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  1. Fabrics   Page 1   Updated 2022-09-08
  2. Every year waterproof clothing gets better
    1. Cotton   Page 2   Updated 2022-09-15
    2. A lightweight poly-cotton garment feels soft on the skin
    3. Dry Fit   Page 3   Updated 2022-09-15
    4. Dry-Fit shirts use synthetic fibers that wick away sweat
    5. Fleece   Page 4   Updated 2022-09-15
    6. This is nice for swimming and other immersion sports
    7. Goretex   Page 5
    8. Save your money for simpler and lighter fabrics
    9. Helanca   Page 6
    10. Helanca is a pique fabric with a four way stretch
    11. Hydrotex   Page 7
    12. Perfect as on shore garment or in the water
    13. Lycra   Page 8
    14. A touch of Spandex adds comfort and freedom of movement
    15. Nylon   Page 9
    16. Nylon is a fine choice for a wide variety of swimwear
    17. Polyester   Page 10
    18. Polyester fabrics provide provide specific advantages
    19. Ventile   Page 11
    20. A technical Ventile anorak is a seriously good piece of kit

  3. Sportswear   Page 12
  4. Sportswear and casual clothes can work well for watersports
    1. Hoodies   Page 13
    2. A cotton hoodie is comfortable when swimming in hot weather
      1. Anime   Page 14
      2. Hoodies as swimwear became more popular after several Anime films featured the style
      3. Freedom   Page 15
      4. Swimming in hoodies and jeans is an act of youthful rebellion
      5. High School   Page 16   Updated 2022-09-15
      6. After school we often went swimming
      7. Onesie   Page 17   Updated 2022-09-15
      8. The adult onesie has evolved
      9. Pool   Page 18   Updated 2022-09-15
      10. Hoodies provide a lot of drag resistance in the water
      11. Test Review   Page 19
      12. In the water the hoodie was just as comfortable as on land

    3. Jeans   Page 20   Updated 2022-09-15
    4. Express your individuality with classic denim swimwear for sun safety or modesty
      1. History   Page 21
      2. Jeans first became popular for swimming in the 1960's
      3. Adverts   Page 22
      4. Levi's jeans have been advertised in a variety of underwater commercials
      5. Diveskin   Page 23   Updated 2022-09-15
      6. Some divers believe that jeans make excellent diving suits
      7. Dungarees   Page 24   Updated 2022-09-15
      8. Probably one of the most practical adventure outfits
      9. Fashion   Page 25
      10. Marketers might deserve a special place in hell
      11. Pool   Page 26   Updated 2022-09-15
      12. Some pools allow you to swim in jeans and tees
      13. Shrink to Fit   Page 27
      14. These are the jeans that made Levi-Strauss famous

    5. Kilts   Page 28   Updated 2022-09-15
    6. Kilts are the New Shorts
      1. Rain Kilts   Page 29
      2. Both men and women can wear a kilt when enjoying the outdoors
      3. Sarong   Page 30   Updated 2022-09-15
      4. Sarongs are ankle long garments from Southeast Asia
      5. Test   Page 31
      6. The lads were buzzing with anticipation
      7. Your Comments   Page 32
      8. The great thing is that it is a multi-function piece of kit

    7. Saunasuits   Page 33   Updated 2022-09-15
    8. Swimming in your saunasuit burns more calories
      1. Boxraw   Page 34   Updated 2022-09-15
      2. Hotsuit   Page 35
      3. Mytra   Page 36
      4. Realsauna   Page 37

    9. Shirts   Page 38
    10. T-shirts make great swimwear when you want to jump in on the spur of the moment
      1. History   Page 39
      2. The T-shirt has always been a staple of the fashion industry
      3. Fashion   Page 40
      4. Cool kids wear a shirt when they go into the pool
      5. Necklines   Page 41
      6. Here are the most popular necklines that have given the T-shirt a modern twist
      7. Sleeves   Page 42
      8. The cut and fit of T-shirt sleeves can make the difference
      9. Sweatshirt   Page 43
      10. In warm weather sweatshirts are ideal for adventure swimming
      11. Tall Tees   Page 44
        1. Design   Page 45
        2. The comfy oversize design of tall tees is their main appeal
        3. Fashion   Page 46
        4. Layering   Page 47

    11. Shoes   Page 48
    12. Water shoes provide more protection than sandals
    13. Tracksuits   Page 49
    14. If your sports involve swimming in clothes consider an unlined tracksuit
      1. Jogging Suit   Page 50
      2. Not just for sofa surfers
      3. Test Review   Page 51
      4. We've tried tracksuits from Nike and Umbro

