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Ar·go·naut /ˈärɡəˌnôt/

Noun: any of a band of seafaring adventurers who set off on a daring quest with Jason to seek the sacred Golden Fleece.


The earth is 71% covered in water. Finding adventure anywhere will likely take you to a waterborne environment. PDW engages all the natural terrains the earth has to offer and is dedicated to creating purpose driven, functional goods for the modern user to perform in amphibious conditions. The Argonaut Boardshort is designed for Watermen. Surf, scuba, snorkeling, packrafting, paddleboarding, river running, kayaking, anywhere where's there water. 

Versatile and Made
for EDC

The Argonaut Boardshort is designed to be highly versatile and while terrific in the water, is also right at home around town and even on the trail. Three carefully considered zippered pockets keep your core EDC items secure during high impact activities while remaining low profile. Extra functional details include internal coin pockets, slipjoint pockets, and a dummy cord in the back pocket for a keeping a key out of the way when in the water. The mini-cordage clip points offer convenient anchor points for attaching a mini-carabiner for around-town keys or our Mini Coil Lanyard to secure your favorite pocket light. With the low profile classic waist tie and horseshoe gusset, we find these shorts great for backpacking and often find ourselves wearing these on the trail. 

All Terrain

The Argonaut Boardshort features our custom milled All Terrain Cloth. This technical fabric is the lightest we offer, yet is durable, long wearing, dries quickly, and has 4-way stretch for maximum movement and comfort during any activity.

Clip Dock
for IWB

Every apparel design PDW makes feature considerations for everyday carry, in particular folding knives. From the ever handy SAK to modern folders to slipjoints. The Argonaut Boardshort design includes our unique Clip Dock detail which is specifically for indexing a folder pocket clip to carry IWB. Adhering to the more minimalistic philosophy of boardshorts where the wearer is dialed more towards a lightweight, uncluttered, unencumbered mode, our shorts, while incorporating more EDC functionality, we encourage the use of lower profile and streamlined kit with these shorts. Carrying a low profile folder, such as the rustproof models from our friends over at Terrain 365, allows the folder to be snug against the body and keeps it out of the way when paddling out for a session at your favorite break. For those who want something an even smaller and even lower profile carry, our shorts feature a specific slipjoint pocket inside the mesh pocket liners.

Crafted in

Our entire western coastline hugs the Pacific Ocean. Our Argonaut Boardshorts are expertly made in California.

Product Specs


  • 4.6oz, 89% Poly / 11% Spandex All Terrain Cloth with C6 DWR Finish
  • YKK Reverse Coil Nylon Zippers
  • Poly Oval Drawstring
  • Nylon Grosgrain
  • Nylon Mesh
  • Velcro®
  • T40 Thread


  • Waist Sizes from 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 inches
  • Low Rise
  • 8" Inseam


  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Quick Dry
  • C6 DWR
  • Lightweight & Durable
  • Classic Tie Waist
  • Clip Dock For Indexing IWB Carry of Low Profile Folders
  • Velcro® Fly
  • 3 Zippered Pockets
  • Dual Soft Mini-Cordage Tie-Ins
  • Coin Trap Pocket Inside Main Hand Pockets
  • YKK Reverse Coil Nylon Zippers
  • Full "Horse Shoe" Gusset Panel for Extra Mobility
  • Low Profile Welded Leg Opening/Hems
  • Grosgrain Zipper Pulls

Designed, Crafted, Cut, and Sewn In

  • California, USA

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