Patagonia Light And Variable Board Shorts - Men's


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You'll feel light and free in the Patagonia Light and Variable Boart Shorts for men. These board shorts are a field-tested favorite, with their minimalist no-inseam construction for a chafe-free fit and a simple and lightweight design. Constructed from tough and durable polyester ripstop, these shorts feature DWR to bead and wick moisture, as well as UPF 50+ sun protection, so you can stay out all day without getting scorched. A flat-lying, no-button fly ties closed with a durable drawstring delivers a custom fit and stays out of the way, while a horizontal zippered pocket on the right features a self-draining mesh pocket bag and an internal key loop. The 18-inch outseam and regular fit that's neither slim nor baggy allow ample mobility, and a rear pocket reverses out into a storage pouch for easy transport.


  • Fabric: 3.5-oz 50-denier 100% polyester ripstop with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Made of a lightweight and durable polyester ripstop fabric
  • 50+ UPF sun protection
  • Flat-lying, no-button, bartacked fly with tie closure
  • Turned, bartacked drawstring is durable and adds mobility
  • Horizontal zippered pocket on right with self-draining mesh pocket bag and internal key loop
  • Rear pocket releases out into storage pouch
  • Pockets have noncorrosive plastic zippers
  • 18 inch Outseam
  • Fit: Regular
  • Weight: 113 g, 4 oz
  • Made in Vietnam

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

3 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 2
  • Performance: 2
  • Build quality: 1
  • Great design: 1

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

3 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

55-64 yrs

Nice Board Shorts
June 07, 2013

Comfortable board shorts. Great Patagonia quality. First order, through USPS, did not deliver to my home address. Altrec re-sent my order a second time with no hassle. Great customer service.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
35-44 yrs

Nice Looking!
July 15, 2013

Size is bit large but great product! I recommend this to people love to play out.

Pros: Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Fuquay Varina, NC
45-54 yrs

Patagonia Board Shorts Rock!
May 10, 2013

Patagonia Men's Light And Variable Board Shorts are so difficult to find when the Summer & Surfing Season starts. Why? because these board shorts rock! Light And Variable Board Shorts are made of a lightweight and durable polyester ripstop fabric with 50+ UPF sun protection. This is all what I was looking for in a board short. - They are super light weight and pack up into pocket for traveling. - no chaffing - sun protection - quick drying - super comfort I use these for surfing, swimming, kayaking, and even sprint triathlons. All around great water short and hard to find once the season kicks in so get yours now. I bought 2 which makes a total of 3 in my collection. ;-)

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 28, size 29, size 30, size 31, size 32, size 33, size 34, size 35, size 36, size 38 and size 40: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40.

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