Boardshorts for hanging out in the water and on the beach

Boardshorts

As soon as the water is warm enough, surfers swap their wetsuits for boardshorts. Comfortable boardshorts are available in all sorts of colours, cuts and materials. A good pair of such shorts should be quick-drying, fit nicely and provide lots of freedom of movement. They tend to be more durable than regular swimming trunks.

Some boardshorts are specially designed for movement-intensive activities, such as surfing, thanks to their elastic materials. Features, such as a comfortable waistband with an elastic or lace, ensure a secure hold and a perfect fit. Plus, strong seams and high-quality materials enhance their durability, even with intense use. Some companies, such as Patagonia, also integrate a UV protection or a DWR treatment, which causes water and dirt to simply roll off the surface. In addition, many boardshorts feature pockets with attachment eyelets, keyring clips and other nifty solutions.

Boardshorts for men, women and kids

These shorts come in a wide variety of lengths and cuts, from wide and water-resistant models that reach above the knees to women’s ultra-short shorts that are barely longer than bikini bottoms.

You can mix and match boardshorts, surfwear and swimwear, and many surfers wear ordinary swimming trunks under their boardshorts. Some models even come with an integrated mesh lining. As for the ladies, combining boardshorts with a bikini top is a guaranteed great look. All in all, whether you opt for boardshorts from adidas or Reima, you’re guaranteed a perfect fit and you’ll even look stylish out in the water.

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