Though not as recognized on the waves as taking the summit, Outdoor Research makes a more-than-respectable run at general-purpose board shorts. Not created for getting thrashed at Mavericks, Phuket flows into mellower SUP sessions with a moderate 10.5” inseam and athletic profile. Active Junky grabbed the 5oz pair in large measure thanks to a Velcro gusset fly closure suitable for ultimate Frisbee and monumental bonfires. Nylon and elastane guarantee fast drying and flexible comfort as do zip thigh pockets with drain holes; Rear darts make the look anything but sloppy. Named after a mountainous island in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, mid-rise Phuket earns a place on your next ocean excursion.
- Water-resistant, quick-drying, stretch fabric
- Double-needle stitching
- Surf-style tie with hook-and-loop fly
- Zippered thigh pocket
Size: 32 - 38
Materials: 94% nylon, 6% elastane