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Thrilled to find these; love the material, weight (light!), functionality, simplicity, color....and buying from Patagonia feels good as it has the added bonus of being a socially responsible choice. The only problem is when I actually got to hike they felt way too big for me on the trail! Got size 12, wish it was 10!
Durable, Lightweight, stretchy
I bought these pants several years ago and have put them through the ringer and they are still hanging on. I use them to backpack, hike, rock climb, do yard/service work. They are super stretchy and look good. The only thing is that the way sizing works, I have to wear a belt with them all the time and a smaller size won't fit over my hips. Ov... Read Moreerall, I love these pants and would buy them again. The roll-up and button feature is awesome for rock climbing and wearing with sandals. The side-pocket is super helpful, but not big enough to fit my cellphone. I would encourage Patagonia to redesign how they sew back pockets into women's pants since all my back (seat) pockets have come unsewn from sitting on rocks no matter how many times or different ways I try to mend them.
A little baggie
This is the fourth pair of quandary pants over the years. I dont know the year quandary was introduced by Patagonis, but my oldest pair is old. All four pairs are size 10. The first three pairs the inseam was 31 inches. This year, the inseam was either 30 inches (short) or 32 inches (long). I got the 32 first, but they were way too long. I exchange... Read Mored them for 30 inch (short). These pants are baggie through the legs. Not like the old quandary pants, at least that is my perception. Could it be that Patagonia made the size ten for a shorter and a little bit larger woman. I dont know, but I will only wear these pants on the trail. Who cares about the baggieness on the trail. But for around town, Ill keep them in the closest.
Hi Catherine, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Quandary Pants. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the fit not meeting your expectations. We understand how important it is to have comfortable and well-fitting gear. We'd be happy to help out with a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for a style that might be a better match for you. Please feel free to begin either of those processes at any time.
Comfy and Fit Well
Super comfy with great pockets. Wasn't sure about the inside cinch belt, but gives better fit. Ordered a 12 and exchanged for a 10 regular. They feel just a teeny bit long, but they really aren't. Glad I got 2 pairs. Look good after several wears. Exchange process was fast and flawless.
Perfect Hiking, Casual & Travel Pants
Purchased size 14 to fit my larger thighs, and the fit is perfect. These pants are lightweight and very comfortable. Needed lightweight, long pants for an upcoming vacation, and these will be perfect for both the plane rides and adventure! The day they arrived, I tried them on, wash them, and wore them - so comfortable!
Perfect for plein air painting in hot weather
I did a lot of painting outside this July and these pants were a perfect foil for the humid, sunny days when jeans would have been much too heavy. They stretch a lot so movement is easy, even when beach sand is deep. I love the fabric, not only for it's comfort but because it's easy to get stains out of. I purposely bought them a little l... Read Morearger for comfort so I love the elastic tie that keeps them sitting in just the right spot. I also love the pocket on the leg, but it could be a tad larger for holding the phone. It's a great deal too. Try it, you won't just like it, you'll love it!
Love these pants. I do like the drawstring but may be better in a stronger & less stretchy elastic. They are stretchy & comfortable under a climbing harness. Love that the legs can be rolled up & buttoned above the calf. These are my go to climbing pants for unpredictable weather on long days in the Black Canyon.
Great pants for tall girls
I love these pants, I did have to take the waist in a bit but I will take that because these pants are long enough for me! I struggle to find fishing pants that are good quality and fit me well and these do just fine. Small waist to long leg ratio is hard to find so the elastic waistband made it easy to get a better fit. Thank you Patagonia for cut... Read Moree and good quality fly fishing gear for women that also support my morals :)
comfortable but stretches
These pants are very comfortable. Unfortunately my experience was these pants fit in the store they have since stretched around the waist so much that i can now fit a fist and are too loose to wear comfortably even with the cord. They fit well everywhere else and they are so close to being perfect but for me now they are unusable.
Hi Alex, thank you for sharing this feedback; it's immensely useful to both other customers and our design team. We're sorry to hear these pants have stretched too much for you! We invite you to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them for a refund or credit. Please let us know how we can help!
