Shopping for Rash Guards
Rash guards provide a protective layer against skin irritants and help to avoid sunburn, with many options featuring a UPF rating of 30-50+. They are available in a variety of styles, including short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodies. Rash guards are meant to be close-fitting, so choose a regular cut for active days in the water. Looser t-shirt style sun shirts can be worn on or off the beach.
A surf shirt is not a substitute for a wetsuit, as it doesn't provide any thermal insulation. Rash guards are best for warm water conditions, when a full wetsuit isn’t necessary. They can be worn under a wetsuit for an additional layer of protection.
If you need assistance choosing the right rash guard, please visit our Help & Advice section or call 866-906-SUIT (7848) to speak to one of our experts. Once you shop at Wetsuit Wearhouse, you won't go anywhere else for your water sports gear.