Kanu Surf Men’s Miles Swim Trunks

Last updated date: April 8, 2021

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8.7

Kanu Surf Men’s Miles Swim Trunks

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We looked at the top Men's Swim Trunks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Men's Swim Trunk you should buy.

Editor's Note April 8, 2021:
Checkout The Best Men’s Swim Trunks for a detailed review of all the top men's swim trunks.

Overall Take

Based in New York City, this company makes board shorts for the whole family, including this well-crafted pair of men’s swim trunks. Each pair has one cargo pocket and two seam pockets. They are made of a UPF 50+ lightweight, quick-dry microfiber and feature triple-needle seams and rises.


In our analysis, the Kanu Surf Kanu Surf Men's Miles Swim Trunks placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Kanu Surf presents our newest swim trunks yet. Whether headed to the Beach or the Pool or just lounging around on a hot day, Kanu Surf, a surf and swim lifestyle brand, is well known for great prints and colors along with high quality functional apparel for the whole family. All of our swim trunks are made with our comfort, technology quick dry fabric with a UPF rating of 50+. All trunks have 2 side pockets. Some swimming trunks have 1 or 2 cargo pockets as well. Most trunks feature triple needle stitching at seams and rises for extra durability. These trunks have been built to last. Our range of prints includes Stripes, Florals, Tie-Dyes, Tropicals, Geometrics and conversational including Pineapples, Flamingos, Lemons, Boats, Parrots, Palm Trees & more. All trunks have a mesh lining. Matching styles available in kids sizes so Dads and Kids can hit the beach scene as a team. Check out our many Kanu Surf rash guards and swim shirts to make a great set.

An Overview On Men's Swim Trunks

Swim trunks and board shorts are actually two different things. Trunks are usually shorter, and they stop above the knee; board shorts generally hit below the knee and can be even longer. The other main difference is that swim trunks are made specifically for being in the water, and they have mesh inserts to provide support. Most board shorts do not have these inserts, so men often prefer to wear underwear with them.

The mesh netting in most swim trunks is made from breathable material, which helps with air circulation that can make wearers more comfortable. Swim trunks and board shorts often have pockets, which may or may not be desired. Some long board shorts have cargo pockets, which can be big enough for phones and other items.

Some swim trunks and board shorts have built-in sun protection, so look for this feature if it is important. In general, fabrics that are thin and sheer will have less sun protection than thicker materials. Remember to always wear sunscreen when spending time outdoors.

The Men's Swim Trunk Buying Guide

  • Board shorts were originally designed for surfers, and they can provide a better range of motion than swim trunks. It is believed that many surfers do not like mesh lining, since it can impede movement. These shorts are also good for wakeboarding, beach sports and sunning on the beach or boardwalk.
  • Board shorts have tight waistbands that are typically secured with Velcro and string ties, while swim trunks may have elastic waistbands and string ties. Consider which would best suit your needs before purchasing.
  • Pockets are helpful in a swimsuit. However, swim trunks and board short pockets should always be checked and/or emptied out before you go into the water. Countless swimmers have destroyed cell phones and other valuable items by forgetting to look first.