The O'Neill Men's Basic Skins Short Sleeve rash guard is one of the few short sleeved rash guards I actually recommend.
It is high quality, durable and very comfortable.
It's not as flashy as some others out there, however, many people will actually enjoy that.
Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough O’Neill Men’s Basic Skins Short Sleeve test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.
What We Like
- High quality
- UPF 50+ sun protection
- Great for beach days
- Accurate sizing
- Very comfortable
- No signs of wear & tear even after extended use
Reasons to Avoid
- Hand-wash to prevent crippling
- Won't win any design prices
- Got branding all over
- White version can be see-through
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In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.
O’Neill is a well-known swimwear shop and makes high-quality rash guards, wetsuits, and more.
Their O’Neill Men’s Basic Skins Short Sleeve rash guard is a winner in terms of both quality and skin protection.
It’s simply a very solid rash guard all around that fits comfortably and actually has a pretty accurate sizing chart.
Specs & Features
|94% Polyester, 6% Spandex (Lycra)
|Men & Women
O’Neill makes quality beach and swimwear and the O’Neill Men’s Basic Skins Short Sleeve is no exception. If you are light-skinned and looking for something to wear instead of having to put on 50+ sunscreen all the time, this will be good.
Frequently Asked Questions about the O’Neill Men’s Basic Skins Short Sleeve
How is the sizing?
The O’Neill Men’s Basic Skins Short Sleeve is a slim fit, however, not a tight or snug fit. That means it will feel like a normal t-shirt. It can help to buy one size up to make sure you don’t feel too compressed from it.
On the other hand, if you prefer a snug fit and are on the larger side, the sizing chart is accurate.
Do the print logos come off after some time?
The entire rash guard and all prints and logos are very well made. Even after using mine for over a year, it showed no signs of tear and wear.
Can it be worn as a woman’s shirt?
Yes, I know some women buy the men’s version to have a looser fit and it works for them.
Does it have a board short connector loop?
Nope, it does not.
Can I machine wash it?
Yes, it can be washed in machines and even be put in the dryer. However, there are some reports of crippling after doing so, which is why some people prefer to hand wash it.
Is it see-through?
The dark versions are not see-through at all. The white one is a little more see-through, especially when exposed to direct sunlight.
If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.
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