Swim Trunks That Will Make A Splash

Top trunks to start your Summer
June 19, 2020
June 17, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Fun colors to choose from

✓   Functional in and out of water

✓   Trunks  and board shorts

Our Picks

✓   Bonobos - Best colors and patterns

✓   Outerknown - Most sustainably-conscious

✓   Mack Weldon - Best functional innovation

The summer is just about to kick into high gear and since spending time inside is old news, finding ways to make up for lost time seems to be the way to go. Take a drive out the beach, become a bro pool baller, or hike a local trail with that waterfall you’ve always wanted to find. But don’t do it in old ratty swim trunks, or even worse, your gym shorts. That’s not cool anymore, especially since we all know how uncomfortable wet fabric can be. Step up your swim game with these brands so you’re ready for an adventure, anytime anywhere.



Good style is unlimited with this summer’s swim line at Bonobos. Choose from over 10 different colors and patterns including classic solids and mini watermelons to sport all summer long. This year, Bonobos has made their swim trunks from 85% recycled polyester, so they’re even good for the earth too.

The Facts

✓   Mesh-interior lining

✓   5, 7, and 9 inch lengths

✓   On-seam pockets

Brand Standards

✓   Sustainable fabric

✓   Size inclusivity 



Meet Outerknown, the brand inspired to bring us the best quality with sustainability in mind. Their Nomadic Volley swim shorts are made from approximately 10-12 plastic bottles. Styles that clean the oceans are a big win in our book. Not only that, there are no awkward moments and uncomfortable netting anywhere in sight— amen.

The Facts

✓   4-way stretch recycled polyester

✓   Stitch-free welded seams

✓   Quick-drying

Brand Standards

✓   Sustainable materials

✓   Made in Fair-Trade certified facility

Mack Weldon


Mack Weldon’s four-way stretch swim trunks and board shorts make anything possible this summer. Their innovative quick-dry stretch fabric makes these smooth shorts great for wearing all day without feeling damp. These trunks’ details are hyper focused with features like a velcro fly, and an interior drawcord.

The Facts

✓   4-way stretch

✓   Zipper front and back pockets

✓   6 inch inseam

Brand Standards

✓   Loyal shopper perks

✓   WRAP and ISO certified factories

More Finds

If you’re still looking for more, we’ve got it covered. Finding the right pair of swim trunks or board shorts can be the difference between looking fine riding waves, or looking washed up on the shore. These brands range from keeping it classic to patterns that serve as the ultimate way of showing off your personality. 

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Photo Credits: Outerknown, @outerknown/ Bonobos, @bonobos/ Mack Weldon, @mackweldom/ Fair Harbor, @rhone, @Italic, @Jomers

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