Changing robes

A changing robe is the piece of essential wild swimming gear that has become synonymous with its rise in popularity over the last few years.   For the uninitiated they are an oversized "cloak" with a set of sleeves. 

This enables you to get changed pre and post-swim, without the classic blush inducing towel-round-the-waist-beach-fumble, or indeed the timeless Mr Bean Y-fronts over the trousers shuffle. 

Depending on the brand, they will either be a toweling robe or a shower-proof exterior with a cosy interior.