Rash Guards & Tops
- Provide warmth, sun protection, and rash protection.
- Can be worn under a wetsuit for rash protection.
- Protection from harmful UV rays.
(both directly from the sun and reflected by the water)
- Protection against jelly fish stings.
- Prevent wax-based chafing from sliding on and off of the surf board.
- Use with modest swimwear and as additional top coverage.
- Lightweight and are made to fit tight/ snug.
THERMAL RASH GUARDS
- Provide some extra warmth in cold water.
- Commonly used for aqua aerobics and watersports.
(in water that is too warm for a wetsuit, but too cold for bare skin).
- Made of thick, insulating fabric used for warmth.
- The "mm" designates the thickness of the material in millimeters.
(Choose a higher thickness for extra warmth)
- Typically composed of a synthetic blend of fibers
- Mainly feature Lycra, neoprene, polyester or a nylon-spandex blend.
- Each offer different levels of stretch, warmth, and breathability,
- Breathable with optimal stretch.
- Prevent chafing and dry quickly.
- Insulate the body in cooler waters.
- Provide both insulation and stretch for flexibility of movement.
- Offer maximum breathability and sweat wicking.
- Lack the same stretch and flexibility of those composed of a lycra blend.
- Surfer will get stretch
- Tight fit, breathability, and a quick drying.
RASH GUARD SIZING
- Supposed to fit tight to the body to keep chafing or uncomfortable rubbing at a minimum.
- Some styles are made to fit a little looser to be more forgiving to the body-image conscious.
- Flat-lock stitching and a six-panel construction for the best fit.
- Available in tanks, short sleeves and long sleeves.
- Great for hot and sunny days when over-heating can be an issue.
- Lots of flexibility and a greater range of movement—plus no farmer’s tan.
- Great for hot days.
- Optimal for beating the heat and for protection from the sun’s rays.
- Best for protection against cooler temperatures.
- Keep the surfer insulated and warm.
- Providing UV protection.