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Patagonia men's Boardshorts with 53cm outseam
Adding stretch to the durability and comfort of our tried-and-true Wavefarer® Boardshorts, the Stretch Wavefarer Boardshorts feature a quick-drying 95% nylon (65% recycled)/5% elastane fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
Made from quick-drying and durable 95% nylon (65% recycled)/5% elastane with two-way stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection
Contoured waistband for secure and comfortable fit; flat-lying fly with a single rubber button; ladderlock drawstring closure; turned and bartacked drawstring is durable and adds security
Self-draining pocket on right hip has a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper with an internal key loop and zipper pull for ease of use
Forward inseam helps eliminate chafing; improved seat design for ease of movement; straightened side seam for mobility
Hip pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch
Outseam is 53cm / 21"; regular length provides a more traditional choice and greater sun protection for the legs
Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
198 g (7 oz)
Size & Fit
Model is 183 cm (6'0") and wearing a size 32
4.2-oz 95% nylon (65% recycled)/5% elastane with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
What is Sustainable?
4.5-oz (prints: 4.3-oz) 100% recycled nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.