Review – OrcaBlu Swim Brief

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Yes I know, Pool season is over.  For many of us, it’s time to bundle up and brave chilly weather as we go about our daily activities.  But that also means it’s time to start shopping for swimsuits to wear next Spring.  I personally love buying swimwear at this time of year; you can find some great deals.  One of the hottest brands to hit the market in the last few years is Orca Blu Beachwear.  Offering suits in vibrant colors and patterns, this Florida based company is ready to  help you make a statement at the pool and beach.

I received a one of their signature bikini swimsuits to review.  Since it’s too cool to lay out anymore, I decided to wear it to the pool at a local gym to get some laps in.  I got a few inquisitive looks in the locker room and as I entered the pool area, as I was certainly not wearing the typical suit you see guys swimming laps in.  I swam a quick 800 meters (and by quick I mean I was trying to keep the ladies in the next lane who had just finished doing aquarobics  from passing me).   The suit felt comfortable and secure the whole time.  I can’t wait to wear it in warmer weather in the sun; perfect reason for me to schedule a much needed vacation to someplace tropical.

Multi-colored and definitely eye-catching, this suit will make you a hit at the local watering holes.    With a full seat and wider sides, it’s a great suit for the guy that is used to wearing more of a trunk style but wants to branch out into speedo cut suits.  The waistband is a a solid color that offsets the pattern of the suit well, and the seams are barely noticeable.    There is no drawstring, so I’d use caution when diving into a pool.  The suit I received is a small, which fit my 31” waist perfectly and gave me enough room in the seat and the pouch.

Pros:

  • great support
  • bright colors and patterns
  • polyester/lycra blend feels great

Cons:

  • no drawstring

Ratings:

  • Daily Fit – 8
  • Sizing – 10
  • Construction/Materials – 10
  • Styling – 10
  • Daily Performance  – 8
  • Overall: 9.2

OrcaBlu furnished this pair for review

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