Beach weather means beachwear and swim trunks are a must in any wardrobe during the coming months, even if the beach is far away. There’s something magically versatile about a solid pair of swim-ready shorts that just fits perfectly into a myriad of warm-weather situations, from lying in the park to running around town. To help you upgrade your own bathing suit this summer or to add a great option alongside it, we've put together some great swim trunks we've tried and a few others that are top-rated.
LuluLemon Channel Cross Swim Short
These are the shorts I’ll be wearing this summer. Even though Lululemon is known for making some of the most comfortable products out there, specifically their leggings, their tech transfers nicely to their swim trunks as well. “The Channel Cross Swim Shorts come with an inner liner that is breathable, mesh, non-restricting, and coated with water resistant material to make it fast drying.” Plus, there are two different inseam lengths to choose from— the 5” and the 7”— so you can determine if you want a short that sits right at the knee or a little bit above it.
Amazon Essentials Men’s 7” Swim Trunk
These 100% polyester shorts have a 7” inseam, quick dry fabric and come in over thirty different colors and patterns. They have pockets, which are essential, and an inner lining.
Kanu Surf Men's Barracuda Swim Trunks
This more affordable bathing suit is Amazon’s No.1 best-selling swim trunk. More than 6,500 reviewers left them a 4.4-star average rating and you can get them in more than 40 styles and a likewise wide variety of sizes. This is likely the most solid basic bathing suit out there, especially for its price.
Speedo Men's Marina Core Basic Watershorts
Not all Speedo bathing suits are Speedo-style bathing suits (if you know what I mean). And these performance-driven swim trunks are an affordable path to getting the most out of your wet shorts. With built-in UV protection and quick-dry fabric, the cargo pockets on these shorts are constructed with drain holes so they don’t stay full of water. More than 1,600 reviewers gave these Speedos a 4.5-star average rating.
Nautica Quick Dry Classic
For beach days, these will be your get-away-from-it-all essential. These swim trunks are quick drying so you can go from in the water, to walking around town drip free, in almost no time at all. Best of all, they come in seven different block color designs to keep you looking fashionable all summer long.
Filled Optic Swim Shorts
Another high-design option for you is the recently launched swimwear collection from Happy Socks. These swim trunks are made with a cool and soft mesh lining and a classic elastic waist. I normally wear my pair around the house and of course during wet excursions. And while I’m a fan of the geometric patterns in my style, there are nearly a dozen other options.
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