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Comfort for all occasions
Ive tried several different pants looking for one that is comfortable to wear on a long airplane trip, hike 10 miles, and be nice enough to wear on a casual day at work. Quandry fits this better than any other Ive found. Fabric isnt too thick or restrictive, very versatile. After wearing a pair for a year or so I bought another pair in a different ... Read Morecolor. Highly recommend you add this to your wardrobe!
Nice close replica of a Patagonia standard I've worn and relief upon for years
Nice close replica of a Patagonia standard I've worn and relief upon for years. Unfortunately this one ran long in the legs. Waist is fine. Needs to be hemmed.
Hello Jan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you prefer a shorter inseam, we also make the a [Short (30" inseam)](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-quandary-hiking-pants-short/55176.html) version in the same style pants.
Work or play
After having read reviews, I feared a fight fit. NO. These pants fit me perfectly. Besides looking great, they are cool, lightweight and very non-restricting, stretching where they need to allowing a comfortable, full range of motion. Great pant to be worn in warm, high humidity environments. These pants are very water repellent, splashes go unnoti... Read Moreced. I have three pair now and they are all I want to wear - seriously!
My go to pants/ they do run large through the legs
Love these pants. I have them in grey. They look good enough to go to work but really shine on the trails. Stretch well to accommodate tough terrain. Really comfortable and the fabric feels good against the skin. Like I said before they do run a bit big through the legs. They stretched a bit when I got them in size 36. They became too baggy. When I... Read More got them them in 34 they waist was still good I didnt have to adjust them so much with the drawstring and the legs stretched a bit to feel relaxed through the leg. They are not tapered but rather relaxed. Which is good for the trail. But they do look great for work. I used them all the time. You cant go wrong with these pants.
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim
I wore these during my recent R2R2R hike. Very light weight and dried quickly. The built in draw string was crucial as the day went on and the fabric started to stretch and sag with 46+ miles of movement. Would have loved a 33L but finding the longer version was like finding a unicorn. Overall, great pant for short or longer hikes.
Great all round pants
Love these! I am a 32 waist, but with my ostomy, and that Pat generally runs small, a 34 is perfect, especially with the adjustable elastic waist lines. Went on a day long hike and loved the way the pants adjusted and moved with my legs regardless of terrain. Wx was windy, but didnt feel the chill at all. Definitely recommend.
Only wish they were a bit longer but they are so good I ordered a second pair in a size bigger to go over layers for Alaska trip next year.
Hopefully we can offer a longer length in the future. Don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you ever want product recommendations, specific measurements, or [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to return or exchange. Thanks for your review, Henry!
Superb Design and exceptionally comfortable
I like designs that are simple yet functional and find the small zippered pocket on the right upper thigh to be extraneous and of no use; the other pockets work just fine. The fit is perfect and the material is quite light and perfect for warm weather. Thanks
I have been wearing Patagonia for over 25 years, and some of those items I have had that long! I generally struggle to find pants that are snug enough in the waist while leaving enough room through the thighs (I am 5'8" and a little over 150 lbs.) I often have to go with a 32" dress pant, but I found the 30" waist was perfect. M... Read Morey only issue is that I didn't realize that the standard 30" waist is a 32" inseam so these are a little long. If 30x30 had been an easy option to select, that is what I would have done.
Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate the feedback, and we're stoked to hear that you've been enjoying them so far. With that said, we do have the same pants in a 30'' inseam if you're interested in exchanging them. You can check those out [here](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-quandary-hiking-pants-short/55176.html?dwvar_55176_color=FGE&cgid=root)
Very happy with these pants
This was my second pair and I'm buying another. I wear them as my daily casual pants as well for any outdoor activity. They're very comfortable and look really presentable too. I don't know what the material is but it definitely doesn't wrinkle easily so the pants look good even after some activity. Definitely recommend these pa... Read Morents to anyone.
Love these Pants!
I don't usually get excited about clothes, but these pants are great. I've got larger quads than most and pants just normally don't fit, move or stretch right on me. I'm used to it. But these, Wow! Patagonia nailed it. I find myslef wearing them alot. Hiking - yes, around the house - yes, working in the yard - yes. Out for a ca... Read Moresual meeting - yes. I like them so much I've already bought a second pair, and one more for my son. On the trail they are light, functional, and dry very quickly, I've worn them bushwacking, trail hiking, scrambling in Adirondack High Peaks, multi day hikes... Awesome pant and I highly recommend them.
