Patagonia Stretch Wavefarer Board Shorts - Men's


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The classic Men's Stretch Wavefarer Board Shorts from Patagonia weigh in a tad lighter and get flexible, thanks to a 3.3-oz 100% stretch-woven polyester fabric. They're still chafe-proof, with a forward seam at the crotch and a length that hits just below the knee to prevent wax-rash. The low-rise 3-piece, self-lined waistband contours to the hip line, and our new flat-lying heavy-duty webbing button and plastic zipper pulls are indestructible and corrosion-proof. The easy-access, self-draining side zip pocket has a key loop. Inseam (size 32) is 10"; outseam is 21". Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


  • Fabric: 3.3-oz 100% stretch-woven polyester. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • Weight: 5.4

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

5 Reviews

  • Build quality: 3
  • Great design: 3
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Great value: 1

  • Cost: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

5 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from NYC
25-34 yrs

Even better than regular wavefarer
July 17, 2012

Just the right amount of stretch. So comfortable and a really nice trim fit. I've been a fan of the regular wavefarer for years, but these blow it away.

Pros: Great design, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Comfy Shorts
July 14, 2011

Theses shorts have a nice light feel to them but the material appears to be made for good wear. The slight stretch makes them great for sporting activities. The waste seems true to size and the legs give provide ample room.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from Oklahoma
18-24 yrs

Patagonia Wavefarer Board Shorts
May 30, 2011

These are ridiculously good. The fit fairly true to size, maybe a tad big, but that is the only thing not great I have to say about them. The stretch enables unhindered mobility for whatever you do pre or post swim, the material dries in a matter of minutes, seconds if you are using a towel and the Ozonic Green is an unreasonable fantastic color. I'm 6'1", about 170 and a 31 is great, it slides up a little in water, but never down. Great product.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from New England
25-34 yrs

June 29, 2011

Best board shorts I've owned. Fit great, not too long, not too short. The stretch is good, comparable to other companies stretch fabrics, but doesn't feel near as flimsy. The seams are great when you're sitting on your board in the water, no rash. The sizing is right on with other patagonia shorts, aka true to size. I liked them enough to get multiple colors. Verygood.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Exton, PA
35-44 yrs

Patagonia versatile board shorts
March 19, 2013

These stretch board shorts are great for all around use. I've used them for the pool/beach, yoga, running, fitness workouts and just lounging around in the summer. They are quick drying and do not retain odor after repeated use. I highly recommend them for all purpose summer shorts. They are an exact fit to your waistline. My first pair was a size 30 (and I was a size 30 at the time). When I lost another inch in my waist to 29, the size 30 shorts were just a little lose even when tied as tight as possible.

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

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Black, Cilantro, Deep Space, Glass Blue, Hickory, Light Balsamic, Pineapple, Red Delicious, Stone, Tobago Blue and Wax Red.

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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