This Sharkskin Performance Wear top uses Chillproof 3-layer material for warmth and compression fabric for maximum performance.
Chillproof panels cover the front of the torso and the lower back and kidney area. The arms and shoulders are covered in compression panels to increase endurance and muscle recovery in these working muscles. The compression fabric is also flexible and breathable for fantastic arm movement and temperate regulation and is SPF50+ to provide 100% Sun protection for your arms and shoulders.
Great for paddle watersports, board watersports, sailing, multisport, etc where you need to keep your torso warm and give your arms and shoulders a performance boost.
Also great for scuba diving and snorkelling in warmer waters. The Chillproof keeps your torso warm and the compression fabric keeps your arms and shoulders protected from the Sun.
About Performance Wear
Performance Wear uses the best combination of Chillproof 3-layer fabric where you need warmth + Compression fabric where you need maximum flexibility and for best muscle performance + 4-Way Stretch neoprene where you require extra comfort and abrasion resistance to create a range of garments that provide full protections from the elements. By seeking feedback from and listening to the world’s best watersports athletes Sharkskin has designed the ultimate performance watersports range.
Performance Wear Features
Chillproof panels to keep you warm and protected from the elements -
Nylon/Spandex outer layer for superior durability and abrasion resistance.
100% windproof and breathable membrane to stop windchill to keep you warm yet regulate body temperature to avoid overheating.
Hollow yarn 'next to skin' fleece for warmth, comfort and superior moisture wicking properties.
Compression panels strategically placed to aid in endurance and muscle recovery –
Breathable for additional ventilation and to regulate body temperature.
Lightweight and flexible to allow for maximum movement during intense watersports.
Neoprene panels in the seat and shin areas for extra stretch and comfort –
4-Way stretch enables extra flexibility and fit.
Non absorbent for enhanced water shedding.
Additional properties -
Durable water repellent finish (DWR) to provide a protective shell that ‘sheds’ water.
Non-chaffing, itch and odour resistant properties mean that garments can be worn for long periods of time.
Durable seam thread to resist deterioration in saltwater so the garment will last longer.
Neutrally buoyant tops so there is no need to add extra weight when diving.
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.
MENS AND WOMENS CUT AVAILABLE
Only yesterday 5.19.21 I tried it out for the first time yesterday. In salt water bay…water temperature was cold! My suit protected me from the bulk of it.. although my head froze!!
I bought a size 14 n was worried it was too small ( I’m a 16+) until it was wet n it was perfect size. I have rheumatoid which hates the cold n believe this suit will allow me a longer swimming season in open sea water.
Bought Sharkskin Peformance Wear Long Sleeve top primarily for recreational swimming in Sydney harbour beaches in the shoulder season. It does the job perfectly adding sufficient warmth in 17 deg water to be comfortable. The design allows good movement for swimming. Sizing is accurate and the top looks stylish with its snug fit and bright pink colour trim.
Name: Patricia W
Love it! Kept me warm on a cold Perth morning out on the swan river
I wanted to start swimming in port Phillip bay and so needed something that would keep me warm yet let me swim. My sharkskin does exactly that. I am very pleased with my purchase and recommend it to anyone wanting help to stay warm with flexibility.
My Performance Wear long sleeve top was perfect for paddling on a cold day. I bought the XL which didn’t cling and had lots of room. (I usually buy Size 14/16 tops.) The top was very comfortable, warm and blocked the wind. Although the material used for the arms got wet while I was paddling, it wasn’t uncomfortable and dried quickly. Definitely a great purchase. Thank you Sharkskin. Diane. Perth, WA.
I love my sharkskins! They fit really well and provide welcome insulation from the cold sea water in winter, just what I needed. I also love the fact that they are easy to get on and off and dry quickly for use again the next day.
Have now tested my new performance pants and top, fabulous, so happy with the standard, fit and warmth.
It is a tight fit which is good for swimming but not so good for water sports in my opinion. I have worn it to go snorkelling & it was ideal & very stylish.
I was introduced to Sharkskin while training through one of Europe’s harshest winters contending with snow, blizzards and freezing temperatures training on the River Thames in London and competing throughout Europe. One of the challenges of SUP training is that you get really hot when you are out on the water training, but wearing a wetsuit and/or multiple layers of clothing is impractical, uncomfortable & causes excessive bulk and prohibits freedom of movement in the upper body. Good training kit that performs and is functional in cold weather is hard to find. Sharkskin Performance Wear tops go a long way to making it a lot easier to make it out the door and onto the water on those colder days. Sharkskin’s ChillproofLong Sleeve top is big step in the right direction of developing true cold weather training apparel and I’ve had it out in as low at minus 20 degrees Celsius on high alpine mountain lakes in Bavaria, Germany. The thermal torso combined with light and flexible compression fabric sleeves makes for a highly functional garment that enables you freedom of movement, insulation and reduction of windchillto your core. The cut of the sleeve enables maximum movement and flat seam stitching reduces friction & chaffing.