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

Patagonia Men's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18"

$59.00
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$59.00
86690 #86690
Variations
Color
  • Ink Black
    $59.00 INBK
    Ink Black (INBK)
  • Radar Blue
    $59.00 RAD
    Radar Blue (RAD)
  • Beryl Green
    $59.00 BRYG
    Beryl Green (BRYG)
  • Feather Grey
    $59.00 FEA
    Feather Grey (FEA)
  • Superior Blue
    $59.00 SPRB
    Superior Blue (SPRB)
  • Static Red
    $59.00 STTR
    Static Red (STTR)
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M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Ink Black (INBK)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Radar Blue (RAD)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Beryl Green (BRYG)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Feather Grey (FEA)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Superior Blue (SPRB)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18", Static Red (STTR)
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18",
M's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18",
Additional Information

Functional simplicity at its finest: We took our most minimal, travel-savvy boardshorts and made them from superlight 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.

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The minimalist, travel-savvy Light & Variable® Boardshorts offer lightweight performance in the water and take up barely any space in a bag. Providing the best in functional simplicity with a trim silhouette and sleek, low-drag waistband, they’re made from fast-drying 100% recycled polyester with 2-way stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. The flat-lying fly has a ladderlock drawstring closure for additional durability, and the pared-down back pocket is 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 movement. Outseam is 18". Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
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
  • 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
  • Pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch
  • Outseam is 18"; midlength is designed for surfers who prefer a trimmer, more pared-down silhouette
  • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
  • 102 g (3.6 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 6'0" and wearing a size 32 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™ sewn

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Note

*carabiner not included

UPF Fabric

Lacking fur, feathers or scales, we humans have to think up clever ways to protect ourselves from the sun. Products with the UPF designation provide built-in sun protection that won’t wear off.

To achieve sun protection, Patagonia takes a varied approach, depending on the degree of protection desired and the fabric used. Elements of the strategy can range from yarn selection to fabric construction to the use of special finishes (especially for light colors which generally provide less protection).

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Fair Trade Certified™

We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

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Men's Light & Variable® Boardshorts - 18" is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice, but... Perfect fit, good color, good pocket placement ... but fly only opens at waist strings -- functional only for enlarging waist to get shorts on/off. Would be a keeper if shorts had a functional fly with button or velcro closing.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of Wear Been wearing these for years, in the ocean, at the pool swimming laps, and here and there in between. Fit me well and move with whatever I'm doing.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Really lightweight, extremeley comfortable, fabric feels nice against skin, dries very quickly... the only thing I would add is 2 cm to the back pocket width - I think it wouldn't compromise the design and instead would add a little bit of capacity to carry, for instance, a surf dry bag more comfortably. Excellent product, great work!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thin and comfortable Got these for the past summer and have other Patagonia board shorts, these are much thinner, which for hotter days has been great, don’t feel like i am out on display even when wet. Love the fit and feel, if prefer shorts with some substance these aren’t for you. Want something lite that you feel like your not wearing anything these are perfect. I have also warn them doing yoga which, and the stretch has been great and no chafing on the waist is always a plus.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for swimming or yoga My only complaint is not enough colors or inventory
Date published: 2017-12-21
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
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