A rash vest was invented by surfers to wear under a wetsuit and prevent rashes from wetsuit rubs. Although they are still used under wetsuits, the main use is now as a sun protection top and they’re mainly used on the beach. The great thing about rash vests is that they offer sun protection of factor 50+, so there’s no need to apply sun lotion where you are covered by the garment. The major brands such as O’Neill, Billabong and Roxy all produce very stylish tops and make full use of colours and patterns. So, the choices we offer 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 and can be worn under a wetsuit for extra warmth.