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Patagonia Wavefarer Board Shorts

£55 eu.patagonia.com

Another classically styled product given a modern twist, these unlined ‘board shorts’ work equally well in or out of the water. The fabric is nylon (over 1/3 recycled), which dries fast and offers 50+ UPF sun protection. There’s a low profile waistband and seams to avoid chafing, and an internal pocket with a ‘corrosion free’ plastic zip. The fit is ‘slim’ and I found I needed to size up, but these work great as holiday shorts and are tailored enough to wear as swimming trunks if you need to, commando style, without risking any embarrassing moments! There are lots of designs to choose from, the fabric is 38% recycled and blue sign approved, and the garment is fair trade sewn in Vietnam, so comfort with a conscience, too.

VERDICT: Tailored liner free shorts/trunks with good environmental credentials.

BEST FOR: Beach bums and summer holidays.

Review by David Lintern @selfpwrd