O'Neill Men's Basic Skins UPF 50+ Short Sleeve Sun Shirt


  • Slim fit: close to the body but not skin-tight.
  • The O'Neill Basic Series brings the sun protection and fit you need, with pared-down graphics and a lower price.
  • 50+ UV Protection factor with 6 ounce polyester/spandex with 4-way stretch


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Stay safe while you ride in the O'Neill rash tee. With UPF 50+ protection from seam to seam, this shirt delivers the highest level of protection from the sun's harmful rays so you can enjoy the sun without worries. You'll want to ride longer with the rash protectant, while the seamless paddle zones allow maximum flexibility with minimal seams for a chafe-free season. Embrace the sea in the O'Neill Men's Wave Basic Skins Rash T-Shirt.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Package Dimensions : 9 x 6 x 0.47 inches; 4.97 Ounces
  • Department : Mens
  • Date First Available : January 16, 2018
  • Manufacturer : O'Neill Wetsuits
  • ASIN : B07937CWTP
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,694 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #8391 in Men's Shops
    • #5 in Men's Outdoor Recreation T-Shirts
    • #1082 in Men's Activewear

I received the shirt and promptly put it on over top of a sunscreened back and chest. The sunscreen residue got on the shirt which made it wrinkle a tad. Upon two washes, the shirt remains wrinkled where it touched sunscreen.

Not pleased with the way this shirt reacted to sunscreen. It obviously has to be worn with sunscreen around your arms, face, etc - so this seems to be poor quality or bad planning.

Material does feel soft, but would not purchase again given the wrinkles - this was after 5 minutes of wear...

This replace an older shirt. Material on this version is so much better and thicker. Great shirt.

Great swim shirt, these shirts do come small I’m 52 yrs old 6’ 197lbs medium build I reordered to a 2XL. I wear XL in everything. If you buy your normal size it will be to tight. Quality of shirt is good

Fitted as expected. Very comfortable

We bought this for my husband before we went to Florida and it worked GREAT while we were there! The sun was out bright and it was really warm every single day and this completely protected his front/back that was covered by this shirt. It was pretty true to size with great stretch. A large (typically his normal size, occasionally a medium) fit him perfect! Also, it was much cheaper than most other brands out there, but still reputable! We would definitely buy again!

This shirt is exactly as advertised. I've used O'Neill products over many years and overall quality is almost always top-notch. The shirt will conform to your body, especially when it is wet. The Elastane/Nylon material used in the shirt is heavier than the Poly/Spandex O'Neill uses in their "Hybrid" shirts. Both types of shirts are described as "Slim Fit", but the Hybrid shirts are definitely looser. This shirt is heavy duty and does an excellent job of blocking UV rays when you're in the water for hours at a time. In addition to UV protection, it is tight enough to hold a little body in cooler water.

*Note that this must be hand-washed. I use a bar of soap and rinse it out in the sink. I noticed some people complain about ripples developing in the shirt, which might happen if it is machine washed. I would also avoid buying a white shirt since algae from river/ocean could stain it (and it can't be washed in a machine).

I purchased this to use in Mexico for one week, during the recent hot weather. It performed very well in my opinion. I also loved how the wet shirt kept cool after exiting the water, until after it dried. It's saved me a lot is sunscreen, since I'm not applying any to my chest anymore. This shirt ran a little small for me; I'm normally a 40 t-shirt & bought a large size. It works, but slightly larger woulda made taking off the wet rash shirt easier in my opinion.

Lightweight, breathable, looks good

The size was completely wrong. As advertised these are supposed to be skin tight so as a result I ordered a size up. when it arrived it was massive.. Like 2 sizes too big. Still waiting in a refund for postage both ways and the item itself.

These shirts were very small and way to tight.

Worked perfectly to prevent any sunburns in hot Mexico summer sun during vacations. The fabric is very soft and this rash guard shirt is a bit looser than the usual ones you see on the beach (even if it was labeled as "Slim Fit" on the collar stamp).

I am 5ft9 and about 155 lbs; usually I wear size S or M for my shirts and I ordered a L for this to be sure I'd be comfy. It was a bit too large but worked out all right.

If you are on the fence about the size, order your true size; it will be a bit snug but not tight.

I bought a variety of sun shirts for a recent vacation. First, I'm glad I got blue as the white shirts stain with SPF. It's not noticeable with the blue shirt. Second, it's so freaking comfortable. Get it wet and it keeps you cool in the hottest weather (Dominican). The fit was right, well constructed and it's just nice.

Bought it for trip to Mexico. Used it everyday in the pool after a few hours of sun to prevent sunburn. Will buy another in different colour so I can have 2 when travelling. Do buy size bigger than you normally would. It was recommended in the reviews and they were correct.

I am surprised more people don't wear them. Lots of people burned quite bad, but not me. Nice tan at the end of the trip.