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Patagonia - Happy Hike Short - Women's

Patagonia Happy Hike Short - Women's

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Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Bluesign Approved, Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
Material:
[body] 88% polyester, 12% spandex, DWR coating, [waistband] 85% recycled polyester, 15% spandex, Polygiene anti-odor treatment
Fit:
regular
Length:
short
Inseam:
4in
Pockets:
2 hand, 1 drop-in rear, 1 zippered rear
Waist:
elastic drawcord
Claimed Weight:
5oz
Recommended Use:
backpacking, bouldering, casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Happy Hike Short

When it comes to steep inclines, rocky trails, and hot (hot) summer sun, the Patagonia Happy Hike Short knows a thing or two about keeping you comfortable mile after mile. The four-way stretch fabric makes moving feel magical and dries in record time when you decide to swim in crystal-clear alpine lakes. The low-rise waist features a flat, stretchy waistband with a hidden drawcord for a personalized fit, while the two front pockets easily accommodate small necessities for on-the-fly access. Additionally, two back pockets (one zippered and one drop-in) allow you to carry a wallet and snacks without fear of losing either along the way.

  • Stretchy and lightweight hiking shorts for hot summer trail days
  • Four-way stretch fabric allows full mobility on steep hiking trails
  • DWR coating offers water-resistance and quick dry times
  • Stretchy adjustable waistband provides a secure and comfortable fit
  • Pockets at the front and back keep your gear and snacks safe
  • Polygiene anti-odor technology fight the funk after day-long hikes
  • Special treatment at the waistband adds wicking performance

Comfiest shorts ever

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

So comfortable you can (and I have) slept in them. Nice sized pockets fit all kinds of things including my enormous Samsung Note 8. Very durable and easy to wash no matter how filthy they get. Super comfy/stretch is awesome, I do wish there were belt loops because they do stretch out enough after wearing for a few hours that if I have lot of heavy things in my pockets they tend to ride down. Hope they make many more colors, these are the only shorts I need.

I am 6 ft, slim, 164 lbs, with narrow hips and smaller thighs. The medium fits/stretches a bit big in the waist/hips and is big in the thigh, but the small I doubt would be comfortable in waist/hips to get the thigh fit.

love these shorts

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

These are the BEST shorts! The waist band is super comfortable and the shorts have some stretch to them. The length is perfect - not too short, not too long. The blue color is also very pretty. The pockets are a nice size - I can actually fit keys, wallet, phone. I only wish they came in black.

Funny Fit

    Super nice and soft material, they fit so awkwardly though. I ended up keeping them because of the material but I have to roll them up and they flare out a little weird. In my opinion they run a little big, I had to size down.

    My FAVORITE summer bottoms

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    I've been working out more recently and needed to find shorts I could wear that aren't just running shorts that fit properly, are comfortable, and can be worn in a variety of situations. I don't ever want to take these off!
    The fabric is awesome: stretchy, breathable, lightweight. They have so many pockets that can fit my phone/wallet and one zips! I'm 5'1

    Not a fan...

    • Size Bought: 6

    These shorts fit true to size, however, I found these shorts definitely bunch up, ride up, and the pockets stick out like a sore thumb. Hate that. Couldn't deal with those cons so I had to return them even though the material was soft and breathable and they fit well.

    Not a good fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    The shorts bunched up and the pockets stuck out. I am pear shaped and my thighs are thicker... so maybe that’s why? Quality was great and it seemed like it would dry easily and be perfect for hiking.

    Greats shorts!

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

    I bought these as a gift and she loves them! They have a very comfortable fit and cut to them and they are very durable!

    Fantastic comfortable shorts!

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

    Loved wearing these shorts while hiking in CostaRica. So comfortable and east to climb in. Fit perfectly and the drawstring secures the shorts in place so no need to adjust or wear a belt.

    My girlfriend loves these shorts!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    I bought these for my girlfriend and she absolutely loves them they fit super true to size and they are super comfy she wears them all the time!

    Best Hiking Shorts

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

    I bought these shorts for a hiking trip in the Tetons and loved them! Not only were the very comfortable and lightweight, they kept me cool and dry, The fit was great as well. Great shorts!

    Wearing them non-stop

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    I ordered two pairs of these (khaki, ink black) a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't stopped wearing them in rotation since. So comfortable, with just enough stretch to move in, but not so much that they lose shape after multiple wears. No weird wrinkles, either, which is always a pet peeve of mine. The inseam is perfect -- like my favorite trail running shorts -- and the tie/button closure is comfortable without getting caught on anything. They're generally true to size (for what's listed on the Patagonia size chart) -- I was worried initially, as I have pretty muscular legs. The khaki seems to fit a bit more snugly than the ink black, so more of the slight pocket bulge issue that others have noticed, but they're still great and not too tight/don't ride up. Pockets are deep enough for lots of dog poop bags and keys, or trail snacks -- they'll stretch to fit. I should note that the ink black is not a true black, but more of a dark charcoal, which is what I wanted anyways. These will be perfect for all my desert dirtbagging for a while to come. Worth it to pay more, too, to have a lifetime guarantee from an ethical company.

    Favorite Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    Love these shorts. They're my go-to for hiking/ backpacking, fishing, and casual wear! The material dries fast and is extremely comfortable, not restrictive at all. The length is probably my favorite part of these shorts -- just long enough to feel comfortable being active in them, but not frumpy. The back zipped pocket is a bonus as the front pockets aren't too secure. There is also a drawstring which I find super helpful since Patagonia shorts tend to fit me just a little large in the waist. I would say these are true to size!

    Favorite Shorts

    Mostly Great

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

    These shorts are great on hikes and hanging out in town. I didn't experience any of the "bunching up" like other reviewers mentioned, however, I do agree that the pockets flare out so that's the reason for my -1 star.

    Love these!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    These are the best hiking shorts I've owned! They're not too long and not too short, and are actually flattering. They're very stretchy and very comfortable

    Not for me

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    The fabric is super comfortable and seems like it will hold up well. Unfortunately, even though it fits well in the waist and hips, the pockets flare right out and make for weird creases. The shorts are not tight over my thighs but my legs must just be bigger than intended for the shorts to lay correctly without riding up. I'll be returning them but I'd bet someone who has more petite thighs than me would love these.

    Not for me

      These pair of shorts just didn't work for me. When I had them on, the pockets stuck out and bunched up since they were tight for my thighs. Quality seemed good just didn't fit me well.

      Great all around shorts

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 0

      These shorts are incredibly comfortable. The stretch and smoothness of the fabric are great. I've bouldered in these, but don't think they'd be quite long enough to climb with a harness - which the quandary short is great for. These have also been great for rafting (dry very fast) and riding my bike around town. I wear a size 25/26 in patagonia pants, and the 0 fits comparably.

      great hiking shorts

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 0

      I used these for backpacking & hiking over a few days & they worked great. The internal drawcord is great for cinching them on with a pack on your back & the stretch makes impromptu scrambling easy.

      New favorite shorts

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 4

      Love these shorts! Super comfy. Perfect length, not too short and not too long. I wear them to rock climb and they are perfect. I misinterpreted what "ink black" meant and thought I was ordering a black pair of shorts. This color is actually dark gray. I still love them

      So comfy!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 6

      Love these shorts, they're super comfy and flattering, and I can move in them! The zippered pocket is a huge plus!