Kayaks Swimshorts



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baru is proud to introduce our first collaboration! Our ‘Kayaks’ swimshorts are the result of several months working with our good mate Giacomo Bagnara. Giacomo is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer based in Verona, Italy. With a colourful and paired-back artistic style, Giacomo and his work has spread across the globe, with clients including The New York Times, Monocle, The United Nations and Google, among many others.

Over a year ago now, we got in touch with Giacomo and asked if he’d be interested in doing a collab with us. Once he got to know our brand and our goals in relation to mental health, he graciously agreed and we started putting together our new ‘Kayaks’ print. With plenty of revisions and heaps of feedback from our followers over IG stories, we ended up going with these funky kayaks on a pale pink background.

Our ‘Kayaks’ swimshorts are our first limited exclusive product.  Perfect for the beach and a great standout choice for any summer hangout.

Every pair comes with our free organic tote bag! 

Wear your care – each pair of baru swim shorts are made from 10 recycled water bottles recovered from our oceans.

Featuring a unique combination of 92% recycled polyester and 8% spandex, double stitchlines, and a durable back pocket zipper – our shorts are made to last and feel great so you can worry less while getting out there and doing what you love.

‘Kayaks’ is a limited-exclusive original print, combining Giacomo’s unique artistic style with a very ‘baru’ colour palette. 

baru swimshorts are our favourite summer item and represent the perfect balance of style, comfort and performance.

Free shipping Australia-wide. 


Our swimshorts are manufactured with 10 used plastic water bottles and recovered ocean waste that’s been collected, cleaned and melted into a workable fabric. This means that every pair of shorts we’ve created has helped reduce both landfill and ocean waste. How good is that? We’ve also added 8% spandex to keep the fabric light and stretchable, making it perfect for the hustle of an active life.

We’re all from somewhere! Whether it’s inner-city Melbourne (like us), down along the Great Ocean Road or somewhere more exciting. Whilst baru draws its inspiration from the Victorian outdoors – we’re proudly Australian and our love for nature goes nation-wide and beyond!

Once we’ve received your order, it will usually take us a day or two to get everything organized. After that, our delivery partner Sendle will take your order from our home to yours. Delivery times and pricing will vary depending on location and final sale value. For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page.

Garment Measurements 30/S 32/M 34/L 36/XL
Waist Circumference 75cm 80cm 85cm 90cm
Hip Circumference 110cm 115cm 120cm 125cm
Outleg Length Ex Waistband 33.5cm 35cm 36.5cm 38cm