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  1. Fabrics   Page 1
  2. Every year waterproof clothing gets better
    1. Cotton   Page 2
    2. A lightweight poly-cotton garment feels soft on the skin
    3. Dry Fit   Page 3
    4. Dry-Fit shirts use synthetic fibers that wick away sweat
    5. Fleece   Page 4
    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
      6. After school we often went swimming
      7. Onesie   Page 17
      8. The adult onesie has evolved
      9. Pool   Page 18
      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
    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
      6. Some divers believe that jeans make excellent diving suits
      7. Dungarees   Page 24
      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
      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. Shirts   Page 28
    6. T-shirts make great swimwear when you want to jump in on the spur of the moment
      1. History   Page 29
      2. The T-shirt has always been a staple of the fashion industry
      3. Fashion   Page 30
      4. Cool kids wear a shirt when they go into the pool
      5. Necklines   Page 31
      6. Here are the most popular necklines that have given the T-shirt a modern twist
      7. Sleeves   Page 32
      8. The cut and fit of T-shirt sleeves can make the difference
      9. Sweatshirt   Page 33
      10. In warm weather sweatshirts are ideal for adventure swimming
      11. Tall Tees   Page 34
        1. Design   Page 35
        2. The comfy oversize design of tall tees is their main appeal
        3. Fashion   Page 36
        4. Layering   Page 37

    7. Shoes   Page 38
    8. Water shoes provide more protection than sandals
    9. Tracksuits   Page 39
    10. If your sports involve swimming in clothes consider an unlined tracksuit
      1. Jogging Suit   Page 40
      2. Not just for sofa surfers
      3. Test Review   Page 41
      4. We've tried tracksuits from Nike and Umbro

  5. Sun Protection   Page 42
  6. Find out all about being safe in the sun
    1. Frequent Questions   Page 43
    2. Sun safe swimwear is an alternative to sunscreens and other forms of sun protection
    3. Lotions   Page 44
    4. Protect the coral reef and wear clothes instead of sun lotion
    5. Capes   Page 45
    6. For sun protection a new fashion is hitting the beach
    7. Shirts   Page 46
    8. Swim shirts are the lightweight sun protection choice for keen swimmers
    9. Sun Suit   Page 47
    10. Swimsuits   Page 48
    11. Even on overcast days you get up to 80% of UV light

  7. Swimwear   Page 49
  8. There is much more to swimwear than bikinis and shorts
    1. Korea   Page 50
    2. Aliexpress always has the latest swimwear fashion from Korea
      1. Partner Look   Page 51
      2. Show your love with matching swimwear
      3. Sun Protection   Page 52
      4. This is one of the most comfortable swimsuits we've tested
      5. Swim Shirts   Page 53
      6. Swim shirts are now part of today's regular swimming kit
      7. Swimsuits   Page 54

    3. Care   Page 55
    4. Swimwear Care Tips
      1. Chlorine   Page 56
      2. Many people wonder how their swimwear holds up to chlorine
      3. Easy Tips   Page 57
      4. Rinse your swimsuit in lukewarm water after swimming

    5. Modesty   Page 58
    6. Modest swimwear is gaining broader appeal beyond the religious community
      1. Men   Page 59
      2. Modest men often improvise with T-shirts and jeans
      3. Women   Page 60
      4. Three piece Burquinis are the most popular
      5. Youth   Page 61
      6. Most teenagers enjoy swimming in clothes while they get used to the changes of puberty
      7. Pool Tips   Page 62
      8. Some pools have specific rules which you may come up against
      9. Review   Page 63
      10. The nylon fabric felt soft and light in the water

    7. Shirts   Page 64
    8. Smart folks do their watersports in style and wear comfy swim shirts
      1. Compression   Page 65
      2. Compression clothes are a powerful fitness tool
      3. Hoodies   Page 66
      4. For swimmers with sensitive skin, hooded swimwear offers better coverage
      5. Singlets   Page 67
      6. The key difference between tank top and singlet is their fit
      7. Sports Shirts   Page 68
      8. In warm weather sports clothes are ideal
      9. Surf Shirts   Page 69
      10. Surfing shirts avoid the rash a wetsuit or board could cause
      11. Water Shirts   Page 70
      12. Water shirts are similar to swim shirts but loose fitting

    9. Shorts   Page 71
      1. Briefs   Page 72
      2. Swim briefs are made for fast competitive swimming
      3. Jammers   Page 73
      4. Jammers look like compression shorts or bicycle shorts
      5. Kilts and Skirts   Page 74
      6. Some of our interns wear them, comfortable and casual
      7. Tights   Page 75
      8. Swim tights streamline your body and reduce unwanted muscle vibrations

