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Could be lower-rise
I have to hike them up to get the crotch at the appropriate height. Then I need to roll the waist over a couple of times, so that the waist isn't at the bottom of my rib cage. I think they'd be ideal if the waist were about 2" lower. I like the deep front pocket and the back pocket. Rolling the waist, though, makes it difficult to ac... Read Morecess the pockets.
Tricky Back Pocket Colors
Absolutely love these shorts for all around use and they pack small for travel. Note: Be careful on the colors you order. Most are one color but I've ordered two 5" shorts where the pictures had a default navy color on the model but then shorts arrived with a totally different pocket color. (ie. red shorts had blue back pocket?)
Not ready for the adventure
I bought these to replace a pair that I have worn regularly for water centric adventuring for 8 years (Gi III). They were not a very good replacement. Something about the waistband design causes the shorts to roll down with hardly anything in the pockets. The pockets use the front of the shorts as their front side, so the seam that makes the bottom... Read Mores of the pockets (which is visible on the front of the shorts and also susceptible to wear, probably one cause of the failure) only needs to fail at one little lockstitch for the whole pocket to come apart, which it will. In my case one pocket failed in two weeks, the other in 2 months. In the single season I had the shorts the fabric was bulletproof, seeing plenty of possible snags in coral and cliffs on less than ideal water approaches. If you don't care about pockets, these could be perfect, if you always end up with trash or snacks or shells or rocks in your pockets, you might want to look elsewhere. I have had ok luck with the everyday short and loved the Gi III's. The belt waist on both of these is more comfortable for me, and the pockets stand up to much more abuse.
Who needs a liner?
It's taken me a long time to enjoy baggies. Every time I've tried them on, the mesh liner has always turned me off to them. When I mentioned this to the salesperson they shared that everyone on the staff just cuts them out. It seems like a universal thing among the staff. And I've got to admit that taking a pair of scissors to my bra... Read Morend-new shorts felt weird, but removing the liner made a massive difference! Here's my question, How many people are removing the liners from their baggies?
Thank you so much for your review! We are stoked to hear that you were able to find a solution to your shorts and that you are enjoying them fully. Please note, although many individuals do cut out the liner, this does void our warranty on the shorts.
Perfect casual round the house shorts
I have three pairs of these and they have become my absolute go to for a casual short around the house. Pretty much the first thing I put on Sunday or Saturday morning when I begin my house/yard work. Great for jumping in the pool to cool off and then they dry quickly. Will always have two or three pairs in my collection.
I wear them in the summer heat and love that I don't have to worry about getting them wet when the opportunity to cool off presents itself (pool, river, lake). I wear a 38 on my pants, XL on my athletic shorts, am 6'2-240lbs and found the XL size to be a good fit so long as the drawstring is tied. Without the drawstring, XL would be too l... Read Moreoose at the waist.
Ok if you like really, really baggy shorts
I'll only wear these (size large) around the house as they are overly baggy which I don't particularly like. I also bought a medium size awhile back and although they are ok in the waist, they are too tight otherwise. Maybe at some point I will either get smaller and wear the medium or, I'll balloon and then like the large.
Hey Dennis, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the fit of these shorts isn't working for you. Our Baggies do have a relaxed fit, so they're intentionally designed to be loose on the body. If you're interested in our regular and slim fit short options [click here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens/bottoms/shorts?prefn1=fit&prefv1=regular%7Cslim).
Greatest shorts ever - except for one small detail
These shorts are the best. They last forever and fit well. I hate the mesh liner so I cut them out, it would be cool if they offered these with optional mesh lining, perhaps for a small discount. One small detail I wish they would change: I appreciate the elastic key loop in the right pocket, but I carry my keys in the left pocket. Please give us a... Read More key loop in both pockets! That way you can just remove the one you dont use.
Been wearing Baggies, both short
Been wearing Baggies, both short and long, for 45 years. Bought two new pairs because I could no longer be seen in public in my old ones, according to my wife and daughter. By the way, my daughter wears Baggies I bought in 1987! These new ones will last the rest of my life.
