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Rashguards and sunguards to protect you from the elements

Whether you’re gearing up for a day at the beach, on the wall or down the trail, a little sun protection goes a long way. Sunscreen and a sun hat are a great start, but adding rashguard and sunguard clothing to your wardrobe will make sure you’re prepared for a day of fun in the sun.

Though both rashguard and sunguard clothing will protect your skin from harsh UV rays, there are some differences between them to help guide your decision. Rashguard clothes tend to be a slightly denser fabric with a slim, performance fit to keep you moving smoothly in the water. Sunguard clothes, on the other hand, are made with lighter fabrics with more casual fits, ready for your post-surf relaxation or a summer hike.

When choosing your rashguard or sunguard, consider what kinds of activities you’ll be doing. Are you spending an afternoon exploring the lake on your paddleboard, or checking out a new bouldering spot that’ll have you exposed to the sun while you climb? This will help narrow down your options so you can find the gear best suited to your purpose.

Keep an eye out for other features that’ll help maximize your comfort. Fabrics with water-wicking and antimicrobial properties will keep you feeling fresh even on muggy summer days. Sunguard clothes offer a variety of shapes and fits, from short sleeves and crop tops for staying cool to button-ups and mock turtlenecks that give you more coverage.