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Lightweight and comfortable
These are my go to board shorts for travel now. Since they're so lightweight, tossing them into any bag is a no-brainer, giving me the option to jump into a pool or stream whenever. However, I've also found them perfect as a pajama replacement as well. Dual use, love it.
Favorite all-purpose board-shorts!
Really nice cut on these shorts, runs true to Patagonia sizing as declared on the associated fit / page for the garment - make sure to match your 'nominal' size to the associated fit(s). The addition of the 'stretch' is wonderful where you can appreciate some 'give' during contortions; bending, stretching. The addition... Read More of the oversized loop for keys / etc in the hip pocket is wonderful, it's about a 3" loop whereas most similar products come with a 3/4" diameter loop that makes securing something about as fast as threading a needle that doesn't want to go (if you have coordination like me). Great product!
Nice feel, easy to move in
I purchased these mainly for yoga. I have worn a size 36 for years but recently have lost some weight. I would actually have done better with a size 34 but they still fit great and feel amazing. Being a 4-way stretch product I would recommend going for a snug fit around the waist. You won’t feel restricted and will still be able to maintain a full ... Read Morespectrum of movement. If you’re a true 35, a 34 might be the better option. They fell great in my yoga practice and dry quickly.
Nice shorts, but...
I liked the shorts from the moment I saw them and needed a pair for the end of summer, but to my surprise the size was way too large, did not fit the way I thought it would.
We are sorry to hear that those didn't fit the way you'd hope they would. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back to us and we are happy to help with an exchange.
Best boardshorts I have ever owned!
I do a ton of body boarding and paddle boarding and most shorts chaff and irritate my inner thighs. These are the first shorts I have owned that I can spend the day in the water in comfort! They dry faster than any other shorts I have ever had and the stretch makes them so comfy! Bought a second pair
Frankly these shorts are not appropriate for mix public use. The profile of your “junk” will show right through. Cool material but so thin they are inappropriate. If you are on a remote surf trip I am sure they are awesome, but it you are at the resort pool, you are going to make some people uncomfortable.
nice looking but not for surfing
This are very lightweight and comfortable. I like them but there is SO much stretch in the waistband that there is no way they will stay on in any sizable surf no matter how much I cinch them. I bought a couple other pairs of board shorts which had stretch, but not in the waistband like these ones.
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Awesome board shorts
I am really enjoying my new board shorts! The stretch is nice 👍 I would suggest to get a size bigger than what you usually wear but board shorts are always hard to fit in so that is not unusual. Customer service was really awesome and understanding when I had to change. Patagonia delivered an awesome product and good customer service as they alway... Read Mores do!
Best board shorts for surfing
I've tried a lot of brands and different boardshorts and Patagonia are by far my favorite. Best part about them is they are light and comfortable. The drawstring is very simple, not bulky at all. Only problem is I can't stop buying them. But Patagonia makes great products and they'll last a long time. Thank you for thinking of the en... Read Morevironment before making your products.
Better, and not
The new 2019 material feels great next to your skin and it is stretchier than older versions. BUT, the waist is also much stretchier now so the shorts droop and sag under weight (full pocket) and do not feel secure on your waist. I did not try them surfing because they would have almost certainly had a hard time staying on. This issue could be solv... Read Moreed if the waist lining fabric had none to very minimal stretch as with prior versions. The waist sizing also seems to be at least a half inch or perhaps more than older versions. I am size 32 and they have fit perfectly snug in the past. This the 2019 version requires pulling the drawstring completely tight with no leeway for the shorts to stay on. Prior versions had some leeway with the drawstrings and still felt snug.
Amazing fit and feel
I needed a new pair of board shorts. I tried a few different styles at Patagonia (baggies longs, baggies lights, the scallop hem stretch wavefarer, and these Stretch Planing board shorts). The baggies materials just don't cut it. They are for a retro vibe, but not performant like the others. While the scallop hem stretch wavefarer is a nice st... Read Moreyle, it was a heavier material. The stretch planing boardshorts however fit very well, but the real winner was the material. They felt so comfortable and light. These would be the clear winners for anyone looking for a remotely performant board short.
Lifelong Patagonia guys here. These look great and feel awesome, incredibly light and with nice flex....until I got out of the pool and realized they are pretty much see through. Not ideal. I'll still wear with something underneath, but disappointed.
