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If your top half is longer than your bottom half, these are the board shorts for you. A shorter version of our Wavefarer® Board Shorts, the Minimalists are made with the same lightweight, durable and quick-drying 3.9-oz Supplex® nylon with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. They feature a comfortable fit with a 3-piece, self-lined waistband that contours to the hip. The forward inseam helps eliminate chafing, and a flat-lying fly with single rubber button is optimized for comfort while paddling. Closure is a bartacked ladderlock drawstring for security and durability. A draining pocket on the right thigh has a noncorroding plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use. Outseam is 19″.

  • Durable and quick-drying nylon (38% recycled), with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 3-piece, self-lined waistband contours to hip; flat-lying fly with a rubber button and ladderlock drawstring closure; durable bartacked drawstring; mesh gasket easily drains
  • Self-draining horizontal pocket on right thigh with a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper; internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use
  • Forward inseam helps eliminate chafing
  • Trim silhouette at thigh, seat and leg opening for ease of movement and better dry time
  • 19″ outseam
  • 3.9-oz 100% nylon (38% recycled) with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • 153 g (5.4 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

About Recycled Polyester

In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.

Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.

Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.

About Patagonia

Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None require a motor; none deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.

Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility.

For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.

We know that our business activity – from lighting stores to dyeing shirts – creates pollution as a by-product. So we work steadily to reduce those harms. We use recycled polyester in many of our clothes and only organic, rather than pesticide-intensive, cotton.

Staying true to our core values during thirty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we’re proud to run and work for. And our focus on making the best products possible has brought us success in the marketplace.