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10 Of The Best Christmas Gifts For Swimmers 2022

Posted by Alex Clasper

Know someone who spends more time in the water than they do on land? If you’re not sure what to get the swimmer in your life this Christmas, the following swimming gifts guide is here to help. Whether they’re a big wild swimming fan or spend most of their days at the pool, find them something they’ll love with Red’s top 10 gifts for swimmers:

Revolution 3-In-1 Waterproof Change Parka

Every swimmer needs a high performance waterproof changing robe, and you can’t get more advanced than the Revolution 3-In-1 Change Parka. Featuring a 10k/8k waterproof, windproof and snowproof outer jacket, and a super soft inner fleece lining, the two components can be worn together for ultimate protection from the elements or separately - the exceptional warmth enhanced by 3M Thinsulate featherless down makes this one of the best choices of gifts for wild swimmers who need to warm up quickly. The inner fleece lining is moisture wicking, helping swimmers to dry off quickly, whilst a modern oversized fit enables easy changing.

Microfibre Towel 

Another one of our top 10 Christmas gifts for swimmers has to be this ultra-absorbent Microfibre Towel. Equally well suited to both indoor and outdoor swimmers, this super lightweight towel is made from premium microfibre that absorbs 4 times its weight in water. Lavishly soft on skin, this towel helps swimmers dry off in super quick time, and even when wet, the fabric does not cling to skin. Anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties keep the towel fresh and clean, and an easy pack strap enables the towel to be rolled up compactly. In spite of its compact size when rolled up, this quick-drying towel folds out to the size of a full size beach towel. 

Waterproof Kit Bag

The perfect bag for transporting essential swimming gear to the pool or seaside, this durable Waterproof Kit Bag is made from recycled TPU which is 100% waterproof yet lightweight and flexible. The padded airflow straps are ergonomically designed to ensure heavy loads are comfortable to carry, whilst detachable straps allow the bag to be carried as a backpack, duffle bag or shoulder bag. Multiple storage pockets enable swimmers to keep wet and dry kit separate, whilst an integrated wipe down changing mat makes changing outdoors a breeze.

Pro Change Robe Evo

The Red Original Pro Change Robe is another high performance waterproof changing robe from Red, and among our top 10 gifts for swimmers this Christmas. A super soft moisture wicking fleece lining enables swimmers to get dry quickly and stay toasty, whilst a waterproof, breathable outer shell protects against the elements. A toggled hood with wind baffle and longer length design further enhances the protective properties of this changing robe. Side stretch panels ensure unrestricted changing whilst multiple storage pockets provide plenty of space for carrying valuables securely. The robe is available in men’s, women’s and kid’s sizes and fits conveniently into the Red Original Stash Bag or a 10L dry bag…

10L Roll Top Dry Bag 

Durable in all environments and 100% waterproof, this practical dry bag is secured with an easy-to-use roll top closure. Perfect for keeping all the swimming essentials organised in one place (and dry!), a large water resistant internal pocket is useful for storing valuables whilst a detachable padded shoulder strap makes for easy transportation. This is attached using the D-ring which can also be used to hang the bag up to drip dry in between uses. A reinforced base prevents wear and tear over time and the bag is also available in 30L or 60L capacity.

Voyager Beanie 

Another one of our best gifts for wild swimmers who need to stay warm, as well as indoor swimmers leaving the pool in the winter, is the Voyager Beanie. Made from 100% recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standard, this super soft beanie is stretchy in design, ensuring ultimate comfort. The materials selected to create this beanie are not only sustainable but also breathable to prevent overheating or that itchy feeling that can come from some hats. The sleek unisex design is available in 3 colours (Graphite, Charcoal or Orange), all finished with the Red logo at the front. 

Towelling Change Robe

The Red Original Towelling Change Robe for men, women and kids is another excellent choice of change robe for swimming enthusiasts, particularly indoor swimmers who don’t need the weather protection provided by the Revolution Change Parka or the Pro Change Robe Evo. It’s also great for days at the beach. Made from 430gsm premium 100% cotton, the robe is soft on skin and absorbs moisture efficiently. A generous cut provides ample space for changing comfortably, whilst a drawcord hood helps to dry hair quickly. In spite of its soft and cosy qualities, the robe packs down compactly for easy transportation and storage.

Waterproof Dry Pouch

Ideal for keeping valuables in sight at the waterside, and 100% dry and secure, the Red Original Waterproof Dry Pouch is most definitely one of the most practical Christmas gifts for swimmers 2022. This highly durable pouch is made from Armour Tech material with welded seams and a YKK Aquaseal zip to ensure there’s zero chance of any water getting in, even if completely submerged. Compact in design, the bag is easily attachable to bags, belts or boards using the velcro strap system and benefits from a foam padded lining for added protection against knocks, bumps and scrapes. 

Merino Beanie 

One of our cosiest gifts for swimmers this festive season, this super soft beanie is made using responsibly sourced Merino wool which is naturally soft and temperature regulating. It’s also moisture-wicking which is great for swimmers if their hair is still damp. A Classic 2x2 mid-width rib with turn up cuff provides a universally popular finish, whilst a stretchable fit enhances comfort. The beanie is made with the addition of a 3M reflective yarn twist that provides visibility in low light conditions. Exceptionally cosy, this should definitely be on your shopping list of gifts for open water swimmers. 

GuppyFriend® Washing Bag

If you’re looking for gifts for swimmers that already have everything, the Guppyfriend® Washing Bag is a unique yet practical choice, and a must-have for any lovers of the ocean. When we wash synthetic clothes, harmful microplastic fibres end up in wastewater that eventually makes its way into the world’s waterways, becoming fatal for fish and aquatic organisms. The Guppyfriend® Washing Bag prevents this issue by catching harmful microfibres in the wash that would otherwise end up polluting waterways. Easy-to-use, swimmers can wash their gear in this clever bag with the knowledge they’re helping out the environment at the same time. 

For more inspiration on finding the best gifts for swimmers this festive season, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Red.