Board Shorts for Active Water Sports
By. Marcia Jeffries
The name "boardshorts" originates from their affiliation with aquatic sports that use a board, such as surfing and they are sometimes called "boardies". The extreme comfort and bright bold colors of these shorts draw those who wear them in.
Boardshorts are designed to be quick-drying, and are generally made from smooth polyester or nylon material, giving you a cool layer of covering. They are durable and hold up to wear and practice of your favorite water sports. Having complete comfort, light-weight material and adjustable fit to personalize your needs, boardshorts are well-adapted to use in various active watersports.
Boardshorts have a more rigid waistband that opens at the front, often with a Velcro fly and are held together with a lace-up tie. This double closure system ensures that the shorts will not be pulled off the body by the force of the water as you challenge yourself and take your sport to the next level. A common feature of an authentic boardshort design is a very small pocket sealed with Velcro as a secure place to carry a car key while you’re in the water.
The length of boardshorts is a bit longer than many shorts, offering protection with ease of movement. Although the basic design for boardshorts remains the same, some manufacturers have taken advantage of new technology. Some designs have a neoprene material which provides enough stretch so that the shorts can be easily pulled on and off. Most manufacturers switched to a seamless style to help prevent chaffing or roughness leaving you with a clean design. Because there is no inner lining in traditional boardshorts you can add: compression shorts or boxers under them for additional support. Female wearers can wear a swimsuit or bikini bottom under them; however, many prefer styles that have a liner due to the fact that women's boardshorts are often shorter than men's boardshorts.
Look trendy and stylish – like you know what your doing when participating in water sports, as you can perform with ease, comfort and have good protective coverage. Look at wateroutfitters.com for an extreme collection of boardshorts for men, women and children. Most popular HOT brands: Body Glove, Columbia, Hurley, O’Neill, Oakley, Quicksilver, Under Armour, and Volcom. Look forward to your water sports in the coolest shorts ever…