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Why Wear a Rashguard?

   January 12th, 2017   Posted In: Articles, FAQs  

Why Wear a Rashguard?

You’ve learned how to buy a rashguard and now you might be wondering, why wear a rashguard? Well, there are actually a few reasons why you’d want to wear one.

UV & Rash Protection.

We know, this one is kind of a given, but we want to make it known. Rashguards have a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating of 50+ meaning you get serious protection from harmful UV rays. Rashguards also act as a protective layer from board rash and abrasion. Not sure what board rash is? Have you or your child used a boogie board or a surf board only to come out of the water with scrapes and redness on the torso? Yep, that’s board rash. It’s painful, uncomfortable, and downright ugly. By wearing a rashguard, you are protected from said issues. So your choice – do you want to be scraped up or not scraped up? Or, would you be interested in full body rashguard protection? We’ve got bodysuit rashguards from NeoSport and Henderson!

Getting In and Out of a Wetsuit.

If you choose a rashguard with a regular/clingy fit that means it’s like a performance and tight fit. So why wear a rashguard under a wetsuit? People like to wear rashguards (especially a regular fit one) under a suit because it can make the process of getting into and out easier. And if you want a loose fit rashguard, they are great for a more relaxed and comfortable fit. This type of fit is more preferred for laid back activities like relaxing on the beach or stand up paddle boarding.

why wear a rashguard

This little dude knows what’s up with this rashguard!

Cover-up.

Some people might just like having a top that can be worn just like a cover-up but with the UV ray protection. And as mentioned in reason #2, we offer a variety of rashguards that have a regular/performance fit or a loose/clingy fit. We’ve also got long sleeve rashguards, short sleeve rashguards, and even sleeveless rashguards.

Quick Drying.

Did we mention that rashguards are not only anti-microbial but also fast drying? That’s right, you don’t have to worry about stinking or about wearing a soaking wet top all day. Quick drying rashguards are great for boating and even an after surf cool down.

 

There you have it – a few reasons to explain the importance of wearing a rashguard. Whether you want to protect yourself or your little one or you just want awesome rashguard you can wear from beach to boardwalk, we’ve got you covered!

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Lauren Belt

Merchandiser at Wetsuit Wearhouse
Lauren (LoLo) has been picking out the latest and greatest wetsuits and being the social media queen for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, practicing yoga, studying holistic nutrition or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.
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