Skateboarding Product Reviews

Volcom Borken Skate Chino shorts

volcom_shortsIt’s only the beginning of August so there’s plenty of time left for a barbecue summer, however pessimistic we’re supposed to be about the weather. If you still want to make the most of the last few summer months and skate through the day without your legs reaching boiling point, purchasing a pair of shorts wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Coincidently, I happen to have a great pair of shorts on my body now. The Volcom Borken Skate Chino is a true skate chino. It’s not just a name! They are baggy enough (without looking ridiculous) to move about in comfortably and not too short. As expected from Volcom the quality is good with 35% cotton and 65% polyester so they shouldn’t rip too easily if you slam in them. There are also plenty of pockets with coin catchers so your small change doesn’t fall out, making the aforementioned slam worse. The famous Volcom Stone logo features on the inside and the drip brown colour looks choclately enough to eat, although they come in plenty of other colour ways too, including black.

If you need any more encouragement, Volcom have a bangin’ team with dozens of well known pros and ams which could do with you support. Get some air to your pegs or swelter…

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Louis Woodhead

Skateboarding Product Reviews

Altamont Barge shorts

barge-shorts-chocolate-altamontAltamont have some great summer clothing out right now so if you are getting fed up with sweating your balls off in this heat then read on. Shorts have either graced your body since you were a kid and are destined to appear from the wardrobe on May 1st, or the thought of wearing cut down trousers and exposing your sorry-arse excuse for legs is just too much to consider. The fact that you are on this page right now clarifies you are probably connected with the former. But the question is, who is putting out decent shorts this year?

If you desire a pair of shorts that are comfy and cut to shape then Altamont are offering a decent option right now. These chocolate coloured Barge shorts are durable due to a mix of 55% cotton and 45% polyester so skating in them is definitely on. They are designed with 2 deep pockets on the front and back so you an easily carry your daily gubbins, and come with a clip and button to fasten, plus a zip for easy access to your crown jewels.

There are no strings attached, no over branding, no silly studs, or pockets you don’t need- just a simple, quality made, bifurcated garment from Andrew Reynolds’ company that doesn’t use your computer to search wikipedia for a fancy word. Go get some.