im already on my second pair of boardies this summer. I had Rip Curl mirage flex and it split along the seam so i returned it after a month. Upgraded to the rip curl mirage ES3. I really like them. The rip curl flex stayed wet a bit longer. I couldn't believe the 99$ pair of boardies i saw.,, nice, but $$$$ they were rip curl too fogot the name, hydrophobic or something.
been rockin' the rip curl mirage phoenix & the owen wright. super comfy & lightweight boardies...the white stripe on the owens are a bit see-thru, but luckily it's not near any sensitive bits! had a bit of chaf***e, but i think that's largely due to them not being broken in yet. A+ boardies tho so far.
ive got the new hurley phantoms, the quiksilver diamond dobby cyphers, and some oneill superfreaks. All 3 pairs are great boardshorts, but my overall favorites are the superfreaks. they dry the fastest and have the most stretch, and feel like im naked which is always a plus phantoms are a close 2nd though
a really nice pair of Reefs I got from TJ maxx a while back, and a couple of regular O'neills.
I had a pair of the stretchy Oneill superfreak but they kept falling off and slipping around my legs. JC Penney sells Rusty now, so if you have a coupon from the paper you can buy some Rusty boardshorts cheap.
i have a ton of them. I like wearing some of them as walkshorts though, that's why i have so many. (i wear shorts year round)
I have two pairs of o' neill's hyperfreak boardshort. I got them on sale last year and i love them, they are probably my favorite. they dry really quick, the no inseam eliminates chaffing and they stretch in every which way imaginable. I also have a pair of the hurley phantoms, i don't like them as much as the hyperfreaks because of the way they fit me, but everything else is comparable. The rest of them are just cool looking analog one's that i got off of whisky militia. Those were very inexpensive, and are great looking and are comfortable, however if there is ever a miraculous run of summer hurricane swell, i can't wear them each day, i chaf too bad from them.