Once thought of as essential solely for surfing and jiu-jitsu, the indispensability of rash guards has now grown thanks to outdoor enthusiasts who recognize their many benefits. These garments protect your skin from harmful UV rays, prevent skin irritation and chafing, and even help conserve coral reefs from harmful sunscreen chemicals. With so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the right one. That's where we come in!

Our team of experts has put together some helpful tips based on our own insights and experiences to help you find the perfect rash guard for your next adventure.

1. Determine the purpose

2. Choose the material

3. Pay attention on the functions

4. Consider style and design


Determine the purpose & the right fit

Choosing the right rash guard is crucial for different activities. For surfing and BJJ, a snug-fitting rash guard is essential to avoid riding up and chafing. Paddle boarding may require a looser fit to allow for flexibility and comfort.

When it comes to hiking and other outdoor activities, you have more freedom to choose based on your preference. If you plan to layer your rash guard under other garments, a snug to a fitted fit is ideal. However, if you plan to wear it alone during warmer weather, a regular fit may be more comfortable. Consider your activity and environment before selecting the ideal rash guard for your needs.

On our website, in addition to size chart, you can also check each style's pattern at the "Material & Size" section. The description will indicate its pattern along with recommendations for sizing. 

Choose the material

Rash guards come in a variety of materials, each with its own benefits. Most commonly seen is polyester elastane blend and nylon elastane blend. It's durable, affordable material along with the right amount of combination for compression and elasticity. 

Materials such as silicone or polyurethane are particularly effective at protecting you from cooler water, but they could be more harmful to the planet. 

Pay attention to the functions

Rash guards offer different functions, and it is important to consider which features are most important for your needs. Some rash guards come with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) protection, which blocks harmful UV rays from the sun, making them ideal for outdoor activities.

Others have added features such as moisture-wicking, quick-drying, or flatlock stitching to prevent chafing. 


Here is one of our best sellers that are in compression pattern, so it snugs and provides muscle support. Suitable for surfing, BJJ, or other activities that you wish your rash guard or base layer to be tight to your body.