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  • M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
  • M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
  • M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
  • M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",

Patagonia Men's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18"

$59.00
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$59.00
86690 #86690
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  • Ink Black
    $59.00 INBK
    Ink Black (INBK)
  • Radar Blue
    $59.00 RAD
    Radar Blue (RAD)
  • Big Sur Blue
    $59.00 BSRB
    Big Sur Blue (BSRB)
  • Drumfire Red
    $59.00 DRMF
    Drumfire Red (DRMF)
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M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18", Ink Black (INBK)
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18", Radar Blue (RAD)
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18", Big Sur Blue (BSRB)
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18", Drumfire Red (DRMF)
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18",
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Functional simplicity at its finest: Our most stripped-down, travel-savvy board shorts are made from superlight 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.

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With a no-inseam design, the stripped-down, travel-savvy Light & Variable® Board Shorts keep you chafe-free while you thread through barrels or trim down the line. Their light weight and functional simplicity have made them a longtime Patagonia favorite. Now featuring superlight, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection, the hydrodynamic design has a trim silhouette and sleek, low-drag waistband. Other details include a flat-lying fly with ladderlock drawstring closure, and a pared-down back pocket that’s self-draining, has an internal key loop and doubles as a compact stuff pouch. The pocket has a corrosion-proof plastic zipper and the side seams have small notches for increased freedom of motion. Outseam is 18". Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
Features
  • Made of quick-drying and superlight 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
  • Grown-on waistband; flat-lying gasket fly with ladderlock drawstring closure; durable bartacked drawstring
  • Pared-down zippered back pocket for streamlined function; pocket has self-draining mesh pocket bag and internal key loop
  • Notched outseam for movement; inseam-free design helps eliminate chafing
  • Pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch
  • Outseam is 18"; midlength is designed for surfers who prefer a trimmer, more pared-down silhouette
  • 102 g (3.6 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 6'0" and wearing a size Medium
Regular Fit Size Chart
Materials

2.8-oz 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.

Fair Trade Certified™ sewing

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Men's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 18" is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What you’d expect from Patagonia Great fit. Light and quick drying. What you’d expect from Patagonia.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Miss the old Light & Variables Got the Ink Black pair of these shorts, hoping they would be like the old Light & Variable shorts, which were my all time favorite shorts (discontinued last season). When they came in, I was a little bumbed that they weren't really "black", more like a dark grey. No biggie. The stretch is comfy, but doesn't have that bullet-proof feeling the old ones did. Also, the material tends to stain easily. All in all, they're solid in the water, but the waist band tends to stretch a little, so I wish I got a size smaller. Just miss the old, bullet-proof material.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Trunks for surfing light, non-constrictive movement, quick drying, athletic fit that is not too long but provides coverage. Best trunks for surfing.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boardshorts I owned the first generation version of these shorts and loved them. Recently bought one and these are even more comfortable than before. Lightweight, great for travel, surfing and unbelievably comfortable. Has some stretch and isn't too long or tight or baggy. I wear these daily when in weekend or vacation mode. Should be a staple in everyone's gear stash. I suggest darker colors if you're a dirtbagger like me and don't want to take these off.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and quick drying! Super comfortable because they're just so lightweight and feel like they're barely there at all. Dries in ridiculously short amount of time and stows away nicely. Highly recommend
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from With some work, these would be incredible I bought this item as they just looked incredible. I received them and they met all my expectations in my hand. The material was stretchy and very soft. After putting them on, the closure system in the front was a little obscure. The idea was right, but the way the fabric laid against the skin made it crease and leave weird peaks and valleys throughout the groin area. This could be due to the fact that i like my pants and shorts to fit just below my waist and not directly on. So it make work for many, but these problems were just too big for me to justify keeping them. Great work
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't recommend these enough I bought my first pair of these back in 2013, and they have been my favorite pair of shorts - swimwear or otherwise - since I put them on for the first time. I bought a second pair this year to replace a different pair of boardshorts. The fit is right, drawstring in the front is foolproof, but my favorite thing about these is the triple threat of quick-drying, light weight, and durable. These dry about twice as fast as any other swimwear I've owned, and my first pair looks as good as it did on day 1. I really can't recommend these enough. The only reason I can think that anyone wouldn't want these is if you are looking for a built in liner in your swim shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Fits true to size. Fabric has nice stretch to it and sheds water. Very cute and quick drying.
Date published: 2017-07-15
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