Patagonia Women’s Swimsuit Review
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A few weeks back, my new hubby and I went on a West Coast adventure honeymoon that took us along the coast from California to Washington. Patagonia helped equip me for the adventure by providing a swimsuit to tackle any of our water pursuits. I received the Kupala Top and the Sunamee Bottoms in the Sun Rays pattern and Gingko coloring (featured below on the model).
For starters, the Kupala top is a triangle bikini top that is made from 82% nylon and 18% spandex. The top features adjustable ties with a cross over design in the back; the top is easy to adjust around the rib cage and one can get a nice and snug, not coming off fit, without pinching at the shoulders. The ties at the back can be placed in a nice bow. The amount of remaining string that you have for the bow really depends on your size and the size of the top that you order. For instance, I am a 34B and have very wide shoulders and opted for a size medium and have adequate material to tie in a bow in the back. However, I could have opted for a size small per the size guidelines provided by Patagonia and feel that I would not have been as comfortable with the security of the ties. The cups are plenty comfy and offer pretty good support despite being very little to the top.
The Kupala top really stays put and keeps things where they are suppose to be whether swimming in the ocean, running around the beach, or when out for a paddle. The top comes with removable inserts, which I removed after the first few times of wearing the top because they seemed to move around too much. The padding is a nice idea, yet these could be improved for future models. I would recommend this top to sporty gals who are tired of wearing sports bra style bathing suit tops because the Kupala top does the same job as the sports bra type tops and looks more feminine and fun.
Finding a good swimsuit bottom can sometimes be as difficult as finding a good top. The Sunamee Bottoms are a no frills bottom that provides great coverage, stays put on the hips, and doesn’t ride up in the back. Need I say more? The Sunamee Bottoms run true to size and I haven’t had the droopy bottom stretch out, like some of my cheaper swimwear. The Sunamee Bottoms pair greatly with the Kupala, Boucau, Molera, or Jamala Tops, also available from Patagonia in some of the same bright and fun patterns.
Both of these items are made here in the USA and can be recycled when you are ready for a new suit via the Common Threads Recycling Program.
Printed Kupala Top MSRP $45
Printed Sunamee Bottoms MSRP $45
For more information on the Women’s Swimsuit, visit www.patagonia.com.