Just About Perfect
I like the look, the wearability, the stretchiness, the fit, the crotch room, the way the seams are put together, the side zipper pocket, and the durability. I like that they roll up tight in my bag. I don't like the elastic band sewn into the belt. It gets in the way of zipping up. I asked why it is used and was told it prevents poofiness as... Read More the stretch apparently sags the pants. A guy NEEDS poofiness, so I cut the cords out. POOF!
Really, the pants were as-advertised and of good quality. However, what is not possible to know with an internet order is what the fabric feels like. Fabric names are worse than useless, they are designed to be misleading ad copy. You know that, we all know that. Verbal descriptions are next to impossible because we have no common agreed upon descr... Read Moreiptors for fabric. So I hated the fabric. I had loved the fit and fabric of a previous pant I had owned, but that pant you discontinued and this one was just the closest equivalent style. Now, post-pandemic I will walk into a store.
Thanks for your feedback Chris! We hope you find something you like better in person.
I got my first pair of Quandry pants in 2018 when I was looking at a week of rain in Wyoming without rain gear, having driven from home in California. I bought them and a Patagonia rain jacket at a sporting goods store on the clerk's recommendation. They got a full workout in following days. Yes, the Quandry pants dry off very quickly. The fab... Read Moreric is tough, compressible and very comfortable. I got an ash on the left thigh, burning a small hole. But, the hole self-sealed, the nylon melting to keep it from getting larger. Three years of regular wear later, the hole is unchanged. Otherwise, the pants look much the same as the day I bought them. In fact, I'm so pleased with them that I just bought a second pair. I was glad to see the addition of a left-hip pocket. Making the thigh pocket more shallow led to my cell slipping out when I sat down, sometime that hardly happened with the 2018 model. The nylon pulls on the pocket zippers eliminate the fumbling I sometimes had to do. I'm 71. These should be all the pants I need for the rest of my life.
Versatile, great pockets, nice material
I'm unfortunately a 29" waist. The 28" feels sprayed-on tight, the 30" is slightly too loose, so I went with a 30, and I deal with it. I hate wearing belts, so I use the little elastic bits inside the waistband to tighten these up a fair bit. I may break down at some point and take them to a tailoring shop and get them to take i... Read Moren the waistband by an inch. Other than me being too skinny the pants are fantastic. Pockets are large enough and land in the right places to be useful. Zip cargo pocket is perfect for my phone, and doesn't leave it behind on the chair even when I don't zip it. Mobility is fantastic, they feel great on the trail, and they look good enough I can put on a nice shirt and go out to dinner. After a week, they're already my go-to pants for nearly everything.
Durable and smart
I am a woman and I love this style of hiking pant because it has smooth tailored lines for work in a a rehabilitation center, but are flexible & roomy for outdoor activities in the wilderness. Pockets are deep without looking sloppy, unlike many women's tailored pants. I can minimize my wardrobe by buying all multi purpose garments.
Year round every day comfort.
I have two pairs of these pants and always reach for them rather than jeans or sweats. They fit and feel solid, stretchy and comfortable. Pockets serve my purposes well and I can wear a sport jacket, sweat shirt or fleece vest and they work with everything. I would buy more colors if they were available.
The best travel pant that you can wear every day.
While great for hiking and climbing, these have become my daily work pant, casual pant, and the only pant I bring when I travel. I bought a 30 waist and 32 length. The waist is perfect and do not need a belt...one less thing to carry. As for length I had to alter them a few inches. My preference would be if they tapered more toward the ankle so I d... Read Moreid that alteration too. So I can honestly state they are customizable too. I think this model is discontinued but I am sure Patagonia will have a good replacement made out of a this similar fabric that has a slight stretch to them.
Great hike pant
6'1", 175, 32/33 waist. Bought in 33 waist. I can never really guess what waist size I will be in between the 32s and 33s. Sizing can be all over the place with pants/shorts from Patagonia regardless of "fit". The pants are great for hiking. The stretchy, lightweight material is great. The clean up pretty decent too regardless o... Read Moref how hard you play in them. 4 stars because they started pilling after a couple washes but it hasn't gotten much worse in the year since it started. Have the shorts to which are killer.
Comfortable and Light Weight
Since I got these pants I've worn them on 2 or 3 mid-weather hikes (around 40-60 degrees). Very happy with them in these temperatures so far, which is exactly what I bought them for. Below 35, I'd probably pair these with some long underwear. Fits well, comfortable, good range of movement for steeper/more technical climbs as well.
