So many great swimwear brands are starting to enter the Philippines, expanding our options. Just last week, I found out that Funkita Swimwear and Funky Trunks now have a presence in the country.
I first heard about Funkita (and its men’s suits counterpart Funky Trunks) from my Aussie friends back in 2013. The Way Funky Company is an Australian company that produces swimwear for men, women, and children and activewear for women. Funky Trunks and Funkita swimwear are well-known for flair, vibrancy, and originality.
In other words, you won’t find any subdued colors and patterns here.
I got the Shattered sports top and sports brief to help me even out my back tan lines. Priced at P2,800 per set, it’s one of the more affordable performance swimwear options on the market now.
According to the size chart, I fell between an Australian size 10 and 12. When it comes to swimwear and ordering online, it’s better to get the smaller size, since the fabric will stretch in the water.
When I pulled the swimsuit on, I was impressed first of all by its coverage. Of course a two-piece suit won’t offer the same amount of coverage as a one-piece, but up top it covered most cleavage, and the bottom didn’t leave buttcheek exposed.
In the water, the suit itself didn’t move or budge; the shoulder straps stayed in place, and the bottom hugged the top of my hips tightly even through firm push-offs from the wall. Hence no drag and no discomfort of constantly having to adjust the suit.
Funkita and Funky Trunks are made with chlorine-resistant fabric, which make them great for use in swimming pools especially in this country where we tend to chlorinate quite strongly. No more Lycra turning into bacon after six months (which is what happened to some of my suits from a very well-known brand).
Neptune Actives Marketing is the Philippine distributor for Funky Trunks and Funkita. You can check out their Facebook page and Instagram for the latest styles and how to order. They offer a wide range of styles, and also carry swim caps, goggles, children’s suits, and women’s activewear.