Review: Red Paddle Co Hooded Towel Robe

Review: Red Paddle Co Hooded Towel Robe

Picture this … you’ve just been for a surf, swim or paddleboard and you need to get out of your wet clothes. But you don’t want to scare the children or scar the adults around you.

Then remember that time you dropped the towel and bared all to an amused (or horrified) crowd.

Red Paddle Co has a brilliant way to say goodbye to those moments – with its towelling change robe.

This supersoft, fluffy hooded poncho was designed with serious sports people in mind.

But thankfully it’s just as good for us not-so-sporty types.

Even if your idea of water sports is drifting down a hot spring river on a noodle or just lounging in a spa tub, you still need to keep warm and get changed after that kind of gruelling activity.

Cue Red Paddle’s Hooded Towel Robe.

Thankfully, this 100% cotton towelling poncho is meant to be over-sized. It’s big and baggy. Beautiful. And sizing is based on your height, not weight.

The bonus, as well as protecting your modesty, is that it hides a multitude of sins and still manages to look cool. Huge pockets are perfect for phones and keys.

The author showing off her hooded towel robe

It’s long, thick and heavy so it soaks up a lot of water, getting you drier, quicker. The only down side to that is it can also take longer to dry than a normal towel.

It’s perfect for the beach or pool, makes a great dressing gown, especially if you need to get to the showers at caravan parks, and the Red Paddle Towel Robe becomes a cozy hooded blanket around any firepit.

It’s $85 well spent.

Pick one up for your winter aquatic activities and know that you can throw it on to warm up, then get changed without scaring anyone.