Anyone who has used a traditional rash-vest top knows that there are some common frustrations – they absorb water and because they fit skin-tight they draw blood to the surface of your skin. Because of this you can actually feel colder when wearing a traditional rashie, especially in the wind. A normal rashie will also quickly fade and wear-out from the effects of the sun, saltwater and chlorine.
After reinventing the wetsuit Sharkskin decided it was time to also reinvent the rashie and make it better!
Sharkskin Rapid Dry combines the latest fabric technologies to resolve all of the common flaws of the traditional rashie to deliver a lightweight and fast drying garment to keep you warmer. It is way more insulative than your normal rashie, and has a long-lasting water repellent treatment while also being breathable, durable, chlorine resistant and UPF50+ for full sun protection. Rapid Dry is the perfect Summer top for all watersports in all conditions.
It has a relaxed, loose T-shirt fit that does not ‘cling’ to your body like most rashie and lycra tops. Rapid Dry looks and feels great on and so is perfect for wearing in-between watersports sessions or even just as a casual top.
Rapid Dry can also be layered with other Sharkskin garments to allow you to adjust your comfort level up or down depending on the weather conditions. Rapid Dry will quickly become your number 1 Summer watersports garment!
Available in a range of colours including hi-vis for ocean safety, and a range of designs including long sleeve, short sleeve, and the new long sleeve with a ‘stand-up’ collar for extra neck protection from the sun.