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

Don't forget to to watch Triathlon Taren's Video Review of New Wave Swim Buoy


Based on 665 reviews
i love my buoy bag

this is a 5 star ranking. and this is my second review. i made a mistake on the first one and only gave 4 stars. this company is definitely a 5 stars company. i actually hate review stuff. but new wave helped me out so much, getting what i need to make my husband happy!! thanks again so much.

Be bright

Loveeee the bright yellow color, and match with my buoy, i love it 😍
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The order and delivery process was seamless, great product, packaging and presentation. Well Done!


I love my products, the towel is soft and so big 😊 and the cap match with my buoy and i love it 😍

Super Soft and Dries Quickly!

I love how soft the towel is and how quickly it dries. I was also pleasantly surprised how big the towel is! Thank you New Wave!

The description is spot on, great for large heads too!💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻

Best swim hats

I never leave reviews, but these are just the best swim hats. Cut slightly larger than competitors hats, they are comfortable to wear, don’t pull your ear plugs out, and are brightly coloured to be seen when swimming in open water. I love them so much I got them delivered to the UK, and it was worth it. Can’t fault the service either.

Would be lost with my trusty buoy!

I've been OWS(ing) for many, many years and never go out for a swim without my New Wave Swim Buoy. Excellent, well made, and durable product that always makes me feel seen while swimming. As I tell anyone who will listen, Be Bright. Be seen. New Wave allows me to keep on OWSing.

Great product

Great product I feel much better having it as I do alot of open water ocean swimming at hammonasset beach in CT and at Marconi beach in Wellfleet on cape cod which is on the Atlantic and is rough water. The lifeguards can easily see me. People ask me about it all the time and I then give the rundown. My last purchase was the 20L yellow one and you were nice enough. to include a swim cap and waterproof pouch for free I believe.
Thank you.

The best!

Love their caps and bouys, not my fist time buying them!

happy with our 3 buoys

Our local pond now requires open water swim buoys, so I got 3 for myself, husband and son. We have been very pleased with the New Wave Swim Buoys. The dry pocket and separate phone cover work well and we got excellent customer service

open water swim buoy

Happy with it, we safely stored our valuables, and it doesn't get in the way when you swim. Small enough to lean on for some additional buoyancy if you want to "water walk" (in place therapeutic bicycling motions for the lower back, or other motions). Glad we got it!


These days it's hard to find a company who maintains great customer service and involvement with their customers....thanks New Wave Swim Buoy!

Love it!

This along with my bright swim buoy is the perfect combo. Be bright and be seen in the water!

must have for open water swimmers

love this swim buoy!! it's easy to use, comfortable, and above all a reliable source of security when swimming in open bodies of water.

Get one now!

I absolutely love this towel. It is so soft and cozy. It is also huge. Get one now you don’t want to miss out.

Great, easy to use

Lightweight, easy to inflate and deflate, great for open water swimming. Have only used a few times so cannot speak to how it holds up over time.

Love it!

I live near the ocean and like to go for a swim and feel much safer using the swim buoy. It feels like nothing but adds that sense of security that I will be seen as well as have something to hang onto if I have a leg cramp or something. The product arrived quickly and was exactly as advertised.

High quality; good value; highly visible

Overall I am very satisfied with the Swim Buoy. It has a sturdy feel and seems to be of high quality. I expect it to last several seasons at least. You can find cheaper swim buoys on Amazon, but I have no regrets about spending a bit extra after feeling the quality of the New Wave. Additionally, it ships with a few nice extras such as a waterproof phone case, key float, and a hook to hang the buoy for drying (I think that's what it's for 😂). The fluorescent green buoy is also highly visible.

I give it 4 stars because I have had a few challenges with the belt. I really roll onto my sides when I swim. I find the tether from the belt to the buoy tends to "knock" against the sizing clips on the belt. One workaround is to lengthen the adjustable tether. This is a minor issue, but it took some fiddling for me to get it right. Perhaps some more detailed fitting instructions could be helpful here.

Lovely swim with the New Wave Swim Buoy

I tried it out in English Bay in Vancouver today - fantastic experience! I felt confident in the open water and didn't feel the need to look up and around after every few strokes. Plus, just after I started out, I was able to hold on to the buoy to adjust my goggles for leakage. Great device!

Swim Bubble

Great purchase!! Better than expected, A++ Customer Service.

Can't even tell I'm wearing it, but glad I am

The swim bubble was a bit smaller than I had expected and wondered if it would provide much flotation for me (I'm about 160 pounds). I came to love this extra safety and support. First, once I started swimming I didn't even know it was there. Second, when I paused to look around (open lake swimming) or watch a bird, or talk to a canoer accompanying me, I draped one arm over the swim buoy and got enough support to rest without treading water. I haven't used the dry bag portion yet, but I will and I'm glad it's there. Great product! Love the bright yellow - it's easy to see without being electric. And I appreciate receiving the key fob and bathing cap which I will use when swimming alone.

Perfect Swim Buddy!

My open water swimming friends all have this buoy and they love it. I’m in that same camp. Buoy is great. Well built. Makes me feel safer in the ocean and is extra cool because I can carry my stuff. Got the dry pouch as well which has been perfect.
Shipped fast and came in with no issues. Plus I got some extra swag!
Highly recommend.