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Boardshort Showcase

The below list will help educate consumers about what’s available on the market for Summer 2017

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 May, 2017 - It’s boardie season! Well, almost. Depending on your section of the northern hemisphere you’ll be pulling on a pair of boardshorts in the coming months. We’ve compiled the below list so consumers can educate themselves about what’s available on the market. But first be sure to know what it is you need in a boardshort. 

What do you need? If you’re poolside at a sausage sizzle each weekend, you won’t need super-ultra-light-feather-stretch welded seam high-tech boardies. Conversely, a retro-styled cotton heavy canvas short will most likely rub you raw after a week of extended surf sessions. 

This below information is simply a presentation, or showcase, of boardshorts from a variety of brands. All boardshort descriptions are provided by the brands and don’t reflect an endorsement by Surfersvillage. 

For detailed high-performance board short reviews, check our 2017 High Performance Boardshort Review.

 

BODY GLOVE

Vapor Carlsbad $48

The Vapor Carlsbad features a 19" out seam, 360 drawstring waist, no fly, back pocket with flap, mesh pocket bag, and key loop.
With four-way stretch and a secret sauce that makes them water repellent and incredibly quick to dry, the Vapor is Body Glove’s premier high performance board short. Whether surfing or going for a run, these shorts will move with you as you bend, flex, or get the barrel of your life.

 

Vapor Leaf Ericson $48

The Vapor Leaf Ericson features a 20" out seam, 360 drawstring waist, contrast waistband and side stripe, leg vent, back zip pocket, mesh pocket bag, and key loop. With four-way stretch and a secret sauce that makes them water repellent and incredibly quick to dry, the Vapor is Body Glove’s premier high performance board short. Whether surfing or going for a run, these shorts will move with you as you bend, flex, or get the barrel of your life.

 

 

REEF

Surfaris 

Carefree boardies for carefree days. Like playing in a field full of wild flowers. The Fields, part of Reef′s Surfaris boardshort collection, are a mens performance-fit boardshort. 19-inch outseam reaches above knee length. Brushed twill interior waistband and slick Lycra fly are nice to your bits and pieces. Side pocket with Velcro closure keeps your essentials secure, elastic key loop, cotton drawcord, woven label and garment washed for extra softness. 

Sometimes you just dial it all back and keep it simple. Simple pattern, fantastic colors. The Simple, part of Reef′s Surfari boardshorts collection, are a mens performance-fit boardshort. 20-inch outseam reaches just above knee length. Brushed twill interior waistband and slick Lycra fly are nice to your bits and pieces. Side pocket with Velcro closure keeps your essentials secure, elastic key loop, cotton drawcord, woven label and garment washed for extra softness. 
 

 

VISSLA

Dredges Boardshort 

20" PROGRESSIVE FIT The Dredges are cool 4-Way stretch heathered boardshorts made with upcycled polyester. Featuring scalloped side seam, contrast waistband and back pocket flap, and Vissla woven labels, surfers know that it’s the dredges that create some of the best breaks around the world. Made from 81% Recycled Polyester / 13% Cotton / 6% Spandex. 

Sunda Land Boardshort 

18.5" MODERN FIT The Sundaland are gorgeous yet functional 4-way stretch boardshorts made with coconut and upcycled polyester. Featuring all over tiger and eagle print, back pocket with pocket flap, and Vissla and Hoffman woven labels, the Sundaland boardshorts got their exquisite design deep from the Hoffman California fabric vaults. Made from 50% recycled Polyester / 38% Coconut / 12% Spandex.
 

 

LASTAGE

Fisherman "pro model Fred David"

90 % plastic bottles recycled, 10 % stretch 4D, 19'. Eco-friendly and technical boardshort using pattented closing system "scratch'age II" for all watermen ready to rock any kind of waves ! Developed with the ex world champion of bodysurfing and big wave rider Fred David this model is inspired by the ocen with the little anchor and leitmotiv "Ocean rules only" sublimated on left leg. High performance material : dry fast, light weight, no irritation. Available from 26 to 40. 75 €

Tigerlily

90 % plastic bottles recycled, 10 % stretch 4D, 17'. Eco-friendly and technical boardshort using pattented closing system "scratch'age I". Oldschool cut with his "V" bottom cut, this boardshort is the perfect mix between retro style and high performance material :  light weight, dry fast, no irritation. Available from 26 to 40. 65 €

 

VOLCOM

Macaw Mod Plus Boardshort

All hail the Macaw Mod Plus Boardshort, because it’s the king. Designed with serious athletes in mind, it comes loaded with our best tech so you can think less about what you are wearing and more about the drop in you are about to make. The water repellent 4-way stretch premium fabric allows for unrestricted movement and snappy recovery, while the cinch fly features a unique 3 eyelet cinch function so the drawcord can fasten with the best hold and fit. The hems and inseam are welded while the back zip pocket comes with welded eyelets for the ultimate waterproofing. Boardshort royalty at its best.

