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Kanu Surf Men's Short Sleeve UPF 50+ Swim Shirt (Regular & Extended Sizes)
Kanu Surf Men's Short Sleeve UPF 50+ Swim Shirt (Regular & Extended Sizes)
  • 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Machine Wash
  • Short-sleeve rashguard featuring raglan seaming and crew neckline

Kanu Surf presents our newest swim tees with a much looser fit than traditional rash guard for yet more comfort and versatility, Kanu Surf, a surf and swim lifestyle brand, is well known for great fit, function and colors along with high quality functional apparel for the whole family, All of our rash guards are quick dry and feature a UPF 50+ rating to block out the sun's harmful rays, Kanu Swim Tees are designed for surfers of all levels as well as the recreational athlete, They are ideal for running, swimming and working out as the fabric features wicking technology and helps keep moisture away from the body, They are great for trips to the beach or the pool as well as for lounging around, Matching styles for kids are also available so Dads and Kids can hit the beach scene as a team, Available in S-5XL

  • Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 6.9 x 2.3 inches
  • Item model number: 8077
  • Date First Available: January 31, 2013
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #2 in Men's Big & Tall Rash Guard Shirts
    • #2 in Men's Rash Guard Shirts

    I don't often give 1-star reviews on Amazon, but I found that this shirt did absolutely nothing to protect against the sun. I purchased two of these, a black and white one, before going on vacation to South Florida. Being cursed by fair, Irish skin, I liberally apply sunscreen to prevent sunburns. I figured I'd give this shirt a try because I always miss spots and it's annoying to constantly re-apply sunscreen. Well, after a day in and out of the sun, mostly sitting in shade, but swimming for a good portion of the day, I got an awful burn on my chest and shoulders, and ended up getting a sort of 'reverse farmer's burn,' that is to say, my shoulders, chest, and back -- every location covered by this shirt -- got burned, while my lower arms, legs, neck, face, etc., were protected by sunscreen.

    Uploading a photo. Carefully note how I only got burned where I had a shirt on ...

    For me, I'd say this shirt is worthless. It would seem that a regular t-shirt provides better protection than this shirt. Hell, based on my sunburn pattern, it would seem like wearing no shirt at all and just using regular sunscreen would provide better protection.

    Got this rash guard so that I could still go swimming in my pool without freaking anyone out. Freaking out you say? Yeah just came out of colorectal cancer surgery and am left with a permanent colostomy bag. This rash guard is just the right size to keep my bag covered and close to the body while swimming. I am not going to let cancer stop me from living.

    UPDATE: Two years later and it's still as neon orange as the day I first received it. And BTW, still cancer free Praise God!

    After reading many reviews and how they said it fits right or to small, I got nervous and second guessed on what size to even order for my husband. I even cancelled the first order as I thought I should order a size up. So, here are my thoughts on this shirt.
    1. My husband wears a medium shirt and is 5"7 and 175 lbs.
    2. I think everyone's body is different as to how a item would fit.
    3. The shirt fit perfect, but not snug as a lot of people talk about and how it should.
    4. Shirt on the sleeves fit like a normal polo shirt would look, it was a little loose around the arms. The main body fit good just not snug.
    5. Quality is nice and wash up nicely
    6. Haven't tested it in the sun yet as we got it for a vacation trip.
    7. Will try to update review after trip.

    Fits great, im 6ft 310lbs, i dont have a huge gut but i have one, and i also have man boobs have had em even a kid when i was skinny.. yea ill say it on here i dont care.. Anyway for someone who is self concious about them i got a water shirt so i can swim without people starring at me. I havent tested the shirt in water yet but the material feels like it wont stick to my skin making the shape of my body like a normal shirt would.

    I got 4xl and it fit great. I normally wear 3xl though. Based on the reviews here i got the bigger size.. Im glad i did, if i had gotten 3xl it wouldnt fit.

    So for anyone reading this review.. Get 1 size bigger then what you normally wear or you will be regretting it

    After reading a few reviews, I ordered a 3x long and a 4x (as others have done). After trying them both on, I found little difference between the two, so I placed one on top of the other and found the 4x may have been an eighth of an inch wider (if that) than the 3x long. The 3x was about 3/4ths of an inch longer. I grabbed a 2x cotton T-shirt I've had for a while (been washed a bunch) and fresh off the shelf it was both longer and wider than either of these new shirts.

    I found the shirt to be fairly comfortable and much, much better than a cotton T when wet. These shirts don't hold much water and therefore don't get heavy and all out of shape. I've toweled off without removing the shirt and was fine to sit around or walk back to the house. They seem to dry quickly and don't glue themselves to you when they're wet. If you've ever been in a cotton T coming out of the water on a cool, breezy day, you know you can sometimes get a cold wet surprise across your back; this is not an issue with this shirt, but make no mistake, this is not a garment for warmth. When dry, it's about like not having a shirt on at all.