Great all around shorts
I have a pair of baggies from 15+ years ago and I couldnt stand the liner so I cut it out. This old pair is also a size or two too big so while at REI the yellow pair caught my eye. Tried them on in the 5 inch inseam and really liked the fit sized down one. Lining so far is better than my old pair so Im trying it. I think the only thing that can be... Read More improved on is the drawstring, I think a thicker material would tie up better when you need that.
Late to the Glory that is the Baggie
Since the 1980s I have been a Stand Up kinda guy with a pair or three in continuous rotation from April to October in Vermont. Three years ago I had a swim suit emergency and the local outfitter did not stock trunks but did have Baggies. So I grabbed 'em and became an instant disciple. The most recent purchase got sent back for being a half i... Read Morench larger at the waist than the same size pair in my closet. The second pair fits as expected, but I've had this come up in the past with Patagonia waistlines. Stand Ups and hemp Work Wear pants are particularly variable, but the quality can't be beat so I'm willing to jump through a few hoops to get the sizing sorted.
Best Shorts Ever
I have worn baggies for the last 10 years. Not only are they the most incredibly made products, but they are also the best colors, and shorts that I can wear grabbing coffee, doing yard work, fishing, playing pickleball, swimming, surfing, whatever it is I want to do. I love these shorts, they are true to size, they let my legs breathe and get tan ... Read More-- I will forever wear baggies as my go-to shorts until the day I can't walk anymore.
Seem bigger than before
Bought 2 pairs of mens baggies 3 years ago in size Small. Simply put, I loved them. Recently purchased another pair in Plume Grey in the same size. They seem to be much longer, more billowy, and for lack of a better word, baggier than my older pairs. Also, the plume grey color is much more greenish/blue than it appears in the online photos. Thankf... Read Moreully they made it super simple to swap the smalls for extra smalls. Would still recommend but maybe size down
I have worn countless number of Baggies throughout my life and continue to come back for more. Hard to imagine my new pairs are even better than the last. But, the softer material is a pleasure, the pastel colors a joy, and the in-pocket loop for securing small valuables (like keys) an added bonus that helps to keep my mind focused downriver when r... Read Moreafting the Middle Fork.
Go to swim trunks
I wear baggies for anytime I think i'll be wet. Could be hanging at the pool, swimming in the lake, paddleboarding, rafting, etc. Super comfy, not too long in the leg so they don't grab my thigh. Only issue is the mesh insert isn't very comfortable until you've worn it in a bunch. Wish Patagonia would find a better cloth to make... Read More the insert. Otherwise i think these are perfect.
Best short ever made - probable...
i have been wearing Baggies since the early 80's... over time the fit has been revised for sure, however i feel that Patagonia has remained true to the fit of this short thru time... I love these for the versatility. they work for anything from swimming/surfing to hiking, climbing, running... color selection is great and they always look great... Read More.
Perfect general use shorts
I was given these as a gift and have been blown away by how great they are. The fit and fabric are comfortable enough to wear all day while also being stiff enough that they do not look too casual. They work great on a hike and handle water very well, but are only so so for climbing as the material is great but they do not have the best flexibility... Read More for high foot placements. The real secret sauce is the pockets. At first I found the shape and depth a little strange but I quickly realized how nice it was the have shorts than can comfortably carry as much as cargo shorts without looking like cargo shorts, that are easy to rest my hands in, and where nothing ever slips out when I sit down. 10/10 shorts with 10/10 pockets.
Fit/Cut Has Changed
I bought my first pair of Baggies in 2007 (and another in 2008) and they're still going strong. I have worn the heck out of those shorts and the elastic is as good or better than any other pair of shorts (other than Baggies) I have bought new within the last year. I decided it was time to grab a new pair of Baggies after 14+ years of wear. My ... Read Morefirst thought was that the new Baggies (Size Medium) were huge. I measured them against my old pairs and the waist was almost an inch longer (laid flat on my bed and measure across the waist) and the outseam was easily 1/2 inch or longer. The inseam feels much more like a pair of 7 inch inseam shorts, like a pair of Stand Ups. I thought this was a potential one-off pair and reached out to Patagonia. I spoke with two reps and both of them gave me great information, each something a little different. One mentioned that the cut of the short has not changed, so the sizing should be the same, and the other admitted that it is more than probable that they have changed since I bought my last pair - totally reasonable. So I went ahead and sent them back, thinking they were abnormally big. I went to a local store and tried on a pair of Smalls and they were hardly Baggies - more like Slimmies. So Medium was the right fit for me, and I used the credit from the return of the first shorts to grab a new pair. Unfortunately, the new pair is just as big, perhaps even slightly bigger. I guess all great things come to an end, but the fit of these shorts now is just not the way it used to be. Such a bummer.
