Speedo Men's Marina Core Basic Watershorts
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- 100% Polyester Brushed Microfiber
- Mid-length watershort featuring drawstring waist, full mesh lining, and side cargo pockets with embroidered logo
- Trademarked "vapor plus" fabric for quicker drying and long lasting durability
- Constructed with UV Block the Burn UPF 50+ protective fabric
- Lightweight and dries quickly
- Length: 20-inch out seam
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Soft microfiber fabric with UV protection
Whether you’re headed for deep water or sticking closer to shore, you’ll appreciate the quick-drying comfort of the Marina Volley. Soft microfiber fabric is brushed for extraordinary softness; built-in sun protection lets you stay out longer without feeling the burn. Functional details include elastic waist, a mesh liner and side cargo pocket with drain holes.
- Elastic waistband w/ front drawcord
- Block the Burn with 50+ protection
- Quick-dry VaporPLUS fabric
- Side cargo pocket with drain holes
- Side seam pockets
- Length: 20” outseam / 9" inseam
- Fabric: 100% polyester brushed microfiber
|Marina Volley||Hydrosprinter w/ Compression Jammer||Rally Volley||Deck Volley||Cutback Volley||Surf Runner Volley|
|Outseam||20 inch||17 inch||19 inch||16 inch||20 inch||14 inch|
|Inseam||9 inch||5 1/2 inch||8 inch||5 5/8 inch||8 3/4 inch||3 5/8 inch|
|Fabric||Polyester Brushed Microfiber||Polyester AeroTech||Polyester Brushed Microfiber||Nylon||Polyester Brushed Microfiber||Polyester Taslan|
|Draw Cord Waist||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mesh Liner w/ Key Pocket||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Side Seam Pockets||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Marina Sport Volley||Color Block Volley||ActiveFlex Boardshort||Heathered Tech Volley w/ Comfort Hydroliner||Resort Volley||Sun Ray Volley|
|Outseam||20 inch||20 inch||20 inch||19 inch||18 inch||16 inch|
|Inseam||9 inch||8 3/4 inch||9 5/8 inch||7 1/2 inch||7 inch||5 5/8 inch|
|Fabric||Polyester Brushed Microfiber||Lightweight Polyester Aquagon||Polyester / Spandex - 4-way Stretch||Polyester / Elastine - 4-way Stretch||Nylon Taslan Crinkle||Nylon Taslan Crinkle|
|Draw Cord Waist||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mesh Liner w/ Key Pocket||✓||✓||No Liner||No - Hydroliner Fitness Underwear||✓||✓|
Whether you're headed for deep water or sticking closer to shore, you'll appreciate the quick-drying comfort of the marina volley. Soft microfiber fabric is brushed for extraordinary softness; built-in sun protection lets you stay out longer without feeling the burn. Functional details include elastic waist, a mesh liner and side cargo pocket with drain holes.
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-- LOOK --
The white stitching (particularly around the faux fly area) tends to make them stand out as being swim shorts rather regular shorts, even if you're wearing a T-shirt that covers the external draw cord.
I wore them on a recent (tropical) vacation while we drove around various outdoor sightseeing sites. They were passable as ultra-casual shorts in those areas where casual dress was not a problem, but if you're likely to venture anywhere away from the beach that requires a more respectable look (smarter restaurants, places of worship, etc.) you might find the white stitching makes you feel a little under-dressed since it'll be obvious you're wearing swim shorts and "going commando" beneath. ;) For the hotel swimming pool, beach and beachside attractions (cafes and casual beach restaurants, etc.), though, they're perfect.
-- FIT --
The fit is fairly straight and not too voluminous while out of the water, while still leaving plenty of room for unrestricted movement while swimming. The legs and backside are relatively slim -- not hugely baggy -- but not skinny. So if you're like me, with skinny legs and small backside, you're not going to look completely absurd like you're lost inside a huge black sack, which is the case with really baggy swim shorts. The hem of the Small size fell just above the knee on me (at 5'11").
The mesh interior is a little closer-fitting than on some other swim shorts I've tried but I actually found I appreciated it, as it kept everything "under control" while swimming and (importantly) moving in/out of the water! The mesh is perfectly comfortable -- particularly the edges, which are well finished -- so no risk of chafing or rubbing despite the close fit. All in all, you won't even notice the mesh after wearing them for a couple of minutes.
