• Patagonia - Barely Baggies Board Short - Women's - Quiver And Quill/Navy Blue
  • Patagonia - Barely Baggies Board Short - Women's - Quiver And Quill/Navy Blue
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Patagonia Barely Baggies Board Short - Women's

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$29.40 $49.00

Item #PAT00RW
Past season color


Tech Specs

Supplex nylon, DWR finish
upper thigh
2.5 in
covered elastic waistband with drawstring tie
2 self-draining hand pockets
UPF Rating:
50 +
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Offered in bold colors and lush tropical prints, the Patagonia Women's Barely Baggies Board Short is a lightweight, easy-wearing companion for trips to the beach and laid-back summer wear. Based off the iconic Baggies Board Short, the Barely Baggies Board Short offers a shorter modern look that's not as baggy as the original incarnation. Additionally, you'll dig the short's lightweight Supplex nylon with a water-shedding DWR treatment for quick-drying comfort once you leave the beach.

  • Supplex nylon
  • DWR finish
  • UPF 50 + rating
  • Self-draining hand pockets
  • Covered elastic waist with drawcord
  • Side slits
  • Slim fit

Great shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Small

If you like the regular Barely Baggies shorts then you’ll probably like these because I couldn’t tell too much of a difference. They’re breezy, comfortable, and great for the beach! They’re a little loose but still fit correctly.


  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

My normal pant size is m or 4, and I choose small this time, waist is ok, others are baggie, it's very comfy!

Comfy But Run Small

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I do like these shorts as they are reasonably comfy to wear for most outdoor recreational activities but they do run a little small in the hips. I did keep a larger size due to the tightness in the cut in the hips but unfortunately the waist is extremely baggy so they are not very flattering. I hope Patagonia improves the cut issues and maybe add a zipper closure to side or additional pockets to make these even more functional for activities, especially canoeing, hiking, camping, etc. I am 30 years old, 5'8" and 138 Lbs with a curvy figure. I would suggest ordering multiple sizes to see what is most comfortable if possible.

Patagonia barely baggies

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Medium

Awesome shorts! Perfect for everything. I am 5'8 tall 36" hips usually wear a size 8 pants. I am a definite medium. They are quick dry and I am so glad they don't have the lining for the panties. You won't regret this purchase.

2 more please

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

These are my favorite pair of summer shorts for desert adventures and river floats. They dry quickly, they're super cute, and you have a ton of freedom in them. The shorter inseam is very flattering. Personally, I think the longer inseam baggies balloon out and make my legs look ridiculous. Would recommend for any summer adventures in hot temps or involving water sports!

2 more please

Gift for the sis

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I knew my sis had a pair of these and loved them, so I snagged another pair for christmas. She loves them and wont buy another brand.

I like it, ANOTHER!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I have two pairs of these shorts now and soon will have more (pay day is Friday!)(Just kidding I need to save my money).
Initially I was cautious about getting these since I had tried them on before and wasn't impressed with the fit. I've got some junk in the trunk and need a bit more wiggle room. I gave the mediums a try and ended up loving them. Easy to wear and so comfy.

I like them pretty well

  • Fit: Runs small

Ive worn them quite a few times in the warmer months on long hikes and backpacking trips - quick drying and functional. They are much shorter than the original baggies and a bit slimmer through the hip. Im a curvier in that area and it would be more comfortable with a tad more room. My only gripe with these short is the low rise. If we could combine the higher rise of the original baggie and the inseam with the barely baggies then it would be perfect. Over all these are pretty good.

Super comfortable and versatile

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I really like this short, I bought one and after using it I had to buy another one because it is exactly what I was looking for, it dries quickly, and it is versatile I can use it for hiking, canyoning, going to the beach, etc.


  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: large

I wanted to love these shorts so bad but they just didn't fit me correctly. I didn't try them in a different size because after paying to return them I just didn't want to mess with ordering them online again and will be heading to a store to try them on. There just seemed to be a lot of awkward extra fabric under the waist band that just wasn't flattering on my body. I've purchased quite a bit of Patigonia items and am never let down by the quality but something about the fit was just a bit off on these for me.

