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The 6 Best Men’s Bathing Suits and Boardshorts To Consider This Summer

Beach weather means beachwear and swim trunks are a must in any wardrobe during the coming months, even if the beach is far away. There’s something magically versatile about a solid pair of swim-ready shorts that just fits perfectly into a myriad of warm-weather situations, from lying in the park to running around town. To help you upgrade your own bathing suit this summer or to add a great option alongside it, we’ve put together some great swim trunks we’ve tried and a few others that are top-rated.

Best Overall: Lululemon Active Swim Short

Best Boardshort: Roark Chiller Boardshort

Best Multi-Use: Patagonia Baggies

Quickest Drying: Nautica Quick Dry Classic

Best Sun Protection: MeUndies Active Swim Trunk

Most Sunstainable: Somewhere Sunny

Best Overall: Lululemon Active Swim Short 6″

These are the shorts I’ll be wearing all summer. Even though Lululemon is known for making some of the most comfortable products out there, specifically their leggings, their tech transfers nicely to their swim trunks as well. “The Active Swim Shorts come with an inner liner that is breathable, mesh, non-restricting, and coated with water resistant material to make it fast drying.”

Best Feature: These are by far the most versatile shorts as they are incredibly comfortable to wear and quick drying.

Best Boardshorts: Roark Chiller Shorts

Looking to crush the next big wave? Well, you can look good while you’re doing it to with Roark’s Chiller Boardshorts.

Best Feature: They are constructed from a recycled polyester/hemp blend for sustainability.

Best Multi-Use: Patagonia Baggies

These are some of our favorite shorts, and they are some of our favorite swim shorts, too. They are quick drying enough to function both ways, and perfect for hiking through the woods or jumping into hot tubs.

Best Feature: The versatility is first and foremost here. With these shorts, you don’t have to plan for your next adventure, you can just go with the flow.

Quickest Drying: Nautica Quick Dry Classic

For beach days, these will be your get-away-from-it-all essential. Best of all, they come in seven different block color designs to keep you looking fashionable all summer long.

Best Feature: These swim trunks are quick drying so you can go from in the water, to walking around town drip free, in almost no time at all.

Best Sun Protection: MeUndies Active Swim Trunk

These Active Swim Trunks have literally turned me into an amphibian (okay maybe not literally). For starters, they are extremely comfortable, as they’re made out of a recycled polyester and spandex blend that is lightweight and perfect for sweltering days.

Best Feature: These shorts also have a 50 UPF rating, which helps keep my legs from getting burned to a crisp—a reality that happens all too frequently to me and my fair skin.

Most Sustainable: Somewhere Sunny Volley Recycled Trunk

These eco-friendly swim trunks are made from 12 recycled plastic bottles! Yes, you read that right. Feel good about your environmental impact while also looking your best poolside.

Best Feature: The flexible 4-way stretch and the comfortable built-in quick-dry brief liner

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