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Stretch Wavefarer 20in Walk Short
The Patagonia Men's Stretch Wavefarer 20in Walk Short transitions from sea to skyline without skipping a beat. Chino styling handsomely disguises its coastal heritage on casual work days in the city. Hand and rear pockets offer functional storage for daily essentials, complete with mesh pocket bags for quick drainage after hitting the beach.
It's made from a lightweight four-way stretch material, with a DWR finish rapidly accelerating drying once you leave the water. This quick-drying fabric allows you to hit the beach in the early morning, then transition to grabbing lunch downtown without dripping all over. Another summer-friendly feature, UPF 50+ sun protection shields you from scorching UV rays when you're hanging on the beach and commuting through the city.
- Amphibious short for beach days and urban wear
- 4-way stretch fabric is lightweight, quick-drying
- DWR finish rapidly accelerates drying time
- Slim fit lends a streamlined, tailored look
- UPF 50+ ensures protection from fiery UV rays
- Hand and rear pockets with draining mesh bags
- Item #PAT01UP
What do you think about this product?
August 9, 2019
Not sure what the 1* review is all about. These are great shorts. Super light weight with ample pockets. Can be dressed down w a t shirt or up w a collared shirt and look great. They dry super fast so they’re great for trips that require you to pack light and wash clothes in the sink or creek between wearings.
June 24, 2019
Best shorts ever
July 18, 2018
Definition of Versatile
Half my summer uniform right here. Slim cut, chino short styling looks good anywhere and the quick dry fabric is ready for anything. Yeah man!
July 13, 2018
These are the only shorts I need. Great for chasing the kids at the beach, walking around town, even looking respectable at a backyard party.
June 20, 2018
Great Functional Shorts
These shorts fit right and feel so good you don't know you have them on.
June 6, 2018
Now that the summer heat has arrived, I have put these to use for everything from yard work, to errands, to fancy(ish) dinners out. Super comfy. I'm planning on using these to swim in as well .
April 26, 2018
Great shorts, Dry fast.
Solid shorts, like anything Patagonia puts out. The more pieces I buy the more I understand why they are as popular as they are and how high quality the product is. Great for walking around town or hiking in Park City. Really can't go wrong. I normally wear a 34/35, but had to go with a 36 since they do run a little small. Maybe only one size off.
July 30, 2017
I love the fit of this short and the stretch fabric makes them really comfortable for summer activities. I normally wear a 32" waist but a 33" in these fits me like a normal 32.
July 1, 2017
Weird Fit, Mesh shows, Not Black
I've worn nothing but hybrids for water activities for 15+ years, and in the water all the time. First off black = grey. Most importantly, the waist just didn't look right, like I was 20lbs heavier compared to other shorts (my wife baulked at them, and I am rather fit). On top of that, the mesh from the pockets are exposed (the normal material doesn't go down deep enough), so you can see skin. Really wanted to like them, but they are poorly designed.
June 27, 2017
Great material and quality
I've worn these shorts a few times, most recently on a three-day camping trip. I wore the same pair all three days. They were extremely comfortable in the muggy heat (80*), in the rain, and in the cooler (72*) days that followed. The material is perfect for all conditions. It barely feels like you're wearing anything! I have to get a few more pairs. Only issue I ran into was the sizing. I'm usually a 32. The 33s were too tight so I returned and got 34s. The 34s are a little loose but with a belt and the cord in the waste to tie off, they're very comfortable.
June 20, 2017
Until last year I never would have thought I'd wear nylon stretch pants but I now have several pairs. They are for casual use but they stay cool, are easy to clean and the don't get creased like cotton ones.
June 18, 2017
Great shorts...not black
Great shorts, but 'Ink Black' is really dark grey. 5 stars if they were really black.
May 6, 2017
Best shorts I've owned in a while.
I'm currently deployed to Bangkok and needed a light short that wasn't too tight or too baggy (I'm 40 and don't like today's skinny fit), that didn't need a belt, and could handle the humidity and sudden downpours we get in Thailand (these repel water). I have two pairs and they have been fantastic walking around the city and at the beach. Pockets are a good size and are mesh to let sand out. Other reviewer is right that drawstring is on the short side but it doesn't bother me as I don't want long strings bunching up. I'm 6'0 at 165lbs and the 33 fits perfect.
April 4, 2017
I have last year's version of these shorts and they are great. Unfortunately Patagonia changed a few things on this year's version that I think are a regression in functionality. 3 issues were enough for me to return these. (1) The draw string is absurdly short...to the point that I'd have to tie a square knot in these to secure them. (2) The elastic key fob/lanyard is missing...so no way to take a surf /water key. (3) They switched from a button fly to a zipper fly...just not a fan. Admittedly these items may not be an issue for most folks who may just use these as casual shorts. However, I rely on these for casual attire, flat-water paddling and (as advertised) impromptu surf session. So they're a no-go unfortunately. Will look elsewhere brand wise for a hybrid short for this year.
March 24, 2017
The good side to look its best...
Fellows, the new age of shorts is here and now. IF you want a pair of shorts that one ups the money maker and puts your good side on another level, then these are the shorts for you. Your milkshake is gonna bring all the girls to the yard, and then some. Don't get me started on the the flexibility. I bend like a pretzel....and I ll tell you what these shorts kept up with my every move. Never even had to worry about losing a plum or two out the bottom. Hands. Down. 5. Stars.
July 16, 2016
Worthy of higher cost.
A lot of thought was put into the creation of these shorts. Images do not show rear view; large back pockets slanted for easy access from natural motion of reaching back. One pocket contains additional pocket with a elastic string (connect keys, etc) secured by a zipper. Front: No zipper, "zipped out" with 2 reinforced bottoms and tie string.
July 1, 2016
Chino meets board short
These are a great combo of two different types of shorts. As described they're a chino style with stretchy board short material. This means you can pretty much do anything in them...be it casual or active. I've ridden my bike, sprinted and conducted intense calisthenics sessions in these with absolutely no restriction in movement. I have not worn them in the water, yet as I own Patagonia's stretch wavefarer board short for that use. However, it is nice to know that if I needed to I could, and I feel confident that these would perform just as well. As usual with Patagonia these are very well designed and constructed. Great mesh pockets, flat buttons and a draw cord for those who find themselves in the water swimming or surfing. My only issue was with the sizing. I usually wear a 32 in Patagonia, but noticed some inconsistency in the current line up. I prefer my boardies to be slightly tighter due to the material giving a lot when submerged. Since I am using these more for dry/land pursuits I went with the 33's. I recommend ordering a couple of sizes to alleviate potential fit issues. All in all these are great and perform as described. I'll probably get another color.
April 17, 2016
Super excited to wear these more often
Just got 'em and I can't wait to wear them more. So far I've worn them hiking and to a dip in the river, post hike. The material is slightly thinner than an average hiking short, so not ridiculously durable but will stand up to some abuse. More of a board short material but they look and act like regular shorts. Very light weight and perfect for California summers. Sizing is perfect for me at 34" and comes down to right above the knee.
April 14, 2016
Great all around adventure short
Casual looking short with a great fit! They stretch, dry quickly, and so far have held up pretty well during weekend trips to the desert. So far I'm really impressed by the versatility and durability. I will definitely be getting another pair.
July 22, 2017
does anyone know the inseam of these shorts?,,are they to the knee,mid thigh? thanks
August 18, 2017
Terence, these shorts have a 9" inseam