These are comfortable, lightweight pants that fit me well. I'm excited to hike in them spring through autumn. They are not suitable to very cold weather, even with a base layer. The hand pockets are too small; I have a smaller phone and it barely fits. Pros: lightweight, stretchy, look good, one zippered back pocket. Cons: hand pockets too s... Read Moremall, fabric feels like it could tear easily, may be tight around your thighs.
They Run Small these days
I have been wearing these pants for years and currently have 6 pairs. I ordered 3 new pairs to replace my old worn out ones. Unfortunately they did not fit. They are tight in the crotch and waist. I am the same size and weight over the years and the new ones run SMALL to me. Returning all 3 pairs and may try the next size up????
The Perfect Wedgie
So far these are the best tech pants I've found that fit me. I wear a 29x30 (bought the 28 short) and have had trouble finding the right waist size and length. While these fit well in those regards, I've yet to encounter a pant that gives me such a consistent wedgie. It doesn't matter what I'm doing in them, a wedgie forms. I&#x... Read More27;ve tried all different sorts of underwear to counter act this and the best solution I've found is to only wear them when its well below freezing out with compression leggings underneath. The problem is most noticeable when hiking uphill. Other than that, these pants seem fine. They look good, the dimensions are right, and the fabric has held up all right to everything except a few accidental kicks with the crampons. I would recommend them to anyone outdoorsy who likes having their crotch flossed.
I got these in forge grey and they are a very versatile pant. The perfect pair of hiking and climbing pants, especially with the zipper pocket on the leg for my phone. The look of the zipper head and cord can make the pants look a little too technical so when not in use I just stuff the zipper into the pocket and it's perfect.
Run a little tight. Any other suggestions?
Love these pants, but definitely run tight in the thigh and trunk compared to other Patagonia pants of same size 32" Have 2 pairs of runners, and 2 pair of others which are fine.
Thanks for your feedback, Alan! We'll have some new products in the Spring 2021 line, but in the meantime, take a look at our Hampi Rock Pant, Gritstone Rock Pant, RPS Rock Pant and Venga Rock Pant. Those vary in fabric content, but they all have a bit more room in the thigh. Don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team for some [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Versatile style- From hiking to beach wedding
Social- distanced beach wedding near Golden Gate in November...what to wear? Quandary hiking pants to the rescue. These pants are rugged but tidy looking with great pockets for keys and the rings! They photographed well, too. Best part: not a single use garment. Slim cut, so needed to size up from usual waist 31. Patagonia customer service saved th... Read Moree day by rushing the replacement size order. Eternal thanks. Highly recommended. 511, 160 lbs.
Light weight - fast drying
These pants exceeded my expectations. As a hiking pant they performed as my only pair of pants on a 5 day trek to Titcomb Basin. They were grubby as you'd expect after a trip like that but they washed clean. They fished in the Clark Fork and Soda Butte and were dry before we arrived at our truck. Love the stretch and the fabric kept Blackflies... Read More at bay. Id highly recommend these for hiking and fishing. Peace
I got a pair of these 5 years ago and they are still going strong! Surprisingly and wonderfully durable. I work outside and have to wear khaki so I grabbed a new pair. The newer model does seem to fit a bit baggier. I liked the slimmer fit of my old pair, however I still like these and will probably get another pair.
Like 'em, but elastic in waist would improve 'em
I like these pants, and use them for fishing and river running, but the waist has a drawstring vs elastic in the back. It is difficult to get the drawstring to fit right and then when they are wet and heavier they slip down below my waist. I think elastic strip/accordions in the back would perhaps be better. Otherwise they are perfect for what I us... Read Moree them for.
Like 'em, but elastic in waist would improve 'em
I like these pants, and use them for fishing and river running, but the waist has a drawstring vs elastic in the back. It is difficult to get the drawstring to fit right and then when they are wet and heavier they slip down below my waist. I think elastic strip/accordions in the back would perhaps be better. Otherwise they are perfect for what I us... Read Moree them for.
a new favorite
I got these for hiking. I have already put in several hiking miles and a couple multi-night trips (wearing these every day). I did a 10 mile off trail hike that went through way too much Devil's Club. Yes, I may have taken a wrong turn. Regardless, the pants held up incredibly! I am so impressed. Besides the durability, what I really like is t... Read Morehe stretch in the material. The pants have a great fit/silhouette - they are not baggy and yet not super skinny. The stretch allows for great mobility. I also wore these on a fishing trip, wet wading. They dried incredibly fast and are now my go to wet wading pant. The waist does seem to stretch a bit, so the pants have become a little loose in the waist for me. I might try sizing down in the waist but not sure. Overall, I am extremely happy with these pants and would highly recommend them.
