O'Neill Premium Skins O'Zone L/S Rash Guard64,95 € 50,95 €
Mystic Lunar L/S 2/2mm Women Wetsuit Trousers129,95 € 94,95 €
O'Neill Hybrid Sun Womens Lycra T-Shirt44,95 €
O'Neill Womens Graphic S/S Sun Shirt Rash Guard39,95 € 31,95 €
O'Neill Basic Skins L/S Sun Youth Rash Guard23,95 €
O'Neill O'Zone Sun Lonsleeved Toddler Lycra T-Shirt24,95 € 22,95 €
ION Rashguard LS Women Rash Guard46,95 €
Mystic Lunar L/S Vest Neoprene 2mm Women Rash Guard139,95 € 99,95 €
O'Neill O'Zone Toddler Lycra Suit31,95 €
ION Bottoms NEO Shorts 2.5 Men Rash Guard69,95 € 59,95 €
O'Neill Premium Skins S/S Womens Sun Rash Guard36,95 €
O'Neill O'Zone Baby Lycra Suit29,95 €
Mystic Star Womens Rashguard39,95 € 28,95 €
O'Neill Womens Side Print L/S Rash Guard Rash Guard44,95 € 39,95 €
Manera Magma Baselayer 0.5mm 202299,95 € 79,95 €
Radar Freedom Longsleeved Neo Top79,95 € 43,95 €
O'Neill Youth Basic Skins S/S Rash Guard Rash Guard21,95 € 19,95 €
Manera X10D Baselayer Hooded 0.5mm99,95 €
Rip Curl Blanco Bay Relaxed Womens Rash Guard39,95 €
O'Neill O'Zone Sun Toddler Lycra T-Shirt22,95 € 20,95 €
Rip Curl Flash Bomb Neoprene Long Sleeve94,95 € 60,95 €
Rash Guard Shirts Provide All-Round Protection
Rash guards are often seen on surfers, wakeboarders, or many other water sports enthusiasts. Different from a wetsuit that is designed to keep you warm, rash guards are worn to protect your skin.
The first protection rash guards offer is against the sun. The tightly woven lycra blocks UV rays from reaching your skin, preventing sunburn. Long sleeve rash guards provide more skin coverage, but you will also find short sleeve rash guards as well.
Protection from skin rubbing against the surfboard is the second benefit of wearing a rash guard and is where it got its name from. Surfers spend a lot of time laying on the board while paddling out and without the lycra shirt on, friction can cause a nasty rash.
Difference Between Swim Shirts and Rash Guards
Swim shirts also fall into this category, as they are made with the same lycra material but are more loose and casual fitting. The relaxed fit makes them more comfortable to wear when relaxing by the beach or splashing in the water. Rash guards have a tighter fit, so there is less excess material to restrict your movements while surfing.
Rash guards and swim shirts for men, women and children come in all colours and styles, so check out our full range before choosing one. If you are looking for some tops that provide warmth as well as protection, then check out Wetsuit Tops.