Ladies Rash Vests

WOMEN'S SUN PROTECTION TOPS & RASH VESTS

Rash vests are what surfers wear under a wetsuit to prevent rashes from wetsuit rubs. Although surfers still use them under wetsuits, their main usage now is to serve as a sun protection top on the beach, especially for ladies. The great thing about rash vests is that they offer sun protection of Factor 50+, so you have no need to apply sun lotion where wearing the garment.

The major brands such as O'Neill, Billabong, Rip Curl, and Roxy all produce very stylish tops and make full use of colours and patterns. So the choices we offer at Wetsuit Centre will not leave you disappointed, as there is so much to choose from! If you feel the cold, then check out our thermal rash vest range, which uses polypro thermal material. You can wear it under a wetsuit for extra warmth.

WOMEN'S SUN PROTECTION TOP

Rash vests were invented in Australia in the 1970s to help surfers prevent nasty wetsuit rashes when the material would rub against their skin in the water. Since then, the neoprenes have become far better and softer, so rashes from wetsuits are far less of a problem today. Rash vests or sun protection tops are now more about protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun during the summer months. They come in very cool designs that look fabulous while also protecting your skin from sunburn. The other advantage of these tops is you can also use them in the water without losing their shape. They also dry pretty quickly.

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  1. Rip Curl Classic Surf Long Sleeve Womens UPF Rash Vest - Bright Peach
    As low as £34.95
  2. O'Neill Womens Basic Skins Rash Guard - Black
    As low as £24.95
  3. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Long Sleeve Rash Vest in Light Grapefruit
    RRP: £27.95
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    As low as £17.95

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  4. O'Neill Womens Blueprint Short Sleeved Sun Shirt in Turquoise
    RRP: £41.95
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    As low as £29.95

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  5. Orca Heat Seeker Womens Vest - Black - Front
    As low as £53.95
  6. Circle One Women's Polypro Thermal Rash Vest Icon Long Sleeve in Black
    As low as £34.95
  7. O'Neill Basic Skins Long Sleeve Women's Rash Guard
    As low as £27.95
  8. O'Neill Graphic Womens Short Sleeve Sun Shirt - Trade Winds - Front
    RRP: £34.95
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    As low as £22.95

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  9. O'Neill Blueprint Womens Short Sleeve Sun Shirt - Deep Sea - Front
    RRP: £41.95
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    As low as £24.95

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  10. Alder Cruz Womens Short Sleeve Rash Vest - Blue
    As low as £23.95
  11. O'Neill Graphic Womens Short Sleeve Sun Shirt - Bristol - Front
    RRP: £34.95
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    As low as £22.95

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  12. O'Neill Womens Side Print Long Sleeve Rash Guard in White/Christina Floral
    RRP: £41.95
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    As low as £28.95

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  13. O'Neill Womens Side Print Short Sleeve Rash Guard in Nectar/Zephora
    RRP: £34.95
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    As low as £24.95

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  14. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Long Sleeve Sun Shirt - Fox Pink - Front
    As low as £29.95
  15. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Short Sleeve Rash Vest - Light Aqua - Font
    As low as £24.95
  16. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Sun Tee Shirt
    As low as £26.95
  17. O'Neill Womens Side Print S/S Rash Guard - Infinity / Talitha
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    As low as £38.95
  18. C Skins NuWave Premium UV Womens Long Sleeve Rash Vest - Raven / Tropical
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    As low as £31.95
  19. C Skins NuWave Rash X Women's Rash Vest
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    As low as £29.95
  20. C Skins NuWave Premium UV Womens Short Sleeve Rash Vest - Raven / Tropical
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    As low as £29.95
  21. Mystic Star Womens Short Sleeve Rash Vest in Black
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    RRP: £33.95
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    As low as £23.95

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  22. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Long Sleeve Rash Vest - White - Front
    As low as £27.95
  23. O'Neill Premium Skins Womens Sun Shirt - Light Grapefruit - Front
    As low as £26.95
  24. O'Neill Basic Skins Womens Sun Tee Shirt - White - Front
    As low as £26.95
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For Fashion As Well As Sport

Women's rash vests are a vital accessory to any watersports wardrobe. In addition to providing sun and rash protection when you utilize it as a replacement for a wetsuit, a women's rash vest can also serve as a stylish top ideal for keeping you warm while also looking great on the beach.

While rashes are much rarer these days due to the improvements in neoprene material compounds, that doesn't mean the demand for our UK collection of women's rash vests has declined. When you select and purchase a women's rash vest from us, you can benefit from practicality, durability and the highest quality materials on the market, all manufactured by some of the world's most premium brands.

Our vests are available in both long sleeves and short sleeves, in all sizes, with a range of necklines to suit your personal preference. No matter what you require, you can be sure to find a suitable rash vest to meet your needs.

We understand that the women's rash vests in our UK collection need to be able to protect your skin from the harshness of the elements while providing you with flexibility and reliability at all times. We can help you improve your performance while keeping you protected when you browse our range of women's rash vests and choose the ones you want to order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are a rash vest and a rash guard the same thing?

You may see surfing shirts called different names depending on the country or region you're shopping in, including rash vests, rash guards, and rashies. We understand that these changing terms may cause confusion, but they all refer to the same thing: a close-fitting, UV-protectant top worn for watersports. You might opt to include a women's rash vest as an extra layer beneath your wetsuit or as a barrier between your skin and the sun's UV rays.

Shop our selection of short-sleeve and long-sleeve rash vests to find a top that matches your needs and style. We stock the latest products from top brands like Rip Curl, O'Neill, Roxy, and more. We offer a wide range of prints, colours, and styles, so you're sure to find your perfect rash vest.

Will Wetsuit Centre match the price of a rashie for sale somewhere else?

The Wetsuit Centre team prioritises the customer, so we offer price matching for ladies' rash vests and all of our other watersports products. If you find the same rashie for sale somewhere else at a cheaper price, let us know by calling 01202 302943.

You can also save money by shopping our selection of rash vests on sale. We stock rash vests for girls, boys, and even toddlers, so you can shop for rash guards for the whole family.

Do I have to wear a rash vest if I'm surfing in warm water?

While thermal rash vests provide extra warmth and comfort in cold water, you should always wear a rash guard, even while surfing in a warmer location. Rash vests do more than prevent irritation from wetsuits and waves; they keep you from burning after a day in the sun.

Can I try on Wetsuit Centre products before buying?

Not sure which colours or designs will look best? If you live near Boscombe and Bournemouth, you can visit our warehouse to try on items before you buy. We're open seven days a week, so stop by at your convenience to try rash guards in stock from your favourite brand. Check out our website to stay informed with all the latest news and sign up for marketing emails.

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