My second sea-swimming winter looms. Seabird Kath has written about the feeling of anticipation of the cold now it is a ‘known’ quantity. We are far more prepared this year – having found what works (no pants, bed socks, core-warmers and tea) and what doesn’t (trying to put skinny jeans on damp legs with numb fingers, forgetting a woolly hat, waiting for faffier friends on the beach as the after drop kicks in…).
So….our new Sports Robes are a complete GAMECHANGER this year. They are so cosy after a swim that I no longer have the fear of how long the warm up is going to take as I know I have it covered. It is like taking your own turtle shell with you to retreat into after a swim, hence the little turtle motif on the bottom pocket. Cheaper than other options on the market but of very good quality they have lots of lovely extras:
- They come in a bag that doubles as a wet bag and a changing mat. Essential to stand on instead of cold ground.
- Extra long zip holders for numb fingers
- Lots of pockets! For keys, phones, goggles etc.
- Roomy for changing in.
- Toggles for moving hood and waist in for greater insulation.
- You will be warm and dry from the wind and rain as you change and then head back home after swimming.
They say “The Charlie McLeod Unisex Sports Cloak offers a tough shower-proof nylon outer, with a thick Sherpa fleece lining. All Sports Cloaks come with the usual CMc draw string bag that doubles as a changing mat for wet and muddy days. There are 5 colours available including black, red, navy, royal blue and purple and 2 sizes small/medium and large/extra-large. Inside the Sports Cloak are a number of zipped pockets including a mesh goggle pocket. It’s the small details that set the Sports Cloak aside from the competition. We’ve added extra-long zip pulls for cold fingers and V vented side seams for ease of movement. “
We say “Bloody lovely. Really warm. Especially love the fleecy lined pockets for cold hands”.
Here’s a brilliant video review created by one of our 11 year old Sea Squids
Author: Seabird Catherine