O'Neill Women's Basic Skins UPF 50+ Short Sleeve Rash Guard


  • Other Fibers
  • Imported
  • 1" high
  • 9" wide
  • Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended Product; UPF 50+ Ultraviolet Protection
  • Perfect For Surfing, Swimming, Paddle Sports, Boating, And Beach Days
  • Comfortable Yet Durable 6oz Polyester/Spandex Construction


Brand: O'Neill Wetsuits

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World-renowned O'Neill quality at value-driven prices. The Basic Skins offers U.P.F. 50+ Ultraviolet Protection with cleanly designed graphics and minimal seam placement for rash prevention.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 1 inches
  • Item model number: 3548
  • Date First Available: January 5, 2011
  • ASIN: B004I44KKK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,574 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #9201 in Women's Shops
    • #56 in Women's Rash Guard Shirts
    • #6 in Women's Diving Rash Guard Shirts

    I have 3 of these that I wear every time I go into the water for any water sport all year long. The fabric is a thin, durable synthetic material - perfect for wearing in the water in any temperature - either alone or under neoprene. I wear it kayaking, scuba diving, and bodyboarding.

    ABOUT THE SIZING: These are actually true-to-size for the intended purpose of the design. They are designed to be protective wear for your skin while surfing. If you are surfing on a surfboard or a boogieboard or if you are bodysurfing in large waves, you need your surf shirt to be a tight compression fit in order to prevent rash on your torso from the board. I am 5 ft 2 in and weigh 115 lbs. I wear a Small or an Extra Small for surfing. If you are not wearing a tight-fit synthetic shirt like this one, strong ocean waves push your shirt up your torso, leaving your skin exposed, resulting in abrasions from being thrashed against your board in the waves. HOWEVER, I also own this rashguard in a size Medium which I wear under my PFD when I kayak -- either with or without a layer of neoprene on top of this rashguard for warmth. When kayaking, my PFD and spray skirt keep the shirt from riding up if I swim, so the shirt doesn't need to be a compression fit. And when I take my PFD and spray skirt off, the size Medium is still form-fitting, but not so tight that every piece of cellulite shows as another reviewer mentioned happens when wearing the "correct" size.

    This is the best material - next to neoprene - for water sports. So, if you will be wearing this for casual water sports, then go ahead and order 2 sizes up for comfort as many other reviewers have suggested because there is no better fabric. However, if you are wearing this in waves, follow the manufacturer's size chart.

    Just got mine yesterday in the mail and I am pretty happy with it. The only thing is that I would 100% suggest getting a size bigger! I am always a small in tops but after reading reviews I decided to get a medium and I'm glad I did! I am 5'4 and 140 lbs with a cup size of 34B and the medium fits just right. If you are any heavier than me I would definitely suggest grabbing a large! I can't wait to wear this tomorrow to Ginnie Springs.

    I previously purchased a Medium, and it was a little snug, so I decided to buy this one in a Large. It was smaller than the Medium!! I put them up against each other, and the medium overlaps the large. Crazy. Quality control issues?? So frustrating.

    This rashguard's color was much more green than the picture indicated. But the sizing is the real issue. I bought one size up based on reviews and it is much too small for my daughter. She usually wears a women's medium so I bought a large. I tried this rash guard on my other daughter that wears girls size 10/12 and it was only slightly large on her.

    So either order at least two, if not three sizes bigger, or avoid this rash guard altogether.

    Same fit and size as the last one I bought. But I love this teal color so much!

    I ordered a size S (I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs) and it fits me snugly. But this style is meant to do that and it's what I was expecting. If you want more of a swim tee than a true rashguard, try a different style.

    I have to say that I love the O'Neill brand, well made, durable and comfortable. My one from last summer looks just as good as my brand new one. And it has kept me from getting sunburned, which is really the most important thing!