    10. Swimsuits   Page 76
    11. A swimsuit gives you a layer of protection against harmful elements
      1. Frequent Questions   Page 77
      2. You can enjoy full body swimsuits in any swimming pool
      3. Shorty   Page 78
      4. A shorty is a lightweight swimsuit
      5. Singlet   Page 79
      6. Kneeskins are worn by both male and female swimmers
      7. Stingersuit   Page 80
      8. When your choice for sun-safe swimwear calls for total coverage
      9. Triathlon   Page 81
      10. A trisuit can be worn through the entire race
      11. Zentai   Page 82
      12. Zentai suits are skin tight and cover the entire body

    12. Wetsuits   Page 83
    13. Wetsuits are relatively inexpensive neoprene suits
      1. Care Tips   Page 84
      2. After your swim rinse your clothes and wetsuit well
      3. Styles   Page 85
      4. Wetsuits can be purchased in a variety of qualities and price ranges

  9. Waterwear   Page 86
  10. For most watersports you wear more than just a pair of shorts
    1. Advice   Page 87
    2. There is a fair bit jargon in the fashion industry
      1. Glossary   Page 88
      2. You'll probably get soaking wet and then want to stay warm
      3. Care Tips   Page 89
      4. Smart people rinse their clothes under flowing water
      5. Layers   Page 90
      6. Dress for immersion
      7. Rain   Page 91
      8. Forget all your fancy expensive gear
      9. Shower   Page 92
      10. Find out if your poncho or rainwear is waterproof
      11. Tests   Page 93
      12. It is important you test your adventure kit
      13. Wet Out   Page 94
      14. A wet out occurs when your rain gear stops venting perspiration

    3. Anoraks   Page 95
      1. Reviews   Page 96
      2. Test Reviews of Anoraks
        1. K Way   Page 97
        2. K-Way makes waterproof clothes par excellence
          1. Claude Jacket   Page 98
          2. A classic rain jacket
          3. Leon Anorak   Page 99
          4. The original K-Way pullover style anorak
          5. Roubaix Cape   Page 100
          6. This original cycling cape is a waterproof loose fitting garment

        3. Peter Storm   Page 101
        4. Peter Storm Anoraks became hugely popular
          1. Storm Shield   Page 102
          2. Comfortable and packable waterproof anorak

        5. Rains   Page 103
        6. This anorak is a contemporary rendition of a classic anorak
          1. Your Comments   Page 104
          2. This anorak is robust and feels good in the water

      3. History   Page 105
      4. The word 'Anorak' comes from the Kalaallisut Eskimos
      5. Shorty   Page 106
      6. The short sleeves cause less drag and hold no water
      7. Sun Suit   Page 107
      8. This swimsuit doesn't wash off like sun lotion
      9. Swim Suit   Page 108
      10. Anoraks and pants make comfy swimsuits that are quick drying and breathable

    4. Cagoules   Page 109
    5. Cagoules are lightweight (usually without lining) and often come in knee-length form
      1. Reviews   Page 110
      2. Test Reviews of Cagoules
        1. Crewsaver   Page 111
        2. Crewsaver is best known for their lifevests and safety equipment
          1. Centre Range   Page 112
          2. The Crewsaver Centre Range offers an economical solution

        3. Hilleberg   Page 113
        4. The Bivanorak is worn anorak style and can be adjusted to a variety of lengths
          1. Reader Comments   Page 114

        5. Kokatat   Page 115
        6. Kokatat make functional clothing for work and play on or in water
          1. Storm Cag   Page 116
          2. Once you get one you’ll love this comfortable cag

      3. Adventure   Page 117
      4. Long adventure cagoules are close to the ultimate rain protection
      5. Canoeing   Page 118
      6. Canoeing cags are specially cut and shaped for freedom of movement
      7. Play Cags   Page 119
      8. Recreational cags are designed for many water sports and wet activities
      9. Smock   Page 120
      10. Smocks are similar to canoeing cags or anoraks but of a simpler design
      11. Tuilik   Page 121
        1. Design   Page 122
        2. A Tuilik is like having a paddle jacket, spray skirt and hood all rolled into one
        3. Chillcheater   Page 123
        4. The smooth polyurethane outer surface easily sheds water
        5. Kokatat   Page 124
        6. This one-piece combination jacket and spray skirt cover is designed to be worn over existing clothing
        7. Your Comments   Page 125
        8. It was great fun to try the new Tuiliks when paddling in the swimming pool

    6. Hoods   Page 126
    7. Hoods are an essential part of any proper watersports kit
      1. Design   Page 127
      2. On some garments the hood can be folded away into the collar
      3. Snorkeling   Page 128
      4. Hoods are particularly useful for snokeling
      5. Sun Protection   Page 129
      6. Hooded garments provide sun protection that doesn't wash off

