The wish list

Best cold water swimming kit: six essential items

Featuring breathable felt boots, goggles with anti-fog lenses and a thermal-lined suit

1

Finisterre Women’s Nieuwland 2e Yulex Long Sleeve Swimsuit

Finisterre Women’s Nieuwland 2e Yulex Long Sleeve Swimsuit

This long-sleeved costume strikes a balance between a wetsuit and a regular one-piece. Made from a natural plant-based rubber, it is a sustainable alternative to neoprene.

2

Voylok valenki boots

Voylok valenki boots

These breathable felted-wool boots will keep your feet toasty. Handcrafted in Russia, they can be teamed with a practical rubber overshoe, in either red or black, that slips on and off easily.

3

Ucon Acrobatics Lotus Frederik Rolltop Backpack

Ucon Acrobatics Lotus Frederik Rolltop Backpack

A functional, spacious, waterproof backpack with a separate 15in laptop compartment. Made from polyurethane, it has a sleek gummed finish, fleece lining and reinforced back padding.

4

Zone3 Vapour goggles

Zone3 Vapour goggles

Suitable for most conditions, these comfortable goggles have anti-fog lenses with both UVA and UVB protection. Polarised and photo-chromic lenses are also available.

5

Yeti Rambler bottle

Yeti Rambler bottle

Yeti’s durable 18fl oz bottle has double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks pipinga hot. Made of stainless-steel, it is 100% leakproof with a fully rotational lid.

6

Wylding Suit

Wylding Suit

This thermal-lined, weatherproof boiler suit has a relaxed fit, designed for wearing over a swimsuit or underwear. Lightweight, with a micro fleece lining, it is available in navy, green and black.

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