Review: aussieBum Surge Swim Brief
I’ve become a fan of the aussieBum nylon fabric swim briefs. Mainly because the fabric is lightweight and breathes. One of the great things about swim briefs or less is they help you stay cooler at the beach or pool over trunk and board shorts. I find the nylon ones add a bonus to the coolness advantage. What drew me to the Surge Swim Brief is the two tone back of the brief. I like how the side colors continue across the back while the bottom portion is the same color as the pouch. The navy and orange combination pair called Plunge really stood out to me.
The Surge Swim Brief to me appears to be the same cut as their Classic 1.5 swim brief. The sides of them measure a tad over 1 1/2″ . They have a full back and a double layer flat front pouch. They’re made in Australia out of 100% nylon. These are machine washable co!d and to be air dried. You’ll want to pay attention to the sheer rating of these if you don’t want to show off too much. The Plunge is a low sheer rating. However the orange is fairly sheer when wet. Probably hard to tell unless somewhat close plus only about a 3rd of the back is orange.
I personally like the fit of the swim brief on me. Wouldn’t mind a little higher rise to them, but in my acceptable range. Like other aussieBum suit I ordered a size larger, which is the right fit. Wouldn’t be able to fit in a medium. The large is the right snugness for me. Now these may show off the package a bit more when wet with the fabric being nylon. Nylon seems to cling more than other suits I have. The WJ Classic style seems to do that more than the Surge and the 1.5 Classic. So far my experience with getting them wet hasn’t been a lot of cling. The double layer of nylon fabric and the elastic the waist I think helps minimize that on me. This is one I’m hoping to break out at the local beach this summer. It’s a bit skimpier than the one I wore last year.
|Recommendation:||Two thongs up|
Pros: lightweight breathable fabric
Cons: sheerness factor depending on color selection