Rash gear is designed to provide protection for the skin in hot and wet environments. These items provide UV protection from the sun, and keep the skin protected from minor cuts and brusies. Excellent on hot summer days or as protective underlayers in colder climates.
These garments are close fitting like a rash guard or base layer. They are built using an outer layer of Lycra with an inner layer of soft microfleece. The Lycra is coated with a waterproof chemical to make the water sheet off. Very comfortable and with excellent wicking, these clothes are perfect for cool weather sailing and can be worn by themselves in cool weather (early fall/late spring), paired with neoprene gear in colder weather (late fall/early spring), or worn as a base layer under drysuits OR foul weather gear in the winter.
Metalite is a revolutionary technology that combines traditional neoprene (wet suit material) with a thin adhesive coating that relects the body's heat back. The resulting garments have only .5mm-1mm thickness but have the same warmth as a much thicker neoprene. Excellent on cold days. combine with Hydrophobic fleece for a fantastic cold weather outfit.
These neoprene items are designed for colder weather and often contain additional layers such as microfleece or metalite for added warmth.
This section contains garments that are made with 3mm or thicker neoprene (wetsuit material). They are designed for the coldest conditions and have been hand picked and tested by our professional staff to ensure performance and satisfaction.