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Abyss Blue Boardshorts

    • Light weight, durable, 2 way stretch for optimal comfort, movement, and shape retention
    • Self-draining, self-stowing (packs down into itself for travel) side pocket with corrosion-resistant zipper and key loop
    • Durable button fly for longlasting comfort
    • Paracord tie at the waist is rot, mildew, and abrasion resistant, and has a tensile strength >200 lbs
    • 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    • UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    • No mesh liner
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Eyelets: brass

    Tie: high tensile strength nylon paracord

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high-strength thermoplastic)

    Button: polyacetal resin (tough, high-strength thermoplastic)

Fast, free shipping

We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

Happiness Guaranteed

We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
David Henderson (Raleigh, NC, US)
OK, now that I’ve had them for a while

I can now say that these are my favorite shorts, in and out of the water. Very comfortable, so far have been tough, dry quickly. Just spent a week on my son’s sailboat in British Columbia and forgot them. He says “No dice. They fit great and my girlfriend says they look 100% better than my old ones. They’re mine.” Guess that’s an OK gift for a great trip, but when I tried to order some identical new ones, they were back-ordered. Word must have gotten around!

Edward Sychra (Elizabeth City, NC, US)
Awesome shorts!

Love the shorts! Very comfortable and well built, and what an amazing company to do business with! The USPS "misdelivered" the first pair and weren't very interested in retrieving them and redelivering them. I contacted Waterlust and they had a second pair on the way (via FedEx) straight away!

My wife has loved her leggings over the past couple years, and I love these shorts. Can't recommend enough!

Matt Warmack (Seattle, WA, US)
2nd Review for their boardshorts ... these are amazing!

Super fan of your board shorts. I have 3 pairs with different fabrics. All amazing.

David Henderson (Salt Lake City, UT, US)
Comfy, well cut

The reader should take into account that these comments are made after only wearing the board shorts around the house for most of a day, and that the shorts have yet to hit the water. That said, they're comfortable, fit well and look and feel well-made. The fabric is very lightweight. My wife says that they look a ton better than the crummy counterfeit ones I had to buy in Peru when I forgot a better pair on a long trip. So far, very good!

Dawn Farrar (North Bend, WA, US)

Nice quality, good fit, the slight stretch make them very comfortable

Philip S (Fairfax, VA, US)
Awesome Company and Product!

The board shorts are awesome. The material feels really great and they dry out fairly quick. And best of all, the company is great supporting causes!