The minimalist will love these trunks/shorts combo. If you were going somewhere tropical and warm (or a beach day wherever), you could easily get away with just bringing these as your only bottoms, as they do double duty on land and in the water. Now, most trunks can do that, but it’s always a pain trying to carry your wallet, keys, and phone in the one smallish pocket most trunks have. The Hybrid Freaks could just as easily be a great hiking, running, etc. all duty pair of trunks. We’ll take one in every color.
Check out these boardshorts and other trunks in the 2011 Gear Guide