What are swim leggings?
Swim leggings aren’t much more complicated than the name. They’re leggings you can wear to swim, or at the beach or pool. Currently, water-sport athletes and enthusiasts love them the most. However, they’re getting more and more popular with the general public.
We know one major reason why. It’s because swim leggings are ridiculously comfortable! The material is more like a swimsuit than regular leggings because it’s a bit slinkier. There’s a variety of activities for which swim leggings are perfect. Lounging about is definitely one of them too.
Why are swim leggings gaining popularity?
Truly, it’s more than just comfort, of course. Some people prefer to swim or do water sports in long pants, need to wear them because of the temperature or just love the feel of the material. They offer more protection from the sun, rashes, chafing and scrapes during water sports.
The volume of sales of Platinum Sun swim leggings didn’t surprise us. An increasing number of people are worrying about sun protection and do water sports year-round. In sports like surfing, kiteboarding or waterskiing, there’s a certain security that comes with having your entire lower body covered up tightly.
When wiping out, you can focus on how to correct your technique next time. That’s better than focusing on who saw what while you crashed. Surfing leggings surely made sense and there’s no reason why people shouldn’t wear them for similar activities, or just outside when they may get wet.
Some people end up wearing swim leggings to the gym or yoga because they just love wearing them. Overall, it’s really surprising they took this long to become popular.
Where to buy swim leggings?
Although they’re slowly becoming more common in brick-and-mortar stores, there’s more of a selection of swim leggings online. Unlike swimsuits and full wetsuits, swim leggings have more general sizing, so they’re easier to buy without trying on first. At Platinum sun, they come in four or five sizes, as in a general small, medium, and so on.
Platinum Sun swim leggings are popular for both men and women. They’re moisture-wicking and quick-drying. When worn out of the water they’re breathable. With swim leggings, you can become truly amphibious, especially in the tropics where you need clothes to breathe in the heat.
Likewise, because they dry quickly, you won’t suffer as long if you have to get out of the water in colder weather. Since they’re not see-through and stretch in four ways, you won’t feel self-conscious or restricted. Hopefully, you can forget you’re wearing them!
With a UPF of 50+, you needn’t worry about getting too much sun either. Our women’s designs are fun, and at the least, no one can say they aren’t interesting. The designs range from statement-making to more traditional, but still trendy. The men’s leggings are plainer but still include detailing. We think once you get a pair of our swim leggings, you won’t be tempted to shop elsewhere.
Yes, these swim leggings are designed to offer sun protection, specifically UPF50+. UPF50+ means that the fabric provides excellent protection against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is used to measure how much UV radiation can get through. UPF50+ is the maximum rating possible and means that only 1/50th or less can get through.
Yes, these leggings are designed for sun protection and can help prevent sunburn, making them an excellent choice for outdoor activities in sunny conditions.
Yes, these swim leggings are suitable for various water activities, including snorkeling. They are made of thin, quick-drying material that is comfortable in the water.
We recommend hand washing these swim leggings with a detergent designed for elastic garments. It's also a good idea to hang dry them to prevent damage to the fabric.
Yes, these leggings are versatile enough to wear for activities beyond swimming, such as yoga, the gym, or simply as casual leggings.
Some users with longer legs have found them to be a good fit. These leggings are designed to be slightly longer than the average length, which can accommodate individuals with longer legs.
These swim leggings are primarily designed for sun protection and may not provide significant insulation for cold water. If you plan to enter cold waters, you may need additional insulation. However, many of our clients from Florida, where the water is not typically colder than 68°F (20°C), have reported being happy using these leggings in the water during the winter months.
Many customers have mentioned that these leggings are comfortable and help protect against the sun's heat. They can be a good choice for staying cool while engaging in outdoor activities during hot weather especially when wet.
These swim leggings are typically made of a lightweight, stretchy swimsuit material, suitable for water activities. However, the thickness of the material may vary between different versions.
While they are primarily designed for sun protection, they may offer some defense against jellyfish stings. Some customers have mentioned that these swim leggings protected them from tiny invisible jellies while swimming.
Most of the styles are not advertised as compression leggings; however, some customers have found them to be comfortable for various activities. The fit may vary depending on your body type and size. There are some styles that do offer compression, so be sure to read the description of each style.
These leggings are designed for aquatic activities. They may become a bit looser in the water, but they still hold up well. Make sure you wear the correct size, and they are not loose on you while dry.
The color stays bright even after long-term use with proper care. Make sure to hand wash them after each use in chlorine water if you intend to use them for water aerobics or regular pool activities.
These leggings are great for scuba diving, especially in areas with jellyfish. They are a good option for providing an extra layer of protection.
Yes, these swim leggings are comfortable for use in heated indoor pools.
Yes, these leggings are made of lightweight and quick-drying material. They dry relatively quickly after being in the water, so you can continue your day without the need to change.