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Women's Baggies™ Shorts - 5" Reviews

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Ws Baggies™ Shorts - 5

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September 20, 2023

Terribly awkward fit.

The new design of these shorts is mind-boggling. They fit awkwardly, ride up in the front & or back within 10 steps. The pockets are too small for my phone. Just awful. I don't have a Patagonia store within 5 hours of me, so I can't return to a store for free. I have to pay $5 to return by mail. Unfair.

Response from Patagonia
September 21, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the fit and revised design on these has been disappointing. We welcome a return under our Ironclad Guarantee and we'll reach out to you by email to further assist you. A possible alternate product could be our [Women's Outdoor Everyday Shorts]( which has also has a relaxed fit, similar inseam and fabric (with 5% spandex for a bit of stretch) plus bigger pockets for more storage. Thanks for taking the time to send us a review, Nadine!

September 19, 2023

The fabric is cool and

The fabric is cool and nice!!

September 15, 2023

Always like these

These are great. I’ve ordered 4 pair. They all fit differently. Thank goodness they all fit even though some better than the others.

September 15, 2023

Not Baggy...?

Somehow these baggies are not baggy. I'm normally a small or XS in Patagonia gear, but the small here was tight across the front. I went to a medium, which now feels a little too big, but worth it to me. I get compliments on the pattern.

September 14, 2023

Size up!

Love walking my dog in these. I am normally a size 6 - 8, but had to get a large. There is no stretch to these for someone who has a lot of their weight in their mid section and hips. Love the color, love the comfy baggy feel. No other shorts like this! Recommend, but order a size up if you are more pear shape

September 13, 2023

Way smaller than I expected.

Love the color, fabric is different but ok I suppose. If you are a tall (5'10") curvy gal like me, I'd most definitely recommend sizing up. I got an XL and they are so tight on my thighs and bum, so I can't even wear them :(

Response from Patagonia
September 16, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the sizing and fit issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return or exchange]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

September 13, 2023

Hardy and true

Love tossing these on after (or during) any sort of water activity. Material is durable and has maintained its color well in direct sunlight. Very roomy pockets for trail snacks!

September 13, 2023

Baggies best ever

I love my baggies. Live in them. Read reviews of this season, i sized down from L because 10% body weight loss. Love that these are more fitted and the material is lighter, softer and the stitching and pockets feel neater. I ordered 3 colors and would order more, as they are my favorite after 7 years ordering.

September 12, 2023

2023 batch of baggies

I have several pair of Patagonia baggies 5 inches from past years. Size medium. They are wonderful. Comfortable, fit very well, very durable, for every day where. But this new batch of 2023 baggies brand so large that my regular mediums are loose in the waist band and very baggy in the sides to the point they look like dresses. Please go back to th... Read Moree former sizing, so that we can rely on getting our normal size and fit from these wonderful shorts. I had to send two pair back, because they were much too large for my regular size medium.

September 12, 2023

Great, but why not longer?

As a 65 year old pretty fit woman, I like these, but really, can't you make shorts a little longer? Count on it, nobody wants to see that much of my legs.

September 11, 2023

Water Sport Fun

This shorts are great for lounging, hiking, or just being outside in and around water. They dry super fast. They have real pockets (one with a loop for keys). The length is perfect, not short short and not too long.

September 11, 2023

Softest Baggies Ever

I wasn't expecting the softest baggies ever but they are amazing. They feel like I've been wearing them for ten years.

September 11, 2023

The perfect shorts

I honestly live in these . I wear them all summer long either for hiking, town or errands . To me they perfect

September 10, 2023

Great Gift!

I bought these Baggies (at a nice sale price) as a gift for a friend. She was instantly delighted with the fit, the happy red color, and the feeling of summer fun. In the water, on the trail, or just hanging out at the beach, these shorts are comfortable and effortlessly stylish!

September 10, 2023

Baggie shorts

Some reviews say the pockets are small and the fit tight. I bought a medium and they fit great. Pockets are good size and secure too. Very happy

September 10, 2023

Go to short all year round

Can’t get enough of my baggies! I have them in all lengths and many colors. This year they are made from recycled materials so win win! I used to be a XS when I was 100lbs (5’2), now am comfortable in a small at 115lbs with room to grow into them as needed.

September 9, 2023

Great service!

Needed to exchange for a different size and accidently changed to the wrong size again! Called customer support and the assistant was awesome, they quickly fixed my mistake and sent asking the correct size. Shorts themselves are terrific, my wife prefers the 5" to the 2.5" but has with both several times now. Very comfortable and look g... Read Morereat too.

September 9, 2023

Hiking shorts

These were the best shorts to hike for our trip to Ireland!

September 9, 2023

Love, love

These are perfect. I’m 70+, and I rarely wear shorts, but these are 5” long, so they provide enough coverage so that I’m comfortable walking through Central Park. They’ve been great in this heat wave.

September 9, 2023

Love 'em

I was worried about the fit around the butt before my order arrived, and it's just fine. I absolutely love these shorts!

September 9, 2023

Do not be fooled by the redesigned fit

The redesigned fit of this shirt is horrible. They fit in the waist, but the band doesnt stretch to go over hips. The legs are parachute-like. Last years baggies were nothing like this. These are both too big and too small at the same time. Such a disappointment! If you have no curves at all, size down and they might work fine for you.

Response from Patagonia
September 14, 2023

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Christi; this is very helpful to our designers and also other customers. We're glad to see you're returning these, and we hope we can do better by you in the future.

September 7, 2023

Super Comfy!

