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The Sharkskin Chillproof sleeveless top is designed for water sports enthusiasts who need 100% arm movement but also require comfort and warmth. The design has large arm sockets and a low-cut neckline to protect the body’s core while still allowing maximum mobility for your favourite watersports and activities.
The sleeveless top is perfect by itself as the ‘go to’ Chillproof garment for every watersport and every occasion or teamed up with a Rapid Dry short or long sleeve top as a second layer for extra insulation for all paddle, power and board watersports. Also fantastic as a second layer underneath a wetsuit for scuba diving and snorkelling to take the chill off in colder water or in Winter. This ‘go anywhere’ top gives you all the warmth and protection you need, without restricting your movement.
MENS AND WOMENS CUT + JUNIOR SIZES FOR AGES 4+
Great for the kayak; arms free, body warm
Using it as extra warmth under 3/2 steamer on colder windy days. So far not had a real need as water is still quite warm but it feels like it will do the job and it feels great to wear. Doesn’t restrict movement.
Comfortable, warm and cozy, easy to put on and take off. Wonderful under my wetsuit.
At my age and Polynesian descent, I hate being cold! Optimal temperature while training and racing is vital for enjoyment and successful performance. I use the Hybrid Long Pants and Sleeveless Vest for the bulk of my paddle training, which is a combination of ocean surf ski, down river and white water. The major advantage I discovered with Sharkskin was that I am comfortable in cold conditions but I don't overheat if there is a temperature change. I have used it in many different ways, under my wetsuit canyoning, winter mountain biking and kite boarding. Sharkskin is wonder wear!
I’ve had a few paddles in the Sharkskin Chest Vest in some really cold and windy Christchurch winter conditions. I really like how it stays dry on the inside and the fleece type material is really comfortable against the body. It doesn’t feel like other ’wetsuit’ vests as it moulds and moves with the paddling action and doesn’t restrict me at all. You can tell it provides 100% protection against the wind and cold as I could not feel any draught through the material, and it holds my body heat in well too. To top it off -it also looks cool! All in all a great product that will keep me paddling through winter chill free.
Basically the Sharkskin comes out when the temperature is below 15 degrees... I wore mine the other day in Munich when the training on the Regatta course the temperature got to 12 degrees, and that’s the middle of summer over here. Yesterday we went into Munich and checked out the standing wave on the river where guys are all surfing in full length wetsuits, hoods and booties. I asked a guy for a couple of rides on his board and jumped in with boardies, a short sleeve thermal and my Sharkskin vest over the top. I was sweet -didn’t even get cold.