Im 510 around 140-145. Originally ordered a 28 that was just a tad tight in the waist. The 30 is a tad loose but the random draw strings inside and a belt make it work. A 29 would be perfect. Overall the pants are perfect for hiking. Light weight and repell water well. Definitely recommend.
when they say "slim fit" they mean it.
I'v had a pair of these pants for a couple years now and loved them for hiking and rock climbing. I just purchased a new pair in the same size as my old trusty ones and was disappointed. The new cut is very tight around the thighs. I am a full time guide / climber and anyone with medium to large build legs will probably find these uncomfortabl... Read Morey tight. They are build for skinny legged hipsters.
We are sorry to hear about the troubles you've experienced with the fit on these pants and we appreciate that feedback. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these back to us if you're finding they aren't working well for you.
Holy Grail of Pants
They are simply perfect. Many pants, especially pants meant for trekking, are over engineered and as a result they work great, for one environment and climate. But these, along with a pair of wool long underwear, work essentially anywhere. Mid summer hot day hike: check. Normal week day at the office: check. Snowy hike up the nearest peak: check. W... Read Moreinter assent of 14000': check. Hut backpacking in the constant rain of norther Norway: check. Backpacking in the Grand Canyon: check. First day at a new crag: check. Lounging around watching TV: check. I can not overstate how incredible these pants are. Add them to your wardrobe, and you will quickly learn that they are the only pants you really need.
A Utility Tool of a Pant
I purchased what I believe was the last generation of this pant. They had elastic draw strings at the ankles which were really nice and made the pant extremely versatile as weather and brush conditions changed along a trip. I had these pants for 4 hard-worn years on backpacking, fishing, and hunting trips in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and C... Read Morealifornia. Lots of off-trail miles going through rough brush and rubbing up against jagged granite. Never a snag. Always dried quickly. Always my go-to pant during any outdoor adventure. All things must come to an end. They finally started pulling apart in different places this month, but I am thoroughly impressed at how long they survived, given what I've put them through. I do suggest Patagonia bring back the ankle drawstrings for the next generation.
The Best Hiking Pants Ever
Amazing hiking pants. The perfect fit - nice and slim, but not too tight. They fit like a dream. Just finished a 30-mile hike in them - no weird rubs or tears, ever after multiple water crossings and mountain summits. They dry super fast, have just the right number of pockets, and are altogether excellent. Worth every penny.
Men's Quandry Pants
Quandry pants are not as good as the Rock Guide pants, but way better than the RPS pants for rock climbing and hiking. RPS pants are very disappointing due to the seems that catch on knees when high stepping and the terrible sliding waist button that loosens on its own, and the way too small thigh pocket that is at a weird angle. So, in all of thes... Read Moree aspects the Quandrys are much better than the RPS. The Quandrys are not as good as the Rock Guide pants in that the fit is not as good. Rock Guides fit just right at the waist, and have adequate room through hip and thigh for an athletic build and movement. The Quandrys fit a little too loose in the waist and a little too tight through the hip and thighs for someone who hikes and climbs. The waist isn't bad, and a belt will solve that problem; but being too tight from hips through the knees is not good for hiking or climbing. Please bring back the Rock Guide pants, they were pretty close to perfect. Thanks!
I love these pants, I've been hiking in them for about a year now, 1-2 times a month and they're holding up great. They're very lightweight and cover just enough skin to keep you comfortable on a brisk central Texas winter morning (50-60 F) but light enough to wear out on a trail in 80 degree weather in Hawai'i. They have a comf... Read Moreortable amount of stretch to them which helps for people with thicker legs, even when climbing over felled trees and more technical terrain. I will buy a second pair later next year just to change up the color scheme. The only negative thing I can think of with these so far is that the lighter colors will stain easily, happened to my Quandry Shorts. Well done Patagonia!
An ideal travel pant
I have two of these pairs of pants which are ridiculously comfortable. I use them for long flights as they look good enough to meet someone after the flight, but they're comfortable enough to wear in a seat for 6 - 17 hours. I just wore them on a flight from JFK to Manila... perfect. Of course, they're great for more than travel, and I of... Read Moreten wear them to the office when I'm traveling -- not to formal meetings, but anything shy of that. I also wear them in a wide range of climates.
