We've reviewed a number of dryrobe alternatives over the past few months - and if you've checked out that guide then you'll see there are quite a few options out there. This Seashell changing robe is the first that we've written up a full review of, and with good reason! It is listed on Amazon with great reviews
We took this changing robe to Whitesands Beach, between Dunbar and Berwickshire. This is a quiet beach where we knew we'd get plenty of chance to try the product out in peace without getting heckled at for our makeshift fashion shoot.
How did we test the Seashell changing robe?
We definitely put the Seashell changing robe through its paces - we jumped about the sea for a bit (trying desperately to look cool and composed), then ran out and put the robe on immediately, without using a towel to dry beforehand and without putting on any additional clothing. We were only wearing a pair of swimming trunks, and the water was about 11°C, so we needed to warm up fast. We then stood in the robe for about 20 minutes without moving around at all, which is harder than it sounds. We noticed pretty immediately that we started to warm up, especially once we put the hood up.
What features does the changing robe have?
We were also really impressed by the sturdy zip on the front of the changing robe - this zipped all the way up and was great for keeping you extra warm. Plus, the zip pockets at the front were fleece lined too.
What about sizes?
Anything else to mention?
Often it isn't until you try a product that you realise how excellent it is - many beachgoers might wonder what more a changing robe does compared to a quick towel down and a runaround on the sand. But trust us, changing robes are worth it, and the Seashell changing robe is definitely the best we've tried so far. Get yours from Amazon here - amazon.co.uk
If you want to read something similar, we published a guide outlining why we think the dryrobe is worth buying.