Reviewed by Gloria from San Bernardino, CA on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
I ordered this for my granddaughter who tends to sunburn easily...I applied sunscreen thoroughly before she put it on (which was a bit of a struggle--it is that tight, and I did order up a size) then, just to be safe, I've never purchased a rashguard before and from reviews I gather that they are supposed to be fairly snug so they don't flop around in the water or create drag. Once it was on, she says she felt comforable. The product says UPF50, so I only reapplied sunscreen once during her day at the beach but I did keep checking her skin since it was our first experience with the product, just to be safe. Everywhere else, I had to renew her sunscreen protection 3 or 4 times--always feel like I am applying more sand that sunscreen....No burn and she was able to play safely in the waves as much as she wanted without the customary time-outs under the umbrella! I'm very happy with this shirt--the only downside was a trace of very fine sand remained in the fabric even after two washings, so because of the light color, the shirt does not look perfect, anymore (a small price to pay, and since she gets full of sand within about 15 seconds of hitting the beach, this seems like no big deal). I would definitely buy this brand again (and I would like one for myself, too!)
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