Review: Kiniki’s St Tropez Swim Thong
Kiniki introduced two new thongs last year to their line up. One is called the Lloyd and the other the St. Tropez. To me it appears the only difference between the two is one has a drawstring and one doesn’t. With them being pretty cheap in price I decided to purchase one even though it won’t be getting a lot of wear. I decided on the St Tropez one that has the drawstring and went with the navy color. You can also get it in yellow, white, red, or black.
Let’s start with the basics of the St Tropez swim thong. It is pretty much a traditional cut thong. The tail of it measures about 1 1/2″. The sides are a bit wide with them measuring about 1 7/8″. It does feature a centered seamed contour pouch and it will keep you in place. They’re made of a blend of nylon and lycra. You are suppose to hand wash warm and rinse thoroughly after use and hang them to dry. Like I said this style has the drawstring, which has plastic end caps. The thong also has a white mesh pouch lining.
Now, what do I think of the thong. When I first pulled them on they reminded me of their Riviera swim bikini brief. The pouch cut of the thong seems to be very similar to the Riviera swim bikini. It’s what I’m calling a moderate coverage pouch, which is what I like in my underwear and swimwear. I like the look of that type of coverage on me best. The pouch will hold you pretty snuggly, which is what I look for in my swimwear and underwear also. I don’t like to have a lot of bouncing around. Overall I find the thong comfortable though I haven’t worn it for what would be a whole beach day. For me I don’t think I’d need the drawstring. They feel snug enough to stay up without having to tie them. Guess not a bad thing to have backup. The sides are a bit wider than I’d like them to be, but you can bunch them up to narrow the look. Wouldn’t hurt to have a little thinner tail though I find it to be comfortable for the short period of time I’ve tested it out. Then I’m still not a fan of when they put their tags in the pouch. Harder to make sure it is tucked in there nicely than the back. There is plenty of width in the back to keep it concealed from showing, so not sure why they chose the side of the pouch for it. Easy enough to snip it out if it bothers you.
Overall I’m happy with this purchase and would buy it again. I still find their stuff well made and at good prices. Though I haven’t given their swimwear the run for the money as well as I do their underwear. I don’t think you can go wrong for the price especially when other suits are two to three times more than this one. If you’re like me and are not going to wear a swim thong a lot then a pair like this would be a great option. Someone else will have to tell us how well they hold up with regular wear at the beach and pool. My guess is they’ll do pretty well.
|Recommendation:||Two thongs up|
Pros: Nice price for the quality, supportive moderate coverage pouch
Cons: A little wide on the sides, tag in the side of the pouch