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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Question Fast-drying swim trunks

Since you are going to be wearing swim trunks most of the time you're in de ilons, it makes sense (to me) to get the best. And (to me) "the best" means trunks that dry quickly. Oh, sure, in the warm sun, everything drys quickly, well, some dry more quickly than others. My swimsuit purchases are usually whatever's on sale at Old Navy, but man those things hold water like nobody's business.

So do any of you have any recommendations for trunks that dry faster than average? And please God, no speedos or shorty shorts.
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HillsideView
Link to this postPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:13 am    

Pussers actually have some that dry extremely fast. I'll see if I can find them on their site and post a link.

Here it is: http://store.pussersstore.com/mensgymshorts.html Apparently it is the microfiber material. I also have some from Speedo (yes they make more than the banana hammock) which are also microfiber, bought those at a sporting goods chain, something like Modell's or Sports Authority.
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RumBa
Link to this postPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:29 pm    

I have a few pairs of each of these from Bass Pro:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_99478_625001007_625000000_625001000_625-1-7

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_100611_625001007_625000000_625001000_625-1-7

The shorts from Columbia have a mesh brief on the inside....
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:37 pm    

RumBa wrote:


The shorts from Columbia have a mesh brief on the inside....
They also appear to only come in SMALL!

L.L.Bean has several options that dry quickly and don't scream "swim suit". I like the "Rapid River" shorts myself.

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=swim&categoryId=502726&cat4=502698&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&nav=sub

On the other hand, ANY shorts or swim suit made mostly of nylon will dry very quickly.
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teammac
Link to this postPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:08 pm    

Nylon trunks are great but the first thing I do is cut out the mesh......no way me + mesh + dry seawater are going to "hang" out together for very long.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:46 pm    

Aww c'mon teammac, don't you like a little exfoliation? jester I actually like the mesh...makes me feel less like I'm going to "free willy".

Thanks for the suggestions everybody. Hillside, I like the microfiber idea, I'd imagine they dry very quick. Those Pusser's shorts are a lil short for me but I'll keep my eye out for similar stuff at Sports Authority. RumBa, (love the avatar btw) thanks for recommending Columbia. I've generally been pleased with whatever I've purchased from them in the past, but didn't think to look at what they offered. SuperTrooper, thanks for the LL Bean link. Those look pretty nice.

Maybe I'll buy a few pairs here and there and do a drying-time test on each. It seems to me that somebody's probably already done such a test, but I can't seem to find any online.
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HillsideView
Link to this postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:49 am    

I thought I had the wrong link, but that is the right one. They look "short" but come to about 1-2" above the knee.
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