The Godfrey Christmas Range

With Christmas fast approaching, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of rowing kit and clothing, Godfrey Sports, have released their winter selection of kit. Leading the collection are three festively styled uni-suits; Junior Rowing News tested the kit to find out more…

We were sent three uni-suits, in the style of Santa Claus, an Elf and a Snowman. Christmas is a time of year when we let go of our inhibitions and embrace the spirit of the season, and this kit provides the perfect image to do so. With Christmas Pudding races and Boxing Day regatta’s around the corner, the Godfrey Christmas range is ideal for festive racing.

The kit is also ideal as a gift for a fellow rower or family member; festive uni-suits are part of the spirit of Christmas racing, and your racing will not be complete without them. Enter into the spirit of the season with Godfrey’s range, as you won’t find a more convincing, attractive, versatile alternative on the market.

However, don’t be fooled into thinking this kit can’t be worn on a more regular basis. As with all Godfrey products, the clothing is exceptionally well made; the Nottingham-based company combine lightweight GS-TEK and harder wearing GS-EVO fabrics to create a garment that is comfortable to wear and ideally suited for high-performance training. 

Rowers need kit that is versatile, comfortable and does not chafe; Godfrey’s range tick all these boxes. The kit was tested in the gym, on the ergo and on the water and it moved well throughout; the material is soft, grips in the right areas and is not constrictive around the stomach. This makes it perfect for use on the ergo or during cross-training.

During the winter, warmth and insulation is of paramount importance. The uni-suits are suitable for cold-weather training, but it might be worth adding layers – Godfrey’s splash jacket range is perfect for the predicted winter, whilst also being affordable and durable. In addition, the biting winds that rowers often expose themselves to on the river can lead to a lack of circulation in the fingers and toes; Pogies are an excellent addition to any rower’s kitbag, and Godfrey provide one of the largest ranges on the UK market. You can also have the Pogies customised to match your club colours.

The most important part of the Christmas collection is the aesthetics though. You certainly won’t be missed – the Santa Claus uni-suit is a vibrant red whilst the Elf suit is complete with painted buckle, buttons and trim. The vibrant colours and impressive design will make this a firm favourite amongst the rowing community, who are always looking for the latest innovation in kit design.

This is Godfrey’s latest foray into the world of custom design uni-suits, a market which they have cultivated with a number of notable pieces through the last few years. It’s fair to say that their Christmas range is ideally suited for all types of training; it fits well, feels comfortable and looks good. 

However, the true success comes in its application in festive racing. Don’t miss out this Christmas!

Special Edition Santa AIO 

Price – £52 [£72 for G-Suit]

Machine washable

Order before December 13th to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery in the UK [6th December for Europe]

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Special Edition Elf AIO

Price – £52 [£72 for G-Suit]

Machine washable

Order before December 13th to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery in the UK [6th December for Europe]

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Special Edition Snowman AIO

Price – £52 [£72 for G-Suit]

Machine washable

Order before December 13th to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery in the UK [6th December for Europe]

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For details on Godfrey’s splash jacket range, go to http://godfrey.co.uk/rowing/training-kit/splash-jacket

For details on Godfrey’s Pogie range, go to http://godfrey.co.uk/rowing/accessories/equipment

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