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Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts

Item # 13153
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Key Features

  • 3mm nylon II neoprene with contrasting flatstitch

  • High back waist with fully securable waistband

  • 3/4" nylon webbing and cam buckle

  • O-ring legs keeps water out


Our Price   $44.99

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Product Description
gladiator Made of 3mm nylon II neoprene with contrasting flatstitch, these high-quality shorts feature a high back waist with a fully securable waistband of 3/4" nylon webbing and cam buckle. O-ring legs add to a comfortable fit and prevent water entry.

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Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Dries quickly (14)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to put on and off (12)
  • Warm (8)

Cons

  • Hard to put on or off (3)

Best Uses

  • Waterskiing (17)
  • Wakeboarding (11)
  • Boating / sailing (6)
  • Colder water (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      88% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Room for Improvement

Neoprene shorts appear to have waned in popularity since the late '80's and through the 90's. But longtime watersports enthusiasts such as myself know the value of this product for ALL water ...Read complete review

Neoprene shorts appear to have waned in popularity since the late '80's and through the 90's. But longtime watersports enthusiasts such as myself know the value of this product for ALL water related activities,regardless of current fashion trends. Although my core activity these days center around my PWC, these Gladiator shorts are indispensible for 36 MPH slalom skiing and associated wipeouts. For swimming and general play in the water, the quality and thickness of the neoprene fabric provides protection, warmth and even a degree of flotation. The compression aspect of the design+material+Gladiator's top-notch stitching construction help mitigate fatigue in the legs.The O-Ring component at the bottom of the legging tube is the best in the business, period. The O-Ring's ability to trap water and hold it without literally crimping the femoral artery is amazing. So now I'm going to put my hat back on and do some finger wagging. The "waist band" is not a waist band at all. It is a BELT. Trying to pass off a low quality belt for an above average or trick waist band fools not the fool. The width of the belt is simply too thin for the continuous loop in which it is contained. This causes constant twisting of the belt within the loop. So unless modified by the user (such as done by me) the belt is more trouble than it is worth. The belt should be kept in the design but a commitment to the twisting problem, (from either perspective; belt OR loop) is absolutely required. The legging tubes are way too short, despite them belonging to "shorts". There's a "ride-up" problem when the shorts are wet and in action that mirrors the typical ride up aspect of cheap "boxer-briefs" that are so popular today for men. Gladiator should lengthen the legs getting that o-ring down between the quadricep insertion and the knee cap. In addition, the crotch could be tightened up a bit which would also help ride-up. All that said, I love this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shorts are too short, buckle was broken

I will be sending both pair of shorts back. One pair of shorts the buckle is broken and both pair are too short.

I will be sending both pair of shorts back. One pair of shorts the buckle is broken and both pair are too short.

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5.0

Worth the money

By H2OSKI

from Belle Fourche, SD

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Easy To Put On And Off
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water
    • Wakeboarding
    • Waterskiing

    Comments about Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts:

    Good for watering skiing, wake boarding, and bare footing

    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    WakeBoard Season Extended

    By Marty

    from Atlanta Ga

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Put On And Off

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water
      • Wakeboarding
      • Waterskiing

      Comments about Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts:

      Very Comfortable and allowed me to enjoy waterskiing and boating well into the fall.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Extend my season

      By Ski crazy in Ohio

      from Akron, Ohio

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wakeboarding
        • Waterskiing

        Comments about Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts:

        For skiing and boarding in Ohio we are always excited about anything that extends our season!

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good Product

        By PhatBoys

        from Ogallala, NE

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable
        • Easy To Put On And Off
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Wakeboarding
          • Waterskiing

          Comments about Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts:

          This is a great product, the only thing that is questionable in the belt.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          My Husband loved this gift!

          By Waterskiers Wife

          from Annapolis MD

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Easy To Put On And Off

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Waterskiing

            Comments about Gladiator Men's Neoprene Shorts:

            At last I have found the right place to shop for my husband. Watersking is his favorite sport and he has been doing it for over 40 years!

            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            • Q:

              Are these padded shorts? Where is the pad?
              Asked on 3/10/2010 by bb from tx

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                These are are not padded they are standard 3mm nylon II neoprene

                Answered on 3/25/2010 by Brian from Tech
            • Q:

              Would these shorts work for deep water barefoot starts?
              Asked on 1/4/2010 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                absolutely

                Answered on 1/6/2010 by Justin from Overton's Technician
            • Q:

              Can you rub your legs raw by wearing them to long?
              Asked on 12/30/2009 by Anonymous from Lone Grove, OK

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                As tight as they are I would not think that could happen.

                Answered on 1/6/2010 by Overton's from Technician
            • Q:

              what is the dimension of the thigh on the men's largest size?
              Asked on 12/28/2009 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Unfortunately I do not have that information because it is made to stretch and fit tightly around the thigh. Conform to to it if you will.

                Answered on 12/30/2009 by Bryant from Tech
            • Q:

              are these waterproof?
              what is the water temp for these shorts?
              Asked on 12/12/2009 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                No, they are not waterproof. They are neoprene like a wetsuit. They trap water in between your skin and the material and keep it warm.

                Answered on 12/23/2009 by Bryant from Tech
            • Q:

              Can you wear your board shorts OVER these?
              Asked on 10/2/2009 by Drew from Michigan

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes you should have no problem wearing the board shorts over these

                Answered on 10/5/2009 by Chad @ Overton's from Greenville, NC
            • Q:

              what size do you order if you a 34 to 35 waist size?
              Asked on 6/17/2009 by Smoke from ky

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Large

                Answered on 1/15/2010 by Bryant from Tech
            • Q:

              i'am a 34 to 35 waist not sure which size i need to order?
              Asked on 6/17/2009 by Smoke from kentucky

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I would go with the large. These runs a little tight.

                Answered on 6/18/2009 by Boogie from Overtons
            • Q:

              what is the sizing???
              Asked on 5/17/2009 by Clark from Yakima, WA

              1 answer

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                A:

                Small - 27-32"
                Medium - 29-34"
                Large - 31-37"
                X-Large - 33-39"
                2X-Large - 35-41"

                Answered on 5/26/2009 by Michael from Overtons
            • Q:

              Can you wear your swimsuit underneath this. Can you also use these shorts for tubing, water skiing, kneelboarding along with jetskiing?
              Asked on 5/6/2009 by Matt

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes
                Yes

                Answered on 5/21/2009 by Ike from Overtons
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