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Five Stylish Swim Trunks For Under $50

Performance can look good

Update your swim trunk game with these budget-friendly shorts. (Austin Neill/Unsplash)
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Performance can look good

Spring is just around the corner, which means you’ll be searching for swimming holes and checking the swell forecast before you know it. Update your swim trunk game with these budget-friendly shorts that look as good as they perform.


Vuori Equator ($50)

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(Courtesy Vuori)

These shorts, which are crafted from recycled plastic bottles, look just as good on land as they do in the water. The recycled poly is blended with spandex for stretch and the longer inseam means you can walk around town without feeling exposed. Think hiking to a swimming hole, or yoga before a surf session.

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Vissla Seafarer ($40)

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(Courtesy Vissla)

To make these shorts Vissla blends recycled coconut husks and recycled plastic bottles into a four-way stretch fabric that moves well in and out of the water.

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Bather Trunk Co. Surf ($35)

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(Courtesy Bather Trunk Co.)

Canada may be a suspicious home base for swimsuit company but Bather Trunk Co. nailed these classic shorts which are made from a quick-drying poly with a simple drawstring closure. We dig that bandana print, too.

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Banks Backwall ($40)

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(Courtesy Evo)

Go retro nautical with these striped trunks which feel like they're ripped from a scene in Endless Summer. The shorts only go to mid-thigh so chicken legs need not apply.

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United by Blue Longbow ($35)

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(Courtesy REI)

The Longbow has a longer leg that hits just above the knee, but a slim fit, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing baggies. We like the understated arrow print and the stretchy, recycled poly fabric.

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