Dear Patagonia community,
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking over communities around the world at an astounding rate. While testing availability in the United States is still limited, and so the extent of the virus’s spread is largely unknown, we want to do our part to protect everyone. The safety of our employees and our communities is our top priority, and we are taking responsible precautions to help stop the spread of this scary virus where we can.
We have temporarily closed our stores, offices and other operations in the United States. We have also closed stores and offices in Argentina, Chile, Japan and across Europe. Our Australia and South Korea operations will continue on a modified work schedule in stores and offices, with some stores closed depending on location. Employees who can work from home will do so. All Patagonia employees will continue to receive their regular pay during these closures.
We are working to find solutions to protect the safety of our warehouse team, and we hope to have an update about online orders in the coming weeks. We apologize that over the next two weeks there will be delays on orders and customer-service requests. We ask for your understanding and patience. We will continue to keep you updated with new developments.
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Over the years, as our Patagonia community has been faced with challenges,I have always been inspired by how we emerge stronger and with an even deeper sense of purpose. We will persevere through this challenge, too.
Thank you for your business, loyalty and patience.
CEO and President
Best surf shorts I have owned
I bough these in hopes of finding comfortable shorts that dry faster than the pair I currently own. Great fit, classic surf short pocket for a bit of post surf cash and a good zipper. They do dry quickly, are a nice amount of stretchy. I am in between a 32 and a 33 and ordered the 33's and imagine the 32's might be a better fit. They have... Read More survived a trip through the dryer.
Great all around pair of shorts
Had these for a little while now; they are comfortable, stretchy, and dry quickly. Ive worn them for multiple long work outs and these felt great. I will be doing a later more comprehensive review after i wear these at my summer job as a dive master. Im about 6'2 165 lbs. and the size 31 fits me perfect.
Best bathing suit I own
I brought these with me on an 8 day trip through the Galápagos Islands where I swam every day. They are lightweight, extremely packable, and dry quickly. On many occasions, I would get out of water and walk around in them, and they remained comfortable and dried as I walked. Definitely going to pick up another colorway soon!
One of best shorts I’ve bought
For a while I have heard only amazing things about Patagonia and thier cloths. I basically live in Board shorts in my free time - including surfing, swimming and general beach - as a result I go through them very quickly. I recently bought another brand only to have them start coming apart after 2 months... I then decided to take the plunge on th... Read Moree new Patagonia shorts and have been incredibly impressed thus far... it’s only been a few days but they are so comfortable and see super resilient..
Perfect fit and quick dry
Gave to my husband and he is 5’9” 155lbs. 55 years old The shorts are perfect an inch or so above his knee and he is used to long shorts but he does not feel naked. They are a little stretchy so very comfy and dry quickly. He loves them. Used at the lake, river, pool and in the hot tub we are not near the beach.
Best board shorts
When I first put them on I knew they were going to be good. Perfect length, super stretchy, dries really fast, and to my surprise, an expanded side pocket! My gripe with board shorts is that the side pockets are usually flat and when i need to make a run with a wallet keys and cell phone, it tends to be a struggle getting them to all fit if it even... Read More does. These pockets are flat on the outside, but on the inside, they expand inward so you can fit more inside while keeping the outside flat. Genius!
Simply the Best
I was SUPER hesitant to spend this much $$ on a pair of board shorts, but when I realized that the pair that I was replacing were also from Patagonia and were about 15 years old before I ripped them on a barbed wire fence, I figured I could get my money's worth out of this pair too. When I got them I immediately noticed the difference. These t... Read Morehings are so super comfortable and fit perfectly. I surf several times a week and these thing are board short perfection and are even super comfortable to hang out in after you get out of the water. The stretch really makes all the difference!
