I have been wearing Sharkskin garments for preparation and execution of kayaking the Tasman. In 84 days I gave it a hammering like no other. It was the ultimate test of function and durability. One of the hardest components of the expedition is to stay healthy in such a small and wet environment. Initially the conditions in the Northern Tasman were warm and I wore the Sharkskin Rapid Dry long sleeve top. The sun protection and Rapid Dry function were vital. As I progressed south I wore the Sharkskin Climate Control long sleeve. This thing is unbelievable! I wore it every day while paddling for over 3 weeks without washing and often with a heavy thermal survival suit on top. It’s the only garment that could protect my skin and keep the heat in these conditions.
My Sharkskin Rapid Dry top is ideal for big paddles. It's comfortable, lightweight, aerated and provides UV protection. Doesn't hang off me when wet or annoyingly stick to me. Check their gear out - they really put work into each product.
Our Sharkskin Rapid Dry tops were exactly what we needed for raft racing. Powering through rapids they repelled the water to keep us warm while competing, while off the water they dried so quick they became a great casualtop for us to wearon the podium. The 50+ UPF also helped with the harsh NZ sun.Thanks Sharkskinfor helping us lookand feelgood during the WhitewaterRafting world champs.
The rapid dry top with high vissleeves is a year-round paddling top for me as it is warm, quick dry and provides better insulation than lycraor cotton tops.
I have been using the Sharkskin Rapid Dry top a lot both on and off the water and I'm loving it. It’s perfect for the slightly colder conditions too as it’s like a splash guard when it is drizzling but you don’t overheat.
Rapid Dry Long Sleeve - "These are absolutely fantastic paddle tops in warm conditions. They dry fast, keep the user comfortable, avoid sunburn and are highly visible. These were by far the most used item on our Bass Strait crossing and performed fantastically in and out of the kayak"
Best rashie I have ever invested in. And over the years I have had a few. I burn like a bbq sausage.
Sleeves are a but long, have to fold them up 4 times which looses free advertising but I let anyone who asks what brand it's a sharkskin aussie made.
A very different but very comfortable fit than traditional rashies. The style and colour are great and I love the high collar.