Great Travel Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

The size runs a little large and is baggy in areas I wouldn't normally like but in saying that they are super comfy!! And they're baggy for a reason; so you can do stuff without having to think first.
I love the colour (HOWLING TURQUOISE), I LOVE the fast dry material. Def recommend these.
My hips are 100cm (Australian) sooooo 39.3 inches and the large was perhaps a bit big.
The pockets suck but I purchased the JanSport Waisted Pack and that makes up for it.

Best short for outdoor adventures

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I love these shorts and need more. I wear them all the time whether I'm hiking, camping, and even fly fishing in the super. I'm always looking for a women's hybrid short and can never find any. These shorts are a great substitute and not to mention the fun patterns kill it!

Adventure shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I love the turquoise color of these shorts. They are comfortable and have a good amount of give when you move around. I have a decently size booty and athletic ski thighs and the medium fit just right – any smaller though and I would have swapped for a large.

The best!

    Patagonia always pulls through, these shorts are perfect for casual wear / kayaking / beach days / just about anything. I bought two more pairs of these baggies and I still want more. Material is durable and dries super quickly. These are my main staple during the summer time!

    Summer Shorts Must, but pointless pocket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    I have averaged wearing these shorts at least 3 days per week over the course of this summer, and I (obviously) absolutely love them. VERY durable, dry quickly for those dips in the river or still wet bathing suits, and variety of colors and patterns allows for variety and brings lots of compliments! The only significant downfall is that as stated by previous reviews, the pockets are useless. Treat them as if they are not even there because EVERYTHING falls out of them.
    My last comment is that to look at the name of products you buy; in this case, 'Baggies'. They are not meant to look and fit as other shorts out there. When you sit, they become baggy in the front/crotch area. This doesn't bother me at all, but realize this when you go to buy them.
    I have found the size to be true to other brands sizing. I have a more athletic build, so the Large that I bought fits my rear as I would like it too. The tie on the top helps suck in the elastic if you have the slimmer waist as I do.

    Adventure on friends.

    Order Your Normal Size

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I read the reviews and decided to go with larges instead of my normal size which is a medium. These were huge...practically falling off. They were also baggy in all the wrong places with my body-type. I would definitely not wear this size out, let alone out on the trail (or worse, swimming). Hopefully, I'll be able to exchange for a smaller size because I really want to love these. The fabric seems durable yet comfortable and the shorts are surprisingly light weight.

    Love the style but funky fit

      I wanted to love these so much and almost kept them in spite of the strange fit, but decided to keep searching for a water short. The waistband seemed a bit tight and fabric bagged out in the front, just below the waistband, even though they fit well everywhere else. Bummer.

      Comfortable Shorts, Pockets are No Good

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Small

      I really do love these shorts to hike in, but the pockets aren't sewn up high enough so make sure to not put anything in your pockets or it will fall out while hiking! I usually wear XS in Patagonia and got a small in these and they fit great! They dry fast and are lightweight!

      Cute, but runs small

        Love the material. It's very different than a lot of the other Patagonia shorts. I ordered these in a Medium in the longer baggies and they are way too big. I decided to order a small in these and they fit like spandex. Returning and trying the medium.

        I don't need anything else!

          These shorts are the best things ever invented! I bought 3 :) I wear them to work, hiking, kayaking or just lounging around on the beach. I normally wear a size 4 in pants. I tried the small fit in store. It fit, but if you really want the comfortable, baggy feel, I recommend the mediums.


          Women's Apparel & Swimwear
          US Size0 - 24 - 68 - 1012 - 1416

          32 - 33in

          (81.2 - 83.8cm)

          34 - 35in

          (86.4 - 88.9cm)

          36 - 37in

          (91.4 - 94cm)

          38.5 - 40in

          (97.8 - 101.6cm)




          25.5 - 26.5in


          27.5 - 28.5in


          29.5 - 30.5in


          32.5 - 33.5in





          34.5 - 35.5in

          (87.6 - 90.2cm)

          36.5 - 37.5in

          (92.7 - 95.3cm)

          38.5 - 39.5in

          (97.8 - 100.3cm)

          41 - 42.5in

          (104.1 - 108cm)








          Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
          Slim Fit: Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
          Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.
          Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body.
          How to Measure:
          Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions. For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
          Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
          Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
          Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
          Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 33. Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.