When it comes to sitting shoreside, few brands have your back quite like Wellen. Having originated in sunny Southern California, it should come as no surprise that the easy-going clothier takes waves seriously, making its versatile Hybrid Cruiser Shorts the perfect pair of britches for your next beach trip.
Thanks to the brand’s unique blend of polyester and spandex, these well-built bottoms are made to take on all sorts of splashes, outfitted with natural quick-drying properties. Plus, that touch of spandex provides the right amount of stretch to ensure freedom of movement without being too flimsy. From a function standpoint, the shorts are equipped with a plethora of pockets, some of which are more discrete than others. These include a pair of traditional side-entry hand pockets, a zippered rear welt pocket fitted with a trusty shock loop, and even a secret compartment inside the left-hand pocket, so you can keep earbuds and other tiny valuables secure in case you hang these up to dry.
And while the average pair of board shorts typically feature a mesh lining and no form of dependable closure, the Hybrid Cruisers are fitted with a zipper fly and military slot button for the ideal fit. Harking back to the materials at play, Wellen’s use of Bluesign-approved fabric makes these all the more admirable. Moreover, the factory that manufactured the shorts assists in eliminating harmful chemicals and reducing resource use en route to making the most of their eco-cognizant mission.
Pick up a pair of these warm-weather bottoms after choosing from a handful of colors, including the sophisticated Oyster Black shade pictured here. Wellen’s Hybrid Cruiser Shorts are available with two inseam options — 7.5″ or 9″ — on Huckberry now for $88.