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Patagonia Light & Variable 18in Board Short - Men's

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    Streamlined simplicity.

    The Patagonia Men's Light & Variable 18in Board Short sports a lightweight, no-nonsense design that optimizes comfort and flexibility for shoreline adventures and beach-going pursuits. Inseam-free construction eliminates chafing and irritation, complete with a notched outseam for freedom of movement in the surf.

    Recycled polyester fabric is both lightweight and comfortable in scorching temperatures and sticky tropical environments. The DWR finish rapidly sheds moisture, ensuring you're not a dripping-wet mess after leaving the water. Also, there's a zippered pocket that keeps your essentials secure while you're playing in the sun and surf.

    • Streamlined board shorts for coastal pursuits
    • Inseam-free construction eliminates chafing
    • Lightweight, quick-drying recycled polyester fabric
    • DWR finish accelerates drying after leaving the water
    • Zippered thigh pocket with quick-draining mesh bag
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    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% recycled polyester, DWR finish
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    above knee
    Outseam
    18 in
    Fly
    flat-lying gasket fly w/ladderlock drawstring
    Pockets
    1 zippered rear (w/mesh pocket bag)
    UPF Rating
    50+
    Recommended Use
    beachwear
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Perfect Short

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is such a great swim short, it dries really quickly so you can go from beach to bar with ease. The stretch fabric is fantastic and the overall fit is pretty sweet.

    Like these a lot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    Agree with all the positive comments.
    Definitely disagree that they run small. They are slim fitting but the material is stretchy. So if you buy a larger waist size to get a more traditional board shorts fit then there is a good chance they could slide off in the water, especially body surfing.

    Not for surfing

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 30
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    The length of these shorts and material is absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, that is about all that Patagonia got right. These shorts don't just run a little small. If you buy them I would order up 2 sizes. I have decided not to reorder them because the drawstrings do not have any material on the interior to separate the strings from your lower stomach. Every pair of decent boardies I have ever purchased have material at this location. I'm really not sure how Patagonia dropped the ball here but they seem like they would really not be good to surf in as the drawstrings would be tangled in wax and hair😳. Maybe good for swimming but that's about it.

    My friend wore these every day in Mexico

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 33
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I got these for a friend and he let me know he wore them every single day while in Mexico for a week. He said they are the comfiest pair of swim trunks he's ever worn and look good around town as well. As mentioned in the other reviews, they run small. I pulled this picture from his facebook (with permission) to show what they look like. If you are a fan of shorter inseams you'll love these. They hit mid thigh.

    My friend wore these every day in Mexico

    Or are you just happy to see me?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 34
    • Height: 6'4"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I love these shorts, I have two pairs and am thinking of getting a third before a SUP trip to Panama. They dry fast, are insanely comfortable and versatile. I would give them five stars if not for one problem, Like the other review they do run a little small, in a particular area of the male body. So if you are planning on buying these make sure you wear compression shorts. Or people on the beach will be asking you if your sunscreen is in your shorts or...well just read the title.