All You Need to Surf Like Noa Deane
These Volcom boardshorts have it all, plus a signature plumber’s crack gift-with-purchase.
Don’t let the early aughts fit fool you; these are infused with modern tech noticeable enough to make a high-fi CT surfer say “damn”.
Product: Volcom Surf Vitals Noa Deane 21″ Trunk
Color: Navy (dropping early May)
The delicate balance of sturdy and stretchy found in the Volcom Surf Vitals Noa Deane baggies is undeniable. Despite feeling slightly stiff when dry, thanks to a heavyweight, durable fabric, these enter a new realm in the water, becoming entirely maneuverable, silky smooth, and, dare I say, “athletic”.
And with a length leaning towards Y2K 2.0 (meaning no excess bagginess but enough length to make Bruce proud), paired with a four-way stretch fabric, the internal comfort level was the most apparent out of the entire 2023 ‘Best’ roster.
Don’t expect to get by without a Noz signature plumber crack, though, as these tend to drop a bit when coming around the section (not sure if this is an intentional design feature but it’s definitely working).
- Designed in collaboration with core lord, table-lover, and SSOTY winner, Noa Deane
- A wider and longer cut throws things back to 90s heritage Volcom vibes
- 4 Way Stretch fabric adds comfort to the inherent durability
- Sturdy without sacrificing soft hand-feel
- Water-repellant material for faster dry-times
- Straightforward cinch fly does away with the need for Velcro
- Back pocket with key loop detail and velcro closure
Verdict: Silky smooth. Noa Deane’s signature plumber crack is included with every purchase.
See the rest of Stab’s Best Boardshorts & Swimwear of 2023, here.
Note: Garrett is 6’0, 170 lb., wearing size 32.
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