The function of the mesh liner inside swim trunks is covering the crotch area, which is commonly made of polyester, with holes that are relatively small. Depending on the swim trunk design, you can find some showing the mesh as part of a larger garment lining, or others with just the mesh in place.
The main purposes of the mesh liner inside swim trunks are to prevent chafing by creating a barrier between sensitive areas of skin and the trunks; and to provide support to the genitals while swimming, by hugging them close to the body and keeping them out of harm's way during physical activity.
Not all swim trunks include mesh liner, and this is something important to have in mind. For example, board short-style swim trunks, which are cut closer to the body, usually don’t have it.
Many people consider that the mesh liner in swim trunks is completely unnecessary and it doesn’t have enough pros in comparison with its cons. The mesh tends to get tangled, on occasions it gets sand or pebbles stuck in it, causing chaffing between the legs, which makes it really uncomfortable to wear it.
Also, when the mesh is too tight around the thighs, it can create difficulty for a good movement and pain in the groin. For some people, its purpose is old-fashioned in comparison with the present days, since now, maintaining modesty involving the genitals is something not so shocking; instead, modern society invites you to embrace clothes that reveal a bit.
Some swimmers find it uncomfortable or experience chafing. So, it’s more recommended to try swim trunks without netting or cutting the netting out of them.
For these reasons, many men see a more reasonable alternative: cutting down the mesh liner in swim trunks. So, how can you remove the mesh liner? Believe it or not, it’s an easy procedure, and we will show you how it is!
Removing the mesh liner from swim trunks
The first step that is required for this is taking the swim trunks and grabbing the liner forward.
We really need to be careful since, in some cases, the liner is actually inside the piece, so, without being nervous, we're going to do our best job.
Pull it out carefully of the bathing suit, and then, with some sharp scissors we will make a small hole in the mesh liner.
With the small hole that we just made, we will pull it tight in order to cut it out of the swim trunks, but since this material is really thin and delicate, we need to be kind and methodical.
An easier way is to pick up the shorts and hold it by the liner and then, just run it along with the scissors. And now when we pick them up, we have a clear sight onto the swim trunk’s seam which we definitely don't want to cut.
Another recommendation is to try to angle the scissors so that they go underneath the seam.
So, with these tips you will say goodbye to that annoying mesh liner that you don’t want to feel when wearing your favorite swim trunks.
Remember that you can also opt for purchasing swim trunks that don’t include mesh liner, and as they have become more popular over the years, it will be very easy for you to find them.
Swim trunks are not just about style, but comfort too, so, consider all of these options next time you go shopping and bring some of them to your home. Your summer will be better if you do it!