Summer is here, and what better way to spend it than in next to nothing! I had the pleasure of taking the new Safari Dream brief by N2N Bodywear out for a spin during my week at the beach house for the Fourth of July, during which I pent nearly all of my waking hours out in the sun (or at the bar). After my morning workout, I ran back to the house and showered myself with sunscreen before hopping into this banded hip brief. The body of the suit has a fun white and grey zebra print, with light blue banding around the waist and leg openings.
There is no drawstring on this particular pair of swim trunks, but the fit was spot on and hugged my body quite well. On left hip sits a small, rubber tag with the N2N logo on it, which is very understated. The suit is unlined and has a darted front pouch to cup and gently lift the ‘boys’ into place. Seeing as there is no lining, I was nervous to get too close to water, as we all know that white spandex is extremely transparent when water-logged. Like I said before, the 83% nylon, 17% spandex material hugged the contours of my body, and retained coverage as I got up, moved around and rotated in order to achieve the perfect tan! I have had numerous suits that required constant re-adjustment, but these stayed in place quite well! The single-layer fabric body breathed well, so there was no discomfort as the temperature climbed. The suit has a nice, low rise all the way around, just covering the essentials, with more coverage on the rear, as the banding creates a fuller cut.
The real test came when I ventured down to the water. The reason behind my brave journey to the water (maybe about 30 yards, as our house is right on the water) was the fact that it was a private beach and I was the only one home. After taking the plunge, I walked back to my chaise in the sun with red cheeks, as I was blushing at the fact that the suit was very see-through – so a word to the wise would be to keep dry and away from water unless around very close friends … The blue banding around the leg isn’t dark enough, so the zebra print shows through, and the dart in the front becomes more evident when the suit is wet. I noticed that the suit really didn’t dry very fast, which was just about the only negative thing I have to say about this suit aside from the cautionary words about the suit when wet.
- fun print
- great fit
- low rise
- not quick to dry
- transparent when wet
*OUT of 5*
This pair was furnished by N2N Bodywear and is available for $26.00 at their site.