These pants were my next stop in my journey to replace my beloved and discontinued Escala Rock Pants. They're no replacement but I bought a second pair for hiking. Quandary Pros: Comfortable, take up no space, and dry quickly. Cons: They stretch out with wear, so I'd have been better sizing down. They also are magnets for pet hair in both... Read More black and brown. The hair kinda weaves through the fabric. I'm surprised no one has mentioned this before. Not a huge deal, just annoying to pick out the hair if I sit on the floor. Bring back the Escala Rock Pants, please, please, please. The Fall 2019 version was perfection, just needed more colors. Men have those stunning twill "jeans" (my husband has several pairs) that work for casual or business. Women get thin, stretchy pants and sweats? The closest thing is the hemp work pants (which men also have). It's been several years and still no replacement, and I can't help but be annoyed. Height: 5'6" Weight: 117lbs / Size 6 Escala, XS Hampi rock pants, XS sweats
These do it all, and last
I have had a black pair for several years. They hold up to everything. I have worn them to an office, on a hike, out to dinner, to the beach, on long haul flights, and working outside. I do int'l relief work and I'm not kidding when I say I have met with prime ministers and also cleared rubble in these pants. They still look like they did... Read More when I bought them. The waist is flexible but looks good with a shirt tucked in. The fit is slim enough to be feminine but loose enough to work in conservative environments. The leg openings fit around boots but don't flare out. Lightweight enough for hot days. The only things not perfect are that the leg pocket is very small - not big enough for a passport or phone, and the belt loops are also small and only for narrower belts.
Comfy and durable
I wore these pants on a stewardship weekend where I was taking down barbwire for hours. On several occasions I was SURE I had snagged these pants, but luckily, I did not! I liked these because they were warm enough on a cold day, but didn't stick to me as it warmed up and I began to sweat. I bought a 2nd pair and will continue to buy these as ... Read Morenew colors come out. I do have to size up and they are still a little tight through out the thighs, but happy to find a women's multipurpose pant I really like. Please make these in a dark green!
Almost perfect. Failed 1 hard requirement
Why I returned them: the zippered knee pocket is too small for a modern-day phone. I'd always want my phone on my body (vs. in backpack) in a fully secured pocket when outdoors. Everything else is the usual high quality of Patagonia: good fabric, water-resistant, stitching that holds up for ages, correct sizing, cut well so they look good. If ... Read Moreyou don't have the same requirements for phone storage, good hiking/biking/climbing pants.
We're sorry that zippered pocket didn't work well for your needs, Tess! Thank you for this feedback; phones are getting bigger, and we're sharing your thoughts with our design team.
New favorite pants!
These are my new favorite pants! They go with everything! I am even contemplating getting another pair in black. The are super versatile and comfortable. At first I thought they ran small but after wearing them for an hour or so they loosened up and fit fine. So if you think they are too small when you first put them on wait and wear them for a few... Read More hours and you may see that they feel and fit just right. Highly highly recommend!
Insufficient Pocket Space
These pants would be great, but they don't have one pocket large enough for a cell phone. I bought these to walk dogs, which I do in all kinds of weather in hilly, wooded terrain. I need pockets for cell phone, keys, dog treats, and poop bags. I was not looking for a fashion statement. Please make women's cargo pants in the same quick-dry... Read Moreing material.
Comfortable Pants for Travel
I was initially looking for the Traveler pants based on reviews. I went to my local store and they weren't in stock. I tried the Quandry pants on and WOW! They were so comfortable from the minute I put them on. I bought them for an upcoming trip so I haven't actually worn them yet, but I am very excited to use them soon. If I didn't ... Read Morehave such wide hip bones I could probably wear a smaller size, but you have to love genetics! I have another pair on order and can't wait for them to arrive! I did try on the Traveler and I prefer these over the Travelers. Keep up the good work Patagonia!
I am very satisfied with the pants. However, I do not find care instructions on the pants or on the site.
Hi Sara! Thank you so much for leaving this review. When it comes to washing your Quandary Pants, you will want to machine wash warm and tumble dry on low-to-no heat. You can also find washing instructions [here](https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/#asset-modal-holiday21-repair-laundering-accordian-modal).
This was my first pair of Patagonia apparel. I was thrilled to see you offered clothing in plus sizes however when I received them and tried them on they were small for the size and short in the cut. The legs and length were larger and very baggy but they are very low rise and small in the waist. Definitely not something that I would see being comf... Read Moreortable to hike or climb in. Maybe more tapered in the leg area and a longer hip to waist length would help. Not mobile friendly for sure.
Hi Stacy, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry those Quandary Pants didn't work for your needs! We appreciate your feedback, and we're glad to see you've returned the product that wasn't going to be right for you. You might take a look at the Happy Hike Studio Pants, which are more roomy, or any of our [climbing pants](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-rock-climbing-pants), which offer loads of mobility. Please let us know if we can help you find something you'll be happier with!
