AussieBum WJ Loose 1.5 Swim Brief
These AussieBum WJ Loose 1.5 swim briefs are pretty much the same cut as their Classic 1.5 swim brief that I reviewed already. The two differences are that it doesn’t have elastic in the waist and it has what they call a wonderjock. Now what drew me to get this pair was the color combinations. I like the accents on the hips. I chose the color Maroubra, since I like the color red. These ones have a blue and white accent on the hips. They have a few other colors you can check out. These are made of of 100% nylon, so it is not a stretchy material and I ordered a large instead of a medium based on recommendations. That was the right decision for me, since they fit great in the bigger size. With lighter colors you’ll have to watch out for transparency, since the nylon is a thinner fabric than most lycra suits. AussieBum does give a sheer rating for their colors.
The frontal and back coverage are pretty much full, but the sides are 1 1/2″ to give you some freedom of movement and the opportunity for some extra tanness. The brief has a flat front wide V-pouch, which is two layers of nylon. The back is just one layer. There is an AussieBum tag on the left hip seam. You can get the AussieBum logo on the front or back, but I chose not to. They are made in Australia and are to be cold rinse after use. They can be gentle machine or hand wash in cold water and hung to dry.
Again I like the cut of these swim briefs, but I don’t like not having elastic in the waistband. It means you have to rely on the drawstring to keep them up. The leg elastic helps some, but not going to help enough. I find it a little hard to get them tied to a good tightness and the drawstring is a bit slick, so it could loosen over time. Now the wonderjock is there to enhance your equipment. The front pouch has a built in pouch in it where you are suppose to put your package in, which then lifts you up and out. I personally probably won’t use the pouch, since it fits just fine without using it. If I decide otherwise it will be there waiting for me.
I really like the color and the cut of these, but I’m seeing these as a sunning swim brief over hitting the water wearing them. The concern with them is the drawstring loosening or coming untied and showing a little more than I intend to.
|Recommendation:||No thongs up*|
Pros: I like the color combinations; light material; dries fast
Cons: no elastic in waistband, drawstring slippery material
*I decided on no thongs as a swim brief, since I wouldn’t trust the string to stay tied and keep the swim brief on in the water. As a sunning swimsuit I’d say it would be great, since there would be less concern about them coming untied. I’d give it one thong up for a sunning brief. Would be two for both if it had elastic in the waistband. With that said, I did buy another because I like the color combinations and will use for private or sunning wear.