If you are considering a dry robe for the kids for swimming, surfing, camping, running, beach trips, I thought I’d share with you some of the amazing dry robe alternatives for kids that people have shared with me.
Traditionally dryrobes or dryrobe alternatives are for putting on over wetsuits, for open water swimming or for surfers. Loved for the towelling robe inside, the long sleeve length, the full-length two-way zip, velcro cuffs and the soft fleece lining. However I was in the market for dry robes for the girls for pre/post cross country and for swimming. Trying to reclaim my own from Lily and to have something for the girls to put on when they’ve finished a race in torrential rain. I posted the question on my Mini Travellers Facebook page and in our reviews and recommendations group, which I’d love you to join if you were interested.
A kids dryrobe® is £140 it is designed to let your kids get active outdoors, whatever the weather. dryrobe® allows them to change anywhere, whilst protecting them from the elements and keeping them warm in any climate.
The long sleeve design provides extra warmth and is ideal for when your child is waiting to compete or watching sporting events. dryrobe® is not your average fit, it will be large with plenty of room and be loose enough to pull their arms inside and get changed.
They come in sizes 5-9 and 10-13.
The upside to the dryrobe is that the re-sale value on ebay or other selling sites is superb. You might pay £140 but it seems like you’ll get around £100 selling it on second hand, such is the value and quality of them.
So these are the Best Dry Robe Alternatives for Kids that have been recommended to me.
These dry robe alternatives for kids are arranged with the pricier ones towards the top and the cheaper ones to the bottom.
Malooka Sports Dry Robe – £90 – Dry Robe Alternative
With a children’s size of age 10-13 and for only £90 this makes this the cheapest dry robe alternative we’ve seen.
You can get this in black or navy and for an additional £3 you can have the children’s initials on the front too.
The warm fleece lining, with fleece-lined pockets is grey on both versions.
Check out the size chart on the website, scroll across the images to find it.
Adult versions available too, just add VAT to the advertised price.
Red Original Kids Pro Change Robe – £109.95 – Best Dryrobe Alternatives
Waterproof and breathable outer shell stops water getting in and allows moisture-wicking; so kids get dry and stay dry.
Super soft and warm fleece lining draws water away helping get your child warm-up quicker.
Easy to transport and store – packs down into a 10ltr dry bag (bag sold separately).
Stretch side panels for unrestricted changing.
Waterproof chest pocket for easy access snacks or phones.
Generous sizing allows plenty of space to get changed inside.
Size Guide – Fits children 4’2″ – 5’0″ | 130cm – 155cm.
Children’s smoc FULL ZIP – £95
smoc smoc are a family business based in North Wales
smoc smoc say they are the only waterproof changing robe to have a natural non plastic inner next to your skin. So smocs are skin kind and ocean friendly.
Full weatherproof outer layer with big hood and toggles will keep out the rain and wind. Big chunky zip, long sleeves and their signatory cosy bamboo toweling inside.
Size Guide – Would suit age 6-10 years. Length from the neck, down the back is 83cm. Their small adult smoc would be the size for taller kids and ages 10 plus.
White Water Pro Kids Robes – £90
The White Water Pro Kids Robes were designed to be an affordable alternative to existing similar products, whilst being stylish, functional and manufactured to a very high quality.
Katy from Otis & Us has an adult version and is very happy with the quality, they are really soft too.
Size Guide – This is a one size fits all. On the website they have images of kids wearing it at 4″11 and 5″1
Charlie McLeod Eco Sports Cloak – £94.95
Charlie McLeod’s Eco Sports Cloak is produced from recycled PET plastic. The plastic is chipped to a fibre that is then transformed into a yarn and ultimately the fabric to produce the inner and outer elements of the Sports Cloak. Approximately 110 recycled plastic bottles are used to produce one Eco Sports Cloak.
Size Guide – 2 sizes/ages 7/10 and 10/13.
Moonwrap Kids Robe – £89.99
The waterproof outer shell of the Moonwrap kids robe keeps the wind and rain away while the fleece lining and full-length zip keeps you warm. Suitable for all outdoor and watersport activities.
– 3/4 Length Sleeves with wide easy-change cuffs.
– Perfect for boys and girls.
– 100% waterproof outer shell with warm fleece lining.
– Versatile pockets, easy two way zips.
Size Guide – 9 – 15 year olds
You can read what Claire from Tin Box Travellers makes of the Moonwrap and a comparison with Dry Robes here.
Charlie McLeod Sports Cloak – £64.95-£84.95
The Charlie McLeod children’s changing robe offers a tough nylon outer, with a thick Sherpa fleece lining. All Sports Cloaks come with the a CMc Dry Bag for transporting your Cloak plus any additional kit. There are plenty of colours available.
Size Guide – 2 sizes/ages 7/10 and 10/13.
Exorobe Stormbreaker Kids Changing Robe – £75
Recommended by Kara from Are we nearly there yet. This company is local to Kara in Dorset and her kids love them.
- Water resistant lightweight durable , super soft and cosy fleece lined. Wide enough to change under and easy enough to pull your arms in from the sleeve.
- The main body is also relatively slim enough that you can use this for general activities where you might want full protection from the elements.
- The ‘wrist glove’ is again inspired from snowboarding, but something I really wanted when I was spending 6 hours a day in a wet suit keeping warm between windsurfing competition heats.
- The arms allow you to pull over your hands in rainy or cold weather.
- Most importantly the robe is made from 100% recycled polyester, with a water resistant PU coating.
Size Guide – XS up to 85cm (Small adult probably better for over 10’s.)
Zone3 Polar Fleece Parka Robe Jacket
Zone3 Polar Fleece Parka Robe Jacket available from Wiggle
No children’s version as far as we are aware but the XS and S are the right size gear for children.
Three-quarter length, fleeced jacket with zippers to keep you warm pre or post training or racing.
Inner Polar Fleece fabric is soft to touch, cosy and warm
Outer Water-Block fabric keeps the elements out and body warmth in
Heat regulating properties allows excess heat to move to the outer shell of the jacket
Large internal pockets and small zippered pockets for secure storage of nutrition, electronics and valuables.
Long front zip enables the jacket to be removed with ease
Two front fleece pockets keep your hands warm in colder conditions
Slouchy change robes – £50-65
Slouchy Change Robes come in 2 sizes and match with their adult range.
Super Light 180gsm Water Resistant Outer Shell , Kimono Style short Sleeve, 2 External Zip Pockets, Large Inner Pocket, Fleece Lined Hood, two- way zip.
Lovingly designed in the UK
Size Guide – XS 2-5 years, S 6-12 years
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