Storm Shield by Peter Storm £20 from blacks.co.uk
Comfortable and packable waterproof anorak ideal for exploring in unpredictable weather, a modern take on an absolute classic, the waterproof packable cagoule.
The Peter Storm anorak features a soft, but tough nylon waterproof outer which provides unrivalled comfort and protection in wet weather. Elasticated cuffs and adjustable hem and hood will ensure the perfect fit to keep you comfortable outdoors. Matching Storm Shield trousers are available too.
With Storm Shield+ Technology for seam-sealed waterproof protection and breathability, the Storm Shield Anorak is an ideal option for wet hikes and many water sports.
It is breathable and quick drying so you can wear it all day long. With no inner lining it is good for swim training or other water sports that involve frequent swims.
Fabric: 100% nylon 210T main fabric with a PU coating.
While in Thailand I went swimming in a red Storm Shield Anorak with matching blue pants, a simple, very comfortable, quick drying swimming outfit with good UV sun protection.
The fabric felt soft both wet and dry, on land or in the water. The generous cut allowed for plenty of ventilation. No need to wear anything underneath if it is too hot.
In the water it felt lightweight and pleasant, did not get in the way. It gently hugged my body as I moved forward, or floated loosely around when I stayed in one place.
Coming out of the lake, the water ran off quickly and I sat down for lunch. The anorak and pants felt good on my skin as they dried off in the breeze.
In summary, a cool swimming outfit for many water sports.
It packs into a small place in my backpack,
so I now carry it with me wherever I go, just in case I want to go swimming or it starts to rain.