Anoraks and pants make comfy swimsuits that are quick drying and breathable, but not always waterproof. They are designed to get wet and cope with frequent soakings. That makes them a nice amphibian outfit for playing on the beach and in the water.
In the sea this bathing suit keeps various beasties off you when swimming or snorkeling, and protects you from sunburn. If you carefully choose the right suit for your needs, you can wear it all day long, wet or dry, for any activity from pool training to open water adventures.
Combine different tops and bottoms for a new look every day. This suit packs into a small pocket that you can take anywhere, just in case you fancy a swim or other wet fun in the sun.
Muslim women may enjoy the hooded suits, as they are inexpensive and modest. On some anoraks you can adjust the size of the hood with a toggle on the back, for a better fit. Breathable lightweight hooded sun suits are popular in Asia, where people don't want to get an unfashionable tan.
Looking for a great drag suit to add resistance training to your workout or swim meet warm-up? We recommend an unlined anorak with matching pants. It is pleasant to swim in and dries quickly as the fabric holds little water. Extra clothing underneath increases your training effort. Proper fit matters for best results and more fun per hour.
Advantages we've found while wearing an anorak with matching pants:
You can buy anoraks cheaply in the local markets, even second hand.
They maybe in the adventure or rainwear section of some shops.
Better department stores or sport shops may stock them too.
Check out the boating, golf or hiking sections. Costs ca. €20-40.
My task was to find a low cost bathing suit for modest swimmers. It should work well for men and women, dry quickly, look good on land or in the water, and feel comfy in hot weather. In a local shop I found a simple unlined nylon windbreaker and black nylon pants.
Loose fitting hooded bathing suits are better for me than tight fitting lycra suits which may rip when going over rough surfaces. Like any swimwear, I wore this suit without anything underneath. On dry land it felt good while moving around or sitting in the shade. However, one doesn't wear a swimsuit to stay dry, so I went into the lake to get it wet.
When I went into the lake I was surprised how good this bathing suit felt in the water. Swimming was so easy, it felt really lightweight, like wearing almost nothing. The loose fabric floated around my body without getting in the way. When I came out of the water it dried quickly in the warm breeze.
Looking cool in the hood.