Rashies, or rash vests, help protect your skin from the sun as well as any abrasions caused by getting on and off surf boards, climbing into boats, and many other activities which include boating, surfing, paddling or just diving in the pool. Choose from our range of rashies for men, women and kids at Anaconda, including short sleeved and long sleeved styles, as well as full rash suits for kids. Combine them with swimwear, boardies, wetsuits or pants to keep yourself covered up, while still being able to move about freely thanks to the 4-way stretch material
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What is a rashie?
A rashie, also known as a rashy, a rash guard or a UV top, was originally invented in the 1970s, to stop surfers chafing their skin on their surfboards. They have since become hugely popular in Australia, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays when spending time by the pool or at the beach. They are often seen as a staple item for surfers or anyone else who does water sports as they reduce the risk of damage from the sun's harmful rays.
How should I wash my rashie?
There are many specialist products available for washing your rashie, we would not recommend putting it into a washing machine. When you wash and dry your rashie, it should be inside out to avoid weakening the material. High temperatures can also impair the fabric's integrity, so we only recommend washing your rashie with cold, or tepid, water and you should not put it in the tumble dryer or iron it. We would also suggest that after each use, you rinse your rashie with fresh, clean water. When you are in the water, chlorine, salt water, sun rays and natural ocean particles can leave residue behind, so it is essential to make sure that your rashie is adequately rinsed to avoid any malodours.
Are the rashies from Anaconda quick drying?
Yes, they are. A number of our rashies here at Anaconda explicitly state that they are made from a quick-drying fabric. Just rinse your rashie after use in fresh, clean water and hang it out to dry. We do not recommend folding the material when it is wet, as this can further weaken the structure of the fabric.
What are the benefits of wearing a rashie?
Wear one of our rashies when doing any form of water sport, such as kayaking or canoeing, or even when just having fun in the waves. UV protection for your skin is critical and wearing a rashie, alongside sun cream, can protect your delicate skin from dangerous UV rays. Rashies are a fantastic investment for anyone who spends a lot of time at the beach or doing water sports, and with our high quality products at such low prices, get your rashie at Anaconda today.
What does 4-way stretch material mean?
The 4-way stretch material allows for greater comfort and ease, making sure that your rashie does not prevent you from moving freely when you are hitting the waves. The 4-way stretch material also means that our rashies our engineered to retain their shape, making sure that your rashie will fit like a glove for longer.
What is Speedo Endurance fabric?
All of our rashies from the brand Speedo are exclusively made with their endurance fabric. Voted number one for both quality and value, this lightweight material, results in a high quality rashy that is water repellent, chlorine resistant and fast drying.
What size rashie should I order?
That depends on personal preference. Most people have their rashies quite snug, for both the aesthetic effect and to make sure that it does not hinder their movement in any way. However, some people prefer a looser fitting. All of our sizes are based on Australian sizes, you can check the size guides available on each product or op into one of thirty-five nationwide stores today.