I am amazed, but no so impressed because Patagonia makes things to last for ever ! Super happy, the only thing that I would improve is make something to the pockets because things fall out when you sit down Beside that I love it maybe make another zipped pocket on the other leg Thanks Patagonia I am happy to now that at least one corporation can ... Read Moreput people over money! And make products that last for ever !
I bought the pants khaki and army green. Size 34. The green fit perfectly but khaki although they say size 34 wear like a 35
Hi Thomas, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the sizing discrepancy you've experienced. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Nice fit. Great stretch that gives a form fitting look. Snug around upper leg if you bike a lot like I do, but the trim cut makes your butt look great (so says my wife). Looking forward to trying to climb in them- the trim cuffs will be great for being able to see my footwork. I commute by bike in these and enjoy being able to bike & work in th... Read Moree same handsome pant. A note about fit: these fit true to size. I am 6’ and weigh 180 lbs. my waist is 32” but in the past with other manufacturers I’ve enjoyed using a size 33 waist when I can find it. Not so with these pants - I first purchased a 33” waist and they were too baggy (cinching then tight with a belt made them look pleated), so I exchanged them for the 32” (easy exchange and very friendly and helpful customer service!). The 32”x 32” look great. Very happy with these pants. Thanks Patagonia!
Love these pants
I love these pants. I have 3 pairs, one pair that's 5+ years old and still look great! I've worn them to the office, and think they pass fine in that setting. Where I love them most is out in the field, great fit, flexible, quick drying, repels water, plenty of storage. I have used these pants on 10 day backpacking hunting trips, fishing,... Read More climbing up and down trees to hang stands, and generally abused these pants and they have held up to everything. I would highly recommend them! So far I have only had one small tear after falling, but it was easily repairable. Great pant!
Does the job when it comes to hiking
I love these pants but I would only use them for hiking. They are extremely strechy, comfortable, light and also very breatable. I hiked up a small mountain in 24C(75F) and the pants were breatable enough to not make it feel like a sauna. They are comfortable like a good pair of sweatpants and are great to use around camp. But in my opinion and fo... Read Morer my body type, these pants does not look very good. As i said they feel like a good pair of sweatpants(which is good) but they also can look like a bad pair of sweatpants when it comes to the fit. They say it's slim fit, well I would call it regular fit, around the thigh its close to the skin but not so its skin thight, it makes the pants comfortable but doesnt help the look. The worst part about the fit it at the ankles where it's really baggy, it seems like they make it so its supposed to go over boots, which I personally dislike. I would rather have it so it would be tighter around the ankles to make it look better so I could atleast walk around town with them but that is not the case so even if I'm in camp and I need to go to the town I switch to other pants if I can. This long paragraph makes it look like they are bad pants but they are great if you only use them for hiking(like I do), and they are hiking pants so they do their job. But I would have liked a bit better fit, atleast around the ankles. Pros: Extremely strechy, Breatable, Comfortable, Light. Cons: Not very good looking fit, the drawcord is bad.
Love the styling, love the colors, but the pants bag out too much
The pants are great and comfortable when you first put them on, but after few hours of wearing they bag out too much . If you put anything in the pockets they just droop.
We are sorry to hear that these start to stretch out when you wear them. If you decide that you aren't completely satisfied and want to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return), please feel free to do so. If we can offer any [assistance](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact), let us know!
Nearly Perfect Trial to Town Pants!
I really didn't see a place for Quandary pants in my quiver until I tried them on. Now I practically live in them. Nearly perfect pants for hiking, travel, around town. So comfortable, lightweight and quick drying. I generally shy away from anything slim fitting (can't wait for the tight/skinny fashion to pass) but these are well tailored... Read More and move so nicely I hardly notice them on. Slim fit usually means uncomfortable and restrictive but not these. I offer two minor suggestions: The 32" inseam length is more like 31" and I'm gapping more than I'd like, especially on the trail where full coverage is necessary to keep pebbles, burrs and dirt out of your shoes. The internal drawcord is practically worthless - it's unwieldy and impossible to dial-in. You have to unbotton and partially unzip the pants to tie it and you can't tell how tight it is until you get back into the pants - may as well just use a belt. An OppoSet adjustable waist would offer much greater versatility, convenience and function.
Best Patagonia buy ever
I own all manner of Patagonia shirts, fleeces, bags but this was my first pair of pants. Bought for hiking in Acadia National Park I can't speak more highly of this product. As well as the almost (more on that in a moment) perfect fit (I'm 5'7", 30 waist, and bought the 30 short) the best compliment I could give these pants is t... Read Morehat despite it being a hot week, and the top half of me sweated like crazy, at no point did I wish I had shorts on. The breath-ability was superb and they didn't end up stinking at the end of the day. I'll almost certainly buy a second pair. The reason I rate the fit as "almost' perfect is that they could be a fraction slimmer. Then again they may not breath so well so maybe they go this right after all.