Flexible, durable, breathable and perfect for everyday wear.

September 7, 2023

Easy care and comfy

These shorts are super comfortable and easy to maintain. As I am not a skinny person, I would love to see these same shorts in a longer length.

September 6, 2023


Love getting a new pair in a bold color at a sale price!

September 6, 2023

Women’s baggie shorts/ 5 inch

Comfortable size small. Everyday use. True to size.

September 5, 2023


Perfect as usual! The orange wasnt my first pick but they are bright & fun!

September 5, 2023

Baggies Shorts 5 - Not quite perfect

I love the baggies shorts but I can't find the perfect fit for my body. The medium is a smidge to tight and the large seems like it goes up two sizes from the medium.

September 5, 2023

Great fit!

I love these shorts- super versatile, easy to move around in, and an adjustable fit! The one note I will mention is that they are a lighter green than I initially expected. Think of something between khaki and army green. I ended up liking the color even more than the color I was expecting, but its nice to know!

September 5, 2023

Fits so well

I love these shorts! The 5 inch is the perfect length to not chafe and to be high waisted. I am obsessed with the cool vibrant patterns, and they are so breathable. I wore them for hiking for the first time and was in awe!

September 5, 2023

Great Shorts

Bought these for my annual beach trip. Fit is perfect for me. Wash and wear with no worries. They are my go-to shorts for beach and town. Thanks Patagonia.

September 5, 2023

I bought a size larger

I bought a size larger bc I really like the baggy look. I am long-waisted and wish the rise were higher but bc the shorts are so baggy, they are still very comfortable. I like to wear them when I am hanging around at home. The material is nice and light, and the colors are unusual.

September 5, 2023


There easy, comfortable, and look great. Bought a pair for my daughter and son as well.

September 4, 2023

My new favorite thing to wear!

I absolutely love these shorts!! I am so happy with them, and they were on sale, too...I ordered the xs because the s were sold out but the fit is way better. The color is perfect for Hawaii as well...Gonna wear them all the time!

September 4, 2023

Super lightweight and comfy

Why don’t I have 12 pairs of these already? Basically the only shorts you’ll ever need. They’re super light and comfy, durable, and cute.

September 4, 2023

Nice, but too small for me.

Can't wear these. Ordered same size in hiking shorts which fit well. Gifted a friend, she loves them.

September 4, 2023

Comfortable and good-looking

I got these in orange and love the color and the lightweight fabric. I most recently wore them for hiking in a highly vegetated area and they held up well to thorns, etc. It's true that they are a bit hard to pull over the hips, but when I tried a smaller size as recommended by some reviewers, they were too small. Once you get them on they fee... Read Morel great.

September 4, 2023

Women's Patagonia Baggies

Finally got a pair of baggies & they are PERFECT! Had to buy them in 2 colors because I love them so much.

September 3, 2023

Re: Baggies shorts

Good stuff!

September 3, 2023

These shorts never disappoint!

These shorts never disappoint!

September 3, 2023


These feel a little thinner than previous versions but I love them! Feel great on and looked awesome.

September 3, 2023

My new favorite shorts

My new favorite shorts

September 3, 2023

Happy Camper

I bought theses Baggies as a birthday gift for my friend, who is skeptical of my devotion to the products AND principles of Patagonia, an obviously high end outfitter. The shorts fit perfectly, in her usual size, are instantly comfortable, and so cool (literally) for a Maine camp vacation in unprecedented heat. In and out of the water, up and down ... Read Moremountains, you only need ONE pair of shorts. Baggie are awesome.

September 3, 2023

Water friendly

Great for water sports..

August 31, 2023

My favorite shorts!

I bough two pairs of the Women’s Baggies Shorts 5” and love them! They are a comfortable fit, very durable material, great for everyday wear!

August 31, 2023

Great shorts !

Great shorts !

August 25, 2023

great color and fit

Love the fit, the color and the fact that it is made from fish net

August 25, 2023

Comfy and colors match everything

I love wearing the baggie shorts for any activity really but I wear them on walks with my dog and hiking /camping ! I just got my garden green color ones. Theyre like a pale green color but match with everything

August 24, 2023

want them in every color

true to size, super comfy, each to match, breathable and cool

August 23, 2023


Best casual shorts I've ever purchased!

August 23, 2023

Baggies are a staple

These shorts are so comfortable and I love the color variety. Have some in medium and got this one in large-could do either. I wear these for every day wear, walks, and swimming shorts.

August 23, 2023

Fun Baggies!

These are great Baggie Shorts! So happy that they have deep pockets. The 5 inch length is perfect, because you can wear them to the grocery store, as well as at the beach! The new fabric prints are so fun!

August 23, 2023

Fun Baggies!

These are great Baggie Shorts! So happy that they have deep pockets. The 5 inch length is perfect, because you can wear them to the grocery store, as well as at the beach! The new fabric prints are so fun!

August 23, 2023

Can one own too many Baggies!?

I have been a huge fan of these shorts since I received my first pair in 2018, which I still wear and love. I probably own upwards of seven or eight pairs now, and truthfully, they are the only shorts I wear. At the beach, in the water, on the trail, or just casually, I hope to be buried in a pair of these shorts someday. The rest of my collection ... Read Morecan be given away for someone else to enjoy, because they will surely last.

August 22, 2023

Awesome shorts

I absolutely love these shorts. They are a great material especially when it is hot. They are cool and comfortable and dry fast. Love the pockets. They fit great. Easy to get off and on but not too tight or baggie!

