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Patagonia Light & Variable 18in Board Short - Men's

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Item #PAT01UJ
Past season color

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Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
Material:
100% recycled polyester, DWR finish
Fit:
regular
Length:
above knee
Outseam:
18 in
Fly:
flat-lying gasket fly w/ladderlock drawstring
Pockets:
1 zippered rear (w/mesh pocket bag)
UPF Rating:
50+
Recommended Use:
beachwear
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Streamlined simplicity.

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.

  • Streamlined board shorts for coastal pursuits
  • Inseam-free construction eliminates chafing
  • Lightweight, quick-drying recycled polyester fabric
  • DWR finish accelerates drying after leaving the water
  • Zippered thigh pocket with quick-draining mesh bag

Perfect Short

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is such a great swim short, it dries really quickly so you can go from beach to bar with ease. The stretch fabric is fantastic and the overall fit is pretty sweet.

Like these a lot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32

Agree with all the positive comments.
Definitely disagree that they run small. They are slim fitting but the material is stretchy. So if you buy a larger waist size to get a more traditional board shorts fit then there is a good chance they could slide off in the water, especially body surfing.

Simply cool

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Great simple stylish short. Lightweight and dry fast

Not for surfing

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 30

The length of these shorts and material is absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, that is about all that Patagonia got right. These shorts don't just run a little small. If you buy them I would order up 2 sizes. I have decided not to reorder them because the drawstrings do not have any material on the interior to separate the strings from your lower stomach. Every pair of decent boardies I have ever purchased have material at this location. I'm really not sure how Patagonia dropped the ball here but they seem like they would really not be good to surf in as the drawstrings would be tangled in wax and hair😳. Maybe good for swimming but that's about it.

stylish

    These trunks are awesome. Very stylish, I wear them around all the time. Love the super simple design of them.

    My friend wore these every day in Mexico

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 33

    I got these for a friend and he let me know he wore them every single day while in Mexico for a week. He said they are the comfiest pair of swim trunks he's ever worn and look good around town as well. As mentioned in the other reviews, they run small. I pulled this picture from his facebook (with permission) to show what they look like. If you are a fan of shorter inseams you'll love these. They hit mid thigh.

    My friend wore these every day in Mexico

    What color are these?

    What color are these?

    Or are you just happy to see me?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 34

    I love these shorts, I have two pairs and am thinking of getting a third before a SUP trip to Panama. They dry fast, are insanely comfortable and versatile. I would give them five stars if not for one problem, Like the other review they do run a little small, in a particular area of the male body. So if you are planning on buying these make sure you wear compression shorts. Or people on the beach will be asking you if your sunscreen is in your shorts or...well just read the title.

    Run Small

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    Just heard back from a customer who relayed these shorts run a bit small. I would recommend sizing up!

    Patagonia

    Men's Apparel
     XSSMLXLXXL3XL
    Chest

    34 - 35in

    (86 - 89cm)

    35 - 37in

    (88.9 - 94cm)

    38 - 40in

    (96.5 - 101.6cm)

    42 - 44in

    (107 - 112cm)

    46 - 48in

    (116.8 - 121.9cm)

    50 - 52in

    (127 - 132.1cm)

    54 - 56in

    (137.2 - 142.2cm)

    Neck

    14 - 14.5in

    (35.5 - 37cm)

    15 - 15.5in

    (38 - 39cm)

    15.5 - 16in

    (39 - 40.5cm)

    16.5 - 17in

    (42 - 43cm)

    17 - 17.5in

    (43 - 44.5cm)

    17.5 - 18in

    (44.5 - 45.75cm)

    18.5in

    (47cm)

    Sleeve

    32in

    (81cm)

    33in

    (84cm)

    34in

    (86cm)

    35in

    (89cm)

    36in

    (91.5cm)

    37in

    (94cm)

    38in

    (96.5cm)

    Waist

    28in

    (71cm)

    29 - 30in

    (73.5 - 76cm)

    31 - 33in

    (79 - 84cm)

    34 - 36in

    (86 - 91.5cm)

    38 - 40in

    (96.5 - 101.5cm)

    42 - 44in

    (107 - 112cm)

    46 - 48in

    (116.8 - 121.9cm)

    Inseam*

    31in

    (79cm)

    32in

    (81cm)

    33in

    (84cm)

    Women's
    Size
    Conversion
    4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 14 - 16      
     
    Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
    Slim Fit: Closer fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
    Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers. Men's regular fit pants have a slimmer fit through the thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
    Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body. Men's relaxed fit pants have a bit of extra room through the hip, thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
    *When inseam lengths are offered, "Short" is 30in, "Regular" is 32in, and "Long" is 34in.
    How to Measure:
    For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
    Chest:
    Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
    Waist:
    Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
    Inseam:
    Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
    Sleeve:
    Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.