The Salty Seabirds sea swimming community of Brighton and Hove have truly embraced the use of the haramaki in their swim kit:
- To warm their core up after a cold water dip
- To cover their bits/boobs when changing
Some (see photo) even wear two at a time in order to do this ;)
A number of them have requested that NukuNuku make a longer haramaki to cover more flesh for just this purpose and I have spent the weekend testing our new longer haramaki with my family on a cold, wet and windy camping trip. The perfect conditions for testing a haramaki's worth - it has been too warm since the samples arrived believe it or not! Universal approval means we will be rolling these out in the Autumn - 2 inches longer (an inch top and bottom) and flexy enough to fold over for double warmth if that is what you need and prefer.