Outdoor swimming in a recycled swimming top

A Sustainable Swimming Top for Comfortable Swims

By Kenny Stocker

The Hurley swimming top is reviewed by Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. Discover how its recycled fabric design, UV protection, and swimmer-specific features make it a top choice for shorter swims without a wetsuit.

Outdoor Swimmer Magazine's review of the Hurley swimming top highlights its effectiveness for shorter swims, particularly emphasizing its environmentally friendly design and practical features. Made from ECONYL, a recycled yarn sourced from ocean plastics and nylon waste, this swimming top stands out as a sustainable option for eco-conscious swimmers.

The magazine's review points out the top's long sleeves and UPF 50+ rating, which not only offer warmth but also provide essential UV protection. This aspect is especially appreciated for outdoor swimming, where exposure to the sun can be a concern.

In terms of comfort and functionality, the Hurley top is highly praised. Its figure-hugging fabric and panelled fit are designed to ensure freedom of movement in the water, a crucial feature for swimmers. In tests the snug fit of the top effectively took the edge off the initial cold shock when entering the water. The thick material of the top adds a few degrees of warmth during the swim, which is beneficial for those in cooler waters.

Another aspect that the magazine appreciates is the design of the neck. Unlike a typical rash vest, which has a high neck to prevent chafing, the Hurley top features a neck that sits flat on the collarbone. This design choice is intentional to prevent water from flushing down the front of the swimmer, enhancing the overall swimming experience.

Overall, the Outdoor Swimmer Magazine's review of the Hurley swimming top is positive, focusing on its sustainable material, comfort, warmth, and thoughtful design features that cater specifically to the outdoor swimmers' needs.

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