As lockdowns are lifted, we’re getting excited for the chance to hop in the water, have some fun and stay cool while maintaining social distancing. Though, after so much time indoors, we’re a little worried that the moment we get in the sun we’ll burst into flames like vampires.
Enter: The Rash Guard. Now, we know that a rash guard may not be considered the coolest thing you’ll ever wear. But we think it will become your favorite summer companion.
If you’ve ever fried your entire back from a day in the sun, you know that UVA and UVB protection is not for wimps. If you want to be in and around the water all day long, you can stock up on aloe vera and pain reliever, or get a good, quick-drying rash guard.
On warm days, a wetsuit will have you sweating—even in the water—where a rash guard will keep you cool and comfortable. On chillier days, you can wear a rash guard under your wetsuit for an extra layer of warmth.
Whether you’re not quite ready for swimsuit season or you happen to be the most practical guy on the beach, a rash guard will keep you looking and feeling cool.
Jokes aside, no one actually wants a rash. Between chafing on your chest from a surfboard or boogie board, and fearsome wetsuit-to-nipple contact, you might end up feeling a bit like a Ken doll without some protection.
For many places around the world, jellyfish are somewhere between a ‘mild nuisance’ and ‘an invisible murderer.’ Reducing surface area of skin exposure can be a very good idea.