If you’re the kind of guy who just doesn’t get the whole baggy shorts that go down to your calves scene, Patagonia’s Minimalist II board shorts are for you. It doesn’t hurt the planet that they’re made of 100% recycled polyester either.
The Minimalist II has a close fit and a short 8″ inseam that let you swim efficiently, and the ultra thin material lets them disappear in your bag as well as dry in a heartbeat. The single zippered side pocket has a grommet for draining and a cool little shock cord loop for securing your keys.
The shorts have a flat fly with three buttons and a two-hole tie. In a really nice touch you can secure compatible tops like the Patagonia Rash Guard to the upper button using the top’s hem loop. These very lightweight and comfortable shorts won’t let you down; be sure to order a size bigger than your honest waist – quit suckin’ it in, man – as they run a tad small.