Lifeguarding started with true watermen who spent their lives half in and half out of the ocean mastering aquatic greatness. Understanding the demands of the trade, lifeguards depend on hybrid boardshorts built with state-of-the-art cross-over stretch materials and detailed construction. Fifteen-hour days, multiple ocean rescues using rescue boards and skis require men’s lifeguard board shorts to be constructed from durable moisture-wicking anti-microbial fabrics that hold up under extreme conditions.
It could be said that a lifeguard builds a relationship with his boardshorts over the course of a season, all the memories of epic rescues and good surf become stitched into every fiber. So, we believe a suit should last a really, really long time. We use only the highest quality materials so you can be confident about the durability of our men’s lifeguard boardshorts withstanding salt, sun, chlorine, and constant use without compromising comfort. After all, the bottom line of a lifeguard’s trunks, worn daily on the job, should be one that is comfortable, quick drying, durable, and makes you feel good.
The most important item for male lifeguards is easily the perfect pair of boardshorts. With so many options to choose from, it’s good to know the differences and advantages from one pair of board shorts to another. The key is to choose a material and fit that best suits your application.
For starters, men’s lifeguard boardshorts come in several different materials. Supplex Nylon is great for durability and drying time, but is better suited for ocean use as opposed to pool use, because the color will fade over time. Sanded Polyester Microfiber is a great all-around material. It is durable, lightweight, and resistant to chlorine. Then we get into the high-tech men’s boardshorts with the 4-way stretch fabrics used in our Watermen Super Stretch and Pro Stretch Boardshorts. The combination of Polyester and spandex creates the perfect amount of give that makes your boardshorts fit and perform better in all environments. In addition, our 4-way stretch fabric dries in minutes and can withstand months of abuse from sun, sand, and chlorine.
Now that you’ve figured out what material will work best for you, it’s time to pick the most appropriate style of men’s lifeguard boardshorts. The Pro Stretch Boardshort have a fully elastic waist and built in Cool-Plus liner. Others like the Hybrid Boardshorts find a middle ground between fixed and elastic waists. The Hybrid has about 3 inches of elastic on both sides, which gives them the aesthetic of a traditional fixed waist boardshort, but the fit and sizing scale of an elastic waist. These hybrid boardshorts do not have a built-in liner. Finally, the most common and traditional style of men's lifeguard board shorts is the classic fixed waist. You’ll know right away if what you are wearing are fixed waist because they are sized numerically as opposed to small, medium, large etc. Also, all fixed waist board shorts do not have a built-in liner either. However, we’ve got your base layer covered with our amphibious compression shorts to solve that problem.
So whether you’ve come to our lifeguard store to get your uniform and men’s lifeguard boardshorts, or for other water apparel and gear, it will outlast what you have purchased in the past! We know what you're looking for because lifeguards built this company and we receive constant feedback from lifeguards in the field of duty. We know quality, comfort, and function. We also know what looks good. Lifeguards are proud of what they do and they deserve the best men’s lifeguard board shorts on the planet!
Come check out our whole line of men’s lifeguard apparel, boardshorts, accessories and gear. We're sure you'll love what you see, and our customer service is second to none. So, give us a call at 800-414-3181 if you have any questions.