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Rash Vests

Rash Vests

Rash Vests offer protection against a number of elements whilst in, on or around the water including damaging ultra violet radiation, marine life stings and scratches whilst swimming or abrasion and irritation protection when worn beneath a wetsuit. Some rash guards have a built in layer of neoprene that provides an extra layer of thermal protection beneath a wetsuit, or even by itself. There are also thicker rashies that are a combination of ... Read More
Rash Vests offer protection against a number of elements whilst in, on or around the water including damaging ultra violet radiation, marine life stings and scratches whilst swimming or a... Read More

Rash Vests offer protection against a number of elements whilst in, on or around the water including damaging ultra violet radiation, marine life stings and scratches whilst swimming or abrasion and irritation protection when worn beneath a wetsuit. Some rash guards have a built in layer of neoprene that provides an extra layer of thermal protection beneath a wetsuit, or even by itself. There are also thicker rashies that are a combination of technical materials that are equivalent to 0.5-2.5mm neoprene, making them a great alternative to neoprene products.

Rash guards are the perfect addition to any snorkellers kit bag. These versatile garments provide up to SPF80 protection from harmful UV rays, help to provide protection from wind chill and also provide protection from stinging organisms that may be floating in the water such as jellyfish and their tentacles. Rash guards are available in a range of styles to suit varying requirements and temperatures and made from different materials.

There are some key things that a rash vest or rash guard must have to ensure that it is comfortable to wear whether it is worn by itself or even beneath a wetsuit. The material should be lightweight with a low water absorbency to prevent the rash guard from becoming heavy and difficult to move around in once it has become wet. Similarly the material should be able to dry almost instantaneously to prevent wind chill, a material that can achieve this is also generally fast wicking to draw moisture always from the skin.

The fabric MUST be stretchy as, although loose fit tops are available, rash guards are designed to be a snug fit but if the material can stretch and move with your body it will quickly become restrictive. How the separate panels are joined together will also impact how comfortable it is and a good quality rash guard will use flatlock stitching to keep the seams flat against the skin and strong.

It is also becoming increasingly common for rash guards to be impregnated with an anti-bacterial agent that help to keep the garment fresh and odour free

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WaterProof

R30 Mens Short Sleeved Rash Vest
Regular price £27.95
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Fourth Element

Hydroskin Short Sleeve Top
Regular price £38.50
Rated 4.5 out of 5
10 Reviews

Scubapro

UPF50 Womens Rash Vest
Regular price £39.00

Fourth Element

Mens Hydroskin Long Sleeve Top
Regular price £41.50
Rated 4.6 out of 5
20 Reviews

Fourth Element

Women's Thermocline LS Top
£129.95

Scubapro

UPF50 Mens Rash Vest
Regular price £39.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 Review

Sharkskin

Socks
Regular price £35.00
Rated 4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews

Scubapro

Channel Flow Mens Graphite Rash Vest
Regular price £50.00
Rated 4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews

Mares

Rash Vest Womens SS
Regular price £26.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

WaterProof

R30 Mens Long Sleeve Rash Vest
Regular price £34.95
Rated 4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews

Mares

Rash Vest Mens SS
Regular price £26.00

Sharkskin

Mens Long Sleeve Top
Regular price £145.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 Review

Sharkskin

Hood
Regular price £45.00

WaterProof

NeoSkin 1mm Mens Wetsuit
Regular price £126.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 Reviews

Mares

Trilastic Shorts
£20.00 Regular price RRP £22.00

Seac Sub

Undersuit 2,5mm Vest
Regular price £34.00

Seac Sub

Warm Guard 0,5mm Short Sleeve
Regular price £65.00

Scubapro

T-Flex Mens LS Rash Vest
£56.00 Regular price RRP £59.00

Fourth Element

Hydro T Mens Loose Fit Rash Vest
Regular price £41.50

Scubapro

Channel Flow Mens Aegean Rash Vest
Regular price £50.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews

Mares

Loose Fit Mens Rash Vest SS
£27.00 Regular price RRP £30.00

Mares

Loose Fit Womens Rash Vest SS
£27.00 Regular price RRP £30.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Seac Sub

Undersuit Womens 2,5mm Vest
Regular price £34.00

Seac Sub

Warm Guard 0,5mm Long Sleeve
Regular price £69.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

WaterProof

WP Skin Mens Rashguard
Regular price £86.50

Mares

Womens Rash Vest LS
Regular price £35.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 Review

WaterProof

WP Skin Womens Rashguard
Regular price £86.50
Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 Reviews

Sharkskin

Mens Full Suit
Regular price £299.00

WaterProof

Neo Womens 1mm Skin
Regular price £126.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews

Scubapro

T-Flex Mens SS Rash Vest
£44.00 Regular price RRP £45.00

Scubapro

T-Flex Womens LS Rash Vest
£56.00 Regular price RRP £59.00

Mares

Mens Rash Vest LS
Regular price £35.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews

Seac Sub

Warm Guard 0,5mm Womens Short Sleeve
Regular price £65.00

Omer

UP W1 Mens 2mm Wetsuit
£199.00 Regular price RRP £252.00

Seac Sub

T-Sun Mens SS Rash Vest
Regular price £22.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Seac Sub

T-Sun Womens LS Rash Vest
Regular price £26.00

Seac Sub

T-Sun Mens LS Rash Vest
Regular price £26.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Fourth Element

Men's Thermocline Leggings
Regular price £113.50
Rated 4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews

Scubapro

Channel Flow Mens Rash Vest LS
Regular price £63.00

Scubapro

T-Flex Womens SS Rash Vest
£44.00 Regular price RRP £45.00

Sharkskin

Mens Performance Pants
Regular price £150.00

Lavacore

Short Sleeve Mens Shirt
Regular price £75.00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4 Reviews

Lavacore

Long Sleeve Womens Shirt
Regular price £85.00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
5 Reviews

Lavacore

Womens Full Suit
Regular price £179.00

Lavacore

Mens Full Suit
Regular price £179.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
4 Reviews

Seac Sub

T-Sun Womens SS Rash Vest
Regular price £22.00

Seac Sub

Emotion Mens 1.5mm Wetsuit
Regular price £107.00

Fourth Element

Women's Thermocline One Piece
Regular price £249.95
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Fourth Element

Women's Thermocline Spring Suit
£199.95
Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews

Fourth Element

Women's Thermocline Shorts
Regular price £72.50

Fourth Element

Women's Thermocline Leggings
Regular price £113.50
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Lavacore

Shorts
Regular price £65.00
Rated 3.8 out of 5
5 Reviews

Lavacore

Pants
Regular price £85.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 Review

Lavacore

Long Sleeve Mens Shirt
Regular price £85.00
Rated 3.8 out of 5
12 Reviews

Fourth Element

Men's Thermocline LS Top
Regular price £134.50

Fourth Element

Men's Thermocline Shorts
Regular price £72.50

Fourth Element

Men's Thermocline Spring Suit
£205.00 Regular price RRP £225.50
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review

Fourth Element

Men's Thermocline SS Top
Regular price £102.50
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 Review