BILLABONG PX1 TECHNICAL BOARDSHORTS REVIEW
[10.12.2010] Category: Boardshorts
Surf Boardshorts Product Review
BILLABONG PX1 TECHNICAL BOARDSHORTS
Billabong know the boardshorts game well. Their PX1 technical boardshorts have all the technical features you can think of (and a price to match). Their biggest draw card is the super stretch material matched with seamless technology. With these working together they've created a set of technical Billabong boardshorts that might be hard to fault.
PRO'S: One of the best stretch materials from the group, seamless technology used throughout, all the bells & whistles & a special hideaway for the zip is both cool and functional.
CON'S: No neo fly protection piece.
BOARDSHORTS FEATURES OVERVIEW
• 120% four way stretch material
• Water repellent coating
• Infinite seam technology (no sewn seams)
• Silicon laced drawcord
• Ergonomic performance panelling
BILLABONG PX1 BOARDSHORTS REVIEW
The Billabong PX1 boardshorts offer superior stretch, comfort and have all the technical features you could ask for. They feel good on and also double as wearable pair boardshorts for getting around town. With heaps of flexibility and a tight pocket design they're great for skating and cruising the streets. They're one of the fastest drying pairs in the group, and we still had water beading off them weeks after wearing.
Out in the water they're a dream. They feel great on, are light and dry super fast. The seamless technology is a nice touch - offering that extra flex and stopping any chance of thread chafe. They've loads of flex, and we especially liked the attention to detail made in the pocket design.
BILLABONG PX1 BOARDSHORTS TECH SPECS
Click below images for more information on the technical aspects of the Billabong PX1
SEAMS: Patented PX infinite seam technology eliminates seam stitching that increases overall flex and comfort.
MATERIAL: A lightweight material that's coated in water repellent, reducing water absorption.
STRETCH: 120% quad stretch material used throughout the boardshorts. One of the most flexible materials currently on the market.
OTHER: Special pocket zip closure system, reducing any unwanted 'freak openings' so you know your stash is always safe! They also throw in a wax comb combo (wax comb, fin key, bottle opener).
BILLABONG PX1 BOARDSHORTS STYLE:
LOGO PLACEMENT: Large Billabong logo on the right leg that's not too subtle. Another large Billabong 'name' logo above pocket, again that isn't very subtle.
PANELS: The panels on the Billabong PX1 boardshorts are well thought out and positioned - making for a well fitted boardshort.
LENGTH: Mid knee
"The stretch in these boardshorts are nuts! Thoroughly enjoyed surfing in these and a huge step up from their last release of 2009. I like the special pocket zip closure system, as I haven't seen that sort of attention in that area before. I wasn't a fan of the huge logo placements on the boardies, so if they toned that down a little you've got yourself probably the most technical astute boardshort on the market." - COLT
"Market leaders in innovation with Zero gravity stretch. They look and feel amazing, have awesome four way stretch and love the infinite seam technology. A little more attention on the design front wouldn't hurt these Billabong Boardshorts" - BEZZA
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