Live in hawaii and paddle a oneman outrigger canoe several times a week. Generally get around 50-70 in per week. Biggest problem I have is "back side chaffing". have used neoprene shorts under my board shorts in the past but generally they breakdown around 3 months. So far have used theses trousers for about 200 miles and no signs of chaffing. IF these continue to hold up well will be my new go to for paddling.
I find these to be very comfortable, and the seams don't cause any chafing like some other brands I've tried. The waistband is not too thin, and they are great for erg workouts.
When I had trouble completing my online order, a friendly rep helped me complete it by phone and email. I liked the specific sizing information to help with selection.