View Full Version : Apparel to throw on after a swim in the cold

October 30th, 2004, 12:05 PM
I am swimming in an outdoor pool over the winter and have heard of a fleece lined sort of 'wrap' for swimmers getting out of the pool. Since I don't know what it is called, I can't exactly google it, but I'm sure someone here knows what I am looking for.

It's cold getting out of the pool!!!!

Thanks in advance.

October 30th, 2004, 04:15 PM
I think Speedo makes something like that. I know I've seen the high school kids wearing something fleece-lined AND looks like a long bathrobe.

October 30th, 2004, 05:04 PM
They are called swim parka's.

October 31st, 2004, 09:19 PM
Swim Parka... Most teams will have them for purchase.
Before I learned about those, I got a long Fluffy Down jacket from Land's End... Now that I have swim parka too, that jacket is still warmer and more comfortable. I use it for the winter workouts, and use the parka only when I need to show up in team colors. The Land's End jacket as about half the price of swim parka too!
Lands End calls it Down Chalet Coat (link) (http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod/0,,1_2_1930_2330_87239_65686_5:view=59,00.html?sid =2932097719572102590&CM_MERCH=)

I got mine couple sizes bigger... I can pratically disappear in it, like I'm inside a sleeping bag... or do a deck change inside of it - if necessary!