Carve Designs Pipeline Boardshort - Women's


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Fun loving boarders and serious surfers agree, the Carve Designs Pipeline Boardshort for Women is one boardshort you should not be without. Built with super soft and quick-drying micro-fiber polyester, the Pipeline Boardshort features a gym-short inspired design and a flattering fit.
Loosely fitted through the legs and with a medium front rise, the Pipeline has a double snap closure with nylon gusset and back patch pocket. Whether you are in the line up or on the boardwalk, the Pipeline Boardshort offers all day comfort for the active lifestyle.


  • Brushed micro fiber with DWR (100% polyester)
  • Double snap closure with nylon gusset
  • Contrast color gym short piping on side seams
  • Rear pocket with drainage hole and Velcro closure
  • Loosely fitted through leg
  • Medium front rise
  • Inseam: 8"

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Review Summary

4.4 out of 5

11 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Great design: 2
  • color combos: 1
  • Great value: 1

Comfort: 4.7 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Fit: 3.3 / 5

11 Ratings & Reviews

very happy with shorts and Altrec service!
August 13, 2010

nice fabric and flattering fit. great service from Altrec as well!

Overall comfortable and cute shorts
July 30, 2010

Adorable, shorts and fit great not too short and you can really move in them!

FitClothes: 4 / 5

March 31, 2013

Great shorts! I appreciate the longer length for both the ocean and the river, and super soft fabric. Flattering and functional! I am 5'6" and 140 lbs - usually a size 8, and the 8 was slightly large on me, the 6 slightly small. It would be nice if the waistband had some way to cinch it down, rather than just the snap closure. Would inspire more confidence in the water! Love the women's cut and quality of almost every Carve Designs product I have tried!

Pros: Great design, Build quality

Too big.
May 10, 2009

I really like this board short, but it does run big. I wish I had ordered one size down.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from Milwaukee, WI
25-34 yrs

Loved These Light-Weight Board Shorts
February 21, 2011

I was very pleased with the design and fit of these board shorts. I originally ordered them in a size 10, but returned those for a size 8, which was perfect (I'm around 5'6'' and 140 lbs). I like that they are a bit longer than many women's board shorts. I also LOVED how light-weight these shorts were - very nice for traveling since they take up virtually no room to pack. One thing I'd point out is that the draw-string cord came off after the first washing - I don't think it will be difficult to re-tie, but it would have been easy to lose.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Awesome Shorts
September 05, 2013

These are so great- I have spent all summer in these shorts. Comfortable, soft and dry quickly. I have all three colors. Hope they make these year after year.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use

Cute design, weird fit
March 28, 2010

I am short wasted, but am a little curvy. I noticed in the back the shorts are almost little too low, but the front had the opposite problem.. they were too high in the front.. I wish they were a little more even. I will be returning them.

fits well, true size
February 24, 2010

Fabric is nice and the shorts fit very well.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Miami, FL
45-54 yrs

great fit
August 06, 2011

These are my first Carve Design boardshorts, I've have tried other brands before and had issues with fit. These shorts fit true to size and look and feel great! Even if you are curvy, these shorts are a great fit. They sit above the hips and a re very comfortable, the length is quite nice too.

Pros: Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5

from San Diego
35-44 yrs

Pipeline boardies
October 14, 2010

I bought a 6 in these after scouring the size reviews and charts...I'm usuallly between an 6 & 8 but apparently I'm a 6 in Carve (5'8" and slim). They fit well, if not a little odd. Definitely slimmer in the waist/high hip than low hip/bum. When I'm wearing undies (thong) the shorts tend to give me a wedgie though they aren't tight at all. Just a weird cut. I'm assuming when I have my bikini bottoms on the wedgie-effect will diminish. (I also have another cut of Carve boardshorts and they don't do the wedgie thing at all). I bought these for paddleboarding so I don't intend on needing to move too much, as opposed to surfing, and I think these will work very well. Note, the brown/plaid piping version isn't nearly as dark brown as it appears in the pic..much softer light brown. Pretty.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, color combos, soft fabric

Boardshorts are true to size.
August 24, 2010

I ordered one size smaller at first but had to return it for my usual size. Looks great and feels comfortable.

Also Available

Carve Designs Women's Pipeline Boardshort Photo

Berry, Black/ Dots, Blurple, Canton/ Sand Dollar, Cinder, Citadel/ Confetti Lotus, Coast, Dragonfly, Dusk, Graphite, Hydro, Indian Teal/ Reef, Indigo, Marina/ Marina Hibiscus, Milk Chocolate/ Plaid, Navy/ Navy Hibiscus, Rose Ikat/ Lantern, Sage, Sand Dollar/ Canton, Storm Plaid, Walnut and Blue Plaid.

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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