Everyday walk shorts with an affinity for the water.
When you're around water a lot, being water-friendly, like Patagonia's Stretch Wavefarer Hybrid Shorts, is a definite advantage. Let's say you're just walking along the boardwalk enjoying an iced coffee when all of a sudden you glance out at the ocean and see an epic swell has formed. If you're wearing these shorts all you have to do is grab your board and head out. They have the same durable, quick-drying, mostly recycled nylon and spandex fabric as Patagonia's legendary Stretch Wavefarer Board Shorts, only in a more refined, all-day style like your favorite flat-front chinos. There's a DWR (durable water repellent) finish so they repel moisture and dry quickly. On top of that, they also feature 50+ UPF sun protection so you won't have to cut your surf break short to deal with a sunburn. And their 4-way stretch (up and down and side to side) will keep you from getting in a bind. Did we also mention the fabric is certified as bluesign® approved and sewn at a Fair Trade Certified™ factory? (More on that below.)
This subtle walk-short silhouette features a zippered fly with a durable, interior bartacked drawstring for extra security when you're wiping out in a wave. Belt loops are included in case you fancy wearing a belt when you're ashore. The two front slash pockets and both rear pockets have self-draining mesh pocket bags so your shorts won't hold water and weigh you down. The right-rear pocket has a button closure for security and an internal key loop to ensure you have the key to your microbus when you return to shore. A 20" outseam gives you a more traditional choice and greater sun protection for your legs.
4.2oz., 96% nylon (62% recycled)/4% spandex. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Fabric is certified as bluesign approved. Imported.
The Stretch Wavefarer Hybrid Shorts feature a sun protection rating of 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), which means only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays that fall on the surface will pass through and reach your skin. The sun protection is built-in so, unlike messy sunscreen, it won't wear off or need to be reapplied throughout the day.
Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing
What makes a factory Fair Trade Certified? Rigorous standards for health and safety, respect for the environment, no child or forced labor, maternity and paid leave, community empowerment and additional money back to workers. Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly back to the factory workers, and they decide how to spend it. They can allocate it as a cash bonus, use it for a collective social investment or both.
bluesign® Approved Fabric
bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers and safe for the end customers. Fabric that is certified as bluesign approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in its manufacture that conserves resources and minimizes impacts on people and the environment.
- Lightweight, durable, quick-drying fabric with 4-way stretch
- DWR finish sheds moisture and speeds up drying time
- 50+ UPF sun protection so you can stay out all day
- Fair Trade Certified sewing provides extra money for factory workers
- bluesign approved fabric offers the highest level of consumer safety
- Durable, interior bartacked drawstring closure for security and strength
- Zippered fly and belt loops like your favorite chinos
- Two front slash pockets and two rear pockets with self-draining mesh pocket bags
- Right-rear pocket has button closure and internal key loop
- Regular length with 20" outseam provides greater sun protection
Men's Stretch Wavefarer® Hybrid Shorts
|Care||Machine Wash Warm/Do Not Bleach/Tumble Dry Low/Cool Iron|
|Material||65% Recycled Nylon/5% Spandex|
|Sun Protection||50+ UPF|
|Water Resistance||Water Resistant|
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