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Winter Rowing Gloves user review

My name is Jac Davies and I’m the Men’s Captain for the Welsh Coastal Rowing team. I would … read more

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My name is Jac Davies and I’m the Men’s Captain for the Welsh Coastal Rowing team. I would love to try out any of the gloves possible, preferably the thin Elite glove, in a medium size.

I agree to test them for two weeks and to also write a review about my experience with them at the end of the fortnight.

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Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try out your Elite Winter rowing gloves.In the past I have found it difficult to row with gloves on. This was because either the fit wasn’t right or my hands would get very hot very quickly.

The benefits of wearing gloves is a huge reduction in the number of blisters from each session. These demo gloves did just that, if I was rowing fixed seat sweep, or sliding scull, these gloves prevented any blisters or soreness while out on the water.

While keeping my hands free of blisters, I was very impressed with the way these gloves kept my hands cool through third of rowing. Their design seemed to have been focused around keeping my hands comfortable for as long as possible, and they succeed in doing so. If I could have, I would have liked to tighten the straps on my wrists a little bit, but that’s because my wrists are a little skinny.

The only negative I can think of about these gloves is the writing on them, call me old fashioned but I’d prefer plain colours (Possibly Port/Starboard) or maybe a pattern rather than words on them, I’m sure some people would have other views, but that’s just my opinion.

Just to finish, these are actually the best ‘rowing’ gloves that I have tried. Usually I don’t go for full fingered gloves, because I like the feel of the oar, but these were spot on. All in all 8/10. To get that 10 I would need a tighter strap and a boring old design on it.

Thank you once again, I look forward to helping you again sometime. Jac Davies.

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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