I used this for boby boarding in the north atlantic, cold water in summer time. Good stuff. In fact i own 3 of these. The short is flexible enough, that allowed me to swim and paddle without too much disconfort. In warm water, its great. Color did fade away a bit specially the black one. On the yellow one i had a bit of disconfort on th groin area, where the 4 seams come together, nothing major thought. The short dries quick and was fresh and confortable to walk around after swiming. Ill definetely recomend it.