Engineered for the beach. Or a wave the size of a building.
- Extreme four way stretch
- Ultra-soft Italian mesh lining
- Treated with plant-based water repellent technology
Made from ultra-tough compression fabric, our Ocean Shorts are designed to work in all 350 million square kilometres of the oceans on Earth. Whether you’re on a beach, a boat, a paddleboard, or a wave the size of a building, these are the most advanced shorts anywhere on the planet. With detailing cut by lasers, bartacks welded on for strength, and streamlined pockets, they’re a stripped-down feat of engineering. Highly abrasion resistant against reefs and rocks and with soft Italian mesh protecting your balls, they stretch like an elastic band, block UV and repel water with plant-based technology. And by building the world’s best board shorts, we’ve created the most versatile shorts ever made – as high-performance on a mountain as they are in the mid-Atlantic.
Built from compression fabric, they’re crazily resilient and strong
The material we’ve used was originally designed for compression gear so it’s incredibly strong. We’ve simply laser-cut it into the shape of non-compression gear. The strength of the material remains identical, but you have none of the pressure on your muscles. Every inch of fabric has been knitted by 40 needles, so unlike normal knitted fabrics it’s incredibly dense. This means that on abrasion tests, which show you how fast you could destroy something on coral reefs or a dirt track, it scores 5 out of 5 for toughness.
As soft as a sweater and hardwearing as a jacket
You probably won’t have ever worn a pair of knitted board shorts before, but they represent the holy grail of sports gear – incredibly strong, stretchy, soft and lightweight all at the same time. By blending elastane with a super tough nylon yarn, we’ve created a unique knitted fabric. With millions of microscopic knitted loops, it manages to feel as soft and stretchy as your knitted socks and sweaters, while being as hardwearing and smooth to the touch as a mountain jacket.
Just as good on land as they are on water
While we set out to build the best shorts on earth for the water, everything that makes them amazing for the oceans makes them phenomenal back on land too. They’re so light and stretchy you can run an ultra-marathon in them. They’re strong and resilient enough to cope with any mountain biking, climbing or hiking trip. They’re as soft and comfortable as a pair of sweatpants if you just want to kick back. While the cut and simplicity means you can wear them to the office.
Plant technology makes these shorts water repellent
For decades, brands have been using toxic fluorocarbons to make their clothing water repellent. But ocean spray simply rolls straight off these shorts without a chemical in sight. We’ve gone back to the Stone Age and used a plant-based technology that penetrates deep into the fibres and makes water simply slip off the surface. The same tech makes them fast-drying out of the water, and when you want to hang them up to dry you’ll find a reinforced drying loop just above the waistband.
Two streamlined, laser-cut front pockets
The Ocean Shorts come with two front pockets large enough to hold your phone, cards and keys on land, or a GPS in the water. Both pockets are laser-cut and bonded to avoid creating seams that could rub. And each have two laser cut holes with welded edges that allow water to drain at high speed rather than billowing up with air. The pockets are fastened with concealed zippers with a rubberised and lockable zip pull, so once they’re done up they won’t come undone.
A back pocket with water escape holes
On the back of the shorts you’ll find a pocket designed for vital stuff like keys or bank cards if you’re on the beach, or a couple of gels if paddling to another country is your favourite way to kill time. The pocket is created with the same soft mesh and concealed zipper as the front pockets.
Elasticated and rope tied waist
The Ocean Shorts are elasticated at the waist and fasten with a metal-tipped rope. The rope is woven through laser cut holes which have been welded for extra strength. The inside of the waistband is soft, highly elastic and high wicking, and there's a velcro fly.
Wear the softest material on earth next to your balls
Good design matters, even when you can’t see it. And it matters even more when it’s next to your balls. The shorts’ inner lining is made with one of the highest grade and lightest materials on earth – an Italian mesh fabric that’s so soft and comfortable we used to build entire pieces of gear out of it. It’s fast-drying, made with 25% elastane, and has seams that are bonded flat so it won’t ever trap, catch or grate you.
Size + Fit
The Ocean Shorts are designed with a regular fit, with a length that hits just above the knee.
|Fits waist||71 - 76||76 - 81||81 - 86||86 - 91||91 - 96||96 - 101|
|Fits waist||28 - 30||30 - 32||32 - 34||34 - 36||36 - 38||38 - 40|