This is my third pair
This is my third pair of quandary pants Fire years ago the pants had a slightly larger zipped pocket that fits my phone The newer models dont for the same phone The newest 2022 model is a slightly different material but is still light , comfortable, and durable. They dry quickly too which is awesome in the rain
Nice looking, practical
These pants are not as soft as the older version and the zipper is not as durable, however the pants look nice and are comfortable enough to sit on a plane for many hours. Pockets are great for phone and ID for easy access in the airport or subway. They are also ideal for traveling on a cool, drizzly rain day, but for this material you will sacrifi... Read Morece airflow and they tend to be hot When temperatures go above 80F.
The fit is great. I am smaller with more of a straight line figure vs more hip. The length was perfect for me. They look nice and can be worn going out on the town or to dinner. My issue are the dual seams on the inner leg seem to rub and irritate my inner legs if worn too long. I am not sure if it is just my particular pair or if it is an issue wi... Read Moreth others. In addition the front pockets and especially the side pocket should be a bit deeper with the side pocket deeper with a bit more width. That would allow easier access to the side pocket. The front pockets are adequate, but with a larger fob (car) or more than 1 or 2 keys, your keys could fall out or be bulky and irritate your leg as you hike/walk. Overall they are a nice lightweight pant. FYI the size 2 was too large on me thus a larger size would not take care of the seam issue I have.
We're truly sorry to hear this issue with the seams. If you have any questions regarding your return, please feel free to reach out to us [here](https://help.patagonia.com/s/). We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Longer inseam for the tall ladies, please!
These would be wonderful if they werent high waters on me. Why are womens tall inseam hiking pants so difficult to find? Especially for the hiking pants that look cool and chic enough to wear to a nice dinner or travel with. Prana Halle is the best Ive found, but with their extremely low rise, Im desperate to find a better option.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback here on our sizing, and we are 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 a priority as our brand grows. Please feel free to contact our [Customer Experience Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) if looking for any recommendations. Agents are available Monday-Friday, 6 am (PST) - 6 pm (PST) and Saturday and Sunday, 7 am (PST) - 3 pm (PST).
Sizing is Weird
Hi Im 55 and 135 lb. I usually wear an 8. In pants. These were very big on me. I returned them and ordered 3 pairs of 6s. One fit well and 2 were too tight to button. Loved the fabric and the pant but they have to get the fit consistent.
Hi Susannah! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team.
Best Pants I Have
This is my second pair because I wear them so often. Very comfortable with just the right amount of roominess so there's no binding, but fit is flattering. Elastic inner drawstring cord is great - gently holds pants at a comfortable waist fit, whether on an empty stomach or after a huge meal. Washes well over and over.
Flattering, comfortable and utilitarian, all-in-one perfect hiking pants.
I would have given these hiking pants a 5 star review if the side leg zip pocket was just a tad deeper so my iPhone fit in there with the pocket zipped. But even so, the pocket is deep enough that the phone fits in there without nicely. These are great hiking pants! They don't stretch out after several days of wearing them, the front pockets a... Read Morere very deep, and the back hip pocket also zips so I can keep ID, cash, card, whatever, secure. I am 5'3, and vary between 112-116 lbs and bought size 0, which I wear in regular street clothes, and 0 is a perfect fit. I now have in two colors, and am thinking of buying another color in these pants. I support Patagonia because of their support of conservation causes. My purchases come not wrapped in plastic, but plain paper, with all paper tags, the the materials the pants are made from, from what I understand, are all recycled. Go Patagonia!
great no frills/all essentials climbing pant
I'm always between a 0 and a 2 in my pant choices and I have a narrow waist/thunder thigh shape. Since the cut of these pants are fairly straight from waistband to hip, the 0 fits my waist perfectly but then the thighs are a little tighter than I'd like. However, I prefer to go with the smaller size and have the waist stay up as the mater... Read Moreial is stretchy enough to accommodate my power thighs. I do wish the ankles were a little narrower (more skinny cut) so they would stay rolled up better when climbing though, they're very boot cut.
My favorite pants
I love these pants. I have them in two colors. I wear them around town, in addition to when I am backpacking. I originally bought the first pair because it was the lightest weight pants I could find for a backpacking trip. I love them so much I wear them all the time and bought a second pair in a different color. They are thin, and so they are comf... Read Moreortable in warm weather, and can be rolled up to make capris. In cold weather I wear leggings underneath, so I can wear these year round. Fantastic purchase!
