Swim parkas have become super popular among swimmers. They're like the ultimate cozy and convenient companion for pre- and post-swim adventures. But here's the big question: Are Swim Parkas waterproof?

If we're being technical, most swim parkas aren't actually waterproof. Instead, they're usually water-resistant with a cozy inner lining for extra warmth.  But lets be honest, if you are wearing a swim parka to keep warm after swimming and to keep the car seats dry on the way home, it really doesn't matter if swim parkas are waterproof. 

That being said, the outer shell of a swim parka does provide some protection against water; it's designed to repel water to a certain extent, keeping you shielded from light rain, splashes, or water spray. But let's not confuse swim parkas with heavy-duty raincoats. They're not meant to withstand downpours for long periods of time—so don't go chasing waterfalls in your swim parka!

So that begs the question, does a swim parka actually need to be waterproof?  The AquaDash swim parkas are not designed to be worn in the rain so no, they don't need to be waterproof.  They have another kind of magic!  The AquaDash swim parkas, whilst not to be worn in the rain, can be worn directly over wet bathers and not a drop of water will seep through which is why they keep your car seats dry.  Its an entirely different type of water proofing and way more relevant.

Let's talk about the difference between water-resistant and waterproof…..

Water-resistant fabrics have been treated with a coating or finish that helps prevent water from seeping into the material. Instead, the water beads up and rolls off. These fabrics can handle light rain or splashes without a problem, but if you're stuck in the rain, they will eventually give in and let some water through.

On the other hand, waterproof materials are the next level. They're designed to keep water out, even when it's raining torrential. These fabrics have multiple layers and high-tech seam-sealing techniques to make sure no water sneaks in. It's like wearing an impenetrable force field against H2O!

So, are swim parkas waterproof?  No, most are not fully waterproof, but that's totally okay. Their main purpose is to keep swimmers warm and make their lives easier before and after swimming sessions. They've got your back, even if they're not ready to battle a full-blown monsoon.

Let's talk more about the magic that is AquaDash Swim Parkas:

While the outer shell of our AquaDash swim parkas is water-resistant (think repelling light raindrops), it's not waterproof like a raincoat and we don’t recommend using it as such. But we have a super effective watertight technique going on that prevents water from sneaking inside……

And guess what? It works both ways! So, if your swimsuit is still wet when you're rocking your swim parka in the car, not a single drop will find its way through to the outer shell. We've put our parkas to the test—pour a cup of water on the inner lining, give it a good squeeze, and voila! Not a single drop will make it to the other side.

That's what makes our swim parkas extra special—they go the extra mile to keep your car seats dry and cozy. So, no need to worry about leaving a wet trace behind when you're on the move!  Just remember, they're not invincible raincoats, but they've got your back when it comes to warmth and keeping your car seats dry on your way home. 

So, grab your swim parka and dive into ultimate warmth and convenience!


Customer reviews
Long lasting quality! I don’t usually leave reviews, but I love these swim parkas. Im back here to buy the size up because my kids insist on growing constantly. The ones I bought over 3 years ago still look almost brand new (luckily they can be handed down to younger siblings)
— Kristie Fleming
Innovative idea, great quality! So handy to have with swimming lessons, best on and straight in the car without any mess. Made from quality materials that soak up the water and don’t leave any mess behind, very happy with my purchase!
— Helena Coundouris
This is my second order from Aqua Dash and again the service - easy to order, great communication and speed of delivery was awesome. The product is outstanding, the sizing chart is accurate and the parka does the job of keeping you warm when you hop out of the sea and the car seats dry as you drive home.
— Jan Richards
Amazing customer service, product was as advertised, and is amazing and delivery was extremely quick. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting to keep warm and dry after swimming.
— Helen Man