feels light and extremely comfortable. I bought another pair, same design, Quandary, same size. They are a bit larger so there’s an inconsistency there. But I still love the pants. I bought the... Read Morem for hiking but now I wear them for errands. Please make them new colors! Black would be good but a Cabo blue would be great!!!
These are perfect! Great to wear for field work, in the office and lab, in/on the water, and hanging out at camp. Pockets are a tad on the small side (I don't carry a purse so my phone is always shoved in a pocket and these are a bit small to fit all the way). I will be ordering more.
Women's Quandary Pants
I received good service, very pleasant customer contact and quick delivery of product. Quality of pants is great and the size is spot on. Wish items were little less expensive as the price makes it prohibitive to own too many things at one time. I realize there is an excellent return policy, follow up care and damage replacement warranty, so I figu... Read Morere that counts for something.
Comfortable with just enough stretch!
I love my Quandry "hiking" pants! They are nice enough for me to wear to work with dressier shoe's and tops or on the trails with hiking boots. Very versatile. Comfortable with just enough stretch for movement climbing rocks. I have two pairs in dark grey and olive green.
I love these pants, and have them in green and grey. The first time I wore them on a (rainy) hike, the water drops rolled right off them and kept me dry. They're stretchy, and I love how roomy they are in the thighs and hips (I was "blessed" with this! haha). I'm a big fan of the pockets, especially the side zip pocket. My only ... Read Moresuggestion would be to make them in more colors!! I would love to see purple, pink, maybe a bright turquoise - like with some of the rock pants.
"Clean lines" comfortable
I bought these recently in a size 12 along with a pair of RPS Rock pants in the same size (I was looking for blue pants). I love the simple styling on the Quandry. The thigh zipper pocket and calf tabs are very discreet in the shale and forge gray colors. I wear these for work in my casual workplace. I bought the regular length and that falls nicel... Read Morey with my work shoe, a clog with a 1.5 inch platform though they are a bit long for hiking. I'm 5'5", 150lbs, muscular with a bit of a "tire". No muffin top with these pants at all. The RPS Rock pants are a bit more snug through hip and there's a wee bit o' muffin around the waist band.
Wow, patagonia pants fit me!! SHOCKER.
I don't have the normal woman's cut. I do better in men's pants. My waist is similar in size to my hips, straight up and down with a little belly, and flat butt. Normally in the past I would have to order a 14 to get the waist to fit but then the hips and legs would billow out, so I never found patagonia pants to work for me. Yet, th... Read Moreese work so well! The waist does stretch as other reviewers mentioned. So I gambled and ordered a 12, (about 18" across) way too big, everywhere including the waist. So I returned for a 10, (about 17" across) spot on. I thought the waist would be tight but for me they were perfect, even comfortably loose and probably need a belt or use the tie. They are cut slim in the hips and work well for a flat behind. I bought all three. love the cut, the length, runs a tad long for a 32, but I do better with a 33, so these were perfect. The lightweight stretch fabric, (including the waist that stretches a bit too) makes them feel very comfortable and will be great in warmer weather. I bet I could of fit in an 8 but I don't like my pants tight. Normal figures will definitely want to size down. Make more colors for us misfit shapes please.
Great pants, Please make in a smaller size!!
I have had these pants for several years and have worn them back-packing for weeks at a time in all climates (heat, light rain, cold) and also for daily work. I love that I can hand wash them and they are quick to dry! They are great once I put them on- very comfortable, stretchy, wicking, SPF, etc. After a day (or a few hours) though they stretch ... Read Moreout and, especially with a backpack, fall down. Unfortunately, the built-in string is thin and uncomfortable. I bought them in a 0, and really wish there was 1 size smaller; think 1 size down would be perfect!
Excellent fit, feel and appearance.
I'm 5'4, 130 pounds with an athletic build, and I'm glad I skimmed through the comments to reveal my size in the pants. I ordered a size 4, short, since I'm usually a 5. My bum fits well in these and overall it is incredibly comfortable. I'm thrilled I finally have two pairs that I'll take out hiking and for other misc... Read More wear. Thanks for the reviews ladies!
Love these pants!
These are great! I'm 5'1 and an athletic 140lbs and have a hard time finding pants that are the right length, but these rock! I got a size 4 short and they fit great. I have two pairs and am considering buying more. They are easy to move in and quick dry, I mostly kayak and hike in mine. I would recommend these to anyone! I would love to ... Read Moresee these in a thicker material for colder months!
