Fortunately, I noticed the big rip in the front of my trunks before I put them on. They must have shredded when I wrung the water out of them at my last pool visit. I received these complimentary trunks towards the end of October. Nautica, sent me these trunks to replace a pair that faded very quickly. I used these trunks for less than 5 months. Strange that the inner part of the waist never faded. I did find these trunks very comfortable to wear, but they just don't hold up under public pool use.