Behind the Design: TYR Boardshorts

As a brand we at TYR are all about bridging performance with aesthetic, and our Active collections are no exception. For our design team the goal has always been the same: to consistently create products that not only look great but also include innovations for comfort and safety.

So, when it came to designing our beloved men’s boardshorts, we knew we had our work cut out for us. We wanted to engineer swim apparel that spoke directly to the guys who struggled with finding a truly wearable suit. The guys (and there were many of them) who were dissatisfied with traditional suit liners, opting instead to cut them out or sport underwear beneath their boardshorts. The TYR design team knew there had to be a better solution.

Enter our boxer style liner. Redefining the standard in men’s swimwear, TYR Men’s Boardshorts provide a functional fit and comfortable support in and out of the water. However, that’s not the only feature that makes this product such a stand out.

In addition to our innovative liner, each pair of TYR Boardshorts is constructed with a lab tested, state-of-the-art fabrication that ensures UPF 50+ protection during every wear. With 4 way stretch technology and functional side pockets, guys can jump in the water and get on with their day knowing they will quickly dry and be comfortable on the go.

TYR Men’s Boardshorts are available for purchase on and in a number of retail shops.

Design Product Sketches:

BW_lakefront (3) BW_fullmove (3) BW_challenger (4)

Sample Product Icons:

BoxBrief_Icon (1) UPF50 (1)

UPF 50+ Lab Testing Results:

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