What to Wear, What to Wear: Rowing Blazers & Lands’ End

What to wear, what to wear? How about an old school classic?

Rowing Blazers and Lands’ End collaborate on seagoing wear and gear that is oh so perfect for the upcoming season. My favorite isn’t a blazer but a rugby that’s extra cozy with a boxy design weighting in at a hefty 10.5 ounce in preshrunk cotton. Gotta love this old school rugby with under arm gussets, tear proof placket (well almost), and rubber buttons. Old school!

Labor Day 2019

Happy Labor Day!

Hard at work or hard at play, does summer really need to end? Maybe not in our hearts, at least not quite yet. Officially summer ends on September 23, but days are already getting shorter here in the Northeast and the cool, crisp breezes of late summer evenings hint of harvests, cowbells and cider. So, why not extend summer a bit by finding a fresh, new favorite tee or maybe some cozy, warm fleece to wrap up the season in style.

Boathouse offers LABOR DAY SALE savings with 30% off using code BuyAmerican. Ends 9/2/2019.

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers up to 50% off merchandise plus $20 off your $100 order of top trends and gear plus free shipping available as well.

Eastern Mountain Sports offers Labor Day savings with their best deals of up to 70% off select items.

Eyebobs offers 25% off everything today, a once in a year opportunity with code WAITWHAT25. The coxswain shades are similar to my first pair of polarized aviators I got from Scott (yes, ski goggles Scott) for rowing when I first started out, way back while I was still in middle school.

JL offers 30% off (a generous must for the devoted rower) through tomorrow on trou, unis and Hi-Viz wear with code LABORDAY. Check out the USRowing wear.

Lands’ End Labor Day event offers 40% off regular prices with WORKS code and 1912 pin through tomorrow.

LlBean offers 20% off and free shipping with a purchase of $50 or more today using code GREAT20.

REI has $1000 off the Ausangate Lodge to Lodge Trek plus peak deals with up to 50% off end of summer items. REI members receive an extra 20% off one outlet item with the code LABORDAY19 through 9/2/2019.

Patagonia offers up to 50% off past season products.

Sweaty Betty is offering 30% off summer wear with free shipping too.

Under Armour offers an extra 30% off outlet orders of $150 or more using code LABORDAY30.

Great Quotes and Boats

“The water-rower has been an addition to my year-round training. It”s a full-body workout that allows me to get a great sweat while keeping my heart rate up… All without putting stress on my joints.”

-Rob Gronkowski, (May 14, 1989- ), New England Patriots tight end, 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), 4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014), NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011), Third-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008).

Labor Day 2018

It’s Labor Day and the rowing is easy. Temps are still lazily high here in the Northeast. And being close to water is an ah ha moment indeed. Yet the trees reveal autumn around the corner as leaves tease a bit of color suggesting cooler weather will soon be packing a punch with reason for warmer gear as the sun rises later with each advancing day.

Check here for gear you may anticipate needing tomorrow with today’s Labor Day savings:

Eastern Mountain Sports offers up to 70% off with an additional 20% off one item (there may be exceptions) with the code LABORDAY18.

Land’s End offers up to 75% off savings with an additional 30% off clearance with code HAPPY and pin 8315 and 40% off one regular price item with code CELEBRATE and pin 3427.

LLBean offers 25% off a purchase of $50 today with free shipping.

REI‘s Labor Day sale offers up to 40% off clearance and outlet favorites for all plus 20% off one regularly priced item for members.

My favorite, Sweaty Betty offers 30% off leggings and 20% off everything else plus free shipping with code LABORDAY.

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers an additional $20 off $100 purchase for Labor Day.

Great Quotes and Boats

“Maneuvering a single shell is like trying to stay upright on a giant knitting needle — a typical boat is 26 feet long and less than a foot wide; balance is either assisted or impeded by the oars, which measure about nine feet each. As sports go, it’s like aquatic tightrope walking, requiring both enormous precision and guts, and I was terrible at it for years — flailing, teetering, nearly flipping the boat on every outing.”

-Craig Lambert, rower, author of Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing.

Pikachu Row

Happy Pokémon Day 2018!

And, to celebrate Pokémon Day 2018, catch a special Pikachu outfitted in party hat, equipped with 3x Stardust and the special move Present in Pokémon GO. Act quickly, this offering only lasts today!

R2R Quick Tip: Catch multiple party hat Pikachu to evolve into Raichu complete with party hat.

LLBean Official Supplier to US Ski Team

L.L.Bean, the official supplier for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team is offering 25% off clothing, outerwear and footwear with a few exceptions when using the code WINTER. Plus shipping is covered. But hurry this offer only lasts through tonight, January 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

This is my favorite, a more water and wind resistant fleece hoody that’s cozy enough to even provide a hidden opening for a pony or braid. Perfect for supporting the Ski Team starting 2/9/2018 and my own endeavors thereafter!

L.L.Bean stocks Under Armour too. Perfect for winter sports and predawn rows come Spring.