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You could be paddleboarding on a trout-filled river in Colorado or trekking through the jungle in Belize-these Outdoor Research Backcountry board shorts can do it all.
Features of the Outdoor Research Men's Backcountry Boardshort Wicking Quick Drying Breathable Lightweight Zippered THigh Pocket Velcro Fly Closure Reinforced Lasercut Belt loops UPF 50+
Maybe you're snorkeling through Belize's barrier reefs or SUPing along the Lake Tahoe shoreline. Either way, the Outdoor Research Men's Backcountry Board Shorts have you covered. These polyester board shorts are lightweight, breathable, and quick drying for all-day wear--both in and out of the water. Ultra-durable for the long journey ahead, these board shorts are ideal for long-distance thru hikers, backpackers, and minimalist adventurers who need one pair of shorts for swimming, water sports, and hiking. Their UPF 50 + rating ensures you don't burn under intense sun, and a zippered thigh pocket secures valuables and everyday items on the trail.
Built to do it all, the Outdoor Research Backcountry Boardshorts are the only shorts you'll need for adventure travel-they're burly enough for the trail, quick drying enough for the water, and stylish enough for town.. . . . Made from soft, lightweight polyester twill fabric. Breathable, moisture wicking, and quick drying. Zippered thigh pocket for keys and other necessities. Velcro fly closure. Reinforced laser-cut belt loops. UPF 50+ blocks harmful UV rays. Standard fit: Traditional fit for comfort in both technical and casual apparel
Whether you're paddleboarding a river or roaming the tropics, the Backcountry Boardshorts from Outdoor Research can do it all. These soft, lightweight polyester twill shorts are burly enough for the trail, quick-drying enough for the water, and stylish enough for town. A small zip pocket holds keys and other essentials and the laser-cut belt loops let you add a personal touch with your belt.
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