There are a lot of ostomates who love to spend time at the beach or by the pool, but many will find that swimwear is a bit of a challenge. OstomySecrets has two products made for these ostomates, and I’ll be giving you an overview of those products today.
I requested both of these products from OstomySecrets in order to try them out for a future project.
The Men’s Swim Trunks are one of two styles of high-waisted swim shorts sold by Ostomy Secrets; the other is their Board Shorts, which are styles a bit different, use a different fabric, and comes in a different color.
These trunks come in one color, black, and the style is simple with no patterns or accents on the fabric. I don’t mind the simplicity, but it’d be awesome to see more patterns. They also have regular pockets, which make them practical for carrying keys or a wallet.
The highlight of these shorts is the large inner pocket that keep your ostomy pouch nice and secure. This pocket will accommodate stomas on the left or right abdomen, and will even work for ostomates who have two stomas.
I found these shorts to be comfortable and can see them making a great addition to an ostomates summer wardrobe.
A pair of Swim Trunks run for US$49.99 + shipping (July 2015), which is about the same price you’d be paying for a premium pair of swim trunks, but you get the ostomy bag pockets on these.
The Ostomysecrets Swim Wrap is a unisex ostomy wrap, similar to their Classic Wrap (reviewed HERE), but with a few unique differences:
Firstly, the materials used on the Swim Wrap are a blend of Nylon (84%) and Lycra (16%), which are quite bit different compared to the Classic Wrap (90% Micopoly and 10% Elastane). This makes the Swim Wrap thinner, while giving it more stretch compared to the Classic Wraps. It also allow the wrap to dry faster, which is a bonus if you do plan to get wet in them!
Like the Classic Wrap, these Swim Wraps have two inner pockets, which allows you to comfortably keep your ostomy pouch(es) secure and concealed. Unlike the Classic Wrap, the Swim Wrap doesn’t need to be folded, as it’s shorter (this is a good thing). I will note that the Swim Wraps will reduce your pouch’s capacity more than the Classic Wrap, but you’ll want to keep either as empty as possible for maximum comfort.
The Swim Wrap can be worn over or under your swimwear, and I’d also consider using these as an intimacy wrap, too.
The Swim Wraps are US$34.99 + shipping (July 2015), which are a bit more than the Classic Wraps (US$29.99), and they come on tan, black, navy and silver.
If you find that you aren’t comfortable in swimwear, or you need some added pouch security and concealment, I think either of these products would be worth checking out.
For more information on these, and other ostomy garments, please visit https://www.ostomysecrets.com/