Another month, another DryRobe variation. And yet, as the not dissimilar RRP suggests, this long sleeved robe from Red Original (well known for their paddleboards) is comparable in its quality to the Devonshire original as opposed to the sub-£100 club of Lomo et al. Our key tests were 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 when we’re group swimming again.
Verdict: Warm, well made and the best of the dry robe pretenders out there, 85%
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