Posted by Ed on 26th Aug 2015
Finally, after 2 years of searching, I found a product that will protect me from the sun top to bottom when I snorkel, and without causing any environmental damage to the oceans and reefs like chemical sunscreens do, causing bleaching of coral reefs and getting into the food chain.
They can also be used by surfers and kayakers, sailers, or anyone spending time in the sun and concerned about long term skin sun damage. They do dry fast and "breath" well
The product also helps to keep me warmer while snorkeling, although not as good as a scuba wet suit. However, unlike a wet suit, this product is light weight, easier to put on, and folds easily and compactly in a suitcase, and with less worry about being charged by airlines for excess weight.
Back in the early 20th century, beach goers, especially women, were covered from head to toe for modesty reasons, not for protection from sun damage and skin cancer. Doctors encouraged people to get lots of sun to produce vitamin D but knew little about the long term damaging effects of too much sun exposure.
Now, 100+ years later, we are back to covering up again, but for health reasons, not modesty reasons.
Posted by Chan on 16th Jun 2015
I've tried these on in the pool a couple of times and these have worked very well so far. The fabric is perfect for the need. I would highly recommend sticking to your usual size and not going one up as suggested by some people! I'm 5'9", 160 lbs and the Small fit me right.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2015
The size chart would have had my 6'4" 185 lb skinny husband order an XXL. I followed other reviewers advice and got only an XL which fit properly. Looks like a good pant and we're hoping to keep him sun protected as he is prone to sun damage.
Posted by Andrea Bednarek on 3rd Jul 2014
I got these to hold my knee pads in place for knee paddling a longboard in the summer. They work good and are well made. I agree that you should not go up a size. I always wear a medium in mens wetsuits but went to a large after seeing the recommendations. I had to return it for a medium, the large was too loose. the fabric was not even stretched in some areas, baggy. The medium fit much better. I could maybe fit a small but the waist and rise would be getting tight. I recommend getting the same size you wear in wetsuits
Posted by DL on 18th Jun 2014
I use the swim pants to train for a triathlon. As advertised the pants are very comfortable and dry fast.. Though its not advertised as compression, it gives decent compression on the calves and quads. I wouldn't go one size up on these pants as recommended (because of Aussie sizing), the sizing is true to US sizing,