Okay, so my recent trip back to Hawaii reminded me that I need to update my island attire, especially since I'm going back in a few months. So far, I've already got some new slippers (aka flip-flops for mainlanders) so that leaves a few pairs of board shorts... and maybe a shirt. Maybe. Anyway, it appears that the boardshort market has gone high tech with bullshit pseudo scientific marketing terms and to make things worse i cant find a comprehensive guide for these things. As such, looking at the various brands, I see you can get all sorts of material and construction options. 2 way stretch, 4 way stretch, 30% stretch, 60% stretch, 120% stretch, welded seams, waterproofing coatings, compression undershorts... hell, one is even made with fucking recycled bamboo and is supposedly antimicrobial. Now this might not sound like a big deal until you realize that all the major brands have shorts ranging in price from $30 to over $120. Yes $120 for some swim trunks. So my question is WTF is marketing bunk and what is actually worth the premium price? I should also qualify this with a few things: These need to be comfortable since I'll be living in them for weeks at a time. Have to dry fast. Faster than standard polyester shorts. I prefer no mesh liner. Pocket is a must as this is also land wear. Don't want them to cling to my junk like it's vacuum packed after I get out of the water NO VELCRO FLY. God that's unpleasant when you have to pee and rub up against it. Anyway I figure there has to be some overlap with this community and the surfer/beach crowd so I figured I'd ask. Mahalo.