Boardies are my gripe; what the hell is with them. Surfers have been wearing them for 40 years...can't anybody design them scientifically rather than fashion first!
The only good ones I've ever owned are Rip Curl STl or whatever...the welded seam ones. I've got two pairs...all my others are crap. too baggy to be really functional...they flap around in the water, they fill with water, they have stupid seams on the inner thighs that rub me every time I wear them, they have an stupid lace securing system in the middle at the front that makes them twist slightly to one side or the other whenever I spend more than an hour in the water in them.
To me the perfect boardie wold be slimmer, slightly shorter (lower thigh cut) & more anatomically cut - designed to be sitting in the water on a board - which is what we spend most of our time doing eh) they'd all have seam welded seams like the ripcurl STL system, they'd have a velcro closure system on the middle of the back - it'd never get in the way when paddling and it would incorporate a fixing system for a wetsuit top.
My gear gripe :-))