The Charlie McLeod Unisex Sports Cloak offers a tough shower-proof nylon outer, with a thick Sherpa fleece lining. All Sports Cloaks come with the usual CMc draw string bag that doubles as a changing mat for wet and muddy days. Inside the Sports Cloak are a number of zipped pockets including a mesh goggle pocket. Charlie McLeod branding can be found of the left breast and lower back hem. It's the small details that set the Sports Cloak aside from the competition. We've added extra-long zip pulls for cold fingers and V vented side seams for ease of movement. Apres sport just got easy... CMc
Extra long zip pulls for cold fingers.
Adjustable short sleeve cuff.
Thick Sherpa fleece lining throughout the Cloak and inner hood.
V vented side panels for ease of movement.
Zipped inner pockets and mesh goggle pocket.
I wanted something to use to change under after OCR races. Apart from a few, most events do not have changing areas or showers. Before buying I looked at several options. I wanted a fleece inner with shower proof outer. This narrowed the options to Dry Robe short sleeve advance (full zip); Robie Pro Max (pullover type robe) and the Coucon outdoors robe (half zipped robe). The Charlie McLeod Sports Cloak offered more features with its own robust draw string bag at a lower price. The bag itself is a changing mat with two sides. One has a more robust side to face the ground, the other you stand on. It has the deep pile fleece inner and shower proof outer. Hood - The hood has an elastic draw cord. I am not sure if the other three do. Zips - all are YKK zips. The main double chunky zip is full length with a long fabric loop on each. Double zips are helpful when changing. When fully dressed, you can access trouser pockets. Pockets : Outside - Two hand warmer pockets - zipped chest pocket with chunky zip and long fabric loop. It can fit most smart phones. - lower Velcro pocket Inside - one chest pocket. Will fit most smart phones - One lower zipped pocket. I think this is the equivalent to a goggle pocket as with the Dry robe. Other features: Around the lower part of the cloak (from top of thighs) has a mess inner. The main zip has an inner storm flap running the length of the zip. There is a zip garage to prevent scratching your chin. There is a waist draw cord chin is helpful to pull the cloak in making like a coat. The sleeves have metal poppers helping to reduce the size of the arms Sizing. I am 5'8" and went for a small/medium. It reached my knees exactly. Go for a larger size of you a taller. Sports Cloak experience Ordered via Charlie McLeod website. Received within 4 days with free postage and packing. I've used after the Wild Vision Run and Winter Wolf Run. Having endured a good mickey taking from my friend ("when you drive home, make sure you don't break down wearing that"), I got changed without having to rush and was able to stay dry and warm. I used it after both races as a coat and it was perfect. I was dry when it rained (it rained lots at the Winter Wolf Run and the wind blew umbrellas inside out) and immensely warm. I noticed others had Dry robes. With the Sports Cloak retailing at £69.95 and the equivalent Dry robe advance short sleeve retailing at £109.99, I saved myself £40 on an item with more features. I have no hesitation in recommending this. If you need to change outdoors and/ or will be outdoors in the elements, it will keep you warm from the wind and the rain.
As the owner of a well established surf shop I've seen my fair share of changing robes & coats.
The sports cloak is fantastic value for money.
Great zips, the right amount of pockets, very weather proof, the drawstring bag/mat is genius.
We were looking to be a little different & not follow the masses when choosing a winter cloak, the search is over, a fantastic product at a very reasonable price. The first wet westerly you get out into you'll appreciate every penny.