Australian made and owned
SHARKSKIN™ is proudly Australian Made and Owned, manufactured in Newcastle, NSW. We created the category of technical watersports apparel more than 25 years ago and since then we have made more than one million garments in our own factory and proudly export this Australian made range all over the world.
After trying a sample, our entire team has now purchased Sharkskin. We find the product of exceptional quality and perfect for protection from the elements during both patrols and competitions. Whether constantly in the water or in the boat exposed to the surf and wind, Sharkskin has become an essential addition to our team uniform. Not just to win races, but to save lives.
Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Inshore Rescue Boat Team Captain NSW & World IRB Champions, Scott Bryant | Gender: Male
Sharkskin is all about staying warm and avoiding wind chill on and around the water. The Performance Top allows for that without the chance of overheating and keeping the wearer safe from the sun at the same time. New Zealand's weather can often expose us to four seasons in one day which the Performance Top deals with like no other product out there can. The compression material is extremely nice when I am paddling and makes my muscles feel great with firm unhindered support. Better still, the material is great to fish with and is perfect for activities like softbaiting which usually involves plenty of casting and working of the bait.
Kayak Fishing & Spearfishing Guide, Soft Bait Pro Fisherman, Fishing Writer, Marine Photographer | Gender: Male
I've found the Sharkskin range to be perfect for staying comfortable in even the worst conditions - whether out training for Coast to Coast, an AR race or simply a big mission it is brilliant both as an outer layer and as the insulating layer under a dry top. The most impressive thing is how warm it remains when wet and it's become a stable part of my kayaking equipment.
Elite Multisport And Adventure Athlete And 5 Time Winner Of NZ Coast To Coast Event, NZ | Gender: Male
WHAT MAKES OUR RAPID DRY RANGE GREAT!
Lightweight, Breathable & Durable
Rapid Dry is a lightweight, fast drying fabric in which the material is 'infused' and then 'heat set' with a water repellent treatment (WRT). This method achieves a finish that is vastly more effective at shedding water and lasts much longer than traditional fabric treatments. The Rapid Dry fabric is warmer than cotton and nylon/lycra synthetic fabrics when wet. It has an SPF50+ rating for full sun protection, is lightweight, breathable and durable.