Changing robes are fairly self-explanatory. They’re designed to make it simple to get modified out and in of your swimming or water sports activities gear when you’re on the seaside, tenting, or within the parking zone. With super-soft fleecy linings, waterproof exteriors, and oversize designs for discreet altering, they’ll hold you heat and dry and defend you from the weather. They make plenty of sense, for each model and comfort, whenever you’re open-water or wild swimming, participating in a triathlon, or browsing/paddleboarding/kayaking. And should you’re swimming in chilly circumstances, drying and overlaying your self might help you to heat up regularly and keep away from the “after drop” decline in your core physique temperature whenever you get out of the water.
To take a look at these altering robes, WIRED took a dip within the sea on a chilly winter’s day. We additionally requested for the suggestions of a gaggle of open-water swimmers various in age, dimension, and form to learn the way nicely the altering robes protected us all after the swimming. We placed on the altering robes instantly after popping out of the water and assessed them on design, materials, dimension, selection of coloration, warmth retention, and total means to maintain us dry, heat, and comfy.
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