Review: aussieBum XS Swim Brief
After last summer breaking out the swim brief for the first time at the local beach I decided to add another conservative swim brief into the mix. Since I liked the light weight and breathability of the aussieBum 1.5 Classic I was looking for a nylon one. So this is the one I decided to try. I went with the red, white, and blue, since it is sort of patriotic. I also went with this one, because I thought it looked like it was similar to the Classic 2.5 and the price was right.
I discovered that when it arrived it was not 2.5 sides, but they measured at 3 1/2″. That was a little more conservative than I really wanted to go. Was a bit disappointment with that. I do feel the swim brief fits me pretty well. Now with me breaking out one of aussieBum’s 1.5 classic at the local beach, I’m not sure when this one will get worn. Maybe could be an option if I decided to introduce friends and family to my skimpy side of men’s swimwear. It’s at least an option in my arsenal if I feel I need something more conservative.
Like I said these are made out of 100% nylon, which is quick drying. Another nice feature of nylon. Only the bottom half of the front is double line, so the red on the pair I own is a single layer. It’s full frontal and rear coverage, which is standard basically what you are going to get with sides at 3 1/2″. They can be machined wash cold, but should hang them to dry like most swimwear recommends. I do have to order the size larger than I normal wear. Mediums would be too small for me and large fits just right on me from them.
If you want something conservative, light, breaths, and drys quick then maybe this would be a options for you. Now there could be a slight problem getting a pair. When I started writing the review I saw they were still listed on aussieBum’s website. What I didn’t check is the size availability, but did see it was on sale. It is showing no stock, but can get a notice for the XL size only. Guessing probably being discontinued.
|Recommendation:||One thong up|
Pros: lightweight breathable fabric, fast drying
Cons: conservative swim brief, being discontinued possibly