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Rapid Dry longsleeve top has a standard neck design and is cut in a stylish loose T-shirt design making it comfortable for in and on the water as well as for everyday casual use around the water.
Rapid Dry does not ‘cling’ to your body and impede movement like other watersports garments do. Rapid Dry looks great when worn wet or dry.
Unisex, 4-way stretch design for a wide range of fits from XXS to 5XL.
About Rapid Dry
Sharkskin Rapid Dry is a lightweight, breathable, fast drying fabric which is warmer and more insulative than cotton and nylon / lycra / spandex synthetic fabrics both when wet and when dry.
The stylish loose fit T-shirt design is super comfortable when worn by itself for all watersports but can also be worn layered over other Sharkskin tops for extra insulation and sun protection when needed.
Rapid Dry is ideal for paddle watersports, board watersports, sailing and many other watersports including white water rafting, multisport and adventure sports.
Rapid Dry Features
Rapid Dry is ‘infused’ and then ‘heat set’ with a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment. This method is more effective at shedding water and lasts much longer than traditional treatments.
3-D ‘rib-knit’ fabric construction for superior insulation properties.
Durable fabric resists deterioration in UV, saltwater and chlorine so the garment will last longer.
4-way stretch ensures garments are non-restrictive allowing a full range of movement.
Breathable fabric to allow body temperature regulation.
Non-chaffing seams for comfort during active watersports.
Odour resistant properties so the garment can be worn for long periods of time.
Hi-vis and non-fading colours available for safety on the water.
SPF50+ for sun protection to avoid skin damage and melanoma.
Designed to last
We source the world’s most technically advanced materials, create the highest quality design and utilize the best manufacturing techniques to create garments that are built to last.
At SHARKSKIN we are passionate about watersports activities and we care about minimising our impact on the environment. We use biodegradable and compostable packaging bags, minimise waste in our manufacturing and design long lasting products.
Sharkskin Performance Guarantee
SHARKSKIN garments come with a 2-year guarantee on workmanship. Excludes fading and degeneration as a result of excessive exposure to chlorine or sunlight. We guarantee SHARKSKIN will perform as advertised.
UNISEX FIT - JUNIOR SIZES ALSO AVAILABLE FOR AGES 4+
This is the 5th Sharkskin top I've purchased so that speaks for itself....fabulous garment for kayaking and well priced...I highly recommend to anyone who is an active paddler!
I found the shape very masculine , wide shoulders and upper arms, however I liked the garment so much I have decided to run it in a bit to fit me. The fabric is very quick drying and to colour great.
Light weight, well made, versatile
Great long sleeves for both the sunny and cold days and the colours had to the fun! Dry very fast and handles well washing. A great purchase, thank you Sharkfin!
Multipurpose top very comfortable and stylish
I wear my top every time I paddle either in it’s own in Summer or over my Winter gear for high visibility, UV protection and another layer in Winter. Our whole squad have purchased them and are a must have. They wash well and dry very quickly.
This top is great for when I go rowing in the cool mornings. Protects me from the wind & is a nice loose fit so goes over a t-shirt easily.
First of all the from the purchase to delivery
Experience was great and fast
It’s must be said it’s fantastic to see a Australian company producing by far the best high quality gear for all activities
The long sleeve fast dry rash shirt feels like silk it’s so light and soft my favourite purchase this year
FELIPE ALONSO DOS SANTOS
I get cold really fast andSharkskin keeps me warm and comfortable for my Winter SUP and Outrigger paddling making it possible to paddle long downwindsor distance paddling without worrying about getting cold. The nice thing is that I do not overheat when I’m pushing myself hard!
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.
I'm lucky enough in life to spend nearly 200 days a year out on the water in a kayak. Whether it’s throwing myself over a 10m waterfall, paddling a 60 kilometre stretch of coastline, or terrorising the local fish population, it would be fair to say that I spend a lot of time wet. When out on the water, I need clothing that will keep me warm, comfortable, and protected from our harsh NZ sun. Sharkskin ticks all of these boxes and I have found their product range to be an amazing asset to my kayaking. Long gone are the days of layering up with skunkyold thermals, as I would now consider my Sharkskin’s my ‘go to’ items. My choice literally comes down to what the weather is like on the day: a Rapid Dry top for hot days out on the ocean, a Chesty Vest for a high-intensity training session, or a Long Sleeve Shirt for winter whitewater. It’s all awesome stuff and as I say to my mates “if I can’t break it, then no-one can.”
NZ KAYAK TEAM
Early moriningwinter training on Lake Karapiroby the NZ Canoe Sprint Team, when they were in preparation for the 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships which were held in Poznan, Europe
Stand Up Paddling has you above the water, exposed to the elements and wind chill is always major factor. With Sharkskins products being 100% windproof I find the range boasts extremely comfortable garments that have the same warmth as a full wetsuit, but are more lightweight and offer increased flexibility, a must when competing in National and International Stand Up Paddle events. I choose Sharkskin for this reason and it never gets left behind when packing for my next surf.