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Runs small, comfy otherwise
I'm a 32 or a Medium in most Patagonia wear - I have a 32 MOC short that is a little large, so sized down to a 31 for these. When they arrived they were quite small, so much so that I worried a 32 would also be uncomfortable. I sized up to a 33 and it is the perfect fit, luckily the same color was in stock. It took some getting used to having ... Read Morea zippered pocket but the shorts are light, fit well and quite comfortable. Would recommend, though if possible to try on in person or order two sizes so you don't have to be without the short is a smart bet.
The surf short(s) are well constructed and the fit has many features that contribute to comfort and ease of use. The materials are durable and soft wearing/ slight stretch. Color/ pattern style is fun. I travel internationally in rural areas and I can rely on these shorts to wear well in all situations.
Runs small but loosens up too much in the water
I bought these in a 35 and 36. Normally I'm a 34. At the time, the 35 was too tight, so I kept the 36 which fit perfect when dry. This is my second season with the boardshorts and now when I go in the water they are sliding off me and I can't make them any tighter. Very hard to surf and sit on my board while constantly pulling them up. St... Read Moreill fit perfect and comfortable when dry. May need to re-purchase in a 35.
I usually wear a 34, but I bought a 35. I think Id be more comfortable in a 36
Thanks for the sizing feedback. You're always more than welcome to [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for a different size under our [ironclad guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee).
The sizes are incorrect
Do not trust the sizes. Purchase larger
Hi Mark, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the trouble you've experienced with sizing. If the boardshorts don't fit quite right you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Please, make more odd sizes.
Have loved these shorts in the past and wore them constantly, no matter what I was doing. The sizing in the new ones though seems off. I wear a 36 these days, but shorts I purchased recently in store were too small. Sized up this last online order to a 38 and it was loose. I understand that making more odd sizes would cost Patagonia more, but for a... Read Moren item as iconic as its boardshorts it might be worth it.
I'm sorry to hear about the sizing. Feel free to call our customer service team at 1-800-638-6464 to start a return.
A size smaller than last time.
We love Patagonia products and these were so cute, but the sizing was off, and we had purchased these before. Outside of that, service was very good as usual, but I am hard pressed to shop online without trying on.
We're sorry to hear this item didn't work out for you! Please note that your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you would like to initiate a return or exchange, you may do so [HERE](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=returns).
Well made but disappointing fit.
Boardshorts are well made as anticipated but the fit is very disappointing. Originally purchased a size 32 but they run small so had to reorder a 34. The diameter of the legs are very large and the boardshorts “baggy”. While other Patagonia clothing products (outerwear, technical clothes, etc) are some of the best I’ve owned, I won’t purchase anoth... Read Moreer boardshort.
Great fit! I usually wear between a 34-36 (34 in Patagonia) and these fit great. I will say though having a stretch waistband I would be worried about these flying off while I surf, that being said I haven't tested them for this yet. Either way, great pair to wear around town with the hip pockets and back pocket.
I have no idea how so many are stating these run true to size (in the middle of the scale). The proof, I bought the Wavefarer Walk Shorts in 32...perfect fit. Purchased these as well in 32, I can’t even pull them past my butt!!! If any of these reviewers have purchased these THIS YEAR or anything other than these, they’d be in agreement...only thin... Read Moreg that makes sense or adds up. I’d recommend if the sizing matched their other clothing.
Pillling after 2nd wear
I love everything about these shorts- the fit, the material, etc. However, I’ve only worn them twice and the back left leg of the shorts is already all pilled. I haven’t even washed them! I’m all for Patagonia products because they are supposed to last a life time. But, these probably won’t last much longer and it drives me crazy that these are alr... Read Moreeady messed up. Very very disappointed in that since these are $69 Board shorts and I was hoping they’d last 10+ years like some of my other Patagonia clothes.
We are so sorry to hear about this! Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=repairs) that back to us and we will 100% get you taken care of.
Comfy, functional and durable, great combo!
Move with you but stay put, unlike their stretch brethren which tend to loosen up when they get wet. Fabric is tough but not abrasive which is great. Just wish the fly was configured differently (as it gathers funky and protrudes when you snug up the laces) so maybe hook and loop?
Different fabric, different fit
I have a half-dozen pairs of these that I purchased over the past several years and recently purchased a couple more. The new ones are a different fabric, and the sizing is also not the same. The new fabric feels more like a nylon tent material, and is not as nice as the old stuff. On the sizing, all my prior purchases the 35" shorts fit me fi... Read Morene. The new ones weren't even close. So I returned them. I really liked these shorts and wore them a lot, but now it looks like I'll have to find another brand.
Sorry to hear that the shorts have been a disappointment. You're welcome to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) them to a Patagonia-owned store or send them in for a refund or merchandise credit.
I have worn them since the were first introduced
I have worn the various versions of these boardshorts since they were first introduced for surfing, body-surfing, free-diving, surf-fishing, you name it. So, I obviously like them. They're everything you need and nothing you don't. My only complaint is that the stitching in the seat could stand to be a bit more robust. I have had to repai... Read Morer most pairs after a season because constant abrasion against a waxed surfboard blows out the stitches.
Swiss Army Knife of Boardshorts
These boardshorts are the beat and can stand up to whatever you throw at them. I bought these boardshorts 6 months ago to replace my other wayfarer ones that recently got a little too small. I usually liked to stick to boardshorts with 4 way stretch because I felt like those decreased the amount of board rash I would get, but every since I switched... Read More to wayfarers I haven’t gotten boardshorts once. I have had 7 hour surf sessions and I haven’t gotten board rash, and these shorts had enough coverage that my thighs didn’t get sunburned. Another plus about these if how fast they dry. In Hawaii I can easily rinse off and in no time the shorts will be dry. If you have any doubt I suggest just getting the shorts.
I bought these shorts about 4 months ago and absolutely love them. I would definitely reccomend trying them on in store to ensure you get the right fit. They're sizing guide can be a little off. Other than that,these are awesome,quick drying shorts that look great. Definitely reccomend buying these.
nice shorts but inconsistent sizing
I've got board shorts,shorts,and pants from you guys,and the waist size is all over the map. Some 28's swim on me. Other's fit just right. These were way too tight. Sort of ridiculous that i buy 2 pairs in different sizes and you charge me to return the ones that don't fit. This would be a 5-star review if it weren't for th... Read Moree combination of your return policy and inconsistent sizing.
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