Pretty darn ok
I ordered the long 34 inseam and it is just right for me at 6'/190# as was the rest of the fit. Have to agree with some of the other reviews that the drawstring waist seems out of place with the belt loops - I would rarely wear pants with belt loops and no belt so the drawstring is just unnecessary and in the way. I had the earlier version of ... Read Morethese and I do like the zipper on the left rear pocket on the newer style. Comfortable fabric and they fold up pretty small for travel.
Pants n’ Pockets
I own three pairs of these and find them very versatile. That said, i don’t like the design of the front pockets. Unlike many other Patagonia pants, the front pockets do not descend from top to bottom at a sharp angle which helps keep the pockets tight against the pants. These pockets are more rounded, and the poke out a good half inch from the pan... Read Morets. You can even see this gap on the Khaki pants on the website picture. Everything else about the pants is superb.
Withstanding the Alaskan alpine
These pants are awesome. 10/10 will buy again, why? I own two pairs now. The first I repaired in the crotch seam. What caused the crotch to break? Well...I've had the pants for three years now and I went on a hunt deep on an Alaskan island and carried two deer out where I had to stop and crouch many times to rest. That's after I went thro... Read Moreugh bush wack up to my eyeballs. Pants are incredible and so much better than cotton.
I'm 6'3", 175lbs and have always worn size large. The large in these pants is way too big and the medium is way too small. The fit seems to be for shorter legs and larger waists which is unfortunate because Patagonia used to fit a more athletic body shape.
We are so sorry to hear the sizing didn't work out for you on these pants. We will make sure to pass this along to our Product Developers.
No Quandary here
Quandarys are simply the greatest pants. Why they are called quandary is beyond me since there is very little doubt about their versatility. They are good for travel, hiking, every day. Hardly wrinkle, easily washed. Wore them in a driving rainstorm with quick dry briefs and couldn’t change right away, but they obligingly dried out very fast. Four ... Read Moreway stretch is a great invention. Good fit. Good zip pockets. Thigh pocket good for passport; never have to worry. Key pocket carries ear pods. I notice Patagonia has revised fabric; older version stained easily.i am 6 ft 210 pounds. I like 38.
Great Pants !
Excellent pants, super comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. I would give them 5 Stars except, they only come in a slim version. I would love these in a regular fit as well. Having said that I'm 5'll and 175 lbs. and they do fit well. I went with the 36 Regular (32" inseam) and they are the perfect length. Very lightweig... Read Moreht, cold water wash and hang to dry. Just the right amount of pockets and zippers. I ended up getting four pairs to travel with.
Excellent multi-use pants
Purchased these pants mainly as a hot weather light hiking pant but have come to love them for almost any activity. They fit great, just slim enough to look good but not skinny or tight. Cool in hot weather and quick to dry. I recently wore these for moderately warm approach and then as a base layer under a mountaineering pant in snow and was suppe... Read Morer happy from bivy to summit. The stretchy material is very comfortable and enabled a great fit over mountaineering boots. They also work great as a semi-casual pant as well. Great pants!
Love this pants for their lightweight, light DWR and styling. Being lightweight, I probably won't use them in cooler weather. They seems to wick sweat well. Even though they're a 'slim' fit, there's plenty of room to move around in for comfort w/o clinging to your legs. I like the styling as well. Definitely a warmer weathe... Read Morer pant. I've tried on the Quandary shorts and they pretty much fit the same (just w/o the legs).
Love these pants. They’re definitely more fitted but my movement isn’t restricted at all. Went climbing in them yesterday and had zero complaints. I also really like the zipper thigh pocket. I highly recommend these to anyone that is looking for a light weight/fitted/stretchy pants. I’ll be grabbing another pair or two
Previous design was much better.
These pants are fine. I also have the previous design from ~3 years ago and they are much much better than the current iteration. Things I don't like about the current iteration: - thigh pocket overlaps side pocket. this is visible and can be felt when hand is inside pocket. - outseam stitching looks and feels cheap. - zippers on pockets look... Read More and feel cheap. - inner drawstring just gets in the way. it is too stretchy and thin to be useful. - knee articulations and overall cut of pants not as comfortable. With all of that said, these pants are still great for pretty much any activity. They will have to do, as I haven't found a worthy replacement.
