Annabel AndersonProfessional Stand Up Paddleboarder, Professional | Gender: Female
I was introduced to Sharkskin while training through one of Europe's harshest winters contending with snow, blizzards and freezing temperatures training on the 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. The Chillproof Long Sleeve top is a 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.