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El Current Short 9" *Lined

Woven for strength and no-bulk performance, this four-way stretch fabric moves with us and stays out of our way

why we made this

These lined shorts are sweat- and surf-ready. The lightweight fabric holds its shape, they dry quickly between swells and the chafe-resistant bonded seams help to keep you comfortable (even when things get rough). Surf's up!

fabric + features

  • two waistband loop options ensure a good fit
  • lightweight, four-way stretch fabric holds its shape and dries quickly
  • bonded seams help to keep chafe in check
  • secure zipper pockets with key loop
  • these shorts come with two drawcords so you've got options
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: sweat (swim, surf)
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: athletic
  • inseam: 9"
  • liner: yes
  • leg opening: 24"
  • hemmable: yes
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$88.00 USD
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Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Expensive Bathing Suit My girlfriend got me a gift card to lululemon and I got these shorts (with some more money) with it. The styling was pretty cool for a bathing suit and I really like the under compression short type material is nice. However, the side zip pocket is rather small and really bulges out with anything in it. Also the shorts really cling to your legs when it gets wet and it seems like the sizes sit on the small side. Overall a nice bathing suit but at this price it should be the perfect bathing suit. June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great swim shorts I bought these El Current shorts for my husband for vacation. He said these were the most comfortable swim shorts he has ever owned. You will need to go up one size. They are expensive, but I am glad he loves them. Could you make some fun colors for the beach. Thanks! March 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great active swim shorts Love the liner and shorts! Everything stays where it should be whether I'm diving, swimming or running around. Happy I made the plunge for these guys! October 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Same Sizing Issue As Others Have Reported Bought the El Current Lined shorts in the Downtown Austin store not long ago for running. The salesperson was certain a 34 - last pair on rack - would fit properly after a few workouts/runs. Not the case for me. Much too tight and would need at least one full size up to a 36 to come even close to comfortable. I want to LOVE these shorts as they look great, material feels pretty good despite the tight fit and would seem to make for a pliable running, or even crossfit, short. And despite what others are saying I do like the 'lined' version over the non-liner - but because of the sizing the liner can bind or ride up in a workout. Read: caveat emptor! October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by not true to size I'm a huge Lulu fan, and I've purchased many shirts and shorts for my husband. Unfortunately, these swim trunks were a huge disappointment. They were a much smaller fit than size 38, and he cannot wear them. I did get them on sale, but I would recommend anyone who orders them go up at least 1 size. September 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Decent but not the greatest. I bought these shorts from a lululemon store in Toronto. I bought these shorts excited about the liner inside. Well that has been the worst enemy of these shorts. The liner isn't of a durable enough quality to last through many uses of what these shorts are supposed to be used for, water. When the shorts are wet good luck if you need to go to the bathroom anytime soon because you will likely put a major strain on the fabric trying to get the pants off. I have heard multiple tears through putting these shorts on and off whether it be they are wet or dry. The liner is the major issue, just not of the best quality. I like all other aspects of these shorts but sadly for $88.00 bucks they just aren't worth it when the shorts just don't provide what they promise. We know lululemon has had quality issues before, but i thought the company was working on fixing that. As a shopper and a shareholder I am not convinced we are getting as good quality product as some are led to believe. Will I still shop at lulu yes, but would I recommend these shorts... NO! If they were $50.00 I would say grab a pair and give them a shot. But for $88.00 you can do so much better, possibly the unlined version? July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retro fit-Futuristic Function This bad boys cooler than an Eskimo Kiss! The 9" short gives you a look ready for a 'Endless Summer' of surf, and the Liner (There is one, similar to the Pace Breaker) will keep the chafe away! I wrote about the El Current II, and didn't think you'd be able to top it, but it seems like my favorite Boardies just went from good to GREAT! May 17, 2014
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