Play in the waves all year 'round.
Layer up with the Immersion Research Women's Thick Skin Thermal Rashguard. Whether you're a recreational paddler looking to weatherproof your setup or an aggressive boater looking to drop some stout falls in icy water, you'll be able to appreciate the Thick Skin's heavyweight, stretchy, double-sided fleece and chafe-free flat seam construction. The sun's always rough when you're on the water, too, so the Thick Skin has a high neck and 40+ UPF rating to keep you from roasting like a chicken.
- Double-sided stretchy polyester fleece
- 29% Greenplus environmentally-friendly polyester
- Flat seams
- High neck
- UPF 40+ rating
Share your thoughts
Would this be better to wear as an outer...
Would this be better to wear as an outer layer or base layer for whitewater kayaking a cold river during summer?
In my experience, this piece functions much better as an insulating layer if it's directly against the skin. Once it gets wet, the fleece holds some water, which heats up nicely from being in contact with your body.
I've definitely layered other stuff on top of it (a Hydroskin, for example) though, since it doesn't provide much protection where wind is concerned.
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