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An Iconic Item: Patagonia’s Baggies Shorts

It’s been 37 years since Patagonia’s iconic Baggies shorts first hit the production line and a part from some minor adjustments, not much has changed! We all know the old saying, “if it’s not broken, why try fix it?”, this, ladies and gents, being the perfect example.

Created by Patagonia’s Founder Yvon Chouinard after finding a need for a do-it-all short, Baggies have become one of the brands most longstanding and most recognised products. Durable and ready for literally anything and everything, the shorts allow for ultimate performance and comfort both in and out of the water, thanks to their quick drying, water repellent finish, easy drain mesh pockets and elastic waistband with internal drawstring. The latest collection lives up to its predaccessors though with a few new twists, incorporating new colours and patterns inspired by nature, as well as the introduction of sustainable recycled nylon. Same shapes and same quality, ready to test the elements and stand the test of time.

Hit play below and allow Patagonia's advocates tell you some of their Baggies stories and the adventures they’ve had in them. Once you’re done there, click here to join the family in your very own pair!


”They had to be quick drying and durable enough to climb or be on the river. They needed a simple silhouette. They were designed before modern board shorts but very much were used in that same sense.” - Patagonia spokesman Corey Simpson.