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Hoodies for Watersports

Cotton feels soft on the skin in and out of the water, which makes it so popular for swimming. When you travel to tropical countries, you will notice that local people often wear light cotton clothes while swimming outdoors. They don't want a tan, but protection against sunburn.

Hooded Cotton Shirts

More shirts now come with a hood to cover for your head against sunburn. They are comfortable and provide a unique look. The hood can be draped as a more stylish collar.

There is an extensive range of hooded shirts that are available in different colors, patterns and designs to suit your personality. Get a long sleeve one for better protection, preferably in a dark colour.

Heavy cotton hoodies take longer to dry as they soak up a lot more water, up to 5 litres sometimes. This is good for fitness training and keeps you cool on hot days. In hot weather wet cotton has a cooling effect as the water evaporates, especially when your wet hood avoids sun stroke.

Cotton Hoodies

Cotton hoodies can add warmth and comfort when worn under a waterproof top that reduces evaporation cooling. Depending on the climate you can wear them on their own or underneath waterproof clothes. T-shirt and jeans complete the outfit.

A cotton hoodie can soak up around 5 litres of water. That's good for resistance swimming exercise to build strength. If you choose to wear cotton hoodies for your watersports, we recommend you do regular swim training in a hoodie to remain able to cope with the added weight of the water is soaks up. Jogging pants make this even more challenging.

Our readers report that they often wear hooded jogging suits underneath their waterproof clothes for rock hopping on the beach, canoeing, sailing, or just messing around with boats.

Swim Training

A hooded shirt with long sleeves is easy to swim in and darker colours provide adequate sun protection.

Always have a hoodie and jogging pants in your swim bag so you're always ready for an amazing fitness workout. These clothes are fun to wear in the water while they help you build strength and stamina. Think of it as aquatic weight training.

Hoodies are great for resistance swimming where they help build strength and stamina, because they get heavy when soaked and then just feel awesome. Simply get into the water as you are, dressed in long pants or jeans, t-shirt and hoodie. No need to get changed before your swim.

Spirit of Freedom

A hoodie displays a non-conformist spirit of indenpendence and freedom. It shows that you choose to think for yourself, express your own style, and care about sun safety. Wear it with pride.

Hoodies are great for fun sports in or around the water. They are warm and cosy sweatshirts with a hood and a hand warming pouch on the front, useful to carry food or whatever. Just bear in mind the wet hoodies can feel cold in windy weather.

Think Different

A hoodie displays a non-conformist spirit of indenpendence and freedom. It shows that you choose to think for yourself, express your own style, and care about sun safety. Wear it with pride when you go swimming.

Spontaneous Swims

Simply wade in as you are, dressed in jeans, T-shirt and hoodie. No need to get changed before your swim. This outfit is fun to wear in the water or as a dry warm up afterwards.

Hoodies and jogging pants make great swimwear. Put some on, feel how soft and warm this outfit is, then jump into the water and find out why it is such great swimwear.

A hoodie or hoody is a warm and cosy sweatshirt with a hood. Some have a front pocket to carry food or whatever.

Hoodies come in nylon, polyester or cotton of different weight. Great for fun sports in or around the water.

Some hoodies are thin, like hooded T-shirts. They are easy to swim in and dry soon in warm weather. Enjoy them on holidays in and around the water, protect youself from sunburn and keep cool.

Most hoodies are made of thick cotton and get very heavy when wet, which is very useful for resistance swimming and aquatic weight training.

Matching jogging pants complete your cool swimsuit. They add extra weight when wet and feel great great as they slop around your legs. Wear socks and canvas sports shoes with them where possible.

Fabrics

Most hoodies are made from thick and heavy cotton for warmth and take a while to dry. This may be cool in hot weather.

They get very heavy when wet, which is useful for resistance swimming and aquatic weight training. It's great fun to slosh around in soaking wet hoodies. Great for beach games.

Sports hoodies come in nylon or polyester fabrics of different weights and dry faster than cotton hoodies. Often they are sold as a complete swim training suit with matching bottoms.

Some hoodies are thin, like hooded T-shirts. They are easy to swim in and dry fairly quickly. Some are made from swimwear fabric that is specially designed for swimming.

Keep Cool

Cotton hoodies are quite popular in Thailand and other Asian countries. You may wonder why they wear a hoodie in such hot weather. One reason is modesty, the other is that they don't want a tan.

On sunny days if they get too hot they simply douse their hoodie with water from a bottle or go for a quick swim. Wet cotton cools you when you're out of the water, so it's good for warm days or hot climates.

Keep Warm

Please note that cotton hoodies can chill you out in the wind. Wear a hoodie from man-made fibres if you plan to get wet and stay warm.

We lose about 1/3 of our heat through the head as the blood vessels can't constrict like they can do elsewhere.

The hood helps reduce this heat loss, thus keeping you warmer. It feels soft and comfy and provides good cover for your head on windy days.

If you like to go snorkeling, hoodies protect you against sunburn, jellyfish stings and other marine hazards. Many divers wear them over their wetsuits to protect the Neoprene from the reef, rocks or such.

Anime Fashion Trend

Hoodies as swimwear became more popular in Asia after several Anime films featured the style, like the successful "Free!" swimming movie from Japan. Combined with swim tights these tops are occasionally seen in pools.

Swimming in hoodies has become fashionable in a region where they swim in clothes anyway. It is often seen in romantic art, as in Yaoi and Anime. The underwater kiss is often done in soft casual clothes, like hoodies.

Later the fashion industry picked up the trend. Aliexpress.com has many swim hoodies for sale, mainly as sun protection when swimming. They come in a variety of styles and fabrics, like cotton, spandex, or thin nylon.

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