Best Pants I Have
These pants fit really well, are a light-weight strong fabric that never binds, a good neutral color that goes easily with whatever I'm wearing on top, and so very comfortable. The key fitting area is the hips, then there's an elastic drawstring inside the waistline that you adjust to fit your own waist, whether you have an empty belly or... Read More just ate a huge feast! Brilliant solution to the problem of waist/hips fitting. I hope these pants are available forever because they're that good.
I own three pairs of these pants in all the colors currently available. They all fit slightly differently, but for my height (5'7") and weight (140 lbs) the size 8 fits very well and is plenty long. I need to use a belt. The fabric is soft, light, somewhat stretchy and washes well in cold water and the dryer. Stains come out using a mild ... Read Morelaundry stain remover. Love all the pockets! Very comfy for hiking!
Pants are great but length was long. It would be nice if we could choose a length when ordering.
Hi Vickie, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have good news! The Quandary Pants do come in a shorter inseam and you can find those here, https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-quandary-hiking-pants-short/55410.html?dwvar_55410_color=FTGN.
Comfortable with a ridiculous pocket
Though this pant is one is the most comfortable and well fitting things I've gotten, I can't say how disappointed I was that the cargo pocket in this version is useless! I use my old pair of these pants for traveling because the cargo pocket is perfect for securely carrying my phone and passport. Neither is these items fits in the pocket ... Read Moreof the new version. Why thr angled zipper with such a small pocket? Bring back the totally functional pocket please! These pants will get much less wear than my previous pair.
I know other reviewers liked the size of the pockets but what good is a thigh pocket that is too small to hold even an iPhone 12 mini? None of the other pockets are large enough either. The fabric feels a little bit creepy and they are a little high waisted. I will probably return them.
Thanks for the feedback Marge. Feel free to return them. We're always happy to chat with you about what your fabric preferences are and pocket dimensions so we can find you a perfect pair of hike pants.
My All-Time Favorite Hiking Pants
The Quandary Pants are my ALL TIME FAVORITE HIKING PANTS. I have them in every color - and if they had more color options, I'd buy them. They have just the right amount of stretch to ensure that you're not restricted bending, lunging, or scrambling over rocks. They are light, which makes them dry out quickly whether you're washing th... Read Moreem in a sink on travel (they'll be dry by the morning) or sweating through them in the summer (hang them up outside your tent and they'll also be dry by the AM!). Not a lot of pockets, but that's not a problem for me - if I'm hiking without a pack for storage, there is more than enough room for my key fob, poop bags for the dog, IDs and my cell phone. The fabric does repel water, which makes them a nice option if precipitation is in the forecast. They have belt loops, which Ive never used, but its a nice feature. The fabric is also virtually indestructible - Ive hiked through brush, thorns, etc. - no pulls or tears in the fabric. I love them so much theyre my go-to weekend pantsgardening, yard work, dog walking, grocery shopping, casual dinners out - and they pack down to virtually nothing, making it very convenient for me to bring them all on hiking trips. Buy yourself a pair - or two! You wont regret it. And Patagonia - MORE COLORS PLEASE!
I literally wear these every day.
I bought these when I knew I would be traveling full-time, and wanted everything to fit in the smallest carry-on suitcase Patagonia offers. When needed, I wash them by hand, hang them up overnight, and they are ready to wear the next day (in most climates). They are surprisingly stylish and super comfortable. My only complaint is that the elasticit... Read Morey of them relaxes and causes ripples in the fabric over time (like a couple of years). But Patagonia is aware of this and recently replaced them for me, so I'm back in my favorite pants as I write this review. I LOVE THESE PANTS!
Light Weight & Comfortable
Love these Quandary Hiking Pants, and would ask that Patagonia please make them in more colors (brown, rust, indigo, cream). I'm 5'5" 116 lbs, 35-36" hips and the size 4 fits perfectly. Length is excellent, and as a person with long legs, I appreciate the longer inseam. Fabric is light and slightly stretchy, which makes these pa... Read Morents very comfortable to wear. Would definitely recommend.
Great ocean/beach hiking
I have 3 pair of these pants for four years and they look new. I wear them casually and for beach and forest exploring. I'm a photographer, so I'm in the surf shooting and these pants dry very quickly, and repel rain superbly. I'm on my knees shooting so the pants are sturdy enough to take the abuse of sand and forest floors. I just ... Read Morewish these pants came in black which would make for even more casual wear.
