Carve Designs Paddler Board Shorts - Women's

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Your classic boardshort with some feminine flare, the Carve Designs Paddler Boardshort for Women is built with super soft and quick-drying micro-fiber polyester and has a traditional lace-up drawstring front with nylon gusset. Easy to wear from just about any summer time activity, the Paddler fits straight through the leg and has a low front rise. Whether lining up, paddling out, or building castles in the sand, the Paddler offers all-day comfort for your active lifestyle.


  • Brushed micro fiber with DWR (100% polyester)
  • Lace-up drawstring closure with nylon gusset
  • Rear pocket with drainage hole and Velcro closure
  • Straight fit through leg
  • Low front rise
  • Inseam: 7.5"

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Review Summary

4 out of 5

11 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Great value: 2
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Great design: 1

  • Low performance: 1
Quality: 4 / 5
Comfort: 3.3 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

11 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5

Just what I was looking for
September 06, 2012

Used these on an overnight raft trip on the Yellowstone last weekend and perfect. Been looking for a good board short or quick dry and these work great. Long enough to not flaunt more than you want when getting tossed through whitewater but not so long to get an aggressive short tan after 10 hours on the water. Has Velcroed pocket which is good although another might be nice (however if I had more I would inevitably jump in the water with both the phone and wallet so one is probably good). Pretty basic short.

Pros: Ease of use, Great value

Too low rise for me.
March 10, 2010

I wanted a functional pair of board shorts I could wear body boarding. These shorts are very low-rise (about 4" below the bellybutton). They didn't even come up to my hipbones, and even when I laced them up tightly, they felt like they were slipping down over my nylon bikini bottom (which has a higher rise than the board shorts). Unfortunately, I returned these. They just felt like I'd lose them when I take off on a wave. Beautiful fabric and print, though.

Comfort: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

Material Needs Stretch
July 15, 2013

Great looking board shorts, purchased for stand up jet skiing. Some reviews said the shorts run large so I initially ordered one size smaller. Had to return them for one size larger, the size I usually wear. I'm a size 8, muscular with a small waist. Sometimes, I have the problem of shorts fitting my hips, but then swallowing my waist, but since these shorts sit low on the hips the fit was perfect. Return process was extremely easy. I love the look of the shorts and the fit when dry, but when wet they do not feel as comfortable as some of my other boards shorts with stretch. If material was stretchy this purchase would have gotten five stars!

Pros: Build quality, Cons: Low performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Albany, NY
35-44 yrs

Cute shorts - a little low
April 11, 2011

I think these shorts are very cute. I ordered a different style board short from Carve, which didn't have the draw string and ran a little large, so I found them sliding down my backside. The drawstring on these allow you to adjust a bit. They are still a bit low cut, though -- I am not so concerned with the front, but more concerned with the low rise on my rear end. That said, they are cute, comfortable, and will be great this summer for kayaking and the like.

Comfort: 1 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Washington DC

For boy shapes
January 09, 2011

Cute shorts...but DO NOT purchase if you have any curves. (And I don't mean that as a euphemism for plump, I mean it literally) These board shorts are meant for those gals who are straight, with waist not a whole lot smaller than the hips. Think "Pink" or Britney Spears, not Beyonce or Kim Kardasian. I am tall (5'9") with a small waist and a JLo booty, and I had to order a larger size to fit the hips and then have the waist taken in at least 3-4 inches. Worse than normal. They also do not want to stay on so well...not the best thing when you're out in public, LOL! So for me I have to give these babies a thumbs down.

Just right for junk in these trunks
July 09, 2010

These are a great pair of light and soft board shorts. The only kind of surfing I do is online, so I can't speak to their functionality on the surf board, but I do appreciate a stylish alternative to bikini bottoms. I only wish there were more options for bikini tops. Also, I'd pay a few dollars more for a zip pocket.

I love these shorts!
August 13, 2010

Cozy and perfect fit

Good fit, comfortable, and look nice all day.
August 05, 2010

I really like these shorts. I found that they came up above my hips, not too low like most shorts for teens, and just a little below the belly button. They dry quickly, and don't wrinkle at all.

Good fit and stylish for a 58 year old.
April 24, 2009

I wanted to substitute these shorts for regular swimming suit bottoms or skirts. They're a bit more sporty than a skirt and hide sagging skin syndrome. I'm happy with my purchase.

Comfort: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Bend, or
25-34 yrs

Great boardshorts
October 08, 2013

These are great boardshorts for the beach or water activities. They do sit very low on the hips (I do have curves, so I suppose the fit would change based on body type) but I think they still look very cute and have a bit of a sexy look.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from NC

Love these Boardshorts
March 01, 2013

I was really happy with this purchase. Size was perfect and item was as described. Thanks so much!!!

Pros: Great value

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 2, size 4, size 6, size 8, size 10, size 12 and size 14: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14.

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