Men's Hydro-Lite Pro Abyss Board Shorts
"Are these fishing shorts comfortable enough to wear all day on the water?"
Asking for a friend.
If heading out for an all-day fishing trip with your buddies is an option (to be determined by you and your non-fishing significant other), Pelagic's Hydro-Lite Pro Abyss Board Shorts might just make the difference between success and failure. Of course, success isn't always measured in the size or number of fish you catch. More often than not, success can be attributed to how you feel at the end of the day. Sore is okay (assuming you got that way reeling in exceedingly large fish). Soggy, clammy, uncomfortable, chafed and stained is not. Can you use these board shorts for surfing? Sure, but they're more at home fishing from a dock, on the shore, in the surf, on an SUP, in a kayak or on a boat.
What features make these shorts better for fishing than ordinary swim trunks or cargo shorts?
8-Way Stretch: This mechanical super-stretch fabric has a memory. No, it won't help you remember your anniversary. What it will do is bounce back to its original shape after you reach for a shrimp in your bait bucket or twist to make that pinpoint cast in between the ripples next to that cypress stump.
Welded Seams: Although technically seams, welded seams don't act like seams where pieces of fabric are sewn together. This type of construction is what you'll find with products like inflatable boats, tents, dry bags, etc. Translation: you won't suffer from chafing when they get wet.
Ultra-Lightweight: You won't get weighed down with these shorts. How lightweight are they? Let's just say when the pockets are empty, you'll hardly know you have them on.
Quik-Dry Fabric: If you're fishing, you're getting wet. But that doesn't mean you have to stay that way. Waterlogged shorts are a thing of the past with fabric that simply doesn't hold water.
Water/Stain Repellent: Their hydro-repel coating and stain release technology lets you easily wash away the residue of your successful fishing trip. No more "fishy" shorts for your significant other to object to the next day.
Reinforced Tool Pocket: Fishing pliers are notoriously hard on pockets. Not with this heavy-duty pocket. Not only is this right-hip pocket reinforced to keep your pliers (or other sharp tools) from creating unwelcome holes in your shorts, it's also designed to make them quick to grab without having to fumble with a zipper or other closure.
Welded Zippers: Smooth and flexible, these zippers are fused to the shorts without seams so they allow access to the dual front and single back pockets with one hand and there's less to catch on your other gear. They also give off a high-tech vibe that gives these shorts even more eye appeal.
88% polyester/12% spandex. Imported.
- 8-Way Stretch fabric for active movement
- Welded seams for no-chafe comfort
- Ultra-lightweight for all-day utility
- Quik-Dry fabric eliminates clammy, damp feeling
- Water repellent so they won't absorb moisture
- Stain release technology keeps them fresh
- Five all-purpose storage pockets
- Welded zippers are smooth and flexible
Men's Hydro-Lite Pro Abyss Board Shorts
|Material||88% Polyester / 12% Spandex|
|Water Resistance||Water Repellent|
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