I've had good luck with the GoLite Mesa running shorts. I picked them up for 25$ on sale. I'm 6'2" and I bought the mediums with 9" inseam and they fall right above my knees, which is my preferred length. I use the same pair for all of my trails runs (4x a week), dayhikes, and my backpacking trips. They have a liner, and I've come to prefer them over the regular unlined mesh shorts I used to wear. They are my baselayer, and if it gets cold out I will slip on my Montbell Dynamo wind pants. So for 8 ounces I have a versatile system.
My only complaint is they tend to stink up fast, but I've had that problem with every pair of synthetic running shorts I've ever worn. I wash them on trail and they dry in a couple of hours. That's another reason I like carrying the wind pants, so I can wear those while my shorts are drying. I pretty much always wear shorts unless I absolutely have to wear pants because of temp, poison oak, or tick infested trails.
I can honestly recommend the GoLite Mesa shorts. Never tried the ones from Patagonia.