Speedo’s Solar 1″ Brief Review
The Speedo Solar 1″ swim brief is my go to swim bikini when I have the nerve to wear one even though I’d like to go a little skimpier all around. The brand name of Speedo makes me think it should be more acceptable to people with it being a big well known brand. I like the first version of the suits I got better, because it was a stretchy spandex fabric. I liked the feel of them on better than the newer ones. The original and new version both have about 1 1/2″ sides, so not quite the 1″ like they call it. The front and full back have a center seam and the swimsuit has a drawstring. The newer version is made with the Xtra Life Lycra and nylon blend. I like to wear them on the hips and I find them very comfortable in and out of the water. I’ve made appearances in them at the beach and at hotel pools with no issues and I also wear them under swim shorts for the support. So I’ve gotten lots of wear out of them and they are holding up well. I still have both the original versions and two of the newer models. I machine wash them and hang them to dry and only one pair doesn’t look almost new, which is the one I wear the most.
I’d recommended them for a swim bikini. They’re a similar fit to a full Speedo swim brief, but with a higher leg cut, which I think feels like you have more freedom. So two thongs up for the Speedo Solar 1″ Brief. Check it out on Amazon Ad.
Update 9/8/17 – Today I received a Speedo Solar in the color white. The white version has lining all the way around and not just the pouch like the other colors I have. I bought it in the same size as my others and the fit is tighter. Most likely it is due to the full lining. The lining is thicker too, which I assume is to help combat transparency. Guess we’ll see how that is when I get it wet.
|Recommendation:||Two thongs up|
Pros: Speedo name, Good cut for any venue
Cons: Like fabric better on first two suits I got. New suits fabric feels stiffer