Hi Brody, we're so bummed to hear that the Baggies Shorts didn't meet your expectations regarding fit. It's very possible that the sizing has slightly changed throughout the years, and we completely understand the frustration. Please be assured that our Design Team will take your feedback into consideration moving forward. In the meantime, if you find the fit too bothersome, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) those at any time.
Could be better
I purchased these shorts from Patagonia recently. The fit is really strange. The waistband does not stay up even when tied. Oh well.
Hi Demetri, thank you for sharing your thoughts on these shorts. Please keep in mind you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything that doesn’t work out for you. We hope we can help you find something that will fit you better!
Bigger than last season
I bought these in the summer 23 sale. Compared to last year, the size small is much bigger. I put the new pair up against my old ones and the new ones are 2-3 inches bigger in the waist. Overall, it is a much bigger fit. Crazy the discrepancy.
We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the difference. Our designers made some revisions in the past year, so please don't hesitate to contact our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team for assistance to return them. We'll be happy to provide measurements and work with you to make sure you get the right product and size this next time around. Thanks for sending us a review, Lee!
Best fit in years, please dont change em
Been wearing baggies in size M since 2010-2012, fit was great back then, legs had room to breathe while shorts dont look too sloppy Took a few years off from buying them since sizing got too inconsistent year after year (M got kind of small) But this year the M fits great overall! Legs have room to breathe again and for some reason seem less rest... Read Morerictive when doing squat/more active motions. Keep it up!
I write this review in hopes there will be a new design for the baggies at some point bc i really do like the shorts. However, the seam in the front is straight down the middle from the waist to back which makes them a bit of an awkward and revealing fit in the front for guys.
Thanks for the review Andrew! The Baggies were recently redesigned, but we're happy to pass this feedback along to our product team. If you're interested in checking out our other short options, [click here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens/bottoms/shorts).
Best Multi-Functional Shorts
I love these shorts. They're the best shorts for any traveler going anywhere in the summer. I always throw a pair in my bag because they look great as shorts and they also function as a great swimsuit. The pockets go all the way to the bottom of the short too so it never feels like your things will fall out. I have even worked out in them beca... Read Moreuse the material ensures they do not get stinky quickly. 10/10 recommend.
the ultimate summer do-everything shorts
this is a weird one but my dad had these, in yellow from the...80's or 90's wore them everywhere and doing everything from working out to yard yardwork. These are the perfect do everything shorts for me and the days that I wear them, are always good days. Only criticism is that the pockets are DEEP and things like cell phone/ wallet sor... Read Moret of flop around. A perfect reason to leave your cellphone behind.
Hey Jonathan, thank you for sharing the story about your Dad! We love to hear about families passing on the Patagonia tradition! We're sorry the pockets aren't working better for your modern tech; we'll share that thought with our design team.
Liners are terrible. Anything made with a liner is trash. It's not hard to make something without a liner. Just horrible.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Noah! We want to apologize for the issues you encountered with the liners on these shorts. Please know you are more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these shorts at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this liner feedback to our Product Design Team.
Fit is kinda weird
A little bigger in the waist than I anticipated, I have to cinch the string really tight and even then they are a little looser than I thought based on the size chart. Fit nicely on the thighs though, and a perfect length. The built in undies chafe a little bit, but could be a result of the larger waist. Other than that they are nice shorts, dry qu... Read Moreickly and cool colors. Might be worth sizing down.
Updated liner and fit
Have two pairs of baggies from about 4 years ago in small and medium. Small for swimming and medium for everyday. Just purchased a new pair in small and appreciate the updated fit-these fit just right while the older version is nice for swimming but feel a little restrictive for everyday wear. Also new liner is a plus.
We appreciate your detailed feedback on these Patagonia classics, Pete! The fabric and design have gone through a few small revisions over the past few years. We're glad to hear they're positive changes for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be happy to help!
