In the “The Lab” we present the latest products and put them through their paces for you. This time we reveal how the Booicore Outdoor Changing Robe fared.
UK tester Trev has been getting changed in car parks for over 20 years and has lost count of the times he has involuntarily exposed himself getting changed before and after a ride. It’s true, some people love getting naked in car parks, just look at dogging, the UK’s most niche export (don’t google it kids). For some mountain bikers, exhibitionism is often considered a right, but if you prefer not to flash your sculpted backside to the rest of the world you will love the Booicore changing robe. Inexpensive and simple, the one-size changing robe can be thrown over your gear, providing a warm and dry shelter to get changed under, and making the high pressure undershort swap a very relaxed affair.
The Booicore changing robe is one size – pretty big – and made from 100% cotton towelling. There are more expensive waterproof options available on the market, but we think this is overkill for getting changed and they are much more difficult to wash. Once inside the Booicore, the spacious open half-sleeves allow you to easily pull your arms inside to undo zips and buttons, and the robe has enough length for even the tallest of riders. After numerous uses, the Booicore has become an essential ‘in-car’ accessory, living under the front seat for fast change duties. Yes, it does get wet and muddy if used in the rain, but is simple to wash and can also be used to cover your car seat for the journey home if you are in a rush. Booicore ship worldwide from their website and offer the robe in 8 colours.
The Booicore changing robe is the perfect accessory for the year-round rider who doesn’t have the luxury of a van. Practical, affordable and useful, what’s not to love?
- Simple and effective
- One size fits all
- The world will not see your butt anymore
Duration: One shit winter
More info: thebooicorestore.com
Price: £ 30.99
Weight: 400 g
This article is from ENDURO issue #033
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