I know many of you out there either don’t feel comfy or don’t have a beach/pool where you can wear a swim brief this summer. So you won’t be participating in our Swim Brief challenge. That doesn’t mean you can’t get some really fun swimwear for this summer.

The pair I got to review is the the Teamm8 Surf Swim Short. I really love the fun pattern of this pair. So when I got to pick a few pairs of swim, this was top of my list. The print really caught my eye and I had to have it! As you can see the Surf Swim Short is a traditional swim trunk. Well, it is for us in the US. These are the kinds of suits I grew up on wearing. So they give me a retro feel.

It has a retro look but made with new fabrics and design. The old shorts I wore never had pockets. So this is a new addition to the style. I personally like a swim suit with pockets. It’s not that i want to load my pockets down in the water or hanging out. But, inevitably you will need to go somewhere and its great to have a place to put your ID and money when you go, instead of holding it in your hand.

Next is the print. I said above that I love it. The reasons I love the print is because it’s very beachy, colorful and not over the top. First, the print reminds me of the beach because of the palm leaves and floral print is what you should wear at the beach. Next are the colors, its very Miami South Beach to me with the more muted/pastel colors. They work well together. Lastly is its not over the top. How many times have you seen prints and went, who’s curtains did they use? Well this one is fun and you’ll get noticed for the right reasons.

I wore these to a pool where it’s encouraged to wear swim briefs. Note that I did bring a swim brief as well but kept them in my bag. I wanted to see how well these did by themselves. Often I wear a swim brief under other swimwear because I like the extra support under other lined suits. The one smart thing Teamm8 did was have the lining and fly meet up. Meaning when you udo the fly you don’t have to worry about the lining. it’s sewn into the sides of the fly rather. I thought this was super smart.

I will say for trunks these were pretty good trunks. I prefer a more square cut or swim brief as my main pair. I will definitely wear these again. They felt great just relaxing by the pool and in the water. Reviews for swim are always hard for me because I never put swimwear through it’s paces. I”m more of a relax and hang out rather than play volleyball or be active. So for me these did the trick and I got a few compliments and informed a few guys about Teamm8!


  • Loved the print
  • The lining doesn’t get in the way
  • Was very comfy


  • Some guys may not like the lining
  • Pockets, again some may not like pockets in swim


  • Daily Fit – 9
  • Sizing – 9
  • Construction – 9
  • Styling – 10
  • Performance – 9
  • Overall – 9.2

Teamm8 furnished this pair for review. You can find it on their site for $79 AUD.


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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