Initially designed for triathletes, Dryrobe calls its collection of garments the World's most versatile changing robes and outdoor products. We put the Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve to the test
Often at the start and finish of a sportive, road race or time trial finding somewhere to get changed can be difficult, especially when you’re wet and cold – the Dryrobe could be the answer.
It is effectively an oversized coat with fleece lining which is roomy enough for you to make a superman-like costume change.
The premise is pretty simple – it allows you to get changed without exposing yourself and protects you from the elements – and it works very well.
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The outer shell keeps out the wind and rain, whilst the thick lining keeps you warm.
The cut of the arm-holes makes freeing your arms straightforward and means you can put on or remove your clothes easily.
The zips are durable and with two outer zip pockets and an internal one for an MP3 player there’s plenty of storage options.
I used the Dryrobe at the Tortour Cyclocross race in Switzerland. It was a great addition to my race kit, especially when finishing a stage exhausted.
I could throw on the Dryrobe either as a coat to keep me warm or to get out of my soaked bike kit as quickly as possible.
Costing over £100 it is a fair outlay and due to its bulk it takes up a fair bit of space in transit (for example, you are travelling to a race but not wearing the Dryrobe for the journey).
A really good product, hard to fault. The only question is whether you want to spend above £100 on what is in effect a large coat with a thick lining