UPF 50+ SUN PROTECTION

Rash Guards & Swim Shirts

Women's Rash Guards

Men's Rash Guards

Girl's Rash Guards

Boy's Rash Guards

UV Skinz UPF 50+ Sun Protection

UV Skinz® Rash Guards & Swim Shirts For the Family

As we learn more about the dangers of overexposure to the sun, more and more dermatologists and medical professionals recommend protective clothing as a first line of defense against sun damage and ultimately, skin cancer.


If you and your active family are looking for the best sun protection apparel capable of protecting you from rashes, chafing and scrapes, our rash guards are your knight in swimming armor. Made from a quick-drying four way stretch swim knit sun fabric, our short and long sleeve rash guards and rash guard swimsuits for men, women and children will keep you and your family comfortable in and out of the water. Not to mention, these swim and surf rash guards will block out 98% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays with UPF 50+ sun protection for peace of mind you can wear in and out of the water. All of our rash guards are treated to be both chlorine and salt water resistant, so don’t be afraid of making a splash when the opportunity arises!

Plus Size Rash Guards

We know it can be hard to find the comfortable and stylish sun apparel like rash guard shirts, but not here. At UV Skinz®, we offer the plus size rash guard sizes men, women and children can feel comfortable in. Our Men’s Rash Guards and Women’s Rash Guards are available in sizes up to 4XL, while boy’s rash guards and girl’s rash guards are available in up to a size 14.

Men’s Rash Guards

Get the sun protection your skin needs in the styles you love. Our Men’s V-Neck Short Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt is an excellent polo-style short sleeve rash guard to take with you on your golf outing, beach vacation or around town on a sunny day. Need a long sleeve rash guard to keep up with your active lifestyle in and out of the water? Look no further than our Men’s Long Sleeve Active Sun & Swim Shirt, great for wading in the water, surfing, paddleboarding, fishing and more! For a short sleeve rash guard to keep up with your active lifestyle, the Men’s Short Sleeve Active Sun & Swim Shirt is ready for anything, without restricting your movement. Paired with our UVA and UVB protective men’s swim bottoms, you’ll get even more protection from harmful sun rays.

Women’s Rash Guards

Ladies, now you can get the cute and comfortable sun protection you want without breaking the bank. We have the rash guards in various sleeve lengths and fitted or relaxed fits to give you the most comfortable and functional sun apparel you can get your hands on. From the classic short sleeve design of the Women’s Quarter Zip Crew Sun & Swim Shirt to the total neck and arm protection offered by our Women’s Aloha Long Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt or Convertible Swim Shirtdress and every sleeve length in between, we’re confident every woman from sizes XS to 4XL will find the best rash guards to fit their lifestyle needs and personality. Pair your new rash guard with any one of our women’s sun and swim bottoms for even more protection from the sun.

Rash Guards for Girls

We get it. Getting your child to apply sunscreen multiple times a day when they’re busy playing in and out of the water is not only difficult, but exhausting. So why not put her in a Girl’s Long Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt for the sun protection you want them to have, and protect against the rashes and scratches you don’t? Our selection of floral, patterned and solid colored short and long sleeve rash guards for girls are sure to make her happy, with fun colors like bright blues, pretty purples, peppy pinks, cyber yellow and more! Give her the protective dresses and cover ups and sun hats she’ll love to wear when she comes out of the water.

Rash Guards for Boys

We can’t forget about the boys, either! Just have them put on their Boy’s Long Sleeve Active Sun & Swim Shirt and relax knowing the mock tee neckline and long sleeve design is protecting his delicate skin from 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Pair this with our Boy’s Classic Board Shorts and awesome sun hats for even more sun protection.

Rash Guard Shirt FAQ

1.  What is a rash guard swimwear? 

Rash guard swimwear is an athletic-style top typically made from spandex, nylon, or polyester. Adult and kid's rash guards are worn for many different water activities and high-intensity water sports to protect the skin from the sun and prevent rashes or chafing. You can comfortably wear a short or long sleeve rash guard shirt to a beach day or while surfing. There is no right or wrong way to wear one!

2.  What do rash guards do? 

The main objective of wearing a rash guard shirt is to protect your skin against rashes and harmful UV rays during high-intensity water sports. A long sleeve rash guard shirt will provide more protection to the biceps and forearms during these activities. 

3. What is the difference between a rash guard and a swim shirt? 

Short and long sleeve rash guards are tighter-fitting swimwear meant to prevent chafing, rashes, and UV exposure during surfing or other high-intensity water sports. Swim shirts, on the other hand, are more loosely fitting water shirts designed for casual swim or time in the sun and fit more like a regular t-shirt than a compression shirt. 

4.  Should rash guards be tight? 

Rash guards should be snug but not so tight that they restrict movement, hurt any part of the upper body, or affect performance. All of UV Skinz® women's rash guards, men's rash guards, girl's rash guards, boy's rash guards, toddler rash guards, and baby rash guards are designed with a four-way stretch swim knit sun fabric for optimal comfort in and out of the water. We also carry plus-size rash guards for convenient sizing options for the most comfortable fit all summer long. 

5. Do rash guards keep you warm? 

Short and long sleeve rash guard shirts can keep your muscles warmer in the cold water, helping prevent muscle cramps and weariness. However, rash guards are not specifically designed to keep you warm or fend off the cold like a wetsuit does and should not be worn as such. 

6. What to wear under a rash guard?

Under a rash guard, women or girls can wear a swim bra or tank top for extra support. Nothing is typically worn under a men's rash guard or a boy's rash guard. 

6.  Do rash guards have uv protection? 

If a rash guard has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating, it offers UV protection. For instance, UV Skinz® adult, kid's rash guards, and toddler rash guards are certified UPF 50+, which means they effectively block 98 percent of the sun's harmful rays from reaching your skin.