The Hurley is a form-fitting, recycled fabric swimming top for shorter swims when you don’t need a wetsuit, but don’t feel like stripping down to little more than your birthday suit either!
Throwing on the Hurley reduces wind chill in and out of the water and takes the edge off that initial icy shock of outdoor swimming. The stretch fabric supports your cold muscles once you get deep enough to get your arms working and retains its shape when wet to reduce drag in the water.
A panelled fit is specially designed to help you make your strokes freely and the collar fits flat to your neck to stop cold water from rushing down. Most importantly, the combination of long sleeves and UPF 50+ provides plenty of protection from harmful UV rays, so you can focus on just enjoying the joys of wild swimming.
The Hurley is designed specifically for swimming unlike most rash vests. Rash vests use a high neck to protect you from wetsuit rash, but these are rubbish for swimming as they catch the cold water and flush it down your front. The Hurley’s neck design sits flat around your collar bone, making it much better for swimming in alone, without a wetsuit.
78% ECONYL® recycled nylon / 22% spandex
160g (Size 12)
How It Is Made
Recycled MaterialsECONYL® is a high performance nylon yarn made from recycled ocean plastics, disused fishing nets and landfill waste. After capturing this waste, the nylon is broken down and reformed into new fibres that are chemically identical to brand new nylon. As well as reducing emissions by 90%, it can be recycled infinitely – infinitely!
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.