Athletes’ top equipment – ROWTEX Rowing Gloves

Rowtex rowing gloves

A faster and better performance on the water can be achieved firstly and most importantly by continuous training. Optimal equipment can be very decisive during hours of hard work out. As former elite rowers in the Austrian Rowing Team, Martin and Tobias from ROWTEX, had to row thousands of kilometers each year to make it to the World Championships.

Like many of their crew mates, they had to cope with painful blisters. Especially at the beginning of the season, when moving from the erg to the water, changing from the double sculls to the four, from wooden to hard-plastic grips all these things created situations where hand blisters can develop. Once during an intense week of training in February, Tobias counted a total of 23 blisters (not kidding!) on both hands – a serious nightmare!

Rowing blistered hands
Rowing blistered hands

Being tired of taping their hands and fingers, they started to design rowing gloves. Well aware of the challenges and with a critical yet positive attitude, they focused on what they saw as the most important factor: to protect hands from blisters without losing feeling.

So they started ROWTEX and developed the first rowing gloves. Now, they offer three different glove designs with more rowing gear in the pipeline for the future.

The gloves are available in these three models:

PRO: Our all-rounder glove PRO with extra padding on sensitive spots, curved shape and mesh material on the back for perfect circulation and breathability, is an excellent training partner for rowers who are looking for proper protection.

ELITE: For athletes who do not want to feel any fabric between their palms and the grips, we designed the ELITE glove with a thin layer of Clarino for maximum feeling and breathability. A technical-print on the back of the hand makes the perfect fit – just like a second skin.

ICE: Rowers are tough adventure folks and row throughout the cold season. For this occasion, the ICE is the perfect glove. With all the basic functionalities of the PRO, the ICE comes with a wind stopper material on the back of the hands that keeps you warm even in winter.

ROWTEX rowing gloves have been on rowing trips all around the world, proven as very reliable equipment for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean or over 2,000km on the Murray River in Australia, coastal rowing in rough Scandinavia, or used by elite rowers of various national teams.

Visit the Rowperfect shop and do not hesitate to contact us. Stay tuned for more ROWTEX equipment to come in the beginning of 2018.

Rowtex ICE
Rowtex ICE
Rowtex Elite
Rowtex Elite
Pro - cheapest winter rowing glove
Pro – cheapest winter rowing glove

2 thoughts on “Athletes’ top equipment – ROWTEX Rowing Gloves

  1. James Burbury says:

    I have a considerable amount of trouble on cooler mornings rowing in Tasmania with my hands getting very cold and i then have issues holding the oars. Your Ice gloves sound an option so I was wondering where they are available from and how much

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