August 22, 2023

Very comfortable

I love my new baggies. They fit perfectly. I feel I could wear them all day. The drawstring along the waist is a nice touch.

August 21, 2023

Cute style

They are baggie, thus very comfortable. Wish they had a small pocket below the side slit pocket. My phone falls out when I bend over

Response from Patagonia
August 23, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Karen! You may like our very similar [Outdoor Everyday Short]( for the relaxed fit, nylon blend fabric, and extra pockets.

August 20, 2023


I would love a 7 in pair and a little lighter fabric, awfully stiff. But they will do. Run large, purchased per size chart should have bought size smaller but ran out of time.

August 20, 2023

Great shorts!

I ordered these baggie shorts because I needed another pair! I have a pair in black that I have had for five years. They are just perfect for hiking and camping. When I saw them on sale it was a no brainer!

August 19, 2023

Too small

I have been on the hunt for casual hiking/camp shorts for some time now. I was hopeful that these would fit but even with the recent size increase, they still are too small. Id really like to see Patagonia extend their sizes even more to include more plus size women. Im dying to own these shorts and would buy every single color.

Response from Patagonia
August 22, 2023

Hi Abbie! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate your feedback here on our sizing, and we're sorry to hear that we aren't currently carrying the sizes you seek. We have no doubt that people of all sizes have a love for the outdoors and sustainable practices, and we would like to expand our brand to better reflect that-- extended sizing is definitely a priority as our brand grows. Each season we add more depth in sizing to dozens of new and existing styles in our line, so you can be sure that we'll continue to add more options in the future. We are moving in the right direction, albeit slowly, and your feedback is highly valuable toward this goal.

August 19, 2023

Baggies are the bomb

These are my second pair of baggies. I got some old black ones second-hand last year. This time I got like a khaki color that was on sale. The current newer model has more flattering side seams. I love both of them. They are absolutely versatile and great for travel. They have elastic waistband but don't look like youre wearing a diaper. They ... Read Moredry quickly if you put them on over a swimsuit. They are worth the price but even better on sale!

August 18, 2023

This is my second pair.

This is my second pair. They fit great and dry super fast. They are my go to hiking shorts!

August 18, 2023



August 17, 2023

Fit not as usual

I love the Baggies shorts, however, they do not fit the same as the original Baggies shorts, so I am returning this. It's nice that they have pockets now but the fit is not as it used to be.

August 16, 2023

Waist issue

I like the shorts very much I brought 3 pairs but the waist always feels tight and cord does not adjust/loosen the pairs.

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2023

Hi Marilouise, thank you for sharing this review. We hope you'll continue to like these shorts, but if that waist issue turns out to be a deal breaker please keep in mind you're welcome to [return]( them.

August 15, 2023

New 2023 version is just terrible.

Wow these USED to be my favorite shorts of all time. The new 2023 version feels way cheaper and not high quality at all. I expect high quality from Patagonia (along with paying $$$ for it) and these thin and poorly cut shorts are not it. The pockets are no longer lined with the shorts material and are smaller in capacity. The fabric is much much th... Read Moreinner as well. Even the elastic on the waist feels as though it is cheaper in quality. The cut will most likely not fit anyone with a normal to bigger back side. I am disappointed in Patagonia changing these previously amazing shorts.

Response from Patagonia
August 16, 2023

We're so sorry to hear you were disappointed with the revisions to these shorts, Iz! We want you to be happy with all your Patagonia gear, so we're reaching out to you about return options.

August 13, 2023


Love these shorts. My only complaint is that the pockets are more narrow at the bottom than my older pairs. Unable to put as much in my pockets.

August 10, 2023

Very Large

These shorts are very large for a size L. How do I exchange them?

Response from Patagonia
August 14, 2023

Hi Stephanie, we're very sorry to hear that sizing didn't meet your expectations for the Baggies Shorts. You can begin a [free exchange ]( following this link to our Returns page.

August 10, 2023

Tight on Booty

The shorts fit my waist great, along with my thighs but the stitching in the back around the butt is a little tight. It feels like it's squishing my butt rather than fitting it.

August 8, 2023

Fit is too straight

I don't know what changed in the fit of the baggies in the past 2 years, but I was so sad to received my new pair and realize what a slim fit they are. I am definitely on the curvier side, but my older large baggies have always fit me very loose and comfortably. These are definitely built for a straighter body type. Please bring back the old f... Read Moreit, or make a more body-inclusive alternative for folks with wider hips/thighs!!!

August 8, 2023


Baggies have been my go-to active short for years. I wanted a new pair for an upcoming bikepacking trip and instantly recognized the design had been updated, without knowing that ahead of time. Better, deeper pockets and a much more flattering fit for the women's version. They still feel like classic baggies, just with some much appreciated im... Read Moreprovements.

August 7, 2023

Waist too tight, fabric too baggy

I have five other pairs of baggies, most recently one purchased six months ago, and they always fit right. This time, these don't seem like a Patagonia product at all. The waist is too tight, and the rest of the shorts are too short and loose. I need to return it. Please advise.

Response from Patagonia
August 9, 2023

Hey Deborah, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the fit is not working out. We recently updated the fit of our Baggies in Spring '22. You're welcome to begin a return on [this page]( If you're looking for some Baggies with the previous fit, we recommend browsing our Worn Wear website.

August 7, 2023

Well Made / Small

These are SUPER well made shorts. I tend to tear up my clothes bouldering and these are incredibly sturdy. However, I have athletic thighs and a curvy but and my usual size is really a bit small. Size up!

August 6, 2023

Not for girls with hips

I had to size up and probably could have sized up again because the fit is for very straight hips. Only place where its tight.

August 6, 2023

Cute but not the right fit

I want to love these shorts! I'm in between sizes. The medium looks good when on, but is hard to pull over my hips, and is not long enough to sit properly over my hip bones. It causes some constriction when lifting my knee high, and when squatting, and bunching in the front that doesn't look right. The large is too baggy, and still sits f... Read Moreunny on my waist. For reference my measurements are 29" waist, 41" hips. I have an slim/athletic build, flat stomach, hourglass shape, they just barely fit around my hips when pulling on. The sizing is off, and doesn't match my body type at all. I would love to see a high waisted short in 5", and I would be so happy.

Response from Patagonia
August 8, 2023

Thank you for sharing this detailed feedback on the fit issues you experienced, Alana. This is helpful to other customers when making decisions and also to our design team. We're sorry the fit wasn't right for you! If you haven't done so already please feel free to [return]( them; we want you to be happy with everything you get from us!

August 4, 2023

What happened to the waist and the front pooch?

I have a pair of baggies that are a medium and probably 6 years old, I love them but I have yet to find a pair to replace them. I would be a medium for sure but its like ripping finger nails when trying to pull these past my hips! And then when you finally tear your skin off and can synch them back to fit your waist, they have this incredible way o... Read Moref poofing up in the front lower abdomen and they look like when you walk into the pool and your boardshorts fill up!

Response from Patagonia
August 7, 2023

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Devon! It's immensely helpful to both other customers and our designers. We're so sorry these shorts were a disappointment! If you haven't done so already please feel free to [return]( them if you wish.

July 31, 2023

So cute!

I bought the fun multi-colored shorts, and I absolutely love them. Loose fit, but not too baggie. I do have to fold over the waist band (I'm very low waisted) but it totally works, and doesn't make them too short. So fun for summer!

July 31, 2023

my fav shorts

As a thick thighed person my whole life shorts have been hard to find! The fit of these is perfect the drawstring can form to most waist sizes and the wide base of the shorts bottom hem hem your legs appear small and help ya to not chaff! Top notch shorts, I own sooo many colors

July 28, 2023

Awesome shorts

These shorts are so amazing. I love how the wear. Easy to wear, breathable, and love the orange color. This color is a spring orange. Perfect for hot summer days!

July 23, 2023


I bought these for work, I am a sport RD living in a warm climate, and needed a pair of shorts that I could run around in and were appropriate-these fit the bill! Will be buying every color!

July 21, 2023

totally fab

the waist is a wee big but it comes with a nice drawstring to reel it in. big fan of pockets.

July 20, 2023

Love the baggies!

I've been wanting a pair for ages now. Very happy with them as far as I've tried them. They've not been exposed to a lot of activity/ water etc yet so can't give a full and useful review

July 20, 2023

Back pocket please Patagonia!

These are my go to shorts. I love the durability and fit and length (Im 5 11, so these hit perfect). But why oh why oh why do the mens shorts have a back pocket and the womens do not? Patagonia, you guys are better than this :) might actually try the mens for my next pair.

July 19, 2023

Runs Small

So I ended up with a large after exchanging my medium at the store. The medium fits like a small. The large fit much better but ended up being a little loose in the waist, which is fine, but the sizing is definitely off. Even the employee at the store made a comment about how bad the sizing is at Patagonia. I dont know who is measuring these but th... Read Moreeyre doing a bad job. The shorts look nice and Im excited to wear them but the sizing guide is WRONG. If you get these shorts definitely size up. I have a more muscular build and weigh 160lbs at 5 foot 7 and wear a medium or small in EVERY other brand.

July 17, 2023

Nice shorts!

Really like the material of these shorts as I use them for swimming with a swim shirt. They breathe well and dry quickly. The sizing was odd as I first thought I may need an XL (I run between a 12 and 14). But they were way too baggy and big. So I went with a L and find them more narrow than I expected. Kept them regardless but the difference betwe... Read Moreen the two sizes was disproportionate.

July 14, 2023

Hate these shorts!

I love Patagonia clothes and was excited to try their shorts but am extremely disappointed. The shorts do not move with you or stretch at all. The waistband has completely warped after just a few wears and the material is very uncomfortable and they ride up when running or hiking. I splurged on the cost of these shorts and I will never wear them be... Read Morecause of the discomfort. Very disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
July 17, 2023

We're sorry to hear these shorts were a disappointment for you! Thank you for this feedback, Minette; we will reach out to you about [returning]( them if you wish.

July 11, 2023

Patagonia for Life

I have about 5-6 pairs of these shorts and I love em, there great for every activity you can imagine.

July 9, 2023

Quality Control

This is my second time writing this review. The first time, I never received a confirmation email which is funny because I submitted another review for a different product, and that came through just fine. First, these shorts were perfect when I tried the perennial purple in store in size small, my usual size. Bought those and had to order the Su... Read Moremac Red online since the small wasn't in stock. What I received in the mail was a pair of shorts that were slightly tighter around the waist and hips, and my husband noticed one leg was longer than the other. I looked in the mirror and sure enough, the right side of the shorts were longer by a couple of centimeters. I am surprised by the low quality control for Patagonia and the weird sizing in not just shorts but for the Women's clothing in general. I had to buy a size Large in their women's t-shirt recently and I am 5'6"/27" waist/38" hips/130 lbs/34B bra size... Highly irregular sizing.

