These shorts really aren't all that baggy. They just happen to be made of Patagonia's classic Baggies™ fabric—SUPPLEX® recycled nylon.
Since about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, there's a pretty good chance you are near it on any given day. Patagonia's Barely Baggies™ Shorts are designed for that day (and night, too). They're made from durable, quick-drying SUPPLEX® recycled nylon to lessen our dependence on petroleum and cause less air, water and soil contamination compared to using non-recycled nylon. They also have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to repel moisture like a sea otter's fur so they're almost dry by the time you get back in the boat after a quick dip to cool off. Did we also mention the fabric is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn? (More on that below.)
The fit is casual with a covered elasticized waistband that houses an internal drawstring to customize the fit and, more importantly, keep them on as you crash your boogie board into the sand in front of your significant other's family. You'll discover the vertical side pockets with mesh linings are positioned to reduce drag in the water and allow for quick draining. They're big enough to stash your sunscreen (so it's handy to reapply every hour) or wax for your surfboard. There's also a hidden rear mesh pocket that will hold your phone in a pinch.
4.3oz., 100% nylon SUPPLEX (92% recycled) with a DWR finish. 2 1/2" inseam. Fabric is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. Imported.
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.
- Lightweight, quick-drying SUPPLEX recycled nylon
- DWR finish sheds moisture and speeds up drying time
- Covered elastic waistband with internal drawstring to adjust the fit
- Two side-entry front pockets with polyester mesh lining for drainage
- Right-front pocket has elastic key loop
- Hidden, top-entry mesh pocket in back
- Side slits improve mobility
Women's Barely Baggies™ Shorts
|Material||100% Recycled Nylon|
|Water Resistance||Water Resistant|
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