Dryrobe is the World's warmest and most advanced change robe. If you find yourself hanging around at sporting events, waiting to participate or watching your kids, a dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve will keep you warm in any climate.
What makes Dryrobe special ? Waterproof and windproof outer layer; insulating fabrics at its core Innovative lining draws water away from the skin into the pile of the fabric, to preserve your energy and help regulate core body temperature Versatility - two-way inner/outer zip mechanism and an overall loose fit make changing in and out of underlayers simple, with no restrictions Fleece lined zip close exterior pockets provide further warmth and comfort Waterproof zip chest pocket provides a safe place to protect valuable items from the elements.
The two core products, the dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve and the dryrobe Advance Short Sleeve, tell the story of this transformation from a homemade robe born out of necessity to an advanced change robe that offers customers unrivalled protection whatever the weather.
Through a waterproof and windproof outer layer and with insulating fabrics at its core, dryrobe’s reusable design lets you get active outdoors, without ever feeling wet or cold. Specifically, its innovative lining draws water away from the skin into the pile of the fabric, to preserve your energy and help regulate core body temperature.
Versatility is another hallmark element of the product, with a two-way inner/outer zip mechanism and an overall loose fit making changing in and out of underlayers such as wetsuits simple, with no restrictions.
The fleece lined zip close exterior pockets provide further warmth and comfort, and a two-way waterproof zip chest pocket provides a safe place to protect valuable items from the elements.
The dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve features Velcro cuff adjusters to aid warmth further, particularly great for those waiting around in the cold, even spectating sport.
Through their products, dryrobe has built partnerships with the likes of Red Bull, GoPro, Adidas, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Wolf Run, Maverick Race, RYA (Royal Yachting Association), British Water Ski & Wakeboard and the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society).
They say "Our mission at dryrobe is to inspire, enable and improve the experience of an active outdoor lifestyle, for everyone. By creating a product that didn’t exist before we made changing outside easy, warm and fun; expanding the limitations of your comfort zone and enhancing participation in life's extraordinary moments. We are proud to work with ambassadors and partners who truly share our passion for the outdoors and thrive on adventure. At dryrobe, we are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible in everything we do."
Dryrobe was designed by Gideon Bright - a UK based surfer with over 30 years experience in the water. The first dryrobe was based on an idea Gideon’s mum had when he was a teenager. Surfing all year round, Gideon found that getting changed outside in the cold winter was not fun! Handy with a sewing machine, she decided to create something to make getting changed outdoors more comfortable. This change robe was like a huge cape with waterproof material on the outside, a towel lining and a hood. After initially being quite dismissive of it, the cape soon became an essential piece of kit whenever Gideon and his friends went surfing.
Gideon always had the old waterproof and windproof ‘robe’ idea in the back of his mind but didn’t really think to develop it. It took one freezing cold winters day years later, stood in a car park, in the rain with a soggy towel robe on, for him to decide to make something better.
Initially setting himself up in his garden shed and after working on several designs and experimenting with different materials, Gideon developed a front zipping change robe, that combined both a warm, advanced towel lining with a waterproof and windproof protective outer layer. The first ever ‘dryrobe’ was sold online in December 2010.
The dryrobe has received praise since its launch and has become a very familiar sight on both beaches and on the back of elite athletes from all over the world. It has now become an essential companion not just for surfers but for swimmers, triathletes, obstacle course racers and virtually all outdoor sports have embraced the benefits of staying warm while changing outdoors, after events or just hanging about outdoors.
Speaking on the product and its transformation, founder Gideon Bright commented: “For us it has always been about pushing boundaries to develop the best possible product. As a simple concept, we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we’ve received from users.”
“Surf, swim, paddle sports, OCR – whatever the purpose, we’re committed to providing only the best in terms of both protection and comfort.”
Dryrobes can often be seen being worn by sports stars and celebrities at events. dryrobe have also partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands and teams to supply them with kit; including Red Bull, GoPro, Ross Edgley's Great British Swim, Sport Relief and Team GB at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
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