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Swim robes: 4 of the best

Get ready for your open water swim sessions by investing in a swimming robe. Lined with a toasty fleece inner layer, and a waterproof outer, these swimming robes will keep you lovely and warm until you can get inside. Here are 3 of the best

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 Zone3 Fleece Parka Robe

£91

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The Parka comes with long sleeves for added pre- and post-swim warmth, and there’s also the soft internal fleece for maintaining temperatures. Added features include a water- and wind- resistant outer shell, and both internal and zipped pockets.

Buy from www.swiminn.com

Dryrobe short sleeve

£110

Dryrobe are the original swimming robe brand, and they now produce a wide range of styles, sleeve lengths and colourways. The SS here is their best seller, and comes with multiple pockets, a lining that draws water away from the skin and two-way zips.

Buy from dryrobe.com

Red Original Pro Change

£120

Red Original are new to us and here’s their entry into the swimming robe market. It features a triple-layer construction and a soft inner lining. There’s a chest pocket for valuables and a two-way YKK zip with finger pulls for ease of use.

Buy from www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk

Red Original Pro Change long-sleeved

Pick up Red Original’s latest version of their pro robe, this time with long-sleeves to keep you toasty. We tested this robe during icy January swims (water usually 5°C, air around 1°C) and the deep and fleece-lined handwarmer pockets were wonderful. The waterproof chest pocket and outer shell also withstood 2021’s soggy start, while the internal fleece lining is quick to dry, wick water from the body, and maintain warmth. The Hawaiian Blue colour will also stand out from the crowd!

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