I think I have found a new favorite brand of swimwear! This week I got a few things from aussieBum and one of them happened to be a pair of swim briefs called Origin. I'm pretty picky when it comes to the swimsuits I wear for the swim team, I want a suit that is of good quality, one that has a thick fabric, one with a great design, one with a good amount of coverage, and one that will hold up to the crazy amounts of chlorine in my school's pool. Let me tell you, this suit was a winner in every category.
Since I'm swimming at a public pool I like for the suit to...well, not give an exact outline of everything I'm packing. So I was pleased to see how thick the suit and its lining is. Where I would normally have to wear a suit underneath my "speedo" to conceal my junk, I don't have to worry about that on this one, I just put this puppy on and dive in. The Origin is made of 72% Nylon, 28% Lycra and has a rear lining to boot.
I found the design of the Origin to be downright amazing. I love a square cut suit with a low-rise, and that is pretty much the perfect description for this one. The design is impeccable, my suit came in the perfect chocolaty brown and has the aussieBum logo plastered to the back, 'cause who doesn't want a little advertising.
The pool at my school may have more chlorine in it than it does water. It's crazy, you'll go in wearing a blue suit and come out wearing a white one, I had a friend who's suit was originally green and by the end of practice it was a nasty yellow. That's not the case with the aussieBum, not only did it keep its color, but it held its shape and size like no suit I've ever had.
I love the feel of swimwear, the rush of the water flowing past almost every inch of skin, and just having the smallest area covered is a pretty crazing feeling. The origin well exceeded my expectations for comfort. I figured it would be like all my other suits, hard and stiff, yet this one is both soft and stretchy. And the best part is it feels as if I'm simply wearing a pair of underwear.
The Origin can be found on aussieBum's website. It sells for $35.96 (us.) Besides brown it also comes in black, indigo, blue and white.
I've worn a lot of suits over the years, and I can say for sure this is the best one I've ever had. My only complaint with the suit is... I wish I had gotten one a long time ago. So guys, whether you are a competitive swimmer like me or just the average beach goer, give the Origin from aussieBum a try, I know you won't be disappointed.
MY RATING: Overall, I give the aussieBum Origin a total score of 10 based on the following criteria:COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10)
PRICE -- 10 (out of 10)
WEARABILITY -- 11 (out of 10)
DURABILITY -- 10 (out of 10)