Performance Fit: Form fitting tight layer fits like a second skin
Flatloc Stitched - To avoid skin irritation.
Board short Connector
O'Neill's collection of wearable sun protection with a superior engineered fit that feels like a comfortable cool second skin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Decent rashie for the price. The material is not super thick but adequate. Seams are all flatloc and comfortable. As far as sizing goes, I think a lot of people don't understand how a rash guard is supposed to fit. It's supposed to be skin tight, but not binding at the arm joints. They're made to go under a wetsuit and be completely smooth on the skin. The sizing chart runs true to size for a proper fit under a suit. If you want to wear this as a sun shirt and have a looser fit, buy one to two sizes bigger. One size bigger will be snug but not too tight, two sizes up should fit more like a t-shirt. Hope this helps you get the fit you want.
I have worn this rashguard at both at the beach on 80+ degree sunny days, and at the lake while paddleboarding for several hours, and I was surprised to find that I have never felt hot because of wearing this shirt. In fact, once it gets a little wet, it actually keeps me cool. The cooling effect it gives you while the water evaporates from its fabric feels similar to standing in in air conditioned room, especially if there's a breeze..
As for sizing, many of the reviews say to order a size up, but after reading through several reviews I saw that nearly everyone who described themselves as "fit" said that the shirt ran true to size. I like to consider myself a fit 5'8, 160 pounds, so I ordered a medium just like I do in t-shirts, and it fits perfectly. It is absolutely skin tight like its painted on, but that's the point of a rashguard! If I were overweight or had a bit of a gut, I could see going one size up, but if you are in shape it fits true to size...
This is my second O'Neill rash guard shirt. I ordered white the first time but it got really stained from sun tan lotion. I bought white figuring I needed that color to keep me cool. Turns out that when wet, these shirts operate on the principle of evaporative cooling. As the water in the shirt evaporates, it draws heat away from the body keeping you amazingly cool even though your in a long sleeve shirt.
When I re-bought I went with black because I knew it would act this way. In the Caribbean sun of St. Thomas, black was no issue. Always kept me cool as long as it was wet.
I also went with the Performance fit which it the tightest you can buy. Tough to get in and off, but it fits more like a skin suit than t-shirt. No floating around when snorkeling or swimming.
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