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Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's

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Men’s 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. Loose fit for easy dressing.

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Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's is designed for Our team of designers has developed a UV-protection T-shirt that is perfectly suited to surfing in warm water, for sessions lasting up to an hour.

Men’s 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. Loose fit for easy dressing.

Irritation reduction

Reduces rubbing against the board. 1-hour sessions.


Loop to connect the bottom of the T-shirt to boardshorts. Support in waves.

Sun protection

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

Easy to maintain

The textile mesh prevents grains of sand from getting stuck.

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Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white 

Olaian UV Protection Short Sleeve Surfing T-Shirt, Men's,snowy white

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Perfect! Good product

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Good UV protection

Bought this shirt and went to multiple beach outings. It is cooling and great UV protection. Believe it or not, no sun burn this year! Really Happy with the purchase. Highly recommend!

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Brilliant colour!

Make sure you try it on in-store as sizes may be larger than you think, which will impact when you're in the water (i.e. you probably want to go a size smaller). Keeps you warm, keeps you from sunburning. What more could you want in something £3-4?!?

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perfect work shirts

we use these for daily swim sessions and are ideal for printing company logos on, last well

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great value

Great value

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First Timer Snorkelling

Was unsure between buying this or a proper snorkelling top but bought this as cheaper and fitted a little more easily as snorkelling tops are very tight fitting! It really helped me avoid sunburn on my upper torso/arms and was really good to snorkel in. Was quite a tight fit when wet so would recommend trying in store first. If you easily burn then consider something else like a snorkelling wetsuit with long arm sleeves (and possible leggings) as arms are still out for the sun to get.

Good product

Good , good price

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Swimming t-shirt

Worth every penny, prevented me from getting sun burnt on holiday this year when out swimming with my family

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Great for the pool

Perfect for my son who is 12 and has fair skin.

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It is very well priced and nice in colour am very


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Holiday Essential

Great for water sports and swimming if you are like me and have to be careful in the Sun Just watch out for the Sun cream as it can stain the t-shirt

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UV water t-shirt

Brilliant quality, brought them for my boys and they loved wearing the t-shirt. Made them feel more confident, size was perfect and was delivered within days of ordering, definitely recommend

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uv t shirts

very good quality items much better than expected for the price

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U wont get a better base layer for under a 5er

Great value for money, y just cant get a better base layer for under 5 pounds

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Great shirts, fantastic design

I've only received these shirts but already they've blown me away with the design features. It's the simplest designs that are the best, these shirts have a little strip of fabric that connect the labels to the back collar of the shirt so you can cut the labels off leaving a small piece of soft shirt fabric rather than the jagged edge of a label that will scratch your neck and drive you mad, excellent idea!! Also in the back neck there is a little built in pouch, made of the soft shirt material, that you can fold the shirt into for storage, again it's a little thing but what a fantastic idea. The shirts have a loose fit like a comfortable t-shirt so you don't feel constricted in movement, unlike some other skin tight swim shirts. Like I said I only received these shirts but already I'm impressed.

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Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic

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. Chlorine-resistant.

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 UVA and 98 % of UVB rays.

Reduced chafing

This UV protection T-shirt reduces friction with the surfboard or bodyboard. The loose fit of the T-shirt makes it easier to put on and is more comfortable when dry. Choose the fitted cut of the 100 or 500 top if you prefer comfort when wet or wear it under a wetsuit. Limitation of irritation has been proven for sessions of 1 hour. If you plan to surf for more than 1 hour, the 500 UV top will be a more suitable choice because of the seamless panels under the arms.

Support and stability in the waves

This UV protection water T-shirt has a loop at the front to attach the cord of your swim shorts to stop the top from riding up while you surf. This solution is recommended for sessions up to 1 hour. For more than 1 hour, we recommend that you choose the UV 500 top, which also has a drawstring at the hips to ensure better stability. Unwanted riding up of the top could cause irritation to the lower abdomen.

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.

Uv protection multi water sports 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.

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The product's environmental impacts are calculated across its entire lifecycle using various indicators. An overall score (ABCDE) is attributed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with one another (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon chose to apply this voluntary environmental labeling system. For more info:

What is the olaian brand?

OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURFING BRAND Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's surfing and bodyboarding 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.

Care instructions

Rinse in fresh water after each use. Do not leave to dry in the sun.

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