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How to Buy Swim Shirt Rash Guards this Holiday Season

 Are you looking for an economical and practical gift for your friends and family this holiday season?  Perhaps you know someone who is lucky enough to be jetting off to a warm and tropical location for a winter getaway? Well, there is nothing better to say "I love you" then by purchasing effective and affordable sun protective rash guards for your special traveler.  This article will discuss how to purchase a rash guard shirt as a stocking stuffer for your loved ones this year.

First off, let’s answer the question: What exactly is a rash guard shirt? Rash guard swim shirts are basically athletic and fashionable UV protective shirts used to protect the skin from sun burns and rashes.  Sun protection is so important these days as skin cancer rates have skyrocketed.  All it takes is a few harsh burns to do permanent damage to your skin. 

A rash guard for men or women will protect your skin all day long without needing to be reapplied like sunscreen repeatedly over the course of the day.  This is a huge advantage compared to sunscreens. Most quality rash guards provide SPF 50+ sun protection which outperforms any sun block or sun screen on the market.

What to look for in a swim shirt?  Priority number one would be to make sure it has a solid SPF rating.  If the brand does not advertise any SPF protection, don’t buy it.  No SPF rating equals a poor surf shirt probably manufactured overseas with cheap materials.

Secondly, make sure you purchase the right size for your loved one.  Swim shirts are made to fit tight so that they do not drag in the water and become a nuisance.  Rash guards do not fit like tee shirts and are tight by design.  If you don’t want it to fit like a gymnast’s leotard make sure you buy a larger size for the person.  Check out the retailer’s size chart and compare the measurements to that of your loved one.  If in doubt definitely choose the larger size!

Where do I find rash guard shirts?  Almost all retail stores such as Target, Walmart, etc carry rash guards during the summer season.  During the holidays the best deals can be found online.  Many online stores love to run promotions for free shipping or buy one get one free.  A little bargain hunting can definitely pay off.  Just Google or Bing terms like rash guards, swim shirts, or surf shirts, and you will see there are plenty of places to choose from.

However, it is important you verify from where the rash guards are shipping and whether or not the store actually stocks the rash guards in house.  Nothing is worse than being told your gift is delayed because a third party who ships for the store doesn’t have them in stock.

Hopefully these quick tips will make your search for the perfect warm weather travel gift a breeze.  Be sure to buy a rash guard swim shirt this holiday season.  Stay tuned for more sun protection tips.


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