For me one of the best bits of kit to own for summer paddling has to be a rash guard. I have owned a few over the years and they form an important part of my gear line up. Rash guards can be worn on their own as an outer layer to ward off sun burn (UPF 50+ sun protection in this case) or worn as part of a layering system under a short sleeve dry top if it isn’t that warm.
Most of the rash guards available out there are from the world of surfing. There are a number of manufacturers from the paddling world who are producing rash guards with paddle sports in mind. The one shown here is from UK based company Palm Equipment.
If you are looking for your first rash guard or looking to replace and old one then the Palm Equipment Rash Guard is one that is worth considering and we have one in at Unsponsored HQ for review.
They are made from super stretchy (and form fitting) material with no underarm seams. All seams are flat stitched. The Palm Equipment Rash Guard is nice and long in the back so offers could coverage when sat down or moving around.
The Rash guard is available in both mens and womens versions. In all cases they are available with long or short sleeves.