The 2013 PSOF swim cap thread

Complete your PSOF wardrobe with this natty little accessory

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09/05/2013 at 14:19

I am happy to see if there is sufiicient interest in ordering some PSOF swim caps for the newbies amongst us.

They are PSOF yellow and have the skull and crossbones on each side. 

I can't post links to previous thread but I did find last year's where they sold for £4 each including P&P.

Minimum order is 25 so if I get enough interest, I am happy to go back to the supplier and get a better idea of costs.

So, if you're interested, chuck your name on a list below....

Interested

Pudge    pirate
09/05/2013 at 14:30

Interested

Pudge

The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/05/2013 at 16:11

Interested

Pudge
The Evil Pixie

09/05/2013 at 16:13
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

Interested

Pudge
The Evil Pixie

Jammy Dodger 2

 

09/05/2013 at 17:02

Interested

Pudge

The Evil Pixie

Jammy Dodger 2

SuckitupButterCup

BluePeter    pirate
09/05/2013 at 17:05

Interested

Pudge

The Evil Pixie

Jammy Dodger 2

SuckitupButterCup

Blue Peter

Nurse Ratched    pirate
09/05/2013 at 18:22

 

 

Interested

Blue Peter

Jammy Dodger 2

Nurse Ratched

Pudge

SuckitupButterCup

The Evil Pixie

 

WhizKid    pirate
09/05/2013 at 18:42
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

 

 

 

Interested

Blue Peter

Jammy Dodger 2

Nurse Ratched

Pudge

SuckitupButterCup

The Evil Pixie

Jamie T 

 

09/05/2013 at 18:47

Interested

Blue Peter

Jammy Dodger 2

Nurse Ratched

Pudge

SuckitupButterCup

The Evil Pixie

Jamie T 

mathschick

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/05/2013 at 19:26

Agree with KK, I too have a couple of the original caps and they are very thick and not very comfortable to wear, so I've not worn mine much either.

10/05/2013 at 09:32

Yep, me too.  I think i have worn mine twice.  They are so uncomfortable. I feel like my head is in a vice

10/05/2013 at 09:43
kittenkat wrote (see)

Would it be better to get a different supplier at a fraction of the cost and a 'normal' swim cap?

 


Happy for you to investigate other options on swim caps and put it up for discussion

10/05/2013 at 09:53

Interested

Blue Peter

Jammy Dodger 2

Nurse Ratched

Pudge

SuckitupButterCup

The Evil Pixie

Jamie T 

mathschick

GingerG   (Theres no point hiding anymore.....I might as well just fess up and admit to all involved that I am heading down the route of insanity and am on a one way street to Ironman!)  
Dustboy    pirate
10/05/2013 at 11:53

I utterly hate those horrible nasty rubber swim caps! Horrid things!

Tired Badger    pirate
10/05/2013 at 12:50

Can i be added to the list too please, 

Rafiki    pirate
10/05/2013 at 13:35

Just to add to the debate - the current, thicker ones are a lot better than the thin ones when the water is a little nippy!!  And 4 quid in the grand scheme of things ain't much!!

Edited: 10/05/2013 at 13:36
10/05/2013 at 14:06

I have heard back from our normal supplier and the facts are as follows

Silicone
Cost per cap - £3.36
Minimum order - 25
P&P to me - £9
Artwork costs - nil
Postage to pirate - whatever 2nd class letter post is.  50p?

So looking at £4.22 per silicone cap including all P&P

Latex
Cost per cap - £1.02
Minimum order - 50
P&P to me - £9
Artwork costs - nil
Postage to pirate - whatever 2nd class letter post is.  50p?

So £1.70 per latex cap including all P&P

10/05/2013 at 14:07

the thicker pirate ones are, as Raf says, fine for cold water swimming - almost as good as a neoprene cap, but mine gets ditched as soon as the sea has warmed up a bit more

10/05/2013 at 14:12
Rafiki wrote (see)

Just to add to the debate - the current, thicker ones are a lot better than the thin ones when the water is a little nippy!!  And 4 quid in the grand scheme of things ain't much!!

I agree on all points. 

Over 300 of the silicone caps have been sold and everyone has been happy to pay the price.  And so far only 3 dissenters as to the thickness.  And from reading back on the very first swim cap order thread, the consensus was to go for silicone for durablility and thickness in OW

But we will see what KK comes up with as to prices and take it from there

Blisters    pirate
10/05/2013 at 15:49

I've just started wearing mine (open water winter wimp) and find it to be great. I'm not used to wearing a swim cap and am petrified that I am going to split it. I think that the colour is GREAT for OW swimming, being easily seen.

On the basis of my fear factor, I'll probably buy another cap, just as a spare! Either type.

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