Billabong has 6 types of boardshort styles currently to give a broad range of appeal, functionality, and pricing. We're giving you the run down of what each one brings.
PlatinumX Airlite - The pinnacle of boardshort design, Platinum X Airlite combines unprecedented levels of flexibility, stability and comfort into one boardshort. Airlit's flex-weld waistband technology encompasses a sliced welded flexural waist-band, seamlessly bonded to a stretch weave fabric that allows movement and torque through the hips, while maintaining comfort and security. Engineered multi-tier stretch jacquard weaves enable 360* Omni-directional movement and flexibility by anatomically mapping the patterns to the body's movements through critical zones in the boardshort. Airlite's signature engineered stretch jacquard weaves are lighter than traditional stretch boardshort fabrics. The anatomical mapping of these weaves combined with stretch welded seams, allow radial movement through the entirety of the boardshort, amplifying performance. Airlite dobby weaves boost micro perforations that enhance breathability, limit cling to the body and are critical to rash-free sessions.
Features airlite stretch fabric, micro repel, stretch welded seams, flex-weld, and performance fit.
PlatinumX Pro - Features shred right, micro repel, stretch welded seams, and performance fit.
PlatinumX - Features shred right, 4-way stretch, micro repel, with performance fit.
Lowtides - Features shred right, micro repel, cotton blend, lasso waist, on seam pockets, with lo tides fit.
Originals - Features supreme suede, micro repel, with performance fit.
Laybacks - Features cotton blend, micro repel, with laybacks fit.
Airlite Stretch Fabric - Airlite Omni-Directional Engineered, stretch jacquard weave fabric technology.
Micro Repel - Improved Micro Repel fabric coatings eliminate saturation and repel water, keeping your boardshorts dryer and lighter, longer.
Stretch Welded Seams - Stretch welded seams minimize stitching detail, maximizing flexibility whilst eliminating rash.
Flex-weld - Airlite flex-weld waistband technology allows movement and torque through the hips, whilst maintaining comfort and security.
Performance fit - Precisely engineered patterns to minimize seams for enhanced stretch and performance.
Shred Right - Billabong Shred Right 4-way stretch fabric made from shredded and recycled PET. One pair of boardshorts keeps approximately 25 plastic bottles from ending up in the ocean or a landfill.
4-Way Stretch - Featuring extra fine & tightly compressed yarns for a smooth hand, consistent 4-way stretch.
Cotton Blend - Features unique cotton blend fabric that combines the breathable vintage softness and look of cotton with the stretchable performance of polyester. We believe performance should never come at the expense of style, and thanks to our cotton blend, it doesn't have to.
Lasso Waist - Features a full waist drawcord for the ideal fit.
On Seam Pockets - On seam, side pockets that will take you from surf to sand.
Lo Tides fit - A shorter cut and modern fit perfect for either a quick shred or lounge on the beach.
Supreme Suede - The perfect combination of softness and durability, an unmatched option for comfort and the surf lifestyle.
Laybacks fit - A shorter, modern fit with full elastic & drawcord want and on seam pockets. Perfect for either a quick poolside dip or for lazing on the soda.