Love love love these. I was worried my thunder thighs would be an issue with sizing but these are sooooo comfy. Ive been on 3 hikes with these so far and they are wonderful, Im not constantly pulling them up and the material is excellent. Im 57 and 175lbs. Ill being buying some in more colors!
I love these pants!
The Quandry Pants are excellent. I think these are the best pants Patagonia makes. Truly goes from the trail to city. They also look great rolled up. I have them in 3 colors. One is a green I bought a few years ago and two I purchased this year (khaki and the military green). I'm not big on the Forge Grey color. I wore a pair to NY City last m... Read Moreonth in the heat (rolled up); not only did they look great, but they were great in the extremely hot weather. I wore another pair hiking and going to dinner upstate. What's great about these as hiking pants, is the legs are wide enough to fit over the hiking boots to prevent trail debris from getting into your boots, but the legs aren't too wide so as to flop around. The width is stylish as well as practical. Keep it up Patagonia!
I have worn them twice so far and they seem great. I live in Colorado and started at 11,300 feet. It was not really warm , but on the way up I was definitely sweating, and the fabric is very light so I was quite comfortable. They did not seem to stretch too much, but as I said, I only wore them twice. I'm very curvy with muscular thighs, and t... Read Morehese fit me well in the short version.
Side zip pocket needs to be larger to fit cell phone length. Another side leg zip pocket would be good to hold compass and flag tape or other field tools. Reinforce fabric in knees. Use a more nylon or rigged and tough fabric than the stretch fabric that loses shape and gets easily snagged on shrubs and vegetation, especially because I must navigat... Read Moree through areas without trails.
Hey Cameron, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us on the Quandary Hiking Pants. You might find that the [Women's Altvia Alpine Pants](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-altvia-alpine-pants/82965.html?dwvar_82965_color=UPBL) are better suited for your needs. There are many pockets and reinforced knees but there is also plenty of room for movement. If you're still wanting a heftier fabric, then we'd recommend checking out the Women's Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Double Knee Pants - Regular. They won't be as breathable, but the material is very durable.
Great for rainy day
Wore these to Niagara Falls and the water that got under the supplied ponchos ran right off. It was a warm day but the material is quite comfortable. Wish I could get a womens jacket of the same material (no additional linings).
Hey Judith, thanks for the review. We're so happy to hear you're loving the pants! We wanted to hop in here to link you to our [Women's Quandary Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-quandary-jacket/28050.html?dwvar_28050_color=FGE) since you mentioned you'd be interested in a jacket of the same material. Check it out!
Versatile, Practical, Comfortable, and Attractive
I love these trousers! I purchased a similar pair many years ago and discovered myself wearing them all the time. I was thrilled when I realised Patagonia still carried the product with only very slight changes. I use the trousers frequently for rock climbing since they are stretchy and keep my knees covered and protected. I also use them for hikin... Read Moreg and just casual wear. I almost always have them rolled up into the leg snaps which creates more of a 3/4 length. I find this to be the most comfortable and attractive way to wear these on my body. I like that there is a zippered pocket that my phone can fit perfectly into. These trousers are fabulous!
I hike a lot and Im a Levi lover. I purchased these pants to take to Iceland and decided to wear them until the trip. Im hooked. Great pockets-deep enough to be useful with some that zip for security. Light weight, rapid drying and an added perk: they're flattering (or so Ive been told) even though theyre roomy. I bought a second pair!
The Women's Quandary Hiking pants are excellent! The fit is perfect and they look great on the trail or in town. These are great hiking pants since the pant legs are wide enough to fit over heavy hiking boots; this keeps trail "stuff" from flying into the boots and keeps rain out of them as well! The lower waistline is also great; th... Read Moree pants are really comfortable when scrambling up rocky mountainsides and squatting. There is no painful pull at the waist!! The fabric is wonderful as well. Water beads nicely in a light rain and the fabric wears well and washes clean very easily. I love these pants. Please keep making them and how about some additional colors!!! Thank you Patagonia for another great product!
Amazing fit, lightweight stretch
I love these pants. Right out the bag, I knew they would fit exactly how I wanted them to-a tad looser, not too short, not too long. Usually the "short" options end up becoming too short over time and the regular length always require hemming. These are perfect. The smallest size, 0, is a little loose on me, but the drawstring makes up fo... Read Morer it. I'm 5'3, 110 lbs for reference with hips and a butt. I wish the other colors weren't sold out in my size, or else I would own all of them!