We're really sorry your boardshorts are see-through. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them back to us and [let us know](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) if you have any questions.
see-through board shorts
I love Patagonia board shorts (and own several pair). This particular color (orange) was see through though. I’m planning on returning them.
We are so sorry to hear that these were see-through. We'd be happy to help with the process of [sending](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back. Please reach out to [us](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact)!
Amazingly comfortable, very revealing (mint green color)
I love these shorts and deal with the fact that they are about as revealing as a wet t-shirt, because they are so comfortable. They dry nearly instantly and never chafe or rub when you are walking when damp. It is likely they are super comfortable because the material is so thin and that is the exact reason they are so transparent. I would give th... Read Moreem a 5 if the material was slightly less revealing, or if the pattern obscured things a bit. Perhaps other colors are less revealing. All that said they are still my go to shorts. I'm sorry if you got a view of something you really didn't want to see. As others have said a small piece of velcro or something to hold the top of the 'fly' (its not a fly but an expansion panel) shut would make them look a bit more refined, but this is a nit.
Fit great and feel nice. Waist seemed a little bigger than the standard wavefarer, but that could be the stretch. I don’t think I would size down. I got the color breakup blue stripe. I have dark skin . Jumped in the water and eventually looked down...See through. Frustrating. I wouldn’t wear these in the water again. I don’t know if they would b... Read Moree see through for lighter skin - I would think that would be tested in product development though. Low rating solely due to the shorts being see through. Other colors are probably a good product.
We're very sorry to hear about this see through issue. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your boardshorts and let us know if you have any questions.
Simply the Best!
Have had many Patagonia versions of these over the past few years and they just keep getting better! Just back from Hawaii for 8 days and was in the water non stop doing a multitude of activities from swimming, surfing, freediving, cliff jumping, bike riding, etc., and they performed perfectly for all! cant recommend enough :)
Great shorts but seem to run large.
Love the material and comfort of these shorts. They are soft and stretchy and really comfortable to be in all day. They also dry fast. I had to knock a star off because the sizing seems to be a bit too big. I am a 34 waist for all my other pants/shorts, etc... These shorts felt like they were about a half a size too large. I would probably get the ... Read More33 if I was to redo this purchase.
great product for years to come
I'm used to buying cheaper boardshorts from other brands but you can feel the difference in quality for the price. They're comfortable, work great and look good. I'm 5'11", 182 lbs and the 33" waist fits comfortably. Shorts hit just at the top of my kneecap.
New Favorite Trunks
I can't recommend these enough if you're looking for trunks you can be active in without feeling like you're in a traditional boardshort. They have a good amount of stretch for beach/grass volleyball, perfect length, and no ugly "scrunched" waistband look. I'm 5'8 and they fall about 2" above my knees. Only d... Read Moreownside is that because they're so lightweight, there's a good chance you'll be "showing off" when they're actually wet... not necessarily a bad thing.
Great cut and fabric. Fly needs some work
The only negative on these trunks is the fly. The fabric folds over itself and is just expected to stay in place, but it doesn’t. They also run a bit larger than other Patagonia board shorts I’ve had... maybe because of the stretch. I’d probably size these down 1” if I were to purchase again. The fit and feel in the water is otherwise great.
Got the light green color.
Got the light green color. Pretty much see thru when wet. Got some stain pretty easily, can’t seem to get them clean. Also stretched and are now a size too big. Fit perfect when I first got them.
So sorry your boardshorts didn't hold up! We will contact you directly to get you back on track with warranty options.
Great product buy a size down
Love these board shorts but they only cinche down so far so I’d recommend buying on the small size if you are doing any water sports.
We're sorry that those are cinching enough for you. We'd be happy to help with an [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) for the next size down. Reach out for [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) with that process. You can reach us Mon-Fri 6AM-6PM PST and Sat-Sun 8AM-4PM PST by calling 1.800.638.6464.
First, these board shorts are awesome: They fit great, are light but very durable and move perfectly with you. They also dry so fast you forget they were ever wet. I just spent two weeks living in a couple pairs in the Outer Banks and have zero complaints about how they perform. My only nitpick, echoing another reviewer, is that there should be a s... Read Moremall bit of velcro on the fly (either at the top or the middle) to hold it in place. Not to hold it *closed* necessarily: I never felt exposed or that the shorts were coming open. But the fly doesn't seem to naturally lay flat when tied. You have to play with it a little to get everything lined up and not bunching. But don't let that stop you: I'd happily keep these as my board shorts for life if they never change a thing.
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