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Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500

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Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500 is designed for sun protection when surfing and bodyboarding. Intermediate level. Water over 72°F. Anti-irritation for sessions up to 2 hours.

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. Fitted cut and drawstring for stability in waves.

Sun protection

UPF 50+ textile. Sun protection even when wet. Blocks at least 95% of UV rays.

Irritation reduction

Tight-fitting cut and seamless panels under the arms. 2-hour sessions.


Drawstring and loop at the top bottom to keep it firmly in place in waves.

Quick dry

Quick-drying synthetic polyester material.

Easy to maintain

The textile mesh prevents grains of sand from getting stuck.

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Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue 

Men's Surfing Short-Sleeved T-Shirt UV-Protection 500,galaxy blue

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Worth for money

Fits perfectly and good quality

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Nice store, good price

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Best T-Shirt for water-sports activities

I used it very comfortable on body, quick dry material with good quality. and yes its UP proof

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Light weight and comfy! :)

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PERFECTLY SIZED item for the immediate needs of my son

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Good value

Still ok after a couple of washes

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Very good

Very good size and fit, worked well whilst snorkeling in Menorca

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Good quality

Good job

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Excellent product and service

Excellent product and service - very pleased with Decathlon

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good product

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Good tshirt

I use it for swimming. I am a beginner and find these really comfortable to wear. I love the quality and the fit.

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Great Rashy

Love this rashy, would def recommend this product...good price too

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Warm top

Got this for pool as I attend a aquatrim in outdoor pool. Definitely keeps the shoulders warm being outside.

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Useful short-sleeved T shirt

This T shirt can be used for a day at the beach , surfing or swimming in the pool . It offers UV protection and fits snugly over the body thanks to the material used . Irrespective of using it in the sea or in a chlorinated swimming pool the colour of the fabric does not run . I thought that this product offered good value for money . Unfortunately it was available in Decathlon only in one colour black -- would have loved to have it in red or blue also .

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Swim shirt

Comfortable & stylish

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Main fabric

  • 85% Polyester cationic
  • 15% Spandex

How to choose your uv protection t-shirt?(part 1)

All of our UV-resistant T-shirts are UPF 50+, 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.

Uv protection even when wet

The fabric of this OLAIAN UV-resistant product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). This guarantees effective protection from the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports. The density of the textile fibers filters out UV rays, for long-lasting protection, even after washing. Caution: the spandex contained in the fiber may deteriorate in chlorinated water.

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.

Reduced chafing

This UV-resistant T-shirt helps limit rubbing and chafing due to contact with the surfboard or bodyboard. It can also be used under a wetsuit to limit rubbing, 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 2-hour sessions.

Support and stability in the waves

This OLAIAN 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.

Warmth and wind

The minimum water temperature recommended for the use of this UV-protection T-shirt is 72°F. Air temperature may increase or decrease this recommendation. Our thermal models (over 2 hours) are made of either fleece, neoprene or both. The presence of wind can have an impact that can be uncomfortable as soon as the wind exceeds 9 mph: In this case, choose a model with neoprene.

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 paddleboarding).

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 block, drink regularly, etc.

Surfing sun protection

What is the olaian brand?

OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURFING BRAND Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's surfing brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a UV-protection T-shirt and then on the same day test it directly in real practice conditions



Product testing

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.

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