The best of protection

UV Protection is a very serious matter we, at O'Neill, wanted to address. Most fibers aren't designed to protect you from the sun and usually absorb a small amount of UV radiations. That's why we wanted to design t-shirts that really protect you from UV rays. Being a surf brand, we naturally wanted them to be wearable on the board and to protect your skin from rashes as well. The answer to all of this requirements lies in Lycra, a synthetic fiber, elastic enough to pull the threads together so tightly they block UV radiation efficiently. We pushed lycra to the limit and designed a whole collection of UV skins of all kinds, shorts, shirts, with or without sleeves, and combined them with the best of O'Neill technologies. The results are here, with the very best of skin protection products: featuring U.P.F. 50+ UV protection, 4 way stretch and quick drying fabric, strategic seamless paddle zones, boardshort connector... amongst other top-of-the-line features.