Patagonia Printed Wavefarer Board Short - Men's

Never jump in the water without it.

Built to Patagonia perfection, the Men's Printed Wavefarer Board Short is choice for surf sessions, beach vacations, and watery fun. Its nylon fabric dries super fast thanks to the DWR treatment, and there's a zippered cargo pocket that lays flat to prevent interference while surfing.

  • Partially-recycled, quick-drying nylon
  • Durable Water Resistant treatment
  • Surf-style tie
  • Zippered cargo pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Super durable short

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

Ive bought several Patagonia board shorts and this one by far seems to be the most durable. The material seems a bit tougher than some of their other models and definitely seems like it would last for many summers to come! The material is still very comfortable and the length of the short is awesome. Its just right above the knee but not too short. I used this board short all summer and it worked great for me.

Gift for my son, Love them

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 30

Fit great, mine has lasted since 2000 with hard use - scuba, whitewater raft trips, kayaking, tubing, etc. If he stops growing they look to last just as long as mine.

HYPED!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 30

Mens boardshorts are all over the place. I have yet to find a standard size or fit, and thats why im hyped on these shorts.

Perfect fit for me in a size 30, especially for my skier legs which can be difficult to squeeze into narrower shorts. The amenities are great. These shorts have a secure lace tie, durable suit material, and the thigh high pocket is a superior design and as far as i know exclusive to this brand. I sport my board shorts to the gym, beach, and kayaking and because these are so on point they will be my first choice from now on. I got the Piton Paradise/Channel Blue and they look exactly like the photo.

Totally recommended and i'm coming back for more.

Best Board Shorts

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

I've had my Wavefarer's for a couple years now and they've held up perfectly. They've resisted fading, still have the same great fit as when they were new and haven't given me any signs of chafing. My favorite part is how quickly they dry - especially with the included elastic loop in the pocket for hanging.

Patagonia Board Short

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32x19

Doesnt feel like im wearing anything, and its great! Ive worn them for a near 12 hours and they never bunch up or rub uncomfortably against the skin. One zippered pocket is all you need, and the elastic loop that attached onto my keys were a great added security. They were great as hiking shorts when I went a few miles to get to some swimming holes and hot springs. Id highly recommend them, may even get a second pair

What you see is what you get

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 34x21

These are a great fit, period. Designs as you see them online and a soft material that makes you want to wear them everywhere. Scott is wearing them in Florida and being an athletic and thinner build he wore what he usually wears a 34x21.

What you see is what you get

The best.

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

I bought these as a gift for my brother and this is what he had to say: "These are easily my favorite board shorts. The material is comfortable and fits well on the waist. The hip pocket is perfect for easy storage of chapstick and a GoPro. They dry quickly.

Classic Boarders'

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 34

These are some awesome straight up board shorts, They have an amazing around the knee length and not to baggy . These also have an awesome pocket and great lacing system to find your perfect fit.

They fit true to size, im a 33 waist but prefer something something a little big and thee 34 are perfect

Good looking board shorts

    I have only worn them a couple times so far but I think they are a great pair of board shorts. I like the look a lot for just a plain old day at the beach or lake. I would however, say that I like the Patagonia light and variable board shorts more overall but especially for traveling and hiking. I believe they have more of the stretch previously mentioned and I love how small they pack up.

    Chill Vibes

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

    Picked these up and love the fit and feel of the shorts. The DWR coating is unique on a pair of board shorts, although I have found it very useful in situations where I got hit with water but didn't want to get wet or was on abrasive ground. Not wanting to get your board shorts wet is somewhat of a rare occurrence but for those certain instances it can be very beneficial. The shorts are reliable in terms of durability so you don't have to worry about abrasion from sitting on rocks before you're jumping that 40 footer. I've tried both the 21 inch and the 19 inch. The 21 inch still sits above the knee for me at 6'1. Definitely would recommend for chill summer vibes. Like Louis said it would be pretty sweet if they had some amount of stretch to them. Perhaps in future models.

    Excellent Board Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    These are classic patagonia shorts, fit well, durable as hell and look great. They have a good sized side pocket to hold your phone, keys, cards and a great zipper. Although these are extremely durable and will last forever, I wish there was a little more stretch in the product for maximum comfort.