Patagonia’s Baggies have a rather storied history here at the Strategist. Former senior editor Anthony Rotunno wears them on weekends “for the hours between being asleep and ‘getting dressed.’” Once a shorts skeptic, former Strategist writer Jordan Bowman credits the Baggies for changing his mind. And Strategist style columnist Chris Black considers his pair a go-to, especially for their deep pockets that easily hold essentials. (It’s actually a New York inside joke that we write about them a lot.) So whenever we see the Baggies on sale, it’s our duty to let you know. Right now, Patagonia’s rare sale on past-season products includes the Baggies, which have been marked down from $65 to $45. This version of the shorts features an au courant five-inch inseam (to show a little more leg) and a nylon construction that works in or out of water. You can choose between four colors, including the “sumac red” above and “tigerlily orange” below. They’ll be just the shorts to get you through the rest of the summer — reminder, the season isn’t over just yet — as “they’re the perfect length” and “very lightweight,” says Nick Sugihara, the founder of clothing line Ijji. Some sizes are already selling out, so don’t dillydally.
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