I’ve got some neoprene socks by blueseventy but they’re too short and flood with water and generally feel like water is sloshing (despite fitting well) I’d recommend longer socks that tuck under wettie and have a ankle strap, like these: Neoprene Socks – ZONE3 UK
I am foolishly planning to go for a river dip today and I have no socks or gloves. It’s doubtful whether I will even get have way in. Swimming pool is close by, so my plan is dip and then jog to the pool and warm up!
Charlie McCloud, Ddip, Gorilla are all mentioned a lot in OW Swimming circles, alongside smoc smoc or Passenger which is “recycled”. “Dryrobe” is a bit of a fashion statement these days people go to shops in them . I think what I’m saying is there are equally good cheaper but less cool outside swimming circles versions.
Dryrobe is by far the most popular version around here and they certainly do the job well. No one, even in summer, looks across at their huddled, shivering swim buddies and accuse them of wearing it just for fashion