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Rash Guards

Rash guards are an essential piece of gear for anyone with an active lifestyle. For those days when you’re surfing or paddle boarding in warm water conditions, a rash guard will help protect you from board rash, other irritants, and minor abrasions. On more relaxed days, rash guards provide UV protection and comfort for fishing, strolling the boardwalk, or just lounging by the pool. Many styles have anti-bacterial properties and are quick-drying, making them a great choice for everyday wear.

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.