News - update on all things Alpkit
We’re going to the Bantham Swoosh 2015
By Jay Oram
22, Jun, 2015
Alpkit will be there with water related goodies...
If you hadn't noticed, we have expanded our adventure kit to now include wetsuits, largely influenced by staff, all our kit tends to stem from; "I really like ____ I think we can make a product perfect for it!"
With new and old members of staff taking part in outdoor swims, it felt right to talk to Dean, a local wetsuit designer and bit of an expert to create the perfect wild swimming wetsuit. But we didn't stop there, we also chatted to the 'Outdoor Swimming Society.' They have tested some prototypes, talked through their needs and also mentioned some other gear, such as dry bags and the new Wild Swimming Guide.
The Outdoor Swimming Society hold a number of 'adventure swims' and we wanted to get involved somehow. We chatted to the organisers and hatched a plan...
We are going to support each swim with a drybag as part of the goody bags, but also attend as many as possible, bringing our new wetsuit as well as other watery goods we currently have and some planned for the future.
Our first event is the Bantham Swoosh - I'm travelling down for the weekend to enjoy the Dartmoor National Park and I'll be there around 4am on Sunday for the registration / start of the Swoosh, come and check out the Alpkit gear on show; we will have wetsuits available to try on, as well as the opportunity to buy them and other gear - I look forward to seeing everybody there!!
*Only available when you purchase a wetsuit at the Bantham swoosh event - not available online or by phone.
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