Go with your usual size, these fit true to size.
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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!
Nice quality, good fit, the slight stretch make them very comfortable
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!
I bought these as a birthday gift for my husband since his birthday was the first day of our beach vacation and he desperately needed a new bathing suit. He was a little skeptical of the longer board shorts style and no netting. But he loved both the look and feel and wore them all week! They are super lightweight.
Very good quality and fitting boardshorts. I will definitely buy more of them. I do wish they had one or two more pockets.
I live in my boardshorts as well as use them for work. I was looking for a set that was made of recycled materials, stretch features, and bomb-proof. This set checks all boxes and has some amazing features (like the side key loop that i never realized i needed before owning these shorts). High placed cargo pocket is amazing!
My 2 pieces of input for these shorts would be A: more pockets (either hand pockets along with the cargo pocket or 2 cargo pockets) and B: a fabric fly guard (the button fly is nice but it's hard to open so having just fabric would be easier to make peepee's).
Fit: I got the 33's and I usually wear a 34. They fit but are a wee bit snug. Not a criticism on the quality, just a barometer for someone looking for size info.
Quick Dry: these dry really quickly but are a thicker material (I slipped and slid down a granite boulder in these and these came out without a scratch so A+ on the durability) so don't expect them to be 100% in under an hour unless they are in full summer sun.
Dog Pee & Toddler Vomit: I can say, with 1000% first-hand evidence, that these shorts resist both bodily fluids quite well. I don't want to get into the details but you can take my word, they shunt the grunk pretty well and don't hold a grudge (or a stank).
Shark Conservation: I've spent 20 years of my life working on shark conservation and education. I found out after I purchased that $ from these don't go towards shark conservation like other Waterlust products do. While it wouldn't have stopped me from buying these (I ended up buying the tiger and whale shark shorts regardless :D), I like this style the most and wish I could support my passion through these shorts. Again, not a criticism...I didn't pay attention to that detail when I purchased so just making it clear to others.
Over-all rating: 6/5 stars. I'm going to be a lifelong customer.