July 9, 2023

Quality control is lacking

These shorts are great when they are made correctly. I tried on the perennial purple color in store, in my usual size small, and they fit perfectly so I bought them. They didn't have another color I wanted in my size so I ordered them online. Got them in the mail and was disappointed in the fit. It was tighter around the stomach, and around th... Read Moree groin area. Tried on the purple for comparison to make sure it wasnt me feeling bloated, and sure enough the purple felt exactly as when I tried them on in the store. The second pair I bought was tighter. Then my husband noticed one leg was longer than the other by a few centimeters. It was noticeable in the mirror too and normally if I don't feel it, I dont mind it but this was too much. Come on, Patagonia. What happened to your quality?

Response from Patagonia
July 12, 2023

Hi Kayla! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear you noticed a difference in fit between one color to the other. We understand how disappointing that is, and we'd encourage you to [return]( the second pair. We'll share this feedback with our design team to look into further.

July 5, 2023

Patagonia relaxed Comfy Shorts

Love love these shorts. Perfect fit, comfy, long enough for coverage! I would give it 6 stars, if they had a zippered pocket.

July 4, 2023

Hard to find the right size

I have had Patagonia Baggies for years and have always worn a medium but bought a pair from the store during Covid without trying them on and they were quite a bit tighter than my old baggies so I decided it was time to move up a size. I ordered these ones in a large and they are so big I cant keep them on even when they are tied super tight. Im ki... Read Morend of at a loss as I cant do all the activities I love in the mediums but the larges wont stay on. Im not sure if there was a significant design change recently as my old mediums fit great and are a staple of all my outdoor activities.

Response from Patagonia
July 7, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the newest pair of Baggies isn't working for you. The Women's 5" Baggies have had several slight design revisions since 2017, so it's very possible that your previous pair is different from the current design. The size chart and reading other reviews can help to select the best size for you, but our Customer Service team is also happy to provide any measurements and tips. Your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee]( and we will reach out to you by email to further assist. Thanks so much for taking the time to send us a review, Devin!

July 2, 2023

Best Shorts Ever

I think these are the best shorts I have ever owned. Totally worth the price. They are incredibly comfortable, breathable, and they make me feel super confident! I love them so much!

July 1, 2023

Best shorts ever!!!

So comfy and dry fast!!!!

June 30, 2023


Never go wrong with Patagonia. Good quality and comfortable.

June 27, 2023

Favorite shorts

I've been wearing baggies for 35 years and they continue to be my favorite shorts. Lightweight, comfortable, quick drying, long lasting, fun colors and prints.

June 27, 2023

Comfy and Functional

I sized up from a medium to a large to get that right loose but comfortable fit. The material is light weight and comfortable on the skin, the pockets are a game changer, and the length is great on my 5 10 legs to be appropriate but still short for the hot weather. Will be keeping an eye on sales to buy more pairs!

June 23, 2023

Doesnt fit right

I purchased the orange and the bluesh color in small and the bluesh fit ok but the orange feels like is defective, I changed them to a Medium and they are too big, baggie in the front and the back is too small. In my opinion these should be more stretchy and they look like people with a butt cannot wear these. They should look into this and make th... Read Moreem different. I really like them but they do not fit good.

Response from Patagonia
June 27, 2023

Hey Johana, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear that the fit on our Baggies aren't working well for you. We recently redesigned these to improve the fit, we're sorry to hear that isn't the case for you. We'll share your feedback with the design team. If you'd like to begin a return, [click here](

June 23, 2023

Love these

I love this years baggies, I have four pairs now. They colors are super fun! I feel like they fit so much better than last years version.

June 21, 2023

The perfect shorts - ruined!

Sadly Patagonia has destroyed what was an almost perfect pair of shorts. They used to have a cute back yoke and pockets that sat at the seam. Now the yoke is gone and the pockets have been moved forward. They look like cheap men's swim shorts - all the touches that made them look and feel feminine have been removed! They are no longer worth th... Read Moree high price tag.

Response from Patagonia
June 22, 2023

Hi Heidi, we're very sorry to hear that the Baggies aren't meeting your expectations. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

June 20, 2023

Perfect summer shorts

Followed previous posts and ordered size up - Im comfortable with the freedom of movement. Ideal for active summer days (exercise through yard work) in climate-change 100+ degree days. I now have four of this particular iteration of shorts. Prefer longer legs for neighborhood discretion as I weed;>}

June 17, 2023

Excellent all purpose shorts

These shorts are exactly what we need in the ultra hot climate of Houston. Whether it is yardwork, hiking, running, or just reading a book in the backyard! Very roomy. Great pockets, breathes well. They actually run a little larger than I thought and I will probably size down going forward. Excellent quality I expect these will be very durable and ... Read Morethey washed extremely well.

June 16, 2023

Nice shorts

Love the shorts. I ordered a L since Patagonia clothes run small but the shorts are pretty big.

June 15, 2023

Switched to Men's. Women's Unwearable.

I've been a big baggie fan since I was a teenager. As old pairs have worn out, I've replaced them with men's or boy's pairs because of the extreme changes they've made to the fit of the women's edition in recent years. Unfortunately, the new new women's edition are basically unwearable for me because the sizing an... Read Mored fit is so bizarre. The baggies are no longer baggie (particularly in the legs) and ride up at my hips instead of sitting loose on my waist like old pairs do. Further several pairs that are nominally the same size vary greatly in how big they actually are so I am never too sure what I'll get. I'm not sure why Patagonia messed up a great thing.

Response from Patagonia
June 16, 2023

Hi Caroline, thank you for sharing your thoughts on these Baggies. We're sorry the current fit isn't good for you! Please know you are always welcome to [return]( anything that doesn’t work out for you, so you can absolutely return this pair. Please let us know if we can be of any help!