    Fit awesome

    Because a number of reviews stated that this product ran small, I ordered a 3X (What I actually wear) and a 4X (A size larger) to make sure that I had one the correct size to wear on vacation. My order was shipped in two packages. The 4X arrived first, I tried it on - fit a bit more snug than a normal 3X fits me. When the 3X arrived I was going to return it, but my wife told me to just try it on. It fit exactly like the 4X. I laid the two shirts on top of one another, and although one is marked 3X and the other marked 4X, they are the exact same size - same length, same width, etc. So I'm not sure if the 3X runs a little small or if the 4X runs a lot small.

    Hubby is 6', 215 lbs and wears an XL t-shirt. This fits perfectly but for a swim shirt it is a bit big. He should have bought a Large but he seems to like it. I don't think it will be "too" baggy when wet but I personally prefer more form fitting when swimming. If you prefer more form fitting too then and you are these measurements you'll probably want a Large.

    Perfect swimming top for the larger gents

    Nice fit and cut

    Good Quality product

    I thought by the description that this was a 2-pack. ok, fine it turned out it wasn't. When you are looking through the Amazon list it says 2 of Kanu Surf.... But when you select the link for this product it no longer says "2 of Kanu Surf..." so I know better next time. I bought 2 of these shirts and swim trunks to go with it for my husband and expected free shipping but only got the free shipping on the swim trunks and not the 2 tops we ordered although they shipped together. They are tight fitting and see through even in the darker colour. When my husband finds out it was $50 for two tops plus shipping he will probably instruct me to send them back but if we keep them and use them in Cuba as intended I will post on the effectiveness.

    Overall, I am pretty happy with this rash guard. I have been using it for about a month now, and it's my favorite swimming shirt. Although the price beats some of the other brands (e.g. Speedo), the stitching is not as great as I expected. The common complaint with other branded rash guards is the stitching. After a month of use (roughly 3-4x per week of usage), the stitching on the right arm is coming apart. Other than that, I'm still pretty happy with it. Once the stitching is fully undone, the stitch that closes the cuff on the bicep / tricep will be undone. That's my only complaint.

    Very Good Quality material! I bought this for a Mexico (resort) excursion where I was doing a lot of snorkelling. It was perfect! No sunburnt back!
    The fabric is soft, comfortabe, dries very quickly, and looks good enough to wear into town or the hotel dining rooms.
    The fit semed a bit loose at first, but I prefered it that way after a few swims.

    I saw one of the posts where one person wrote that it was too rough to wear. That concerned me so I only bought one to try out. While it felt a bit rough when I first tried it on, after doing one Aqua Fit class, it softened up nicely and it is no longer a concern. Aqua Fit is twice a week and I've worn it for about a month now. One person wrote that it falls apart quickly but so far I haven't seen any signs of it breaking down. It does dry out quickly when out of the water and I can believe the write up where one person said it's like an air conditioner in the wind. Summer will be upon us soon and I plan on purchasing a couple more in different colours.

    I bought this shirt to wear as a swim shirt and a street shirt. I usually wear a large and I ordered a large. The fit is not as tight as the makers Fiji swim shirt and it doesn't have the high collar to protect the back of your neck. I've decided to wear it as an indoor workout shirt. For the amount of time I've wore it the construction seems to be ok.

    Got this for a trip down south ant it became my go to shirt in both the sun and the water. Worked against the sun as I didn’t burn even after spending all day outside.

    Fits well and is comfortable. Dries quickly. Will purchase more for my next trip south.

    Compfy and seems to be effective. Order a size larger than normal unless you prefer a bicycle shirt type fit.

    It's a decent shirt, fits all right, seems like good quality. I used it for swimming. As far as UV protection goes, I don't know if it is much better than a plain synthetic t-shirt. I was out in the sun a lot, and I didn't get burned, so I am happy.

    I'm on the cusp of small-medium and I ordered a medium, which fit a little looser than I was hoping. Otherwise, it worked great on our beach holiday.

    Fit was good, quality is surprisingly good, drys super fast what more can you ask for in a great swim shirt!

    This is great product. I've shopped in US sizes before so knew what to expect. Very decent product well made it seems. Going on holiday next week so will update if any issues. Otherwise very happy

    Just arrived in mail, fit is true to size, color Aqua is very pleasant. Its bright but not obnoxious. Quality is good. Im sure my husband will love it. Got it as a gift.