This lightweight changing robe doubles as a beach towel, giving you flexibility and privacy

‘No more embarrassing battles to change at the beach’: this clever £25 lightweight hooded changing jacket doubles as a beach towel

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Whether you choose to stay in the UK this summer or try your luck abroad, chances are you’re not alone on the beach.

A changing robe, or surf poncho as it’s also called, can revolutionize your beach experience, giving you that extra dose of privacy when you want to put on or take off your swimsuit.

The Fit-Flip Changing Robe is quickly climbing the Amazon bestseller lists. Not only does it help you change quickly and easily, but the quick-drying bathrobe also cleverly doubles as a large beach towel. Win win.

The Fit-Flip Robe turns out to be a clever holiday hack that doubles as a large beach towel

A towel poncho is a brilliant beach hack. A snug cover up option, it also gives you privacy when you need to change and absorbs water four times faster than a traditional towel.

But the Fit-Flip Changing Robe goes one step further.

A real game-changer, it ticks even more boxes for functionality, as the handy snaps on the side make it easy to open the changing poncho and turn it into a large beach towel.

While the extra long surf bathrobe with hood is designed to maintain your dignity when dressing in public areas, it is also made from a super absorbent and quick drying microfibre fabric to keep you dry and comfortable.

Unlike traditional bathrobes or towels, the finely woven microfibre material absorbs much more moisture and dries four times faster, even sand at a distance.

The towel poncho not only transforms into a large beach towel, but thanks to the press studs you can also use the surf towel as a practical cover for your beach chair

The towel poncho not only transforms into a large beach towel, but thanks to the press studs you can also use the surf towel as a practical cover for your beach chair

It is also significantly lighter than a normal towel – the 350 gram microfibre surf poncho fits easily in most bags and takes up up to 60 percent less space.

The real design win, however, is the clever side snaps that provide even easier access when changing and help the poncho open into a large beach towel.

With over 900 reviews and counting, the Fit-Flip Changing Robe is described by shoppers as a ‘must-have for swimmers and beach people’, and as a smart solution for ‘no more embarrassing battle to change on the beach’.

The snaps on the side make it easy to open the changing poncho and turn it into a large beach towel

The snaps on the side make it easy to open the changing poncho and turn it into a large beach towel

One delighted shopper left a glowing review, writing: ‘Perfect for cold dips. Extremely comfortable and convenient after swimming. Looks neat and the closures give amazing flexibility of use for dressing and undressing.’

Another agreed, adding, “Soft and light. I love my poncho, use it for changing/drying before and after swimming in the river. Very light and soft to the touch. I like how it can be detached and used as a towel for a lounger.’

A third wrote: ‘Great item to use after getting out of the bath. lightweight and dries so quickly, but does not stay wet for long, unlike conventional towels. great product. I ordered the large one and it’s perfect.’

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