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Men's Hydropeak Boardshorts - 21" Reviews

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September 8, 2023

Great fit

These are lightweight and true to size. Really comfortable.

September 7, 2023


Disappointed that shorts have no pockets.

Response from Patagonia
September 12, 2023

Hi Ellen, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. If you're wanting a similar short with side pockets, look no further than the [Men's Wavefarer Hybrid Walk Shorts]( They still have a great boardshort feel, and also feature the pockets you've been looking for.

September 6, 2023

Only boardshorts

Patagonias boardshorts are the best

September 2, 2023

Great shorts

These are great shorts. Love the lightweight feel. High quality Patagonia workmanship.

August 28, 2023

Great boardshorts

Awesome shorts that i primary use for outrigger padding right now. Only negative is I would like a side zip pocket vs the rear Velcro.

Response from Patagonia
August 31, 2023

Thanks for your feedback, Brian! You might like our very similar, but slightly shorter [Men's Hydropeak SP Boardshorts]( which are similar but have a zippered hip pocket. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

August 24, 2023

Gift for my son.

My son wears your, Patagonia board shorts, most of the time. He says they are comfortable, easy to care for (wash, hang dry and wear), and his go to board shorts. The perfect gift!

August 23, 2023

Love these!!

Love these!!

August 10, 2023

Great Boardies

Great stretch, super comfortable on the waist, sturdy feeling

April 25, 2023

I love these shorts

They fit great and look fantastic, one more pocket would be nice but other than that they are great

April 17, 2023

Little tight

Its the fine line between fitting well and being too baggie.

April 15, 2023

Board shorts

Perfect fit and length. Not a fan of the short board shorts. This one hits the mark!!

March 6, 2023

Nice for the Beach

Very stylish, fit nicely. Longer fit

January 6, 2023

These tunks help you surf better

As a marathon swimmer and surfer i am always looking for the fit that keeps me efficient in the water. The streethy materials allow lots of movement when getty up on the board

December 25, 2022

Great board short

These are a great board short, they are super durable and lightweight. Used them for 10 days of surfing, fishing and just hanging at the beach and pool. Only recommendation is better pocket like the older style with pocket on the side hip instead of the back

November 17, 2022

Good wet and dry

I wear these for swimming, beach and just around town. They look nice and are multi-functional.

October 18, 2022

Need more stretch

True to fit. But, could use more stretch material. Overall satisfied.

October 4, 2022

Great Swim Wear

It looks good, fits well, and dries very quickly

September 14, 2022

Awesome utility board short

A really good pair of boardshorts. Ill admit, I was a bit skeptical since Im partial to the wavefarer, it these work great. The material is lighter than the wavefarer so Ive not put them through the usual punishment, but they work great for most water sports (surfing, swimming, etc) and the material is perfect for yoga. Some might find the 21 inch ... Read Morecatches the knee however. Also, it has a Velcro pocket instead of a zipper. Not my preference but not a deal breaker.

September 9, 2022

Good quality good fit

I love that Patagonia makes a size 35 because 34s are too tight and 36s are too big on me. When surfing no one wants their trunks falling off and these fit perfect. The quality is also very good

August 9, 2022

Great board short, logo falls off

I've used the stretch wavefarer board shorts for many years, those seem to have disappeared from Patagonia's web site over the past year. Tried the hydrospeak, love the fit and comfort, they dry fast also which is good. Would have given 4 stars but the logo starts peeling off after many uses. Have purchased four pairs since February, on o... Read Morene the P is totally off, on the others it's starting to peel. It's a little crazy, I'm willing to pay more for quality, the wavefarers had a sewn logo. Otherwise, awesome board short.

July 28, 2022

Great Design

The color scheme is beautiful. My only suggestion would be more stretch like the wavefarer

July 10, 2022

Just what I wanted

I had a Patagonia bathing suit that lasted me 23 years! No rips or wear and tear, but it was time for a new one and am hoping this lasts me another 23 years. Would recommend 100%

June 28, 2022

This is roughly my 6th

This is roughly my 6th Board shorts through Patagonia and they are true to size and fit. Extremely comfortable and never results in rash. Dry extremely quick and are perfect for lounging around the pool. Only complaint is they usually only last about 2 years and need replaced. Material gets stretched, begins weaken and waist expands to sizes too ... Read Morebig . But even with that I would still highly recommend these shorts. You would not regret it.

June 25, 2022

Minimalist comfort

Im 6 ft and shorts fit perfect. Right above the knee but not short shorts like 19 inch outseams. Would appreciate more solid colors (at least black). If the hydrolock is a success can we get it in a 21 inch outseam? Thankful to at least have one board short in the line still offered at 21 inch outseams. Also, I prefer the wavefarer stretch side zip... Read Moreper pocket over the velcro patch pocket - a lot more useful. Regardless, the shorts feel great and I would highly recommend them

June 13, 2022

Swimming and Paddle Boarding

Shorts fit great. I appreciate no mesh lining. The draw string to tie the shorts is awesome - it has some sort of brain in it and it never comes loose - even under heavy activity. I'd recommend to anyone.

May 25, 2022

My most trusted boardshort!!!

First off, how awesome is it that these shorts are offered in a longer inseam!!! I quickly noticed that the other reviewers seemed to be tall, like me. We REALLY struggle with finding shorts that fit (properly). These shorts fit perfectly in every area. They stay up on my waist and have a very adjustable waistband compared to other brands. Another ... Read Morething i love about them is their stretch, i have yet to feel uncomfortable in them while climing anywhere around my boat or up a cliff for a dive. The coolest feature to me though is how fast these bad boys dry and how hydrophobic they act - WOW! I simply cant recommend these shorts enough!

May 18, 2022


Very nice shorts! I dont go into the ocean enough anymore, wearing these shorts for the next best thing, beach volleyball! Like the lightness and the stretchy fabric. Top quality, cant go wrong. But what could be perhaps possible: #1: longer in the length, and #2: more experimental colors. Seriously I cant buy blacks and blues anymore after this pa... Read Moreir, so how about burgundy, army green, or tie-dye? On another level, and perhaps I should not say this, almost all board shorts seem to be styled in color and length and pattern for an ethnicity that darker-skinned folk like me find it difficult to relate to, despite the stunning photos of the surfers in the Patagonia catalogs, sigh. Just a thought. Thats probably just me! Anyway, love these shorts!

May 14, 2022

Durable and Colorfast

Have one pair I use almost exclusively in a chlorinated pool... everyday. Have to say these hold up well... color hasn't faded after over a year of use... unlike baggies, which I like but just fade and fall apart after a few months of chlorine. Another bonus... no drag while swimming... in the surf or pool. They dry fast.

April 13, 2022

Durable with a great fit

I wear these every day to walk our dog a mile or two and swim a mile in the community pool. They fit great, fit true to size and are very comfortable.

March 26, 2022

Great suit

My husband needed a new suit for vacation- fits well, attractive, great quality.

March 12, 2022

Great bathing suit

This bathing suit is absolutely great but it does run a bit large. I absolutely recommend this suit but suggest you order a size smaller.

March 8, 2022

Excellent fit. Comfortable. NOT durable.

Best board shorts Ive ever owned in terms of fit and comfort. Unfortunately though my active lifestyle is more than Patagonia clothing can handle. I ripped them in the first week while at a hot spring. Wish I could recommend these, but Patagonia needs to work on making their clothes more durable.

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2022

We're sorry to hear about the fabric! While we don't know the specific circumstances, we would recommend checking with your local gear repair shop or a Patagonia-owned store for options under our [Ironclad Guarantee](

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