    8. Overalls   Page 130
    9. These one-piece suits cover your whole body
      1. History   Page 131
      2. The Tuta is the Italian coverall version by designer Thayaht
      3. Dinghy Suits   Page 132
      4. Spraysuits are ideal for dinghy sailors
      5. Fleece   Page 133
      6. A one-piece fleece suit under your overall keeps you warm even when wet
      7. Jumpsuits   Page 134
      8. Jumpsuits are one-piece overalls designed for comfort
      9. Swim Test   Page 135
      10. This is important for your enjoyment when you go out on adventures

    10. Pants   Page 136
    11. For most watersports you may want robust but comfy trousers
      1. Beach   Page 137
      2. Canoeing pants offer a classic fit and durability
      3. Cargo   Page 138
      4. The thin fabric gets wet fast but dries quickly
      5. Jogging   Page 139
      6. This is a comparative review of tracksuit bottoms and jogging pants
      7. Thai Pants   Page 140
      8. A thin shirt with these pants is the typical Thai swimming outfit
      9. Waders   Page 141
      10. Salopettes is the French word for very comfy bib-and-brace overalls
      11. Windpants   Page 142
      12. Thin windpants with a matching top are a good choice for modest swimwear

    12. Ponchos   Page 143
    13. There is often some confusion of what is a cape, poncho, or pelerine
      1. Reviews   Page 144
      2. Test Reviews of Capes and Ponchos
        1. Cleverhood   Page 145
        2. This is no ordinary rainwear
        3. Hock   Page 146
        4. Hock rain capes are easy to wear and offer good protection
          1. Rain Care   Page 147
          2. The open side design makes it easy to wear
          3. Rain Star   Page 148
          4. The long cut of the poncho protects you from wind and rain
          5. Rain Stop   Page 149
          6. The Hock Rain Stop Cape is easy to put on and offers good rain protection
          7. Super Perfekto   Page 150
          8. The Super Perfekto is an innovative rain cape
          9. Super Praktiko   Page 151
          10. The side windows of the hood allow for an unrestricted view while cycling

        5. Pelerinen   Page 152
        6. Pelerinen are very popular all year round for great experiences in the wild
        7. Vaude   Page 153
        8. VAUDE stands for mountain sports expertise and innovation
          1. Backpack Poncho   Page 154
          2. At last a hiking rain cape with decent length and good looks
          3. Covero II   Page 155
          4. Great for packing as light weight cape
          5. Valdepino   Page 156
          6. The reflective stripes and vivid colours are quite noticeable
          7. Valero Cape   Page 157
          8. This wind and waterproof rain cape with sleeves looks a bit like a cagoule

        9. Wafo   Page 158
        10. Wäfo is a German manufacturer of products for outdoor sports
          1. Davos Cape   Page 159
          2. The newer hiking capes (2015) have longer sleeves
          3. Your Comments   Page 160
          4. I work on the beach at a beautiful resort in the Philippines

        11. Wildcraft   Page 161
        12. Enjoy fun-filled bike rides with friends
          1. Long Poncho   Page 162
          2. It is open at the sides with velcro closures
          3. Short Poncho   Page 163
          4. An underestimated piece of apparel

      3. Army   Page 164
      4. Army ponchos open many possibilities for wet fun adventures
        1. Design   Page 165
        2. Ponchos by their very design are breathable
        3. Shelter   Page 166
        4. Get your poncho as big as you can, if you want to use it as a shelter
        5. Swimming   Page 167
        6. Army ponchos come in really useful on an amphibian wilderness treks

      5. Bivvy   Page 168
      6. The bivvy bag poncho is unique with its ingenious design and flexible functions
        1. Shelter   Page 169
        2. They create a surprisingly warm and sheltered environment for one or two people
        3. Tropical Test   Page 170
        4. The hot and humid rain forests of Thailand are a good place to test the bivvy bag poncho

      7. Cycling   Page 171
      8. A cycling rain cape is excellent for touring or commuting
        1. Design   Page 172
        2. A cycling rain cape with sleeves keeps you warmer

      9. Fashion   Page 173
      10. Men's capes seem to be having a moment now
      11. Hiking   Page 174
      12. Hiking in the rain or through water can be great fun
        1. Adventures   Page 175
        2. Rain swimming is a wonderful experience
        3. Design   Page 176
        4. Hiking capes are longer in the back to cover a rucksack

      13. Plash   Page 177
      14. Sun   Page 178
      15. For sun protection a new fashion is hitting the beach
      16. Towels   Page 179
      17. Great for getting changed on the beach

    14. Windshirts   Page 180
    15. Windshirts (aka Golf Tops) can reduce wind chill
      1. Features   Page 181
      2. A windshirt forms part of the good old fashioned layering system
      3. Swim Test   Page 182
      4. Swimming in a windshirt was easy due to the slim fit
      5. Working on Boats   Page 183
      6. The next morning I wore my new swimsuit to work