Limited Edition Moana Maroke Throwbie®

5.00 out of 5
(18 customer reviews)

£39.99 £34.99

Using a soft suede-like feeling microfibre I have created; a quick-dry, compact, private-changing and sand-proof companion. A recreation of the original towel changing robes/ponchos. Not sure on sizing? See size guide below and on instagram.

All packed up personally. Customised gift notes available on request. Please email jess@moanamaroke.com.

Free P&P for UK residents sent First Class – your throwbie should be delivered within 4 working days. 

Please note: the blue throwbie is now out of stock and will not be restocked this summer. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Size Guide


The Moana Maroke Throwbie was inspired by; my love of New Zealand, travelling and surfing. Moana translates to “sea” and Maroke translates “dry” in Māori. Moana Maroke therefore means “Dry Sea”, pretty apt for a product that dries you after the sea, aye?

I was born, bred & educated in Surrey, UK with a love for the Cornish sea, going down to Polzeath every year for as long as I can remember. At the age of 10 years old, my family moved out to New Zealand on a life-changing trip. When we returned to re-start life in the UK, I spent 13 years wanting more than anything to return and travel the whole of New Zealand. I started saving and at the age of 23, on 1st January 2019, I solo travelled to New Zealand and explored the whole country in an unprepared whirlwind of a trip. A 6 week travelling adventure that changed my life forever!

On returning, I came up with the throwbie, something I could have definitely utilised in New Zealand and post-surf! Launched at the end of July 2019, the throwbie has been used for travelling, surfing, scuba-diving, watersports, for privacy in changing rooms and even just post-shower in the comfort of your own home.

Throwbie features
Hood to dry your hair and hang up your Throwbie.
Big front pocket to store whatever you please whilst getting changed, or to keep your hands warm.
Small hand slits in the side to create your own portable changing room, no more flashing!
Longer sleeves to keep you warmer.

18 reviews for Limited Edition Moana Maroke Throwbie®

  1. 5 out of 5


    Woweee what a brilliant product – one of the most useful things I’ve bought in a long time. Light-weight, fast-drying and awesome design (been struggling to find a microfibre poncho like this that actually looks nice to wear). Has become my go-to when I’m staying in hostels or down the beach.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dan Jacobs

    Such an amazing product, does exactly what it says it should! Made a beach holiday easier than ever and is now my towel replacement out of the shower!

  3. 5 out of 5


    The colours are great and people compliment me on it all the time. It’s really handy in day to day like too like at the local swimming pool or staying at someone’s house. I’m looking forward to taking it on my trip to Australia later in the year as it’ll pack perfectly in my backpack. Definitely recommend. ☺️

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Cansell

    I recently took this away on my biking holiday around Wales and the Lake District! Perfect to wear in shared accommodated after a shower! Quick drying and great privacy to get changed in! Plus I love the design and colour options!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura Butler

    Amazing quality microfibre which not only dries super quick, but also has the perfect amount of space for getting changed privately! Know it’ll be invaluable for an upcoming festival as it’ll fit easily in to my rucksack and dries me in minutes after I get out of the shower!

  6. 5 out of 5


    This Throwbie is the best thing I’ve bought in a long time. Such a modern, fashionable and higher quality than the other towel versions out there. Have used it endlessly since buying it, at home getting ready in the mornings, swimming at beaches and at lakes. The slits on the side gives you perfect privacy in not very private areas. Love the design and how quickly it dries you and dries itself. Love love love, 5*

  7. 5 out of 5


    “My husband introduced me to the Throwbie and for the life of me I wasn’t sure what to do with it. After using my Throwbie for a few weeks all I can say is what a fantastic and versatile little gem. No longer have to lug around towels just fold it up a pop it in my pocket. Took it to the beach recently and was able to use it as a personal changing room and I’m sure it dried me quicker than any towel I’ve used. Also find it really comfy for lounging round the house in.
    5 stars for The Throwbie I cant live without it now!”

  8. 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love my throwbie, it looks brilliant, feels so soft and drys really quickly. I’ve used mine after the shower, post swim and at a festival. Personally, I find the secret slots handy to get changed in private and the fact it can fold up really small is a massive perk!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Zak Harris

    Feels sooooo good, drys me in seconds and the most comfortable thing I’ve worn! (Can fit it in my pocket too!!!!)”

  10. 5 out of 5


    I bought one while I was pregnant, and it was a God-send changing at the pool, where my normal towel would have gaped open somewhere, the Throwbie fitted nicely over bump, and allowed me to get changed privately.
    I love using the Throwbie after a shower at home too, by the time I’ve figured out what to wear, I’m dry! No hassle.
    Also, now baby is born, is brilliant for his bath time, as I don’t get wet clothes =] 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!
    #Ditchthetowel all the way!!

  11. 5 out of 5


    I love the Throwbie, it dries you off quickly, it dries quickly and it allows you to get changed in private. It is also great to use on hot days due to the light weight nature of the material. Great design!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Love it – perfect post lake swim and great for commuting and love using it on the beach

  13. 5 out of 5


    I loveeee my Throwbie! It’s perfect for when I am in a rush showering & changing at the gym as well as a great bit of kit for travelling. Couldn’t recommend it enough

  14. 5 out of 5


    Perfect after a relaxing sauna! It keeps you warm and cozy but because it dries quickly it doesnt feel like a wet towel. Love it!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Xavier Craine

    If you’re a surfer or a traveller.. or both.. you need one. It packs up so small, dries so quickly and looks epic. 3 boxes ticked, very happy!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan Baxter (verified owner)

    I absolutely love my throwbie! The perfect solution for post swimming, especially at the moment with no changing rooms!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ed Bietzk

    Looks great, dries well and is the perfect thing to throw on after a swim, absolutely love it. Comes to mid thigh at 6’4″, a tall version would be great next time

  18. 5 out of 5

    emilymariejsy (verified owner)

    Honestly the best purchase I have made this year!! It’s so lightweight and small, but incredibly soft and warm. It blocks the wind so well in a chilly wintery beach change and all my friends are jealous of the perfectly designed slits that help keep your dignity whilst whipping off your bikini bottoms (let’s be honest, we’ve all had the fear that someone might have seen a bit too much when using a standard towel). Such a gorgeous pattern and helps you dry super quick, it’s genuinely a fab product!

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