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Boy’s Rash Guards

Rash guards for kids do more than just protect their skin from the sun, they also keep your kid’s skin safe from chafing, scratches, scrapes, and rashes, making them the perfect swim shirt.

Our boys' rash guards feature lightweight and quick-drying UPF 50+ microfiber knit that’s both chlorine and salt-water resistant to keep him comfortable and protected from the sun both in and out of the water.

Shop dozens of classic and colorful boys swim rash guards in sizes ranging from 2T to 14.

Long-Sleeve Rash Guards for Boys

UV Skinz has a great collection of boys rash guard shirts in colors, styles, and fits he’ll love to wear. Our kid’s long-sleeve rash guards offer comprehensive sun protection with a mock neck and raglan cut long sleeves.

He’ll love its relaxed fit and flatlock seams for added comfort, and you’ll love its UPF 50+ rating, which offers best-in-class sun protection.

Short-Sleeve Rash Guards for Boys

For a short-sleeve option, our kid’s short-sleeve rash guard features UPF 50+ chlorine and saltwater-resistant fabric designed in a sporty fit for a snug yet comfortable swim rash guard he won’t want to take off.

Browse our selection of boy’s rash guards today to keep your little one protected from the sun all year long.

Boy's Rash Guards FAQ

1. What Is a Rash Guard?

A rash guard is an athletic, more form fitting swim shirt that was developed by surfers to protect your skin from sunburns, chafing, and board rash. 

Rash guards were primarily used by surfers, but have grown in popularity and are used as swim shirts or sun protective shirts at the beach or pool.

2. Do Rash Guards Offer Sun Protection?

When choosing a rash guard, look for ones that offer sun protection, also known as an ultraviolet protection factor or UPF rating. We recommend a UPF rating of 50+, which protects you from over 98% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

3. What Should Your Kid Wear with a Rash Guard?

Your kid can wear swim trunks or board shorts with a rash guard. If you want even more comprehensive sun coverage, you could also have him pair a rash guard with swim leggings.

4. What Should You Look for When Choosing a Rash Guard for Your Kid?

When it comes time to choose a rash guard for your kid, keep a few factors in mind including the following:

  • UPF rating (opt for a UPF 50+ rating).
  • Fit (make sure the rash guard fits well but not too tight).
  • Fabric (look for high-quality fabric that’s chlorine and saltwater resistant to protect against fading).
  • Quality (find a fabric that will hold up against wear and tear and the sun).