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An Oakley Of A Different Fit

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Oakley is usually one of my go-to brands for an everyday board short as it's material has decent stretchability, good non-chafe properties and dries very quickly and goes for less than the high end shorts while giving a more relaxed fit. On giving these a shot, I found that the material performance is still there, but the cut is definitely smaller than normal. I went with a 32 (5'11", 180 lbs, 32 inseam, 32 waist) and found it to be tight at first, but this short also does stretch out a bit within a couple of wearing times. I liked the pocket's design and location as it didn't seem to bulk up the short when putting anything there. A good board-short for sure if you size it right, in-between sizers should size up unless they like a more performance and tighter fit.