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O'Neill Pacific Boardshort Reviews

24 reviews
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Overall Rating:

79%Rated 5 stars

5%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

23 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These board shorts are perfect! I am in my 30's and need just a little more coverage in the upper thigh outer hip where your buttocks meet the leg without looking like you are wearing too long board shorts like a a 5 or 7 inch inseam would be. I always struggled with going the black swim skirt route as I feel like it does age me and label me a mom that has to cover up my real life mom body! I am a mother of two young boys and knew that board shorts that were cool would actually make me look more physically fit and youthful. These shorts also, like the other reviewers, are not too short. These shorts have a 3 inch inseam unlike some of the other brands that have 2 inch inseams. That extra inch really makes the difference between too teeny bopper short shorts and covering just that extra hip area that isn't so kind to you in your thirties. Even though the skirts cover more length, if you bend over, your unfriendly areas still show, with these board short, they are shorter than a skirt but no worries with bending over as your covered.. I always get compliments on these too like Cool Shorts where did you get them? It is a shame department stores never carry cool board shorts for us moms to feel cool rather than frumpy in! So, bottom line, if you want to be less self conscious, get compliments, and look great, get these shorts!

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/9/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I ordered these in a size 11 and they fit very tight on my misses butt (I obviously don't have a junior's butt anymore)...I should always remember that off sizes no longer agree with me, and haven't since my mid 30's! I will be returning since they weren't meant for me.

Additional 4 Pacific Boardshort O'Neill Reviews

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July 7, 2012

Jordan

from Shipp. PA

I love the way these felt, however, I should have ordered the next size up. I didn't anticipate them being snug and tight around the belly and thigh area. Overall, still make a good swim bottom and don't feel tight once you're in the water.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I love these shorts. They fit great and are very comfortable. And Zappos next day shipping is great! I would definitely recommend these shorts and this company.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

These were much more fluorescent orange than they looked online. Even so, I liked them, except that the 7 was a size too big for me. I am 5'4", 130 pounds, fairly athletic build. I wish they still had size 5!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 3, 2012

STLmom

from STL

These were fine when dry, but I was hoping to wear them over my swimsuit in the water for a little more coverage (not a skinny teen anymore). Once they were wet I found them to be very uncomfortable when out of the water. The inseam rides up when I'm walking after they are wet. I did have to order two sizes bigger than my normal size, so they run small, and maybe I'm just to big for them. Disappointed, but will probably order a black skirt to try over my suit. Zappos however, gets 5 stars as usual.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I ordered these in a size 11 and they fit very tight on my misses butt (I obviously don't have a junior's butt anymore)...I should always remember that off sizes no longer agree with me, and haven't since my mid 30's! I will be returning since they weren't meant for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 21, 2012

Mary B

from La Mesa, CA

These are great looking board shorts and fit true to size. The only negative is that if you are either walking or swimming in them for long periods of time, your inner thighs chafe because of the thread used in the leg hems. However, they hold up really well in the ocean or pool.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

Really cute shorts! Perfect for cover up or swimming/water sports. I am 5'4, 125 lbs. I wear a 4 or 6 in most jeans and pants. I took the advice of other reviewers and sized up to a 7 in these shorts. They fit perfectly. Probably could have went with a 5 but they would have been a little tight on my butt. Glad I went with the 7 and looking fwd to wearing them on the beach in Jamaica. Thanks as always to Zappos for incredibly speedy delivery!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

These board shorts are awesome. They are the perfect length, where they are short enough to still get a tan and long enough to cover my flabby thighs. They are great for water sports, especially when your swims suit bottom is a little too skimpy. I am 135 pounds and 5'6'' and I got size 5, which was perfect (although for jeans I am a size 3).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2012

Lillian m

from south lake tahoe

I love Zappos. As usual my package arrived right on time and the O'Neill Pacific boardshorts fit perfectly. If they had not fit, Zappos return policy is amazing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Kathy

from Orange County, California

Highly recommend. Gonna get another pair. Wow, I absolutely love my O'Neill Pacific boardshorts! Normally I wear shorts which range from 0 - 3 depending on manufacturer and ordered a 3 to allow for room if I wore a bikini bottom or alone as swim shorts. They offer just enough coverage but show off lean long legs - fashion meets function - <3- To give you an idea of how comfortable these are - I just came back from bike riding all over Manhattan, New York - Brooklyn, Hudson River area, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and Central Park. They fit nicely and do NOT ride up at all. Those of you who are active know comfortable shorts are a MUST when riding a bicycle. The fabric is so airy that I simply hand wash them while traveling and not have to worry about losing room in my luggage.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2012

Jerri L

from Port Clinton, OH

These are great swim shorts! I am 56 with a not so bad figure but I don't feel comfortable in a bikini. Very comfy and a great length. True to size also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

Needed a pair of board shorts a couple months ago for a family vacation. Over 40 so wanted a little more coverage but sporty look. After trying several different styles and sizes (so easy with free shipping both ways and fast arrival within one business day!) went with these. I love the material. I usually wear a size 4 short and the size 7 fits great dry or wet. Received many compliments. Ended up getting a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I bought a 7 and they are a little baggy, which is perfect for me. I weigh about 115 and am 5'2 so I could've definitely got a 5 instead but I didn't want tight fitting board shorts. I really like that it has a button instead of velcro.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2012

Sarah C

from Pacific Palisades, California

These boardshorts are perfect! The material is incredible to wear. And the size is true to fit. I would recommend these shorts to everyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2012

Kathy s

from ocean city md

These boardshorts rock. I am 50 years old but still do a lot of surfing and boarding and I can tell you that these shorts are the best fit of anything I have. I wear them as swimwear with a rash guard and they never rash my legs or droop. The quality is awesome. There is no better boardshort out there and I have tried many. If you are a water girl, get these! I am a size 5 in regular shorts and these fit me perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: billabong, hurley

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2012

Rachel B

from Memphis, TN

These shorts are great. I am a mom of 2 small kids, approaching 30, and am happy to have found something a little more modest without being frumpy. I like that the closure isn't velcro, it snaps and ties so you don't have to worry with velcro snagging things. I am 5'3", about 125bs, normally wear a size 6 in womens, and these fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Lincoln, Nebraska

Great shorts! I purchased these for my wife who doesn't always feel comfortable wearing typical swim suits. She never felt like they were modest enough, but she didn't want to look like a mom in a 1-piece skirt suit. Anyway, these are a great mix of looking sporty and sexy, but still maintaining some amount of modesty. She just absolutely loves to wear them, and swims more often now than she used to. The size fit pretty much exactly with her size of jeans - so just stick with that and you'll be fine with these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Pendleton, IN

I really like these shorts and I would definitely recommend these to anyone. I read on the other reviews that these shorts ran small. So, I went to the O'neill website to check out their size chart. I ordered the size they recommended for my measurements and they turned out to a bit too big. I was afraid the smaller size would be too small, so I decided to take in the waist about ¾" to fit me. They turned out so nice! They are so comfortable wet and dry. Also, they are the perfect length. They are not too short nor too long. They are perfect for us mommies out there! The only issue I had was that my inner thighs started to chafe due to all the walking we did at the water park we went to. Other than that they are great! I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They are very stylish!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I liked these okay, but the length was longer than what I was looking for, and I didn't like the extreme contrast between the white and orange. I'm typically a 0, (5'7, 112 lbs), but these were too tight, the size 1 fit perfectly, but they just weren't what I was looking for.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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