• W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",
  • W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",
  • W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",

Patagonia Women's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2 1/2"

C$ 29.00 C$ 59.00


C$ 29.00 C$ 59.00


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W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",
W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",
W's Light & Variable® Board Shorts - 2.5",

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Made from light, fast-drying polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, the Light & Variable® Board Shorts feature a secure fit, wide waistband and 40-UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign® approved.

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Our most minimal surf shorts, the Light & Variable® Board Shorts are made from light, durable and fast-drying polyester ripstop with 40-UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Staying secure on big days, they have a wide, 3-channel elastic waistband with adjustable, elasticized drawcord for a custom fit; the slightly scalloped leg hem offers increased mobility for surfing or shoreline exploring. Hidden right-front pocket features classic Snap-T® styling; self-draining back pocket has a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper, internal key loop and zipper pull for ease of use. Fabric is bluesign® approved. Inseam is 2½".
  • Made of a lightweight and durable polyester ripstop fabric with 40-UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • Wide, 3-channel elastic waistband with an adjustable, elasticized drawcord; metal grommets keep drawcord in place
  • Right front pocket features classic Snap-T® styling
  • Self-draining back pocket has a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper; with internal key loop and zipper pull for ease of use
  • Slightly scalloped leg opening for added movement and mobility
  • 2½" inseam
  • 3.5-oz 50-denier 100% polyester ripstop, with 40-UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • 108 g (3.8 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

Water Resistant

 (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.


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Women's Light And Variable Board Shorts is rated 4.571428571428571 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from literally the best. i always struggle to find shorts that fit my athletic build and these delivered beyond what i'd hoped for them. per other reviewers i sized up to a 12 from my normal 10. love love love. PLEASE bring back more sizes/colors because i will be in the market for more. these are literally the best shorts i own.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love So Much, I Had to Share! I wanted these shorts to wear with my bathing suit during beach trips, SUP excursions, lazy-river floating, etc. These are perfect for all of the above. They are definitely short (especially for girls like me with a booty), but they allow me to move freely without worrying about being too exposed in solely bathing suit bottoms. Material is quick-drying; the pockets are super helpful. I usually wear a 2-4 in shorts (I'm 5'5", 115 lbs.) from other brands, but I bought a 6 in these as I didn't want them to be too tight, and the 6 was perfect.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Great shorts. Had to size up like the other reviewers, but well worth it, as I'll be getting my money's worth out of these long before the summer is over. Very durable, nice mesh pockets so sand can't get stuck in them. Easy to rinse out, comfortable, go with anything! I want them in all the colors but I purchased the olive drab and it's still my favorite! If you're on the fence, get them! Size up! You won't regret it!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts These shorts are AMAZING. They are so light and comfortable. I have shamelessly been wearing them multiple times in a week. I am a size 4-6 in pants (4 in happy hike pants) and I had to size up to an 8 in these shorts. So they do run small. I bought the green so I can pair with a t shirt or tank and run out the door, but would LOVE some more colors. These are for anything. Go on a day hike, just change your shirt and go grab a beer with friends. When backpacking, I will be wearing these. Playing at the splash pad with kids, I'll be wearing these. You get the idea. I'm in love.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I ordered these shorts when they were on sale due to the great price. I had previously never owned a pair of shorts from Patagonia. I am very glad I did, they are overall super comfortable and lightweight. They are great for all kinds of activities from traveling to hiking even to running errands. I find they fit true to size and love that they do not have the built in underwear.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute, but so small!! Sadly, I never got to wear these because they were SO small! I ordered my regular pants size (I do have a larger butt/thigh region so perhaps I should have ordered a size up) and they looked child-size. Maybe I'll try to reorder in a larger size, but I would consider sizing up at least one size, possibly more. For reference, I just ordered capeline long underwear in W's small , which fit perfectly and are a little bit large in the waist, if anything. I ordered these shorts in a 4 and they barely fit over my butt.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Love these shorts and bought more in diff colors becaus of hay. The back pocket is deep enough to keep the iPhone 6 from falling out (a huge plus). The front button pocket is placed just so, and you don't get awkward hip bulge when you put your keys or some cash in there. And large enough for debit card too. The inseam length is right on to be cute not boy-ish and not too revealing on the backside. Only complaint is that the waistband could be a little more forgiving. Even very trim girls would get some amount of "spill over". I'm a 29 waist and ordered the 10 and 12. On 10 the waist wasn't forgiving enough but fit perfectly elsewhere. Kept the 12's, the bum and hips are a little baggier than I'd like but the waist is OK. If the 10's waistband had been a little less "pinchy" then they would have been right on. Still, I love these and def recommend!
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new bathing suit bottoms Living in Interior AK, I don't spend a lot of time in a bathing suit or super short shorts. However, I needed a new pair of bottoms for a family beach vacation, so I upgraded my old board shorts and tried these. Awesome. I'm not a fan of skimpy bottoms. I like a suit that can ride waves, swim and play with nieces
Date published: 2015-08-22
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