  5. Sun Protection   Page 52
  6. Find out all about being safe in the sun
    1. Frequent Questions   Page 53
    2. Sun safe swimwear is an alternative to sunscreens and other forms of sun protection
    3. Lotions   Page 54
    4. Protect the coral reef and wear clothes instead of sun lotion
    5. Capes   Page 55
    6. For sun protection a new fashion is hitting the beach
    7. Shirts   Page 56
    8. Swim shirts are the lightweight sun protection choice for keen swimmers
    9. Sun Suit   Page 57
    10. Swimsuits   Page 58
    11. Even on overcast days you get up to 80% of UV light

  7. Swimwear   Page 59   Updated 2022-09-16
  8. There is much more to swimwear than bikinis and shorts
    1. Reviews   Page 60
      1. Aliexpress   Page 61
      2. Aliexpress always has the latest swimwear fashion from Korea
        1. Partner Look   Page 62
        2. Show your love with matching swimwear
        3. Sun Protection   Page 63
        4. This is one of the most comfortable swimsuits we've tested
        5. Swim Shirts   Page 64
        6. Swim shirts are now part of today's regular swimming kit
        7. Swimsuits   Page 65

      3. Ecostinger   Page 66
      4. Give yourself a sporty update
        1. Diveskin   Page 67
        2. Look good on the beach
        3. Hooded Stingersuit   Page 68
        4. Many readers asked us for hooded stingersuits
        5. Sunsuit   Page 69
        6. Give yourself a sporty update
        7. Swimsuit   Page 70
        8. Test Review: Ecostinger Swimsuit (Chlorine Resistant)

    2. Care   Page 71
    3. Swimwear Care Tips
      1. Chlorine   Page 72
      2. Many people wonder how their swimwear holds up to chlorine
      3. Easy Tips   Page 73
      4. Rinse your swimsuit in lukewarm water after swimming

    4. Modesty   Page 74   Updated 2022-09-16
    5. Modest swimwear is gaining broader appeal beyond the religious community
      1. Men   Page 75
      2. Modest men often improvise with T-shirts and jeans
      3. Women   Page 76
      4. Three piece Burquinis are the most popular
      5. Youth   Page 77
      6. Most teenagers enjoy swimming in clothes while they get used to the changes of puberty
      7. Pool Tips   Page 78
      8. Some pools have specific rules which you may come up against
      9. Review   Page 79
      10. The nylon fabric felt soft and light in the water

    6. Shirts   Page 80   Updated 2022-09-16
    7. Smart folks do their watersports in style and wear comfy swim shirts
      1. Compression   Page 81
      2. Compression clothes are a powerful fitness tool
      3. Hoodies   Page 82
      4. For swimmers with sensitive skin, hooded swimwear offers better coverage
      5. Singlets   Page 83
      6. The key difference between tank top and singlet is their fit
      7. Sports Shirts   Page 84
      8. In warm weather sports clothes are ideal
      9. Surf Shirts   Page 85
      10. Surfing shirts avoid the rash a wetsuit or board could cause
      11. Water Shirts   Page 86   Updated 2022-09-16
      12. Water shirts are similar to swim shirts but loose fitting

    8. Shorts   Page 87
      1. Briefs   Page 88
      2. Swim briefs are made for fast competitive swimming
      3. Jammers   Page 89
      4. Jammers look like compression shorts or bicycle shorts
      5. Kilts and Skirts   Page 90
      6. Some of our interns wear them, comfortable and casual
      7. Tights   Page 91   Updated 2022-09-16
      8. Swim tights streamline your body and reduce unwanted muscle vibrations

    9. Swimsuits   Page 92   Updated 2022-09-16
    10. A swimsuit gives you a layer of protection against harmful elements
      1. Frequent Questions   Page 93
      2. You can enjoy full body swimsuits in any swimming pool
      3. Shorty   Page 94
      4. A shorty is a lightweight swimsuit
      5. Singlet   Page 95
      6. Kneeskins are worn by both male and female swimmers
      7. Stingersuit   Page 96   Updated 2022-09-16
      8. When your choice for sun-safe swimwear calls for total coverage
      9. Triathlon   Page 97
      10. A trisuit can be worn through the entire race
      11. Zentai   Page 98   Updated 2022-09-05
      12. Zentai suits are skin tight and cover the entire body

    11. Wetsuits   Page 99
    12. Wetsuits are relatively inexpensive neoprene suits
      1. Care Tips   Page 100
      2. After your swim rinse your clothes and wetsuit well
      3. Styles   Page 101
      4. Wetsuits can be purchased in a variety of qualities and price ranges

