Ashleigh Baird’s love for the ocean runs deep, literally. As a free diver, she diligently trains to reach depths of 60 meters with one breath, sans the use of external breathing devices. She knows the right gear makes a world of difference on, in, and under the water. Read Ashleigh’s review of the Coolibar Quick Zip Rash Guard.
What are you overall thoughts on the shirt? This is a great rash guard with lots of extra features you just don’t see in other brands.
What activities did you partake in when wearing the shirt? Surfing and body surfing.
What are your favorite features? The built in thumb holes, they allow you to keep your hands protected, plus your sleeves always stay in place. I also love the shoulder pocket. You can actually fit an iPod mini with a waterproof housing in it and have your music going while you’re out on the water!
What are your overall thoughts on the fabric? It’s light, breathable and very stretchy. It’s a good combination of strength and softness.
Did the fabric meet your expectations? Yes.
Did the fabric keep you cool? Yes.
Did the fabric stick to your skin? No.
What do you want others to know about this shirt? This is great for in-water use but is equally well suited for running or any other outdoor sports, especially since it has the built in iPod/money pocket.
Please provide any additional comments you would like to share with us! At first I was skeptical of how long it was, but after using it I actually prefer the length to my other standard rash guards.
What advice do you have for other athletes who are debating about using sun protection? Any tips to stay comfortable/safe out in the sun? Preventing sunburn is critical to staying comfortable and safe when exercising outdoors. When you’re focused on the task at hand, re-applying sunscreen is often the last thing on your mind. UV protective clothing like the Quick Zip Rash Guard gives you an easy way to maintain a continuous level of sun protection, even after your sunscreen wears off.
Coolibar athlete Ashleigh Baird received free sun protective product for the purpose of this review.