Patagonia Light and Variable Surf Trunks

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With inseam-free inner thighs, the travel-savvy Light & Variables(TM) keep you free of chafe while you strobe through barrels or trim down the line. Like Speedos but without all the bright white upper thigh, their light weight and functional simplicity make them a longtime favorite. Made of durable polyester ripstop with 40-UPF sun protection, they're fully tuned with a trim silhouette and flat, low-drag waistband; the fabric is bluesign(R) approved. Other features include a one-button, flat-lying fly with drawstring closure, and a back pocket that's self-draining, has an internal key loop and also doubles as a compact stuff pouch. Pocket has a noncorroding plastic zipper, and the turned, bartacked drawstring is durable and adds mobility. Outseam is 18".


Patagonia Men's Light And Variable Board Short FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Light And Variable Board Short Made of a lightweight and durable polyester ripstop fabric 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 doubles as a storage pouch

- Moosejaw

The Men's Light & Variable Board Short is Patagonia's lightest, making it particularly useful for travel as well as the surf.


Our lightest board shorts are made of polyester ripstop with 50-UPF sun protection; 18" outseam. With a new no-inseam construction, the Light and Variables keep you chafe-free while trimming past sections at some empty East Cape point. Our most minimal board shorts, they're a field-tested ambassador favorite - they like the simple design and lightweight fabric, which can handle underwater drag when diving or bodysurfing.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Hit the waves with Patagonia's pared-down, lightweight Light & Variable Surf Trunks. These simple trunks have two zippered pockets and a scaled-back cut that minimizes drag for use when diving or body surfing. When these shorts have been well-used for summer after summer, rest assured, they're fully recyclable.

- Mountain Gear