Patagonia Twenty-Three's Wavefarer Boardshorts - Men's


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An enduring workhorse, the Patagonia Men's Twenty-Three's Boardshorts tackles the surf line-up unbunched, dries quickly when you hit the beach, and is stylin' from dawn to dusk. Featuring a snap fly and flat tie closure, these nylon shorts stay secure through a hyper-active session. Performance details include a forward inseam at the crotch to eliminate chafing, self-lined waistband that contours to the hip line, horizontal self-draining, and side-seam zip pocket with a secure zip and internal key loop. Adding 2 more inches to the classic below the knee Wavefarer hem, these Patagonia Board Shorts are recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


  • Fabric: 4.3-oz 100% nylon with DWR finish. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • Recyclable, lightweight nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; flat-lying single-button fly and 3-piece, self-lined waistband contours to hip line
  • Horizontal self-draining side-seam zip pocket with a secure zip, and internal key loop
  • Forward inseam at crotch eliminates chafing
  • Hem hits below the knee
  • Lower rise
  • Inseam is 12 in; outseam is 23 in
  • Weight: 199 g, 6.9 oz

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

3 Reviews

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

  • limited color options: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

3 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Charleston, WV
25-34 yrs

Best Boardshorts Ive ever owned
June 12, 2011

I spend a lot of time in the water during the spring and summer and have owned a lot of boardshorts. These Patagonia waverfarers are however the absolute best! I am 6'4 and desired the twentythrees for their fit. They come down just long enough to cover half my knee without looking ridiculously gangsta. They fit great and dry extremely fast! The side pocket has a key loop which I think is nice and a very secure zipper. The only negative things I have to say about the shorts is merely cosmetic. I do not understand why Patagonia makes them in ugly or boring colors. I bought the plain black ones and somehow what I got is even more plain then any pictures I could find of them. Still happy I bought them and still great board shorts. I will definatly buy more when Patagonia brings out more colors in this fit of Waverfarers! Great shorts!! I highly reccommend!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: limited color options
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Albany NY
45-54 yrs

Good fit good quality!
November 29, 2010

Board Shorts were everything I expected. Took them to Mexico for to use on the trip and they fit great and are good quality. Would purchase them again if needed!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
25-34 yrs

The best boardshorts on the market.
August 25, 2011

The Patagonia Twenty Three's are awesome. I am 6'3" and these boardshorts fall below the knee and fit perfect(not too tight and short like other brands). The material feels great in the water, the pocket is huge(fits my wallet keys and cell phone) and the dry times are unbelievable. I bought the black pair, which is a little plain, but I wasn't a big fan of the other designs that were available in the twenty three's. Designs aside, these boardshorts are flawless.

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

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Black, Fluke/ Black, Fluke/ Classic Navy, Hexatile/ Citrine, Hexatile/ Fog, Land Quilt/ Sky, Land Quilt/ Stone, Triple Layer/ Grecian Blue and Triple Layer/ Red Delicious.

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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