On our 2012 Swimtrek Holiday we had the pleasure to meet a great number of proficient swimmers.
At least 2 colleagues were great fans of YingFa SharkSkin swimming trunks.
And so I eventually found the time to search eBay
A purchase to shuke708 later I ordered the above trousers
3 weeks later a packet arrived. And I made a road test last weekend
- Sizing: I ordered Xtra Large, and this represents Chinese sizing, since though a little plump I am not tall
- The material is nicely stretchy and shows off any curves nicely. It dries quickly.
- SharkSkin refers to the pattern on the trunks, no sharks were molested, used or harmed in making this swimwear
- The idea of the trunks is that they are full length and hence keep you a little warmer than shorts, protect you from the sun, and have a slippery surface to enable you to go fasssster.
- To me, I felt like I was going about the same speed as usual, but I was definitely warmer. I combined this with a skin tight surfboard rash vest and you can be completely covered (against the sun) without having to put on a wetsuit
- So this combination would be great (to me) for swimming above temperatures of 20 degrees C or for other water activities, like Stand Up Paddle, where a wet suit is a bit over the top.
- Our local swimming pool does not allow swimwear below the knee so I can only use if for swimming outside, primarily in our local Lake Leman (Geneva)
So I give the YingFa trousers at a mere 35 USD (25 GBP) a big thumbs up.