Bury me in these
I usually buy a new pair of shorts every 3 or so years, being a field aid worker and adventurer, carrying the fewest articles of clothing possible is key. For me, given the typically hot climates I work in with limited access to laundry, shorts that are extremely quick drying, not smelly, and comfortable to wear for weeks on end every day, is a nec... Read Moreessity. the last 3 years, patagonia shorts have been my choice and i recently decided to shelf my hydroplaning pair as backup, they were becoming more tenacious tape than board short. so i splurged and bought this hydroflow pair and the comfort/movability factor shot through the roof! whereas the hydroplane pair would get a little bunchy when wet and moving through the jungle, the hydroflow pair just moves with you. crazy technology. Im excited to see if they last as long as their predecessors. they will be worn every day for at least 3/4 of the year, check back with me then! im 6'1" 170lbs and medium fits great
Hit the spot
Great length and fit. amazing comfort, you forget that they're on. Wore them everyday on a five day river trip where I spilled food and got them super dirty. The fabric seems like something that would keep in a stain, but luckily everything came out. Great swimsuit, definitely worth the money
Sturdy, extremely comfortable
These shorts feel great and dry quick. I will never wear anything else to swim in ever again. Sizing runs a little big, but I didn’t want to part with these shorts to return them for the size down. Very happy with this purchase and I have always had amazing customer support experiences with Patagonia - great company!
Measure twice! None of the stretch is in the waist!
These shorts are great, but had to buy 3 pair before I got the exact size. In my case, I had to go down two sizes from my normal waist size (Started with a 30, ended up at 28!) The material is stretchy, but none of it is in the waist and the tie only let's you go marginally snugger - so there is very little give (in either direction). In my ca... Read Morese I had to get a smaller waist to keep them from falling down. Haha! They are pretty nice though.
Best Performance Boardies Ever!
Just spent an entire month in Bali with these board shorts on 27 of the 31 days we were there. In and out of the water these shorts are amazing! Light weight, fast drying, solid materials. The blue color is vibrant and still looks great after all the use and wear and tear of Indo. The large pocket and the way it's built is genius, and I know... Read More i can trust it not to blow out and loose my phone or keys. It also is large enough to fit a GoPro Hero 6 with float and mouth mount perfectly while surfing. Love that. Just kept my GP in my pocket and pulled it out when I needed it. SO SOLID! I have other performance board shorts and chose to wear these. Compared to Lululemon and Vuori equivalents, The Hydroflow are far superior.
Best ever! Why is the pocket so big?
These are simply the best board shorts ever. I have never written a product review. I want to make sure these keep being made. There are only a few issues: - Why is the pocket so huge? I'm not taking my Kindle surfing guys. These are for surfing. Just a small vertical zip near the hip would be great. - The shoelace material tie is lame. For $... Read More120, can we get something better? - As always, the boardshort sizing is totally inconsistent
Best board shorts ever!
Hands down the best board shorts I have ever owned and best ones Patagonia has made. So silky smooth yet still very durable feeling. Ended up wearing them every day my last surf trip as they were just that much better. Just ordered a second pair as these will be my shorts of choice.
From super stoked to "bummed"
Two surfs ago I was going to jump on here and tell everybody how unreal these shorts are; the flat seams, quick dry, great cut, etc., etc. Then today I went swimming with my kids at a public pool and they quickly noticed the seam in the rear had separated and my butt was showing...
Matthew, we're sorry to hear about your boardshorts! Please feel free to send them in for a warranty returns evaluation per our Ironclad Guarantee. You can get started [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
These are the best designed boardshorts you have ever made, I too have been waiting. Great stretch, thin, low profile seams, quick dry, stealth, side pocket big enough for a modern phone. I plan to buy a couple more pairs and relegate the rest of my aging collection to low output family excursions. These shorts are worth every penny.
its about time
I've been waiting for these trunks from you guys for 15 years. You guys can make wetsuits from tress but you haven't been able to make a good pair of board shorts.....until now. Great fit, great fabric, worth the price and I dare anyone that is skeptical to give them a try because you can always bring them back if you aren't happy, t... Read Morehey are seriously the best boardshorts I have ever owned from anyone let alone Patagonia. I'm impressed. I usually buy 32's in hydroplane / stretch planer but got 30's in these and they fit perfect.
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