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Fashion for Watersports

Welcome to our Watersports Clothing Guide

Have you ever wondered what would be the best watersports clothing for your activities and adventures? Read on...

For most watersports you wear more than just a pair of shorts. When it is too warm to endure a wetsuit, but not right for swimwear, waterwear offers you convenience, warmth and sun protection.

Sooner or later, you'll go for a sudden swim during your watersports. With a little knowledge and the appropriate gear this can actually be an enjoyable experience. How do we know this? We do it all the time. Rain never stops play.

Let's Clarify

With watersports clothing there is often some confusion about anoraks, cagoules, ponchos and rain capes. When you look at all the new types of swimwear, it gets even more complicated. Sometimes terms are used for garments that are neither or something different.

There is a purpose for each type of outfit. Some are better for boating and most watersports, others are better for swimming or hiking adventures. Many small design features can make significant difference.

Depending on your chosen sports or activities you may want a short top to move freely and with good swimming ability, or a long garment to protect you from the rain.


anorak wet Short windbreaker with hood and front pocket. Comfy and practical. Read more


cagoule wet Longer than an anorak, often goes below the knee. Read more


nylon swim overall
One-piece suit, stays in place whatever you do. Read more

Ponchos and Capes

cycling cape
Ponchos are roomy and quick drying, versatile and practical. Read more


swim windshirt for wet fun
Windshirts reduce wind chill and improve sun protection for watersports and swimming. Read more

Water Pants

water pants
Robust and comfy pants protect your legs from rocks and stingers. Read more

Test Reviews

On this website you'll find tests and reviews of a wide variety of swimwear, waterwear, and travel reports. Our keen swimmers will check out any kit we get our hands on and write a review with links to suppliers.

First Look

When we see an interesting new product we write a brief report for our readers, either as part of an article or on a page of its own. This might happen at a shop, a trade show, or some other event.

Full Reviews

Whenever we get our hands on new watersports gear we test it under realistic conditions for a detailed full review. These get updated over time after we've used the samples for a while.

First we try the products in the pool to see how they fit and feel to check how comfortable it really is. Next we see how it performs during watersports like canoeing, sailing, or surfing, and how good the design is for readers who really enjoy watersports, rather than wear it as a fashion statement.

Manufacturers: Promote !

If you're a manufacturer or supplier of swimming clothes or watersport accessories, send us products for review. You get publicity on a busy website for the cost of a product sample. Reviews carry a clickable link to the supplier's website so our readers can order the products we've reviewed. If a supplier provides more than one item, they get a dedicated section with a company profile.

Affiliate Partnerships

When we come across really good products, we like to share them with our readers who come here to find the best and most original swimwear. If you run an affiliate program, talk to us.

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