OUR STORY

Funky Trunks About

ABOUT

Born and bred in Melbourne, Funky Trunks is the Aussie label for guys to make a statement when the pants come down. With crazy colours in comfy styles, spread across an extensive range of swimwear, underwear, beachwear and apparel, Funky Trunks is designed for serious performance without the serious attitude. 

We live by our motto, go fast, defy conformity, have balls. That means we’re going to make you the best products that we can, so that you can go all out to perform at your best. But we’re going to do it differently from the rest because life’s too short to be normal. So we’ll put a hamburger on your trunks or an elephant’s trunk on your junk, because that’s what makes us Funky Trunks.  

GROWING UP

In October 2002 the first pair of Funky Trunks were launched unceremoniously at a suburban Melbourne pool by national swimmer Duncan McLean to a chorus of laughter and cheers from the squad. Pink flowery trunks were unheard of in an era where Daddy Speed-O had ingrained the necessity for males to exercise only navy, black or red. It was hardly the springboard for a budding swimwear label but as the jokes died, the Australian male inclined to swim laps began to question the appeal of exercising in tight briefs. It soon became a question that reverberated around the swimming pools of Australia as Funky Trunks was adopted by state, national and Olympic swimmers to put comfort and style back into swimming. 

Although we messed around for a while, it was clear from the start that swimmers needed a product that not only looked great but would survive months and years without losing its shape. The old days of stretching your lycra sluggos down to the back of your knees were well and truly done. So we constructed C-Infinity, a premium Italian polyester fabric exclusive to Funky Trunks that prevents colours from fading and our swimwear from losing its shape, even after hours in chlorinated water or under the sun.

Now years down the track, we’ve churned out close to 1,000 prints and added kickboards, pull buoys, goggles, swim caps, mesh bags, backpacks and towels to the Funky Trunks swim range so that every time you hit the water, we’ve got you covered.

In 2015, Funky Trunks released the first FINA-approved performance suit the APEX which was closely followed in 2016 by the APEX Stealth. Using body moulding technology on elite athletes and hours of testing under race pace conditions, the APEX was developed to provide the most streamline, form fitting performance suit on the market. With gridlocking fabric technology to provide maximum compression and rigid carbon core stabilisers, the Stealth offers incredible body position on the water and minimal resistance through the water. Ongoing development ensures new suits are being constantly tested and refined by the Funky Lab (FLAB) team ready for future deployment.

After extensive scientific research in partnership with the GONAD Institute, we created our first Funky Trunks Underwear range called the Happy Nutsack. For men who value healthy nuts, our premium cotton elastane fabric ensures breathability and prolonged comfort, while the smooth waist elastic provides a firm hold to support a range of nut weights and sizes.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or an everyday athlete with Olympic sized dreams, Funky Trunks is committed to providing athletes with products that will get you through the hardest session. For every moment of exhilaration, there are thousands of laps, turns, starts, jumps and steps to get there. In every product we make a commitment to maximise the quality of our inputs while maintaining the most affordable price. We’re not the cheapest product on the market because we pay for the highest quality inputs and maintain strict manufacturing standards, but we’re not the most expensive either because we don’t invest in extravagant marketing campaigns that in the end, are paid for by the customer.

We’re stoked you’ve found Funky Trunks and we will be even more stoked to see you out there with your pants off like a true Funky Trunker.  


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