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Prana Catalyst Board Short - Men's
PranaCatalyst Board Short - Men's

The soft, stretchy, and quick-drying Prana Men's Catalyst Board Short is a dream come true for wayfaring surf vagabonds and dedicated beach bums. Soft binding along the waist prevents pinching and irritation when you're diving off coastal cliffs or paddling into the local lineup on your surfboard. The drawcord tie keeps these sweet trunks nice and secure, while the zippered stash pocket keeps cash and keys close at hand. Plus, the short's UPF 50+ rating keeps scorching UV rays from burning your backside when you're snorkeling, surfing, or beach combing under the searing-hot sun.

  • Stretch recycled polyester fabric
  • Soft binding at waist
  • Drawcord tie waist
  • Zippered stash pocket
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Suit

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

Bought this for my son and had it shipped directly to him. As soon as he got it he called to say how awesome the suit was. He is dive master & spends the majority of days in board shorts, and he said it feels great and has stretch.

Loved it, just didn't fit

  • Size Bought: 32

The look and feel of this suit is top notch. Sits perfect right at the knee. I am usually between a 30 and 32 and I tried the 32. It was just a touch too big.

Great suit!

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

I love this suit! The stretch fabric makes it ideal for anything active in the water, from surfing to snorkeling and everything in-between. The length is perfect, it sits about 2 inches above the knee and shows just enough thigh. I am rocking the Light Jade color, and it looks great!
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Great looking suit

    Bought for my husband. Looks great on him. Material is comfortable and functional because it is a little stretchy.

    What you'd expect from Prana

      The cut and fit are very nice, along with a very nice material.

      I got a pair of cheap on sale board shorts and then these. Yeah, the others were half the price and I will beat the crap out of them while in Hawaii.

      These.. I will still use in the water, but I can also wear them as a short to bum around town in while shopping and eating.

      Prana's prices are more, but you get what you pay for.

      The pocket on the right side is really nice and it has a loop to attach keys to.

      Compared to the quicksilver board shorts and others I own..
      Prana shows they take more time to design a better product.

      Comfy and Durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Might as well be naked. The fabric is extremely comfortable and the extra fabric around the crotch is key, protecting the important parts from the velcro and strings. This feature sets these shorts apart for me, having surfed in a lot of brands.