No B.S. Summary
You wear boardshorts all summer, and you should be wearing nuthuggers, why not buy both?
- Seamlessly (haha) integrated high quality liners in well built boardshorts
- Cheaper than buying separates individually
- Fast drying, antibacterial, four way stretch material
- Finally a pair of boardies with a back pocket for your wallet AND a side zipper pocket
The Not So Good
- Elastic waistband...
- Long leg cut is a bit unfashionable
No B.S. Review
I am a firm believer in protecting that which is valuable to you. At the top of my list, is the sensitive, and painfully vulnerable area where my legs intersect. During summer months, despite advances in boardie technology and $100 9 way stretch NASA engineered trunks, my friends always complain of often bloody chaffing in their southern hemisphere. Getting smart years ago, I've always worn either spandex or 1mm neoprene nuthuggers to keep me friction-free. Not always convenient, or fashionable, but better than the alternative.
Enter DryDudz into the equation. This entrepreneurial US-based company has designed a board short with an integrated wick-drying form-fitting liner that has two anchor options to connect the liner to the short. I'm not usually one to sport the “Joe Boxer band outside the board short” look, so I opt for the lower anchor point for an incognito benefit. Now, these aren't some cheap mesh inner underwear like your old swim trunks used to have. These are purpose-designed, high-tech liners. The biggest downside of wearing separate nuthuggers, is that you immediately have to change to take off the liner if you want to stay in the boardies. The liners here were thin and comfortable enough, and dried fast enough to comfortably keep on after getting out of the water.
There are designs for men and women including coordinated bikini tops, yes, some of the fabrics are louder than my Marshall double stack turned up to 11, but there are more subdued styles as well. At $75 bottoms for men, and $65 for women, that's a pretty great deal considering spandex compression shorts from the major competitor are close to $50, and the average boardie these days is at least $60. Chaffing and crotch-rot bad; DryDudz good.