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Reef Men's Ponto III Boardshorts 208863 27% off Reef Men's Ponto III Boardshorts $31.95 $43.95
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Quiksilver Men's Paid In Full Boardshorts 208830 25% off Quiksilver Men's Paid In Full Boardshorts $36.95 $49.50
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Volcom Men's Ozzie FA Boardshorts 208829 29% off Volcom Men's Ozzie FA Boardshorts $41.95 $59.50 Hurley Men's Phantom 30 Flammo Tiger Boardshorts 208851 35% off Hurley Men's Phantom 30 Flammo Tiger Boardshorts $35.95 $55.00
Reef Men's Ponto Beach 4 Prt Boardshorts 208861 26% off Reef Men's Ponto Beach 4 Prt Boardshorts $33.95 $45.95 Vans Men's Off The Wall 22 in. Boardshorts 208811 33% off Vans Men's Off The Wall 22 in. Boardshorts $32.95 $49.50
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Reef Men's Off The Top II Boardshorts 208809 24% off Reef Men's Off The Top II Boardshorts $35.95 $47.00 Reef Men's Neon Dreams Boardshorts 208792 26% off Reef Men's Neon Dreams Boardshorts $30.95 $42.00
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Matix Men's Money Stripes Boardshorts 208778 23% off Matix Men's Money Stripes Boardshorts $42.95 $56.00 Reef Men's Miss Checkers Boardshorts 208775 27% off Reef Men's Miss Checkers Boardshorts $43.95 $59.95 Analog Men's Montauk Boardshorts 208781 36% off Analog Men's Montauk Boardshorts $39.95 $62.00 Billabong Men's Legend Boardshorts 208715 24% off Billabong Men's Legend Boardshorts $41.95 $55.00
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RVCA Men's Civil Stripe 20 in Boardshorts 197035 27% off RVCA Men's Civil Stripe 20 in Boardshorts $43.95 $59.95 Grenade Men's Explosive Boardshorts 208565 35% off Grenade Men's Explosive Boardshorts $38.95 $59.95 Analog Men's Ensign Boardshorts 138147 39% off Analog Men's Ensign Boardshorts $33.95 $55.95 Quiksilver Men's Driver Boardshorts 208535 26% off Quiksilver Men's Driver Boardshorts $40.95 $55.00
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Vans Men's Era Stretch 21in Boardshort 211195 34% off Vans Men's Era Stretch 21in Boardshort $38.95 $59.45 RVCA Men's Quadro Boardshorts 211190 27% off RVCA Men's Quadro Boardshorts $44.95 $61.95 Billabong Men's Breakdown PX Boardshorts 211178 34% off Billabong Men's Breakdown PX Boardshorts $38.95 $59.45 Billabong Men's Carter Platinum X Boardshorts 211179 35% off Billabong Men's Carter Platinum X Boardshorts $31.95 $49.45
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Matix Men's Aloha Chambray Boardshorts 211181 36% off Matix Men's Aloha Chambray Boardshorts $31.95 $49.95
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Quiksilver Men's Navigator Boardshorts 211184 35% off Quiksilver Men's Navigator Boardshorts $44.95 $69.45 Quiksilver Men's Cali Boardshorts 211183 35% off Quiksilver Men's Cali Boardshorts $41.95 $64.95 Analog Men's Kesey Boardshorts 138101 40% off Analog Men's Kesey Boardshorts $28.95 $47.95
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Grenade Men's Copy Stripes Boardshorts 208472 35% off Grenade Men's Copy Stripes Boardshorts $38.95 $59.95 Quiksilver Men's Terrain Boardshorts 209013 28% off Quiksilver Men's Terrain Boardshorts $44.95 $62.00 Quiksilver Men's Kaimana Royale Boardshorts 171893 40% off Quiksilver Men's Kaimana Royale Boardshorts $29.67 $49.45
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If you think boardshorts are just for surfing, you're missing out on some of the most incredibly functional and fashionable beachwear of the summer. Whether you swim, sail or surf, Roxy, Quiksilver and Billabong offer some of the most visually creative and incredibly comfortable designs under the sun, especially if you do a bit of research before you buy.

Featured Brands at Altrec:
Billabong
Quiksilver
Water Girl
Roxy
Oakley
Patagonia

Knowing what you want in a boardshort is as essential as putting on sunscreen before heading to the beach. Almost all boardshorts offer fast-drying fabric in a variety of names like Super Suede and other nylon and polyester blends. Think about how you'll be using your boardshort and size up the durability according to fabric weight. If you're sitting for hours in an open cockpit sailboat like a Laser, you might want to consider fast-drying boardshorts with extra durability. If you're usually standing and doing stuff like windsurfing or wakeboarding, shorts made from lightweight fabrics work fine, although you may want to consider material with a mechanical stretch or gusseted panels for added mobility.

Not long ago some boardshort manufacturers opted for Velcro fly designs, but the combination of unlined shorts and tiny Velcro hooks were never comfortable for hairy guys. Unless you make liberal use of your razor on a regular basis, you'll find comfort in checking out what sort of fly is featured with your boardshort. Some manufacturers use a longer drawcord closure (newcomers often find that the lace closures require a little bit of practice) while other designers like Quiksilver opt for innovations like a neoprene Neo-Fly for better comfort. If you're determined to wear Velcro closure boardshorts, try wearing them with a fast-drying lightweight liner like Patagonia's Silkweight Boxers.

Another boardshort purchase consideration is pockets. If you're going to be in the water for hours, you probably don't need to worry about extra storage potential, but fast-draining eyelets and mesh pocket liners are important. If you're wearing your boardshorts around town, you'll probably want storage space for your wallet and SUV keys.

Choosing the right boardshort fabric color is more than aesthetics--it might save you some embarrassment. Boardshorts with light hues and lightweight fabric can be a little more revealing than you like--especially after you emerge soaking wet from the surf. Some boardshort manufacturers are aware of this and double up the fabrics, but others assume that you'll either come up with a liner or just swim around your closest friends. If you have doubts, boardshorts in basic black will always serve you well

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