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4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Boardshorts in Top Shape

From sun-drenched waterfronts to bustling waterparks, swim trunks face a barrage of challenges from the ruthless forces of chlorine, saltwater, and sun. 

In other words, your swim shorts aren't any old ordinary threads. And if you're determined to keep them in top-notch shape, it's good to take steps to ensure they will last you season after season.

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 a very long time.

1. Rinse (and Repeat) 

After your 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. 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 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. 

That's why giving your boardies a quick hand-wash is the best way to make them (and almost any item of clothing) last longer. 

If hand washing just isn't your style, you can toss your trunks in the washing machine with like colors and select the gentle or delicate cycle. 

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 overtime. 

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 store your swim trunks the right way to prevent potential damage. 

Most importantly, make sure your shorts completely dry before you put them away.

Store 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!


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