No matter the temperature you can still get out on the water and enjoy your paddling sport with Sharkskin gear. All Sharkskin gear include proprietary fabric that is breathable and regulates body heat.

All Sharkskin gear include proprietary fabric that is breathable and regulates body heat.

What conditions will you paddling in?

Warm (20+ Degrees)

Moderate (10 - 2 Degrees)

Cold (Under 10 Degrees)


When the sun is out and the temperature is over 20 degrees you need gear that protects you from the elements, helps moderate your temperature and maximises performance.

Our world famous rashie is a must have garment for summer paddling. It has been used to break world records and proven to beat the elements.

What makes the Rapid Dry garment different?

It’s durable fabric resists deterioration in UV, saltwater and chlorine so the garment will last longer. Odour resistant properties so the garment can be worn for long periods of time.

Unlike regular rash vests it does not ‘cling’ to your body and impede movement like other watersports garments do. 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. It’s available in short and long-sleeve for adults and kids.

As worn by Michelle Lee, the first women to row across the atlantic. Michelle wore her Rapid Dry for 68 days, 24 hours a day, under the harshest conditions while crossing the Atlantic.

Pair your Rapid Dry Rashie with Performance Wear Lite shorts for maximum performance. The neoprene in the seat area provides more comfort for extended periods of sitting and more stretch for a better fit. The high rear waist provides exceptional comfort and warmth when in a seated position.

This is a great shortpant for all paddle watersports, power watersports including jetski, board watersports and inshore and ocean sailing.   

Performance Wear Pants