Baggy but snug and no stretch
They fit right in the waist and seem appropriately baggy, but then theres no stretch in the shorts or liner material so you cant do much in them. The built in liner seems cut too high in the crotch so they always seem snug there. Good for general wet wear or very casual wear, but not hiking. I wore them on a 4 mile walk that led to horrible thigh r... Read Moreash from the snug rubbing. Its too bad because they look good and have good color choices.
Hi Brian! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the discomfort caused by the fit. We truly appreciate this feedback as it's how we improve things for future seasons. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Lose the dang liner!
Had to return - no way can I wear shorts with a liner for any activity that involves leg movement (unless Im trying to win a chafing contest). Why do most running shorts have to be made with a liner these days? Booo! Otherwise, durable and lightweight and well fitted. I suspect a survey of the male population would support this sentiment. Please lo... Read Morese the liners!
Great shorts (except Black color)
I currently have 5 pairs of Baggies, acquired over the past 5 years. All of them are great (5 stars), EXCEPT FOR BLACK (2.5 - 3 stars). The Black color was my 4th pair, and the material is noticeably rougher than each of the other super-soft colors. I need to wear underwear (can't utilize the liner) in the Black color because the material is s... Read Moreo rough. After receiving the Black pair, I assumed it was a change in material for the entire product line, but a recent in-store visit confirmed that only Black seems to be a different material than the other colors. I strongly recommend all other colors for short runs, swimming, strength training, and casual wear.
Hey Brian, thanks for your review! We're sorry to hear you've had some issues with the black color of our Baggies Shorts. There was a change of fabric for the entire line a few times, due to supply chain issues. Our stores will sometimes carry product from past seasons so its possible you were still feeling the difference between seasons. Either way, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase! You can begin a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) or you're welcome to return in store as well if you prefer.
My problem with many Patagonia things is that I am between medium and large and that is the case here. Medium shorts are too tight at present while large is sort of ok but once things are in the pockets (phone, wallet) it does not stay up no matter how tight I make the tie. Frustrating and given the expense probably not worth for my needs. (This wa... Read Mores also true for the AC shirts and a number of other products)
Hey David, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that you fall between sizes with our Baggies. We welcome you to send them back, you can check out our other options for shorts [here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-shorts). If you have any questions about fit, feel free to connect with our customer service team.
Just what the doctor ordered.
These shorts have felt amazing to wear day to day. I love them so much that I hate the days I have to put ‘em to the wash. They’re comfortable, unique, stylish and say a lot about what I do and what I like in a simple way. I prefer the colours that aren’t typically seen in shorts for that extra flavour in life. On picture, the shorts seemed a bit m... Read Moreore red and a bit darker, but otherwise the colour was not much of a bother in person. My only issue with them is the sizing being slightly- just slightly too small than normal and the way they’re shaped in mix with the fabric type making it easy for them to slip down from behind if I don’t tie them up for moments when I bend over or sit down. Other than that, they’ve been great.
great shorts except..
so i do love these, but i can only really give them three stars because the size jump from small to medium is awkward, and the color was off from the picture. Im a consistent 31-32 and i find most smalls to fall in the 30-32 range. the small in these shorts is too small, but the medium is slightly too big. theyre really comfortable and ill keep the... Read Morem, but i do look dwarfed in the mediums. also, the salvia green looks a bit grey and muted, like a sage green, in the photos, but in person is a pastel mint green, which isnt personally my style. i also have the blue joy pattern though and they look awesome in person.
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Sawyer. We're sorry to hear the fit may not be quite right for you. We want you to be happy with everything you get from us, and our Customer Service Team would be happy to provide specific measurements for any item so you can feel confident of the fit. In the meantime, please know you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything that doesn’t work out for you.
