Men's Surfing Short-Sleeve Thermal UV-Resistant T-Shirt 900 designed for sun protection when surfing and bodyboarding. water over 72°f. intensive practice. session length up to 3 hours (warmth)
UV-resistant short-sleeved T-shirt for protection from the sun, even in the water, and to limit irritation when in contact with the board. Fleece interior adds extra heat.
Reduction of irritation
Tight-fitting cut and seamless panels under the arms. 3-hour sessions.
Fleece lining. Better insulation from cold except when wet in windy conditions.
Drawstring and loop at the bottom of the top to help keep it firmly in place.
UPF50+ textile. Sun protection even when wet. Blocks at least 95% of UV rays.
The water-repellent treatment limits water absorption and speeds up drying.
How to choose your UV protection T-shirt (Part 1)
All of our UV-resistant T-shirts are UPF50+, i.e. they have the maximum level of sun protection.
The choice between them will therefore be made based on the length of the sleeves and will depend on what it will be used for. The constraints are greatest for surfing so we decided to build our range primarily for surfing.
For surfing, the choice will be made according to the duration of your sessions: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours.
How to choose your UV protection T-shirt (Part 2: According to the duration of the session)
1 hour: Occasional practice. You can choose between a loose fit (priority to ease of dressing and comfort when dry) or a fitted cut (priority to comfort when wet). A loop system to connect it to the shorts ensures the stability of the product.
2 hours: Regular practice. Comfort when wet is enhanced by the seamless panels under the arms and the drawstring which further increases stability.
3 hours: Intensive practice. Additional warmth to help you stay in the water for longer.
Warmth and wind
The minimum water temperature recommended for the use of this UV-protection T-shirt is 72°F if it is worn on its own. Max. duration: 3 hours.
This top is made of fleece which insulates from the cold and helps avoid shivering when you enter the water. Please note that the presence of wind will have an impact and can cause discomfort when wet, making you feel colder. In windy conditions it is therefore recommended to choose a top with neoprene.
This top can be worn under a wetsuit
UV protection even when wet
The fabric of this TRIBORD UV-resistant product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). In compliance with the EN-13758-2 standard, it guarantees effective protection against the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports.
The integration of ceramic particles directly into the fibers of the product provides durable protection over time, even after washing.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardized worldwide.
It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through.
To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVB and 98% of UVA rays.
This thermal top helps limit rubbing and chafing due to contact with the surfboard or bodyboard. It can also be used under a wetsuit to limit chafing, particularly around the neck and armpits. We have added seamless panels under the arms to limit irritation due to paddling movements. Our test protocols confirmed that irritation was indeed limited during three-hour sessions.
The Tribord UV-resistant top has a drawstring at the hips. This lets you tighten the top so that it stays firmly in place. It has also been designed so that the drawstring of your boardshorts can be attached to it to stop the top from riding up while you surf.
The polyester fleece textile is naturally quick drying. An additional water-repellent treatment prevents water absorption to limit shivering in case of wind. It also makes drying easier. The effects of this treatment will decrease after 5 or 6 machine washes; therefore to increase the life of the treatment, use a clear water rinse instead of washing with detergent.
Multi water sports UV protection T-shirt
Our UV tops are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers.
Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Behavior when in the sun
Although this T-shirt provides protection from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from the water, sand, etc.), heat, time of day, etc., must be taken into account.
Wearing this T-shirt does not exempt the wearer from adopting suitable behavior: wear sunglasses, wear a hat or cap, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, drink regularly, etc.
Sun protection guide
Developed and tested by our design teams in Hendaye, France. The components used for this product are laboratory tested to ensure the best possible quality and durability.
Main fabric : 91.0% Polyester cationic, Main fabric : 9.0% Spandex
Can be worn alone or under a wetsuit. Not windproof.
Rinse in fresh water after each use. Do not leave to dry in the sun.
Men's Surfing Short-Sleeve Thermal UV-Resistant T-Shirt 900 reviews