-- PRACTICALITY --
The material has a soft hand. It is soft and completely flexible, not stiff or "crinkly". This mean it moves well while you're swimming, and falls well when you're out of the water. It's also soft in terms of the texture, with a very slight "velvet-y" feel to the surface. A benefit of all this softness is not only the comfort, but the fact that it's quiet when you walk. (Some swim shorts with stiffer, coarser fabrics tend to give you an obnoxious "swish" noise with every step, as the fabric of the legs rubs against itself -- not the case here.)
The hip pockets are sufficiently deep to accommodate your whole hand -- not those shallow "half pocket" deals -- so there's plenty of room to hold cash or small documents if you're walking around on vacation. The mesh of the pockets isn't sewn to the fabric all the way around, meaning the pockets do move a little when you sit or swim (This is a good thing: the pockets fall to follow gravity, so your change and other items don't pour out of the pockets when you sit down. Similarly, it means stuff is less likely to fall/float out of your pockets while you're swimming, since the pockets will twist slightly to "seal" themselves.) The leg pocket has strong velcro and is sufficiently large to accommodate a typical glasses case or wallet. I had no qualms about the velcro keeping those larger items completely secure while buzzing around on a motorcycle. However, the velcro doesn't cover the entire top of the pocket -- probably only 50-60% of the top edge -- so I wouldn't recommend relying on it to keep smaller items in place (it certainly won't stop loose change from rolling right out of the pocket when you sit).
-- CAVEAT : WAIST FIT--
My one and only complaint about the construction of these shorts: the draw cord design. It's a little difficult to see in the product images (try zooming in on the waistband of the Classic Blue image), but the cord exits the waistband from two "flaps" that stick out from the waistband itself, situated a couple of inches apart. The cord draws these two flaps together, but once the flaps are pulled as close together as possible, you literally *cannot* get the waistband any tighter. It's not a simple cord that goes right around your waist and can be pulled tighter and tighter -- there is actually a MINIMUM waist size for each size of these shorts.
I usually wear a 30"-31" waist. I chose the Small shorts (smallest size available), and they were just *barely* holding onto my hips sufficiently when tied as tight as possible. While swimming, I definitely felt that more water than necessary was flowing down the small of my back and under the band of the shorts -- I could feel the drag. While it was fine for goofing around in the sea and snorkelling, I wouldn't want to wear these to do laps of the pool and I *definitely* wouldn't risk diving into the water!
If you wear less than a 30"-31" pant waist, these shorts will not work for you, period. Sorry. There is no way around this. (Unless you're a bit of a seamstress and actually want to take in the entire the waistband circumference yourself.)
For everyone else, if you're borderline between sizes and aren't sure which to get, opt for the smaller size. Better to have them slightly closer-fitting than to have them getting dragged off your hips while swimming.
-- OVERALL --
I'd absolutely recommend these swim shorts for comfort, practicality and flexibility. Again, my only reservation is that they're completely unsuitable for anyone with <30" waist. Docked 1 star for that, otherwise they'd be a 5-star product.
The pockets are fine The draw string, which is mostly for show, does cinch me up sufficiently. I never bought a speedo, because that term implies a style of bathing suit a man of my proportions has no business wearing in public; but I am very happy with this speedo, and will buy another if this ever wears out.
What is great about these are the elastic band on the waist, it is tough and strong, so you don't fell as if someone can just easily pull down your trunks as a prank.
Also, sometimes I prefer to wear my trunks under my shorts because I am to lazy to go change and rather just take of my shorts and just go and swim. These are perfect for that as they are so thin and soft it doesn't fell uncomfortable.
One issue- I have an older pair where one of the ringlets for the ties at the waist popped off after a couple of years. It stills ties for now, but not ideal durability.
I bought it to swim laps in a public pool and it's like wearing a parachute because the pockets filled with water and cause a lot of drag and it's not a lightweight suit--so if you're looking for something for swimming laps go for a thinner product such as Speedos volley shorts. But if you want some durable walking around and lounging Around trunks, these are a good choice..just be aware that if you lose more than a few pounds you're going to quickly need a smaller pair than the one you bought because you can only tighten these about an inch.