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Patagonia Stretch Wavefarer 21in Board Short - Men's

$69.00

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    Overhead barrels to tropical snorkeling.

    The Patagonia Men's Stretch Wavefarer 21in Board Short keeps you agile whether you're catching overhead barrels on your surfboard or snorkeling shallows in search of sea turtles. It's a stretchier version of Patagonia's legendary Wavefarer Board Short, giving it performance capabilities for surfers, river rats, and beach goers alike

    • Stretchy board shorts for surfers and beach goers
    • Lightweight four-way stretch for agility in the water
    • DWR finish accelerates drying after leaving the beach
    • Contoured waistband wraps you with a secure fit
    • Forward inseam eliminates chafing at the beach
    • Zippered hip pocket doubles as stuff sack
    • Self-draining pocket bag for quicker drying
    • Item #PAT027D

    Tech Specs

    Material
    62% recycled nylon, 34% nylon, 4% spandex
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    knee
    Outseam
    21in
    Waist
    contoured waistband
    Fly
    ladderlock drawstring with single-button closure
    Pockets
    1 zippered thigh
    UPF Rating
    50+
    Recommended Use
    beachwear, surfing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Comfy and Stretchy Board Shorts

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

    The fit is true to size and I like the stretch. The fabric is soft to the skin and does NOT irritate my legs even with sand. They also are very durable and haven't had any problems with them.

    Great all around shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34" waist
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    These shorts are great not only for surfing or water sports, but they are also great for working out, riding your bike around town, etc. The material is very comfortable and allows for some flexibility. I have a size 32" waist, but I purchased the 34" to accommodate for my larger quads/glutes.

    Wore these all day for a week straight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    These are great boardshorts. The stretch makes them really comfortable. They are cut nicely so that I don't look like a teenager in oversize shorts but also not like I stepped out of the Land's End Catalog. My only complaint is that the fly is a little weird in that it only has one button and doesn't open very far. Otherwise perfect.

    Runs Small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 33
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I like this board short but had to exchange them for a size up. I wear a 32 in most shorts but had to get a 33 in these. The stretch fabric makes them a lot more comfortable than the non-stretch version of this short.

    Not what they should be

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 34
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    I bought a pair of these a few months ago from backcountry. At first, I though they were great- they fit well (although Patagonia sizing is all over the place: I got these in a 34, and they are pretty loose around my hips. I got two other pairs of the normal , not-stretch shorts in the same size and they would barely pull over my thighs).
    I used them most weekends for a range of water-based activities from water-skiing/wakeboarding to kite surfing, or just chilling in the pool. They looked great ... then the stitching around the hem started to come undone, before the seat blew out when I was kite surfing.
    I get that gear like this can't be bomb-proof but I am really disappointed that these failed so quickly. These were big on me, so it's not even as though I was putting the seams under a lot of load. I love the Patagonia branding, functionality and styling, but this is not what the brand- or the pricing- stands for.

    I guess the search goes on for the perfect board short. This certainly isn't it.