Perfect travel companion
I wouldn't typically spend my free time writing a review about pants, but … these deserve the accolades! I bought a pair for a two week trip across Thailand with the expectation that they'd be light, versatile, sturdy and continually look good. Bottom-line, they excelled on all fronts; whether I was wearing them to tour through a Wat on a... Read More 90+ degree day in Bangkok, bicycle through Chiang Mai, or enjoy a nice meal in Ko Samui. Highly recommend!
Solid Hiking/Travel Pant
I purchased these because of good experience with a very similar pant (Rock Guide I think). Those hiked, backpacked, and traveled all over on me, and have performed very well. The Quandary is a very similar pant - light and stretchy fabric, wind-blunting while staying breathable, quick drying, lots of pockets. I'm 6'1" and 200 lb. I ... Read Moreordered 36" waist and standard length, and the fit is dead on. Likes. The fabric, which performs well and keeps its shape when washed in a sink and line dried. The cut, which has let me move while remaining close enough that the lower legs don't catch on stuff. The numerous pockets, especially the thigh pocket that becomes parking for reading glasses, phone, Clif Bar, map, etc. Dislikes. The drawcord, which in my opinion has no reason to exist. The zipper on the thigh pocket, which requires 2 hands to close. Overall, a good hiking/backpacking/adventure travel pant. I like 'em.
What an Amazing Company. Totally IMPRESSED by their customer service response
UN-Solicited response shows up on my email from customer service thanking me for my patronage and offering me a full refund on the quandry pants that I have reviewed few days back. Not only that they also send in same email a postage voucher to pay for shipping. Incredible and Amazingly Brilliant on their part. I was blown away. It shows the depth ... Read Moreof caring and the exceptional regards to the brand value. WOW!!! LOVE THAT COMPANY
GO BACK TO THE OLD QUANDRY PANTS - It is not a positive change
I have owned these pants for few years and buy a new color almost yearly. However, the Quandry I bought recently though it seems the same but it is no different than any regular pants with the "cut corners" approach Patagonia is embarking on. A small example is the knee stitching, before 2018 models had intricate stitching around the knee... Read Mores such as darts, back piece stitching,,,etc that the pants contoured around the knee. Now it is just a plain regular pants and I am not impressed. GO BACK TO THE OLD STYLE even though you will charge more.
Perhaps the most comfortable pants I own. The material is stretchy, breathable, dries in a flash, and holds its shape well. I have a few minor quibbles. The side pocket zipper is a bit overly 'visible', the metallic zipper pulls tend to jingle a bit when you walk, and the drawstring is of questionable usefulness (though it is thin enough ... Read Moreto not be a bother when not in use). I really like the fit. They're a bit on the slim side (as advertised) but still look at home at work or in the woods. Great travel pants. If I'm on the road, you'll find a pair of these on me or in my luggage (sometimes both). Another reviewer suggested a more 'business friendly' version, and I agree...would be a nice add to the catalogue. Again, I cannot stress enough just how comfortable these things are...I have pajama pants that are no more pleasant to wear. Buy a pair.
Great Outdoor Pants
I've used these pants on a number of hikes. Also recently did a few days of canoeing in the Boundary Waters with these as my primary pants. Worked absolutely perfectly. In the BWCA, you are constantly getting your feet/legs wet on portages. These pants dried VERY quickly. Kept the sun and bugs at bay. Pockets in all the right places for gear a... Read Morend very comfortable/cool in the August sun. Would buy without hesitation. I'm admittedly tall/skinny, so had no trouble with the fit of these pants - which are noted as a Slim Fit.
Hello. I am a long time Patagonia customer and I own several pairs of your Quandary Pants,from various years. For me,the pants have many terrific purposes but best of all,I wear them I am traveling on business,in lieu of my suit pants,as the pant travels extremely well. That said,I am disappointed that this year's version has altered the back ... Read Morepockets and accentuated the left back pocket zipper. Patagonia also changed the zipper placket on the side leg so that the zipper is even more pronounced than previously. I suggest that Patagonia offer a business like model of this pant,in the same material,as many of my friends,work colleagues and clients compliment me on the Quandary pants when I wear them and ask where they can buy them. Again,I wear models from previous years,not this years model.
