Until Christmas I was more than happy with my towelling change robe, and had no plans to trade it in or replace it. That was until my wife bought me a Dryrobe and changed my cold, car park changing days forever. Whilst I have never complained about the towelling robe before and it served me well these past few years it did have its drawbacks.
I tended to leave the robe in the van between surfs, always hanging it up, but it never really dried out, especially during the colder parts of the year. This would inevitably lead to a damp robe and before long a smelly robe. I also felt that the lack of any sleeves was a weak point in the design and would allow the howling North Easterlies to creep down and into the robe.
As with most things over time they evolve. For as far back as I can remember we used to change with a towel wrapped round us, then the towelling robe came along and we thought we had won the lottery. Now it’s the turn of the cotton-towelling robe to evolve into the Dryrobe.
Lined with a synthetic lambswool the Dryrobe, whilst feeling super soft, dries the skin quickly and immediately makes you feel warm. It feels a little heavier than the traditional robe, due to its waterproof and windproof outer layer but this just makes you feel cosy and secure. It is incredibly roomy and I have been seen wearing mine before the session as a coat! You know what sort of a winter we’ve been having, well I have changed in all the elements and have been protected from everything the weather has thrown at me.
I am using the Original Dryrobe and am over the moon with it, but there is a Dryrobe Advance Robe available. This is available in two sizes, features an internal 2 way waterproof pocket, sealed seams and comes with a choice of different lining colours. Both are available for £79.99 and £89.99 respectively, for more information or to purchase then head over to the Dryrobe.
Whilst double the price of some towelling robes, the Dryrobe is worth every penny and I consider it to be THE definitive changing robe. Let us know if you have discovered the Dryrobe yet and has it coped with all the conditions you have changed in?