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I've found the Sharkskin range to be perfect for staying comfortable in even the worst conditions - whether out training for Coast to Coast, an AR race or simply a big mission it is brilliant both as an outer layer and as the insulating layer under a dry top. The most impressive thing is how warm it remains when wet and it's become a stable part of my kayaking equipment.
Elite Multisport And Adventure Athlete And 5 Time Winner Of NZ Coast To Coast Event
Sharkskin is all about staying warm and avoiding wind chill on and around the water. The Performance Top allows for that without the chance of overheating and keeping the wearer safe from the sun at the same time. New Zealand's weather can often expose us to four seasons in one day which the Performance Top deals with like no other product out there can. The compression material is extremely nice when I am paddling and makes my muscles feel great with firm unhindered support. Better still, the material is great to fish with and is perfect for activities like softbaiting which usually involves plenty of casting and working of the bait.
Kayak Fishing & Spearfishing Guide, Soft Bait Pro Fisherman, Fishing Writer, Marine Photographer
After trying a sample, our entire team has now purchased Sharkskin. We find the product of exceptional quality and perfect for protection from the elements during both patrols and competitions. Whether constantly in the water or in the boat exposed to the surf and wind, Sharkskin has become an essential addition to our team uniform. Not just to win races, but to save lives.
Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Inshore Rescue Boat Team Captain NSW & World IRB Champions, Scott Bryant
I love the Sharkskin kit. It performed brilliantly over the tworegattas we’ve used it for this summer. If you look at photos of the 12 Foot Skiff Interdominions you’ll notice that we were the only guys warm enough to sail in shorts! We layered PerformanceWear tops and shorts over the Chillproof garments; the combination was really warm and much more flexible than a traditional wetsuit. The Performance ‘compression’ gear allowed us to keep our PFD and harness enveloped and also provided protection from chafing during some hard sailing.
NZ 12 Foot Skiff Team
Our Sharkskin Rapid Dry tops were exactly what we needed for raft racing. Powering through rapids they repelled the water to keep us warm while competing, while off the water they dried so quick they became a great casual top for us to wear on the podium. The 50+ UPF also helped with the harsh NZ sun. Thanks Sharkskin for helping us look and feel good during the Whitewater Rafting world champs.
NZ Men's Rafting Team 2013
We need a garment that gives us some insulation and dries quickly when wet. The Sharkskin Rapid Dry product is perfect-not as cold as lycra or spandex garments and dries super fast keeping us warm when training or competing.
Bethalls Beach SLNZ Boat Crew
Over the last few months I've taken a huge liking to my Sharkskin Long sleeve top. For spring white water creeking/ scouting missions the Sharkskin long sleeve top has become my absolute go to. It's comfort and warmth has made the need for multiple smelly poly pro’s redundant. In an early spring descent of the snow fed central Otago Nevis river I was more than comfortable wearing only my sharkskin under my dry top. Normally this type of descent would demand at least 3 polypro's which restricts your range of motion in this class V kayaking environment. I would recommend the Sharkskin long sleeve top to any kayaker who is keen to have one do it all garment under their dry top. It is warm on even the coldest days and reduces the need for multiple layers.
I have been using Sharkskin for over 5 years. Sharkskin is my wetsuit of choice for warm water diving plus they make a big difference under a wetsuit in cooler waters. If I keep suited up between dives my Sharkskin is far more comfortable than my wetsuit with neither the chill or overheating of a wetsuit. My crew have been using Sharkskin for longer than me; you can't get a better recommendation than that!
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea
Emirates Team NZ during the 2013 America’s Cup campaign in San Francisco Bay. ETMNZ crew members wear Sharkskin to keep them warm during extreme sailing conditions.
Emirates Team NZ Crew
America's Cup 2013
My Sharkskin Rapid Dry top is ideal for big paddles. It's comfortable, light weight, aerated and provides UV protection. Doesn't hang off me when wet or annoyingly stick to me. Check their gear out-they really put work into each product.
World Record Paddler and Endurance Athlete, Founder of PACA Foundation