Review: O’Neill’s Seaside L/S Zip Crew
As far as function goes, this rash guard gets the job done in style. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this rash guard is rated at 50+ SPF. Not only does this cute surfing and paddle boarding piece of gear protect from the sun, but its flatlock seams guard against rips and tears in the fabric. Furthermore, this product has seamless paddle zones, described by O’Neills as “an ergonomic undersleeve panel that allows for unrestricted motion and eliminates rashing.” Not to mention, its light-weight, quick-dry, fabric keeps you cool and ensures that you aren’t wet for long.
Design and Aesthetics ★★★★
Not only are the flatlock seams functional, they are also fashionable by creating sliming contoured lines along your body which will accentuate curves in all the right ways. The contrasted paisley prints also add to the sporty, yet sexy, look. The half-zip action allows you to bare some cleavage or cover the girls up when the sun is killer.
This rash guard is made to withstand anything water can throw at it. Furthermore, O’Neill’s is so certain their product won’t fail you, they’ve offered a 1-year warranty on their “workmanship and materials”. Also, as was mentioned before, the flatlock stitching protects against rips.
Priced at $46.95, this rash guard is a step up from some that may run you in the mid-30s but just as effective and aesthetic as similar products priced much higher. Not to mention, the limited warranty ensures that you’ll get at least a year’s worth of ware out of it, assuming you don’t beat it to death.
Because outdoor lovers like to back companies that protect the environment, it should be noted that, in 1996, O’Neill created O’Neill Sea Odyssey which is a non-profit initiative focused on educating youth about the marine environment.
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