The Review Smiths
dryrobe® Advance Long Sleeve dryrobe® Advance Long Sleeve
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I have been waiting for one of these beauties to land on my desk, pre lockdown I was a keen obstacle runner, the muddier the better, however there was one element I didn’t enjoy, the post-race change.

This would involve trying to strip off soggy Lycra, scrape off mud, almost always in freezing conditions and putting on dry clothes without flashing the other people around you, the success of which was hit and miss. The dryrobe® is perfect for situations like this, allowing you to fully strip off and dry whilst remaining toasty warm with your dignity intact. The Advance range from dryrobe® is now made from 100% recycled fabrics while maintaining the high performance that the brand is known for..

The long-sleeved design, paired with the hood leaves very little skin exposed to the elements, the large sleeves let you draw in your arms and the roomy body makes it easy to change inside. We received the Black Camo design which looked subtle and outdoorsy, there are brighter options available too with 13 different colours in total. The outside shell is waterproof and windproof, treated with eco-friendly BIONIC-FINISH ECO water-repellent technology and sealed seams. There is a full length 2-way reversible YKK zip which can be operated from the outside and the inside, this lets you cover up as much as or as little as you like or simply run around with it like a cape.

There are two deep, fleece-lined external zip pockets which double up as hand warmers, the cuffs can be adjusted for the perfect fit to keep the wind out. On the inside we find the super-warm synthetic lambswool lining made from 100% recycled polyester, this lining actively draws the water away from the skin or wetsuit and into the pile of the fabric, this means it can be used multiple times throughout the day, over wet gear, without needing to be dried in between. There is a large A4 soft-lined ‘poacher’ pocket, ideal for storing your pants, and an internal waterproof zip entry pocket with a wire pass through, ideal for a phone with access for headphones or a charger. The only downside to the dryrobe® if I am pushed to find one is that it is rather bulky, there is an option of getting a dryrobe® Compression Travel Bag which is available for increased storage and portability.

Bulky as it might be the dryrobe® Advance Long Sleeve is lightweight for its size (approx 1.3kg dependant on size) making it comfortable and easy to move around in. The dryrobe® Advance is perfect for those who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, be it obstacle runs, triathlons, wild swimming or simply a trip to the seaside or camping, ensuring there is always a warm and dry space to hang out in. RRP £160

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Hopping into the dryrobe® Advance after an event is like getting a big warm hug.
  • 100% recycled fabrics
  • Re-use multiple times without it feeling wet or cold
  • Wicks moisture away
  • Preserves energy and core temperature
  • Light construction
  • Leave it on over clothing or wetsuit
  • Multiple pockets, both inside and out
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • Durable
  • Bulky to transport