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Patagonia Stretch Wavefarer 21in Board Short - Men's

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Stretch Wavefarer 21in Board Short

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

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
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

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>Rating: 5

Awesome shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
31
Height
6` 0"
Weight
150 lbs

I rarely write reviews but these shorts are amazing. Fits well, good color and very good material. Worth the money

>Rating: 5

Nice pair of shorts

Big fan of the boardshorts, great for lounging or spending the day at the beach.

>Rating: 5

Stylish board shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

Patagonia has always made stylish yet functional board shorts and these are no exception. They are quick drying and the color pops. Perfect for the beach getaway or simply hanging by the pool.

>Rating: 5

Soft and Stretchy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
30
Height
5` 7"
Weight
135 lbs

These are the nicest board shorts I've had. They are soft next to skin and a little bit of stretch makes it easy to move no matter what activity you're pursuing on land or in the water. The small zippered pocket is super convenient for carrying small necessities like keys. They certainly run a little small. I usually wear a 28 in Patagonia but found a good fit in size 30 for these.

>Rating: 5

Great short

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small

I gave it as a gift to my boyfriend, he says it has a perfect fit but maybe the sleeve is too long, he loves that it dries quickly. I bought the radar blue and the color is fantastic, in the pictures looks a little darker but the product looks amazing. He usually is a 34 in shorts but for Patagonia's ones he always has to buy 36.

>Rating: 5

Great shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
35
Height
6` 1"
Weight
205 lbs

I own a few pair and they're my favorite board shorts. I not only wear them in the water to surf and sup, but they're also my gym, mountain biking and hiking shorts. They run a bit small and I usually wear a 34 but wear 35 in these.

>Rating: 5

Great pair-runs small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
35
Height
6` 2"
Weight
205 lbs

Definitely runs small so size up, but the fit is great if you get the sizing correct. I wear 34's in other patagonia board shorts and 35's in these. Other than that i have no complaints. Nice and stretchy with a closer fit in the leg, which i prefer. Drops directly above my kneecap.

>Rating: 5

love em

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34
Height
6` 0"
Weight
170 lbs

Just recently decided I needed a new swim suit and I had seen this one on the site many times. I liked the Beryl Green color so I decided to try it out. Used it for the first time yesterday and they're awsome. They fit mostly try to size. I'm a 34 waist in most of my pants and I went with a 34 for the suit, not too tight around my waist and there is little room for sag. I really like the stretchy fabric in the short, also. And they dry really fast. The fact that they fold up into their own pocket is really convenient as well, makes it super easy to just toss into a bag when going on a hike or a trip. I recommend them!

>Rating: 4

Great board short!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Size 30
Height
5` 3"
Weight
125 lbs

I’ve been living in these shorts just about everyday. They are comfortable and I don’t mind getting them dirty and sweaty. I chose the dude’s shorts because I’m not crazy about Patagonia’s women’s shorts this year. I also chose the smallest size they had. (size30) I normally wear a 28 in the dude’s; but the 28’s I purchased from the store won’t even hardly pull up and then they are so uncomfortable because they are tight. Glad I purchased the 30 on these. They wash well, dry fast and I love them. They color is beautiful too. I totally recommend. I’m going to say that these run a tad bit small (hence the 4 stars . I love mine! ✨💛🦋🏂 💫

>Rating: 5

Paddle City

So this is my second pair of Patagonia board shorts. My first pair I bought back in like 2003?? They lasted nearly 10 freakin years! Constantly stylish and bombproof. They finally ripped in the A$$ so in a bind (on route to paddle board) I bought a pair of Quicksilver shorts. I recently misplaced the QS in a move so I bought these Patagonia’s. As soon as I put them on I was like: Awe man.... I’ve missed these!! They fit so well and you can feel the quality.

So
>Rating: 5

Great Boardshorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
33
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

I have had these for a couple months now and worn them several times. I have not had any issues at all. very comfortable and has just enough stretch for activities. I bought a 33 which is what I normally wear with anything and they fit just great. If you like a looser fit I suggest you size up one. Overall really great. They also dry ridiculously fast which is great as well.

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

Repeat Buyer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Husband is a repeat buyer of these shorts - loves the fit and stretch

>Rating: 5

Great all around shorts

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

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.

>Rating: 5

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
165 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

Comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

Great pair of board shorts. The stretch fabric is great for mobility. They are cut small, I had to return and size up.

>Rating: 4

Runs Small

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

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.

>Rating: 1

Not what they should be

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

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.

Patagonia will fix or replace them. Go through their website. It's super easy. I've sent in all kinds of stuff and they always follow through.

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Do these have a lining like netted inside?

>Rating:

Is the pocket big enough for an iPhone X?