About dryrobe®

Mission Statement

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.

The world’s first outdoor change robe

First launched in 2010, dryrobe® is the original weather-proof change robe. Since then there have been plenty of imitators, but none come close to its quality or performance.

Designed and developed by surfer Gideon Bright, no expense is spared in the construction of dryrobe® change robes. Whilst the concept of the garment hasn’t changed since its inception over a decade ago, the quality of materials and the design has continuously evolved, with performance and durability always at its core. Read more

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Trusted by elite athletes

Initially designed for surfing, the performance benefits of dryrobe® were soon adopted by other elite sports. Open water swimmers, triathletes and endurance athletes started to use dryrobe® change robes to keep their core temperature up before and after events; giving them a competitive edge.

Team GB specifically requested dryrobe® change robes for the swimming events at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics to help them gain an advantage over their opponents.

We’re very proud to work with a team of dedicated ambassadors who compete at the highest level. These athletes share our passion for getting outdoors, and provide constant feedback, helping us to continuously develop the performance of our products. Read more

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Performance Technology

Often imitated, never bettered. The dryrobe® Advance is the original, weatherproof, outdoor change robe. Built with performance at its core, it’s been designed to warm you up quickly and improve recovery after getting out of cold water.

To put this to the test Manchester Metropolitan University is conducting an independent research study, to see how wearing a dryrobe® Advance after cold water immersion changes physiological (core body temperature, heart rate, skin temperature) and perceptual (thermal sensation and comfort) responses.

The study results are expected at the end of May 2022. Watch this space...

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Not every robe is a dryrobe®

Looks like a dryrobe but is it?

There’s only one real dryrobe®. We are proud to have created the world’s first outdoor change robe and over time there have been many imitators and change robes that have popped up and occasionally these get described as 'dryrobes'.

The term dryrobe® is in fact a registered trademark. We need our customers to know when they buy a dryrobe® they are getting the trusted performance of a genuine dryrobe® product. Read more

What makes the dryrobe® Advance lining better than the rest?

Built with performance at its core, the unique inner fleece lining is what really sets the dryrobe® Advance apart from other change robes on the market. Through years of extensive development, we believe that our fast-drying, super-warm lining is the perfect balance between feel and performance.

We put it to the test against other competitor products and the results were surprising... Read more

dryrobe® Advance.
Weatherproof. Fast drying. Breathable.

Children surfing with Wave Project

Weather Resistant

The outer shell fabric is waterproof up to 10,000mm. BIONIC-FINISH ECO® water-resistant finishing combined with heat-sealed seams creates a solid barrier against wind and water. Made from 100% recycled nylon.

Super-warm lining

The advanced synthetic lambswool lining not only keeps you warm, helping to maintain your core temperature, it also wicks water away from your skin helping you dry quicker. Made from 100% recycled polyester.

Children surfing with Wave Project

Breathable to 3000 g/m2/d

Airflow is essential to the drying process. The dryrobe® Advance allows sweat and moisture to be transported away from the body and out from the garment without compromising its warmth and waterproof qualities.

Large fleece-lined hood

The large hood not only keeps you covered during the heaviest of rain showers, but is lined with synthetic lambswool to keep your head warm and dry.

Children surfing with Wave Project

Two-way YKK® zip

Unlike a changing poncho or towel robe, the front zip on the dryrobe® Advance allows easy access for getting changed. The two-way YKK® zip allows you to open or close the dryrobe® Advance from the inside.

Pocket space

Two fleece-lined external zip pockets keep your hands warm, an internal waterproof zip pocket is perfect for your phone/wallet, and a large soft-lined ‘poacher' pocket is designed to keep your swim/sports gear safe.

Don't just take our word for it ...

So pleased with my dryrobe it’s such good quality, really warm and windproof. While I bought it for outdoor sea swimming I actually haven't taken it off since I bought it! I’ve actually had a lot of compliments on how stylish it is as well.

Kathryn T

Has made such a difference to early morning sea swims. So cosy to put on straight after a swim and makes changing very easy. And then lovely to keep on, to keep warming me up while I have my porridge afterwards. And the colour is gorgeous.

Julia H

Great company. Item arrived swiftly with good communication. Love dryrobe for its quality and warmth. Wouldn’t be without it.

Susan C

Better quality than the alternatives I looked at, thicker fleece and quality of fabrics and construction. Accurate size guide (I’m average height and large build and the L was plenty big enough as a changing robe).

Tim S

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Supporting good causes across the globe

At dryrobe® we are passionate about getting active outside and believe that the outdoors should be accessible to everyone. The natural world is our playground and we have a responsibility to care for the environment that we all love and depend on.

Through the dryrobe® Warmth Project, we support charities and non-profit organisations that share our values of promoting wellbeing through outdoor activity and protecting the environment.

We’re proud to work with some truly incredible organisations including Surfers Against Sewage, The Wave Project, A Walk On Water, 2 Minute Foundation, Surfers Not Street Children and many, many more. Read more

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Sustainability at our core
Made with 100% recycled fabrics

We are dedicated to doing everything we can to help create a sustainable future by making a positive difference and leaving a lighter footprint.

Every dryrobe® product we’ve created has been built on the idea of 'buying less, buying better'. Due to our durable fabrics, dryrobe® products are designed to last and therefore create less waste.

As well as being certified carbon neutral, the dryrobe® Advance, and our range of accessories, are made with 100% recycled fabrics. The water-resistant finishing on all of our waterproof products is eco-friendly and our cotton products are made using GOTS certified organic cotton. Read more

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Cobalt Blue black dryrobe® on beach with swimmer in the background

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