A short review of Oneill’s Traveler Board Shorts
I am pretty excited for my trip to Thailand and Southeast Asia, and being April, it’s going to be pretty hot. A new pair of board shorts is just what I needed. It didn’t take long to find that O’Neill had a pair that were geared towards traveling. http://us.oneill.com/shop/traveler-cargo-hybrid-shorts-sp618a013/
Here’s the item description:
Whether you're scaling seaside cliffs or diving in to the waters below, the O'Neill Traveler Cargo hybrids will keep you ready wherever your path takes you.
- 21” Outseam
- Nylon Micro Ripstop
- Hyperblock antimicrobial stretch gusset
- Zipper fly and internal waistband drawcord
- Internal key pocket
- Hidden passport pocket
- Side cell phone pocket
- Flashlight carabiner attached to belt loop
- Back packable stow pocket
All these are pretty cool features, and having lots of pocket options when traveling is great. Being a cell phone guy, I was excited about the dedicated pocket for that. Well, upon getting the shorts I found that the cell phone pocket wasn’t capable of holding nearly anything that is currently on the market.
I can only fit my 3 fingers in this pocket, and the tips of them are hitting the stitching. I can’t fit them in any further.
Nexus 5X with Official Case:
Naked Note 5:
When I emailed Oneill’s support thinking that the stitching must be wrong, and too shallow, this was the reply that I received:
It is true, unfortunately our mobile devices have grown larger and larger than the pocket can hold, for which we do apologize. The pocket I'm afraid, is indeed that shallow, though we are making adjustments for our future seasons to accommodate larger cell phones. I do apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any other questions, please let me know.