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Sun Protection Swim Shirts

Initially worn as rashguards by surfers, swim shirts are now part of everyday swimwear. Tight fitting swim shirts are the lightweight choice for keen swimmers. They streamline your shape and don't slow you down.

Loose fitting water shirts provide comfy sun cover, feel good and dry quickly. With an airy fit they are ideal for many water sports. You can layer them for warmth or fun fashion.

sun protection swim shirt
sun protection swim shirt

Cool Cotton for Hot Weather

Locals in hot countries usually swim in cotton clothes which provide a refreshing cooling effect in addition to sun protection. They dry slowly so you can keep your cool for a while.

cotton shirt brown swimming in clothes
cotton swim shirt swimming in clothes smile lake

Reader Comment

by Toey, Chiang Mai, Thailand

When my friends and I go to the lake, we don't need any swimwear. We jump into the water in the clothes we already wear, like tees, jeans, and hoodies. They keep us safe from sunburn and dry in the heat on our way home.

cotton shirt brown swimming in clothes
cotton swim shirt swimming in clothes smile lake

Windshirt and Windpants

Anoraks and windshirts have a loose airy design that keeps you covered but well ventilated when moving around. Made from a breathable fabric they are comfy to swim in and dry quickly in the breeze. Combined with thin nylon pants they make a cool sunsafe swimsuit you can wear all day long in and out of the water.

sun protection swim anorak loose fit
sun protection swim anorak loose fit
This sunsuit dries quickly between swims, ready for another dip.

Protect Your Head with a Hood

A thin hooded garment avoids sunburn on your head, especially ears and neck.

sun protection swimsuit
Hood goes up quickly.
sun protection swimsuit
Proper fit matters.

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