Patagonia Stretch Hydro Planing Boardshorts

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Made with durable, quick-drying, superlight recycled polyester, Patagonia Stretch Hydro Planing board shorts are the lightest, highest performing board shorts in the Patagonia line.


The razor-sharp reefs of Java were at the outer limits of surfing in the 70s, and they still test the most hardened barrel hunters today. Made from durable, fast-drying and superlight 100% recycled polyester, the Stretch Hydro Planings are the highest-performing board shorts in Patagonia's line. They feature 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) coating; their 2-way mechanical stretch offers maximum flexibility in fast, top-to-bottom surf. A low-drag waistband and slim profile through the thigh and leg provide superior functionality; the flat-lying gasket fly is optimized for comfort while paddling; a bartacked ladderlock drawstring closure adds long-lasting durability and keeps the shorts secure. The self-draining flap pocket on the right hip has a corrosion-proof plastic zipper with added zipper pull for ease of use; the pocket also doubles as a self-storage pouch.

- Summit Hut

From the uncrowded beaches of Baja to the powerful waves of Hawaii, the Patagonia Men's Stretch Hydro Planing 21in Board Short brings technical stretch capabilities to your swell-chasing ambitions and lazy beach days. Superlight recycled polyester fabric conforms to your every move in the surf with its two-way mechanical stretch construction. UPF 50+ sun protection ensures safety from UV rays when you're bombarded with sunshine at the beach. The DWR finish limits water absorption, which means you'll be pleasantly dry in a matter of minutes, instead of dripping all over your vehicle after leaving the beach. The notched outseam maximizes range of motion, with an inseam-free design that eliminates chafing. Additionally, the zippered flap pocket keeps your cash and keys safe when you're playing in the surf.


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