Rashguards

Rashguards

Selection of ladie's and men's rashguards will provide UV and sun protection while scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, or other water sports activities. Also provides a protective layer between your skin and wetsuit allowing for better thermal protection and reduces chafing.

HOW TO CHOOSE A RASHGUARD:

Sun Protection: A rashguard, also referred to as a UV shirt or sun shirt, will provide excellent protection from direct sun exposure. A cotton tshirt, just as an example, will provide some protection from the sun, but not to the same extent as the material of a rashguard, which can provide as high as 50+ UV protection. This makes them excellent for wearing on their own while snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, boarding, laying at the beach, or just enjoying the outdoors during a sunny day. When worn under a wetsuit, they create a barrier between your skin and the wetsuit which prevents skin rubbing and chafing that can result in an uncomfortable rash or abrasion. 

Thermal Protection: If you're looking for extra warmth while enjoying your water sports activities, a rashguard will provide a very small amount of extra thermal protection. Worn on its own, it will provide a negligible amount of thermal protection. If worn under a wetsuit, it will create a nice barrier between your skin and the wetsuit, as well as the water that enters the wetsuit, so you may find it will provide a small amount of extra thermal protection.

Fit: Rashguards in general fit on the small side. You want them to be snug, but comfortable. If they are worn too loose, you'll find that once they are wet, they are flapping around all over the place, especially if worn on their own. If you're wearing it as a regular tshirt for use on the surface, you can go a bit looser if you like. Please read the description for each of our rashguard products for advice on how each one fits.

Comfort: The material has a bit of stretch to it making it easy and comfortable for activities where you are moving around a lot. Also breathes nicely so overheating while wearing is not usually an issue.

  • On Sale
    Long-Sleeve Rashguard - Black Long-Sleeve Rashguard - Red

    Rashguard Aropec - Long Sleeve

    Aropec

    Now: CDN $40.00
    Regular: CDN $50.00
    Comfortable water shirt that offers protection from scrapes and stings as well as 50+ SPF UV protection from sun exposure while enjoying water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling. Also provides extra thermal protection when worn underneath a wetsuit...
    Now: CDN $40.00
    Regular: CDN $50.00
  • On Sale
    Short-Sleeve Rashguard - Blue Short-Sleeve Rashguard - Black

    Rashguard Aropec - Short Sleeve

    Aropec

    Now: CDN $32.00
    Regular: CDN $40.00
    Comfortable water shirt that offers protection from scrapes and stings. Protect yourself from sun exposure while enjoying water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling. Offers 50+ SPF protection from the sun. Also provides extra thermal protection when...
    Now: CDN $32.00
    Regular: CDN $40.00
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    Long-Sleeve Rashguard - Aqua Front Long-Sleeve Rashguard - Aqua Back

    Rashguard Fourth Element - Ladies Long Sleeve

    Fourth Element

    Now: CDN $69.00
    Regular: CDN $75.00
    Hydroskin Rashguards by Fourth Element are great to wear under a wetsuit for added thermal protection and reduce chafing or on their own for superior UV protection while in the sun. Also prevents stings and scrapes when scuba diving or snorkeling. The...
    Now: CDN $69.00
    Regular: CDN $75.00
  • On Sale
    Short-Sleeve Rashguard - Blue Front Short-Sleeve Rashguard - Blue Back

    Rashguard Fourth Element - Men's Short Sleeve

    Fourth Element

    Now: CDN $59.00
    Regular: CDN $70.00
    Hydroskin Rashguards by Fourth Element are great to wear under a wetsuit for added thermal protection and reduce chafing or on their own for superior UV protection while in the sun. Also prevents stings and scrapes when scuba diving or snorkeling...
    Now: CDN $59.00
    Regular: CDN $70.00
  • On Sale
    Short-Sleeve Rashguard - White/Purple Rashguard Short-Sleeve Rashguard - White/Pink Rashguard

    Rashguard Scubapro - Ladies Short Sleeve

    Scubapro

    Now: CDN $45.00
    Regular: CDN $70.00
    These fashionable rashguards are great for wearing under a wetsuit for added thermal protection and to reduce chafing. Also great on their own for superior UV protection of UPF-80 while playing in the sun. Prevents stings and scrapes when scuba diving or...
    Now: CDN $45.00
    Regular: CDN $70.00
  • XSPAN 1.5 mm Top Men's XSPAN 1.5 mm Back Men's

    Xspan 1.5mm Long Sleeve Top Men's

    Neosport

    CDN $139.00
    The XSPAN material will stretch where you need it and stay close to your skin where you don't. The thin 1.5mm neoprene makes this perfect for layering under a wetsuit or wear it on its own. More thermal protection than a rashguard but less bulky compared...
    CDN $139.00