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Speedo Men's Xtra Life Lycra Rapid Splice Swim Brief
Speedo Men's Xtra Life Lycra Rapid Splice Swim Brief
  • 74% Nylon, 26% Xtra Life Lycra Spandex
  • Hand Wash
  • Xtra life lycra fabric lasts 5 to 10 times longer to give you more value for your money
  • Resists bagging, sagging, and the effects of suntan lotion, skin oils, and chlorine
  • Unique 9 thread flatlock stitching for superior fit and feel
  • Traditional performance brief with 3" side panel
  • Made by speedo, the world's #1 swim brand

Speedo equals better fit, performance, quality, and innovation! The rapid splice brief is a great core team or everyday suit with athletic color blocking from our race/performance line. The suit features trademarked xtra life lycra which lasts 5 to 10 times longer than traditional lycra. So no bag and sag, and it looks like new for longer. Our 9 thread flatlock technology offers stronger seams, optimal stretch, and added comfort. The suit is ideal for swim meets, lap swimming, pool play, or any water activity. Look and feel your best in or out of the water, while you play, train or win in speedo, the choice of champions!

  • Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Item model number: 8051203
  • Date First Available: November 18, 2011
  • ASIN: B005LL99FK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,320 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #152 in Men's Athletic Swimwear Briefs
    • #342930 in Men's Shops

    Noting the reviews that this product tends to run on the small side, I ordered a size larger (38).

    Fit is good, but it is clear to me that it's not cut for anyone with weight issues. If you're packing too many pounds (depends on size) or have BIG, muscular thighs, you may find it uncomfortable.

    I do light to moderate exercise with weights, and my legs have some bulk, but still are fairly slim. Someone with large quads might find the leg openings more constrictive.

    I enjoy Speedo's products because they are quality and fit. I have only used them for my lap swimming gear so I have no real comparison point. I will say that I usually wear 30" in street clothes, but I always buy 32" in Speedo. I feel smashed in every which way in their 30" so perhaps it might be good for some people to take note of that. I'm a smaller guy - 5'9", 29/30" waist, 150lbs . . . so I figure Speedo may just run small. Then again, we are talking about swim gear which is designed to compress and streamline for hydrodynamics. I just prefer the 32" fit. I'm not winning races . . . let alone actually racing at swim meets so not being as hydrodynamic as possible is not a big issue for me.

    This is the first speedo brief I've owned in almost ten years after wearing baggy board shorts that got increasingly annoying to swim in. I've been wearing it regularly in the pool and at the beach this summer and it looks and feels great - the design makes it look like a real swim suit and not a pair of underwear like most solid suits. The quality is still there, the only con is they cheaped out on the drawstring, it's flimsier than my last suit and knots up easily. As for size, I bought a 34, same my last suit, might go a size bigger next time. It's supposed to fit snug but can be tight around the legs although it stretches with use. Say what you will about a speedo, they are the most comfortable thing to wear in the water and great motivation to stay in shape.

    Fit: minus one star. I am skinny by anyone's standards. I'm 5'8", 145 lbs. I wear skinny jeans and they fit on me like regular jeans fit on the average guy! My skinny jeans are a 32" waist, and they are just a little loose in the waist. I guess they stretched, because I bought a 34 in this Speedo and they are tight enough in the legs that after an hour of wearing them, I have red marks on my legs! Yeah, I know, I read the reviews, but why don't manufacturers size their products properly? An inch is an inch - it is a standardized measurement, so why make clothing and call it a 34 when it isn't?
    Comfort: minus another star. Why don't they use elastic in the waist and legs? This swimsuit would be comfortable enough if it wasn't for the waist and legs. After all, isn't Lycra one of those one-size-fits-all fabrics?
    Look: I'm one of those people who is too old to be wearing a Speedo, but I wear it in the privacy of my pool in my back yard. I got it to get a tan before I go on vacation, where I will wear traditional trunks. It looks fine on the model, right?

    I always buy Speedo, but the green color stripes on the suit do not look straight up and down as in the picture; instead, they sort of curve which does not look right to me. The suit also is tighter around the legs than my Speedo Men's Fashion Xtra Life Lycra Solid Solar 1 Inch Brief Swimsuit. I bought this suit because I thought that I might want a wider tan line on the side of my legs, but after comparing it to the 1 inch I realized that I favored the 1 inch; best to go with first impression; although, this suit would leave a good tan line, but you are not going to like the color vertical stripes because the stripe in the front curve instead of being straight up and down.

    Yes, the product fits really good.. Maybe I am the perfect size for this model, but no matter, it works for me.. I like the heavier fabric, etc.. I am in chlorine water a lot, and I hope this suit holds up well in the water.. It does fit good, and it seems as if it will hold up for the long run.. I am a 63 year old male who started swimming a lot this year, after I had double bypass heart surgery.. Had to stay in shape, so I joined the YMCA and I swim several hours per week now... I have other suits, but I use this almost all time.. Maybe I just like the red color!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wear the size 32.

    For some reason I keep buying these. There's no doubt about it, they're great suits in terms of comfort. I'm actually about to buy my third one this year; I've already purchased two over the last eight months. The fit is small but it does break well after a couple of wears. I saw another review that said the leg openings are small and I agree. After a few months these suits start to sag and wear out. I think if the leg openings were larger it be easier to take the suit off and the suit wouldn't stretch out as quickly, but there's no doubt that the overall resilience of the fabric isn't great. About four months into wearing the suit you are able to see every detail of my junk. Nothing is left to the imagination, so now it's time to buy a new suit.

    I am a 33 inch waist and normally wear a 34" for lap swimming (the tight fit keeps water from ballooning out the suit’s shape and creating drag); I wear a 36" waist when I wear my speedos under my surfing board shorts; the extra size (their still very tight) makes them more comfortable as they function partly as a jock strap (you surf long enough it happens) and to facilitate towel wrap changing in public areas like parking lots; of course I'm not embarrassed to be seen in speedos at the beach. Got the habit of wearing them in public in Europe in ‘69.