Older version, brittle adjustment straps
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I purchased these recently because of how much I loved the shorter version. The black ones were on sale, I'm guessing now because they were an older model... They arrived appearing clean and new, but smelling.. old. Like they had been stored for a long time and with a distinct mildew smell. The adjustment velcro on the sides wasn't the same style as the ones I own in the shorter version (which are like the ones pictured, cloth straps with velcro sewed on)- instead they have harder plastic tabs with velcro on one side. This wouldn't be an issue, except that when I hand washed them before wearing the first time, the hard plastic immediatey split in multiple places, cracking and breaking apart, leaving only a couple millimeters of velcro left to latch on to adjust the waist, so the velcro doesn't stay in place with no grip.
I'm wondering if they'd been stored for a long time without humidity control? Or a storage box got rained on? Maybe the plastic is brittle bc of age? I don't know. Worth mentioning if anyone else gets that version.
I'm sewing replacement velcro straps onto them and wearing them because aside from that, the fit is great and they're comfy, and I don't want to waste them. The sizing is true to this brand (I'm between a M and L, and I consistently wear a L comfortably in Naveah shorts bc of the good snug waist adjustment). The length is great even though I have short legs, they keep a nice length over my knee pads.