These shorts have side panels which allow for an area of padding to protect your hips from gunwhale pressure. For the bum padding, you may choose regular (2 layer) or Quad (4 layer).
Dragon boat shorts are made from durable, quick drying Chito-X fabric. The internal padding which covers from the bum down the back of the leg is made from 12oz Yukon fleece. These lightweight layers take the edge off of the seating and allows you to walk around without feeling like you've got a turtle strapped to your behind. Comfort and function.
This garment is tight fitting so please take a look at the sizing guide. We know paddlers come in all shapes and sizes, so if you don't see a profile that works for you, just email and ask for some help.
The sizing table provides a general sizing assist based on height and weight. Many people will not see a match but you can get an idea of what might fit you if you consider that, for example, a person who is S for height but L for weight likely needs an XL. The elastic circumference chart can help as well. The elastic is measured relaxed so keep in mind that it has a lot of stretch. A person with a 32" waist will be comfortable in a 25" elastic waistband.