I absolutely love these pants. I am a curvy muscular girl about 5'6 155 lbs and these are perfect. They work well camping, hiking, and dress up to go out for lunch and shopping with the girls. I bought the pesto green color on sale and everyone loves the green color. I would so love these pants to come in black. If I hadn't of torn off th... Read Moree tags already of the the travelers pants that I bought in shale, I would return those to get these as I like the fabric much better on these pants.
Great at first,but stretch out
These pants felt great when I first tried them on. Noticed they ran a bit larger and I got a size smaller than I usually do. Wore them on a 3 day hiking trip and at first they were great. Super comfortable,but after an hour or two I noticed they started to stretch out and fall down. By the end of the first day they were really stretched out and I t... Read Moreried to use the drawstring but it's also really stretchy so it didn't help. I can't really use any of the pockets in these pants since the extra weight makes them fall down even more. Wanted to love these since they were super comfortable,but not sure I'll be able to use them for hiking since they won't stay up.
Love them, but loved the old style better
I'm a backpacker and these pants were on my body for two week long trips this summer as well as a number of shorter weekend trips. I love these pants - I have an older model as well. This is one of the only styles I've found that fit me really well and are lightweight enough to wear in any weather (I'm not a winter camper). The other... Read More bonus is that they dry SUPER fast - faster than any other pant I've had. And, as mud soaked and filthy as I get on the trail, one cycle through the washing machine and there's no sign that they've ever hit dirt. My only complaint is the cargo pocket inside the pant leg instead of it being more of a patch on the outside of the pant. It makes it less useful since anything I put in that pocket is encroaching on space I need on the inside for my leg. The same pocket on my older pair (where the pocket is on the outside) can fit phone, knife and lip balm. . . . have them in a pink/red color that I LOVE so I put up with the pocket problem. I'm 5'6'' and about 135lbs and wear a size 2 (another bonus of number sizes, not SML) Make more colors Patagonia!!
Super tough,perfect fit
These pants can take pretty much anything. I've been wearing these to work for a few years now (I work with large livestock on pasture),and they still look brand new. They don't tear,they're versatile for spring/summer/fall weather,and they wash great. I feel like Patagonia is the only brand left that makes its women's apparel j... Read Moreust as durable as its men's line! I also really appreciate the range of sizes. I'm 5' and very petite,and the short zero fits perfectly. A very sincere thanks and thumbs-up to Patagonia :)
Great fit and added benefits!
I hate shopping for clothes online,and with Patagonia I was especially hesitant because I figured with all the fit people who wear this stuff the sizes may run small. I am always a 4 in pants and ordered a 4 and they are a perfect fit. They are light and comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch for hiking uphill or bending over. BONUS-... Read More I went hiking with a coworker today and she was picking ticks off her pants every 5 minutes. We were on the trails for 4 hours and I saw one tick on my pants all day. I think the material just makes it very hard for them to stick. Not saying this was what Patagonia intended,but it made me super happy :)
Great color,light & comfortable!
I bought a size 12 and I am 5'9' & weigh 158 lbs. I really like these pants and get compliments on the color every time I wear them. They're soft,mostly comfortable and look great. The only negative (or weird thing) is that they have a drawstring,as well as a zipper fly,and that the knot in the drawstring rubs on my tummy someti... Read Moremes uncomfortably. I guess it's there in case someone doesn't want to wear a belt? Not sure.
These pants are the perfect weight fabric,and they fit great in the store. I was so happy I found them! However,they stretch out SO much when I wear them they just sag and fall down. The drawstring is useless because it's a stretchy material as well,so I can't tie it tight enough. Maybe going down a size would help,but not sure it would. ... Read MoreBummed because otherwise they would be awesome pants.
I wanted some quandary pants but past seasons were too short. Now that there's a 32 inch inseam I can have a pair. I usually go for neutral bottoms but I really like the craft pink and also got a top in that color. Probably won't wear together though... I'm between a 10 and 12 on the size chart and between a 8 and 10 in these pants. ... Read MoreSince I don't want them tight it's good there's a tie in the waistband to take up the inch or two of slack. Good fit,fabric,pockets otherwise. I'll use these as a lighter weight version of my sidesend pants,which are too warm for more than mid 70s hiking.
