Rashguards & neoprene

Buying a Neoprene or a Rashguards shirt 

Are you looking for a Rashguards or Neoprene shirt? Then you're at the right place at Telstar Surf! With a wide range of products there is something for everyone. We sell rashguard shirts for men, women and children. Rashguard and neoprene shirts are ideal to use during different watersports, such as kite surfing, windsurfing, supping, snorkeling and wakeboarding. Learn more about the different properties of a rashguard and neoprene shirt by reading the information below.

What is the difference between a neoprene and a rashguard shirt? 

A rashguard and neoprene shirt both have their own characteristics, suitable for different purposes. One shirt does not replace the other as they have distinctly different properties. How and what the differences between rashguard and neoprene shirts are can be read below:

Buying a rashguard shirt 

A rashguard is meant to be a protection against the sun. All rashguards at Telstar Surf have a UV resistant label on the inside of the rashguard, this way you are always protected against the sun. For this reason you should always use a rashguard t-shirt to make sure you are protected against the sun. The skin is extra exposed to UV rays because of the reflection of the water. This in combination with the salty water, is more likely to get sunburned. Wave surfers also use a rashguard to prevent irritation on the chest, caused by friction between you and the board.

A common misconception is that you can wear a rashguard shirt under a wetsuit for extra warmth. This is not true. A rashguard actually causes cooling under your surf suit. Therefore, only wear a rashguard in warm weather. A neoprene shirt, on the other hand, does provide extra warmth.

Buy a neoprene shirt

A neoprene shirt can be used in two ways. Underneath your surf suit it provides extra warmth. In addition, you can also use it during a summer day or for your surf sessions on vacation. Because of the extra warmth that a neoprene shirt provides, you can surf in your neoprene shirt instead of your wetsuit. This is nice because a wetsuit on warm days is often too hot and a rashguard might be just too cold. We offer both women's and men's neoprene tops.

What size, warmth and color for a rashguard or neoprene top?

Now that you know whether you need a neoprene shirt or a rashguard , there are a few things you can look for before you can make your final choice. Think about the size, warmth and color. Below is described what you can look for in a rashguard and Neoprene shirt.

The size of a rashguard or neoprene top

The wrong size rashguard or neoprene top can have a big impact on your performance on the water. This is because a rashguard or neoprene shirt that is too big or too small can feel very uncomfortable, get in the way or lose its effectiveness. Both a rashguard and neoprene shirt are intended to be snug, similar to a wetsuit. That's why we advise you try on the t-shirt in the Telstar Surf shop or try it on carefully at home. Then you will know for sure that the shirt fits well.

The warmth of a neoprene or rashguard shirt

When buying a neoprene t-shirt, warmth will be an important factor in making a decision. There are different thicknesses of neoprene shirts to choose from so there is something for everyone. Are you going on the water in chilly weather? Then choose a thicker neoprene t-shirt. Do you like to surf in warmer conditions? Then put on a rashguard t-shirt so you don't burn.

The color of a rashguard or neoprene top

The color of your rashguard or neoprene t-shirt can also be a factor for some people. There are several different colors available. From a lot of color to very dark, at Telstar Surf we have it all!

Advice on buying a rashguard or neoprene shirt

If you still have questions, please let us know! Telstar Surf has years of experience in watersports and is always ready to help you!

 

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