By creating a product that didn't exist before, we changed the outdoor experience.
The world’s first outdoor change robe

First launched in 2010, dryrobe® is the original weather-proof change poncho. 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 ponchos. 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

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 ponchos to keep their core temperature up before and after events; giving them a competitive edge.

Team GB specifically requested dryrobe® change ponchos 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

Performance Technology

Often imitated, never bettered. The dryrobe® Advance is the original, weatherproof, outdoor change poncho. 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 Institute of Sport undertook an independent research study to investigate the effects of wearing a dryrobe® Advance after cold water immersion (compared to a towel and foil space blanket).

Their results show that wearing a dryrobe® Advance after getting out of cold water can have significant benefits, including helping to lower heart rate and increase skin temperature, as well as improving thermal comfort and thermal sensation levels.

Read more about the study and results here

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 poncho and over time there have been many imitators and change ponchos 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 ponchos 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

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 organizations that share our values of promoting wellbeing through outdoor activity and protecting the environment.

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

Sustainability at our core

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.

The dryrobe® Advance, and our range of accessories, are made with recycled fabrics. The water-resistant finishing on all of our waterproof products is PFC-free and our cotton products are made using GOTS certified organic cotton. Read more