These are my favorite Patagonia pants in a few years. Two things I would change: more colors and a deeper cargo pocket. (I cant zip it over my iPhone 5.) But the fit is great, and I like the NOT-narrowed-down cuffs. I have long legs for my height and I was not sure that the 32 inseam would be long enough. It is perfect, a good thing in that there w... Read Moreas no Long version. I expect to wear these pants for years.
Glad I bought'em
Using the size chart was misleading, I would recommend going down a size. Pay attention to the inseam length. Very comfortable, after a good day I find myself lounging and forgot I hadn't put on my evening sweats. I also recommend a wider more structured waist band. These are a 5 star; any imporvement would just make them even better.
True to size but waist is a bit larger
I am a size 4 in pants except for my waist which is apparently somewhat big for my size, so that is often a problem for me in buying pants. The waist on these pants are bigger than most size 4 pants, and therefore they fit me perfectly. Making these the most amazing hiking pants I've ever had. I love the higher waist, the roll up capability, t... Read Morehe very light fabric (I live in Southern California where I never need warm hiking pants). I bought the shorts version too.
My Quandary Hiking Pants provide all day comfort with the versatility of a cropped length while holding their shape. I love the high waist and numerous pockets. However I wish the right thigh zipped pocket was a bit deeper to accommodate my cell phone. I also own a pair of Skyline Traveler Pants and my cell phone fits that thigh pocket perfectly. T... Read Morehanks Patagonia for another great pair of pants!
Perfect travel pant
Im headed on two trips this year, Hawaii and Joshua Tree, and have been looking for the perfect travel pant and these are them! They are lightweight and easy to wash and will handle any rock climbing or hiking as the quality and fabric are perfect. I also have the quandary shorts which I recommend for backpacking and travel as well. Im 53 134 lbs a... Read Morend the 4 short fits like a glove, they sit right under the belly button and have an inner tie for keeping in place.
Love them - more comfortable with each wear!
I am really loving these pants. I especially adore the little drawstring in the waist. I have fuller hips and a smaller waist, and finding pants that fit me in both spots is really hard. These fit the bill just right. Thank you, Patagonia! Please make more colors in these :)
I bought these to replace my 12 years old Quandary pants. I had worn them frequently for hiking and while they werent worn out I had quite a bit of sap on backside and to be honest, I just wanted some new ones! I love the style of these pants and the pocket location, the side leg pocket or the back pocket fit my cell comfortably. I sometimes have a... Read More problem finding pants long enough but these are perfect in length! The fabric is light and durable and it has a bit of give to it. The ONLY negative about these pants, and the reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5, is the difference in rise from my old pair to the new; it has become significantly shorter. The older pair sat closer to my natural waist which I loved whereas the newer pair sits lower on the hip, below my belly button. Im not a young female, not old but I have a womans figure and would prefer it if these were made with the higher rise as on my older pair. Not sure why Patagonia changed that? That said, I still love these hiking pants, the quality is unmatched! For reference, Im 56 and 128lbs; I purchased a size 4. I highly recommend them!
I love these trousers.. so comfortable, I’ve been wearing them non stop. I was a little hesitant about ordering these as i read reviewers commenting on seams causing chafing but I haven’t had this issue in the slightest and I’ve been on a few long hikes already. True to size, perfect for those looking for hiking pants that are a bit sleeker than th... Read Moree usual
Go to shoulder season pant
I'm a 14 in winter and a 12 in summer, generally. It's ok, I love the pant and the packability. They wear well, super quick dry and protect from the bugs. I've even sprayed the pant with bug protector and no issues with pant quality. Love the Forge Grey, and hoping for dark charcoal or black soon!
needs thicker material and more colors
Fit is very nice- I like that it is forgiving in the waist so it doesn't constrict my stomach even when sitting. I got the short size since I am 5'2"- I appreciate that a short size is offered! The only issue is that they are very thin. I would like the pants to be thicker material since I live in a cool climate and I hike through a... Read More lot of shrubs and I want my pants to provide a little protection from both the weather and the brush. I would also like a cinnamon or khaki color. The shale color is very washed out, almost white, so I ended up returning it.
Zipper pocket too small for phone
I have older versions of these pants, which I love - but on this new pair the zipper pocket on the leg is far too small to accommodate an iPhone. Because of that, mine got dunked in a stream when it fell out of the pocket. Why the change in design???
