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Patagonia Stretch Wavefarer Board Short - Men's

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    12 Reviews

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    If there is one thing that surfers, stand-up paddlers, kayakers, river rats, and beach bums can all agree on, it's the outstanding comfort and performance of the Patagonia Men's Stretch Wavefarer Board Short. Some may be disappointed by the lack of wild prints or loud colors, but true watermen recognize quality gear when they see―and wear―it.  Lightweight, quick-drying stretch fabric, an updated waistband that says put, a new seat design that enhances mobility, and a highly functional pocket all add up to a must-have piece for your next adventure, water-based or not.
    • Lightweight nylon fabric woven with spandex for mobile stretch
    • Deluge DWR finish slows fabric saturation and helps it dry quickly
    • Updated contoured lined waistband offers a secure fit with its a flat-lying fly with a single rubber button and ladder-lock drawstring closure
    • Forward inseam at crotch eliminates chafing, and straightened side seam aids mobility
    • UPF 40-rated sun protection lets you play in the sand and waves longer
    • Self-draining pocket on right thigh has a non-corrosive, recyclable plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull
    • Item #PAT3492

    Tech Specs

    Material
    96% nylon, 4% spandex
    Fit
    regular
    Outseam
    21 in
    Waist
    drawstring
    Pockets
    1 side
    UPF Rating
    40
    Claimed Weight
    6.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    swimming, surfing, paddling, active wear
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Can't beat em

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 33

    I wear a size 33 which can be difficult to find - these were spot on to any other sz 33 and fit perfectly and the slight stretch can't be beat - just added comfort when moving.

    As far as durability goes - these have been my go to shorts for three months straight and worn at least 2-3 times a week for anything from a trip to the beach, camping, wet wading, yard work, etc. and have yet to find anything that these aren't perfect for.

    I had a hard time spending the $ originally just for a pair of swim trunks, but I wouldn't even consider anything else at this point.

    Best of the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    I've owned a handful of Patagonia boardies over the years and these are by far the best ever. They're stretchy, quick to dry and just super versatile. In fact until recently these were the only shorts I owned for about two years (added the stretch wavefarer walk short - awesome shorts!). I appreciate their simplicity and subtle design, which means they can be worn pretty much anytime. With the stretch material my experience has led me to wear them a little tight fitting. Once fully submerged the material gives a lot, and over time it will stretch out a bit. So you may want to consider sizing down in these...or better yet order a couple of sizes to determine a good fit. For me this translates to not being able to connect eyelets on the draw cord when dry...maybe an inch or so gap. Once in the water I can crank them in and there's no way they're coming off! Just my 2 cents...so do what works best for you. Otherwise I have absolutely nothing negative to say about these. I can run, hike, swim, surf, bike, yoga, lift, and restaurant it up in these!

    Overall

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

    I got these for my brother, "I ordered the bathing suit in a 32 and it fits perfectly. The color isn't too bright. The material light weight and will be great for the water. It dries really fast."

    My new favorite shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    The last pair of swim shorts I had lasted me 14 years. These feel like they'll last just as long and are twice as comfortable. The stretch is b@d@ss. They are now my summer hiking shorts as well.

    Great fit

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

    The greatest quality of these shorts in my opinion is that they dry very quickly. Five minutes in the sun after getting out of the water and they feel dry and remarkably comfortable. Highly recommend this product!

    Bomber boardshorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34

    Love, love, love these boardshorts! I was worried that they would be too short for my liking since I use the old 23" Wavefarers that they no longer make but I decided to give them a go and I am super happy with them. The stretchy material drys crazy fast too. I'm definitely going to have to buy some more before they sell out.

    Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38

    I should have bought the 36 instead of the 38, the draw string brings them in a bit but they ride a little low even with jammers under.

    Other then my mistake they are perfect, I use them paddle boarding and enjoy shorts that move with me these have a light stretch that does just that. The red/rust color is great and has held up well to the sun and water. Super comfy shorts.

    Super Stretch

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32 - Medium

    These shorts are great! I bought the size 32 and the fit is spot on. I'm 5ft 11in tall and roughly 150lbs. I swim, run, and hike in these shorts. They dry super fast and can take a substantial beating in the mountains.

    Lovely shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36

    I found these to be excellent build quality, and great to wear and fit. My only reason for 4/5 stars is that there is very little adjustment in the waist. I'm about a 35, and the 36's I got are slightly too big, and the 34's are slightly too small... I wish there was more play in the drawcord.

    Great boardshorts

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

    First pair of Patagonia boardies and I must say these are awesome!!! Great length, fit is perfect and true to size, quick drying, and extremely comfortable with more use. Shipping was stellar as usual w/BAckcountry

    If the wearer is between size 34 & 36, which size should he purchase given the material stretches a little?