Board Shorts

May 26, 2009
Outside Magazine
Board Shorts

1. Neither simple nor fancy, OP's Plaid Print Boardshorts are perfectly balanced and well priced. $17;

2. A textured fabric nixes chafe and allows Quiksilver's Reflex Boardshorts to dry almost twice as fast as the other models here. $65;

3. Bark's Guard has a zippered front pocket that's just big enough for a credit card and keys. $58;

4. Hurley's ultra-stretchy Phantom Kings Road boardshorts up your mobility while minimizing chafe on your board. $59;

5. A belt of fabric around the waistband of Body Glove's Dubble Oh prevents, uh, cracking. $55;

6. No more stashing your keys: A loop in the side pocket of Patagonia's Wavefarer boardshorts lets you hang on to them. $55;