This is a guide to buying chlorine-resistant swimwear from professional, budget, High Street and children's outlets. This article looks at both online and High Street shops with an exceptional range, and outlines the benefits of chlorine-resistant swimwear over regular quality products. It also gives price ranges for men's, women's and children's products.
The benefits of chlorine-resistant swimwear
While slightly more expensive than regular quality swimwear, the benefits of buying chlorine-resistant swimwear certainly make up for the slight increase in price. Lasting much longer due to vastly improved elasticity, and keeping its colour twenty times longer than regular swimwear, paying a little more for it will ensure that your swimwear will last much longer than one summer holiday. This technology is widely available in swimsuits, trunks, swim shorts and children's beachwear and can be purchased in both High Street and online stores.
For family holidays or those on a budget
Simplyswim.co.uk have a huge range of chlorine-resistant products for both men and women. Their swimsuits come in sizes 8-46 and are available as one piece, two piece, or tankini. Items cost between £11-£30 for a pair of men's trunks, and £15-£50 for a ladies swimsuit. These include products from designers such as Zoggs, Maru and Speedo. For children, Saltseatees.com.au specialise in protective and hard-wearing swimwear. Their products are not only chlorine-resistant, but also guarentee sun protection of up to UPF 50+. Prices range from $15 for a pair of swimshorts to $25 for a t-shirt.
For regular or professional swimmers
Professional standard swimwear can be found at Proswimwear.com and Swimandsweat.com. Both online stores carry the most high-tech range of Speedo products, costing between £10 for a basic pair of trunks, to £80 for a top-of-the-range swimsuit. The Endurance+ range has been developed in Speedo's Aqualab and is quick drying as well as extremely chlorine-resistant. Although their swimming gear may more expensive than other online retailers, the quality of products is second to none.
From the High Street
British favourite Marks and Spencers carry chlorine-resistant swimwear in both their High Street and online stores. With prices for a swimsuit starting at £9.50, these items would be perfect for those who only wear swimwear on holiday. Sports specialists Decathlon also carry a huge range, including swimming caps from £4.99. Their range of swimwear is priced between £12 and £40 and includes items made by Speedo, Arena and Nabaiji.