Retailers' Descriptions

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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

You can throw some serious backcountry wear-and-tear at the Quandary Shorts and they'll still look unfazed back at the tap room. Lightweight and forgiving, they're built with a quick-drying blend of 94% stretch-woven nylon (62% recycled) 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 to keep your shorts from migrating downward when you're high-stepping upward, 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

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

The Patagonia Men's Quandary 10 Inch Short is a hiking short for delving deep into the wilderness. Whether you're backpacking or Climbing, the nylon/spandex blend holds up to the challenge and makes every move completely natural and unrestricted. Sun or unexpected shower, you're protected with 50+ UPF and a durable water repellent finish that will shed light moisture. Equipped with front and back pockets as well as a couple of zippered ones for additional security. Can't lose track of your gummy worms. Features of the Patagonia Men's Quandary 10 Inch Short Comfortable, multifunctional shorts made of a lightweight, stretch-woven 94% Nylon (62% Recycled) 6% Spandex fabric with a DWR finish and 50+ UPF sun protection Classic Performance Fit that's not too loose or too tight, with room to move comfortably in any work or play activity Curved 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 fly Two handwarmer pockets, right coin pocket and two rear pockets; right-tHigh pocket with zipper closure Gusseted crotch allows full range of motion

- Moosejaw 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