Functional Trunks -Autonomous
January 19, 2012
Todd Phil PAF Gold Medal

It’s a new year, so you need new gear to stay active and hit those exercise goals. Face it, you spend 90% more trunk time on the turf than in the surf, so why not wear a trunk designed to excel in any sport? Autonomous solved this age old issue by partnering up with Olympic athletes and local surfers to develop more versatile gear.

We caught Autonomous founder and Manhattan Beach Volleyball champ Aaron Wachtfogel, on his daily cross-training regimen around the South Bay to get the latest on his fast growing brand.

Swell: Hey Aaron, everyone wants to know, What’s the secret to the flexi-perfection behind those comfy trunks?
Aaron: Its called autoFlex fabric, a breathable, flexible material that’s built to last and even dries fast. Auto-flex also allows some water to pass through, preventing the dreaded ballooning you get in traditional trunks.

Swell: Tell us about the heavy hitting (PUN Intended) Olympians we’ve seen in Autonomous.
Aaron:That’s right, Gold Medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dahausser won a recent tournament wearing the Autonomous Original and AVP Champion Matt Olson won gold in our Lion tee and So Solid trucker

Swell: Before we let you get back to the grind, is there anything else happening this Spring?
Aaron: Thanks, we’re always helping support the prostate cancer foundation, and just so stoked to see our spring line getting waves in the surf, victories on the court, hikes on the trail, and sweat in the gym.

In case you haven’t heard of them Autonomous was born on the in Hermosa Beach Ca, where volleyball, surf, and style runs the town. They’ve become a favorite brand of SWELL over the last year for their versatile active-wear that our customers love. See the whole line here