We know how expensive and daunting it can be when you are starting out as a rower or joining a club, so we have compiled a list of less expensive, non-club branded items of clothing and equipment that you might want to buy once you have spoken with your coach and crew.

There is also a full list of Maidenhead Rowing Club branded kit available through the website here.

Other than the club Unisuit, all other items are non-essential.

Essential Description Supplier
Unisuit Maidenhead Rowing Club design all-in-one suit required for racing/training. Visit the Maidenhead Rowing Club website here to see supplier listing and club design.
Rigger Jigger The most important item a rower/sculler can possess! A rigger jigger is a double-ended spanner for tightening and loosening bolts used to attach the riggers to the boat. Size 10mm at one end and 13mm at the other.

These can be purchased online from various places such as:-

http://www.thamestool.com/shop.html  (can be collected from a Maidenhead address).

http://www.whiterosetools.com/Sealey-AK63221

http://www.rock-the-boat.co.uk/products/rigger-jigger

ebay.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk

Non-Essential
Green Junior T-shirt 100% cotton, green t-shirt with MAIDENHEAD on the back. Worn for land-training, to events or under unisuits.

School Days, Bath Road, Maidenhead (all sizes) and priced at around £11. http://www.schooldaysdirect.co.uk/

Goyals of Maidenhead (all sizes) and priced at around £11. http://www.goyalmaidenhead.co.uk/

Green Junior Hoodie 100% cotton, green hoodie with Maidenhead RC logo on the front and personalised with Junior’s name on the back. Worn for land-training, to events etc. These cannot be worn in the boat due to the possibility of thumbs catching in the fabric/pockets.

School Days, Bath Road, Maidenhead (all sizes) and priced at around £20. http://www.schooldaysdirect.co.uk/

Goyals of Maidenhead (all sizes) and priced at around £20. http://www.goyalmaidenhead.co.uk/

Black soft shell Jacket Black soft shell jacket with MRC logo front left and Junior’s initials front right. MRC across the back.

Available from Hawkinsport in Marlow and priced at around £45.

https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/

Black or white long-sleeved technical top or skin/leggings Tight fitting technical tops/leggings to be worn underneath unisuits for cold weather training.

Please do not feel obliged to buy ‘official’ club versions of these.

There are inexpensive plain white or black leggings/technical tops available from e.g Sports Direct and Decathlon that are fine to wear with club Unisuits when racing.

NB/These need to be technical tops rather than thermals because they wick sweat away from the body during exercise. The Sports Direct Sondico Long-sleeved Core Base Layer is a good example of what is needed.

Seat Pads A small rubber seat that can be attached to the rowing seat for comfort.

Rock the Boat (approx. £12)

http://www.rock-the-boat.co.uk/products/seat-pad

Godfrey (approx £18)

http://godfrey.co.uk/rowing/accessories/seat-grip

Sculling Pogies Rowing mittens that attach to the oars for added winter warmth – particularly good when hanging around on the water at the start of head races.

Rock the Boat (£16)

http://www.rock-the-boat.co.uk/products/sculling-pogies-fleece

Splash jacket A thin, waterproof coat for extra warmth and on rainy days that can be worn in the boat. No zips or pockets for thumbs to get caught up in. Visit the Maidenhead Rowing Club website here to see supplier listing and club design. 
Socks, funky leggings

Long rowing socks in MRC design.

Funky MRC star leggings. May be worn for racing.

Visit the Maidenhead Rowing Club website here to see supplier listing and club design. 

Jackets

- Gamex windproof top available through New Wave

- Windproof and waterproof JL Sequel Contrast jacket available through Crewroom (JL)

 New Wave Gamex:

 SplashTop1  SplashTop back1

 

 Crewroom JL Sequel:

 JLSequel1  JLSequel2

 

Kit prices asat 1/11/2015: for guidance only: refer to supplier's site for latest pricing:

    • New Wave Gamex Jacket - £65

Hoodie 

    • Green hoodie with MRC logo and Maidenhead down right arm - available through Rowco

 Sweatshirt1  Sweatshirt4  Sweatshirt back2

 

Unisuit

    • Racing suit available through New Wave

 Allinone2  Allinone back2

 

Kit prices asat 1/11/2015: for guidance only: refer to supplier's site for latest pricing:

    • All in One - mens or Womens cut - £55

As part of health and safety, the bow-person (including single scullers) must wear a bright (white, light colour or fluorescent) top during low visibility outings. This is advised for all crew members.

 Highvis1  Highvis2

 

Kit prices asat 1/11/2015: for guidance only: refer to supplier's site for latest pricing:

    • High vis top - £15

Land Training kit supplied by LogoWear can be found by clicking on the image below:

 

LandTrainingKitShop

Performance tops - available through New Wave

- Short sleeved white top with MRC logo on both sleeves

- Long sleeved white top with MRC logo on both sleeves

Whitetop1 Whitetop2 Whitetop longsleeve2

Kit prices asat 1/11/2015: for guidance only: refer to supplier's site for latest pricing:

    • 2skin -shirt,  short sleeve - £32
    • 2skin shirt, long sleeve - £35 

Leggings

    • Black leggings - normal thickness with Maidenhead down the left leg - available through New Wave
    • Black leggings - thicker/fleece lined with Maidenhead down the left leg - available through New Wave
     Leggings1

  

Kit prices asat 1/11/2015: for guidance only: refer to supplier's site for latest pricing:

    • Leggings - standard - £42
    • Leggings - winter - £45

As a member of Maidenhead Rowing Club, its great to see crews on the water that are rowing well and looking good! We represent a great club both on our own stretch of water as well as at rowing events around the country, and whilst our performance on the water is the main priority for most crews, we should also aim to look smart and co-ordinated as a club.

The clothing listed below summarises the official club kit. As much as possible we'd like MRC members who are looking for new kit to select from these items, however, this is by no means compulsory.

Juniors should check the kit list guide found here

Land Training kit can be found here.

 

A few times a year we will arrange for the kit suppliers to come to the club so you can try on the different items. We will then provide you with the option to order kit through a centralised process which, in some cases (such as with the hoodie and jacket) will make it cheaper than if you were to place a single order.

You will find the contact details for each supplier below should you wish to contact them directly.  

If there are other items you would like to see form part of the official kit, such as, visors, caps, sleeveless Gamex tops then please email:

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Performance tops - available through New Wave

    • Short sleeved white top with MRC logo on both sleeves
    • Long sleeved white top with MRC logo on both sleeves

Jackets

    • Gamex windproof top available through New Wave
    • Windproof and waterproof JL Sequel Contrast jacket available through Crewroom (JL)

Hoodie 

    • Green hoodie with MRC logo and Maidenhead down right arm - available through APT

Leggings 

    • Black leggings - normal thickness with Maidenhead down the left leg- available through New Wave
    • Black leggings - thicker/fleece lined with Maidenhead down the left leg- available through New Wave

Unisuit

    • Racing suit available through New Wave

High Visibility Tops

    • High Visibility Tops available through New Wave
    • As part of health and safety, the bow-person (including single scullers) must wear a bright (white, light colour or fluorescent) top during low visibility outings. This is advised for all crew members.

Supplier contact details:

New Wave

Karon Phillips

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Tel: 07963 046038

 www.newwaveuk.co.uk

 Crewroom

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 Tel: 0208 877 3888

 www.crewroom.co.uk

APT Clothing  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 01491 682683  www.maidenheadrc-shop.co.uk

   

 Karon Phillips

Click on the links below to see pictures of the current kit: