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2014 Boardshort Buyer’s Guide

2014 Boardshort Buyer's Guide
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May 2014
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Whether you’re sipping Mai Tai’s at Turtle Bay, shredding a Central American pointbreak, chasing babes on your beach cruiser, or straight up summer-time loungin’, truth is you’re going to need a fresh pair of boardshorts. Is it kosher to wear boardshorts in the office? Below is a group of our favorite pairs for your summer session.

2014 Boardshort Buyer's Guide

BOARDSHORTS

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BRIXTON MENDEL (HYBRID)

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Quiksilver Brunching

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Hurley Phantom

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Oakley Landing

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O’Neill Early

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Reef Wax Ball

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Rip Curl Mirage Brash Stripe

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Roark Viva Libre

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RVCA Buoy

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Vans JT Trimline

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Volcom Copious

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Lost Viva Tropica

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Volcom Linear Mod

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Vans Todos

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Boardshort Buyer's Guide

BOARDSHORT TECH INFO

MATERIALS

Boardshorts are evolving at an exponential rate, and a big part of what has been changing is the materials used to keep you shredding. A short list of materials used lately.

  • Eco Materials
  • Poly
  • Elastane
  • Spandex
  • Speed Dry Nylon
  • Lycra
  • 100% Polyester microfiber

TECHNOLOGY

Einstein computed wild math equations, Edison lit up our night, NASA put humans on the moon, and boardshort designers made our shorts stretch, and believe us, this was a huge step for mankind. Brands have been doing an insane job on developing lighter, more durable, water resistant, high performance designs that ultimately make us surf better. They sure feel good too.

  • Epic Stretch
  • Woven Eyelets – No metal, mo’ betta
  • Comfort fly 2.0 closure – No chafe from velcro
  • Diamond DobbyQuiksilver’s answer to a need for a less abrasive material
  • Stretch stitch at hems
  • Lycra at inside front rise

FIT

From the lifeguard classic fit, to the flexible aerialist, the boardshort is made for all types of human body. It has evolved from a standard straight cut and morphed its way into fully ergonimic designs.

  • ClassicStraight leg, semi short and to the point
  • Short Short Well above the knee, commonly worn in the 70′s and trending highly
  • RelaxedA more relaxed, baggier fit for a casual feel
  • High PerformanceA more ergonomic, super stretchy fit made from the best materials. Also more water resistant and tolerant to severe abuse in and out of the water

LENGTH

Common length of a boardshort would be 21″. The range is from the ‘big boy’ 23″ length, to the ‘tan your thighs’ 15″ length.

FLY TECHNOLOGY

Due to the abrasive nature of velcro, brands have leaned towards alternative methods of keeping your boardshorts closed up. The following is a list of alternate technologies.

  • Velcro Fly – (Ouch, but simple)
  • Zipper Fly – Easy access
  • Comfort fly 2.0 closure – Super comfort
  • Lace Up Front – Classic, awesome

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