Rash Vest

Rash Vest Swim Shirts

Have fun in the sun and water while protecting your skin at all times with rash vest swim shirts. These specially-designed vests, including surfing swim shirts, protect your skin from both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun that cause sunburn, premature ageing of skin, and increase your risk for skin cancers.

UPF Rating

Check the rashie for an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating tag to determine how effective it is at blocking out the sun's rays and reducing damage to your skin. According to the Australian Standard for UPF protection, if your vest has a UPF rating of 40, 45, 50, and over 50, then it offers excellent protection, while a vest with UPF ratings of 15 or 20 is considered good protection.


Most rash vests are available in durable fabrics that dry quickly enough for you to jump back into the water again after a break, so choose vests that best reflect your personality and mood. However, since the UPF is affected by the type of material, the tightness of its weave, and its colour, give preference to men's rash vest swim shirts or ladies' rash vest swim shirts made from synthetic materials, such as nylon and polyester, over cotton. Also, consider dark colours instead of light colours and fabrics with a tight weave to enhance your protection. As stretching in a material reduces your protection by lowering UPF, consider vests with a more relaxed fit instead of tight-fitting options that stretch in the water.

Other Features to Consider

The more skin that a rash vest covers, the better protection for you, so look for one with a high neckline and long sleeves. Short sleeves do not offer coverage comprehensive coverage.


Care for your rash vest to get many years of surfing or swimming pleasure out of it. Ensure that you always rinse your rashie after use.