Altering 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 car parking zone. With super-soft fleecy linings, waterproof exteriors, and oversize designs for discreet altering, they will preserve you heat and dry and shield you from the weather. They make quite a lot of sense, for each type and comfort, once you’re open-water or wild swimming, collaborating in a triathlon, or browsing/paddleboarding/kayaking. And when you’re swimming in chilly circumstances, drying and overlaying your self will help you to heat up progressively and keep away from the “after drop” decline in your core physique temperature once 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, measurement, and form to learn how 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, measurement, selection of colour, warmth retention, and total capability to maintain us dry, heat, and comfy.
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