Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
11 Healthy 3-Ingredient Breakfasts
Own the Treadmill With This Interval Run — No Matter Your Level
You'll Never Eat Another Gummy Bear or Marshmallow Again After Hearing What It's Made From

Get Your Butt in Gear: UV Rash Guard by O'Neill

Get Your Butt in Gear: UV Rash Guard by O'Neill

Nothing is worse than snorkeling for hours on the first day of your vacation and spending the rest of your precious days in paradise dealing with a very sunburned back. What you need to pack for your sunny, swimmy vacation is a rash guard.

You may be saying to yourself "Fit, I am not worried about a rash. It is a sunburn I am trying to avoid." To this I will say, lightweight rash guards are made from fabrics with high UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) factors, to keep your skin extra protected for long hours in the water. They are like a sunscreen swimsuit for your upper body.

Originally developed for surfers to prevent rashes from the sand and surf wax combo, rash guards are designed to move and swim in making them a much better option than swimming in an old tee shirt. Obviously they provide much better sun protection and this one, designed by O'Neill has a UPF rating of 50 plus. It even has a utility pocket with a drain hole - they think of everything.

Buy one directly from O'Neill for $49.95. Rash guards come in both short and long sleeve styles so your forearms can stay protected too.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 9 years
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 9 years
the-clam the-clam 9 years
I swim laps with a long sleeve rash guard sometimes. It keeps me from getting tan lines and freckles on my back. Plus, it increases drag so you have to work a little harder.
doubleuendy doubleuendy 9 years
just bought a rash guard from billabong for when i went bodyboarding for the first time! i bought one with long sleeves and it definately protected me from some nasty spills i had on the sand. just got some few scrapes on my knees!
Bikinis That Won't Fall Off
On Our Radar: Luella Bartley for O'Neill
On Our Radar: Luella Bartley Designs Surfin' Collection
10 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Start Swimming
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming (Video)
Pool Exercises Not Swimming Laps
Olympic Winners | Video

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds