BOARDSHORTS: THE BASICS
Let’s get down to basics.
Consider this your boardshorts starter-kit.
WHAT ARE BOARDSHORTS?
Boardshorts are specifically designed for activity in water,
do not have a mesh liner, and feature a fixed waistband with a tie
or drawcord that keep them locked in place.
Find the right material for you.
Phantom fabric stretches in four different directions.
Boardshorts with Phantom stretch deliver the most flexibility
of any boardshorts we offer.
Regular stretch fabric stretches in two different directions. It’s still flexible, just a little less than our Phantom material.
Not stretchy, but incredibly soft and comfortable.
The piece that ties it all together
How do you define comfort? Well, the Hyperweave waistband is a good place to start.
Designed with a singular, woven construction, Hyperweave technology reacts
to your every move, creating an adaptive fit that’s as comfortable as it is lightweight.
Our standard waistband construction, the sewn waistband is our simple
and effective solution to keeping your boardshorts in place.
How boardshorts are put together and why it matters.
Welded seams are used in lieu of a standard, sewn stitch. These seams are fused together via heat, creating a surface that’s flush with the skin to reduce chafing.
Just like it sounds, the stitched construction will show a stitch visible to the naked eye. For this construction, a flatlock stitch is used for durability and to create a flush surface with the skin.
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating placed on all Hurley boardshorts. This flouropolymer-based coating, typically found on waterproof rainwear, repels water so your boardshorts stay light and dry quickly.
Most Hurley Men’s boardshorts feature a fixed waistband for the best fit. This means your board short size will be the same as your pant size. View our comprehensive size chart to better understand how boardshorts fit, here.
Our patented, Velcro®-less closure system. Utilizing soft, stretchy fabric in lieu of Velcro®, the EZ Fly closure eliminates the possibility of chafing.
Length is a matter of personal preference.
Learn what our different outseams mean for you.
This shorter length (16''-17'' outseam) keeps your boardshorts from catching on your knee while surfing, swimming or doing anything else in the water.
This mid-length (18''-19'' outseam) keeps your boardshorts from catching on your knees, and serves those who like a little more coverage.
This longer length (20''-21'' outseam) protects the knees from rash or abrasions when you’re in the water all day.