Taken up sea swimming? We found the perfect Dryrobe dupe to keep you warm this winter 1 month ago

Taken up sea swimming? We found the perfect Dryrobe dupe to keep you warm this winter

Because getting out of the Irish sea in January is cold AF...

We don't know about you, but we have been eyeing up a warm and snuggly Dryrobe ever since we first spotted other swimmers rocking them last winter.

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However, while for sure warm and cosy, the price tag on them is, as I am sure you know, anything but.

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Dunnes Stores had their gorgeous Dryrobe dupes back in stock, but, as expected, they flew off the shelves and sold out in no time at all.

Sigh.

However, you don't have to freeze your butt off this winter after all. Because we have come across another gorgeous brand that is an exact dupe for Dryrobes as well – and the best part? They are 100 percent Irish – and super-cute too.

Inspired by Irish sea swimmers, Bearhug Thermal Parkas are the perfect piece of kit for any sea swimmer this winter. Designed and tested for even the harshest of Irish weather conditions, these versatile parkas allow you to really embrace the wild.

Available in several colours, the Bearhug Thermal parkas have a water- and windproof outer shell and super-snuggly synthetic lambswool fleece interior – for that extra post-swim 'hygge' factor.

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The full-length zip makes them super-easy to get in and out of, even when you are still damp from your swim, and the cosy hood makes them ideal even on wet and rainy days.

Another feature I really love is the zipped inner chest pocket, meaning I can keep my phone and card somewhere safe while I dip. And it also comes with both hidden inner waist pockets and larger outer fleece-lined pockets, meaning you have room for all your bits and bobs.

Oh, and guess what?

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When you are ordering your parka, make sure to pick up a Bearhug Dry Mat too.

Trust me – your frozen toes will thank you come winter!

The absorbent microfibre material soaks up excess moisture, meaning you'll have no trouble trying to get your socks and shoes on after your swim.

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