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From the mountains of Maine to the jungle ruins of the Yucatan, the Patagonia Men's Quandary Short offers uncompromising versatility for just about any situation you find yourself in. Stretch-woven fabric is both tough-wearing and stretchy, with a gusseted crotch promoting full range of movement for adventurous pursuits. It's finished with a DWR treatment that repels light showers from ruining your fun outdoors. Seeing that you'll be dabbling in everything from sport climbs to urban commutes, the Quandary features a classic 5-pocket design that's upgraded with a zippered thigh pocket for extra security. Its movement-friendly fit provides ample room to hop, bend, and stretch when you're hiking, climbing, and playing pick-up games at the park. Following suit, the curved waistband wraps around your hips with a contoured feel that's surprisingly sturdy.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Made for the kinetics of backpacking and travel, the men's Patagonia Quandary shorts help you push through serious bushwhacking and unexpected stream crossings with stretchy, durable UPF 50+ fabric.

- REI refers to the men's version

Our lightweight Quandary Shorts are built with a quick-drying blend of 94% stretch-woven nylon (62% recycled to lessen our environmental impact) and 6% spandex that takes hard use and bounces back for more. Made for the kinetics of backpacking and travel, the versatile fabric stretches, resists moisture with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and provides 50+ UPF sun protection. The curved waistband provides a contoured fit at the hips and a gusseted crotch lets you move without restraint. They have two front pockets, two in back, a stealth coin pocket and a zippered right-thigh pocket for security. 10" inseam.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

The lightweight Quandary Shorts are built with a quick-drying blend of 94 stretch-woven nylon (62 recycled to lessen our environmental impact) and 6 spandex that takes hard use and bounces back for more. Made for the kinetics of backpacking and travel the versatile fabric stretches resists moisture with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and provides 50+ UPF sun protection. The curved waistband provides a contoured fit at the hips and a gusseted crotch lets you move without restraint. They have two front pockets two in back a stealth coin pocket and a zippered right-thigh pocket for security. 10" inseam.FeaturesComfortable multifunctional shorts made of a lightweight stretch-woven 94 nylon (62 recycled)/6 spandex fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protectionClassic performance fit that's not too loose or too tight with room to move comfortably in any work or play activityCurved waistband follows the natural shape of the hips and provides a contoured fit to help keep shorts in place during movement; metal button closure with zip flyTwo handwarmer pockets right coin pocket and two rear pockets; right-thigh pocket with zipper closureGusseted crotch allows full range of motionAvailable in 10" and 12" inseams204 g (7.2 oz)Materials4.2-oz 94 nylon (62 recycled)/6 spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

Made of a lightweight stretch-woven nylon/spandex blend with a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent finish) finish and 40-UPF sun protectionShorts with classic flat-front styling; belt loops; zip fly with button closureVertical on-seam side pockets; two welted rear pockets; left-front thigh zipper pocketGusseted crotch increases mobility10 inseam4.5-oz 96% nylon/4% spandex, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 40-UPF sun protection223 g (7.9 oz)Made in Vietnam

- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version