Stay­ing com­fort­able on the wa­ter starts with a great pair of fish­ing shorts. Among the qual­i­ties we look for are quick-dry­ing, stain-re­sis­tant fab­rics, pock­ets in all the right places and the dura­bil­ity to last for years while still look­ing great. So whet

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Stand out from the crowd with the Gaff Short. High-tech con­struc­tion in­cludes a quick-dry­ing, wa­ter-shed­ding fab­ric as well as a lined tool pocket, zip­pered cargo pocket and fly, and more. Avail­able in six colors, in­clud­ing burnt orange (shown).


The Next Level 10.5-inch shorts are de­signed for ac­tion, with a gus­seted crotch and per­fo­rated rear yoke for max­i­mum mo­bil­ity and com­fort. The per­for­mance fab­ric has high stretch, plus it’s also quick-dry­ing, an­timi­cro­bial and re­sis­tant to stains. In ad­di­tion to the dark blue shown, there are five ad­di­tional color op­tions.


With a stream­lined style and tra­di­tional fit, the Surf Short fits the bill for those long, hot days in the cock­pit. The front-tie clo­sure and UPF-50-rated quick-dry­ing fab­ric match the dura­bil­ity and easy-wear con­struc­tion that make this one a win­ner. The Surf Short is avail­able in tun­dra, cobalt and gun­metal (shown).


The Water­man se­ries of board­shorts has triple-stitched seams for dura­bil­ity in a stylish 10.5-inch-in­seam de­sign, plus mul­ti­ple pock­ets for fish­ing pli­ers, tackle, cell­phones, wal­let and more. A front tie keeps them se­cure on deck. The Water­man comes in eight color pat­terns, in­clud­ing blue camo (shown).


The Drift­wood Hy­brid fish­ing shorts are a top choice for an­glers thanks to a highly breath­able lightweight fab­ric, durable con­struc­tion and fish­ingfriendly fea­tures such as a ded­i­cated pocket for your mo­bile phone. The Drift­wood comes in four great-look­ing solid colors, in­clud­ing por­poise gray (shown).


Long a fa­vorite brand among off­shore an­glers, the Hy­dro-Lite Pro board­shorts fea­ture two front and one back zip­per pock­ets and a right-hip pli­ers pocket. Con­structed in Pelagic’s sig­na­ture quick-dry­ing eight-way me­chan­i­cal stretch fab­ric, and with its patented Stain-Re­pel and Hy­dro-Re­pel coat­ings, these shorts are avail­able in two new prints: Scales and Hexed (shown).


With UV pro­tec­tion in a breath­able mi­crofiber fab­ric that is also anti-mi­cro­bial and anti-pilling, the Camo board­shorts look great in the cock­pit. The tra­di­tional board­shorts style has one side-cargo and one back pocket, with front-tie clo­sure. It’s also cut to al­low for max­i­mum free­dom of move­ment on board or in the wa­ter.

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