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How do you know what size rashguard to get?

How do you know what size rashguard to get?

To choose a rash guard size, you should first measure your chest. Then compare that measurement to the size chart that’s shown on the product page and order based on your chest measurement. Depending on fit and comfort preference, you can go up or down a size!

What are Rashguards good for?

Rash guards provide added coverage to protect against the sun’s harmful rays and help prevent sunburn. Some rash guards even include UPF 50+ properties for built-in UV protection, but remember to still use sunscreen.

When should I use rashguard?

A rash guard by itself is used for light coverage in warm temperatures for many other watersports including surfing, canoe polo, scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving, wakeboarding, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle surfing, or swimming.

Is rash guard waterproof?

Rash guards are not waterproof and are not meant to trap warmth like a wetsuit. A colorful, unique rash guard is an excellent way to keep track of your child at the pool or beach.

Are all Rashguards SPF?

Not all rash guards offer UV Protection, so look for fabrics treated with a special UV coating. Some offer up to SPF 200+ protection from the sun’s harmful rays and are tested and approved. Lightweight and quick drying rash guards are key to your comfort. Some manufacturers offer antibacterial fabrics as well.

Why are rash guards so tight?

Most rash guards built to block UV rays feature at least UPF 50 for sun protection. Fit: Rash guards are supposed to fit tight to the body to keep chafing or uncomfortable rubbing at a minimum. However, some styles are made to fit a little looser to be more forgiving to the body-image conscious.

Are Rashguards hot?

Rash guards, especially long sleeve rash guards, are the warmest type of protective clothing that we offer, but that doesn’t mean that they are hot!

Do rash guards make you hot?

Rashguards do not keep you warm when diving, that’s the purpose of wetsuit. They are for comfort and not to keep you warm- they’re a welcomed addition and are a great option but it is key to note that most rash guards aren’t thick or strong, therefore you’ll need a wetsuit or drysuit for the cold water.

Are rash guards supposed to be tight?

Fit: Rash guards are supposed to fit tight to the body to keep chafing or uncomfortable rubbing at a minimum. Long Sleeves: Long sleeve rash guards are best for protection against cooler temperatures, as they’ll keep the surfer insulated and warm, while also providing UV protection.

Is a rash guard the same as a wetsuit?

A wetsuit is what surfers wear in the freezing ocean water to stay warm. Rash Guards are NOT wetsuits! They are not designed to keep you warm. They are designed to prevent rashes from surfing.

Are wetsuits UPF?

Sun protection clothing for snorkeling includes swimsuits, rashguards, leggings, and wetsuits that have a rated ultraviolet protection factor (UPF). These clothing items give you better protection than sunscreen.