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6oz. Polyester/Spandex Short Sleeve Crew - Quick Dry, 4-way stretch
50+ UV Protection Factor
Performance Fit: Form fitting tight layer fits like a second skin
Strategic Seamless Paddle Zones
O'Neill Fashion and Function with our High End Nylon/Spandex Blend, the Skins Offers 50+ U.V. Rash protection with the World Renowned O'Neill Fit.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is about sizing. I was in agony about whether to order medium or large. I wish there were pictures of how they fit. Well, I am providing them to you, to possibly save you some time. I am 5'6", 138 lbs. on a good day, 140.5 lbs. after a nice meal. I very recently ordered the large in BLUE AQUA, and the sleeves are quite long. There was more draping, as you can see, but due to the nature of the fabric, my muffintop was still visible. :-) I then ordered the medium in GRAPEFRUIT. It felt much more "skintight," but it did not hinder movement at all. I like that the sleeves fit better too. I wore it while puttering around in the backyard, and it was very comfortable. It does show every bump and bulge, though. If you are my height/weight, you can go either way for fit, as long as overly long sleeves that need to be folded up at the wrists do not bother you.
Wishing you much fun in the sun! I do like these for the sun protection.
Review below is for the SOLID COLOR with O'NEILL LOGO ACROSS FRONT made of POLYESTER/ELASTANE material.
INSIDE COLLAR READS: 89% POLYESTER 11% ELASTANE HAND WASH / DRIP DRY MADE IN MEXICO
I have been wearing O'Neill rash guards for over 17 years and this rash guard is awesome! I am an educator and have been a certified water safety instructor for two decades. The following has been my experience with the "Women's Basic Skins Long Sleeve Crew" for over 4 years, so far.
I have several of these POLYESTER rash guards in different colors. In over twenty years of wearing different brands and styles of rash guards, I find the SIZING of this rash guard to be ACCURATE - this style of rash guard is intended to fit skin tight (hence the name "SKINS").
The POLYESTER/ELASTANE material this particular rash guard is made of DOES NOT STRETCH AS MUCH as the nylon/spandex material some rash guards are...
I got this to use for sports like snorkeling and parasailing on vacation in the Caribbean. I haven't used it yet, but wanted to report on the fit since I read the other reviews about size. I got the medium and it fits pretty well, snug but comfortable. I'm 5'3", 130 lbs., bra size 36B. In the photo I'm wearing it over my tankini, which has a little padding. The only issue is that it's a little tight across the shoulders, as you can see the pulling in the picture, but I have very broad shoulders for my size. I pulled the sleeves up some and it was better. I would like to report back after my vacation in a few weeks to review how it worked with the water sports. Oh, the color is a gorgeous raspberry!
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