From sun-drenched waterfronts to bustling waterparks, swim trunks face a barrage of challenges from the ruthless forces of chlorine, saltwater, and sun.
That's why at Maui Rippers we specialize in designing women's and men's boardshorts that are built to conquer any conditions, with features that guarantee all-day comfort, security, and unmatched style that lasts.
But no matter what brand you rep, your swim shorts aren't any old ordinary threads; they're a testament to your beach-bound spirit. And if you're determined to keep them in top-notch shape, it's good to take steps to ensure they can withstand the elements.
So in this post, we're going to hook you up with four easy techniques to help keep your favorite swim shorts looking and feeling Maui-ready all season long.
1. Rinse (and Repeat)
After your epic surf session or a quick dip in the pool, it's important to give your boardshorts a good thorough rinse.
It's not a great habit to constantly let chlorine and saltwater dry on your boardshorts, because doing so can cause damage and discoloration.
So be sure to rinse out your swim shorts with cool tap water after you wear them to remove any lingering chemicals or salt.
You can even gently rub the fabric together to work out tough residues, just make sure to pay special attention to the pocket and fly areas.
And avoid using hot water on your swim trunks (or any of your swim wear for that matter) because it will weaken the fabric.
2. Hand Wash or Gentle Machine Wash
Washing machines are amazingly useful and convenient, but the regular wash cycle just isn't that great at discerning between your cotton shirts and your stretchy polyester swim shorts.
So though it can be time-consuming, giving your boardies a quick hand-wash is the best way to make them (and almost any item of clothing) last the longest. Luckily, it's an easy process.
To hand-wash your boardshorts, fill a basin or sink with cold or lukewarm water, add in a mild detergent, and gently agitate your trunks in the soapy water. Afterwards, rinse them out with cool water to remove all traces of detergent.
If hand washing just isn't your style, you can instead toss your trunks in the washing machine with like colors and select the gentle or delicate cycle. If you want to take that extra step you can even put your trunks in a mesh laundry bag to protect them from getting tangled or snagged in the machine.
3. Dry with Care
Drying your swim trunks properly is a breeze when you know the simple steps.
And to make things even easier for you, we design all Maui Rippers boardshorts with modern quick-dry fabric that that effortlessly wicks away moisture, ensuring your trunks are dry in no time.
So to dry out your shorts the right way, gently squeeze out any extra water and lay your swim trunks flat on a clean towel. Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric, because that can stretch and distort them.
Then, roll up the towel, giving a light press to absorb the moisture. Afterwards, hang them up to air dry in a well-ventilated spot out of direct sunlight. It's as easy as that!
4. Storage Matters
From hiking to yoga, and boating to brunch, Maui Rippers are made to be worn in almost any terrain.
But in between your beach trips, it's essential to know how to store your swim trunks the right way to prevent potential damage.
Most importantly, make sure your shorts completely dry before you put them away, because no one likes moldy trunks.
Then fold your swim shorts up and place them in a cool, dry place, away from excessive heat or humidity. You can even consider using a fabric storage bag or airtight container to protect them from dust and pests.
Maintain Your Swimwear with Easy Boardshort Care
Sticking to these four essential steps when it comes to caring for your swim trunks is key for keeping them looking great, feeling new, and lasting season after season.
Don’t let the age-old routines of tossing in the washing machine ruin all your hard work of finding your favorite swimwear look or unique boardshort style this summer.
So now that you've got these tips in mind, you can hit the beach or pool with confidence knowing that your boardshorts have your back every step of the way!