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Rapid Dry longsleeve with collar feature a new collar design for maximum sun protection when on the water without compromising its in water functionality. Cut in a stylish loose T-shirt design making it comfortable for in and on the water as well as for everyday casual use around the water.
Rapid Dry does not ‘cling’ to your body and impede movement like other watersports garments do. Rapid Dry looks great when worn wet or dry.
Unisex, 4-way stretch design for a wide range of fits from XXS to 5XL.
About Rapid Dry
Sharkskin Rapid Dry is a lightweight, breathable, fast drying fabric which is warmer and more insulative than cotton and nylon / lycra / spandex synthetic fabrics both when wet and when dry.
The stylish loose fit T-shirt design is super comfortable when worn by itself for all watersports but can also be worn layered over other Sharkskin tops for extra insulation and sun protection when needed.
Rapid Dry is ideal for paddle watersports, board watersports, sailing and many other watersports including white water rafting, multisport and adventure sports.
Rapid Dry Features
Rapid Dry is ‘infused’ and then ‘heat set’ with a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment. This method is more effective at shedding water and lasts much longer than traditional treatments.
3-D ‘rib-knit’ fabric construction for superior insulation properties.
Durable fabric resists deterioration in UV, saltwater and chlorine so the garment will last longer.
4-way stretch ensures garments are non-restrictive allowing a full range of movement.
Breathable fabric to allow body temperature regulation.
Non-chaffing seams for comfort during active watersports.
Odour resistant properties so the garment can be worn for long periods of time.
Hi-vis and non-fading colours available for safety on the water.
SPF50+ for sun protection to avoid skin damage and melanoma.
Designed to last
We source the world’s most technically advanced materials, create the highest quality design and utilize the best manufacturing techniques to create garments that are built to last.
At SHARKSKIN we are passionate about watersports activities and we care about minimising our impact on the environment. We use biodegradable and compostable packaging bags, minimise waste in our manufacturing and design long lasting products.
Sharkskin Performance Guarantee
SHARKSKIN garments come with a 2-year guarantee on workmanship. Excludes fading and degeneration as a result of excessive exposure to chlorine or sunlight. We guarantee SHARKSKIN will perform as advertised.
Arrived as expected, good size advice, light and non-intrusive when paddling.
The top is well fitting and the fabric feels nice against the skin.
I have very fair skin so your sun safe design, collar, long sleeves and fabric, is fantastic.
I mainly use my top for kayaking and paddling.
What I like is that it’s not grabbing you and at the same time doesn’t sag when wet. It also doesn’t make you feel cold at all. We went out on the SUP early Sunday and it was warm enough by itself when we started out. Even after I warmed up it was still comfortable to wear and really light. Definitely recommend this product
Works well dries really quick
Really comfortable, didn't even know i had it on while paddling on the water.
The raised collar is a very welcome feature
Not too tight, not too loose
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.
Straight Yakers Team
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"
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.