Made for Life in the Water
- Stay safe with UPF 50+ sun protection.
- Dry off quickly with ultra-quick drying AquaPoly Microfiber fabric.
- Move with ease with flexible, four-way stretch material.
- Stay comfortable with soft fabric and comfortable flat-lock stitches.
- Added neck protection thanks to a raised collar for added sun protection.
- Unique water-inspired style with Aqua Design’s signature 3-D real-water print.
It’s so easy to lose track of time in the ocean. The waves roll in and fade out so effortlessly, that sometimes hours can go by without us even noticing. Of course this is no problem for the fish and other creatures that occupy the ocean. They’re at home, right where they need to be. But for those of us who don’t have scales or shells to protect us from the sun’s rays, we need to pay a little more attention to the passing time if we don’t want to get sunburned.
When you’re having a great time in the water the sun can scorch you without you won’t even noticing. That's why it’s crucial that you take preventive measures and “block” the sun’s rays. One way to effectively “block” 97%-99% of the sun’s rays is by using the SunGuard Rash Guard. The SunGuard Rash Guard is designed to protect water lovers from the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Instead of lathering up with loads of sunblock, you can simply pull on the comfortable Rash Guard and you’re good to go. It’s great for swimmers, surfers, kayakers, wake boarders and anyone else who uses their arms a lot while in the water, as it’s made with flexible four-way stretch fabric that allows for ease of movement. When you come out of the water, you’ll dry off quickly with ultra-quick drying fabric. A raised collar provides even more sun protection and flat-lock seams make the shirt extremely comfortable to wear all day long. With the SunGuard Rash Guard, you’ll be set for a life in the water.
Machine washable, tumble dry low heat or hang dry. Follow care instructions and fabric will not shrink.
Quick Drying Sun Protection
The SunGuard Rash Guard provides swimmers, surfers and other water enthusiasts with comfortable sun protection in a vivid aquatic-inspired design. We took our signature “sky-ward” 3-D water camouflage print, loved by fisherman and sportsman for its concealing abilities on the water, and we adapted it to our rash guard to create a totally unique water lovers style. Available in four distinct colors, and a full range of sizes, there’s a rashie here for everybody.
Four 3-D Camo Colors:
- Water Sports
- Sun Protection
- 100% AquaPoly - 85% Microtwist Polyester / 15% Spandex
- Four-way stretch fabric
- 3-D Aqua Design water pattern
- UPF 50+ UV sun protection
- Flat-lock stitches
- High collar for added neck sun protection
|X-Small||28.5" - 32.5"||14" - 17"|
|Small||30.5" - 34.5"||15.5" - 17.5"|
|Medium||32.5" - 36.5"||16" - 18"|
|Large||34.5" - 38.5"||16.5" - 18.5"|
|X-Large||36.5" - 40.5"||17" - 19"|
|Small||34" - 37"||16" - 18"|
|Medium||38" - 41"||17.5" - 19.5"|
|Large||42" - 45"||18" - 20"|
|XL||46" - 49"||18.5" - 20.5"|
|2XL||50" - 53"||19" - 21"|
|3XL||54" - 57"||19.5" - 21.5"|
|Protection||UPF Ratings||Approximate UV Blocked|
|Good UV Protection||15 - 24||93 - 96%|
|Very Good UV Protection||25 - 39||96 - 97%|
|Excellent UV Protection||40 - 50+||97 - 99%|
UPF vs. SPF
UPF is an abbreviation for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. This rating system is used to measure the effectiveness of fabric to protect skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation. For example, a UPF rating of 40 will allow only 1/40th of the sun's harmful rays to penetrate the textile. A rating of 40 or higher is considered excellent, blocking 97 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.
SPF, typically associated with sunscreen, is short for Sun Protection Factor. This measurement determines the length of time it takes for redness to occur as result of sun exposure. If applied correctly, a sunscreen rated at SPF 15 will protect 15 times longer than unprotected skin. This amounts to approximately 93 percent of UVB rays. Some experts believe that no sunscreen should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB radiation is preferred.
UVA and UVB
Simply stated, UVA exposure contributes to premature aging by damaging the skin's elasticity. Perhaps 90 percent of wrinkles, age spots, and visible signs of aging occur as result of the sun's harmful UVA rays which penetrates the skin more deeply. The carcinogenic effects of UVB rays are believed to cause tanning which is the skin's natural defense against the sun. Unfortunately, it is believed that UVB contributes to the development of skin cancer.
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