The weather is heating up and we foresee a whole summer spent at the pool. Clearly it’s time to shop for swimmers.
For girls, cute prints and cuts in all price points abound, but for boys, the selection can be pretty narrow. That’s why we’re glad for Australian brands like Funky Trunks with their huge range of swim shorts in bold prints that reflect all the energy and rambunctiousness of a little boy.
The Power Pants ($39.95) round up all the favourite superheroes – Batman, Superman, Captain America – and pack them, comic strip style, onto a single pair of colourful shorts. Funky Trunks recommends boys wear these at all times to be ready for heroics when a meteor is headed straight for earth. Before you scoff, remember the dinosaurs.
Octonauts has inspired a whole generation of sea creature devotees, and for them the Little Nipper trunks ($34.95) are perfect. Covered in bug-eyed sharks gleefully gnashing their teeth in the waves, these shorts will make your water baby never want to come out of the pool.
From its inception in 2002, Collingwood’s Way Funky Company has focused on quality, sourcing the best fabrics and partnering with a top swimwear manufacturer for production. Because Funky Trunks swimmers spend most of their time soaking in damaging chlorinated water, the company has
developed C-Infinity colour intense chlorine resistant polyester for its swimwear. Our editor Nikki can personally vouch for the quality of this fabric as her boys wear Funky Trunks for their swimming lessons and she hasn’t lost a pair to the ravages of chlorine yet.
You can buy Funky Trunks online and they ship within Australia for $5.50.