  9. Waterwear   Page 102   Updated 2022-09-09
  10. For most watersports you wear more than just a pair of shorts
    1. Advice   Page 103
    2. There is a fair bit jargon in the fashion industry
      1. Glossary   Page 104   Updated 2022-09-16
      2. You'll probably get soaking wet and then want to stay warm
      3. Care Tips   Page 105
      4. Smart people rinse their clothes under flowing water
      5. Layers   Page 106   Updated 2022-09-16
      6. Dress for immersion
      7. Rain   Page 107
      8. Forget all your fancy expensive gear
      9. Shower   Page 108   Updated 2022-09-10
      10. Find out if your poncho or rainwear is waterproof
      11. Tests   Page 109   Updated 2022-09-10
      12. It is important you test your adventure kit
      13. Wet Out   Page 110   Updated 2022-09-11
      14. A wet out occurs when your rain gear stops venting perspiration

    3. Anoraks   Page 111
      1. Reviews   Page 112
      2. Test Reviews of Anoraks
        1. K Way   Page 113
        2. K-Way makes waterproof clothes par excellence
          1. Claude Jacket   Page 114
          2. A classic rain jacket
          3. Leon Anorak   Page 115   Updated 2022-09-16
          4. The original K-Way pullover style anorak
          5. Roubaix Cape   Page 116
          6. This original cycling cape is a waterproof loose fitting garment

        3. Peter Storm   Page 117
        4. Peter Storm Anoraks became hugely popular
          1. Storm Shield   Page 118
          2. Comfortable and packable waterproof anorak

        5. Rains   Page 119
        6. This anorak is a contemporary rendition of a classic anorak
          1. Your Comments   Page 120
          2. This anorak is robust and feels good in the water

      3. History   Page 121   Updated 2022-09-11
      4. The word 'Anorak' comes from the Kalaallisut Eskimos
      5. Shorty   Page 122   Updated 2022-09-11
      6. The short sleeves cause less drag and hold no water
      7. Sun Suit   Page 123   Updated 2022-09-11
      8. This swimsuit doesn't wash off like sun lotion
      9. Swim Suit   Page 124   Updated 2022-09-11
      10. Anoraks and pants make comfy swimsuits that are quick drying and breathable

    4. Cagoules   Page 125   Updated 2022-09-11
    5. Cagoules are lightweight (usually without lining) and often come in knee-length form
      1. Reviews   Page 126   Updated 2022-09-11
      2. Test Reviews of Cagoules
        1. Crewsaver   Page 127
        2. Crewsaver is best known for their lifevests and safety equipment
          1. Centre Range   Page 128
          2. The Crewsaver Centre Range offers an economical solution

        3. Hilleberg   Page 129
        4. The Bivanorak is worn anorak style and can be adjusted to a variety of lengths
          1. Reader Comments   Page 130

        5. Kokatat   Page 131
        6. Kokatat make functional clothing for work and play on or in water
          1. Storm Cag   Page 132
          2. Once you get one you’ll love this comfortable cag

      3. Adventure   Page 133
      4. Long adventure cagoules are close to the ultimate rain protection
      5. Canoeing   Page 134
      6. Canoeing cags are specially cut and shaped for freedom of movement
      7. Play Cags   Page 135   Updated 2022-09-16
      8. Recreational cags are designed for many water sports and wet activities
      9. Smock   Page 136
      10. Smocks are similar to canoeing cags or anoraks but of a simpler design
      11. Tuilik   Page 137
        1. Design   Page 138
        2. A Tuilik is like having a paddle jacket, spray skirt and hood all rolled into one
        3. Chillcheater   Page 139
        4. The smooth polyurethane outer surface easily sheds water
        5. Kokatat   Page 140
        6. This one-piece combination jacket and spray skirt cover is designed to be worn over existing clothing
        7. Your Comments   Page 141
        8. It was great fun to try the new Tuiliks when paddling in the swimming pool

    6. Hoods   Page 142
    7. Hoods are an essential part of any proper watersports kit
      1. Design   Page 143   Updated 2022-09-11
      2. On some garments the hood can be folded away into the collar
      3. Snorkeling   Page 144   Updated 2022-09-14
      4. Hoods are particularly useful for snokeling
      5. Sun Protection   Page 145   Updated 2022-09-11
      6. Hooded garments provide sun protection that doesn't wash off

    8. Overalls   Page 146   Updated 2022-09-11
    9. These one-piece suits cover your whole body
      1. History   Page 147
      2. The Tuta is the Italian coverall version by designer Thayaht
      3. Dinghy Suits   Page 148
      4. Spraysuits are ideal for dinghy sailors
      5. Fleece   Page 149
      6. A one-piece fleece suit under your overall keeps you warm even when wet
      7. Jumpsuits   Page 150
      8. Jumpsuits are one-piece overalls designed for comfort
      9. Swim Test   Page 151
      10. This is important for your enjoyment when you go out on adventures

