Paddle shorts

Are there other brands of paddle board shorts out there other than xcel. Cant find any on the web. Looking for regular boardshorts with the neoprene padding not the spandex type
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Submitted by emac on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 7:02pm



emac,

Excel Hawaii still makes these, although it is difficult to find them on the mainland. Suggest contacting Island Paddler on Oahu - they carry lots

Open Ocean Outriggers
www.kialoa.ca
Vancouver, BC


#1 Wed, 05/25/2011 - 5:31am


try typhoon8.com


#2 Wed, 05/25/2011 - 6:43am


Try mysterioso soft seat board shorts. Don't know if you have rei there, but they carry them. Or order online:
http://www.mysterioso.com/products.php?c=4&g=m

Cat


#3 Wed, 05/25/2011 - 7:07am


Just bought a bunch of hard to find Nylon boxer style swim shorts from both Costco and Sam's Club. Everything is polyester now a days, so finding durable, fast drying, and comfortable Nylon shorts for $12 - $15 is a score. The lining, however, is polyester. Both stores carried the Nautica brand with mesh pockets, inside key pocket and zipper pocket in back. The shorts are great for one-man, 6-man and surfski. Them neoprene shorts are just too hot to wear and you can't wait to whip them off after pau paddle.


#4 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 12:18pm


Just bought a bunch of hard to find Nylon boxer style swim shorts from both Costco and Sam's Club. Everything is polyester now a days, so finding durable, fast drying, and comfortable Nylon shorts for $12 - $15 is a score. The lining, however, is polyester. Both stores carried the Nautica brand with mesh pockets, inside key pocket and zipper pocket in back. The shorts are great for one-man, 6-man and surfski. Them neoprene shorts are just too hot to wear and you can't wait to whip them off after pau paddle.


#5 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 12:19pm


Just bought a bunch of hard to find Nylon boxer style swim shorts from both Costco and Sam's Club. Everything is polyester now a days, so finding durable, fast drying, and comfortable Nylon shorts for $12 - $15 is a score. The lining, however, is polyester. Both stores carried the Nautica brand with mesh pockets, inside key pocket and zipper pocket in back. The shorts are great for one-man, 6-man and surfski. Them neoprene shorts are just too hot to wear and you can't wait to whip them off after pau paddle.


#6 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 12:21pm


Just bought a bunch of hard to find Nylon boxer style swim shorts from both Costco and Sam's Club. Everything is polyester now a days, so finding durable, fast drying, and comfortable Nylon shorts for $12 - $15 is a score. The lining, however, is polyester. Both stores carried the Nautica brand with mesh pockets, inside key pocket and zipper pocket in back. The shorts are great for one-man, 6-man and surfski. Them neoprene shorts are just too hot to wear and you can't wait to whip them off after pau paddle.


#7 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 12:22pm


shoot... looks like you bought a lot of bunches of boxer shorts


#8 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 2:09pm


......."Looking for regular boardshorts with the neoprene padding not the spandex type"

koacanoe, it's not clear from your post(s) if the Costco/Sam's version has this - can you tell us? ( just once tho :)

Open Ocean Outriggers
www.kialoa.ca
Vancouver, BC


#9 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 2:40pm


Immersion Research makes a paddling short that are like boardshorts and are fleece lined. It's not neoprene, but fleece makes it easier to wash and the fabric is really durable. My other favorite paddling shorts were these long grey Nike dryfit shorts that were stretchy and had zippered pockets on the front (good for stowing energy bars). I abused these shorts paddling until the zippers failed after 3 or so years. I couldn't find the same shorts as a replacement...so I upgraded to the Immersion Research shorts.


#10 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 3:33pm


I also forgot about my Peak paddling shorts. Long like board shorts and the backside is reinforced with extra durable fabric. they also have a fleece lined version...but I haven't used them..but would think that they would be good as well.


#11 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 3:54pm


Mahalo Openocean,
For I apologize for the multiple posts, but I was using Safari and it said my post didn't go through and to try again, that's how come get so many posts. Please let me know the secret for erase them and I will. Anyway, I switched to Mozilla and hopefully it will post only one time? The Nylon shorts I was talking about are not neoprene, but if your gel seat would fit inside them, then I would bond them someway (might be too heavy?) inside the shorts? I guess, if I was paddling in cold water, I'd go back to wearing the Xcel shorts, but I prefer the light weight nylons, for they hardly drip any water and don't leave a pond for bail out. Most oc1s today have enough padding in the foam seats, so no need add more pad on top of pad. The Nylon shorts are also thin enough to fit comfortably inside those foam seats and give instant feedback and feel on how your canoe stay running. You're not insulated from the "ocean motion."


#12 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 8:22pm


If you have zero ego issues and don't care if people point and laugh at you, try my solution: Birdwells with a custom neoprene butt pad contact cemented to the outside. Benefits: The birdwells are a slippery material, with 2 layers built in so you slide around nice, reduces chafing. I cut out a neoprene butt pad from an old 3 mil vest and glued the sucker on the outside of the shorts so you always have good paddling. Drawbacks: 1. Birdwells are cut pretty short so you may have some nice tan lines for a while. 2. The butt pad on the outside looks completely ridiculous, like you're sporting a saggy black diaper all the time. But it's awesome in the canoe. In the surf ski I go with lycra bike shorts with built in gel shammy crotch pad. In the ski I used to get some mean chafing from every other kind of shorts but no problems since I went with the bike shorts. For a while I wore them reversed, so the crotch pad was on the outside, and smooth lycra on the inside, but it looked too freaky even for me. Parents would see me and cover their kids' eyes and stuff so now I wear them normal and still no problems...


#13 Thu, 05/26/2011 - 9:14pm


Polynesian Paddling Products sells padded paddling board shorts with a padded seat in gray, blue, and black.

http://www.p3kona.com/store/cart.cgi?action=link&product=25&uid=13886

The website doesn't say so specifically, but the padded shorts I've bought from them in the past have had neoprene padding in the seat.


#14 Sat, 05/28/2011 - 1:29pm


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