Great all around pant
I own 4 pairs of the previous version of these pants and wear them to work on a heavy duty construction site everyday. With that said on the weekends i throw thermals under them cross country ski and snowboard in -20 Vermont. Also during the summer they are my go to mountain biking pant. Finally when going out at night i dry them by the fire and pu... Read Moret them back on! I don't usually write reviews but i saw some negative ones about this pant and wanted to give my honest opinion. The new pants i recieved a couple of days ago are a happy addition to my quiver. 1. I like the redesign of the waist the belt area is more hardy and there is a mesh on the inside thats awesome and prevents chaffing + over time because i use the heck out of these pants the waist gets a little looser so the added drawstring is a great addition! 2.The added zipped back pocked and the right thigh pocket are great and i am happy they added a bit to the amount in the thigh pocket. I will say its a little hard to get my hand into the back zip pocket. 3. I love the new lining in the pockets when working in winter especially my hands are very dry and the fabric feels great. 4. The fabric of the pants is my primary reason for buying these pants while other guys around me where jeans, and heavy carhartt pants i wear these in freezing temperatures with some Patagonia thermals and i am all good. 5. My previous pairs in the crotch area i did have to repair the new version stitch seems more hardy. Patagonia please never stop making this pant and thank you for green its my favorite color forest green next maybe??
A Giant Leap Backward
I just got the new Quandary pant in the mail. I have owned 2 pairs of the previous version of the Quandary and the new version is a GIANT leap in the wrong direction. Upon trying them on,the fit is completely different. It felt very tight in the thighs which made the fit very tight across of the front of the pants. Also,as others have mentioned,... Read Morethe drawstring is not at all needed for these pants. It is a very cheap fully elastic band that does nothing for the functionality of the pants. Not only that but when I tightened the drawstring,it ripped out of the back of the pants as it is supposed to be sewn into the back of the waistband. I haven't worn them other than trying them on,so I'm not sure how the functionality of the pant will be,but they will never get the chance to be worn in the field because they are getting returned immediately. Bring back the old Quandary!!!
Great pants made better
I own two pair of the previous iteration and two of these 2017 versions. I loved the older Quandary pants with the visible cargo pocket on the right leg but I must say the new pants are even better. The new pants mainatain the cargo pocket but its larger and less visible. The cut of the pants appears to have changed a little as well. Seems to have ... Read Moreless of a boot cut and more of a straight fit. The back left zipper pocket is a good add on and I like the drawstring. Overall they made a great pair of pants even better.
Wear and tear
Pants are extremely comfortable. I have had 2 pairs of these for about a year now. However,after about 4 months the fabric start ripping in different places. Crotch area in particular. Needless to say,I still have my 2 pair in my closet I just had to resow them. Wish this wasn't the case but it happens I guess. Enjoy the pants,still wear to th... Read Moreis day,just wouldn't order anymore of this particular kind due to the thin fabric not lasting very long.
Good,but previous version was excellent
I have the previous version of the Quandary and they are near excellent,but I returned the new version that I'd recently ordered. The drawcord waistband is a solution to a problem that did not exist and the pulls on the zippers are superfluous. KISS - keep it simple,silly!
First the negatives: As other reviewers have noted the new cargo pocket is step backwards. It's larger size and lower placement ensure that anything of substantial weight (from a large Swiss army knife on up) sort of swings around a bit as you move. The older smaller design was less obvious and more stable. The biggest disappointment is the ... Read Moredraw string. It's a thin elastic job that requires significant cinching to to secure the pants and keep them that way. These pants are a candidate for a future thru hike of the JMT. What I hoped for was essentially a long pants version of Patagonia's wavefarer board shorts with a similar drawstring closer that is quite secure sans belt and comfortable under a pack's hip belt. As it is,the draw string just does not feel secure enough for that application. For the positives: Great stretchy light-weight super comfortable fabric. Have not put it through the ringer as others have but I'm confident it's quite durable. Length is great for me,keeping good ankle coverage even when sitting (a little bunchy when standing but that's ok). Zippered back pocket is great - I'll just start carrying my money on the left cheek vice the right. Great pants Patagonia. Let's adopt the board shorts drawstring set up and we're there!
My everyday wear
These pants have a very understated style,and they still well. In the photo i find they look a little droopy,but they have good structure,and are stylish enough for me to wear everyday. I work outdoors,and have found these to be durable,yet light enough for warm summer days. I also wear the Field Pants by Patagonia but I find myself wearing these m... Read Moreore often especially in the summer. These are surprisingly durable pants that I feel I have gotten great value for! Worn over 300 days,and still going strong! Thanks Patagonia! Also: I am 6 foot,180 pounds,I'm bigger in the thigh and am wearing the size 33. Pretty typical for me.
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