Patagonia Baggies Shorts
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $49
Patagonia's Baggies are my go-to, do it all shorts. They are lightweight, breathable, packable, abrasion-resistant, water-resistant, quick drying nylon shorts. The DWR treated Baggies sport a 5" inseam, two quick drain pockets with mesh in the bottom, and a stretchy elastic waistband with tie. I hike, kayak, wakeboard, play tennis, jog, work out and do just about everything in these shorts! If I had only one pair of shorts, these would be the ones. Patagonia has been making these for years and are made for babies on up to men's and women's.
- Durable (abrasion-resistant)
- Lightweight (4.8 oz)
- Quick draining pockets
- DWR treated (water-resistant)
- Nice length (5")
- Available in a variety of colors and patterns
- Come with a lifetime warranty
- Flattering fit
- No zippered pocket
- Pricey (but worth it)
My Patagonia Baggies have been through it all. I love these shorts! I would literally wear them every day if I could. I bought them primarily for hiking because I had heard so many great things about them. They are perfect for hiking because they have pockets (but they are not big baggy cargo pockets), they resist abrasion and water, they are breathable and comfortable, and they do not chafe. Nowadays, ladies' shorts tend to be rather short (3" inseam), but the 5" inseam in these is the perfect length for me. They are great for any water sport.
Fit and Comfort:
I think Patagonia has nailed the perfect fit with their Baggies. I wear a medium and the length falls just past my finger tips. They have more than enough room to move and perform active sports, but they still maintain a flattering fit. The bottom leg openings are cut very wide and sometimes do flare out at the bottom. I have large quads/hamstrings and these accomodate them with extra room. The elastic waistband and drawcord make the fit adjustable. The waistband also stays in place when you have a pack on. The supple nylon is very soft and feels very nice.
Baggies are water-resistant, but not waterproof. They do very well in a drizzle, but in a hard rain they will soak. This is no problem though because they dry in a flash. I used them while hiking The Mist Trail in Yosemite. I was completely drenched by Vernal Fall, but the Baggies dried so quickly that it was no problem at all.
Baggies hot tubbing in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Baggies are very breathable. In fact, I wish that Patagonia made Baggies pants that I could hike in. The supple nylon fabric reminds me of softshell material. I think another key to their breathability is the width of the bottoms.
Baggies are very abrasion-resistant. I hike through rough terrain constantly with these and have no problem with them tearing on branches. I have also slid down a rock waterslide with them and they didn't tear up at all. The nylon is actually pretty thick and is very durable. My dogs also jump on me all the time and they haven't even torn them.
I have really addressed all of the functions already, but I do wish that Patagonia would include a zippered security pocket somewhere. That is the only thing that I would change about them.
Baggies do not have any rear pockets.
I have had these shorts for three years now and have worn them all over the place through a range of activities. They have held up exceptionally well and still look as good as they did when I bought them. If I am going anywhere spring, summer, or fall, you can bet that my baggies are going with me. If you don't have a pair, you are missing out!
**To all you guys out there, Baggies are also the perfect swim trunks.**
These are the ultimate shorts. They will go everywhere, do anything with you. As long as it's warm, and you don't mind looking like you're wearing baggies, the baggies will do the trick. They are fantastically quick drying, and cool for those hot days.
I wear them kayaking when I am in and out of the water, and they are awesome.
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Stuff your towel and a good novel in your backpack and head to the beach in the Patagonia Women's Baggies Short. This classic piece has been around as a comfortable do-anything short since Patagonia's beginning. Mesh pockets and quick-dry nylon mean you won't stay wet for long if you decide to splash around in the surf. Patagonia designed the regular-fit Baggies Short with vertical pockets so they won't snag on paddles if you wear them river rafting. Since the short is so light and comfy, it works well for the occasional hike or trail run too.
Patagonia Women's Baggies Shorts FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Baggies Shorts Made of Supplex nylon for durability Brushed elastic waistband with drawcord Pockets lined with polyester mesh for drainage SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Baggies Shorts Weight: 4.8 oz / 136 g Inseam: 5in. Regular fit 4.2-oz 100% Supplex nylon with Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Patagonia Women's Baggies(TM) Shorts - 5" - Sale - What haven't you done in the Baggies(TM) Shorts Made from tough, lightweight Supplex(R) nylon, they're treated with a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish that sloughs off rivers, oceans, lakes and downpours. The back yoke defines a casual and flattering fit. With a brushed elastic waistband, internal drawcord and quick-draining, mesh-lined side pockets. Inseam is 5". Details Made of nylon for durability Brushed elastic waistband with drawcord Pockets lined with polyester mesh for drainage 5 inseam 4.2-oz 100% Supplex(R) nylon with Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish 136 g (4.8 oz) Made in Vietnam and Costa Rica.
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