The absolute best
Ive been wearing Patagonia Baggies since the mid-1980s. During the summer they are my daily wear. Nothing else has ever come close to the comfort and wearability that Baggies offer. Ive worn them in the winter to hot springs (w/unknown folk) and pools. I wore them on raft trips down the Colorado, Payette, Salmon, Green and Clearwater Rivers. I wore... Read More them when I biked from Spokane to Glacier, to Yellowstone to McCall and back to Spokane. There is nothing I have t done in my baggies. Now in my 70s I wear them to do chores and other outdoor activities. They are the absolute best attire for fun and have to do chores. Thank you. Scott Brooks-Miller
Softer fabric than the womens
So, Im a woman, and I have like 10 pairs of the womens baggies. Recently I bought 2 pair of the mens because 1.for some reason they make them in a couple feminine colors that arent available in woman's 5 inch(Amarinth Pink, Dragon Purple) 2. The fabric is so much softer! Why does the fabric seem to differ in the mens version? And the extra p... Read Moreocket in the back is nice. So, if youre a woman reading this, dont hesitate to buy the mens version, just size one size down! They have a liner, but its easy to cut out.
We're glad to hear you're loving these Baggies! Both the Men's and Women's Baggies are currently utilizing the same 4.5-ounce recycled nylon (4.3-ounce for the print fabrics) so current season product should feel the same. However, both have had fabric revisions three times in the past five years, so you may find the current style feels different from one of your older pairs. We hope this helps, but please reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any additional questions. We'll be happy to assist you!
no longer a baggies fan
mesh liner cuts in and is uncomfortable, especially when wearing the shorts at the correct waist level. The mesh liner doesn't seem correctly sized to the shorts. They run "baggie", which is nice, but the legs cling to legs with a little bit of sweat or humidity. Combine the leg clinging with no stretch fabric, the shorts grab and re... Read Morestrict during activities.
If I could only have one pair of shorts ever.
If I could only have one pair of shorts ever, these would be them. Why? they are anywhere from 75-90% perfect for all of the following. -Weightlifting, half marathons/daily runs, house remodels, surf/spearfishing, casual wear, traveling. so the simplicity, durability, durability 9.5/10 fit:8.5/10
mediocre and sloppy
2 stars for the durable fabric and deep pockets. But otherwise they're a fail. I tried size medium, which were too small, so I bought a large which are too big. If they were just a bit more trim, and the rise just a bit shorter (these sit very high on the waist), they would probably look great. But they're very baggy (hence the name, prob... Read Moreably), and I look like a dumpy middle-aged dad in these shorts.
Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you're looking for a more casual/daily wear pair of shorts that are still on the comfy side, check out our [Men's Baggies Naturals - 6½"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-baggies-naturals-shorts-6-half-inch/58056.html?dwvar_58056_color=CYMK&cgid=root). These are a nice lightweight option for everyday wear.
Color is nothing like the picture
The color in the picture looks like khaki but in person it looks nothing like that color. Not to mention the back pocket flap is a totally different color, some odd yellow which is not shown on the website. Don't buy unless you can see it in person.
Hi Chris, sorry to hear that the Baggie Shorts weren't the color you were expecting. Please take some time to begin a [return or complimentary exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for a different color option.
Are they using recycled nets still? Those are awful
Hi Frank! Thank you for writing us a review. Our Baggies Shorts are made out of 100% postconsumer recycled nylon made from recycled fishing nets. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the material. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I bought two of these baggie shorts. One was fine but the liner of the other had huge leg openings, almost as big as the shorts themselves, rendering the liner almost useless. Probably poor quality control since the other was fine, so you're taking your chances when you order.
Hi William, we're sorry to hear you may have received a defective pair! You are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them if you wish, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance.
legs too restrictive
I wouldn't buy another pair of baggies again. Every time I walked up stairs or up hill, the baggies legs would just catch and be too restrictive to walk comfortably in.
Thank you for submitting this review, Tim; we're sorry to hear these shorts aren't comfortable for you! We want you to be happy with everything you get from us, so if you like you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them. Please let us know if we can be of any help!
Good short to Hang out in
These shorts are an all time classic. There are a number of good reasons that Patagonia has continued to produce and sell these. They are great to hike in or swim in, very durable and look good. I like that they have a liner so can be a true swim suit but are also suitable to hang out in or to hike in. I am 5-7 with a small frame and the small fits... Read More perfectly.
I enjoy the quality and overall fit of the shorts, however, mine didnt come with the Patagonia logo on the left knee for some reason. Overall great short though
Hi Spencer! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear your shorts didn't arrive with a logo. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.
I am all for baggies! This is my second pair of this color and I love theses shorts. However, it seems Patagonia has changed their design even from last year when I had purchased other pairs. They seem to be looser around the legs and more boxy than before. Still love them for everyday wear.
