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  • Made of a lightweight stretch-woven nylon/spandex fabric, with a durable water repellent finish and UPF 40 sun protection
  • Elasticized waistband with an internal drawstring
  • Vertical side pockets have mesh pocket bags that drain water and dry quickly; rear patch pocket has a snap closure to secure small valuables
  • Patagonia Baggies Stretch Board Shorts have a regular fit


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Best Use Swimming, Yoga
Fabric 96% nylon/4% spandex
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 40
Quick Drying Yes
Inseam (in.) 9 inches
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

Inseam varies depending on style. Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid all-around shorts It's true, as the other reviewer mentioned, there's no liner in these, unlike most Patagonia Baggies shorts. I actually prefer it without; yes, they're not as versatile, but most liners offer next to no support, and with these, there's no awkward doubling up if you wear something under them. They stretch well, the pockets are deep enough to hold items without them immediately falling out, and the material is soft and matte enough not to look too 'techy.' As a lefty, I'd have liked the rear pocket to be on the other side (or maybe a rear pocket on each cheek,) but I've gotten used to being a second-class citizen when it comes to pockets. The stretch of these is really nice; I have the feeling Patagonia is discontinuing this particular variant of the baggies, so I might have to stock up before they go away forever. Hopefully something similar will appear in later seasons, maybe with a supportive, compression-type liner and some more colors. P-Please?
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect Description The REI description is incorrect as this product does not have an inner liner. I've got a return label coming from REI and ordered the non-stretch Baggies.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from faded funky fit Patagonia quality construction. Odd cut, in line with the troubling 'shallow armpit' cut plaguing many Patagonia shirts of late. Ink black color looks like black that's been in a chlorine pool one too many times--looks faded and creates the dreaded mismatched black situation if paired with other black stuff.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy Love the stretch, the length. Great pair of shorts.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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How is the sizing? I'm debating between a large and x-large

Asked by: dmg84
The Baggies Stretch Board Shorts are running true to size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-20
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