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The 5 Best Rash Guards for Tall People 2020

Rashguards or “rashies” as the Aussies call them, originally designed to be worn by surfers have become an important gear for many outdoor and sporting activities.

Its importance is not far-fetched. They protect you from the harsh weather elements you would inevitably face as you sweat it out. 

You probably already know how handy they are… But where on earth to get one that fits your towering frame? Previously we covered wetsuits for taller guys and this week we take a look at rash guards/vests.

Hopefully we’ve taken the hard work out of finding the best longer length rashguards on the market with our top 5 picks below…

 

5. Raven Fightwear Rash Guard

As the name implies, Raven Fightwear was designed for martial arts fighters, particularly those in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

They come in different sizes, but tall people would find a “tall fit” for their long torsos and arms. They have a sizing chart to help you find a perfect fit. Asides the sizes, they also have a huge range of cool designs.

Features

  • Material: 80% polyester, 20% spandex
  • Four-way stretch fabric
  • Sublimated graphics
  • Rubber lining
  • Long Sleeves 

What I Like

Have I mentioned how much I love the designs of this brand? They have a stunning array of  designs. And the best part is they won’t wear off from washing.

I also like the rubber lining at the waist. This keeps the rash guard secure and fitting as you move.

What I Don’t Like

The only downside here is that this rash guard shrinks from constant cold washing.

Pros

  • Comfortable fabric
  • IBJJF approved
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

  • It shrinks after a couple of washes
  • Pricey

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Durability: 4/5   
  • Protection: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Price: 3.5/5

4. Sanabul Essentials Rash Guard

Sanabul Essentials is another reputable brand known for their affordable merchandise. It is one of the cheapest rash guards tall people can purchase.

Its sleek designs ensure you’re always dry. Giving you the comfort you need to perform at optimal levels.

Features

  • UV SPF 50 Protection
  • Fast drying
  • Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve options
  • IBJJF certified colours

What I Like

Many rash guards are likely to leave you feeling quite hot as you were them. Sanabul Essentials is different. With its revolutionary underarm mesh panel, it helps moisture escape from your body keeping you dry.

What I Don’t Like

It seems Sanabul compromised quality for cost. Their rash guards don’t fare too well under intense use. Many customers have complained that the seams at the wrist start to come apart after one use.

Pros

  • Suitable for multiple activities
  • True to size
  • Breathable and comfortable

Cons

  • Poor quality
  • Not for intense use

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Durability: 3/5
  • Protection: 4.5/5    
  • Comfort: 4.5/5
  • Price: 4/5

3. Fuji Baseline Ranked Rash Guard

 Fuji is a top brand in the rash guard industry favoured by MMA and Judo fighters. It comes in different sizes including large sizes for tall people.

The guard is made with anti-microbial fabric which reduces the spread of bacteria as you sweat it out. It also features a minimalist design with only the Fuji logo on the chest.

Features

  • Anti-microbial design
  • IBJJF certified colours
  • Long Sleeve
  • Soft underarm panels
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Sublimated graphics

What I Like

All the things you would expect from a quality rash guard – durable, comfortable, quality materials etc., the Fuji Baseline Rash Guard provides. However, what makes this rash guard stand out for me is the antimicrobial design.

As a person that sweats a lot, I appreciate this innovation. I do not have to worry about bacteria spreading all over my body as I work out or perform any outdoor activity with this rash guard.

What I Don’t Like

While the sizes range up to 3X large, they are not true to fit especially for taller people. You would need to order up from your original size to find one that fits. 

Pros
  • Soft and comfy material
  • Minimalistic design
  • Durable and comfortable

Cons

  • Not true to fit

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5   
  • Durability: 4.5/5
  • Protection: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Price: 4/5

2. Speedo UPF 50+ Short Sleeve Rash Guard

Short-sleeved rash guards do not provide the same level of protection from sunburns, especially for the arms. However, what it lacks in arm’s length, it makes up for in increased movement and a cooler feel.

The Speedo Rash Guard is enhanced with a Block the Burn UPF50+ protection finish to protect the skin from harmful sun rays. Guys who prefer their rash guards loose-fitting would love this.

Features

  • 100% Polyester
  • UV & UPF 50+ protection
  • Short Sleeve
  • Loose Fit
  • Quick dry
  • Hand wash only

What I Like

I love the quick-drying (sweat-wicking) fabric of the Speedo rashie. Whether it’s from sweating or coming out of the pool, the fabric would dry up quickly. So you wouldn’t have to worry about getting soaked for too long. 

I also like that it comes in a wide range of sizes that go up to 4X large. It’s unlikely anyone wouldn’t get a good fit.

What I Don’t Like

This rash guard stains quite easily. What’s worse? The stains don’t come off easily from washing. After some time, it could even get discoloured. 

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • True to fit

Cons

  • Lacks arm length protection
  • It stains easily

Ratings

  • Design: 4/5
  • Durability: 4.5/5
  • Protection: 4.5/5      
  • Comfort: 4.5/5
  • Price: 4/5

1. Kanu Surf Platinum Rash Guard

As a leading brand in the manufacture of swimwear, it’s no surprise Kanu has one of the best rash guards available in the market.

The combination of polyester and spandex makes it an effective sportswear. And affordable sun and dirt protection to wear on a surf or beach day.

Features

  • Material: 87% polyester, 13% spandex
  • UPF 50+
  • Long Sleeves
  • Different Colours
  • Machine Wash

What I Like

Since the Kanu Surf was designed with surfers in mind, it has a UPF 50+ rating. This means it provides the best protection under the sun. I’m not a surfer but when I’m taking a jog under the scorching sun on some days, I feel comfortable wearing this rash. Plus, it’s exceptionally cheap, for its quality. 

What I Don’t Like

Some users have complained that it is too tight-fitting, so they usually have to order a size up. As a rule of thumb, taller people should order for a size up.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Machine-washable
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • True to size

Cons

  • Fabric stretches out after a few uses
  • Tight-fitting

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Durability: 4.5/5   
  • Protection: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5
  • Price: 5/5

 

Looking for a great technique to take off your wet or sweaty rash guard? Check out the handy video below:

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