    I left a seller feedback, but couldn't find it to update.. When I first got my Light Grapefruit Short Sleeve Rash Guard, I was pretty upset that the color didn't look at all like in the ad. The shirt was a bright light orange rather than the muted burnt orange that I thought I ordered. Got a call from Casey immediately after I left a seller's feedback who apologized for the ad. She offered to help me with a refund. I told her I did like the shirt, but wanted the color that was advertised. If I could get that I would keep this one too. She looked but unfortunately did not have it at this time. Then she offered 30% off the shirt I already have! I took it and kept the shirt which fits really well. I'm 5'2, 118 lbs. and XS is def perfect. Amazing and I truly appreciate the call!! So changing my review to 5 stars for great customer service.

    Ordered seaglass based on photo and I wanted light blue. It was more green. Ordered live aqua based on picture because it was more green hoping it was a mix up. But no. Both were exact same color. Disappointed. Also runs small.

    I am usually a small or medium in tops, but based on the reviews I ordered this top in large. I expected to have a few millimeters of breathing room but NOPE. The top fits like an extra small. Unfortunately, I ordered it for a trip and did not have the option of returning it so I just wore it anyway. The material is nice and it could have been flattering if the sizing wasn't so messed up. Do better, O'Neill.

    Size: Accurate; Material expands slightly in water (no need to go for one size up);
    Fit: Tight performance-fit just as a second skin in water; Performance-fit is more hydro efficient than Slim-fit since it creates no drag at the neck or sleeve openings in water;
    Material: 87% polyester / 13% spandex; Light and soft; Comfort 4-way stretch; Easy to put on and to take off even when wet; No drag in water;
    Durability: No deformation after approximately 10hrs use in chlorinated pool; Much more durable than 85% nylon / 15% spandex blend.

    It's really small.
    I wear medium (60%) to large (40%) in just about any type of clothing.
    I ordered a large one to make sure it would fit, and it's way small. I had to squeeze my way in and out, and it keeps rolling up my hips.

    I took one star away because of the colour (in reality, it is more green-ish) ; but since I saw the other reviews, it didn't matter to me since that's the color I wanted. Also, I normally wear small t-shirts and the medium one was a bit tight. Great shirt though, good protection against the sun. It did its work !

    Fits extremely small. I wore it on vacation in Mexico and I truly question if it had any protection at all from the sun. I wore it once and at the end of the day, I had second degree sun burns. 2 weeks later, I am still peeling. Very disappointed. I've had a Bare sunshirt for 15 years and it still offers protection from the sun.

    This is a high quality rash guard that fits perfectly (medium). Not tight around the neck and long enough to cover belly button and small of the back.
    I'm 5"2 and 140 lbs.

    Fit is good. arms are very tight on my daughter she normally wears a small all other areas fit perfect except the arms.
    Colour is true to picture,very nice and shape is flattering. Fitted shape. Worked well to prevent sunburn and comfortable to wear all day on a boat.

    I will be returning this item. I ordered a size Medium and it fits super tight on me (normally I am a size Small). The high mock neck feels uncomfortable and is so tight to pull over the head. I had high hopes that this would be a comfortable top to wear to protect myself from the sun's rays. Unfortunately it is not what I expected.

    la couleur n'était pas la bonne et la grandeur pour un enfant.

    Great shirt good quality. Would say color is more greener then in picture.

    Grandeur comme prévu, belle qualité, très satisfaite

    Loveit! I usually wears medium size it fits perfectly!! I loveb Oneil they are so great outdoor product!

    La calidad está bien, pero viene muy ajustada. Utilicé la tabla de medidas y aún así la siento apretada, si hubiera pedido una talla más grande estaría excelente

    La couleur n'est pas la meme que celle afficher. Et faite tres petit.

    Bonne taille , de tres bonne qualité , la couleur n'est malheureusement pas la meme que sur l'image ... est vert et non turquoise.

    Beaucoup trop petit pour un médium. Idéal pour un enfant