Few days ago, we recieved at our redaction some amazing products of BUDDY SWIM. They were some buoys and swim caps to be tested by our team.
Buddy Swim is a new spanish brand that has started its journey designing high quality swim bouys, but also some good accessories for our outdoor swims.
We have had the mission to test all their range of bouys.
At first sight what we appreciate most is the material with which they are made. They are made with a resistent nylon, scratch and puncture proof, with a nice touch.
The first buoys we tested were the DRY BAG BUDDY SWIM 28Lt and the DRYBAG 20Lt.
These two buoys are very similar, they only differ on its capacity. The most interesting and remarkable thing of these products is that they have two air cams, so in case one of them flats the buoy will keep it’s flotability. Another key point is the waterproof bag. We have done some long swims, finishing them far from the start point and we could manage to put iniside the buoy all we needed to come back home without difficulty (a pair of flipflops, a towel, water bottle, a t-shirt and a pair of trousers).
Both products got two handles, one in each side that are very helpull when we stop in the middle of our swims to grap the buoy and have some rest or wahtever.
These products came with a Swim Cap of the same colour of the buoy and that give swimmers an extra of visibility. The swim cap is very confortable made with silicone. The best of them is the amazing variety of colours they have and we love their designs.
The SMARTPHONE BUDDY SWIM 28Lt it’s very similiar to her “daughters”, the Dry Bags, but with the extra of a transparent pocket where to leave our smartphone. This is very helpfull because we can use our phone to take some photos of our swim sessions or in the worst case, we will be able to do an emergency call. Hope not! It also comes with a useful Waterproof Smartphone sheath.
The negative point we found is that in sunny and hot days, our smartphone got very hot. That’s all.
And finally we tested HYDRASTATION BUDDY SWIM. It has 10Lt capacity but with its external bag makes that product our favorite for long swims because we can have access to its content easily, and you can have a gel, and some water and get back to swim so quickly. It also have a very confortable and useful handle.
The belt used in all these buoys is very confortable, easy to fasten & unfasten. We used them without wetsuit and we had no problema of chafing.
Our impressions of these products have been so positives and we recomend them. The price is very competitive. They are a good quality product, with very succesful finishes and for sure we will have a good swim partner for a long time due to the resistance of the materials used to build them.