Close to great
I have thick thighs from biking and they seem a bit tight there. The waist fits fine, the bottom opening is fine, but for someone with thick thighs you might want to reconsider. I also didn't know they came with a liner, it's an easy fix to just cut it out. Build quality seems great as usual.
Thanks for the review, Hunter! We recommend always reading the product description before purchasing an item, this will give you an idea of what to expect and where you'll find info on different features (fit, liner, pockets, water repellency, etc.). If you're looking for a pair of shorts sans liner, we recommend checking out the [Men's Trailfarer Shorts - 6"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-trailfarer-shorts-6-inch/57525.html?dwvar_57525_color=EVMA&cgid=mens-shorts).
Power blue fades
Product was / is fine. I have Patagonia swim trunks that are 35 years old and the only think wrong is the elastic has given way. I swim at my ymca daily. After each swim the shirts get washed. I ordered the power blue shorts and within three weeks they faded out. The printed shorts I also have are fine and have not faded, nor has the 35 year old on... Read Morees.
Hi Gary, we're so bummed to hear about the fade out on your shorts. We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance for a [warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Short Man Great Product with a flaw
I am returning the product for a refund! Sadly, I am more disappointed than upset with the product. As a short man it is wonderful to find a 5" inseam short that has all of the necessities. While it is "advertised" as a short, it seemed to be constructed like a bathing suit, for which I used it. After just a few days of wear, the sui... Read Moret is TOTALLY washed/bleached out. It is unrecognizable from the original color. There is no tag warning to avoid use as a swimsuit. I hope to get it replaced and use it as a pair of shorts. I bought two other colors and fear the same.
We're sorry to hear about the fabric issues and we're glad that our Customer Service team was able to take care of you when you reached out. Chlorine can certainly be a harsh chemical for many dyes, and we recommend gentle machine wash cold with mild detergent, then let air dry or tumble dry on low heat with no fabric softener for the best [product care](https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/#product-care). If you experience any further issues, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to help!
Since Covid I have been living in Baggies from spring through fall (with the occasional warm day in winter). They are durable, comfortable and unfussy offering the just the right amount of cargo carrying. I have several pairs dating back over a decade. Haven't found anything else that fits my needs as well.
Good quality but I don't like the pocket
The fabric seems to be of good lasting quality. The fit is good. But I don't like how the front pocket is very deep. So when I put my phone in it. The phone lands right in the middle of my thighs. making it inconvenient to walk.
Hi Rubens! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate this feedback regarding the pocket, and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so if you're unhappy with the shorts you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Great Shorts; Awful Liner
These shorts are great in terms of length and fit true to size. However, I would suggest sizing up if you are muscular or want a truly baggy fit. Material is great and the pockets are deep. My only real complaint is the liner. The cut of the liner is just weird and bunches. A good pair of scissors fixes the problem, but I wish there was an option t... Read Moreo buy without.
I really enjoy the feel and shape of the shorts, I wear them all the time when I get home from the office. They're great in the summer when I wear them outside to hike and camp. The pockets are great, sometimes it's hard to dig in them since the pockets are so deep but the pocket size is my favorite feature. It's hard to synch the wa... Read Moreist to be tight enough for when I put my phone, wallet and keys in them - it can weigh down the shorts a bit and make them sag, but I still like them a lot
Great all around shorts
I've worn these around on the weekends casually and also playing sports, running, working out, etc. The lining means you can also swim with them. Made from tough material but still lightweight. Also I don't think these retain sweat or smell as badly as other workout shorts do, especially if you're wearing underwear too and not just r... Read Moreelying on the internal liner. Definitely a great pair of all around swimming/workout/outdoors shorts. I usually wear a 34" waist but found the Medium to be a bit small since I have a big butt/thighs. The large was a bit looser on the waist but fit better overall.
I'm brand new to the world of baggies. Just bought a couple on sale. Im 5 ft 9in around 150 lbs, and the small fits me very well. The waist has some elasticity too, so if I add a few more pounds it should expand just fine. To me, they're less baggy, and more.. airy.. if that makes any sense? I see reviews about it not being the same short... Read Mores as in decades prior (which I have no knowledge about), but they feel rugged and versatile enough AND they fit really nice and make my legs look great. Will probably be buying more right after writing this review.
