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December 17, 2016
Whether you’re changing after a ride or getting in and out of your skinsuit at a race, cyclists are constantly changing in public spaces. By now, most of us are either experts at changing behind a towel or in the cramped passenger seat of car or simply have stopped caring about being naked in public.
But when I received the Kickstarter-funded Undress as a birthday present one year, it changed my pre- and post-ride experience significantly. The Undress is a mobile changing room that you can even fashionably wear post-ride, and mine basically lives in my race bag. I don’t travel anywhere without it.
At first glance, The Undress looks simply like a big, flowy dress, but its ingenious halter design and side access allows you to remove your sweaty clothing –yes, even your bra— without ever feeling exposed.
And while it was designed as a modest changing station for women specifically, my guy friends constantly steal mine as well. I wasn’t alone in that and so Undress came out with a men’s version this year.
In 2016 The Undress came out with an updated Sport version, which is shorter in length and more like an actual garment than just a changing station.
New features include a wicking, antimicrobial fabric; a new fit and stylish designs; zippered side access and an overall more wearable product. You can use it to change and continue wearing it at the post-ride coffee and food stop.
Why I like it so much: Mountain bike rides, races or the beach –I don’t go anywhere with out it. The Undress is truly a most-have item for any (female) cyclist who spends a lot of time changing in public spaces.
Price: Prices range between $79-$99 USD.