• M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", Drifter Grey (DFTG)
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  • M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", Imperial Blue (IMB)
  • M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",
  • M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",
  • M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",

Patagonia Men's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8"

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  • Drifter Grey
    $69.00 DFTG
    Drifter Grey (DFTG)
  • El Cap Khaki
    $69.00 ELKH
    El Cap Khaki (ELKH)
  • Forge Grey
    $69.00 FGE
    Forge Grey (FGE)
  • Imperial Blue
    $69.00 IMB
    Imperial Blue (IMB)
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M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", Drifter Grey (DFTG)
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", El Cap Khaki (ELKH)
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", Forge Grey (FGE)
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8", Imperial Blue (IMB)
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",
M's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8",
Additional Information

Light, comfortable and quick to dry, the Sandy Cay Shorts offer 50+ UPF sun protection and the versatility needed for day-after-day fishing and travel; inseam is 8".

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Light but tough, our cool-wearing Sandy Cay Shorts stand up to the most heated tropical fishing conditions. The quick-drying, 3.5-oz nylon taslan fabric with 50+ UPF sun protection takes care of the weight—or lack thereof—and ensures serious durability. Two mesh-drained slash pockets in the front, one zippered pocket in the back and a zippered security pocket on the right thigh provide ample storage. And if you’re packing more gear than the comfy, elastic-back waistband can handle, the belt loops are always there for backup. Inseam is 8".
  • 100% nylon taslan with 50+ UPF sun protection
  • Elastic back for comfort and great fit
  • One zippered back pocket; two front slash pockets with mesh drainage; zippered security pocket on right leg
  • Double-layer fabric on front of leg for durability and protection; drop-in utility pocket on right thigh
  • Inseam: 8"
  • 179 g (6.3 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 6'0" and wearing a size Medium Regular Fit Size Chart

3.5-oz 100% nylon taslan with 50+ UPF sun protection.

Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved

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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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bluesign® Approved Fabric

Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.

Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.

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Men's Sandy Cay Shorts - 8" is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed with sizing of this garment After reading many of the reviews on the Sandy Cay Shorts I was convinced they were written by the usual crew of people that simply can’t be satisfied and love writing negative stuff. I have a mannequin body and wear medium in everything PATAGONIA, The North Face, Pearl Izumi, etc. so I wasn’t going to order these in any other size than medium. Wow, was I mistaken. The length was way too long and the waist was too big as well. After contacting customer service, which was excellent and addressed my needs nicely, they promptly sent out a replacement size small. These shorts are way too tight in the waist and I’m not even convinced the length is right. Own two pairs of smalls and don’t think I will be satisfied with this purchase. A FIRST for me in what has been a 20+ years relationship with PATAGONIA.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tropical shorts ever. Bought these for a fly fishing trip in the Yucatan. Don't think I changed out of them for the entire stay. Very light and comfortable, especially when out on the hot flats chasing Permit. Great zip close pockets. My new favorite shorts.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent These shorts are great for hot days on the water. The belt loops allow me to wear my pliers and the thigh pocket comes in handy.
Date published: 2017-06-21
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