We love a lake vacation or day at the beach! You’ve probably already bought a swimsuit for you, so why not treat your spouse to some new clothes?
Even if your partner is just relaxing on the patio, they will still need to be dressed appropriately. Swim bottoms that are double-duty can be worn as swim shorts or swim trunks if you don’t plan on spending much time in the water. They are twice as comfortable and he will wear them more often making it worth the investment.
Swimsuits that allow for total freedom in the water are best for guys who are always in the water. A built-in liner can help prevent chafing and save your man from having to flash the whole beach. Wet skin and wet pants are not always a good combination. Here are our top picks for swimsuits for men, ranging from expensive shorts to budget-friendly trunks.
The Best Men’s Swimsuits 2022
Rhone 6” Fletcher Trunk
These quick-drying, lightweight trunks are the perfect choice for him if he can’t bear to be out of the water or have wet trunks. They’re made by Rhone and have a classic, sporty cut. The soft and durable fabric is also appreciated by reviewers.
Myoli Bay Luau Trunk
You can’t make it to a true luau. You can dress up like you can. These floral shorts, which are fun and playful take on the traditional Hawaiian floral print, are equally as enjoyable. These shorts will look great on him. They are made of 10 recycled plastic water bottles, and the button at the back is made from coconut shell. Both stylish and sustainable!
Fly Swell Free Short
These trunks are made for the guy who is always on the go. The boxer-brief-style liner in the trunk will keep everything in place and prevent chafing. The short will also protect his legs from the sun thanks to its UPF 50+. While he should still use sunscreen, it is a good idea to have some extra protection.
TenTree Swim Short
TenTree makes our favorite sweatpants. They also make great sustainable swimwear. These trunks have a small mushroom print on the outside. It adds a subtle pop to color and pattern, but doesn’t feel too gaudy. They’re made of recycled polyester, which dries quickly and feels just like his favorite shorts.
lululemon Pool Short
KCM is a huge fan of lululemon, so we included this pair of stylish swim trunks in our list. These come in many colors and have lots of pockets, including one with a zipper that keeps his belongings safe. They also have a silicone drawstring that will keep it in place and a mesh liner. Some reviews do mention that the lining is too tight for larger legs.
Abercrombie Resort Short
These Abercrombie shorts are cute enough to wear to dinner, but functional enough to use in the pool, and they’re a summer essential. They are quick drying, so he doesn’t need to change between swimming and drinking. The lining is elastic and fits like boxer shorts so that he doesn’t need to buy extra underwear or shorts.
L.L. Bean Supplex Short
L.L. Bean is a name we trust. Bean is the perfect choice for everything outdoors and hiking. These are stretchy enough to be worn all day thanks to the elastic waistband. The mesh liner lets excess water drain quickly from pockets and reduces fabric bulk. Some have complained that they run a bit larger than expected. Before placing your order, make sure you check the size chart.
Everlane Swim Shorts Redesigned
Everlane is a go-to brand for casual and workwear. These swim shorts are no exception. These shorts are made of quick-drying fabric and come in six colors. They can be worn during summer for running errands or summer workouts.
Ted Baker London Totley Geometric Swim Trunks
Some swimsuits can look a bit too printed, so we love this one with a geometric pattern. The shorts have a sophisticated cut, which adds visual interest but doesn’t feel childish. He doesn’t need to wear boxers under the mesh liner, and the drawstring waist allows him to adjust the size of the shorts as necessary. It also ensures that he won’t get his shorts lost if he is pushed over by a big wave at the beach.
SPYDER Laser Cut Sport Side Logo Hybrid Board Shorts
It is not a good idea to invest in high-quality swim trunks for those who are exposed to chlorinated water. Even if you wash your clothes immediately after a hot tub or pool session, chemicals in hot tubs and pools can quickly fade fabrics. These TJ Maxx trunks look just as good as an investment pair. However, you won’t feel guilty to tossing them in the end of summer if they become faded or sad looking.
Swim trunks in Old Navy Print
Old Navy is a strong swimmer, as evidenced by this year’s swimsuit. He can buy a brand new swimsuit for $20 in any of 30 colors or patterns, including playful pineapples and solids. They have a drawstring waist to allow for custom fitting and a mesh liner that reduces chafing.
Buck Mason Deck Short
A pair of shorts that he can wear every day without looking like he is in a swimsuit may be the best option for your man. Buck Mason’s pair is made from a soft, buttery material. He can tie the hidden drawstring to customize the fit. You can get a pair for every day, in both six- and eight-inch inseams.