Altering robes are fairly self-explanatory. They’re designed to make it straightforward to get modified out and in of your swimming or water sports activities gear whilst 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 will maintain you heat and dry and shield you from the weather. They make a variety of sense, for each type and comfort, whenever you’re open-water or wild swimming, participating in a triathlon, or browsing, paddleboarding, or kayaking. If you happen to’re swimming in chilly situations, drying and protecting your self may also help you heat up progressively and keep away from the “after-drop” decline in your core physique temperature whenever you get out of the water.
To check these altering robes, WIRED took a dip within the sea on a chilly winter’s day. We additionally requested for the suggestions of a bunch of open-water swimmers various in age, dimension, and form to learn how properly 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, alternative of colour, warmth retention, and general means to maintain us dry, heat, and cozy.
Replace December 2023: We added the Vivida All-Climate Puffer altering gown.
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