The Patagonia Men's Wavefarer 19in Board Short is ready for coastal escapes, laid-back beach days, and trips to the local swimming hole. Since it's meant for playing in the sun and surf, the Wavefarer 19in Board Short features a forward-facing inseam that eliminates chafing and irritation.
It's comprised of quick-drying nylon, complete with a DWR finish that rapidly disperses moisture once you leave the water. Going one step further for quick-drying comfort, the zippered hip pocket has a draining mesh pocket bag. For greater convenience while you're traveling, the hip pocket doubles as a compact storage sack.
- Classic board shorts for laidback summer living
- Quick-drying nylon sheds moisture when you get out
- Mid-length design for swimmers who prefer a trim look
- Zippered pocket stashes your keys
- Fabric is bluesign approved
- Item #PAT02CK
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 31
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 145lbs
I initially purchased the Patagonia light and variable shorts and had to return them. These shorts are a much more regular fit whereas the light and variable were very small. These shorts have a little more play in the size as well. They are not stretch material like most boardshorts these days but they are lightweight and comfortable. I really like the the side zip pocket for wax in the water or a wallet at the bar afterwards. The 19 inch length ends just above the knee which is about my limit for length. Patagonia has paid attention to detail with these shorts. The drawstring closure matches the embroidered Patagonia emblem on the leg and there is even a double fly with hidden button to make sure everything stays together. I would say these run a size small in the waist based on all of my other boardshorts but as I said they have a lot of play in the waist which is nice.
Patagonia Board Shorts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 35
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 195lbs
These are the best board shorts I've ever owned. Their comfy, shed water really quickly and are super lightweight. I spent over a week in FL this spring and basically lived in these. Length was spot on and the fit was perfect. I plan on picking up another pair, I just can't decide which color I like the best.