Mares Long-Sleeve Rash Guard
The Mares long-sleeved Rash Guard come with UPF 50+ protection. It can be used for water sports and is made of a lightweight material that is quick-drying and comfortable.
The men’s model has blue inserts in the shoulders; while the women’s model has teal inserts in the shoulders.. The seams are flat and soft so as not to cause irritation or friction during movement.
The material used is Nylon with Spandex for the Mares Long-Sleeve Rash Guard.
Do you really need a Rash Guard (Lycra Top)?
Do scuba divers need a rash guard? After all, it’s not necessary for life support like a regulator or BC. That’s true, but a rash guard is a versatile garment for anyone who spends a lot of time in and around the water. For scuba divers specifically, it offers protection against the sun and stinging critters, is a fast-drying coverup, and makes it easier to get into a wetsuit. Before you buy one, consider your needs:
• UV Protection. When you wear one, you help protect yourself from the sun and stinging critters like fire coral and jellyfish. Some rash guards even have a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating of 50+ meaning you get serious protection from harmful UV rays.
• Rash Protection. Rash guards also act as a protective layer between your skin and your wetsuit, which can have seams that rub and irritate you.
• Getting In and Out of a Wetsuit. The lycra or nylon material of a snug-fitting rash guard can make wiggling into and out of your wetsuit a snap. Looser-fitting ones are often preferred if you’re primarily wearing it as a comfortable coverup during surface intervals or for activities other than diving, such as relaxing on the beach, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, or any other watersports.