The Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Rower

Worrying about what to buy the rower in your life? Worry no more. Here is a tried and tested list of gifts bound to make any rower smile this Christmas.

Air Head Visor

The Air Head Visor - £15

This is an ultra-lightweight visor – one of the lightest on the market – so it’s ideal for endurance sports where you need to protect your eyes from the sun and keep the sweat off your face. We’ve designed a high brow to protect the forehead and a longer peak with dark underside to reduce distracting glare. If that isn’t enough, the super soft towelling stretch band makes sure it fits snugly without giving you brain ache!

Pogies

Pogies - £19

Now this is a 'handy' piece of kit! No more frozen hands for all you rowers out on the water at freezing o'clock in the middle of winter. Unlike gloves, the pogies act as a shell covering the hands and tip of the oar, allowing you to maintain a sense of connection with the water. It's waterproof, wind resistant and topped off with a cosy fleece lining. And you get all you need for rowing and sculling.

Seat Pad

JL Seatpad - £29

This is a clever little invention from the guys at JL. Unlike your typical foam seat pad, this one uses a memory gel so it literally moulds to your little toosh to give you maximum cushioning and comfort in the boat. The neoprene base helps keep the pad in place whilst the polypropylene outer helps reduce friction. It even floats!

The North West Hoodie

The Women's North West: The Revenge - £65

A fully functional piece of performance kit which happens to feel amazingly soft. The technical fabric is brushed so it feels great against your skin and it wicks and breathes. The hood includes mesh panels so you can still hear when you're out and about and the distinct reflective branding will certainly get you seen.

JL Unisuit

Men's JL Unisuit - £55

Trust us, this is the don of all unisuits. JL know their stuff and have paid great attention to detail. This is cut ‘tank’ style with room around the arm and extra length in the back for comfort. The bottoms are half lined so that you only get extra padding where it’s needed. They’ve even thought about the way the fabric stretches – so it stretches width ways on the chest when you breathe and lengthwise on the bottoms where you stretch forward and back during the rowing motion. Genius!

The Ribbing Legging

The Women's Ribbing Legging - £69

Using our favourite non-pilling, antibacterial jersey fabric these leggings are designed with flattering panel construction and a three-layer waistband so you'll feel support without restriction. We've included a secure side pocket for your valuables or energy packs and reflective branding which helps get you seen on those dawn and dusk runs.

The Snap Tee

The Men's Snap Tee - £38

This is a button-neck T-shirt which uses non-pilling fabric so you can wash and wear it time and time again without losing the amazing soft, supple feel of the fabric. It may feel like your favourite cotton t-shirt but it wicks, breathes and dries super fast so you can train in ultimate comfort.

The North West Hoodie

The Men's North West: The Revenge Hoodie - £65

A fully functional piece of performance kit which happens to feel amazingly soft. The technical fabric is brushed so it feels great against your skin and it wicks and breathes. The hood includes mesh panels so you can still hear when you're out and about and the distinct reflective branding will certainly get you seen.

JL Unisuit

Women's JL Unisuit - £55

Trust us, this is a fabulous unisuit. JL know their stuff and have designed this specifically for women. The v-front waistline visually elongates the torso, giving a flattering finish, whilst the bottoms are half lined so that you only get extra padding where it’s needed. There’s a coolmax modesty liner in the top and the gusset is a diamond shape so that the four seams in the shorts don’t join together in an uncomfortable bundle. Very thoughtful!