Kit and Clothing

What do I need?

The club can provide crafts, paddles, safety equipment and the basics such as thin outer garments on club organised activities, events and sessions. You shall require to arrange your own specialist equipment, suitable base layers, footwear, change of clothes and towel. The Joe Clarke’s Guide to “Staying Warm in the Winter” should help you grasp the basics and the Unsponsored Student Gear Guide also provides a useful read. It is also advisory that you keep your shoulders covered even in the indoor pool and during the summertime. If you have questions or want to know more about discipline specific kit contact us on

Facility or Equipment Issues?

If you spot any issues with the facilities or damaged, broken or worn equipment, please try and take photographs and let our equipment team know

Custom Kit and Clothing!

You can also order custom club design kit, so you can really feel part of the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club Team! There are a couple of options.

Order Clothing in Club Colours

Available through Hydrasport, we have a page setup with a range of designs already branded with the club logo and colours, including hoodies, t-shirts, thermals, coats and hats that you can order directly through their website. If there is something you want but don’t see or you want to help extend the range or do a special bulk order or add additional customisation, you can usually do so by getting in touch with them –  CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Order Clothing with Logos, Qualifications and Text

Available through British Canoeing, you can now order different colours and clothing with any combination of British Canoeing, Club or Qualification Logos with some Text for a nominal fee on top of the garment prices – CLICK HERE TO ORDER