    10. Pants   Page 152
    11. For most watersports you may want robust but comfy trousers
      1. Beach   Page 153   Updated 2022-09-14
      2. Canoeing pants offer a classic fit and durability
      3. Cargo   Page 154
      4. The thin fabric gets wet fast but dries quickly
      5. Jogging   Page 155
      6. This is a comparative review of tracksuit bottoms and jogging pants
      7. Thai Pants   Page 156
      8. A thin shirt with these pants is the typical Thai swimming outfit
      9. Waders   Page 157   Updated 2022-09-16
      10. Salopettes is the French word for very comfy bib-and-brace overalls
      11. Windpants   Page 158   Updated 2022-09-14
      12. Thin windpants with a matching top are a good choice for modest swimwear

    12. Ponchos   Page 159   Updated 2022-09-13
    13. There is often some confusion of what is a cape, poncho, or pelerine
      1. Reviews   Page 160   Updated 2022-09-13
      2. Test Reviews of Capes and Ponchos
        1. Cleverhood   Page 161
        2. This is no ordinary rainwear
        3. Hock   Page 162
        4. Hock rain capes are easy to wear and offer good protection
          1. Rain Care   Page 163
          2. The open side design makes it easy to wear
          3. Rain Star   Page 164
          4. The long cut of the poncho protects you from wind and rain
          5. Rain Stop   Page 165
          6. The Hock Rain Stop Cape is easy to put on and offers good rain protection
          7. Super Perfekto   Page 166
          8. The Super Perfekto is an innovative rain cape
          9. Super Praktiko   Page 167
          10. The side windows of the hood allow for an unrestricted view while cycling

        5. Pelerinen   Page 168
        6. Pelerinen are very popular all year round for great experiences in the wild
        7. Vaude   Page 169
        8. VAUDE stands for mountain sports expertise and innovation
          1. Backpack Poncho   Page 170
          2. At last a hiking rain cape with decent length and good looks
          3. Covero II   Page 171
          4. Great for packing as light weight cape
          5. Valdepino   Page 172
          6. The reflective stripes and vivid colours are quite noticeable
          7. Valero Cape   Page 173
          8. This wind and waterproof rain cape with sleeves looks a bit like a cagoule

        9. Wafo   Page 174
        10. Wäfo is a German manufacturer of products for outdoor sports
          1. Davos Cape   Page 175
          2. The newer hiking capes (2015) have longer sleeves
          3. Your Comments   Page 176
          4. I work on the beach at a beautiful resort in the Philippines

        11. Wildcraft   Page 177
        12. Enjoy fun-filled bike rides with friends
          1. Long Poncho   Page 178
          2. It is open at the sides with velcro closures
          3. Short Poncho   Page 179
          4. An underestimated piece of apparel

      3. Army   Page 180
      4. Army ponchos open many possibilities for wet fun adventures
        1. Design   Page 181
        2. Ponchos by their very design are breathable
        3. Shelter   Page 182
        4. Get your poncho as big as you can, if you want to use it as a shelter
        5. Swimming   Page 183
        6. Army ponchos come in really useful on an amphibian wilderness treks

      5. Bivvy   Page 184
      6. The bivvy bag poncho is unique with its ingenious design and flexible functions
        1. Shelter   Page 185
        2. They create a surprisingly warm and sheltered environment for one or two people
        3. Tropical Test   Page 186
        4. The hot and humid rain forests of Thailand are a good place to test the bivvy bag poncho

      7. Cycling   Page 187   Updated 2022-09-16
      8. A cycling rain cape is excellent for touring or commuting
        1. Design   Page 188
        2. A cycling rain cape with sleeves keeps you warmer

      9. Fashion   Page 189
      10. Men's capes seem to be having a moment now
      11. Hiking   Page 190   Updated 2022-09-16
      12. Hiking in the rain or through water can be great fun
        1. Adventures   Page 191
        2. Rain swimming is a wonderful experience
        3. Design   Page 192
        4. Hiking capes are longer in the back to cover a rucksack

      13. Plash   Page 193
      14. Sun   Page 194   Updated 2022-09-16
      15. For sun protection a new fashion is hitting the beach
      16. Towels   Page 195
      17. Great for getting changed on the beach

    14. Windshirts   Page 196
    15. Windshirts (aka Golf Tops) can reduce wind chill
      1. Features   Page 197
      2. A windshirt forms part of the good old fashioned layering system
      3. Swim Test   Page 198
      4. Swimming in a windshirt was easy due to the slim fit
      5. Working on Boats   Page 199   Updated 2022-09-05
      6. The next morning I wore my new swimsuit to work