Review: Cover Male Slip Bikini (CMI016)
I like to get away from just solid colors all the time and grab pairs that have some accents on them or something that differentiates them some. So I decided to give this pair a try with the different color sides and fabric. However these are a similar cut to the Cover Male bikini CM101 I reviewed a little while back. Really the only difference is the mesh sides.
This bikini is a blend of 85.89% polyamid and 14.11% spandex. The main fabric is like a light swimwear fabric, which is typical of pairs in the Cover Male line. The sides measure in at about 1 3/8″. It has the center seamed pouch. Then it has about a 3/4 back. They are to be machine washed cold and hung to dry.
When I first pulled these on, I discovered with the mesh sides it reduced the stretch. It required a little care to get it over the hips. Wasn’t a tight wiggle by, but not the typical ease as a waist that is stretchy. Once up and over the hip these have a similar fit as the CM101. It has a snug pouch and offers excellent support to do whatever you want in with most likely no bouncing around. It’s not made for the well endowed. The back has a firm grip on the rear and shows some cheeks.
I’ve encountered a couple issues with this pair besides the not so stretchy waist. I have had seams dig in some on the sides and be bothersome though not extremely bothersome. Does leave the seam marks on your skin. Then I discovered a run in the mesh after the first wearing. Neither is going to stop me from continuing wearing the pair again. Overall it is a decent fit and comfortable most of the time once over the hips. I’ll probably wear it more for an exercise pair. I’d recommend going with the CM101 over this model though.
|Recommendation:||No thongs up|
Pros: Great Support, 3/4 back with a little cheekie feel
Cons: A bit warm, maybe too snug for some, can pinch at seams, waist not real stretchy.