Reviewed by Baja Bert from San Diego on Monday, December 14, 2015
These are very well made trunks for paddling. I use them for SUP and kayaking. If you need a liner...be aware that these don't have one. Sizing is slightly large. I usually get a 32-33 and the 34s fit me well.
Reviewed by brilliantanne from Oregon on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Ordered these for my husband using the same waist size normally worn in jeans, and they were probably two sizes too small. The fabric was nice and the color as pictured. Be aware there is no mesh swim liner.
Reviewed by Trinity River Dog from Trinity River, CA on Saturday, August 30, 2014
Got these for kayaking and stand-up paddle board. Excellent for both. Substantial fabric, secure pocket for that all-important vehicle key at the take-out. Kokatat's quality has always been superb and these trunks are winners.
Reviewed by OrangeCrush from Detroit, MI on Sunday, June 1, 2014
First off, these shorts do not include a mesh liner, which apparanetly some people believe is required for a pair of shorts to be considered swim trunks. Of course, that is definitely not the case. There are literally a ton of various swimming trunks/shorts produced, by tons of differet companies, that do not have a mesh liner. Personally, I hate mesh liners. If I need extra support than I would much rather wear a pair of athletic underwear underneath. The end result is a million times more comfortable and you get FAR more support than you get with mesh liners. Kokatat is a company that focuses mainly on paddling activities and once you realize that....well, your expectation should come far more in line with the shorts you will recieve. The only reason I didn't give these a 5 star review is because I prefer the legs on my shorts to be a bit tapered, due to my having skinny legs, and these are pretty straight cut. Beyond that, they are a great pair of shorts, especially for the price you can get them for on STP. I would love to see more products from Kokatat on STP as they are well made and last a good long while if taken care of. All in all, just a great pair of shorts at an amazing price.