June 7, 2023


I ordered the small and Medium in two colors. The small ones in orange were too tide, the small ones in aqua fit a little better and the medium ones are too baggie in the front. This is my first time buying these shorts and I was excited to buy them but in my opinion, these shorts should be a little more stretchy.

June 7, 2023

Perfect shorts

I have these shorts in so many colors. They are my #1 summer shorts, pretty much my uniform! Haha just rotate through the colors during the week.

June 5, 2023

Great shorts for the water

I wear these for my job as a lifeguard, love them! I have six pairs of these shorts.

June 3, 2023

Perfect and lightweight

These are perfect. I am 5 10 / 215 lbs and got the XL. They are loose around the middle but not in a bad way. They sit very nice! No digging. The legs are tight at times when squatting or climbing because they dont have stretch. But not bad. I want them in every color!!

June 2, 2023

narrow fit

Im normally a medium, and while the mediums fit in the waist they were tight at the hips so I recommend ordering a size up, especially if youre on the curvy side. Other than that the material is nice and comfortable and the pockets are a good size. Tags are easily ripped away(you will want to theyre itchy).

June 1, 2023

Inconsistent sizing

I ordered 2 pairs of these baggies in XS, one black and one green. The green fits perfectly but unfortunately the sizing is inconsistent and the black is much smaller so Ill have to return them.

Response from Patagonia
June 2, 2023

Hello Abbie, thank you for your review. We've emailed you to gather some more information on the difference in sizing to report to our quality control team. If anything like this comes up in the future please reach out to [customer service](*dx75qa*_ga*NjQ4MDAzMDY0LjE2ODI5NTAxOTA.*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4NTcxNzQxMy44My4xLjE2ODU3MTc5MzIuNjAuMC4w) and we'd be happy to provide further assistance.

May 28, 2023

Sizing has changed

I have 3 pairs of baggies from 2016 ish time. The sizing is totally different. Xs from 2016 are 3 in smaller in the waist than 2023 baggies. Small from 2016 is 1.5 in smaller than 2023 xs. All the other reviews say these run small but in my experience the sizing is much larger than past years. Also put a mesh liner in. Would be so nice for long r... Read Moreaft trips.

May 22, 2023


Disappointed changed from 4 in to 5 inch inseam. Being short and the cut, 4 inches are perfect. Have been buying these for over 20 years, love them, wear great. Will be looking around

Response from Patagonia
May 23, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and for providing this feedback. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team. In the meantime, please feel free to [return]( your shorts as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products.

May 19, 2023

no longer "baggie"!

I buy a new pair every year, live in my 5" baggies all fit feels way too tight, cant walk a block without them riding up. Will have to try a size up now, hope they work better

Response from Patagonia
May 19, 2023

Thank you for your feedback, Lauren! We have made a few revisions to all of our Baggies over the past few years and we're sorry the changes are not a good fit. Our online exchanges for color or size are free of charge. We recommend taking a look at a couple other [Women's Shorts]( styles like our Outdoor Everyday Shorts or Trailfarer Shorts. For any returns under our Ironclad Guarantee, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team. We'll be glad to help!

May 19, 2023

Cute color but disappointing fit

These Baggies in orange were the first pair of Patagonia shorts I have purchased (I have many Patagonia jackets/vests/shirts). As soon as I start walking around, the crotch rides up in the back, even as I try to tug the shorts down. I thought it's because I'm more used to a 3" inseam but I have this same issue with another pair of 3&... Read Morequot; Patagonia elastic waist shorts. These shorts are definitely roomy on me, and it's not tugging or tight anywhere else, but something about the construction makes them ride up the back as soon as I'm in motion, so I will have to return it. I have not experienced this issue with other similar brands.

Response from Patagonia
May 19, 2023

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. We're sorry to hear that these shorts are riding up! We definitely want you to feel happy with your purchase, so you're welcome to send them back for a refund or merchandise credit. You can return through our online portal, or in store if you happen to live by one of our retail locations. If you're interested in checking out our other short options, [click here](

May 14, 2023


These are great, but for goodness sake, put a back pocket on these like the men's baggies. Women need pockets too!

May 12, 2023

Not like they use to be!!

I have worn/ bought these shorts for over a decade and the quality has gone downhill over the last 2 years..they are thinner and run smaller than they use to be...these were my favorite shorts!!

Response from Patagonia
May 12, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry that the purchase was disappointing! Our design team revised the Women's Baggies Shorts in Spring 2018 and Spring 2022, with slight fit modifications and utilizing recycled materials wherever possible. The fabric has gone from a 4.3-ounce nylon to a 4.9-ounce NetPlus recycled nylon with a PFC-free DWR finish. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions about product measurements, returns or exchanges. We'll be glad to help!

May 9, 2023

Great fit

Im 5 foot 11, and these are the perfect length. I do a lot of running and climbing, and I have full range of motion in these shorts!

May 9, 2023

Weird fit but comfy

Bought these shorts because they are a classic style and my favorite color was on sale. Tried two sizes - XXS and XS. Both fit, but neither fit exactly right. Both sizes were narrow in the waist, and hard to pull over my hips - almost like they are designed for a men's fit. The pockets seem too far to the front of the shorts. The XXS was a bit... Read More too tight for comfy casual wear, but the XS felt a bit too baggy and wide (once I shimmied it over my hips). Overall, a solid pair of shorts but maybe not designed with women's bodies in mind.

