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Tri Taren Swim Buoy Review - Is Swim Confidence Good For You?

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Based on 606 reviews
Happy swimmer

Very pleased seems to be a good company would recommend 👌 👍

New Wave Polar Fleece blanket

Very good quality and extremely soft. Extremely happy with the product.

The best Swim Caps

Love these swim hats.
Great colours!
Nice size to get long hair into.
Warm & cozy (sea temp 9 to 10°c here.
Long lasting!
Highly recommend 👌

This Cap Is The One for "Large" Heads

Hi everyone,

I'm going to leave a pretty detailed and even almost review of praise for this cap just because it is THE ONE. Whether you have a large head circumference or long hair or both, this is the one. The colors are also electric - they look great, and more important, are very visible out there in the elements if you're an open water swimmer.

I have NEVER had a cap so thick and good quality but also stretchy that goes on so easily, stays on, and grips without ripping out bunches of hair upon contact.

I am one of the many unaddressed swimmers out there with what industry apparently considers (or doesn't consider at all) is a honkin' huge head.

As I've gotten deeper and deeper into open water marathon swimming over the past decade plus, I've pored over endless forums of people trying to suggest caps for long hair versus big head. To be honest, these forums led nowhere.

Right now, I have a situation of both having a pumpkin head and long, thick, PERMED hair. Back when my hair was shorter, I could put standard latex and silicone caps on after wetting my hair but they always started creeping up and threatening to fall off, or even getting water pooled at the top.

Other times, I've torn caps that friends have given to me after hand picking the largest ones from their collections. In those moments (and I don't know if it's just me but have a feeling it's not), I would feel so frustrated and even ashamed about what I started to feel was a freakish, gigantic head based on the fact that I had so much trouble with caps.

I've been glad to see that there have been more conversations about and product design responses to a parallel issue of Black hair or people with very big hair. But the caps resulting from these discussions are taller than they are larger in circumference.

For all this, by the way, it's not like my head is twice the size of any other human head. What always frosted me was how it comes down to probably a few millimeters more of give, of coverage, to avoid anxiety every single time I have to stuff my head and hair into a cap, to stop having to adjust my cap during swims, to stop getting the headaches that come from caps that are just a bit too tight.

I was noting how swimsuit design technology is so robust now but the field of cap design remains stuck in the stone ages - unsustainable, uncomfortable, and One Size Fits All (Except Those People Whose Heads Are Bigger Than Whatever Size Industry Arbitrarily Determined).

I'm not sure how I found this cap but it took me years and hours of active searching and disappointment to finally find it. This is the cap I will always use going forward, and it's the one that I will attempt to swim around Manhattan with this August.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, New Wave Swim Buoy, for making a cap that I can trust and that hits all the points: universal fit, safety, comfort, quality, and even style.

personal raft for anxious swimmer

I definitely get anxious my first couple times in open water for the season so this is a wonderful tool to strap on as I go out. I didn't even notice it as I swam but if I needed a break it was perfect to hold onto and easy to reach. I am really glad I made the purchase to have this piece of mind while open water swim training.

Prompt Delivery and Looks Good

Very prompt delivery. I haven't had a chance to use it yet. The buoy looks really good and appears to work as advertised.

Extra comfort...

This is a great product for open water swimming. It provides greater visibility to boats and allows onlookers onshore to follow a swimmer's progress. It also gives the swimmer the ability to rest or easily float and massage out work out cramps. Great product!

Great products

Great towel and swim cap, i love it

Great product

The buoy is great and the service was fast and excellent. I received some great "freebies" along with the swim buoy which I enjoyed a great deal.


arrived quickly, really good product, like it very much. senior woman swimmer feels more confident swimming in open ocean


This is a must have for any water session!! I love that :)

great product

really perfect for my pool training , the best I ever had

These goggles were fantastic for my indoor swim! I am excited to try them outside once it is OWS weather! No leaking, no fogging, adjusting the straps was easy!

New Wave Swim Buoy - Great Product

Haven't been able to use New Wave Swim Buoy yet, winter here in Wisconsin. Saw other people use them where I swim in the summer. Bought it for safety reasons: to be more visible to boaters & other swimmers & to have something to help keep afloat in the event of a muscle cramp or need of a rest.

My third buoy!

This is the third New Wave Swim Buoy I’ve purchased, in order to replace the well-worn buoys I’ve used in the past. Don’t know how long they are supposed to last but mine have been good for slightly more than two years. I recommend them highly for safety purposes but would double-bag any electronic devices (key fobs included) in order to avoid mishaps...


My new swim buoy (Prange 20L TPU) is excellent for my swimming routines. Very strong and super brilliant

Want a case that is actually waterproof?

Look no further than the New Wave waterproof phone case. Purchased as a Christmas gift for my wife, it arrived as specified and when indicated. My wife has successfully use the phone case and is delighted.


The product is awesome. Excellent material and very brightly. I'm a peruvian swimmer.
I bought a 10units package (silver) and I received the products on time and with many gifts.

Great product! Wish I had known I could buy something like this as a swimmer.

Great Mat!

This mat was great to use as a practice transition. I have yet to use it in a race with 202 season being basically canceled. But the mat has a bit of cushion but still enough grip for transitioning from the swim to the bike. I really like it!

Great, great oh and great!!

Awesome gear & marketing!!

Great changing mat!

Received my mat a few weeks ago and took it for a test run. Fantastic for the post-workout wetsuit cha-cha: no more muddy feet or wetsuit!!! Rinses off easily and dries quickly for the next swim. Big thumbs up!