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Rash Vests

Stay warm and sun protected with our range of rash vests for kids and adults. Surf tops or rash guards are perfect for keeping you warm in the swimming pool or sea and they look cool too.

Kids Rash Vests
Kids Rash Vests

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If you are going to holiday by the sea or plan on spending time by the pool, you will need a quality rash vest. A rash vest is not merely a fashion accessory; it is a vital piece of equipment that is needed for anyone who spends time in the water or under the sun.

A rash vest is a garment typically constructed of polyester, nylon, Lycra or a combination of these materials. The main purpose of a rash vest is to protect the wearer from the elements. A rash vest can be constructed with thermal insulation to keep a swimmer warm in cool water temperatures but usually they are designed for warm water environments. Unlike a wetsuit, which can be cumbersome and even uncomfortably hot in warm water, a rash vest is much lighter and offers the same style of protection.

A rash vest prevents chaffing of the skin when your body regularly comes in contact with anything solid like a surfboard or body board. Snorkelers and swimmers also benefit from a rash vest. The repetitive motion of a free style stroke can cause chaffing in your under arm regions which is quite painful. A rash guard can even protect you from the irritating stings of small jellyfish.

Many of the rash vests on the market today feature an additional type of protection: they help shield you from the sun. A typical rash vest is rated at UPF 50 which means that the material blocks almost 98% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Rash vests come in a variety of styles for any activity. Long sleeves, short sleeves and even a kneesuit cover up. Whether you plan on a lot of water activity or are just playing it smart by blocking the sun, a rash vest is a great investment for your health.