May 8, 2023

Womens shorts

I love these shorts and this color! The in seams don't quite match up.. witch probably wouldn't bother the average jo but as a seamstress it definitely gives me a little ocd haha

Response from Patagonia
May 9, 2023

Hey Brittany, thanks for the review. It sounds like you might have a quality control issue on your hands. Please reach out to [customer service](*vyo8dc*_ga*NjQ4MDAzMDY0LjE2ODI5NTAxOTA.*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4MzY2MzcxNi4yNi4xLjE2ODM2NjczNzQuNjAuMC4w) so we can get all needed information and set you up with an even pair of shorts!

May 7, 2023


I absolutely love these shorts! Bought myself a second pair. Highly recommend buying.

May 6, 2023

Fun for summer

I like the fun bright colors, medium length, and relaxed fit. The proportions aren't perfect for my body (loose in the waist, snugger around the hips) but the drawstring helps. As others commented the pocket placement is a bit odd, too far forward. I am a size 8 or 10 and sized up to large; I think medium would be too snug.

May 3, 2023

Love my Baggies!

I have lots of pairs of Baggies because they are cool, comfortable, have pockets, pull on, come in great colors and prints, and are hard to wear out. I did wear out the elastic in one pair of basic blacks after 10 - 12 years. So, I just got another pair. Yay1

May 3, 2023


They are comfortable but the run a bit big.

Response from Patagonia
May 3, 2023

Hi Carina, if you find the fit too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [complimentary exchange]( at any time.

May 1, 2023

a classic staple

if you don't have a pair of baggies in your summer closet, these are a need. they're super durable, and the fabric gets softer with the years. i'm a huge fan of the recent fit update, the higher waist is super flattering. my only request would be a little more room through the hips, i would say the fit right now is only sort of &quot... Read More;thick thigh friendly".

April 28, 2023

Sizing confusion

Baggies have been my go to shirt for 20 years but recently Im having issues with sizing consistency. I realized that the style has been altered a few times over the past 5-6 years. Some changes I like, others not so much, but until recently I could rely on items with the same profit number fitting the same. Recently I bought a pair of women Baggies... Read More size medium in Purple (style #57059) that were full price. I also bought a pair of womens Baggies in size medium, color Tiger Lillys (same style #57059) that were on sale as Web Special. I was frustrated to find that the sizing and fit was different despite the fact that the style number matched. Please help me understand?

Response from Patagonia
May 1, 2023

Hi Kate, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear you've received two pairs with the same Style Number that don't fit the same! We haven't been able to find the orders you mention so we can't find out what happened here. Please feel free to [return]( either or both pairs, or reach out to our Customer Service Team to help.

April 28, 2023

Miss the Baggy fit

As always, the fabric is a winner with the baggies. Bought my first pair the week Patagonia opened up in Seattle. Fast forward to now- the shorts are way too tight on the hip. I preferred the concept that baggies were just that, loose, comfortable and somewhat baggy. Hard to hike uphill (or climb a ladder!) without them feeling somewhat constrictin... Read Moreg and riding up. Can there be a little more ease in the hip/crotch area? Going up a size means a slack waist! Otherwise the best short for beach related activities- or hikes!

April 28, 2023

Miss the old fit

I have been wearing baggies for years now but am super upset about the recent sizing changes. My new ones don't fit like my old ones did. They are tight in the hips and constantly ride up. Very disappointing as these were my go to shorts for summer. Hopefully Patagonia will give us ladies some more room in our hips with future shorts.

Response from Patagonia
April 28, 2023

We'll share this feedback on the fit with our team, Ella. We're sorry the new design doesn't fit as well! If you like you are welcome to [return]( them. Thank you for this review!

April 27, 2023

I absolutely love these shorts!

I absolutely love these shorts! I have probably 6 pair in different colors and patterns!

April 25, 2023

Not the same sizing as previous years

I have baggies from previous years and have always been a medium. Ordered two new pairs this year in the same size and they are both just slightly too small. I tried a large and those were too big. I wish the sizing was more consistent. I will probably only wear my newer pairs on casual days. They will definitely not be worn hiking.

Response from Patagonia
April 26, 2023

Thank you for your review, Nicolette. We did make some changes to the fit of these shorts back in Spring of 2022. The pattern was changed to tilt the side seams and the back yoke was removed to create a more flattering fit. We're sorry to hear that the redesign has not been working for you, we'll share your thoughts with our team. In the meantime, you can find past season versions of these shorts on our [Worn Wear website](

April 23, 2023

LOVE but size up

Was so excited to get my first pair of baggies that I ordered two! I looked at the size chart and ordered S for both, since I wear a 27-28 in jeans (and that's what the size chart said would work). The first pair I tried on were a little snug, but super cute on! The second pair I literally couldn't get over my hips. Wish I read more revie... Read Morews to know to size up (don't know why the product details say it's True to Size... it's not). But I'll be exchanging these both for size Medium because I really don't want to have to return - once those come I think I'll be rockin' these all summer long :)

April 19, 2023

I wanted to love them but too small!

I bought these in store while I was on vacation and fell in love with how they looked, unfortunately when I got home and tried them on, they were extremely tight. I definitely should've read the reviews to size up. Unfortunately I have to exchange them through mail now, but cant wait to try a pair that fits!

April 16, 2023

Perfect for all summer activities!

Enjoy wearing these for walking, running and hiking. Love taking to the beach, as well!

