The quintessential do-anything surf shorts, our Wavefarer™ Board Shorts are made of durable, lightweight and quick-drying nylon with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Inseam is 5”.
Gliding down the line or cleaning your fresh-caught fish for dinner, the classic Wavefarer™ Board Shorts are as capable as they are tough. Made from light, durable and quick-drying 100% nylon (38% recycled) fabric with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, they feature a gusset for comfort on a board and rolled side seams that overlap with self-binding for ease of movement and mobility. The flat-lying fly features a ladderlock drawstring and hidden snap closure; the self-lined, 3-piece waistband contours to the hips. Self-draining, set-in side pocket has an internal key loop and noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper closure. Inseam is 5".
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
Lacking fur, feathers or scales, we humans have to think up clever ways to protect ourselves from the sun. Products with the UPF designation provide built-in sun protection that won’t wear off.
UPF stands for “Ultraviolet Protection Factor.” This val
3-piece, self-lined waistband contours to hip; flat-lying fly with a hidden snap and ladderlock drawstring closure
Rolled side seams that overlap with self binding allow for movement and mobility
Self-draining right-rear pocket has a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper; with internal key loop and zipper pull for ease of use
Gusset allows for a wide range of movement and comfort while sitting on a surfboard
3.9-oz 100% nylon (38% recycled) with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection
107 g (3.8 oz)
Made in Vietnam.
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