Sweep Grip Options

The sweep grip options available depend on the handle and shaft you've chosen. To see grip availability by handle and shaft, use the following:


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*Note: The options presented here for the Length Adjustment System apply to sweep oars produced from August 1, 2018 and later. If you are looking to purchase grips for a set of Ultralight sweeps that have the Length Adjustment System and were produced prior to August 1, 2018, the following grips are not compatible with your oars:

  • Contoured Orange Rubber
  • Ice Blue Rubber
  • Azure Blue Rubber
  • Smooth Black Rubber
Smooth Green Rubber Grip
Smooth Green Rubber Grip

Smooth Green Rubber

  • Available on fixed composite handles and with our Length Adjustment System
  • 32–39 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)39 mm outside diameter32 mm (thin), 34.5 mm (medium), 37 mm (thick) outside hand diameter37.5 mm outside hand diameter
  • 43 mm inside hand diameter
  • Firm, smooth texture
  • Most durable, easy to clean
Microfiber Suede Grip

Microfiber Suede

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • 37 mm outside hand diameter
  • 40 mm inside hand diameter
  • Soft, suede-like texture
  • Adhesive-backed synthetic suede grip layer
  • Easy and inexpensive to replace; no tools required
  • Requires more frequent replacement than our other grip options
Wood Veneer Grip

Wood Veneer

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • 39 mm outside hand diameter
  • 41.5 mm inside hand diameter
  • Real mahogany
  • Surface can be sanded carefully for more texture
  • Costs an additional $37 per oar
Blue Cellular Foam Grip
Blue Cellular Foam Grip

Blue Cellular Foam

  • Available on fixed composite handles and with our Length Adjustment System
  • 35–42 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)42 mm outside hand diameter40.4 mm outside hand diameter35 mm outside hand diameter
  • 46 mm inside hand diameter
  • Soft feel with a firm, sponge-like texture
  • Requires more frequent cleaning to retain grip properties

Note: We recommend our Microfiber Suede sweep grips over our Blue Cellular Foam grip, as many customers have confirmed our opinion that the grip and feel of the suede is better than the blue foam. Both the suede and blue foam feature a surface that is slightly absorbent, and both will wear out much faster than the very durable green rubber grips; however, the suede is easier and less costly to replace then the blue foam.

Contoured Orange Rubber Grip

Contoured Orange Rubber

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • Outside grip only
    • You will need to choose either smooth green, suede, wood veneer or blue cellular for your inside grip.
  • 33.5 mm outside diameter
  • Radial finger sized contours and brushed texture
  • Firm, durable material
Ice Blue Rubber Grip
Azure Blue Rubber Grip

Ice Blue and Azure Blue Rubber

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • Outside grip only
    • You will need to choose either smooth green, suede, wood veneer or blue cellular for your inside grip.
  • 33.5 mm (ice blue) or 36 mm (azure blue) outside diameter
  • Firm feel with longitudinal ribs
  • Easy to clean
Black Rubber Grip

Black Rubber

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • Outside grip only
    • You will need to choose either smooth green, suede, wood veneer or blue cellular for your inside grip.
  • 35 mm outside diameter
  • Firm, rubber texture
  • Durable, does not show dirt

None or Bare Core

  • 30–35 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)32 mm outside hand diameter35 mm outside hand diameterOutside hand diameter available upon request
  • 38 mm inside hand diameterInside hand diameter available upon request
  • On adjustable composite handles, the bare core is the structural outside grip of our Length Adjustment System that allows for a 5 cm range of adjustment. The bare coreThe fixed composite handle is meant to be rowed with a grip, but we offer this option for people who plan to use their own or another manufacturer's grips on their oars.

Diameter Charts

Diameter Chart

Sweep Grip Diameters for Oars with Fixed Composite Handles
Grip Outside Hand Diameter Inside Hand Diameter
Green Rubber 39 mm 43 mm
Microfiber Suede n/a 40 mm
Wood Veneer n/a 41.5 mm
Blue Cellular 42 mm 46 mm
Bare/None 32 mm 38 mm
Sweep Grip Diameters for Oars with the Length Adjustment System on Skinny or Ultralight Shafts
Grip Outside Hand Diameter Inside Hand Diameter
Green Rubber
  Thin 32 mm 43 mm
  Medium 34.5 mm 43 mm
  Thick 37 mm 43 mm
Microfiber Suede 37 mm 40 mm
Wood Veneer 39 mm 41.5 mm
Blue Cellular Foam 35 mm 46 mm
Contoured Orange Rubber 33.5 mm n/a
Ice Blue Rubber 33.5 mm n/a
Azure Blue Rubber 36 mm n/a
Black Rubber 35 mm n/a
Bare/None Available upon request.

Replacement Grips

Replacement sweep grips (inside and outside) and suede patches are also available for purchase separately if you need to replace the grips or suede grip material on an existing set of oars. Contact customer service for more information or to order. Replacement suede patches can be ordered by phone or in our online shop.