In many people’s eyes the rash vest is an essential piece of gear as it keeps you safe from any chaffing underneath your wetsuit, however there are a few technical terms that you may be confused by that is why in the next few slides we have created a handy guide to help you choose the right rash vest for you from our fantastic range!
One of the biggest things to look out for in a rash vest is that it has moisture wicking within it as this will make sure that any moisture that the vest picks up dries as quickly as possible as if moisture stays around on skin tight clothing like a rash vest there will be chafing and that will lead to a lack of comfort.
Another essential feature for comfort are flatlock seams, this is a kind of seam where the actual seam itself is lined up so that no rough material is touching your body as this could lead to irritation, this style of stitching also makes the garment much more durable than the traditional style of stitching.
It is also extremely important to see if the rash vest that you are looking at has UV protection as if you intend on wearing just the rash vest then you will be open to the UV rays of the sun, considering the fact you will be out in the water you won’t be able to apply sunscreen, if the rash vest you are looking for has UV protection however it will provide more protection than traditional sunscreen.
If you intend on surfing in cooler temperatures then it is highly recommended that you look for a thermo rash vest, this is a rash vest made from thicker materials that are designed to keep your body much warmer, these types of rash vest are made from neoprene (the same material used in wetsuits.) and have varying levels of thickness to suit different levels of cold.
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