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Lovely lightweight fabric. Comfortable and very quick drying. Nice pockets. I struggle to find shorts that a truly high-waisted but these are great and with the elasticated back they are very comfortable with no gaping at the waist. Will buy more in another colour.
**After initial assessment and review ... I washed these shorts, hung them to dry and then packed for my vacation. At my destination I was sadly unable to wear these shorts when I unpacked as they had shrunk from being washed. Be very cautious and order LARGER than you expect to need... and wash them BEFORE you take them on holiday**.
I ordered the size I would regularly wear and they fit perfectly. I was actually quite surprised at the quality and comfort of these shorts. They are so light weight and I can see why they would dry quickly. They are also very comfortable to sit in ... stretch ... but don't "look" stretchy if that makes sense. The length is also very nice ... as shown in picture. Just getting ready to order a couple more.
I wanted a short that wasn't made of heavy material and something other than black. These are light weight and comfortable. I ordered a 2x but I usually wear 1x, there is room to move. I am happy with my purchase.
I ordered a black pair of these board shortssize 1X and they fit like a glove. The material is so light and the shorts are flattering. I decided to buy another colour in the same size but they fit too tightly, which was puzzling. I tried again, ordering another pair one size larger but no luck, they were way too loose. I’ll just have to be happy with the first pair and forget about ordering more.
Fit as expected, I ordered a 3 x , usually take a 2x , but went one size up to ensure fit. Material is comfortable and lightweight, however , it is more slippery than I expected, given the kind of material it is. I have ordered other things in this material, and it has not been as slippery as these shorts. Just a word of warning, on that, before you order these shorts. Otherwise, great. I also usually have trouble with shorts bunching up in between my legs when I walk, but these don’t. Fit and comfort good. Could use another pocket, instead of just the one.
I was pleasantly surprised how comfy and how soft the material was. I also bought the regular solid but much prefer the feel of the stretch. If anything I thought they were a bit big and was tempted to order the next pair in a different colour in a size smaller. Considering I am headed on a cruise for 2 weeks I opted to stick with the larger size. With the drawstring they can be tightened. I am short, 5'1" and they sit at the top of my knee which is where I wanted them to be. I won't be using them until January so can't say how they are in the water as I bought them for snorkeling. Excited to wear them.
I got a size larger than I normally wear but what surprises me is that there's a velcro fly! I'm not a guy and don't need an extended length in the crotch area -- so these are not women's shorts or the manufacturer doesn't understand how women are built <shaking head> If I can, I'll be returning these. Too bad because the colour is great but I don't need a saggy crotch to add to all the other issues I've got :)
Love how fast they dry after swimming in the river! Perfect shorts for river swimming! The shorts were cool and comfortable on the hike to the river, excellent in the river, and they dried in a few minutes at the start of the hike back.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these shorts. They stayed up no problem while swimming, I didn't do any diving or jumping so I can't speak to that.
These shorts are great...a bit of stretch, the right length, nice material, etc. I even wear them as regular shorts. The only thing is I wish they had side pockets. But then I might forget my phone is in there like I've done with other swim shorts. Good thing my phone was water proof :0
I gave it only 4 Stars because I relied on the size chart on Kanu’s website and ordered a 1X which turned out to be much too big. I gave it to a friend who wears 1X and it's perfect. Then I ordered a 14 and the size fits perfect.