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on the zipper. We're so sorry to hear about your phone! We've looped in our design team.
Best Summer Work Pants Ever!
I work for a kayak manufacturer. I spend 75% of my time in an office setting and 25% of my time on the factory floor. In the summer, the factory floor is a sweltering place. These pants look professional when meeting with customers, are cool enough that I don't die of heat stroke while supervising the loading of trucks, and the roll up feature... Read More is nice if things get really hot or I want to break away for a quick walk. I have one pair in each color, and I'm tempted to buy 3 more. I'm 148 lbs and the 10 is a perfect for my narrow frame. Love these pants!
Great pants w/ plenty of pockets!
I wanted light pants to use for hiking and camping. I love the pockets on these pants and found the fit to be comfortable. I did order a size up, based on reviews, and that fits well. The drawstring on the waistband is stretchy, so the waist comfortable. I wish the drawstring was a bit firmer, hence 4 stars. I've worn them for one weekend and ... Read Moream eager they'll be great!
Super comfy, I forget I have them on...I loved the first pair I bought in Shale and bought another pair in grey. They are a perfect fit for me,even when I gained a few pounds during COVID-19 isolation. I would love these pants in Navy. Any chance of other colors coming out (besides the fatigue green)?
Wish you would have left both pockets
I have an older pair of these with pockets on both thighs. Highly useful. Patagonia - please bring back (even on Skyline) duel pockets and consider the usefulness of these items. Especially now when we need more pockets for masks and sanitizer. Women get the short end of the stick with pockets in general - c'mon Patagonia and do us a solid wit... Read Moreh pockets. Thank you.
Pretty Good Gardening Pants
I wanted a pair of pants to use when I'm working in my garden. I love that these are water repellant (a must when I'm watering or adjusting irrigation), plus they keep me cool... or rather, they don't make the hot conditions any worse. The pockets are nice, and the cargo pocket is perfect for my iPhone 11. My biggest complaint is t... Read Morehe drawcord. It's very thin elastic, not thicker elastic or drawstring like other brands I've worn. I need the waist a little tighter. But since the drawstring is so flimsy, I can't just do a simple loop and have it hold. I usually tie a bow in it , but heaven forbid I accidentally tie a knot - it's almost impossible to get those tiny stretchy things untied. It's a small detail, but it makes me think twice about wearing these pants. Otherwise they'd be my favorites.
Wanted for hiking but will be work pants
My boyfriend loves his quandary pants and thinks they are perfect for hiking so bought these for me. Unfortunately womens are not as good as the mens. He can fit his 5.5 phone in thigh and back pocket and zip up. For some irritating reason they made the womens pockets shallow so my 5.5 phone sticks out of the pockets and fell out if my pocket when ... Read MoreI had to lean over. Since we both use our phones as our cameras this is no good. Wanted to like these more and buy in multiple colors. Please fix this irritant. Tried on mens and fit was no good on me. He just couldnt believe they would do that to the womans pant so tried sticking his phone in mine and saw the issue. Big disappointment.
Perfect Hiking pants
I love these pants. They are lightweight and loose enough to fit capilene long johns underneath when necessary and light enough for summer hiking. I love the fit and the features. They are so lightweight but still very durable. I took a long hike yesterday and got caught in a prolonged spring squall in the Rockies (rain and then snow) and my legs s... Read Moretayed dry. That was a perfect test. So they are comfortable and functional.
Good and Bad
I bought the Quandary Hiking Pants to wear when hiking and volunteering with wildlife. The pants have some good things going for them. They're comfortable, repel water, and offer sun protection. They would be even better if they were longer! It's a lot easier to hem a pant leg than add length. When I hike in sandals, the length is not a p... Read Moreroblem, but when I slip on my trail runners, these pants hit my ankles right above my shoes and it looks super awkward.
I Wouldn't Recommend Them
I'll start off with the positive parts. The fabric is quick dry, which is what I was looking for in a fabric. They definitely come through on that portion. I have been wearing these pants everyday at work for nearly a year now, and the material has stood up, no rips, or tears, and I have a very physically active job. I am normally a size 8 and... Read More had to size up to 10 to fit comfortably. I would say that my biggest disappointment was the overall fit. They are not a flattering cut and especially the length. I always fit a 32" inseam just fine, and they reach the floor if I am barefoot, although, when I put on any shoes, they suddenly become that "awkwardly too short" length. I have been coming onto Patagonia to see if any new women's hiking pants have been released, waiting to find something in khaki that is flattering , an appropriate length with shoes on, and the quick dry fabric. Please have more options for women!
