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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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Lotic Swimming Wetsuit [Mens]Exclusively designed in collaboration with Dean Jackson; the ultimate wetsuit for open water and adventure swimming. Durable glideskin construction good temperature retention and easy to take on and off£135.00
Lotic Swimming Wetsuit [Womens]Designed for those wanting to embrace wild swimming - durable glideskin construction good temperature retention flexible and easy to put on and take off£135.00
DryDock 50Tenacious weatherproof 50 l duffle bag with rucksack straps for lugging your stuff around the world£45.00
DryDock 100Large weatherproof duffle bag with rucksack straps for lugging your world around the world£60.00
Airlok 20lLightweight 20 litre Cordura ripstop nylon dry bag. Silicone coated with a roll top closure for storing your stuff in.£12.00
Airlok 1lLightweight 1 litre Cordura ripstop nylon dry bag. Silicone coated with a roll top closure for storing your stuff in.£7.00
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