Top 7 Rash Guards for Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, and Swimming

“A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns at any age”  -skincancer.org

It only takes one afternoon in the sun to receive a sunburn you will never forget. Growing up surfing, snorkeling, and being on the beach…I remember the pain, itching, and peeling process before I started wearing rashguards religiously. Whether you are snorkeling, paddleboarding, swimming, or simply spending a day on the beach, wearing a rashguard, or water shirt, will save your skin and help save money on sunscreen in the long run.

I have been through at least 15 rashguards over the years, including Oneil and BodyGlove, and have never had any issues. The best rashguards, in my opinion, are tight fitting and will not chafe during activity. However, snorkeling is a relaxing sport and a loose fitting rashguard would not be an issue besides some increased drag.

Oneil would definitely be my top rated brand as I have a wetsuit, two rashguards, and a light water shirt made by the company. Now grab one of the rashguards below and go jump in the water!

Product ImageBrand/StylePros/ ConsMen/Women/ChildrenPriceRating
oneil rashguardO'Neill UV Sun Protection Men's Basic Skins Long Sleeve Crew Rashguard-Long sleeves for protection
-Skin Tight for Warmth
-Quick Dry material
-Best sun protection in my opinion of most rashguards.
-VERY high rated
Men$$5/5
best womens rashguardO'Neill Women's Skins Long Sleeve Crew-Multiple colors
-Perfect for all day in the sun
-Lightweight
-Board short connector
-Check reviews for sizing
Women$$5/5
O'Neill UV Sun Protection Men's Basic Skins Tee Rashguard-Shortsleeve for a tan 😉
-4.5 stars with over 500 reviews!
-Slimfit
-Stylish as a T-shirt
-Great quality but look at reviews for exact sizing! Sound likes order a size big.
Men/Women $5/5
Oneil Kids short sleeve rash guard O'Neill UV Sun Protection Youth Basic Skins-Best option for kids in my opinion.
-3 slick colors
-50+ UV Protection
-Order a few sizes larger!
-I repeat, look at the reviews and order larger!
Boy/Girl $4/5
SUPreme Men's UV Shield - Long Sleeve Rash Guard Top - Standup Paddleboarding, Swimming, & Water SportsSUPreme Men's UV Shield - Long Sleeve Rash Guard Top - Standup Paddleboarding, Swimming, & Water Sports-Made with SUP boarding in mind
-"Wicks" moisture away from the body
-Non-Chafing
-Only two colors
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Boy/Girl$$4.5/5
Body Glove Women's Deluxe Long Arm Loosefit RashguardBody Glove Women's Deluxe Long Arm Loosefit Rashguard-Specifically for Women
-Cool design
-Order a size larger
-Quick dry technology
-Multiple colors
Women$4/5
Body Glove Wetsuit Co Men's Loose Fit Long Arm RashguardBody Glove Wetsuit Co Men's Loose Fit Long Arm Rashguard -Loose fit which is preference
-Reputable brand
-Multiple colors
-Won't be as warm as tight fit shirt
-Quick dry
Men$$4.5/5

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or contact me.