All that time you’ve been spending at the gym all year is finally about to pay off. Bathing suit season. We’re kidding. Of course we never made it to the gym more than twice but, either way, we’re still looking for a cool pair of swim trunks that’ll make us look our best. Depending on your build, there’s a variety of swimwear options for all the guys out there.
If you’re on the taller side, feel free to sport a pair of classic board shorts. Vertically challenged? A pair of mid-length trunks may be your best bet. From florals to stripes and solids to turtles (no, for real), we’ve hunted high and low for the best swims trunks and overall bathing suits for men in 2021 and beyond. Surfs up, gut in!
1. Tom & Teddy ‘Pineapple’ Swim Trunks – Buy Now
These bright greenish-blue print swim trunks are totally soft, lightweight and dry super fast. Printed with the coolest pineapples we’ve seen in a little while, this bathing suit reminds you to have fun every time you in the water or on the sand. Learn more here!
2. Original Penguin ‘Polka Dot Lemon’ Board Shorts – Buy Now
If you love a blue bathing suit, but are still looking for that pop of color these are your best bet. The tiny little lemons act as polka dots to really turn up your beach look. They’re vintage in spirit, but modern in quality. Learn more here!
3. The Fresh Prince Inspired – Buy It Here
The 90’s is where it’s at again this season! Inspired by the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, these beauties are quick-drying and pretty comfy to wear, especially around the waist. Learn more here!
4. The Trunks Surf & Swim Co Turtles – Buy It Here
Save the turtles! Or at least display them with pride on your embroidered trunks. We love the soft and quick-drying microfiber, but we love the level of detail even more. Learn more here!
5. The SilkWorld Quick Dry Swim Trunks – Buy It Here
You totally can’t go wrong with these at all! Not only do they come in about 30 different amazing colors, patterns, and prints, but they’re super comfy, quick dry, and currently are crushing it on Amazon with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and over 640 customer reviews. We’re in love with the price too! Learn more here!
6. The Chubbies Neon Lights in Blue – Buy It Here
You’ve probably seen the Chubbies brand all over your Insta feed this past year and while some of their ads are annoying, they’re bathing suits are pretty killer. They’re known for their super stretchy comfort and pretty dope styles too. Give these a try for sure. Learn more here!
7. The Vintage Summer Watermelon Trunks – Buy It Here
It doesn’t really get any more classically summer than these! They’re not only vintage light blue pinstripes, but they also have little slices of watermelon all over them. They even have those trusty side pockets to store some of your beach essentials. Learn more here!
8. The Lululemon “Namaste” Beach Trunks – Buy It Here
You can never go wrong with the quality and performance of anything by Lululemon! These have a four-way stretch fabric, come in a bunch of different color combos, and even have a side pocket to store your credit card, license, and more. Learn more here!
9. Chubbies Crock Print – Buy It Here
How cool are these super bright green crocodiles? Not only are these stretchy enough to let you move (and play) at the beach or the pool, but they just look cool AF all at the same time. Learn more here!
10. The Rip Curl Classic ‘All Time’ Board Shorts – Buy It Here
These are a top seller of the year (so far) and look great on just about any body type. The ones above are a white, khaki and shades of blue color combo. But they also come in other colors too. There’s a pocket on the right side with a snap enclosure so you can toss in some things you don’t mind getting wet, but totally don’t want to lose. Learn more here!
11. The Original Penguin ‘Penguin’ in Navy Blue – Buy It Here
A totally great option when you’re looking for a pair of trunks that aren’t too long and not too short. They’re the Goldie Locks of swim trunks. They’re just right. They’re water-repelling, quick-drying, and come in navy blue and midnight black. Learn more here!
12. The O’Neill ‘Santa Cruz’ Board Shorts in Camo Green – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with camo anything. These are super light, durable, water repellent, quick drying, actually pretty soft and comfy. They also come in black camo and grey too. Learn more here!
13. The Quicksilver ‘Everyday’ Striped Board Shorts in Multicolor – Buy It Here
These are a bit on the longer side (21-inches) for those of us who aren’t into showing too much leg at the beach. We love the fabric on this one, which is actually made of recycled plastic bottles. For real. How cool is that! They come in a bunch of different colors so you can find the ones you like the best if the ones above aren’t your jam. Learn more here!
14. The Hurley ‘One & Only’ Board Shorts in Charcoal – Buy It Here
These are another super popular option for the guys that are just looking for a high-quality, functional, and no-frills option. They’re made with a polyester super-suede, which helps them to dry super fast. Learn more here!
15. The Billabong ‘Sundays Airlite’ in Navy – Buy It Here
Seriously, how cool are these! They’re quick-drying and are more of a performance fit so they’re stretchy enough to keep you comfortable all day long. Learn more here!
16. The 2(X)ist Jogger Swim Trunks in Blue – Buy It Here
Because, you know what, sometimes you actually do want to show off some leg. These are on the shorter side and do exactly that. Learn more here!