Great pants. Could be perfect if...
These pants are great in my active pursuits. They fit perfectly on my athletic build,and the pocket system is amazing and exactly what I need. The material is fairly comfortable and could be a bit softer. What I wish were different is if the inner-leg seams were softer. Currently,the seaming can irritate the skin at the inner knee. If the inner-leg... Read More seaming and the overall material were softer (maybe like the material of the Tribune Pant,or something in-between?),these pants would be perfect and my one go-to in the backcountry during summer months. These pants would be off the charts if the above happened AND they came in a good green color (like the Hemlock or Industrial greens); in the Bear Brown color; and/or in a camouflage print (maybe deer or bear or eagles or fish shapes in camo colors,like shades of green and tan; or just straight up camo). As someone that needs to blend in to surroundings at times when in the backcountry or when stream/alpine lake fishing,I would definitely buy the Quandary pants in those colorways for high alpine pursuits. (The Oaks Brown in the W's Venga Rock Pants for 2017 is close,but the M's Bear Brown color of 2016 would be much better!!) Thank you product team!
I bought a pair over a year ago,and they have become my favorite pants,so I now have them in another color (and the shorts,too). They fit well (size 2 reg.--110 lbs,5'3). I have used them repeatedly for hiking in warm weather. The fabric is light and stretchy,but durable. I like the roll-up Capri option,and they are flattering. I am very pleas... Read Moreed with the purchase.
Best travel and everyday pant I've ever owned!
Just got back from traveling abroad,and had spent what seemed like forever researching the best capsule wardrobe to take over to a cooler climate. I tested these pants out at home first,and wound up wearing them practically everyday for months prior to the trip. Got them in two colors. So comfortable,with superior ease of movement,and durable too! ... Read MoreThey still look brand new with almost continual wear. Very breathable,and even with running through airports sweating,I found that once I was able to sit for any matter of time,the sweat would somehow dissipate. These pants roll up very nicely,take up little space,and any wrinkles that form seem to disappear after wearing the pants for a short amount of time. I washed these in our hotel room sink with soap,and hung to dry. Dried so quickly,too!! Love that I can roll the bottoms up for a Capri style. Also love the drawstring at the waist. The fabric is so soft,and deep pockets at the hip,zippered pockets on the back,and a zippered pocket lower down on the right leg. I can't put my phone in any of the pockets as it seems to weigh down the fabric a bit,but zero complaints about that,that's what my travel bag is for! I'm 5'7,135lb,and size 6 fit perfectly. These do stretch a bit with wear,but not too much. Ten days travel abroad with a child,and only enough room for two pairs of pants? As long as it's not somewhere completely freezing,these are the pants for you! I will wear these pants until they absolutely fall apart.
Sturdy and tough
I bought these at the beginning of the hiking season. I'm 5'6" and 135 pounds. I have the 6,which fits great. I have worn them through all kinds of willow brush,many miles of stinging nettles,and one really hot day. I've hiked 4 times in them now,and 2 backcountry overnight hikes. I am very happy to see these pants hold up to br... Read Moreush and thorns,and are comfortable even in warm weather.
They actually fit!
I am 5'4",125 lbs,and have the worst time finding pants that fit my quads. I have taken back many pants because if they fit the waist,then they are obscene my legs or if they fit my legs,I could stuff a pillow in my backside. This is the first pair of active pants (size 6) I have had that fit,and they are super comfortable,even for a long... Read More plane ride! Only complaint is that I can't fit an iPhone 6 or 7 in its case in the side pocket with zipper and still zip it up (I love to keep my phone there so I can sit down with it still in a zipped pocket). So happy with the fit,though,still gets 5 stars.
The fit I was looking for
I originally bought the venga rock pants because those were advertised as slim. I'm built very narrow and normally wear a size 24 in jeans. The zero in the venga rock pants was still too baggy,so I chatted with customer service who said the measurements of the quandary pants were actually smaller than the vengas,so I ordered a zero in these an... Read Mored they fit much better! I bought them specifically for hiking but I also have an active job and they look nice enough to wear to work as well,which means I'll get double duty out of these.
Lightweight but very tough
I wore my first pair 3x a week for 6 months on and off trail and they still look brand new! They are light and cool enough to wear in the summer and dry quickly,but I wear them all year round. They are also great to wear in the office. I still look professional after hiking all day.
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