Patagonia Light & Variable Board Shorts

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

With an inseam-free design, the stripped-down, travel-savvy Light & Variable Board Shorts keep you free of chafe while you thread through barrels or trim down the line. Something like Speedos but without all the bright-white upper thigh, their light weight and functional simplicity make them a longtime Patagonia favorite. Now made from superlight, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection, the hydrodynamic design has a trim silhouette and sleek low-drag waistband. Other features include a flat-lying fly with ladderlock drawstring closure, and a pared-down back pocket that's self-draining, has an internal key loop and doubles as a compact stuff pouch. The pocket has a corrosion-proof plastic zipper, and the side seams have small notches for increased freedom of motion.

- Summit Hut refers to the men's version

Lightweight and incredibly durable, the men's Patagonia Light & Variable(TM) board shorts are more than ready to tackle your next water adventure with confidence.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Patagonia Men's Light and Variable 18 Inch Board Short is a lightweight short that's ready for the water. Wear them or pack them, either way they don't come with any extra weight. When worn they offer 50 UPF sun protection from waist to above the knee. Swim, jump into waterfalls, rest and enjoy the scenery. Features of the Patagonia Men's Light and Variable 18 Inch Board Short Made of quick-drying and superlight 100% Recycled polyester 2-way mechanical stretch DWR finish 50+ UPF sun protection Fair Trade Certified sewing Grown-on waistband Flat-lying gasket fly with ladderlock drawstring closure Durable bartacked drawstring PAred-down zippered back pocket for more streamlined function and simplicity Pocket has self-draining mesh pocket bag and internal key loop Notched outseam for movement Inseam-free design helps eliminate chafing Pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch Mid length is designed for surfers who prefer a trimmer, more pAred-down silhouette

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The Patagonia Men's Light & Variable 18in Board Short sports a lightweight, no-nonsense design that optimizes comfort and flexibility for shoreline adventures and beach-going pursuits. Inseam-free construction eliminates chafing and irritation, complete with a notched outseam for freedom of movement in the surf. Recycled polyester fabric is both lightweight and comfortable in scorching temperatures and sticky tropical environments. The DWR finish rapidly sheds moisture, ensuring you're not a dripping-wet mess after leaving the water. Also, there's a zippered pocket that keeps your essentials secure while you're playing in the sun and surf.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

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