10 Best Mens Bathing Suits To Wear This Summer (With Pictures)
Nobody in their right mind can enter the summer season without a decent pair of swim trunks. And given the numerous summer occasions where a bathing suit is needed – going to the pool, beach, lake, or just cooking up some hot dogs on the grill – you’ll in fact probably need to invest in at least a couple pairs of the best mens bathing suits.
Whether it has solids, stripes, floral print, or an abstract pattern that could make even Pablo Picasso cry, these are the best mens bathing suits for this upcoming summer season.
10. Billabong Pulse X
The Billabong Pulse X Boardshorts feature premium construction and quality, with superior technical features. Designed with Billabong’s exclusive performance fit, you can expect precise engineering that minimizes seams for enhanced stretch and high energy. The exclusive stretch technology features extra wide yarn widths for a tight weave, a smooth feel, and excellent recovery.
Billabong’s H2 Repel offers a water repellent coating to keep the fabric lightweight and quick drying. Made with their exclusive Shred Right fabric that’s derived from shredded and recycled PET, and keeps approximately 25 plastic bottles from ending up in the landfill of ocean [Billabong.com].
9. Quiksilver Everyday Kaimana
These 19″ outseam boardshorts from Quiksilver feature a hook and loop closure, a v-waist block, and a short fly with lycra gusset and basic drawcord. If you are a taller man with an athletic build, this mens bathing suit makes for a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
If you don’t like black, the Quiksilver Everyday Kaimana boardshorts also come in Hawaiian Ocean, Navy Blazer, Quik Red, and an assortment of other colors.
8. Rip Curl System
The imported Rip Curl System Boardshorts are an excellent choice for shorter men looking to appear taller while strutting across the sand. A minimal number of pockets also make these boardshorts incredibly lightweight and comfortable.
7. Quiksilver Classic Panel
These four way stretch, v-waist boardshorts from Quiksilver are both durable, and lightweight. Have an athletic build? Then the Quiksilver Classic Panel Boardshorts are an excellent bathing suit choice.
6. Polo Ralph Lauren Pony All Over
The Ralph Lauren Pony All Over Swim Trunks feature an interior mesh brief for additional support, side on-seam pockets, an elastic drawstring waistband with an interior contrasting trim, and a flapped patch pocket on the back right.
And with the signature Polo pony embroidered prominently into the front left hem, these swim trunks will certainly turn some heads at the beach.
5. Quiksilver Waterman Free Time
The Quiksilver Waterman Free Time Boardshort come in a couple of unique colorways including agate green (pictured above) and red tea. But at 20 inches in length, these boardshorts are far better suited for men who are tall.
4. Quiksilver Remix The Mix
Just like the Waterman Free Time board shorts listed previously, the Quiksilver Remix The Mix Boardshort are also a bit longer in length. Although my personal favorite is the steeple grey colorway (pictured above), the quik red, and the Hawaiian ocean colorways also look great.
3. Rip Curl Mirage Crew
If you want to stick out from the crowd, the brightly colored Rip Curl Mirage Crew Boardshort are just the bathing suit for you. This bathing suit features a scallop body, high hip zipper pocket, tie up front, and screen printed logos.
2. Nautica Big and Tall Quick Dry Tropic Floral
Like the title suggests, the Nautica Tropic Floral Swim Trunk are suited specifically for men who are big and tall. And with quick dry fabric, this bathing suit lets you go wherever the day may take you.
1. Logo Swim Trunk by Lacoste
Designed for all sorts of water sports, these serged nylon swim shorts feature a subtle Lacoste print, an elastic waistband and a drawstring. Show your flair this summer with a look that will take you offshore and beyond [Lacoste.com].
Summary: As a huge surfing enthusiast, it’s only natural that Quicksilver (and other boardshort) products dominate my list. However, nothing beats the timeless look that only brands like Polo, Lacoste, and Nautica can pull off.
Best Mens Bathing Suits
As you can see from my list, boardshorts are very popular among the 18-34 year old male audience these days. Among the best mens bathing suits I’ve listed above, my personal favorite is the Billabong Pulse X Boardshorts due to it’s numerous color schemes and it’s incredibly lightweight and durable materials. I actually bought two pairs – all black, and the blue and yellow you see above.
If you are looking for a ‘classier’ bathing suit, check out the Logo Swim Trunk by Lacoste or the Ralph Lauren Pony All Over Swim Trunks. Like I mentioned above, both are very well made and can last a lifetime. If you don’t mind the above-the-knee look, then these are the clear favorites.
Lastly, if you are on the heavier side, the Nautica Tropic Floral Swim Trunk will look great on you. That mens bathing suit is specifically designed for heavy set gents.
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