Rash guards

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Notaseal, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    With wetsuit, does your rash guard make you more warmer or colder?
  2. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    I wear a polypropylene shirt under my wetsuit when the temps get into the 40s. Seems to help.
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  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Even if it doesn't I feel like it does. I've not had to put on more than a spring suit short sleeve but I wear a long sleeve rashy all year.
  4. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I have found that it does not help keep warmer and if also just bunches up too.

    I have tried different variations throughout the years... polypro may be the only thing that helped but I’m still not sold on it. Especially with newer wetsuite that has the fuzzy lining
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I stopped wearing a rash guard under my wetsuite because the new suites don't rash me up much anymore. I don't feel colder or warmer without it.

    But they do help the suite slip on and off easier.
  6. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    2nd time hearing this this week. Having so much trouble pulling the winter rubber sleeve past my left elbow (Chest zip). I'm going to have to give it a shot.

    To the OP, I don't think a regular rash guard does anything warmer or colder. Until you peel off the suit and the wet rash guard meets the cold air.

    If you are looking for warmth. I use the flashbomb hooded vest under my 3/2. It is an extra layer at your chest and back that works. Even if it's not exactly hood time, when you get a little chilly you can pull it up keep some of your body heat from escaping. I use lycra shorts under suits and the vest has a tie so you can tie them together to prevent bunching.

    On my island today the air and water are in the 50's with little wind and the sun out. At mid day and if there was a little wave that is what I'd have on with 5 mil boots and 3 mil gloves.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Same here in North Jerz.

    And the easier your suite slips on and off... the less stress you put on your seams pulling and tugging... the longer it will last. True fact!
  8. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Especially with gloves! I feel like gloves are basically destroyed pulling them on and off.
  9. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I'm in the no rashguard camp.
  10. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Wet”suite” please
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