Paddler Fashion and Gear

Monday, June 20, 2016

When you're cutting through the water like a hot knife through butter, the last thing on your mind should be about ruining your clothes or getting soaked. All your focus should be on you, your team and working together to get the best time possible. Or if you're less competitive, just try not to fall out of the boat. Either way, we've got you covered for some of the things you should be wearing and bringing on your dragon boat when you're ready to race.

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Unisuit

Do you want to be the snazziest person on the boat? You can't go wrong with this tuxedo unisuit, the unisuit most likely to be worn by James Bond. It also works to keep you dry while allowing a full range of movement so you can hurry hard!

 

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Gloves

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Don't let the disembodied hands fool you, when you're wearing these they will be attached to your body. These gloves work to give you the maximum amount of grip and dexterity, protecting your hands while not impeding function in any way. While they won't be too great for winter, they're perfect on the boat.

 

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Bucket hats

Buckets hats keep your face and neck in the shade while that great big ball of fire in the sky tries its hardest to burn you. They also aren't going to blow off your head as easily as other sun hats, which is perfect when you're getting your dragon boat up to mach 1 speeds.

 

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Seat cushion

Nobody likes a wet butt. Or a sore butt. You can avoid the dreaded sore, wet butt by mixing a unisuit with a seat cushion. The cushion allows you to push deep into your stroke without having to worry about getting a splinter in your behind. 

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