Patagonia's classic board short just got better.

Patagonia gave its classic Men's Wavefarer Board Short a trimmer silhouette to make it better for surfing. It's still made out of the same lightweight, quick-drying Supplex nylon, and it still has a DWR coating to prevent water buildup.

  • Supplex nylon with DWR coating
  • Regular fit with trim profile
  • 50+ UPF

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5 5


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

I practically live in these things. I have two pairs that see near constant use in the summer. I paddle board, swim and sometimes hike in them. I actually ran a 10k in my older pair. I guess the only thing I haven't used them for is actually surfing. Very comfortable, the seams were well thought out. I've never had a chafing problem.

They have a slimmer fit and don’t balloon out at the waist. They dry fast and the bottom of the pocket is sewn with a mesh panel that drains nicely. Another detail I like is that the drawstring is sewn to the waistband so you don't have to worry about pulling it through and losing it (you can see it in the picture).

And the patterns are pretty sweet. I've received multiple compliments on them.

5 5


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

Am using a pair of these in the fitz stripe: willow herb green. Mostly just use them for around the house in the hot tub, but here is what I have to say. The shorts come above my knee (which I love, I dislike capris that are called shorts). The cut of the shorts are not too baggy, but have a little room for moving around. The tie system is a traditional laced system so they are easy to get in and out of. There is a side pocket high up on the right leg with a zippered enclosure. This pocket will easily fit a wallet keys phone and stuff like that. Very convenient when running errands at the store or if you are holding on to some keys at the beach. The pocket boasts a key loop on the inside so your don't have an untimely loss of keys at sea. Lets be real here, the colors available are pretty cool too. The simplistic design makes these a throw back that will never go out of style. I got mine in a 32 and usually wear size 32. I am 5'10" 165 lbs for reference. Would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a suit, board short or water farer for the summer months.