With a no-inseam design, the stripped-down, travel-savvy Light & Variable® Board Shorts keep you chafe-free while you thread through barrels or trim down the line. Their light weight and functional simplicity have made them a longtime Patagonia favorite. Now featuring superlight, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection, the hydrodynamic design has a trim silhouette and sleek, low-drag waistband. Other details include a flat-lying fly with ladderlock drawstring closure, and a pared-down back pocket that’s self-draining, has an internal key loop and doubles as a compact stuff pouch. The pocket has a corrosion-proof plastic zipper and the side seams have small notches for increased freedom of motion. Outseam is 18". Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.