April 14, 2023

Great but weekend sizing

I ordered a large and they were SUPER tight but the XL fell off me and I had to tighten the strings all the way. There was just too much difference in size between the sizes but they are amazing overall

April 11, 2023

Nice shorts

I have at least 4 pairs of these shorts and they are very comfortable. Good sturdy quality. They do wick away moisture. They do run a bit small. I wear a large and ordered an XL and they fit perfect! No issues with fading of color . Wash and air dry in no time..

April 11, 2023

I have loved my baggies, but sizing is inconsistent!

I have worn Patagonia shorts for years, and loved them! Ordered a batch of baggies, different colors, but all the same size and style, and there was a huge range in sizing inconsistencies. Really bummed. I wear a small in baggies, and while a few of the shorts fit, some were too small and one was huge! I wish I could attach a picture, but laid on t... Read Moreop of each other, the shorts waistband and leg openings were 1-2 inches different. I hope Patagonia can fix this mistake!

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2023

Hi Holly! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you found the sizing to be inconsistent. We've reached out to you directly so we can take a further look into this.

April 6, 2023

Triangular disaster

These shorts are baggie and unflattering. I ordered the tiger Lilly and the purple and they were two completely different lengths even though advertised as the same. The pockets are shallow and the shorts just fit horribly. Returned both. Wishing for better shorts.

Response from Patagonia
April 6, 2023

We're sorry to hear the shorts were disappointing and glad to see that you were able to return them to one of our retail stores. You may prefer the shape and design of our [Outdoor Everyday Shorts]( Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'd love to help!

April 4, 2023

Always great

Ive owned pairs of these shorts for 25 years. Always reliable and a great fit for hiking and any water sports. They are also super durable and last forever.

March 18, 2023

Love the new colors miss the old fit

As the title says I miss the old fit since these do not fit around the hips as well as the old ones. I usually buy at least one new color every season but may refrain from doing that in the future. I prefer wearing them as low waisted but with new cut it makes them tight around the hips especially when bending at the waist /squatting over and they ... Read Morebunch up weirdly in the crotch so I have to wear them as high waisted. This doesn't completely get rid of the problems just mitigates them. The 2.5in inseams slightly less noticeable but still feel tighter and less comfortable than the previous season cut.

March 15, 2023

love em!

Comfy yet practical fit! This shorts are my go tos in the heat. Also the length is just right, not uncomfortable short or weirdly long. They do not roll/ ride up either. 10/10

March 4, 2023

Comfy, cute!

Bought these shorties for my daughter who uses them as bouldering shorts and she loves them! Comfy, cute, a win/win!

March 2, 2023

I love it.

I like them, I really really like them.

March 1, 2023

new cut is not as baggy

I have a few pairs of baggies in the same size from many years ago and love them. These fit more snugly through the hips (and laying the new pair on top of an old pair indicates a ~1 in smaller cut). I love the pattern and they fit well enough, so will likely keep them, but I'm disappointed by the fit update.

February 26, 2023

Finally shorts that fit!

It's so hard to find shorts that don't ride up because they are too tight around the thighs. These fit well and are so cheerful looking!

February 25, 2023

I bought my first pair

I bought my first pair in '87. They last forever and dry quickly. This is my 5th pair. Clearly, I love them. In fact, I love everything Patagonia!

February 24, 2023


These are the gold standard. I use for boating and swimming. My last pair lasted 20 years.

February 22, 2023

just comfy and nostalgic

They are comfy. easy to wear. I can put bike shorts under if needed or as is. the pockets are large enough to be useful. Also nostalgic since I had pairs of these years ago!

February 17, 2023

Beautiful color

First I bought a L that fitted, but a little tight around the crotch. Exchange for xl which was big, but keep it as a loose fitting shorts. The Orange color is really beautiful.

February 15, 2023

Nice color and good quality fabric

The color, length, hidden pocket and stretchy waist are all positive! I notice that the hips are tight as I pull the shorts up, but if I sized up the waist would be too baggy. 27 in waist, 38 inch hips for reference. A little more room in the hips would be excellent for me, but I like the shorts.

February 14, 2023


I love these shorts, super comfy and cute. I wish they had the same colors/ prints in the 5 in inseam as the 2 1/2 in. The 2 in is simply too short but they have much better color options and it makes me sad

Response from Patagonia
February 23, 2023

Hello Rian, thanks for the review. We'll pass along your feedback on the color options to our product team. Feel free to [reach out](*sp6st*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NzE3Mzc3NC41NzIuMS4xNjc3MTc0MjQzLjAuMC4w) if anything else comes up!

February 14, 2023

Worth the money!

These shorts really last. I've worn the same black pair of these shorts about %25 of every year for six years. They look the same now as the day I got them. I love them! I have over the years branched out to 5 other colors/patterns because I'm such a fan of these shorts.

February 13, 2023


My daughter likes it. the color and material.

February 11, 2023

Please bring back the pre-2022 design!

Tried on my usual size (small) in these a while ago and was incredibly disappointed to have the recent complaints in the comments being proven true. These indeed have smaller and impractically placed pockets, and they fit tighter, too. As someone who specifically loves the 5" shorts because they are boxy, the snugger fit was the absolute worst... Read More, and made buying these a dealbreaker. I love Baggies so much and was excited to buy more pairs in a bunch of fun colors...but this redesign is not it. Please listen to your customer feedback and consider going back to the original Baggies design, Patagonia! These never needed to be changed! :(

Response from Patagonia
February 20, 2023

Hello A.C., thanks for your review. We're so sorry to hear of your disappointment in the redesign, we'll share your thoughts with our product team. In the meantime, you can find past season versions of our Baggies on our [Worn Wear website](

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