Features: 19” outseam; 4-way stretch boardshort; Back zip pocket with welded eyelets; Signature double heat transfer; Welded hems and inseam; Cinch Fly Technology.

Mag Vibes Stoney 19 Boardshort - Black White


 

Whether you are hitting the surf or hanging on the beach, the eye-catching Mag Vibes Stoney board short will not go unnoticed. Built for performance but designed for comfort, it is equally at home in and out of the water. The premium 4-way stretch fabric allows for movement, comfort, and snappy recovery, while the Stoney cinch fly gives flexibility of fit. Finished with a water repellent coating for faster drying.

Features : 19” outseam 4-way stretch board short; Signature double woven patches; Back flap patch pocket; Stoney Cinch Fly.

Vibes Half Stoney 19 Boardshort - Multi

We’re not sure what you will love most about the Vibes Half Stoney board short… Will it be the laid back look of the pigment print and wash? The flexible fit of the 4-way stretch fabric with elastic back and cinch fly? Or the water repellent finish making chafing yesterday’s news? We guess you’ll just have to throw them on, head to the beach, and check it out for yourself.

Features : 19” ousteam 4-way stretch elastic back board short; Pigment print and wash Signature double woven patches; Back flap patch pocket; Side hand pockets.

RHYTHM

Waratah Trunk

Cut from Cotton Blend Fabric, our Waratah Trunk features an Australian floral design with engineered artwork placement. Features a flat waistband with contrast drawcord, mock fly, contrasting print panels, single back pocket, woven logo labels. It’s made from 80% Polyester and 20% Cotton.

Julian Boardshort

Regular fit 17" Above the knee styled boardie made from a technical cotton blend fabric. Fixed waistband with drawstring closure.

O’NEILL

Hyperfreak Hydro Boardshorts $120 


  
78% Polyester / 22% Elastane high performance boardshorts with a 20” Outseam. The material is 170% Hyperfreak Stretch with Hyperdry DWR and Hyperflow waistband. The suit has welded seams, welded zip pockets and reflective tech drawcord.

O’Neill  For the Ocean Boardshorts with Hyperdry

Whether you're a surf veteran or newbie, the pattern and colour choices of the For The Ocean Boardshorts would be enough to choose them, the tech features - O'Neill Hyperdry for unreasonably fast drying time, welded back pocket with a zipper and with Retrotech 4-way-stretch so you never feel restricted, are insanely good and to clinch the deal, they're part of the O'Neill Blue series so they contain 30% polyester made from recycled ocean plastic. They're a total no-brainer.

Features: Shell: 59% polyester 31% cotton 10% elastane; Fit: Regular fit; O'Neill Hyperdry; outseam 18" for Size 32

VANS

New Era Boardshort

Vans Spring 2017 marks the beginning of a "new era" in Vans history with the debut of the Era Boardshort. Designed to be iconic through distinctive prints and colors, the team-tested Era Boardshort in Wade Goodall’s signature colorway is made with 90% polyester, 10% elastane, and comes complete with Vans 4-way Sturdy Stretch performance, comfort, and durability. The Wade Goodall Era Boardshort also includes Wade’s psychedelic art, striped blocking, a back zip pocket, and a Vans dual palm woven label at the side seam. Model is 6 feet tall and wearing a size 32. Made from imported materials.

ELUSIVE

Drift Boardshorts Grey

Drift boardshorts. 100% polyester quick dry fabric with draw string waist and lycra fly (no nasty velcro). Black with white contrast waist panel and back pocket with branded tag, embroidered Iconic logo on leg.

BIRDWELL

Birdwell Todd Snyder Collaboration


Each pair of trunks is constructed from two layers of highly durable SurfNyl - a proprietary, naturally water repellant Nylon with a triple lace closure button fly, adjustable waist tab closure, key loop and packet drain hole and clean finish with double and triple-stitched seams.  The new Birdwell Beach Britches for Todd Snyder shorts sport a classic Birdwell fit in exclusive styles and colorways and feature a contrast wax back pocket, TS patch and co-branded label featuring Birdie, the Birdwell mascot.

SUPERBRAND

TOY X BOARDSHORT

4-way stretch engineered printed boardshort.• Welded inseam and leg opening; Pocket with custom perforation details • and welded zipper; Welded eyelets; Branded drawcord tipping. Features: 90% Polyester 10% Spandex; 19” Outseam

LASSO BOARDHSORTS

4-way stretch boardshort with allover print and contrast waistband.• Contrast taping with scalloped leg opening and welt back zipper pocket and branded eyelets and drawcord. Shorts are made of 90% Polyester 10% Spandex with an 17” Outseam

ADOBE BOARSHORT

4-way stretch all-over printed boardshort with contrast waistband.• Contrast back pocket with velcro closure. Branded eyelets and drawcord tipping with piping on seams. Material is 90% Polyester 10% Spandex with an 18” outseam

BILLABONG

Billabong Tribong X Lite

Taking Tribong tradition into the modern age, the Tribong X Airlite represents the most advanced boardshort technology available. Go beyond stretch and step into Total Performance Boardshorts with Billabong Airlite Technology. Anatomically mapped, multi-tier stretch creates omni-directional movement, while flex welding allows for movement while maintaining comfort and security. The pinnacle of boardshort design, Platinum X Airlite combines unprecedented levels of flexibility, stability and comfort into one boardshort. 82% polyester / 18% elastane.

HURLEY

Hurley Phantom Hyperweave Motion Stripe Men's 18”

Board Shorts are durable and stretchy, so you can move without restrictions in the water and on the beach. Ultra-stretch side panels and scalloped hems let you move freely
Hyperweave waistband provides an adaptive fit. Recycled Phantom fabric provides 60% stretch and low-profile zip pocket for small items

Product Details: Faux Fly closure; Fabric: 86% recycled polyester/14% elastane; Machine wash; Imported

SEN NO SEN

Sen No Sen "Depression" boardie

Designed in France and proudly made in Europe. This boardshort has been made to bring the best confort with 4 way-stretch fabric and resist to long hours of sessions. 
17'' outseams, flat belt, limited seals, side pockets with mesh inside. "Depression" all-over artwork is inspired by isobars maps we used to check for surf forecast before Internet area and forecast websites. Recycled Econyl® fabric made in Italy.

Sen No Sen beach short


Perfect short to cruise or to catch few waves. Easy to wear, easy to match. Features: Pockets with mesh lining; pocket at the back with "La Grande Plage" stitched label; Polyester, fast dry; Made in Portugal

ROARK REVIVAL

Savage Boardshort 


Need we say more? It's our highest performance and most functionnal boardshort. Built with a welded zipper, no outseam, seam taping at hem, laser cut draw cord ports and pocket drains, it lives up to its name. It's also named after the bar in Roark's hideous.

Features: 19” Outseam; 4-way stretch ; Side zip pocket ; Taped seams ; Drawcord; Fabric Content  86% Recycled Polyester / 14% Spandex

Baagh Boardshort 

One of Shakti and her many manifestation’s well-known vehicles, representing both fearlessness and loyalty along with death and aggression, the “Baagh” or tiger, keeps its constant presence throughout Southern India.

Features: 19” Outseam; Allover print or stripe option; Contrast waistband w/ drawcord; Fabric Content 55% Cotton / 40% Polyester / 5% Spandex

 

PATAGONIA

Patagonia Planning Board Shorts

Made of fast-drying and superlight 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Grown-on waistband; flat-lying fly with a rubber button and ladderlock drawstring closure; durable bartacked drawstring. Self-draining pocket on right hip has a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper with internal key loop and zipper pull for ease of use. 2.8-oz 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection and Fair Trade Certified™ sewing

Patagonia Stretch Hydro Planning Boardshorts

Made of quick-drying and superlight 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Self-draining flap pocket on right hip has gasket closure; a noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper with internal key loop; and zipper pull for ease of use. Notched outseam for ease of movement; inseam-free design helps eliminate chafing. Outseam is 21"; regular length provides a more traditional choice and greater sun protection for the leg. 2.8-oz 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection and Fair Trade Certified™ sewing

QUIKSILVER

Crypt Scallop

Board shorts for men. Features : scallop block, Diamond Deluxe 4-way stretch, Quiksilver Dry Flight water repellent hydrophobic coating, 18" outseam, cinch lock drawcord and neo-fly closure.

New Wave Highline 19”

The nuts and bolts: Color block design; HighLite x2 4-way stretch, lighter, dryer and more flexible; Quiksilver DryFlight® technology water-repellent hydrophobic coating; F'N Lite neoprene: Packed with air cells for lightweight warmth; 19" outseam, on-the-knee length; Double layer construction; Laser cut & heat bonded seam construction; Cinch tie closure with cinch lock draw cord; Neo-fly closure; Heat welded zip-up back pocket; The model is 180cm/5'11" tall and wears a size 32" in the photo

Composition: 83% Polyester, 17% Elastane

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