Dress to the conditions
A section on equipment would not be complete without discussing some of the finer points of rowing functionality and fashion. There are many dangers associated with the elements whether you’re becoming hypothermic and getting frostbite in Austria or getting sunburnt and heat stroked in Australia dressing to the conditions is essential.
As a general rule tight fitting clothing is where it’s at. Loose clothing can interfere with the rowing stroke. The last thing you want to do with rowing is make it more complicated by tangling loose clothing. In cold weather the more tight layers the better, you can always take them off as you get warmer.
Ask a local
If you are in an unfamiliar climate seeking out local rowers and coaches is a great way to get a feel for what sort of apparel you should be wearing.
Please don’t limit yourself to just clothes. Sunscreen should help avoid that nasty burn on long rows.