Get ready for the beach with Mens’ Swimwear
The one of the best things about living in a tropical country like the Philippines is that it is beach season all year long. Most beaches, resorts, and pools are just driving distance from the city. It is a fun and relatively affordable past time that is not complete without the proper swimwear. There are different types of mens’ swimwear depending on the purpose and preference.
Pick the swimsuit that’s right for you
Most casual beach goers opt for swimming trunks and board shorts for their comfort and versatility. They are designed to feel like casual shorts, but are made of quick drying materials such as nylon and polyester. This type is quite popular with young men as it is easy to find, and comes in a variety of colors and designs. These may also be worn by those who participate in water board sports such as surfing. Serious swimmers may opt for swimming briefs and other specialized swimsuits. These are made out of a special low resistance fabric that reduces skin drag underwater and increases speed. Unlike swimsuits that are created with aesthetics in mind, these are specifically made to assist an athlete during competitions. For guys who do water sports ranging from surfing to snorkeling may choose to wear full-body suits like rash guards or wetsuits. These will protect their skin from scratches, as they tend to spend long hours under the sun and in the water. Rash guards are particularly favored because they often come with UV-reflective patches for added protection from the sun. Swim shirts may be good for casual beach goers who still want some protection, but do not need a full-body suit.
- Rash guards: This is a full-body swimwear that is relatively loose and can be used in most water sports. Usually, it comes with UV-reflective fabric to protect its wearer from sun damage.
- Wetsuit/drysuit: These two are close-fitting, insulated suits that are meant for prolonged immersion underwater. It is typically used for snorkeling or scuba-diving. It varies in length, with some stopping at the knee, and other covering the entirety of both limbs.
- Swim shirts: This type is an upper-body version of a rash guard, and is favored by those casual beach-goers.
- Boardshorts: This type comes to or past the knee, and is secured to the waist using adjustable laces. These were originally developed for board sports such as surfing, but have now evolved to become a popular fashionable choice in beach wear.
- Swimming trunks: Often thought to be interchangeable with board shorts, this type stops mid-thigh to above the knee and has a tight-fitting lining inside.
- Swimming briefs: Also known as “speedos”, this is a tight-fighting v-shaped swimsuit that leaves the thighs bare.