The JL Racing Store is currently CLOSED
The next Opening Window will be at the start of Spring Season.
[In an emergency, one-off orders for BIR uniforms can be made directly from JL Racing via phone @ 800-831-3305, but please note that one-off orders have a higher price point and a longer turn-around than group orders]
BIR Junior Uniforms FAQ
Q: What uniform pieces are required?
A: Long sleeve tech-shirt and either a team uni, OR BIR team tank with matching trou (shorts). All other JL gear is for practice use only and 100% optional.
Q: We have a blue and white uni from previous years, do we need to buy a new one?
A: Last year’s tech shirts and uniforms are unchanged this season. The tech shirts and trou are all that is required for Fall Season. The full team uniform (Blue with white stripe and gold details) are mandatory for all novice and varsity rowers ONLY for the SPRING Regatta Season each year.
Q: What color BIR hat do we need?
A: If you choose to purchase a BIR hat or visor, any of the three colors (blue, white or hi-viz) are fine. Coaches and/or coxswains may communicate a preference to their rowers on a team or boat-by-boat basis for the Spring Season. Do know that the navy blue hats absorb heat and many rowers find the white or hi-viz hats more effective during the warm weather regattas. All colors of JL hats do have a absorbent band to help keep sweat out of an athlete’s eyes while rowing.
Q: Is this the only chance to purchase JL uniforms and gear?
A: No, there are two purchase windows during the year – one at the start of BOTH the Fall and Spring Seasons.
Q: What can we do with our old uniform if we purchase a new one?
A: Wear it to practice!
Q: I have a senior who wants the new uniform but only has one season left, what can we do with it at the end of the year?
A: Sell it on the BIR Parent Facebook Page! Next year’s novice rowers will all be looking for uniforms and many will appreciate the opportunity to purchase them used at a discount.
Q: My rower is very tall/has a long torso, what size should I order?
A: Unis and tech tops can be ordered in tall sizes (and short sizes) by asking for a +1″ or +2″ (or -1, -2) to the length. Unis can also be created with a size small top, combined with a size medium bottom, for example. Sending measurements to JL Racing will assure the correct fit.
Q: Can I add a shelf bra to my daughter’s uniform?
A: Yes. JL will add a shelf bra for an additional $12.
Q: How do I know what size to purchase?
A: Have them start by asking a varsity rower of similar size for advice. Uniforms are very fitted and sizing can be tricky. Since all uniforms are made to order, measurements can be sent for a custom fit by using the JL sizing worksheet.
Q: Can parents purchase JL tech shirts, hats or jackets for themselves?
A: Yes! Remember that the sizing is intended to be quite fitted, so size up if needed.
Do also bear in mind that basic BIR gear (t-shirts, hoodies, hats etc) for parents, family members and supporters of all kinds can also be ordered 24/7 from the BIR Spiritwear store here at bainbridgerowing.org