Patagonia Ultra Shorts
Fabric: very light weight rip-stop nylon
Price Paid: 40 USD
Typically high quality product from Patagonia. Well conceived and executed for the most part.
What I like:
super light weight, very comfortable liner fabric, comfortable waistband even under a pack strap, lots of pockets, fabric dries very quickly after getting wet, high-quality construction. You can wear these day after day after day in comfort.
What I didn't like quite so much:
I wish the inseam length was just a tiny bit longer (maybe 1 more inch?). I wish at least one of the pockets could be reliably sealed (with a zip or something).
A comment on the pockets...
The pockets are numerous; and, the back pockets have clever little separators that can keep gel packs organized and secure from bouncing around too much. However, all the pockets are only sealed with a small dot of velcro fabric. When running, I like to be able to put my car keys in a pocket from which I'm sure they won't accidentally escape. With these shorts, I don't have that option.
Overall though, I would highly recommend these shorts for running, backpacking, hiking, etc.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Whether you're preparing for your next trail race or getting ready for a mountain bike ride, you'll want to be wearing the Ultra Short from Patagonia. You're comfortable all day in the long, relaxed design constructed with lightweight, moisture-wicking nylon fabric that pulls sweat from your skin so that you're not left feeling clammy while an interior liner provides additional moisture control and a soft, comfortable fit around your waist.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Patagonia Men's Ultra Shorts are lightweight, technical shorts made to stay comfortable mile-after-mile. Long-cut shorts wick moisture and dry quickly. Built-in liner with moisture-wicking microdenier polyester crepe offers streamlined support on your run and makes these shorts ideal for swimming. Two front drop-in pockets, two side pockets with velcro close tabs and two large rear pockets, one with stitched compartment to secure small items give you lots of options to stow your essentials. Small zippered pocket below waistband to keep a key secure, even in whitewater or surf. Elastic drawcord waist adjusts for the perfect fit. Reflective heat-transfer Patagonia logo and graphic keep you visible even as the sun goes down. Constructed from lightweight 50-denier ripstop polyester with a wicking finish to stay dry, cool, and comfortable. All Patagonia Shorts and Patagonia Clothing are covered under the Patagonia Ironclad Guarantee. Grab these great Patagonia shorts whether you're. Material: 3.5-oz 50-denier polyester ripstop. Lining: 3.8-oz 100% microdenier polyester crepe. Inseam Length: 9 in.. Weight: 206g or 7.3 oz.. Colors: Black, Narwhal Gray, Red Clover. Made in Vietnam
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version
Patagonia Mens Ultra Shorts - We took our popular Baggies and gave them a high-mileage makeover. These long-cut, quick-drying shorts use lightweight 50-denier polyester ripstop with a wicking finish to stay cool and comfortable, mile after mile. Two front drop-in pockets and two large back pockets; one with stitched compartments to keep energy gels secure; now with one zippered security pocket right below the waistband to hold a car key. With an interior drawcord at the waist for comfort, and a lightweight, breathable built-in liner that extends into the waistband and has excellent wicking performance. Reflective heat-transfer logo and graphic. Inseam (size M) is. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. Lightweight fabric speeds dry times and has a smooth hand for non-chafing comfort | Lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking, built-in liner extends into waistband for a comfortable fit | Interior drawcord | Two front drop-in pockets and two large back pockets; one featuring stitched compartments to keep items secure and a zippered security pocket right below the waistband | Reflective heat-transfer logo and graphic | inseam 3.5-oz 50-denier polyester ripstop with a wicking finish. Lining: 3.8-oz microdenier polyester crepe with moisture-wicking performance. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program Import
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
Run rolling single-track through spruce forests and over high-mountain passes; our Ultra Shorts keep up, mile after mile. They are made of lightweight, quick-drying 50-denier polyester ripstop, with a moisture-wicking finish. Built for comfort, these shorts have a soft waistband with an interior drawcord, and a breathable, quick-wicking built-in liner. Well-thought-out pockets include: two front drop-ins; two large in back with hook-and-loop closures; and a zippered security pocket right below the waistband to hold a car key. With reflective heat-transfer logo and graphic. Inseam (size M) is 9". Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version