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Old 08-20-2013   #1
 
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Best River Shorts

Looking for your advice on the best river shorts. Quick drying, stuff doesn't fall out of your pockets, and of course avoiding crotch rot/rash. Recommendations?

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Quick Dry Lightweight Khaki Shorts for Fishing

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Old 08-20-2013   #2
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Anything light, as long as you cut that nasty mesh banana hammock out of them first. If they have a recognizable name brand, they are instantly disqualified. If they carry the name of a recognized Designer, you are instantly disqualified and banned from the river. If they are faded and worn [U]and[U] show your junk, you've found a good pair
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I can do without pockets. Too many times the oars have hooked on them.
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A pair of IR Guide Shorts will last a long time. The fleece lined version are uber comfy though a bit heavy when wet. I recently picked up a pair of the BomberGear Bomination shorts and they're fantastic with a neoprene liner. The best part about them is the webbed belt with buckle - easy adjustment for a better fit than you can get with the typical drawstring closure (IR). I just wish they made a pair of the shorts without the neoprene liner as well.
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I thought IR was great and then I discovered that surf companies have been making board shorts for decades and they're way better. I got a pair of the basic O'Neill board shorts and they're light, super comfy, great fit and fast drying. If you need something warm then get one of those neoprene lined shorts like the IR shorts or just wear a separate neoprene short underneath.
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If you need something warm then get one of those neoprene lined shorts like the IR shorts or just wear a separate neoprene short underneath.
Fuck that. Talk about sweaty balls.... no neoprene. Period.

I have tried many different board shorts, and have really fallen in love with my latest pair. Oakley brand, several cargo pockets. Soft, comfy and dry quick.
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Level Six makes some nice shorts. Used a pair of the X-Pansions and a pair of the neoprene lined Pro-Guides on a Grand trip this year and they worked good.
http://www.levelsix.com/
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I've found Patagonia baggies to work really well. I also like the IR shorts or board shorts (esp. if you want to look way cool).
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x2 on no neoprene or wet fleece down there.

While pockets aren't needed on the river much, I still need to get to and from the river and that requires keys wallet and phone. any short that cant haul those basics are about useless too, unless you're on a multi day trip.
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Send Shorts. Awesome shorts. One zippered pocket. Dry fast. Really comfy. First Ascent® Send Shorts | First Ascent
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