Not Made For Squats
I bought the Patagonia Men's shorts because I wanted a durable pair of workout shorts. Mainly to squat and lunge with. The shorts seem to be made well, and the material feels good and sturdy. However, as you squat, the shorts slide down. If you have a cell phone in your pocket, they kinda slide down. When you're active, they slide down an... Read Mored don't stay on in tact. You might say I got a size too big, I originally bought a medium and the problem was worse. I love Patagonia as a company, love their shirts. But, I called and asked which shorts I should get for lifting and they suggested these. I'm disappointed. While these might work for someone else that's not as active, maybe great for walking shorts, for me, they don't work so well. It's as if the elastic waist needs to be made stronger, I don't know. I don't like to leave a bad review for Patagonia since I do really like the company, but, after getting emails about my feedback, I thought this would help improve the quality of the shorts going forward.
Hey Robert, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that these shorts were recommended to you for lifting. While we do not make any of our gear with lifting in mind per se, these would not be the first that we would suggest. The Baggies are great for casual day to day use, but they won't have the technical features that you'd find in something like our [Men's Strider Pro Running Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-strider-pro-running-shorts-5-inch/24633.html?dwvar_24633_color=LTPG&cgid=mens-shorts). They come in a 5 or 7" inseam, so you can choose your preference. As the name suggests, they were designed for running, but we think the breathable fabric and lightweight built-in liner would be great for lifting, checking them out!
Love them Baggies
I got the mushroom design, and I love it. These are super comfy, and I wore them kite surfing this week, as well as on a long hike. Trouble is, I also have a pair of Baggies that are >20 yrs old, and same size, supposedly, but the new ones have a larger waist, and kind of more puffy and big. I like them a lot, just wish they fit like the old sch... Read Moreool pair.
Classic shorts. I dislike the liner so I cut it out, frees up a ton of space down there! I am typically a size medium in shorts, but the waist on these fits between a medium and a large, so I have to tie the waistband if I want to do any sort of activity without them falling down. If you are between sizes I recommend sizing down. Additionally, bewa... Read Morere that the shorts are made of real strong nylon. This means they will last forever but also that the fabric is quite stiff, hence the necessary baggy-ness.
The GOAT of shorts
Baggies are my go-to shorts for the majority of the year when applicable. Perfect for camping/ backpacking, their lightweight yet durable design allows for optimal comfort without the concern of a wardrobe malfunction (looking at you Ms. Jackson). While wearing these you may be called "crunchy" but will you care? No, you'll be comfor... Read Moretable and ready for adventure.
I like the idea of deep pockets, but when I put my wallet and handphone in them they kinda swing left and right when I walk. It may be lesser an issue for taller folks.
We appreciate your feedback. You might prefer to utilize our Ultralight Hip Pack or check out our other Men's shorts made with predominantly nylon materials like the [Men's Wavefarer Hybrid Walk Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-wavefarer-hybrid-walk-surf-shorts-18-inch/86775.html). We welcome you to return the Baggies if they're not working for you. Thanks Victor!
Not for chlorinated water
Im happy that this doesnt have toxic hydrophobic coatings, and that its made fair trade and of recycled materials, but its really not color fast in chlorinated water. It started as a dark red and now its a pale peach and Ive had them for just two and half weeks. I am in lightly chlorinated water everyday but Ive never had a suit fade this much or t... Read Morehis quickly. I dont expect them to go transparent when they fade to cream in another month so I can and will still use them, but I think the product description ought to include, or even highlight, that they fade quickly in chlorine.
Hi Kelton! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the shorts have started fading. It could be a combination of the chlorinated water and long periods of sun exposure. If you dry them out in the sun we'd recommend bringing them inside to reduce fading. We really appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shorts.
Good utilitarian short
I bought my first pair of baggies shorts in 1988. They are useful to have for just about anything outdoors. They are rugged, quick drying and somewhat loose fitting. Really good for swimming, surfing, trail running, hiking. Be aware that they do not stretch, except in the waistband. The side pockets are very deep, which is good for a gel or loose c... Read Morehange but probably not a phone. The back pocket can hold a phone but not securely.
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