Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.* Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 34, unless otherwise noted.
Men's Fit Guide
Though each Patagonia® product is designed and shaped specifically for its intended use, we can generalize our fit descriptions in four ways:
Formfitting: Conforms to the body’s contours.
Slim Fit: Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.
Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body.
A stretchy, scalloped-seam version of our tried-and-true Wavefarer® Boardshorts; built from durable and quick-drying 96% nylon (62% recycled)/4% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
Even classics can use an upgrade sometimes, so we’ve added a bit more technical comfort and performance to our Scallop Hem Stretch Wavefarer® Boardshorts. Made of quick-drying 96% nylon (62% recycled)/4% spandex with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, the design features a functional, heritage-inspired hem that offers increased range of motion in the water. The natural fit has a slightly trimmer silhouette through the thigh, seat and leg; the 3-piece, self-lined waistband contours to the hip. The inseam is shifted forward to help eliminate chafing, and the flat-lying fly with single rubber button is optimized for comfort while paddling. Closure is a bartacked ladderlock drawstring for security and strength. Self-draining thigh pocket has a corrosion-proof plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use; the pocket also doubles as a self-storage pouch. Outseam is 18". Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Made of a durable, quick-drying 96% nylon (62% recycled)/4% spandex stretch fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection
Three-piece, self-lined waistband contours to hip; flat-lying fly with a rubber button and ladderlock drawstring closure; durable bartacked drawstring; mesh gasket drains easily
Contrast waistband; back pocket with button-flap closure has self-draining mesh pocket bag and internal key loop
Scalloped hem for improved range of motion; forward inseam helps eliminate chafing
Pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch
Outseam is 18"; mid length is designed for surfers who prefer a trimmer, more pared-down silhouette
Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
4.2-oz 96% nylon (62% recycled)/4% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.