Stab Magazine | The 5 best tech trunks on SurfStitch right now
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The 5 best tech trunks on SurfStitch right now

A little bit fashion, and a whole lot of function; that’s the blend for tech trunks. The stretchy gear’s second to none in the surf, and all those little features really do bring a lot to the party. So, here’s our pick of the finest in technical cloth that’s available on SurfStitch.com right now. These are […]

style // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
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A little bit fashion, and a whole lot of function; that’s the blend for tech trunks. The stretchy gear’s second to none in the surf, and all those little features really do bring a lot to the party. So, here’s our pick of the finest in technical cloth that’s available on SurfStitch.com right now. These are boardshorts made for high performance.

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Billabong Shifty X Boardshort ­(Haze)

So overt, they’re covert. The two tone’s a really powerful combo in the brine. Add some of that zig zaggy nineties flare and you’re standing out, and fitting in, all at the same time. The key here is the material though: Recycler Poly Cotton Stretch, with H2 repel. Which is every bit as conducive to managing water as it sounds.

Shop here.

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Rip Curl Mirage Shifter Switch 18 Boardshorts (Navy)

Blue on blue on blue. These boys’ll have your competition so discombobulated that when you take off they’ll really think that you’re a figment of their imagination. One piece construction, means no seams, and that soft touch where it matters (the loins). Despite the elastane in them (stretch!), these are constructed from high UV and salt resistant materials which makes em last longer.

Shop here.

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Quiksilver AG47 Everyday Boardshort (Black)

The key’s in the title. All day, erryday. Black’s so wearable it’s criminal not to have a pair of plain noir trunks in your quiver. These Quik trunks are a divine fit, and the detail! The devil’s all over these. Like a solid 20 percent four-way stretch, and scotchgard protector repellent. Add a good cut and reasonable price and it’s christmas.

Shop here.

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Billabong Slice X Pro ­(Haze)

Everyone loves a good slice. These Billabong slices will be a perfect companion for a smorgasbord of sordid activities. You can even surf in them too if you like. The internal gel print brings a lot to the party by reducing fabric cling, and the locking eyelets will keep these secure when things get a bit heavier.

Shop here.

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Hurley JJF Phantom Boardshort ­(Black)

Straight from the best surfer in the world into your sweaty palms. It goes without saying that if they’re good enough for John, they’re good enough for you. Plus, these are made from completely recycled material, and have a wildly high 60 percent stretch. There’s no way these are restricting you.

Shop here.

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