Hi Maggie! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with the overall fit. We will sometimes introduce short and long inseams based off of customer feedback, so this helps us immensely. Thanks so much for your review! It has been passed along to the appropriate team.
LOVE these pants
I absolutely love these pants. They are my very favorite, as hiking pants, and for regular wear. They are comfortable, perfect for when it’s hot, or when it’s cool outside, and the pocket holds my large iPhone perfectly. And they have held up one year later, even with all the wearing. I like them so much, I had to buy another.
I love how these pants fit, and I have actually had several people ask me what kind they are. They are lean, but not too body-hugging. Light-weight. I have the grey and recently purchased the green - which I wish were less yellowish and more bluish. in hue. It would be nice id Patagonia also made them in Black.
Just received my new pants. They fit PERFECT! I am 5'5" 120lbs and ordered Size 4 Short...I have short legs and was worried they would be too long in Regular...they are PERFECT! My husband even commented on how great they are. I will be ordering MORE from Patagonia as this is my first purchase. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I Love these but have Two Criticisms
I wear these solely for hiking in Northern California where the temperatures seem well-suited to the weight of the material. Great fabric and love the style BUT wish the thigh pocket were slightly bigger for my cell phone (which I carry for safety while hiking) and really wish these were a bit longer. I'm 5'9 and wear a size 6 ... they&#x... Read More27;re barely long enough in my opinion. The length bothers me enough that I wouldn't buy a 2nd pair but would look elsewhere.
Solid pants...but how can active pants show so much sweat?
Have them in grey, worn them on multiple hikes. Overall, find them comfy and breathable. Pockets are enough for me (I'm usually carrying a pack or a purse anyway). Fit's good but I agree with some that the drawstring isn't great (and I do need it to keep them in place). My biggest gripe is that the grey pants show sweat! Not right aw... Read Moreay, but plenty after miles of hiking in the sun (let me tell you, can make for an embarrassing picture). Wondering if the light tan might be better...but I'll probably look for a different pair instead.
Sorry to hear about the pants showing sweat. You're welcome to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) them to a Patagonia-owned store or send them in for a refund or merchandise credit. You might prefer something like the Crestview Pant or Happy Hike Studio Pant. We'll reach out to you in an email as well!
Favorite all time hiking pants
I bought the gray and shale in size 4. I am 5'3" and approx 124 lbs. Normally I wear 6 and tried that size on first. The pants seemed to stretch somewhat and sales person confirmed so went with a 4 and they fit great. Have woren them on multiple 10-20 mile hikes and they were perfect for a full day of adventure. Have even woren them for a... Read More casual dinner out after a long hike and they still looked great. Wash & dry easily, travel well, & just a great pants. Only wish came in black too and that you could order specific length. The 30's are too short and 32's are too long. Bought the 32's and had hemmed.
Love these - so comfy and durable
I love these pants - they're super light weight, waterproof, and durable. I took them on a 14-day hiking/backpacking trip and they looked great the whole time. The only suggestion I have to make them better is to make the drawstring more robust. The pants stretched a little while I was wearing them and the little elastic drawstring just wasn&#... Read Morex27;t up to the task of keeping the pants where I needed them to be on my waist.
We're stoked the pants worked out for your 14-day backpacking trip. While these pants are treated with a water resistant DWR treatment, we wouldn't rely on them to keep you completely dry in a downpour. With that being said, we hope the pants have many fun trips ahead of them!
Love love love
This is my first Patagonia purchase but it won’t be the last. I loved these pants so much, I’ve already ordered a 2nd pair in gray. I normally wear a size 2, but had to order a size 4 in these pants. They fit perfectly. I’m 55 years old, 5’6 and 130lbs. The length is perfect too. These are perfect for outdoor activities yet nice enough for me to we... Read Morear when I’m volunteering with my Therapy Dog at schools/hospitals. They will be my favorite pants to travel in as well.
I'm so grateful Patagonia is now making some of their women's clothes available in larger sizes. While more companies seem to be making plus-sized outdoor clothes, the options are still pretty slim. These pants are easily the best outdoor/hiking pants I've found in my size. The pockets are REAL pockets, the material is high quality a... Read Morend they are incredibly comfortable. I also love that they have a waistband with button/zip and belt loops. I only wish the green color were available in the larger sizes as well.
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