Treat the swimmer(s) in your life, with a combination of swim kit essentials and higher-end finds. These great gift ideas for Outdoor swimmers will ensure your present is well-used and appreciated for many swim sessions to come.
1. SurfEars Earplugs
SurfEar Earplugs are hands down the best earplugs for active watersports on the market. These earplugs protect ears from water and bacteria without affecting hearing or water balance. Made with high quality materials for ultimate comfort, these earplugs come with different wing sizes and caps, to ensure a snug and custom fit while keeping the water out. As these also come attached to a chord, they are easy to keep track of and won't get lost in your dry bag or car trunk. Here's to waterfree ears for more enjoyable swimming.
2. Vivida Lifestyle Dry Changing Robe or Changing Poncho
Designed to get you changed, dry, and keep you warm, Vivida Lifestyle's collection of All-Weather Dry Changing Robes and Poncho Changing Towels are the essential must-have for life near water. Allowing you to change in and out of wetsuits or swimwear without dropping a towel or hiding awkwardly behind a tree, the changing robes are a standard kit necessity for swimmers of any kind.
The All-Weather Dry Changing Robe is made with eco-friendly fibers and is highly insulating and incredibly cosy. The Changing Ponchos are also well-known for their quick-drying and ultra absorbent properties and are more well-suited to warmer weather or water conditions.
3. Hydroflask Oasis 128 oz. Insulated Water Bottle
This quite massive insulated water bottle is one of the most useful items on any adventurous swim or journey. The size ensures you'll have enough water to drink on your trip, while the insulating properties allow you to keep your beverage cold or hot, depending upon your preference. Some swimmers even have the forethought to place a warm bottle inside their poncho towel or wrap their clothes around it so they can return, post swim, to warm items, ready to wear.
This water bottle in particular boasts two integrated lids, an easy grip base, narrow design for easy transport, and is BPA and Phalate free. Additionally, the Hydroflask Oasis utilises TempShieldƒ?› insulation, and is made of durable 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction, which won't retain or transfer flavors. If you're looking for a smaller size to gift, Hydroflask also offers many other size options to choose from.
Where to Buy: https://www.hydroflask.com/128-oz-oasis
4. Taking The Plunge Book
This book is a feel good read and a celebration of the wild swimming community. Through personal stories and uplifting experiences, the authors provide life-affirming tales of triumph and and bravery through swimming. Telling tales of connection, friendship, community, and hardship, these stories will inspire and uplift any swimmer, whether beginner or advanced.
The book is also helpful in providing instruction on how to get started with wild swimming, what you'll need, and some great locations to visit. As water is the ultimate healer, this book illustrates well how nature can be the ultimate medicine.
5. FINIS Duo Underwater Bone Conduction MP3 Player
If you'd like to skip the earplugs and listen to music instead, we recommend opting for this high performance and dependable FINIS Underwater MP3 player. They provide quality sound without the use of earbuds and they feature a handy clip to ensure the player won't fall off or get lost while swimming. Enjoy your swim with some calming music, meditative sounds or even an audio book with this player - opening up the possibilities of swim enjoyment.
6. Garmin Forerunner 945 Watch
While there are many watches on the market today that posses a multitude of features, the Garmin Forerunner is especially suited for the high-performance swimmer. With key features such as GPS, performance monitoring, maps, safety and tracking features, as well as an extra long battery life, this watch is at the top of the pack. Garmin is well-known in the industry for producing high quality watches for active lifestyle in the digital age. Every swimming aficionado will appreciate the ability to customize settings, switch to training mode, and track body acclimation status.
7. Speedo Recycled Cap
A simple yet useful gift, this swim cap is perfectly functional with an eco twist. Made from recycled materials and featuring a semi-transparent style, this cap will protect hair and keep it dry when submerged in water. Made from the leader in swim accessories, Speedo can certainly be counted on to provide a perfectly fitting, well-designed cap for any swimming scenario.
8. Swim Secure ƒ??Donutƒ?? Bag
The Swim Secure Tow Donut is a high-visibility tow float swim buoy with an attached waist strap. It also includes an integrated dry bag pouch. The dry bag sits in the centre of the donut, out of the water, and is ideal for small items such as a phone, keys, or other items.
The pouch's design is perfectly placed to allow you to access your drink, phone, or other items when needed and is recommended for all open water swimmers who want high visibility and added reassurance that their items are safe with them.
Where to Buy: https://swimsecure.co.uk/products/tow-donut
9. Saguaro Unisex Water Shoes
Open Water and Wild Swimming often involves navigating rugged locations with rocky, muddy, and slippery surfaces. Shoes like these Saguro's allow you to enter and exit the water with more agility and safety. Additionally, they are handy for walking around before and after swimming in locations where you may not want to muck up your normal shoes.
Most of the models have rubber soles and a pulley closing adjuster, so you're able to customize the fit and ensure they won't come off in the water. We also appreciate the breathability and flexibility of these water shoes, which is attained with a polyester and spandex blend. With lots of colours and designs to choose from, it would be hard to miss the mark with these all-around useful shoes that are made for watery adventures.
10. The Turtleback Bag
What started as a kickstarter campaign by an avid swimmer has developed into a much-loved and useful product for other swimmers to enjoy. For those that want a bag as well as a dry, warm place to stand while changing (ideally in a poncho towel or changing robe), this bag is excellent in its functionality and innovative design.
The Turtleback Bag contains a plethora of various sized pockets inside and is made of redundant lorry tarpaulin, it keeps your gear dry and feet warm and clean. If your gift recipient is a year-round swimmer, this is an especially good choice.
Where to Buy: https://seaandstream.co.uk/products/turtleback