Say goodbye to "bored" shorts.

Head for turquoise water and sunny skies sans that old boring pair of trunks you've had for years by picking up the Patagonia Patch Pocket Wavefarer 20in Board Short this summer. This 20-inch inseam bundle of excitement will keep you comfortable and never bored whether you're trying your hand at SUPing or surfing your local swell with the neighborhood regulars. Patagonia crafted the Patch Pocket using less wasteful, partially recycled fabric that dries quickly when you come back on land. Plus, it includes a button waistband and ladderlock drawstring that won't abandon you in rough seas. When you're packing up for your next getaway, stuff the short inside its own self-draining patch pocket to limit bulk and ease transport.

  • Add some excitement to your coastal attire with this short
  • 20-inch inseam and UPF 50+ protects your skin from the sun
  • Regular fit with secure waistband for extra security
  • Self-draining patch pocket doubles as storage for short
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice Stylish Boardshort

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Very nice boardshorts I love the color and style, the side pocket design keeps everything safe with buttons.

Keeping these forever!

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

I bought these for my boyfriend, and he has feedback to share:
"Great lightweight and quick dry material. I used these on a 5 day river trip, and they did awesome! No chaffing after a long day of use. Fits true to size.

Trusted Board Member

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These a great board shorts. Patagonia knows what they are doing, simple, straight forward and great for many, many years on the water.

Sweet shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Great, lightweight, and quick drying shorts, they do run a tad small, I usually wear a 32 and the 32 seems slightly small.

Love it

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

I gave it as a gift to my boyfriend, he has other patagonia shorts (Solid Stretch Planing Board Short) with regular fit and this one runs a little small; he loves the colors, I bought the ink black and it looks exactly like in the photo.

Patagonia knows swim suits

    Great, high quality piece of swim apparel. The husband has a year into it, knowing him he’ll have about 15 more before he wants another and I’m sure this patagonia product will have no problem lasting the test of time

    4.5/5

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 36

    These are nice board shorts. I'm 6ft 200lbs with about a 35 inch waist or so. I got the 36" waist in these. I'd say they run an inch small. They come to just above the knees on me. They are a comfortable "normal roomy". Great fit actually for me. No stretch polyester, dries super fast. Just stylish enough it cut and color combos and accents. Single button pocket with a key loop. Fly with a single button. Love um.