O'Neill Hybrid Sun Womens Lycra T-ShirtEUR 44.95 EUR 22.95
O'Neill Premium Skins O'Zone L/S Rash GuardEUR 64.95 EUR 51.95
Rip Curl Blanco Bay Relaxed Womens Rash GuardEUR 39.95 EUR 30.95
ION Bottoms NEO Shorts 2.5 Men Rash GuardEUR 69.95 EUR 66.95
O'Neill O'Zone Sun Lonsleeved Toddler Lycra T-ShirtEUR 28.95
Mystic Lunar L/S Vest Neoprene 2mm Women Rash GuardEUR 139.95 EUR 94.95
O'Neill O'Zone Toddler Lycra SuitEUR 29.95 EUR 16.95
Mystic Star Womens RashguardEUR 39.95 EUR 38.95
Mystic Lunar L/S 2/2mm Women Wetsuit PantsEUR 129.95 EUR 92.95
O'Neill Premium Skins S/S Womens Sun Rash GuardEUR 36.95 EUR 35.95
O'Neill O'Zone Baby Lycra SuitEUR 29.95 EUR 16.95
O'Neill Hybrid Sun Lycra T-ShirtEUR 44.95 EUR 19.95
O'Neill Youth Basic Skins S/S Rash Guard Rash GuardEUR 21.95 EUR 16.95
Manera Magma Baselayer 0.5mm 2022EUR 99.95 EUR 76.95
Radar Freedom Longsleeved Neo TopEUR 79.95 EUR 39.95
O'Neill Womens Graphic S/S Sun Shirt Rash GuardEUR 39.95 EUR 31.95
Manera X10D Baselayer Hooded 0.5mmEUR 99.95
O'Neill O'Zone Sun Toddler Lycra T-ShirtEUR 23.95
ION Rashguard LS Women Rash GuardEUR 44.95 EUR 34.95
Rip Curl Flash Bomb Neoprene Long SleeveEUR 94.95 EUR 62.95
O'Neill Basic Skins L/S Sun Youth Rash GuardEUR 23.95 EUR 19.95
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 colors 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.