60,000+ Pairs of Gloves Sold

We are immensely proud of how far our small business has come to reach people of all ages and backgrounds. The Crew Stop rowing gloves have been sold in all 50 states as well as more than 40 countries around the world.

Gloves for all Water Sports and Beyond

The Crew Stop, Inc. was formed out of a need for a better solution for rowers to protect their hands without compromising technique. This quickly morphed into recognizing that all water sports with a focus on the hands could use a glove to prevent blisters and promote a secure grip. Our patented design was field tested for three years, taking feedback from athletes of all ages and skill levels into account. Lightweight, minimalistic, and breathable, our gloves allow for uninterrupted training and racing in any sport.

Our Founder, Julie Baker

Julie Baker founded The Crew Stop in 2013. A world-class multitasker and problem-solver, she ran the business out of her home in Fairport, NY while excelling in her full-time engineering career, raising three daughters, and getting out on the water to fuel her passion of rowing. She was heavily involved in the rowing community and a founding member of Rochester Boat Club. Julie loved to garden, sing, dance, and help others in any way possible. She lit up our lives and will continue to do so as we remember her forever. 

March 3, 1961 - January 2, 2020

Learn about our fundraising efforts in Julie's honor here.

Our Team

Our Mom is the reason for our strong work ethic and unwavering resilience. Us three sisters are dedicating our lives to carrying on her legacy in so many ways, The Crew Stop included. We want to thank our friends and family for their continuous support.

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Community Involvement

The Crew Stop proudly serves local organizations and the rowing community through our fundraising efforts, events, and sponsorships.

  • Andrew Mangan

    Follow Andrew's journey to the 2024 Paris Paralympics — while wearing our rowing gloves!

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  • Small Boats Monthly

    Dale McKinnon tests out our Scullers on the water to see how they perform when wet.

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  • Molly Field

    We have come a long way since Molly's 2014 "In Defense of Rowing Gloves" blog post.

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Experience the Difference

Improve your technique and prevent injury, no matter your sport or skill level. Discover which type of glove fits your needs.