We’ve been using the Dolfin Aussie Poly Shorts as our main swim shorts for over four months. You can check out our initial review and our mid-term review before moving forward with our final observations.
You can find these shorts online for less than $30. If you head over to SwimOutlet.com, they’re less than $27.
Dolfin Poly Aussie Construction:
We picked these shorts up because of our bad experience with the TYR Square Leg Shorts. We didn’t expect a pair of swim shorts, even ones made of Lycra, to wear out after such a short time. We had previous experience with other Lycra shorts and didn’t see the level and speed of degradation that we did with the TYR shorts. Since we knew we had a lot of pool swimming planned for our IM training, we needed a great pair of shorts that would last through the entire training program.
These shorts are made of 100% Choroband Polyester. They are intended to stand up to months or years of assault from pool chlorine.
Dolfin Poly Aussie Comfort and Durability:
These shorts are the smallest we’ve ever tested. No room for being embarrassed here…
The suit fits snug, very true to size. If you’re on the border line of two sizes, go up a size. After months of use, the suit hasn’t stretched or shrunk and still holds it shape as if new.
We’ve been amazed with the durability of this suit. As you can see in the photos below, the only noticeable fading is in the stitching and that doesn’t impact performance.
Overall Thoughts on Dolfin Poly Aussie Square Leg Shorts:
We honestly couldn’t be more pleased with these shorts. After 4 months of serious use they continue to hold their shape, to resist fading, and to show absolutely no wear aside from the fading in the stitching.
We highly recommend these shorts to anyone searching for a durable and inexpensive pair of swim shorts.
Back in August, we started testing the Under Armour Endure C Cup Sports Bra. You can check out our initial review or just keep reading for a small recap. The Endure Bra is available at most large retailers for under $45.
As we’ve mentioned before, one of the toughest pieces of gear to find is a solid sports bra. We’ve tested one other heavy-duty bra before, the Shock Absorber Level 4 Bra and were pleased with it’s performance.