The 2013 PSOF swim cap thread

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....

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  • The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

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  • TJ1004TJ1004 ✭✭✭

    count me in for a couple - swim caps not durex!!

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  • mathschickmathschick ✭✭✭

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  • 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.

  • Mrs SAMrs SA ✭✭✭

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

  • 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

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

  • Can i be added to the list too please, 

  • 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!! image And 4 quid in the grand scheme of things ain't much!!

  • 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

  • fat buddhafat buddha ✭✭✭

    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

  • 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!! image 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 image

  • 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.

  • Mrs SAMrs SA ✭✭✭

    Thinking about it, i have a drawer full of swimming caps.  Not going to bother. image

     

  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    I've been known to wear 2 for open water at the start of the season. I think they are great.  Don't use one at the pool much though. 

  • KK - you're the one who said £4 was expensive for a swim cap and suggested thinner ones could be cheaper.  .

    My intention is to continue as before using current suppliers and buying the silicone (thicker) ones as there has never been an issue on costs before.

    So basically, you decide whether you want to source cheaper swim caps of either variety, smaller minimum order levels, no artwork costs etc and take over the swim cap order or not

  • And I haven't rejected your offer. As I said, up to you whether you see your offer through; whether you can source cheaper swim caps (latex or silicone) with possibly lower minimum order levels.

    If you don't want to, then fair enough.  I'll continue as I have before.

    If you can source cheaper swim caps, then I will happily pass the order to you to deal with.

    Can't say fairer than that

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